Gather the Outcasts

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Identity in Christ

 

Dear beloved: Pics, praying for the sick, Sabatia Crusade, Kenya; Mbeya Crusade, Tanzania

Mark 16:15 And Jesus said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,.v16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned." Ephesians 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Beloved, the faith of a believer is displayed, or manifests itself in good works.  Without the works, our faith is dead.  Many Christians are content to play it safe and stay in their comfort zone, resting on their confession and the promise of eternal life.  We have eternal life with Christ Jesus, praise God for that!  But God has called each and every believer to a higher plateau, a place of trusting in the authority and identity we have in Christ. To truly understand the identity we have in Christ means we can totally trust Him for provision, for health and healing, and for hundredfold blessings when we step into that unknown realm of faith.  God has spoken over you (beforehand) the works that He has prepared.  You can only know the blessings of accomplishing those works if you actually step out and do them. Abraham didn't just believe, he ventured forth into the far country. We invite you to step out in faith and partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry in Africa.  We are planning another crusade in Arusha, Tanzania, and have other projects of training and evangelism going here in Kenya and other countries.  Be a part of a move of God.  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

Monday, August 1, 2022

Gather the Outcasts

 

Dear beloved: Pics above, Dar es Salaam, TZ Crusade; Ngozi, Burundi Crusade

Micah 4:6 "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; and the Lord will reign over them in Mt. Zion from now on, even forever."

Beloved, it is with great pleasure that I look over the crusade pictures of the past few years, it is a bit like looking at photo albums of family. I thank God for all the prayers and support, and pastor associations that made the crusades possible. I thank God for all the people who came forward and made decisions at these crusades; their names I do not know, but I know they are written in the Lamb's book of life.  There will be a great reunion with them in heaven someday.  I'm sure some are already there, looking down as part of the cloud of witnesses upon the crusades of today. We are working on another crusade in September for Tanzania, we invite you to be a part of reaching the lost here in East Africa..The reward is the same for those who send and those who go.  Front line soldiers always depend on the provisions from behind the battle lines, without that support the battle cannot be sustained.  We also invite people to come and be a part of the prayer and evangelism teams, as we go to the streets to stir up fire before the crusade.  Pray about your part!  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 

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Greatest Miracle

 

Dear beloved:  Pics, Two crusades in Tanzania. in 2021

Luke 10:17  And the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord,, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."  v18 And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. v19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. v20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

Beloved, Jesus has given us power and authority to see the demons flee, when we speak to them in His name.  It is not our power, but His power that causes them to shudder and flee.  But above all that, the fact that people can have their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life is the greatest miracle of all.  Those who are in darkness can come to see the light and be given the right to become sons and daughters of God.  Therein lies the motivation for the crusades that we preach here in Kenya and East Africa.  To see even one sinner repent and come to Jesus is cause for great rejoicing in heaven and on earth!  We are making preparations to go back to Tanzania in September, to Arusha, a beautiful city that sits at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send forth workers into His harvest!  We are asking for you to join us in prayer and in providing financial support for this crusade.  Let the name of the Lord be magnified in Tanzania and all over the earth!  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 

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Ask to Receive

 

Dear beloved: Pics above, Pastor John Tino and I making decrees over TZ;  Masai watchman selling sandals 

Matthew 7:7 (Jesus) "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you. v8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. v9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? v10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? v11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him?"

Beloved, there are so many needs of the people here in Kenya, and in other African countries, it is difficult for a person from a place like the USA to comprehend how the people manage to survive here.  The answer, of course, is this is all they know. They know the agony and the misery, but they don't have anything better to compare it to.  Their frame of reference and exposure to the outside world is quite limited.  Not so for missionaries.  We carry the burden of knowing everything in their life could be better; better education, housing, healthcare, security, service delivery. But for all of us there is one leveling event, Jesus Christ and Him crucified!  He is the hope for their misery as well as the peace to endure each day and live with joy and purpose.  What else can I ask of the Father in heaven for these people?  Gather the Outcasts Ministry is fertile soil in which you can give.  We are making a difference in the lives of many here in Kenya and all over East Africa.  We invite you to support the school children of Living Water Children's Home, we need $1,500 to get them all back in school this term.  Pray about your part in helping raise the standard for children of Kenya. Thank you for your prayers and support!

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, June 25, 2022

Prayers for Masai

 


Dear beloved: Pics, Rhonda and Janet with Masai warriors,2017; Masai refugees from Tanzania,2022

Psalm 89:13 You have a mighty arm; strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. v14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. v15  Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.

Beloved, over the years I have made several trips to the Masai Mara wildlife refuge in Kenya, the world's premier wildlife refuge. I have also had the privilege of traveling through the Masai ancestral land in Tanzania, a land the Masai say they have inhabited for 7,000 years.  The Masai in Tanzania are now being threatened with eviction from their tribal land, in a scheme concocted by some members of the government along with foreign interests who desire to profit off the ancestral land of these precious people. The Masai are a simple people who have no desire to be in conflict with anyone, they just want to be left alone to raise their families and livestock as they have for centuries.  Our God is a God of righteousness and justice, those attributes are the foundation of His throne!  He has heard the cry of the Masai.  Next week I will be going with a team to the border to pray with the Masai, and to make decrees and declarations on behalf of God's people who are standing with the Masai. Join us in prayer for the safety of our team, as well as comfort and protection for the Masai refugees.  We will also be distributing foodstuffs to help alleviate the suffering for those who have already been forcefully driven off their homesteads.  If you would like to contribute to this food distribution and prayer mission, we invite you to join us; $100 will buy three bags of rice which will help feed many needy families.  To see a video with more details of this situation, please click on the link :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Jm3CG75Gw   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.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts  or  www.gathertheoutcasts.com    Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com                  www.facebook.com/jimrowh  or  www.jimrowh.blogspot.com

Saturday, June 18, 2022

To Fathers

Dear  beloved:  Pics above, Men's prayer breakfast at Living Water Church; early days, Rowh Family

Malachi 4: 4 Remember the law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. v5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and coming day of the Lord, v6 and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.

Beloved, the desperate need for families in both Kenya and in America is for good fathers to be raising up their children in the home. Statistics paint a grim picture of the future for boys especially, as rates of drug addiction, poor school performance, incarceration, and other parameters are much higher in fatherless homes.  I was very blessed to have a loving, hard working father who cared for me and our family, and he was a great role model of a man of God in my life. I honor him and all fathers out there who are working hard to be the father in their families the Lord desires them to be.  At Living Water Church, we are training up men in the church to be disciples of Jesus, and beyond that great leaders of their families.  We have men's prayer breakfast twice each month, as well as Encounter training sessions that focus on their role in the family. We invite and appreciate your support and prayers for the church and for the children in the Living Water Children's Home, as they also must overcome the obstacles of having been orphaned or abandoned. We declare they will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony!  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 

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