Gather the Outcasts

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Be Merciful Unto Us


Dear beloved:  Pics, Living Water Children; children having lunch on the veranda
Psalm 57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. v2 I will cry out to the God Most High, to God who performs all things for me. v He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up.  v7 My heart is steadfast (fixed), O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.
Beloved, keep singing praises to the Lord until these calamities be passed.  The Lord is giving us a foreshadowing of the future. In order to participate in the economy, you must have the mask!  Cry out to the Lord, take refuge in His word and in the shadow of His wings.  This week has been an eventful week at Living Water Children's home.  We jumped from four to twelve children. If your heart ever desired to care for poor children in Africa, now is your opportunity.   Their stories are heart wrenching, some beyond belief.  One young girl was kidnapped on her way to school, taken to a large city and held captive.  She was eventually released and made her way to a police station, and from there given over to child protection services.  That is how we ended up with her.  Your partnership helps us care for these children with food, clothing, school fees, and medical care.  When you give to the poor, the Lord pays you back!  Pray about your partnership with Gather the Outcasts Ministry.  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

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Are We in End Times?


Dear beloved: pics, road to Living Water Children's Home; abandoned small trader's market due to corona crackdown in Mumias
Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. v7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. v8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. v9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
Beloved, we have had our challenges this week.  The main bridge at Mayoni over River Nzoia tried to wash out, causing us to detour over an hour each way to get to the children's home.  We prayed for the Lord to send angels to hold the bridge from complete washout, so far it is holding and the hole has been filled.  Then our Makunda road to the Children's home has turned to a quagmire, forcing another detour of many miles to get to the home.  This is Africa!  Are we in the end times?  We have famine now from locusts and corona lockdown, pestilence from the virus, and now over 100,000 people in the west highlands have been displaced by floods and mudslides.  Many have lost their homes, which are made of mud, and all their belongings. No earthquakes as of yet, but they are coming.  Jesus said, "This is just the beginning of the birth pangs and sorrows. See to it that you are not troubled."  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we share the peace given by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 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, May 6, 2020

My Times Are in Your Hand



Dear beloved: Pics, Entry gate at Living Water Children's Home; roof is on the new church
Psalm 31:14 But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." v15 My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.  v16 Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me for Your mercies sake. v17 Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave.
Beloved, we are living in unprecedented times.  The Lord is preparing all the people of the earth for a great awakening, a time of bountiful harvest.   Position yourself and watch the Lord work!  The times(our destinies, souls) are in His hands He is in control.  When the Lord told me to go back to Mumias to wait upon Him, he dropped two projects into the ministry with no striving. The opening of the Living Water Children's Home came to pass, and the construction of the new church moved forward with haste.  We will be ready to gather in the new church as soon as the corona virus restrictions are lifted.  I believe the turnaround for public gathering will come quickly; the virus has been crushed.  Those who wait upon the Lord and His timing, shall renew their strength, they  will mount up with wings of eagles. Pray about partnering with Gather the Outcasts Ministry here in Kenya.  We have many needs at both the Children's Home and the new church.  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

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Praise Defeats the Enemy


Dear beloved: pics, Orphan children at Living Water,  Living Water Church, trusses and roof going up
2 Chronicles 20:20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, 'Hear me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe in His prophets and you shall prosper." v21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: "Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever."
Beloved, the Lord answered prayers this week as we now have the first four orphan children in our care at Living Water Children's Home. This was a sudden blessing from the Lord that was an answer to prayer going back several years.  There are more children to come. Living Water home will be their home for now and into the future unless some family members can be traced and they can be united with them. We are having to up our game in all aspects to take care of the needs of these children, and prepare for more.  Meanwhile, progress on the new church continues.  This week we built and raised up the trusses, we are ready now to put on the sheet iron and finishing touches such as doors and windows.  When the corona restrictions are lifted, we will be ready to praise the Lord in the beauty of holiness as a body of believers.  "Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever!"  Pray about your part in partnering with Gather the Outcasts in Kenya.  Maybe the Lord would have you become a monthly sponsor of one of these orphan children.  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

Monday, April 20, 2020

Keep Building


Dear beloved:  Pics,  pouring the concrete floor at Living Water Church; ready mix at the job
Nehemiah 4:13  Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. v14 And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, "Do not be afraid of them.  Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses". v15 And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.
Dear beloved, it has been refreshing to get out in the fresh air and work every day as we move forward in the construction of Living Water Church.  We have faced opposition and many distractions, virus invasion and curfews. But the people have a heart to work.  This week we mixed concrete by hand from morning till night for three days, now the floor is finished and curing. I didn't know it was possible to hand mix that much concrete!  This church will be a testimony to the power of God as we reach out to the lost in Makunda village.  Next week we will be building trusses and putting the sheet iron on the roof.  When I was in Nairobi at the start of the corona virus invasion, I had a ticket to fly out to the USA.  The Holy Spirit told me to go back to Mumias, this would be the safest and most productive place to be through the duration of the virus pandemic.  Once again, the Lord has given me good direction.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we reach the lost in Kenya and East Africa. Pray about your part in seeing the good plans of the Lord come to pass.  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

Friday, March 20, 2020

Mwanza Crusade


Dear beloved:  Pics, left, Daniel and Julia firing up the worship; Church choirs sang for two hours on Sunday
Genesis 1:26  And God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. v27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.
Beloved, it is a joy to minister in places like remote Tanzania, where people still have the childlike faith untainted by the modern world.  We had a successful crusade in Buserere, in Mwanza district on the south shore of Lake Victoria.  We had over 200 salvation decisions, plus many thousand who came forward for prayers for healing and deliverance. All this in a place where Islam is the dominant religion  Many were delivered from the curses of witchcraft; in fact they did not run away from the Lord, they ran to Him.  Many children also came forward to make salvation decisions.  One of the worship leaders, brother Daniel from Mwanza, had two boys about eight years old, who danced and led worship with him.  They danced like David danced, a sight to behold!  All the children in the crowd loved to watch them. The gospel is still the good news, people in Tanzania are hungry for the bread of life!  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the gospel to the nations of Africa.  Thank you so much 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

In the Secret Place


Dear beloved:   pics, children at Living Water Children Center; praying around perimeter of new church site before construction
Psalm 91:1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty. v2 I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." v3  Surely, He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.  v4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. v5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day. v6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
Beloved, God is putting on the pause button for all mankind across the earth.  It is time to pray and ask the Lord to deliver us from the perilous pestilence. In God we place our trust.  Do not let fear reign in your heart.  No fear of the corona virus, no fear of the economic setbacks that may come as a result.  Give praise to Him, for He is in control, so cry out to Him!  The faith to move mountains will also move this virus mountain into the sea.  We can work to develop vaccines, we can wash hands and isolate, but in the end it is prayer that will triumph. Here in Kenya, we are keeping busy working on the construction of a new church building near our Living Water compound.  We thank God for the provision to start the work and keep people busy.  Pray about your part in partnering with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we complete the work of the building as God has appointed us to do.  We want this church to shine all over Makunda village, so many will come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Walk in the Spirit


Dear beloved:  Pics above, upcoming crusade in Mwanza, Tanzania Feb 27- Mar. 1;  Redi mix concrete at Living Water     
Galatians 5:16  But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh. for they are contrary (war against) each other, to keep you from doing the things that you want to do. v18  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Beloved, we are teaching at the church and the midweek fellowship about walking in the Spirit.  How to live a Spirit filled life and have your walk line up with your talk. Walking in the Spirit involves three disciplines; 1. Everyday communication with God through prayer, 2. Everyday hear from God through reading of His word, 3. Consistent fellowship with other believers in the body of Christ. Just as in America, many Kenyans are too busy for the three disciplines.  They are given to the 24/7 pursuit of trying to make ends meet. We are praying for a new generation of leaders here who will answer the call of God in their life, and they will become model Kingdom as well as Kenyan citizens.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the good news of the gospel to the nations!  Next up, Mwanza, Tanzania, where we have a pastor's association on the ground working to get everything in place for a great crusade.  Keep the crusade and safe travel for my team lifted up in your prayers.  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, January 29, 2020

Jesus is Coming


Dear beloved;  pics, Poster for upcoming Mwanza, Tanzania Crusade; baptisms at Living Water church
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. v3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!", then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
Beloved, when thieves try to enter your house or your compound, they don't call ahead and let you know when they are planning to come.  They take advantage of the weaknesses in your security, then show up at a time you least expect.  So it is when Jesus comes back to gather up the saints.  Many people are comfortable calling themselves a Christian, but they have little zeal for the Christian walk.  They don't want any part of sacrifice, persecution, or spiritual warfare.  If you love the Lord Jesus, you will deny yourself, pick up your cross and carry it daily!  After a million mosquito bites and day and night warfare, it is easy to say, its not worth the cost.  But Jesus gave it all, all to Him we owe.  Tanzania here we come, back to the fertile harvest fields for another great crusade.  Pray with us and support us as we go where the Spirit leads to bring in the Lord's harvest.  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

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Signs From Heaven


Dear beloved:  pics, locust swarms invade Kenya; squash and cucumbers at Living Water Farm
Exodus 10:4 Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. v5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth; and they will eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree that grows up to you out of the field. v14 And the locusts went up over the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them.
Beloved, two of the plagues of Egypt descended upon Kenya last week.  Two giant hail stones fell on Kinangop in Nyandurua County, and they were so large the residents called them "ice blocks from heaven".  Each block was four feet in diameter and weighed hundreds of pounds.  That incident was followed by a locust invasion in several counties of Northeast Kenya, where millions of locusts have started to devour vegetation. In Mandera county alone, 12,000 square kilometers of land have been infested in about one week.  Just as the Lord was sending signs to Pharaoh so that he would let the children of Israel go, the Lord is also sending signs to Kenya to seek the Lord and turn from our wicked ways.  Join me in praying for Kenya, that we cry out to the Lord, repent of our sins, and ask the Lord to heal our land. In a recent dream last year, the Lord showed me famine may be on the horizon for Kenya, and I believe this locust invasion may be a confirmation of that.  Pray with me that it does not come to pass, that the Lord will protect His children here.  Thank you for your prayers and support, may God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654      501c3       Paypal@www.pureprairie@hotmail.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com     Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com         www.facebook.com/jimrowh     

Monday, January 6, 2020

Meditate on the Book


Dear beloved: pics, giving out chapatis to street boys with Zephania; downtown Mumias, Friday market day
Joshua 1:8  The Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. v9 Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Beloved, when you meditate on the Book, the Holy Spirit will lead you into places you may may never have thought of going.  That is when you need to be strong and of good courage, so that you can step forward with boldness and take territory for the kingdom of God.  God has expanded our territory in Makunda village for His kingdom, we just recently purchased a piece of property to build a much larger church.  The place we are meeting in the children's home is much too small for our growing congregation.  We will be starting construction within a month or so, if you would like to make a donation for the new church, designate as you give.  The budget for the new Living Water Church is $10,000.  Thank you for your prayers and support.  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