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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kibera Kenya Update #2

Dear beloved: Last night at the crusade the Holy Spirit was moving with great power. Many came forward for salvation decisions, between two and three hundred, and many more came forward for healing prayers. The people did not want to leave, as I left the grounds at 8 o'clock, the praise band was still playing and played on into the night. It was a mighty wind blowing through Kibera. The pastors are saying it is a powerful crusade, as many preachers come into Kibera and the people do not stay to listen to the word, they just turn and walk away. The pastors say from the first night that I have been given favor by God to preach the word with power in this place. To God be the glory! Bwama a safiwe, praise be to God!

The message last night was from John 11, how Jesus called forth Lazarus from the grave, and how we too have been called forth from death into life by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We have all been resurrected from death by the blood of Jesus. Sin gives us the stench of death but by His precious blood we have been given the aroma of our Savior. Jesus says, " if you know me you will never die," for He is the resurrection and the life. Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior this day? If you don't, confess your sins and ask Him into your heart and He will answer your plea.

I pray that many would partner with this ministry in taking the gospel to the nations. God is opening up many doors for me at this time. Pray about your part in sending forth the workers into the harvest. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kibera Crusade Update

Dear beloved: The first two nights of the Kibera Crusade have been very good. The people are staying and are responding. Last night about 100-200 came forward for salvation decisions and for prayers for healing. We are expecting the crowds to get much bigger as the weekend comes. We will go through Sunday night. Kibera is a very rough place. Half a million people living in small shacks, many live on less than one dollar a day. Lots of orphans, drugs, alcohol, prostitution, hiv/aids, and orphans. We are going at it for 4-5 hours each night with the praise bands and preaching.
Pray that many would come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and that many would receive miraculous healings. Pray also for strength and good health for me. Also many in northern Kenya are experiencing famine and drought, so pray that would be broken over this land. Thank you so much for your prayers, keep lifting us up for the next two weeks, as next week I go out to west Kenya city of Mumias and do another five night crusade. God bless you, Jim

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

All is Ready

Dear beloved: Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya. All is ready for the Kibera Crusade. July 27-31. Please keep us lifted up in prayer. I will have an update for you after the first couple of days. Pray for many souls to be saved, for many to be healed, and for health and safety of the ministry team and musicians. Pray that Kibera will be changed and God will be lifted up in this place. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kenya Mission Update #2

Dear beloved: The pace for preparation of the Kenya Mission is starting to quicken. Two weeks ago on Saturday 200 pastors and ministers from the Kibera Pastor's Association met together to pray for the event, under the direction of Rev. Boniface Musoti of Nairobi. In addition, last weekend, all the pastors involved and myself fasted and prayed together for two days as we unite our hearts and minds for this great event. Four thousand posters and six thousand handbills were handed out to the pastors to distribute all over Kibera and Nairobi, to their congregations as well as people on the streets of Kibera. There is also an event page up on facebook, you can see it at Catch the Fire Gospel Crusade. So excitement is starting to build as we approach this great time of harvest for the Lord. The crusade planned for Mumias in western Kenya is also proceeding in planning, with a pastor's association there praying and fasting for the success of that crusade. They are under the direction of Pastor Lucas Obanda of Mumias.

If you are reading this blog, God has brought you here for a reason. Please stand in agreement with me for the following prayer points: 1) That the harvest would be great, that many would come to know the Lord and make Him their personal savior 2)That many would be healed, that God would reveal His power though many signs, wonders, and miracles 3) For personal health and safety for myself and all the pastors involved, especially Boniface Musoti and Lucas Obanda 4) for safe travel going to and from Kenya and while traveling in Kenya, from Nairobi out to Mumias and back 5) For all of our financial needs to be met and we would not lack for anything that is essential to the success of this mission.

As of this writing we still need about $10,000 to complete the funding of the budget for these two crusades. Would you please pray about your part in helping to contribute to this great cause? Jesus is coming back soon, the time for the harvest is now. I am willing to go, would you please help to send? Matthew 9:37 Then said Jesus unto His disciples, The harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few; v38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth workers(laborers) into the harvest. God bless you, in Christ, Jim