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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A Child is Born

 

Dear beloved: Pics, Living Water Children's Home in Kenya; Crusade in Tanzania, 2020

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is Born, Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Price 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, even forever.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 

Beloved, as well as referring to Himself as the Son of God, Jesus also referred to Himself as the Son of Man.  He did that because He wanted to show that when He was on the earth, He represented all humanity, our strengths, weaknesses, temptations, our daily struggles.  He knows every detail of our lives, for He has lived it and overcame the the ways in which we fail.  He even overcame the sting of death, and took that victory away from the evil one. When man was created in the image of God, God knew from the beginning of time that man would have the opportunity and propensity to fail.  Adam's fall did not take Him by surprise.  That is why from the beginning, God also had a plan of redemption, and that plan included sending His very own Son to come to earth to save us from our sins. Some say we should not celebrate the birth of our Lord, I disagree.  If we celebrate the birthdays of ourselves and our own children, as weak and frail as we may be, should we not also celebrate the birth of the One who died to set us free, the very only Begotten Son of God?  The children at Living Water Children's Home, and every person on the earth including the thousands who come to the crusades, deserve a chance to discover their calling and fulfill their destiny.  With God's help and plan of redemption, that mission is possible.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we take the message of hope to a lost and dying world.  Your prayers and contributions make it possible. Thank you for your prayers and support!  Merry Christmas! 

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

Man of Valor!

Dear beloved: pics, Millicent in the new duka shop; All night kesha at Living Water Church to ring in New Year

Judges 6:11 Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. v12 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, and said to him, "The Lord is with you, mighty man of valor!" v13 Gideon said to him, "O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about saying, "Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?  But now the Lord has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

Beloved, the children of Israel were so tormented by the Midianites, Gideon had to hide in the winepress to get his wheat threshed.  Many times we feel like the enemy in our lives is getting the upper hand, and we, too, are hiding in the caves and the winepress. But the Lord always has a plan of redemption and a way out.  He came to Gideon and called him out not as a man of weakness and failure, but as a mighty man of valor! The Lord set up Gideon to build an army with just 300 men, armed with pitchers, torches, and trumpets, and the Midianites were subdued before the children of Israel, the country was quiet for forty years.  Beloved, the Lord is looking for a few good people, even one, whom He can use to gather an army.  We are taking territory in Makunda village and beyond in Kenya for the kingdom of God. I believe we are raising up an army!  Pray about partnering with us as we take the good news of Jesus to the lost and hurting in Africa.  Next up, crusade in Sabatia, Kenya, coming up the last week of January. We look forward to hearing from you, God bless you!

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  

Family Altars

 

Dear beloved: pics, children at Living Water Home; Mbeya, Tanzania, crusade, 2021

Judges 6:25 Now it came to pass that same night that the Lord said to Gideon, "Take your father's young bull, and a second bull of seven years old, and tear down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the wooden image of Asherah that is beside it; v26 and build an altar to the Lord your God on top of this rock in proper arrangement, and take the second bull and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the image which you shall cut down." v27 So Gideon took ten men from among his servants and did as the Lord had said to him. But because he feared his father's household and the men of the city too much to do it by day, he did it by night.

Beloved, when Gideon was called by God to lead the childen of Israel against the Midianites, the Lord asked him to tear down the family evil altars.  Many of us are reluctant to serve the Lord all out, we are more concerned about what our family thinks about it, or about the customs and traditions of the family history.  As the end days and return of Christ draw near, the enemy onslaught against the family will increase and accelerate.  God's plan for the children is that they grow up in a loving, nurturing home, where the children learn about Jesus and desire to serve Him.  In Makunda village families are under assault from drunkenness, witchcraft curses, cultural generational curses, and other causes that result in premature death and single mothers raising children without support.  Children at Living Water Home are all from varied backgrounds of abandonment, trauma, family violence, and sicknesses such as HIV leading to premature death. Gather the Outcasts is working hard to provide a stable and loving environment for these children, where they can come to know Jesus and be healed of the traumatic events in their life. We pray continually for them to prosper in all things- their physical health, school work, etc, even as their soul prospers..Our desire is to see them become God fearing, well adjusted citizens of Kenya, leaders of the next generation.  Would you partner with us in that pursuit?  Fifty dollars per month will go a long way to provide for their basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, and school fees.  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

Contending With Horses

 

Dear beloved: pics, new store and posho mill at Living Water church; altar call Gather the Outcasts Crusade, TZ

Jeremiah 12:5 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?

Beloved, the enemy is trying his best to move the timeline of the antichrist forward, to usher in the end time events when the enemy will try to get every nation and every person to bow to him. The pressure to give in is great, and yet God calls His people to be ready to contend with the horses and not let our thinking to be dominated by fear.  Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength, they will mount up with wings of eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.  The Lord says, "the gospel shall be preached in all the world as a witness to the nations, and then the end will come."  We are moving ahead with the plans for a crusade in Sabatia, Kenya, January 26-28.  Pray for this crusade, the first we have conducted in Kenya in two years.  We will not be cowed into silence  Our budget is set at $3,500, can you help us bring in the harvest in Kenya?  The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  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

The Harvest is Plentiful

 

Dear beloved: Pics, Butere Crusade, Kenya 2022; Organic squash crop, Pure Prairie Farm, Kansas USA

Matthew 9:35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. v36 But when He 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 plentiful, but the laborers are few. v38  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

Beloved, I spent many years in Kansas growing and shipping organic squash all over the Midwest USA. When there were plenty of laborers for the harvest, it was a joy and easy work, but when the laborers were in short supply, the job was a heavy burden. Next week we are going to Sabatia, Butere district in Kenya, for a great salvation and healing crusade.  Pray that we will have many laborers for the harvest, that the nets will be full of new believers at the end of four days of worship and preaching.  For two years now, there have been no crusades and restricted church attendance here in Kenya.  It is time for a breakthrough, time for God to roar!  More than ever before the harvest is plentiful.  Here in Kenya, many are trying to work overtime to make up for the income lost during the covid days.  Pray with us that they will be stirred to come to the crusade, and have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to them.  We invite you to partner with us as we take the good news of the gospel to the lost of Kenya and beyond!  As you send, we are able to go.  May God bless you as you pray!

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

The Lost Sheep



Dear beloved: pics above, altar call at Sabatia, Kenya Crusade; Gospel singer Jane Rose

Luke 15:4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses on of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? v5 And when he finds it, he lays it on his shoulders rejoicing. v6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!" v7 "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance."

Beloved, it is with great joy that we report that many lost sheep have come into the fold at the crusade in Sabatia.  We are rejoicing along with the angels in heaven for not only those who have made confessions of faith in Jesus, but also for the many who have come forward for prayers for healing and deliverance. Strongholds of alcoholism and witchcraft are being torn down, along with the stronghold of fear that has gripped many due to the various lockdowns and mandates related to Covid.  This is our first crusade in Kenya in over two years, and the people are overjoyed that they can come together and worship and dance to the Lord. The kings of the earth make their stand, but the message of the gospel cannot be quenched; of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we take the soul saving message of hope to the lost sheep of Africa. Your prayers and support make these crusades possible, and there are many here in Kenya and all over Africa that are desperate to be found!  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

The Living Water

 

Dear beloved; pics, villagers fetching water at Living Water spring; Living Water children (in blue shirts) leading dancing at Sabatia Crusade

John 4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again, v14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to everlasting life."

Beloved, one of the great stories of Jesus details His encounter with a Samaritan lady at Jacob's well in Samaria.  She is an outcast to her own people as well as the kingdom of God.  But the story shows the love of Jesus for those who are trapped in sin and are social outcasts in their own land.  At Living Water children's home, we are blessed to have an abundant supply of very clean, sweet spring water, an everlasting spring.  We give it to the villagers to show our love for them, and bring blessings and goodwill to their lives.  They come to drink, fill their jerry cans, and do laundry.  At the Sabatia Crusade last week, over 300 people came to know the living water and Jesus Christ as their Lord, and many more were delivered of witchcraft and other demonic spirits.  It was an outpouring of the glory of God and the everlasting life.  Won't you join us as we take the good news of the gospel to a dry and thirsty land?  As you send we are able to go.  May God bless you as you pray!

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

Filled With His Glory

 

Dear beloved: Pics above, Sunset in Kansas, USA; praying for the sick at Sabatia Crusade

Psalm 97: 1-6 The Lord reigns, let the people rejoice; and let the many coastlands be glad! Clouds and thick darkness are all around Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Fire goes before Him and burns up all the adversaries all around. His lightnings light up all the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory. 

Beloved, when the glory of the Lord fills a place, the atmosphere of healing and deliverance takes place. And even greater than that, the fire and conviction of the Holy Spirit opens up a person to receive the good news of the gospel. When the disciples returned to Jesus, rejoicing that the demons were subject to them in His name, He said, "Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."  The above picture of the sunset in Kansas was taken over my farm the day following the crusade in Sabatia, Kenya. Maybe the Lord was showering the place with a blessing in my absence. And the whole earth shall be filled with His glory!  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the good news of the gospel to the nations of Africa. We are trusting the Lord for $5,000 for a better car for our pastor Zephania at Living Water Church in Makunda. Pray about your part in helping us.  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 

Wars and Rumors of Wars

 

Dear beloved; Pics, biogas digester construction at Living Water Children's home; Kitchen addition to the posho mill -store

Matthew 24:3 The disciples came to Jesus privately, and asked Him, "what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?" v4 And Jesus answered them, "see that no one leads you astray, v5 for many will come in My name, saying, "I am the Christ, and deceive many" v6 "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 (birth pangs)."

As we read the news, and hear the headlines of ongoing crises around the world, we are reminded of Jesus prophetic words in the Olivet discourse.  He warned us that in the last days there would be all this chaos and calamity going on. But He also said for us not to be troubled, which seems like a dichotomy impossible to resolve.  The events of the end times will come to pass, they will be absolutely fulfilled.  The only variable issue will be the timing, and ultimately the return of Christ is in the hands of sovereign God.  The enemy wants to rush the timeline to usher in the reign of the antichrist, while the restrainer wants to hold the enemy at bay till all the people of the nations have heard the gospel. We can only keep from being troubled by staying focused on Jesus, and taking our anxious thoughts and fear to Him in prayer. Jesus said, "My peace I give unto you, not as the world gives do I give unto you, therefore, let not your heart be troubled or fearful."  We still have many souls to reach in Makunda village, as well as all over Kenya and East Africa.  We invite you to partner with us as we complete the projects at the children's home, and the Living Water Church shop and posho mill.  Pray that God will use you to further His kingdom 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 

Words to Jeremiah

 

Dear beloved:  Pics from Children's Fun Day at Living Water Children's Home; Elizabeth teaches some of the 134 children who came for teaching, food, and fun.

Jeremiah 1:9 Then the Lord put forth HIs hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. v10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, to destroy and throw down, to build and to plant."

Beloved, the natons are still in a rage, but the Lord will have the final say.  Suffice it to say the nations of the earth are all going to be affected and sustain collateral damage because of the war in Ukraine.  Last week I was preaching at an all night kesha prayer meeting here in Mumias.  At the end of a rather lengthy prayer, the words just came out of my mouth, "Putin, prepare to meet your God!"  Even today I don't know what that means, but it was from the Lord. Pray for the children and innocent people of Ukraine, and for the leaders of the nations involved.  This is the time they need to hear from the Lord and have understanding.  The Lord is the defender of the weak, and he is offended when the kings of the earth take their stand against the Him.  We are seeing rapidly increasing costs of all commodities here in Kenya, from cooking fuel, food, and fertilizer, costs are going through the roof. Most of the people here live day to day with little if any in savings.  If you can help us feed the orphan children and the many others who depend on us, it would be greatly appreciated.  Even $50 per month would be a blessing if you are able. Pray about your part in helping us, pray for the nations, pray, pray, 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