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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