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Friday, August 30, 2019

Harvest Time


Dear beloved:  Pics  left, Dar es Salaam, 2018;  Ngozi, Burundi, 2016
Matthew 9:36 Then when Jesus saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, for they were weary and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd.  v37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is truly plentiful, but the workers are few. v38 Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth workers into His harvest."
Beloved, I have set out on the journey to Tanzania and Burundi, the Lord has called me, it is time for His harvest.  Notice the scripture says, "His harvest."  The fields are His, they have been given to us to tend and care for. I think back to the days of my childhood, helping out at the harvest on my grandfather and uncles' farm.  Scooping the wheat in hot grain bins! But no one complained, it was an exciting time.  We have an opportunity to bring in the harvest of souls in Tanzania and Burundi, it has been a fertile field for me in the past.  The word of God will not come back to Him void, but how will they hear without a preacher?  Pray about your part in sending forth the harvest crew to the field.  I still need travel money of $2,000, and now for the Burundi crusade, $2,500.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support, may the Lord bless you as you pray!
in Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3   Paypal @ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com    Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Get Wisdom


Dear beloved:  Pics, plowing the shamba with oxen; Zephaniah leading worship at youth conference at Busia
Proverbs 4:1 Hear my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding; v2 For I give you good doctrine; do not forsake my law. v3 When I was my father's son, tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, v4 He also taught me, and said to me:  Let your heart retain my words; keep my commands and live. v5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Beloved, I had the joy of preaching at a youth conference in Busia yesterday.  It was refreshing to see the young people hungry for the words of wisdom.  May God bless the generation to come here in Kenya, the leaders of tomorrow.  May they receive the wisdom of God, that they can lead the church and this country into a better place than it is now. Kenya is a young country, and is going through growing pains, but God has a great future in store for the people of Kenya.  Gather the Outcasts is here to help encourage these people, that the future Kenya will reflect the kingdom of God!  Getting excited also to be going to Tanzainia soon, for a five day crusade with some of Tanzania's finest worship leaders.  Pray for this crusade, September 4-8.  I am also stepping out in faith for a crusade in Kirundo, Burundi, the following week, September 13-15.  I am trusting the Lord for $2,000 for travel money for my team, and $4,000 for the Burundi Crusade.  Pray about your part in moving the kingdom of God forward here in East Africa.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3   Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kisii Report


Dear beloved: Pics above, Worship teams leading at Ogembo, Kisii Crusade
Acts 19:18  And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. v19 Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. v20 So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.
Beloved, we had a very good crusade in Kisii.  One hundred forty first time salvations, and many healings in an area that is about 90% SDA stronghold. One man gave testimony he had lost his hearing in his left ear, but the Lord restored the hearing when we prayed for him. I believe we were successful in chopping off the head of the snake of witchcraft and false religions in the area. Check out my facebook page for more pictures.  Our next crusade will be in Tanzania with worship leader Bony Mwaitege. It is going to be big, we are going to Mbeya, Bony's home town.  The dates are September 4-8, you can start to pray for it. Thank you so much for your prayers and support. If you have not as yet supported Gather the Outcasts Ministry, we invite you to do so as we take the soul saving message of Jesus to the nations of Africa.  God bless you!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3   Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Saturday, July 20, 2019

On To Kisii


Dear beloved:  Pics, Poster for upcoming Kisii Crusade; Ogembo, Kisii, 2018
Romans 10:13-15 for whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him in whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace. Who bring glad tidings of good things. 
Beloved, I am looking forward to going back to Kisii to share the good news of the gospel!  We are going to the same Ogembo district that we went to in 2018, where we had a great crusade.  We will be there for four power packed days, sharing the love of Jesus with the precious souls of Kenya.  The Lord's desire is that none should perish, that all should come to repentance and a knowledge of Christ.  Pray about your part in helping send a team to Kisii.  We are still $2,000 short of our budget goal. We have a team of pastors on the ground already praying and organizing evangelism outreaches prior to the crusade.  Thank you for your prayers and support, God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com  www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Time for Harvest


Dear beloved:  PIcs, Maize harvest at Living Water Farm; Kisii, Kenya upcoming harvest of souls
Mark 4:26-29 And He said, " The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself, first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
Beloved, it is maize harvesting time here in Kenya.  We are thankful for the crop the Lord has blessed us at Living Water Farm.  The grain is very good quality and above average yield, even while many parts of Kenya were suffering drought and impending food shortage. The harvest of souls is near as well.  Join us in sending a team to Kisii, where we will put in the sickle for a four day crusade beginning August 1.  If you have not partnered with Gather the Outcasts prior to now, pray about your part in joining the harvest. There will be an unprecedented harvest of souls in the days ahead, but we can only go into the field with your support and prayers. Even in the natural harvest, there is a need for money for combines, trucks, fuel, and labor.. So much more for the harvest of souls. Thank you and God bless you!
In Christ, Jim         Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654          Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

My Yoke is Easy


Pictures above: Zephaniah meets cappuccino for the first time; down to the river with Gladys at Living Water Fellowship
Matt 11:28 Come unto Me all you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest. v29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. v30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Beloved, to work for the Lord Jesus is easy work. The joy of sharing the good news of the gospel makes all the trials and tribulations worth the effort. Every day the Lord is the lifter of our head.  We had a great time with Brooke and Carrie, we will miss them..  They spoiled Zephaniah with cappuccino, and evangelized in the village to many muslims and other unbelievers.  All together they ministered to youth groups in six churches!  Gather the Outcasts is reaching the lost in many ways.  It is a joy to see young people step out in faith and minister in new ways.  The Lord loves it!  The rains are starting to slow, crusade season is coming.  Going to Kisii August 1-4 for a crusade, and Tanzania in September for a big blast with Bony Mwaitege and Tanzania's finest worship leaders.  Also have an opportunity to help a singer who is starting a business. She is an orphan girl who is raising three siblings, wants to start a salon to supplement the singing income.  She needs $1,000 for startup capital, pray about your part in boosting these kingdom projects.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal at www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com  www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Street Boys


Beloved: Pics, Brooke, Carrie, and Zephaniah minister to street boys; Making chapatis
Matthew 25:34 then the King will say to those on His right, " Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. v35 For I was hungry and you gave Me food, thirsty and you gave Me drink, a stranger and you took Me in, v36 I was naked and you clothed Me, sick and you visited Me, in prison and you came to Me.
Beloved, the love of Jesus knows no bounds, perfect love casts out fear. We were able to gather the street boys of Mumias, gave them sodas and mndazis, then fed them on the word of God.  What a blessing to be able to pray with them, to tell them Jesus loves them, to break off the chains of abandonment and rejection. Two days later their lean to sheds were demolished by city crews, what little home they had gone in a heartbeat!  Gather the Outcasts ministers the love of Jesus, the good news of the gospel.  Join with us as we visit the lost and lonely, along with the rich and famous.  God loves them all!  Thank you Brooke and Carrie, you have blessed us here in Kenya. Thank you for your prayers and support!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654       501c3        Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com  www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Friday, June 14, 2019

New Book Release

Dear beloved:  Order a copy of my new book, to be released June 17th.  Titled "Prophecies for America", it is a sobering look at what the future may hold for America.  If My people, will humble themselves and pray,... you know the rest.  We are in God's hands!  Click this link to see the preview and get order information.  God bless you, Jim


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Send Me


Pictures above: Brooke and Carrie, going to Bible study with Zephaniah;  dining at local five star, the 719 Hotel
Isaiah 6:8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, " Whom shall I send, and who shall go for Us?"   Then I (Isaiah) said, "Here am I, send me!" v9 And He said, "Go and tell this people, keep on hearing but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive. v10 Make the heart of the people dull, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and return and be healed."
This is what two young teachers from Kansas do with their off time, send me, Lord!  Brooke and Carrie are having a great time, leading youth Bible studies in four churches so far this week.  They also participated in a village evangelism afternoon, where two teams walked through Makunda village and prayed with over 25 households, including mostly Muslim families.  All requested prayer, some confessed Jesus as Lord!  If you have a desire to come to Africa to help spread the gospel, stop daydreaming, Gather the Outcasts has a job for you.  We are having fun spreading the good news of the gospel, people are hungry for it.
If you haven't picked up a copy of my latest book, "Prophecies for America", get one by clicking on this link.  Reviews are coming in, people like it.  https://www.amazon.com/Prophecies-America-Jim-Rowh/dp/1543966128/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Prophecies+for+America+by+Jim+Rowh&qid=1560521664&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0 
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Inc. Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Future of Kenya


Dear beloved: Pics  Zephaniah with neighborhood children on boda; Brooke loving on her Kenya child
Matthew 18:2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. (2-5).
Jesus had a special place in his heart for the children, they are the example for us. He says if we become like them, we can enter the kingdom of heaven. Any African ministry involves ministry to children, to the widows and orphans. There are so many needy children, just to think about the magnitude of it can be overwhelming.  We have opportunities for you to partner with us as we support the needy children.  Support for New Hope preschool children is $20 per month, helps with uniforms, maize meal, teacher's pay.  I also have four students who are orphaned, Stephen, Lucy, Faith, and Lonah, that I am helping get through secondary school.  They are all bright students and doing well in their studies. Their fees average $150 per term.  Pray about your part in helping these students, the future of Kenya, as they complete their education.  Without secondary school it is very difficult to get a job.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3   Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                 Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Deliver My Soul


Dear beloved:  Pictures, Bony, Zeph, and children ready to plant watermelons; five star dining at the Hilton Cafe
Psalm 116:1  I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications, v2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.  v3 The pains of death surrounded me, and the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. v4 Then I called upon the name of the Lord.  O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul! 
Beloved, we have been delivered of very hot and dry conditions the last few weeks here in Kenya.  There are places here in the country where there is no food or water.  Even some of the large cities in Kenya the water supplies have dried up.  But we thank God this week it started to rain, we are thankful for our God is merciful.  The spring at Living Water continues to flow, many villagers are coming there to fill up their jugs of water.  To have an abundant water supply in Kenya is life itself. Jesus talked about living water also, He said, " Whoever drinks of the water that I give will never thirst again. The water that I give will become in him a fountain springing up into everlasting life."  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the living water to the people of Kenya and East Africa.  I will be back in USA the latter part of April and May, if you would like for me to come share about the ministry, drop me an email and we can arrange dates.  Thank you for your support and prayers, God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Inc, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654      501c3       Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Friday, March 22, 2019

Fulfill All Righteousness


Dear beloved:  Pics, Stevo getting baptized in the creek at Living Water; Reception desk the crew made at Living Water Home
Matthew 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him v14 and John tried to prevent Hm saying, " I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?" v15  But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him.
Stevo, the former street boy, had resisted baptism for two months.  When we talked to him about being obedient to Jesus, we told him that Jesus Himself was baptized.  Jesus submitted to baptism to fulfill all righteousness, to be in right standing with God, and to prepare Him for obedience to go to the cross.  Some of the street boys Stevo lived with told him it wasn't necessary, but after praying about it for a couple weeks, he submitted.  The angels in heaven are now rejoicing!  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we take the gospel to the nations of Africa, as we preach, baptize, and teach all that He has commanded us. Last week at Living Water Fellowship we had nearly 50 people attend, glory to God!  God is moving in Makunda. May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Friday, March 1, 2019

Street Children


Dear beloved:  Pics, ground plowed ready for planting; Bony and Paul showing off table building skills
Mark 1:23 Now there was a man in the synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, v24 saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with you Jesus of Nazareth? Did you come to destroy us? I know who You are, the Holy One of God! v25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet and come out of him!" v26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.
Beloved, one of the new converts at the church is a twenty year old, former street boy named Stevo.  He has a heart to worship, even to write songs on the fly in the Spirit. His mind is a bit full of confusion due to the years of sniffing glue and eating garbage, but he is making progress in the kingdom.  We even introduced him to hard work this week, he helped dig the ground preparing for planting maize.  He needs your prayer that his body and mind can be restored and healed, and that he can become a productive soldier in the Lord's army. I also pray that his gift of singing and leading worship will bloom in the days ahead.  We are finishing up final details preparing for children at the Living Water Children's Home, making tables, cabinets, and shelving. We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we strive to make a difference in the lives of people here in Kenya and East Africa.  Whether in crusades, the children's home, or one person off the street, the Lord loves them all.  May God bless you as you pray!
Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3    Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                 Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Blood of the Innocents


Dear beloved:  Pictures ,Manyala, Butere Crusade poster, Feb 15-17; Living Hope Fellowship
Jeremiah 10:4 " Because they have forsaken Me and made this an alien place, because they have burned incense in it to other gods whom neither they, their fathers, or the kings of Judah have known, and have filled this place with the blood of the innocents v5 they have also built the high places of Baal to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command nor did it ever come into my mind."
Beloved, we praise the Lord Jesus that in Kenya abortion is illegal.  There are groups that are advocating for abortion here, but I have steadfastly preached in dozens of churches in East Africa that God blesses the nations that stand up for the rights of the unborn; that every single child, born and unborn, is created in the image of God. Isn't it amazing that in Africa where people are sometimes surviving on two dollars a day, they fight to keep their children and provide for them the best they can.  Partner with Gather the Outcasts as we boost children and preach the life giving message of the gospel.  Our mission here is about life!  Jesus said, "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."  Our Living Water Children's Home registration is moving forward, we will soon have children.  Pray also for the Butere, Kenya Crusade, coming in mid February to Manyala village. My heartcry is for souls to have life!  May God bless you as you pray. 
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3   Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com   or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                     Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Friday, February 1, 2019

Rich Young Ruler


Dear beloved:  Pics, Zephaniah leading worship at Living Water Fellowship; right,Bony and Paul painting
Matthew 19:16  Now behold, one came and said to Him, " Good teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" v17 so He said to him, " Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is God. But if you want to enter into eternal life, keep the commandments." v18 He said to Him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, "You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness.  v19 Honor your father and mother, and, you shall love your neighbor as yourself." v20 The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?" v21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."  v22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
Beloved, can Jesus really be serious that He wants us to sell all our possessions and follow Him?  For those of us from wealthy nations such as the USA, we can certainly identify with the rich young ruler, for we too, have great possessions. And sometimes our possessions control us, to the point we are robbed of the joy that we thought we would have if we owned them. Most people in Africa don't have the luxury of many possessions.  They live and fight for today. They have different burdens, such as finding money for food, clothing, or school fees.  Gather the Outcasts is trying to make a difference in the lives of people in Africa.  We share the love and joy that Jesus has for them, that their own joy will be complete.  They can have the mind of Christ to make good decisions, live a life dedicated to Him.  We want to care for the disadvantaged children as well, that they may have a chance at a better life while on the earth. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654     501c3       Paypal @www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                       Email:  pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Nairobi Terror Attack


Dear beloved:  New storehouse completed; All night kesha 2013, before Westgate Mall attack, Nairobi
Habakkuk 1:2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You not hear? Even cry out to You, "Violence!" and You will not save. v3 Why do You show me iniquity, and cause me to see trouble? For plundering and violence are before me; there is strife, and contention arises, v4 therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.
Beloved, news of the terrorist attack in Nairobi this week brought back painful memories of 2013 when the Westgate Mall was attacked in Nairobi.  I praise God that He had 200 of us stationed as watchmen on the wall at an all night kesha not far from the mall.  We were there on Friday night, then came back for an all day church service on Sunday.  The attack began on Saturday and went on for four days.  It's possible the Lord used us to stand in the gap for Kenya and help minimize the suffering, some questions we won't know the answers until we get to heaven. The Bible says that in the last days, perilous times will come. Men will be unloving,unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good.( 2 Timothy 3:3) We are here now!  Partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we stand in the gap for Kenya and other nations in Africa.  The soul saving message of Jesus is for all people.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501c3   Paypal @ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                       Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   Faceook.  www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Friday, January 4, 2019

Living Water Fellowship


Dear beloved; Pics, Living Water Fellowship, Kenya; view from hotel room, Bujumbura, Burundi
Matthew 10:12 And when you go into a house, greet it. v13 If the household is worthy,.let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. v14 and whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake the dust off from your feet.
Beloved, one of the greatest challenges to the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ in Africa is the rise and expansion of Isam.  How do you win Muslims to the Lord Jesus? One person at a time!  We have begun a new fellowship at the Living Water Children's home in Kenya, in the village of Makunda.  The village is about 75% muslim in makeup.  In just two meetings we have now had eight new converts.  We are baptizing them in the river down at the bottom of the shamba.  Zephaniah and I are copastoring the fellowship, we are going to the homes and praying for the sick and those in need. Pray for this fellowship to continue to grow and flourish, that the whole village will be transformed by the power of the gospel. As for the Living Water Children's Home, we are pursuing the registration of an existing ministry in Kenya so we can get the home registered and operating.  I am trusting the Lord for $3,000 for registration expenses, plus another $3,000 for beds and kitchen supplies.  Please pray about your part in getting the home up and operating.  Thank you for your prayers and support.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                         Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   Facebook www.facebook.com/jimrowh