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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Joy to the World

Dear beloved: Pics left,  Butembo, North Kivu, Congo; right, preschool children to sponsor at $20 per month at New Hope Preschool, Kenya
Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me, The One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from old, from everlasting.  John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt (tabernacled) among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.  v15 John bore witness of Him and cried out saying, "This was He of whom I said, "He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me."
Beloved, Jesus birth was the fulfillment of many prophesies.  He was born in Bethlehem, which means in Hebrew, "House of Bread".  John the Baptist was not taken by surprise by His birth, for John said, "He was before me." The One who called Himself the Bread of Life, born in the house of Bread. Will you allow Him to tabernacle in your dwelling, your house?   In Kenya the people are busy buying cakes and gifts for each other to celebrate the Savior's birth, even the unbelievers know.  Join us as we impact Kenya and East Africa with the life saving good news of the gospel, Jesus saves!  Merry Christmas and thank you for your prayers and support.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  or Email:

Sunday, December 17, 2017

A Child is Born

Dear beloved: Pictures, Left  my buddy Elijah, Tororo, Uganda; children getting water at Living Water spring, Mumias
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, 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 and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Beloved, the birth of every child born brings hope into the world, to the parents, the tribe, the nation, the world, and most of all to God the Creator.  But only one child fulfilled the promise of His coming. Only one child fulfilled all the expectations of His heavenly Father.  We celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior by sharing the joy we have with those who don't know Him.  Gather the Outcasts is more than a name (the Lord gave it to me); it is the reason I live and breathe.  God has given me the outcasts to pursue for the rest of my life, those in prisons, in the streets, in the far off places in Africa.  It hasn't always been easy, no one knows, like I know, what He's done for me.  Join me in celebrating the birth of our Lord by sharing His mighty and precious name with the lost, that they may be found.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks.  67654   501c3  Paypal@  or     Email:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Good Shepherd

Dear beloved:  Pictures, left, Steve and Saul harvesting maize; New Hope Preschool children showing dolls from America
John 10:2 "But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. v3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. v4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice." v7 Then Jesus said to them again, " I am the door of the sheep. v9 I am the door, if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find good pasture. v11 I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep."
Beloved, the good shepherd gives up His life for the sheep.  It is inspiring that the coming of the good shepherd was announced first to the lowly shepherds in the field, keeping watch over their flocks!  What a mirror reflection of Jesus the Christ child.  If you feel lowly or downtrodden today, know this: the Good Shepherd came to this earth to die for you!   Join with Gather the Outcasts to take the good news of the gospel to the nations of the earth. You can be a part of winning souls for Christ, as well as helping to care for the widows and orphans here in Kenya.  Be a part of what God is doing in Africa with your donation and prayers.  Team USA coming in February also if you want to set your feet on African soil.  May God bless you as you pray today! 
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @  or  Email:

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sowing Bountifully

Dear beloved:  Pictures, chicks now 30 days old; 5,000 liter tank for house water supply.
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully (with blessings). v7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity (compulsion), for God loves a cheerful giver.  v8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. v9 As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever."
Beloved, things are moving forward at the Living Water Orphanage site.  The chicken project is taking off, the one hundred chicks are growing fast.  And last week we erected the tank stand and put a 5,000 liter tank on top to supply water to the main house. A USA team is coming in February to install the water lines, pump, and solar collector; if you would like to be part of that mission let me know. We have much more to accomplish before the year is over; opportunities for giving include: 1. Construction materials and labor to complete main house construction. 2. Materials and labor for wall around main house. 3. Furnishings for the house after completion, including kitchen supplies, beds, desks, furniture. 4. Operating expenses for first year.  Your year end gift is tax deductible on 2017 tax returns when given before December 31.  If you have any questions about any of these projects, please email me.  Thank you and God bless you!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501c3 or Email: 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Eyes of the Lord

Beloved: Pictures above, Nairobi street scenes; lady on the corner selling roasted groundnuts and fresh ground peanut butter; right, man with Lion of Judah picture in leather frame.
Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty. v2  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God in Him I will trust.  Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. 
Beloved, the Lord was watching my steps in Nairobi this week.   I arrived in Nairobi after a long day on the bus from Mumias. After paying the bus fare to Sammy's district, got off the bus at my hotel for a good night's rest.  But then realized I had left my wallet full of essential cards, papers, and cash on the seat of the bus.  In Nairobi, city of 4.5 million, that means gone but for God!  Sammy and I prayed that the Lord would bring it back, that a born again believer would find it, get ahold of me somehow, and nothing would be missing.  After the prayer, we went to eat at a local restaurant, and got a call about 45 minutes later asking for me.  Someone had found the wallet, wanted to know if I was missing it, and said he would meet us with wallet in hand.  A young man named Edward came a bit later with wallet.  He is a born again believer, even went to church with us the next day, where I preached at Sammy's church in Embakasi. How great is our God!  Thank you for the prayers and support.
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal @  or  Email: rowh

Friday, November 10, 2017

Spirit of Divination

Beloved:  Pictures, Tin man Gideon,with children helpers, charcoal cookers; right, Zephaniah, my boda boda driver
Acts 16:16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination (Python spirit) met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortunetelling. v17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out saying, "These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation." v18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, " I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her."  And he came out that very hour.  Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
Beloved, Kenya is starting to breathe and move again.  A very difficult period surrounding the elections has for the most part passed.  The python, the sprit of witchcraft,  is losing his hold.  Our chicken project is proceeding on schedule.  We have 100 baby chicks, now ten days old, they are growing fast already.  Soon we will have eggs and meat birds to sell.  The Tin man in the left picture is a master craftsman.  He made us a nifty charcoal heater stove to keep the chicks warm at night.  By the way, he is a cripple, his legs are crumpled up beneath him, so he sits all day on the dirt making his heaters and charcoal stoves.  What an inspiration!  I prayed for him for the Lord to restore his crippled legs.  No heifer calves yet, hoof and mouth disease quarantine in place has stopped all movement of cattle in the area.  Thank you to all who have donated for the livestock project, we will have updates periodically on their progress.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3   Paypal@  or  Email: rowh

Friday, November 3, 2017

Living Water

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, left, children at Living Water spring; right, Paul and Simon beside finished chicken house
John 4:9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, " How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?  For Jews have no dealing with Samaritans."  v10 Jesus answered and said to her, " 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 Jesus answered and said to her, " Whoever drinks of this water (Jacob's well) will thirst again. v14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
Beloved, we want to build an enduring legacy that illuminates the way to the Living Water, and the Light of the World, Jesus Christ. We have just completed the chicken house, it is now ready for chicks and the cow shed is ready for a heifer calf.  We want to feed the children good food, but even more importantly, we want to feed them spiritually.  Start praying about your year end giving plans.  We are trusting the Lord for $40,000 to finish construction of the main house and have it ready for orphan children.  We are a 501c3 non profit, so all contributions are tax deductible.  The recent shaking of Kenya during the time of elections made us more aware than ever that only one Kingdom will not be shaken- the Kingdom of God.  Please help us to raise up that Kingdom here in Kenya.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3   Paypal@  or   Email: rowh

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Testimony from Nakivale

Dear beloved; Pics above, Paul and Simon, helping with cattle pen; beans drying in the sun at Living Water Farm
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him (the accuser of the brethren) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.  Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
Beloved, I have received a testimony from a lady who attended the church service on Sunday of the Nakivale Crusade in Uganda. She writes: "Your presence here was our blessing. I was so tired of life and my prayer was only to die, but after you called for the people who have problems, I came and you prayed for me, by the third day all in me had changed, and now I am very well. I don't know what to say beause I am Congolese French speaker, but what you did was so high, I was was at my end, really, you saved my life.  Welome again next year, when you sang "Power in the name of Jesus, Break Every Chain, I started crying and everything in my head was changing.  I thought everything was finished, but then the joy of life entered in.  After the war in Congo I was singing to God with my family, and in the evening God opened my eyes and is showing me many things!"  Beloved, All praise and honor go to Jesus, the King of KIngs.  He is the one who can break every chain!
We are making a cattle shed and pen at the farm to house a couple of cattle.  We have much grass and will need milk for the orphan children.  Would you be willing to donate to the milk cow project?  Heifer calves are $250 each, and the cost of the shed and pen is $200.   We will also be constructing a chicken coop and pen for 50 laying hens.  That cost will be $100 for the chicks and $150 for the house and pen.  Pray about your part in helping get the livestock project up and going, we want the children to have great food!
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal @  or  Email:   Facebook: rowh

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Report from Nakivale

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, altar call at Nakivale; right, one of the many anointed choirs.
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 like sheep without a shepherd. v37 Then He said to HIs disciples, " The harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
Beloved, we are safely back from Nakivale, with thanks for a successful crusade!  It was hard plowing at times, many obstacles to overcome, but the sheep are His and so is the harvest.  Many saved, hundreds blessed with prayers for healing.  One lady gave a testimony of how the Lord touched her painful eye condition and gave her a complete healing.  As she was testifying, she just wanted to keep singing praises to the Lord Jesus for His compassion for her!  Sunday we had an afternoon healing rain, the air was refreshed and so were the souls of the people, as several thousand came out to hear the good news of the gospel.  We give thanks to the Lord for the safe travel, for all the people touched, for those who provided for the crusade.  May God bless you as you pray.  For more pictures go to Rowh.
in Christ, Jim    Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @  or  Email: Rowh

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Looking Forward to Nakivale

Dear beloved: Pics above, produce stand near home; right, at Living Water Orphanage site, l to r, Glen, Zephaniah, Pastor Lucas
Psalm 121:1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where does my help come from? v2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. v3 He will not allow your foot to be moved, He who keeps you will not slumber.  v4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will never slumber nor sleep. v5 The Lord is your keeper, the Lord is your shade at your right hand. v6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. v7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil. He shall preserve your soul.
Beloved, I am saddened and in prayer for the Las Vegas shooting victims families and friends, as well as those wounded fighting for their lives. . America needs lots of prayer.  The Lord says in His word, in the end days men will be evil minded, haters of God. Romans 1:29 Jesus is the answer for every person of every nation!  We can look to Him in every situation. I will be going to Nakivale, Uganda in a week to share the good news of the gospel with thousands of refugees from several nations at Sudan Camp #2.  Please be in prayer with me that many would come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, that His healing hand would also be upon them for signs, wonders, and miracles.  We still need provision of $1,500 to have the amount budgeted for the crusade, I am trusting the Lord will provide.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654,  501c3   Paypal @  or  Email: Rowh  

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Forget Not His Benefits

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, Dar es Salaam crusade; right, children and American team  at New Hope preschool, Kenya
Psalm 103:1 Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. v2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits- v3 Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, v4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion; v5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Dear beloved, have you taken time to praise the Lord for all his benefits? God has been good to us here in Kenya, the abundance of rain has made the crops flourish.  We are looking forward to a great harvest.  I am also looking forward to a great harvest in Nakivale, Uganda at the Sudan Camp 2, near the Congo border.  We will be there Oct. 10-20. Thousands of refugees from several nations are in the no man's land, where they can't go back, but can't go forward either.   We pray the Lord will crown them with His love and compassion.  We still need $1,500 to meet the budget for Nakivale,  I have also incurred many expenses as I have transitioned out of hotel into my own house in Mumias.  Can you help?  I am ready to receive visitors if you are ready for a trip to Africa. Pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth workers into the harvest, it is ripe!   Thank you and may God bless you as you pray.
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal @  or    Email: Rowh

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Righteousness Exalts a Nation

Dear beloved: pics above, left, Ngozi, Burundi Crusade; right, maize planting and avocado trees at Living Water Orphanage site in Kenya
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people.  Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people chosen for his inheritance. Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth take their stand against the Lord, and against His anointed One.
Beloved, We have much to be thankful for in America, we take for granted until we don't have it.  Kenya is going through growing pains, the first election was annulled, now another election cycle is in progress.  The kings of the earth are taking their stand, so much bickering and tension. It seems at times the nation is going to break. And looking at America from afar, it seems it is going through stress as well.  What is the answer?  Jesus is the answer in every situation!  We are moving ahead with plans for a big crusade in Nakivale, Uganda, at a Sudan Refugee camp with 150,000 refugees.  We would also like to move ahead with the construction of the building at the Living Water Orphanage site.  Is God able to provide?  Yes, He moves through His people.  Pray about your part in exalting the name of Jesus forward in Africa. Thank you for your prayers and support.
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks.67654 501c3  Paypal @ or  Email: Rowh

Monday, September 4, 2017

Beautiful Rwanda

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, Jim and interpreter Patrick; Mass Choir recording video at Gisenyi, Rwanda
Job 8:17 What is man, that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart on him v18 that You should visit him every morning, and test him every moment?  Psalm 8:4 What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him: v5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
Beloved, we wrapped up the church revival in Gisenyi with over 300 people in attendance at yesterday's meeting.  Also present were choirs from several churches, one even shot a video for a dvd they are producing to release this fall.  I was humbled by a lady who came who had no legs. I had prayed for her in the street a few days before, and she came all the way across the city in her wheelchair to attend the meeting.  Another young man came with a friend, I had prayed for him down at the beach of Lake Kivu the day before; he told me his family story of how his family was all broken apart, the seven children going in different directions.  Jesus said, "I came to bind up the broken hearted, to declare release to the prisoners."  He certainly did that this week!  I am headed to Kampala, Uganda, today, and back to Kenya later in the week.  Thank you for your prayers and support!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal @  or    Email: pureprairie@

Monday, August 28, 2017

Come to the Altar

Dear beloved:  PIctures above: left, crowd at Ngozi Crusade; right, singing praises with the worship band
Isaiah 25:8  He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord will wipe away tears from all the faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken. v9 And it will be said in that day, " Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord, we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation."
Beloved, we had a great crusade and pastor conference in Ngozi.  Thousands attended the crusade over the three days, and several hundred flooded the altar to make decisions to confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Many more came forward for prayers for healing and deliverance.  Those trapped in the bondage of witchcraft cried out to the Lord and were set free!  In addition to the crusade, I taught over 100 Pastors from Burundi and Tanzania at the conference, and I also taught over 400 young people at at Ngozi and Bujumbura.  It was a very productive week!  I ask for your prayers as I will be leaving Burundi and headed to Gisenyi, Rwanda for a church revival starting on Wednesday of this week.  May God bless you as you pray!  More pics of the Ngozi Crusade on my facebook page.
In Christ, Jim           Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654       501c3  Paypal @  or  Email: rowh

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dar es Salaam Crusade

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, left, crowd at Dar Crusade; right, man with broken leg receives prayers for healing
Acts 4:10 (Peter) Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands before you today made whole. v11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone. v12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. v14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with Peter and John, they could say nothing against it.
Beloved, the Lord has given us favor here in Dar es Salaam. Thousands have already attended the crusade, and we still have two more nights to go.  Many salvations, many also came forward for prayers for healing and deliverance from demonic oppression. We are set up in a predominately muslim neighborhood, but God has stirrred up the hearts of the people to come and hear the good news of the gospel. I ask for you to continue to pray for more favor, protection, and to seal up with the Holy Spirit the decisions that are made.  We are planning a baptism service in the Indian Ocean on Monday after the crusade, then I will be resting for a few days before going on to Burundi. Pray about your part in supporting the gospel outreach of Gather the Outcasts Ministry in Africa.  The cry of the Lord is for the souls of His people! For more pictures go to rowh .
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks, 67654   501c3  Paypal@ or  Email:

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Upcoming Crusades

Dear beloved: Pictures above, Burundi Crusade 2016;  New Hope Preschool children showing off dolls
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, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. v37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. v38 Therefore, pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
Beloved, I will be leaving Kenya shortly to go on an extended preaching tour, starting next week in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.  From there I will be going on to Burundi, where we have had two very successful crusades.  Then I will wrap up with a three day crusade  in September in Nakivale, Uganda, a large refugee camp on the border of Uganda and Congo.   The Nakivale crusade is unfunded as of this date, but we are stepping out in faith and believing for the provision.  We are expecting crowds of 30,000 in Nakivale, with refugees from Congo, Sudan, and Somalia living in the camps. The harvest is ripe in Africa, many souls hang in the balance.  Would you pray about your part in bringing in the harvest? May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @ or  Email: pureprairie@ rowh

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tanzania Crusade

Dear beloved:  Pics above, beautiful lion at Masai Mara; right, Jesus team at Mumias, from left front row, Jane, Lucas, Sammy, Precious, Frank; back row, Janet, Augustine, Steve, Jim, Rhonda
Isaiah 41:10  Fear not, for I am with you, Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. v11 Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish  v12 You shall seek them and not find them- Those who contended with you and war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. v13 for I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, " Fear not, I will help you."
Beloved, at a time when Kenya is grinding to a halt because of the elections, Gather the Outcasts Ministry is moving forward.  The American team that was here partnered with our Kenya partners to accomplish mighty exploits for the Lord.  Construction at the Living Water site, maize harvesting, preaching in the Bungoma prison, minstering to the Mumias street boys, sharing with the New Hope preschool.  We finished up the mission with a trip to the Masai Mara Wildlife Refuge, to see some of the Lord's majestic creations.  Start praying about coming to Kenya to be a part of what God is doing here!  Next up: Five day crusade in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.  This is going to be a biggie, many famous gospel singers lining up to join the crusade.  Pray for the harvest in this city of six million.  God bless you as you pray!
in Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal@  or    Email:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Keep Building!

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, left, completed slab of main house at Living Water; right, first banana crop forming
Nehemiah 6:15  So the wall was finished on the twenty fifth day of Elal, in fifty two days. v16 And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it,  and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes, for they perceived that this work was done by our God.
Beloved, we have successfully completed the mixing and pouring of the slab for the main house at Living Water Orphanage.  The next phase of construction will be to lay up the block walls.  The budget for that phase is $8,300.  Could we get eight people to step up with $1,000 each?  Small gifts are welcome as well.  Let us keep building!  I bid the team USA goodbye at the airport last night, they represented Christ and Gather the Outcasts Ministry very well while they were in Kenya.  I was sad to see them go, but I know the Lord will be bringing more to see and share the vision.  Would you consider coming to Kenya to have a close up look at the work going on?  Let me know if you might be interested, there may be a group forming to come in the winter.  Pray about your part in seeing this project through to completion.  God bless you!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 57654   501c3     Paypal @ or   Email:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hands to the Work

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, left, corn harvest; concrete slab nearly finished
Proverbs 14:23  In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads only to poverty  Nehemiah 2:18 And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king's words that he had spoken to me.  So they said, " Let us rise up and build." Then they set their hands to this good work.
Beloved, we had a very productive week so far here in Mumias.  We harvested the four acres of corn, you can see the record harvest.  Then the next day a crew of thirty of us mixed and poured the thirty yard slab of concrete that is the floor of the main house at the orphanage.  God has been so good to us, the work has been a joy!  Today we are going to Bungoma to minister in the prison, and tomorrow we finish off the week by hosting a conference with out partner church.  Let's keep the construction going as the laying up of the walls is next!   Join with Gather the Outcasts to see this project through to completion.  Thank you for your prayers and support.  For more pictures you can go my my facebook page.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3   Paypal @ or   Email:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Dear beloved:  Pictures above, left, touch down at Nairobi airport, from left, driver, Rhonda, Sammy, Steve, Jim, Janet ; right, worship at New Hope Fellowship, "Break Every Chain!"
Judges 6:14 The the Lord turned to Gideon and said, "Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?"  Judges 7:7 Then the Lord said to Gideon, "By the three hundred men who lapped water I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go , every man to his place."
Beloved, Gideon faced the enemy with only 300 of the original 32,000 men.  The rest the Lord sent home to prove to Gideon it was not his own strength that would win the battle.  Our first day in Kenya was 7/7/17, we are going to complete some things this trip.  It's also my eighth year preaching in Africa, we are going to start some new things as well.  For sure the Lord has sent us!  We will be picking the maize crop and also mixing concrete for the slab at the main house of the Living Water Orphanage, and preaching in the church and at a conference next week.  We will be busy!   Join with Gather the Outcasts to make a difference in Africa. Thank you for your prayers and donations, may God bless you as you pray.
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal  or   Email:

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Kingdom of Heaven

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, planting avocado trees at Living Water Orphanage; right, my little buddy Elijah in Uganda
Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Matthew 12:28 "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you." Matthew 18:3 "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children. you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. v4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child  is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. v5: Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me."
Beloved, Jesus has a very special place in His heart for the children.  If we watch them and take care of them, we can know what it is to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Come with child like faith, give with child like faith  We are building the Living Water Orphanage in Kenya to provide a beautiful home for 30-40 orphan children, where the Name of Jesus will be lifted up..  Please join us!.  We still need $3,500 for the concrete slab of the main house. I also need money for travel for the crusades in Tanzania and Burundi.  Now is the time to give, the kingdom is now!. Thank you so much for your prayers and support, next post from Africa.  May God bless you as you pray!
in Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @ or   Email:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Blessed are the Meek

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, from 2016. Left, Ngozi, Burundi; right children at New Hope preschool, Kenya
Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. v4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. v5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth (land). v6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
Beloved, to work with these precious saints in Africa is pure joy.  They are poor in sprit, and meek for sure.  They work the land with hand tools, planting one seed at a time, harvesting one stalk at a time.  So also with Gather the Outcasts Ministry, we are planting seeds one at a time, and harvesting when the fields are ripe, in some places one at a time, at the crusades by the thousands. Would you join us in prayer and support? There are many ways you can participate: $20 per month buys food and uniforms for the preschool children, we also need support for purchase of sound systems and advertising for the crusades in Tanzania and Burundi.  We are also trusting the Lord for $8,000 to finish the slab at the Living Water Orphanage in Kenya. Look up, for the fields are ripe with the harvest!  God bless you!
in Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal @ or   Email @ rowh

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Dear beloved:  Pictures above, distributing maize to villagers, new crop maize at Living Water Farm
Matthew 14:16 But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."  v17 And they said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish." v18 He said, "Bring them here to Me." v19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. v20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.
Beloved, here is a message from our partner church pastor in Kenya:  "Hello brother, today there was many people in service expecting more relief foods supply.we gave nothing today as we had nothing left. If God is still providing please continue praying for them in this month. Next month maize will be OK to used. "
Please pray about your part in helping to ease the hunger among our people over in Kenya. Maize bags are $55 each, we need to supply for another couple of weeks. May God bless and multiply your gift, so that there will be baskets full of the remaining fragments. God bless you!
In Christ, Jim Gather the Outcasts, box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501c3 Paypal @ or Email: rowh

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Living Stones

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, left, walls going up at Living Water Orphanage; right, digging crew 2016 mission
1 Peter 2:4 And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, v5 and you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. v6 For this is contained in scripture: "Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, And he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed."
Beloved, the Apostle Peter says each of us is a living stone, being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices to God. At the Living Water Orphanage in Kenya, we are also building up choice stones, to put together a building that will be a loving home for forty orphan children.  We invite you to join in this kingdom project, that this may be your spiritual sacrifice to bring glory to the name of Jesus.  We will be in Kenya in thirty days, we would like to pour the slab for the building, as we will have a team with many eager hands for the work.  We are trusting the Lord for $8,000 to be able to accomplish this part of the project.  Would you pray about becoming a living stone? May God bless you as you pray!
in Christ, Jim     Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654    501c3           Paypal @ or   Email: rowh

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Judgement Seat of Christ

Dear beloved:  Pictures above, left, food distribution at partner church in Kenya; right, children to sponsor at preschool
2 Corinthians 5:9 Therefore, we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. v10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.  Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, v20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I will be with you always, even to the end of the age."
Beloved, when we stand before Christ, we will have to make an account of all we have done, good or bad, according to the gits and resources the Lord Jesus has entrusted to us.  What will you have to show for your time here on the earth?  This is not a judgment for salvation, but for rewards in heaven.  We invite you to participate in kingdom projects with Gather the Outcasts Ministry.  Sponsor a child @ $20 per month, send money for hunger relief, donate for the crusades in Tanzania; there is even still time to join the Africa mission leaving in July for two weeks. We are commanded to "go therefore", if you can't go please pray about sending!  God bless you as you pray.
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal  or  Email: rowh