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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Me and My House

 

Dear beloved: Pics, Aaron and Kaley with Children at Funday; Lining up the children for lunch

Joshua 24:14 "Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord!  v15  And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

Beloved, we take great delight in hosting visitors here at the Living Water Children's Home and Church in Kenya. Friends Aaron and Kaley are here this week, they came all the way from Kansas to help us minister to the children and people of the village. Today they were able to share Bible stories with 125 village children, many of whom are from families of other religions, and many of whom do not get a good meal every day. We give them both spiritual food and a great meal, then teach them the Word of God. We finish the day with some rousing football games, then send them on their way full of joy. Can two young people impact the lives of ordinary people in the far away places in Africa?  Yes, and only God knows the impact of their visit as many of these children will make decisions to follow Jesus in the days ahead. Also,as newlyweds, they are making a declaration, "As for me and our house, we will serve the Lord!"  Can you speak that with conviction over your household today?  If a ministry  trip to Kenya would be of interest to you in the coming year, contact me through email and we will see what we can get set up for you. All travel restrictions have now eased, so it is time to shake the nations with the gospel of Jesus.  May God bless you as you pray! 

In Christ, Jim     Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

A Child is Born

Dear beloved: Pics, new dining hall/conference room at Living Water;  Mbeya, TZ Crusade

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. v7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice, from that time forward and forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 

Beloved, the names given to our Lord and Savior speak of His nature as our Lord and Savior, as well as our Shepherd as born again believers.  He is all that and more.  He is lowly and gentle, humble in heart, and He will give rest to your weary soul.  I am thankful for the many prayer warriors and supporters the Lord has brought to Gather the Outcasts Ministry.  Without you we would not be able to accomplish what we do here in Africa.  Without the zeal of the Lord of hosts we would not have the desire in the first place, but when we grow weary, we know the Lord will sustain us. Nothing we do is without battle.. Even this day, Christmas eve, a former muslim who had been in a car wreck came to the church for prayer and ended up giving his life to the Lord. We are finishing up the dining hall/conference room (above picture) the day before Christmas, may God be glorified in this place as we serve meals to the public and also have a great meeting room. May the work of our hands bring increase to His government in Kenya.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support.  I pray you all have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family, as well as a safe and prosperous New Year 2023.  God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3    Paypal@ www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts  or www.gathertheoutcasts.com    Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com                  www.facebook.com/jimrowh      www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Wedding

 

Dear beloved: pics above, Bony and Elizabeth wedding, worship team, the bride and groom prepare to make vows

Rev. 19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."  v8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.  v9 Then he said to me, " Write: Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!"  And he said to me, "these are the true sayings of God."

Beloved, God cares very much about earthly weddings and marriage, because it is the picture of Jesus Christ the Bridegroom, and His bride the church of the Living God. We were very happy to host the first wedding in Living Water Church of Makunda for Bony and Elizabeth.  Bony is one of our pastors, and also serves at the children's home as caretaker.  What an event it was!  About 200 people packed into the church for hours of praise and worship, preaching, and then the official service where they spoke their vows to each other and presented the rings.  Our Lord Jesus is coming back some day to gather up the church and take them to heaven where they will dine with him at the marriage supper of the Lamb.  Will you be among those who are seated at the tables with all the saints of old and the born again believers of this generation?  Praise God if you know you will be there on that day.   We invite you to make a year end donation to help Gather the Outcasts Ministry take the good news of the gospel to the nations, one village and one family at a time.  May God bless you as you pray1

In Christ, Jim    Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks.67654  501c3    Paypal @ www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts  or www.gathertheoutcasts.com    Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com                 www.facebook.com/jimrowh     www.jimrowh.blogspot.com 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Living Water

Dear beloved: Pics, Banana plantation with soybeans intercrop; Living Water spring

John 4:10 Jesus answered the Samaritan woman, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, "Give Me a drink,"  you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water." v13 and Jesus answered her again and said, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, v14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. The water that I shall give him will become in him the fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

Beloved, when I need a reminder of the everlasting nature of God, I go out to the Living Water spring and get a good drink and sit and relax beside it.  It keeps pouring forth beautiful, clear, drinkable water day after day, year after year.  Water is life, it nourishes our children, crops, and livestock.  We also share it with the villagers in the area, they can have all they want at no charge. Jesus told the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well, there is water that brings everlasting life, and once you have it, you will never thirst again. He then proceeded to prophesy to the lady, told her details of her personal life that she knew only God could know.  Before the conversation was over, Jesus told her that the one she was talking to was the Christ, the Messiah.  We named the children's home and church Living Water, we wanted to promote our ministry message as the gift of God that springs up to eternal life.  What more could we have to offer?  We invite you to partner with us as we take the soul cleansing message of the gospel to a dry and thirsty land.  Pray about your part in making an impact with a year end gift that will live on for all eternity.  May God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jim    Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3   Paypal@www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts  or    www.gathertheoutcasts.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com     www.facebook.com/jimrowh    www.jimrowh.blogspot.com 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Arusha Crusade

 

Dear beloved: Pics, Singers at Arusha Crusade; preaching the word

Isaiah 41:17 The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none. Their tongues fail for thirst. I, the Lord, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. v18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. 

Beloved, we had a good cruade in Arusha, TZ, for four days we plowed and broke up the hard ground.  Arusha is a center for tourism and also a center for other faiths, so it was not easy reaping the harvest.  In the end the Lord's word does not come back to Him void.  We had many salvation decisions, and some great testimonies of healing and deliverance. Many more were set free of witchcraft demons and mental torment.  Possibly the greatest breakthrough came on Sunday, the final day of the crusade.  It had been extremely dry around Arusha, and all over Masai land of Tanzania and Kenya. I spoke on the first day, "It will rain during the crusade."  Sunday it started to rain just as the crusade was ready to start, and it rained hard for an hour, then slowly began to clear.  We were able to have a shortened program with the crowd standing and dancing in the mud.  May the Lord be glorified in all kinds of weather.  But everyone was very thankful for the rain, and it rained again on Monday, and followed us all the way to Nairobi. The Lord opened up the skies over Masai land that has been in the grip of extreme drought and famine.  Pray for the Masai and for those who received salvation at the crusade.  Thank you for your prayers and support.!  You can see more pictures at my facebook link,   www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

In Christ, Jim               Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654              501c3    Paypal@www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts    or www.gathertheoutcasts.com    Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh     www.jimrowh.blogspot.com 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Mountain of the Lord

 

Dear beloved: pics, Arusha, TZ, Crusade poster; elephants in front of scenic Mt. Kilimanjaro

Micah 4:1 And it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it.  v2 Many nations shall come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths."  v6 "In that day," says the Lord," I will assemble the lame, I will gather the outcast, and those whom I have afflicted. v7 I will make the lame a remnant, and the outcast a strong nation, So the Lord will reign over them in Zion, from now on and forever."

Beloved, we are excited to be going to Arusha, TZ, this coming week for a four day crusade.  Arusha is a beautiful city that sits at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at over 19,300 feet in elevation.  It is a gateway for many tourists who come to climb the mountain, and also a gateway to the Serengeti Plain, the wildlife corridor that stretches from central Tanzania up into the Masai Mara in southern Kenya. Millions of wildebeest, zebra, impala, buffalo and other wild animals migrate through this corridor every year looking for fresh grass to sustain themselves and their newborns.  We are going for a different purpose as the Lord has opened a door for us to preach the gospel and bring in the harvest of souls.  Pray with us that we will have a successful crusade, and that many who don't know Jesus will have a personal encounter with Him. You can be a part of this crusade if you would like to send a donation to help support the evangelists and pastors who are on the team to host this crusade.  In addition, we have significant travel expenses for those of us coming from Kenya.  Pray about your part, God is moving in Tanzania!  May God bless you as you pray. 

In Christ, Jim     Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654     501c3    Paypal@ www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts   or  www.gathertheoutcasts.com    Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com                www.facebook.com/jimrowh     www.jimrowh.blogspot.com 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Our Reedmer

 

Dear beloved: pics, sister Eliza baptized into Jesus; mass salvations in Ngozi, Burundi Crusade

1Peter 1:18 Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, v19 but with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. v20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, v21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Jesus from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

When God created Adam from the dust of the earth, and then Eve from Adam's rib, He placed them in a garden of perfect bliss and peace.  They had all the provision they would ever need without striving for it. He also placed a barrier between Himself and them, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  He told Adam, "all the trees of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for if you eat of it, you shall surely die."  Did God know that Adam and Eve would sin and lead us into the fallen world?  Yes, He knew.  Peter tells that Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world to be our precious Redeemer. God always had a plan in place to bring fallen man back to Him, a way whereby we can overcome the evil of this fallen world.  As we prepare for our crusade in Arusha, Tanzania, Nov. 10-13, pray for us and and also pray about your part in helping send our team of evangelists and pastors to bring in the harvest. You don't need to come to Tanzania, though you are welcome, but you can be a part of the story by financially supporting the ministry. If you can't go, send!  May God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jim    Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654    501c3    Paypal@www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts   or  www.gathertheoutcasts.com    Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh     www.jimrowh.blogspot.com

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Dear beloved;  pics, Buddy at local diner;  Zeph and Bony teaching children at Children's Fun Day

Psalm 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. v15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. v16 Your eyes saw my substance being yet unformed. And in Your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.  v17 How precious are Your thoughts to me, O God!  How great is the sum of them!

We place a high priority on the teaching and nurturing of the children God has placed in our care. In addition to the 25 children we now have in the Living Water Children's Home, we also have a Children's Funday every other Saturday.  We have been doing this for a couple years now, and we routinely feed 125 or more children.  We also teach them how valuable they are in God's sight, that they are uniquely created and God knows each and every one of them, and has a wonderful plan for their life.  Many of the children are from muslim families in Makunda village, so these words are very new and exciting to them.  We want them to hear the good news of the gospel, while their little hearts are open and not stained and hardened by the harsh life here in Kenya.  With your help we can expand this fun/feeding day to other locations here around Makunda.  We also have plans to build a primary school on the land next to the children's home.  Pray with us that we can purchase one more parcel of land needed, and that we can quickly raise the funds to build the school.  Jesus said, "With the faith of a mustard seed, you can pray and mountains will be moved into the sea."  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we move the kingdom of God forward here in Kenya and East Africa.  With God nothing is impossible!  May God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3   Paypal@ www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts  or www.gathertheoutcasts.com        Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com                   www.facebook.com/jimrowh   or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  

Saturday, October 8, 2022

My Yoke is Easy

Dear beloved:  Pics, Mbeya, TZ Crusade; Baptism at Living Water Church, Kenya

Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and 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 weary souls. v30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Beloved, one of the signs of the end times is that Christians will be persecuted and be hated by all nations for Jesus name's sake.  I never imagined persecution of Christians would ever take place in America, I found the whole idea a bit incomprehensible.  And yet we see it happening more and more with each passing day.  The invitation by Jesus to come unto Him is especially appropriate now.  People are full of fear, anxiety, and distrust.  Jesus said, "You can trust Me, I will carry your burdens for you."  That is a welcome thought to settle our anxiety.  God's word is settled in heaven.  Faith is simply trusting God, and trusting that the words spoken in the Bible are true.  Are you anxious, weary, and dreading the news each day?  Put your trust in Jesus, you will find rest for your soul. The good news of the gospel is the hope for all mankind, the hope that does not disappoint.  When we share the good news with people here in Africa, they respond.  They also respond when we show them acts of kindness, build them a house, or give them a meal or cup of water in Jesus name.  You can be a part of that with your generous support of this ministry. We have two special needs children in particular who need leg braces, wheel chairs, and instruction at a school for disabled children. They are needing your help so they can be productive members of society.  Pray about your part in supporting Gather the Outcasts work here in Africa. We would love to hear from you today, may God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jim        Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654          501c3            Paypal@ www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts   or www.gathertheoutcasts.com    Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com                 www.facebook.com/jimrowh   or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Kenya Miracle Election

 

Dear beloved: pics above; Living Water Church building mud house for member; Pres. William Ruto campaign

Job 33:14  For God may speak in one way, or in another, yet man does not perceive it. v15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, v16 Then He opens the ears of men and seals their instruction. v17 In order to turn man from his deed, and conceal pride from man, v18 He keeps back his soul from the Pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

Beloved, Kenya just finished a contentious election cycle with the election of President William Ruto, the first ever evangelical Christian to be elected in this country.  His campaign slogan was "Hustler Nation", and his symbol was the yellow wheelbarrow, signifying the bottom up economic model to lift up the working men and women of Kenya.  We give thanks to God for a very peaceful election, and for this man William Ruto and his wife, Rachel.  In October 2021, the Lord gave me a dream and showed me a man pushing a wheelbarrow, with a large, shiny red tomato in the wheelbarrow.  It was the Grand Prize tomato of the County Fair.  At Living Water Church we also believe in getting our hands dirty for the kingdom.  As you can see in the picture above, we finished a mud house for our church member, Isaac, on the same day as the inauguration of President Ruto.  A great day for Isaac and for the nation of Kenya.  Stand with us as we build the kingdom here in Kenya, with work projects, preaching the gospel, caring for the widows and orphans.  Pray about your part in helping us here in Africa!  May God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jim    Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3   Paypal@ www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts  or www.gathertheoutcasts.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com                    www.facebook.com/jimrowh    www.jimrowh.blogspot.com