Dear beloved: Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! It is with great joy that I send out this letter as we dedicate this season to remembering the birth of our Lord. May you and your family be blessed beyond measure during this season. As I reflect back on 2011, I am very thankful for all the doors opened and the victories won for the kingdom over the past year.
The highlight of the year was the conducting of successful crusades in Kenya. In the two crusades, one in Kibera-Nairobi and the other in Mumias in west Kenya, we saw over 900 people give their lives to the Lord. In addition many reports came in for weeks and months after about miraculous healings, instant deliverances, and churches swollen beyond capacity as a result of the crusades. Praise the Lord! God is opening many doors over there for me to preach not only in Kenya, but also Uganda and Tanzania. Pray with me that the provision for another great summer of crusades will come in, as God has specifically shown me open doors in these countries, and even provided the possibility of teaming up with some great worship leaders and muscians from here in the states as well as Kenya for an even greater outpouring of His Holy Spirit when we go into those countries.
In addition, I have teamed with two ministries in Kenya to help them with projects they are undertaking. The first, a Christian school in Nairobi under the leadership of Pastor Boniface Mosoti is in need of money for supplies such as school supplies and food for about 100 children. The second is the building of an orphanage outside of Mumias, this project is under the direction of Pastor Lucas Obanda. His church is already supporting about 30 orphan children and they would like to build an orphanage to house them on land that the pastor owns. Please pray about helping to support one or both of these worthwhile projects, either with a one time gift or a monthly offering; they are both very worthwhile and your money will go directly to these ministries. Also if you think you would like to go to Africa for two weeks next summer or fall, let me know as we will be taking a team to help with the preaching, music, and work in the school and orphanges. The cost per person would be approximately $3,000 for the trip, depending of coarse on how long a stay as well as the fluctuating price of air fare. Dates for the trip are undetermined at this time, but let me know if you think you might be interested.
I continue to preach in the prison on a weekly basis, as well as this year we had several successful big yard revivals with visiting groups in the prison. This upcoming weekend we are doing our annual Christmas revivals, one on the medium side, and one on the minimum, complete with snack trays and lots of music and preaching. It is a joy to see so many in the prison get broken and delivered of all kinds of bondage, it is such a rewarding ministry. I also continue with a weekly Sunday morning radio broadcast on the local station KQNK AM-FM in Norton. This station reaches into the prison and out to about 50 miles over the region with good teaching and gospel music for one hour every Sunday morning. Pray with me that the Lord would expand the radio ministry also.
I thank each of you for your prayers and your financial support throughout the past year. May the Lord return the blessing to you 100fold. If you would like to support this ministry or either of the Kenya projects, you can do that in a couple of ways. First, mail to Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Kansas, 67654; or second, you can go to the website, www.gathertheoutcasts.com or my teaching blog www.jimrowh.blogspot.com and make a donation safely and conveniently with your credit card through PayPal. If you have any question about any ministry projects or going to Africa, contact me through the mailing address or my email at email@example.com. Thank you again for all your prayers and support. I praise the Lord for all of you and for what you have helped me to do, and by the grace of God and with His strength we will do even more in the days ahead.
May God bless you this season, in Christ, Jim