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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

The Harvest is Plentiful

 

Dear beloved: Pics, Butere Crusade, Kenya 2022; Organic squash crop, Pure Prairie Farm, Kansas USA

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 weary and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd.  v37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. v38  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

Beloved, I spent many years in Kansas growing and shipping organic squash all over the Midwest USA. When there were plenty of laborers for the harvest, it was a joy and easy work, but when the laborers were in short supply, the job was a heavy burden. Next week we are going to Sabatia, Butere district in Kenya, for a great salvation and healing crusade.  Pray that we will have many laborers for the harvest, that the nets will be full of new believers at the end of four days of worship and preaching.  For two years now, there have been no crusades and restricted church attendance here in Kenya.  It is time for a breakthrough, time for God to roar!  More than ever before the harvest is plentiful.  Here in Kenya, many are trying to work overtime to make up for the income lost during the covid days.  Pray with us that they will be stirred to come to the crusade, and have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to them.  We invite you to partner with us as we take the good news of the gospel to the lost of Kenya and beyond!  As you send, we are able to go.  May God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jim    Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   Paypal@ www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts   or  www.gathertheoutcasts.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

The Lost Sheep



Dear beloved: pics above, altar call at Sabatia, Kenya Crusade; Gospel singer Jane Rose

Luke 15:4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses on of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? v5 And when he finds it, he lays it on his shoulders rejoicing. v6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!" v7 "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance."

Beloved, it is with great joy that we report that many lost sheep have come into the fold at the crusade in Sabatia.  We are rejoicing along with the angels in heaven for not only those who have made confessions of faith in Jesus, but also for the many who have come forward for prayers for healing and deliverance. Strongholds of alcoholism and witchcraft are being torn down, along with the stronghold of fear that has gripped many due to the various lockdowns and mandates related to Covid.  This is our first crusade in Kenya in over two years, and the people are overjoyed that they can come together and worship and dance to the Lord. The kings of the earth make their stand, but the message of the gospel cannot be quenched; of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we take the soul saving message of hope to the lost sheep of Africa. Your prayers and support make these crusades possible, and there are many here in Kenya and all over Africa that are desperate to be found!  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

The Living Water

 

Dear beloved; pics, villagers fetching water at Living Water spring; Living Water children (in blue shirts) leading dancing at Sabatia Crusade

John 4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again, v14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to everlasting life."

Beloved, one of the great stories of Jesus details His encounter with a Samaritan lady at Jacob's well in Samaria.  She is an outcast to her own people as well as the kingdom of God.  But the story shows the love of Jesus for those who are trapped in sin and are social outcasts in their own land.  At Living Water children's home, we are blessed to have an abundant supply of very clean, sweet spring water, an everlasting spring.  We give it to the villagers to show our love for them, and bring blessings and goodwill to their lives.  They come to drink, fill their jerry cans, and do laundry.  At the Sabatia Crusade last week, over 300 people came to know the living water and Jesus Christ as their Lord, and many more were delivered of witchcraft and other demonic spirits.  It was an outpouring of the glory of God and the everlasting life.  Won't you join us as we take the good news of the gospel to a dry and thirsty land?  As you send we are able to go.  May God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jim       Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654      501c3    Donate at   Paypal@www.paypal.me/gathertheoutcasts  or  www.gathertheoutcasts.com   Email:pureprairie@hotmail.com     www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Filled With His Glory

 

Dear beloved: Pics above, Sunset in Kansas, USA; praying for the sick at Sabatia Crusade

Psalm 97: 1-6 The Lord reigns, let the people rejoice; and let the many coastlands be glad! Clouds and thick darkness are all around Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Fire goes before Him and burns up all the adversaries all around. His lightnings light up all the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory. 

Beloved, when the glory of the Lord fills a place, the atmosphere of healing and deliverance takes place. And even greater than that, the fire and conviction of the Holy Spirit opens up a person to receive the good news of the gospel. When the disciples returned to Jesus, rejoicing that the demons were subject to them in His name, He said, "Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."  The above picture of the sunset in Kansas was taken over my farm the day following the crusade in Sabatia, Kenya. Maybe the Lord was showering the place with a blessing in my absence. And the whole earth shall be filled with His glory!  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the good news of the gospel to the nations of Africa. We are trusting the Lord for $5,000 for a better car for our pastor Zephania at Living Water Church in Makunda. Pray about your part in helping us.  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 

Wars and Rumors of Wars

 

Dear beloved; Pics, biogas digester construction at Living Water Children's home; Kitchen addition to the posho mill -store

Matthew 24:3 The disciples came to Jesus privately, and asked Him, "what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?" v4 And Jesus answered them, "see that no one leads you astray, v5 for many will come in My name, saying, "I am the Christ, and deceive many" v6 "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. v7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. v8 All these are the beginning of sorrows (birth pangs)."

As we read the news, and hear the headlines of ongoing crises around the world, we are reminded of Jesus prophetic words in the Olivet discourse.  He warned us that in the last days there would be all this chaos and calamity going on. But He also said for us not to be troubled, which seems like a dichotomy impossible to resolve.  The events of the end times will come to pass, they will be absolutely fulfilled.  The only variable issue will be the timing, and ultimately the return of Christ is in the hands of sovereign God.  The enemy wants to rush the timeline to usher in the reign of the antichrist, while the restrainer wants to hold the enemy at bay till all the people of the nations have heard the gospel. We can only keep from being troubled by staying focused on Jesus, and taking our anxious thoughts and fear to Him in prayer. Jesus said, "My peace I give unto you, not as the world gives do I give unto you, therefore, let not your heart be troubled or fearful."  We still have many souls to reach in Makunda village, as well as all over Kenya and East Africa.  We invite you to partner with us as we complete the projects at the children's home, and the Living Water Church shop and posho mill.  Pray that God will use you to further His kingdom here in Africa.  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 

Words to Jeremiah

 

Dear beloved:  Pics from Children's Fun Day at Living Water Children's Home; Elizabeth teaches some of the 134 children who came for teaching, food, and fun.

Jeremiah 1:9 Then the Lord put forth HIs hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. v10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, to destroy and throw down, to build and to plant."

Beloved, the natons are still in a rage, but the Lord will have the final say.  Suffice it to say the nations of the earth are all going to be affected and sustain collateral damage because of the war in Ukraine.  Last week I was preaching at an all night kesha prayer meeting here in Mumias.  At the end of a rather lengthy prayer, the words just came out of my mouth, "Putin, prepare to meet your God!"  Even today I don't know what that means, but it was from the Lord. Pray for the children and innocent people of Ukraine, and for the leaders of the nations involved.  This is the time they need to hear from the Lord and have understanding.  The Lord is the defender of the weak, and he is offended when the kings of the earth take their stand against the Him.  We are seeing rapidly increasing costs of all commodities here in Kenya, from cooking fuel, food, and fertilizer, costs are going through the roof. Most of the people here live day to day with little if any in savings.  If you can help us feed the orphan children and the many others who depend on us, it would be greatly appreciated.  Even $50 per month would be a blessing if you are able. Pray about your part in helping us, pray for the nations, pray, pray, 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 

Black Horse of Famine

Dear beloved:  Pics, "Prophecies for America" by Jim Rowh; Children at Living Water spreading compost

Revelation 6:5 When he opened the third seal, I hear the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. v6  And I heard a loud voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius (day's wage), and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and the wine."

The passage of Scripture in Revelation speaks of a coming time or rampant inflation, when a day's wage will only purchase a quart of wheat. Can you imagine the cost of bread and other baked goods if the price of wheat actually reaches that level?  The Lord gave me a vision years ago of the black horse of famine, and the vision was so vivid it shook me for several days.  The horse and rider came out and appeared in full life and color to me, with scales in hand, then the horse reared back and threw the rider off!  Chaos and calamity even beyond what I had ever imagined.  What we are seeing in the world wide inflation now taking hold is just a foreshadowing of things to come. This would be a great time to plant a victory garden, and stock up on some essentials that you know you will need in the future. I wrote about the vision of the Black Horse, and many other dreams the Lord gave me,  in the recently published book, "Prophecies for America"          

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 You can prepare yourself and family and boost the ministry at the same time.  At Living Water Children's Home, we are working hard to prepare the gardens to be as food self sufficient as possible, at the same time teaching the children the love of Jesus to prepare them for whatever may come their way.  Join as as we break up the fallow land and fallow hearts.  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  

Be As Little Children

 

Dear beloved:  Pics, Zephania and Bryson speaking to the childen at Fun Day; children playing games

Matthew 18:2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, v3 " 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. v6 But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."

Beloved, our children's fun day at Living Water Children's Home is opening up a great opportunity to minister to the children of Makunda village.  We have been averaging about 150 children each Saturday.  We spend the morning in teaching Bible stories, playing fun games and football, then finish off the morning with a great meal for them to get some nourishment for their bodies. Children have an innate desire to know the things of God.  Their spirits have not been polluted by the things of the world, they are much more open to receive teaching about Jesus.  Many of these children come from Muslim background, so they will be beacons of light in their home environment.  You can help us in this ministry outreach, expenses for food and other necessities totals about $100 for each Saturday. Also we have a need that has arisen in the last week.  Our pastor was in a wreck with the new car we had just purchased.  We thank God he was not seriously injured, but the car has sustained damage that will cost $2,000 to repair.  Pray about your part in helping get the car fixed up and back on the road.  Thank you and 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 

Apostolic Anointing

 

Dear beloved: Pics above: Children at Living Water Home; boda riders lining up for fuel amid ongoing shortages

2 Corinthians 11:26 in journeys often, in perils in waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils of the city, in perils of the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; v27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in cold and nakedness- v28 besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. v29 Who is weak, and I am not weak?  Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?

Beloved, the Apostle Paul gave up a life as an intellectual and religious elite, a very comfortable life, to sacrifice all for service to Jesus.  When he was blinded as he traveled on the road to Damascus, the Lord appeared to him to show him what he must suffer for the Lord's sake. The Apostolic anointing is the power to lay down the foundation of the gospel in lands and in ways that have never been accomplished before. But along with the one hundred fold blessing come the persecutions, the trials, and the sufferings. The overwhelming joy of seeing people come to Christ outweighs the momentary afflctions of the present age. The challenges of ministering in a foreign land one can only imagine until you get here and jump in the battle.  My heart weeps daily for the people of Kenya, where life is such a grind and constant battle. So much of the government and culture is broken, where do you start to fix them?  We start by preaching Christ and Him crucified!  While boda riders trying to feed their families on profit of $5 per day line up for precious fuel, our children also line up hoping to be able to go to school.  Any amount will help, it takes about $1,500 to send all of our children to school in primary and secondary locations.  Pray about your part in this outreach.  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 

Faith Without Works

 

Dear beloved: Pics above: Men's Encounter with Team USA, 2021; Children's Fun Day at Living Water Home

James 2:14 What does it profit my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? v15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitue of daily food, v16 and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things they need for the body, what does it profit? v17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.  v18 But someone will say, " You have faith and I have works". Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

The book of James is so practical and down to earth, very easy to understand.  Some have called it "the gospel put to shoe leather."  James has a very pointed way of making the gospel come alive, and he shows us ways that we can make the gospel more effective in bringing people to the Lord Jesus.  Compassion for the multitudes prompted Jesus to pray for them, cast out demons, and also feed them when they were hungry.  He didn't want them to go back to their villages hungry after being out in the country for an extended period of time.  Faith to believe in God is one measure, but faith put into action is a greater measure.  James says, "Without the works to go along with faith, the faith is dead."  Beloved, we are experiencing serious inflation here in Kenya, enough so many families are coming to the church without food in the house.  Cost of all basic commodities has risen dramatically the last four months.  In addition, we are feeding on average 150 children at our Fun Day every other week.  Others of our orphan children are still needing school fees for this opening term of school. Can you help us make a difference in Makunda village?  Even a donation of  $50 or $100 will go a long way to feed many children.  Put your faith into action, you will be blessed and God will get the glory!  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

Monday, May 23, 2022

Blood of the Innocents



Dear beloved:  Pics, Kinze of Encounter Team USA teaching children; Living Water children spreading compost 

Jeremiah 19:4 "Because they have forsaken Me, and made this an alien place, because they have burned incense in it to other gods whom neither they, their fathers, nor the kings of Judah have known, and have filled this place with the blood of the innocents v5 (they have also built the high places of Baal, to burn thier sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or speak, nor did it come into My mind), v6 therefore behold, the days are coming," says the Lord, "that this place shall no more be called Tophet or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter."

Beloved, many people try to support the argument for abortion saying, we don't bother to take care of the ones that are already living  We thank the Lord for the privilege of taking care of His children, it is an awesome responsiblilty.  I can't tell all the stories of their lives, it would make your heart ache and cry. The Body of Christ steps up in Kenya and many African nations to help support the children, house and clothe them, get them into school, and most importantly, teach them about Jesus.  Because of their knowledge of Christ, they know they have a hope and a future. Abortion is illegal here in Kenya, as it is in most African nations, the people fight for their children. At times because of difficult circumstances, the children lose parents or are given up, but for the majority, children are their source of pride and joy.  In a country where the average Kenyan makes $1,000 per year, the people make great sacrifices to raise and school their children.  Join with Gather the Outcasts as we take care of God's precious ones. We are trusting God for all the school fees for 30 children, and to provide for all their needs.  Pray about your part in supporting the children of Living Water Children's Home.  May God bless you as you pray!

In Christ, Jiim   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 

End Times Evangelism

 


Dear beloved: pics, Crusades in Mbeya, Tanzania, 2021,2020

2 Timothy 2:4 I charge you in the presence of God and Jesus Christ, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His apprearing and His kingdom v2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.  v3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, v4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and will wander off into myths. 

Beloved, this very weekend tens of thousands of believers have gathered in Kansas City, USA, to hear the call to be sent to preach the truth of the gospel to all the nations.  That gathering is a fulfillment of prophecy spoken forty years ago, so God is confirming His word to those who have been obedient and patiently waited on Him over the many years before it came to pass. . Even the Apostle Paul, in reminding his spiritual son Timothy, (1 Timothy 1:18), that in accordance with prophecies spoken about Timothy, he could wage the good warfare.  Beloved, we are in a battle!  My own calling to Africa was stirred by a prophetic dream in which God showed me He wanted me to go and preach the gospel to the nations; that He would give the message, the intercessors, the provision, the platform.  Everything I needed He would supply if I trusted Him and stepped out in obedience. The world is becoming increasingly desperate and hungry for truth, unfortunately, many won't find the truth unless someone gets to them to preach the good news of the gospel..Faith in Jesus comes by hearing, but how will they hear unless someone preaches to them? Pray about your part in sending evangelists from Gather the Outcasts Ministry to the lost and dying of Africa.  As you send, we can go!  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 

Rejoice Always


Dear beloved: Pics, children showing off new clothes; Tanzania Crusade, 2020

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice! v5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. v6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; v7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 

Beloved, this is the challenge for our day, to turn our anxiety over to the Lord through prayer and thanksgiving. Easier said than done!  For those in the USA, most have not had the life challenges that people in other parts of the world have to live with on a daily basis.  For most, life in the USA has been easy; food is plentiful, housing, medical care, and education are easily obtained.  Now we are starting to get a glimpse of the chaos and mayhem that will prevail at the end of the age when the antichrist comes on the scene. We can sit and cry "Come Lord Jesus, come!", or we can get busy reaching the lost with the hope of the gospel. There are so many that don't know Jesus as Savior, we need to be crying, "Jesus, open the doors to minister".  Ask the Lord where He wants you to go or be most effective, and wait for a door of opportunity.   Or maybe you can send those to the battlefield who are already engaged.  Pray about your part!  I have been in USA for just a short time and will be returning to Kenya shortly.  Can you help with the plane ticket?  Our children at the home are still needing some school fees if you are able. 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