A Mother standing by her teenage daughter’s grave . . .

      While in Kenya, we were asked to do a funeral service for a teenager that had died.  Of course, we were happy to do so and shared our faith/the Gospel with about 300-350 people.  We discovered that the teenager had been invited to attend services at one of the churches we support.  While there, this teenager heard the Gospel and got saved.  Later, she needed medical attention but couldn’t get any because of their poverty.  Her mother tried self-help medical treatment but the daughter died.

     The mother’s church refused to do the funeral because the mother didn’t meet the church’s standards (attendance, dress, giving, blah, blah, blah!).  We were so happy to help.

     After the funeral service, we went to talk to the mother to reassure her that she would see her daughter again.  Yet the mother cried because the mother had not trusted Christ as her Saviour.  Why?  Because of her church’s judgmental attitude, she thought God didn’t love or care about her or her eternal salvation.  Well, we shared John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 5:8, 6:23, 10:9,10,13, Ephesians 2: 8,9 and other verses of the compassion of Christ, God’s free gift of salvation and the heart’s desire of  Christ to save her.  When she realized His compassion she trusted Christ in prayer as her Saviour while tears flowed.  Just think, I’m glad God doesn’t leave it up to a bunch of church “leaders”, church rules, “do’s and don’ts”, blah, blah, blah, to get us to Heaven.  I’m glad of God’s compassion, mercy and grace.  I think I’ll just stay on Christ’s highway of compassion, mercy and grace.  I’ll let God do all the judging He wants in eternity.  Let God be the judge.  Let us be the heart of His compassion, mercy and grace.  Let us just love people.  Yep, Christ’s compassion can change any and all hearts.  Yep, that’s true!! Yep, that was one mother I was so glad I met!  God is so good. Kenya 2012.

God's Blessings -- Kenya 2012

--Preached over 15 sermons

--Preached to over 2500 people      

       --Passed out 6000 Swahili John/Romans

--Gave KJV Bibles out

--Gave 18 Soulwinner's NewTestaments to pastors

--Delivered money gifts to 5 widows

--Delivered $440 for water tanks

--Delivered money gifts to pastors

--35 pastors/wives attended 2 day seminar

--Preached in 8 churches, a prison, a school, revival outdoors, 2funerals

--Over 600 souls saved

--Medical Missions Outreach (34 nurses, doctors, and a pharmacist) treated over 2000 patients

--Travel safety and blessings all along the way

…..feel a little fire burning!!!!!!!!

 

Updates from Pastor Jones:

Monday, December 26th - In Nairobi, Kenya.  Here we go!  Plane ride was 16 hours.  Delayed leaving the airport 5 hours.  2 lost luggage.  Hotel had drug deals.  Now @ uncles house - no commode seat.  It's 3:30 a.m. and roosters and goats are singing in harmony outisde my window.  Uncle is talking with Chege. God is good!

 

Tuesday, December 27th - Recovered both pieces of luggage!  Took care of Visa for lady in Chege's church so she could see her husband.  Will travel 3 hours tomorrow and preach leading into 20 pastors meetings and then revival!  PRAY!

 

Wednesday, December 28th - Car stuck in mud for 3 hours.  Getting 2nd custom agent to get Bibles and John-Romans released for less fees. 20 pastors arriving Thursday.  God is good!  Keep praying.  Chege's uncle knows big players to open doors. Amen!

 

Thursday, December 29th - People asking for Bibles.  Everybody takes a tract and reads it.  Pastors calling Chege and asking for bus money to come.  Pastors asking us to preach at their churches.  All very hungry for Gospel!

 

December 30th - 25 Pastors and wives with more on way.  All passing out flyers for revival now through Sunday.  None owns a car.  Some came over 150 miles.

 

December 31st - 341 saved!  Man walked in off street and asked how to be saved.  Soap and John/Romans to all prisoners.  Ate in a dirtfloor shack.  Pray!

 

January 1st - Preached in 2 churches and at stadium to estimated 700 plus.  14 saved and 11 baptized.  600 John/Romans given out on street.  Amen!

 

January 2nd - Visited Chege village where no car can go. Pastors calling thanking us.  Tomorrow travel 5-7 hours west to visit new church plant and other churches.  Great poverty. 

 

January 3rd - Traveled 6 - 7 hours to West Kenya.  Spoke at school lunch.  53 saved and at new church plant - 8 saved.  Gave John/Romans and bibles to all.   All cows in Kenya are ripped!  Keep praying.  God Bless you.

 

January 4th - 2 more church services.  2 saved!  God is good.  Funeral on Friday.  Pastor Robertson's wife died.

 

January 5th - Funeral for pastor's wife tomorrow and teenager on Saturday.  Pray for the 100's that will be at each.

 

January 6th - Pastor Robertson's wife funeral - 500 plus.  Psalm 90:0, 12 story of life and Saviour of life!  Gave John/Romans to all.  Amen!  The teenager that we are burying today was 'treated' by her mom because they were too poor for medical help.  Also no other church would have the funeral.  Pray.  I thank Christ for his compassion, mercy, and grace!  Then I go preach at another church.  People are so hungry for the Lord!

 

January 7th - Mother of girl we buried got saved!  300 there.  Headed to next church.  Feel a little fire burning! 

 

January 8th - Preached 3 times Sunday. 2 saved!  Altar full.   People here think they are unworthy to be saved.  Go to Nairobi and meet with pastors today.  Medical team-mmo-treated 4 people.  Give out tracts.  Very poor come begging for medicine.  Pray!

 

January 11th - Over 1100 treated in 2 days by MMO.  Over 50 saved!  God bless.  Pray!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Departing USA on Christmas Day at 6:10 p.m.

 

I COVET YOUR PRAYERS (Kenya 2012)

 

People have given for:

            2,000 Bibles

            6,000 Swahili John/Romans

            18 soulwinner New Testaments for Pastors

            2 water tanks (1,000 gallon each) for two village families

            Money for 5 widows’s needs

            Money for Pastors’ needs

            Money for orphans’ needs

            Money for Sunday School materials

Please pray for:

            Safety, wisdom, blessings

Preaching in 8 or more churches, church revivals, schools, prisons,  stadium, children meetings, businessmen meetings, door-to-door

            The dinners/fellowships/encouragement

            Meetings/seminars with Pastors

            Meetings/fellowships with Pastors/wives/deacons/church families

            The Bible materials we will be providing

Tentative Schedule  (leave USA on Christmas Day @ 6:10 pm)

Tuesday, 27th—Bible Study at Catherine’s

Wed, 28th—visit Chege family

                House Fellowship Bible teaching@ 4:30 pm

Thursday, 29th—10:00 am house fellowship Bible teaching

2-4pm fellowship at Bible Baptist

4:00 pm—meet with Pastors, preach, talk, testimonies, prayer

Friday, 30th---9:00 teach pastors; 12 noon lunch; 1:30 prison;  4:30 pm Revival at Bible Baptist

Saturday, 31st—9:00 teach pastors; 12 noon lunch; 2-2:30 pm deacons/wives; 3:00-5:30 stadium

Sunday, 1st—8:30 am Mahianyu;  11:00 Jones Bible Baptist; Chege at Aberdare; 12:30 ordination

Water baptism;  Lunch;   3—5:30 pm stadium preaching

Monday, 2nd 10-12 visitation;  1:30 prison

Tuesday, 3rd—travel to western Kenya (Pastor Japheth);   4:00 preach

Wednesday, 4th—travel to Nakuru, lunch with Pastors (Kiarie); 3:00 Solomon’s ;  4:00 preach at Kiarie

Thursday, 5th—visit Chege;  4:00 Ngura

Friday, 6th—Chege with family;   Jones in schools/visiting

Saturday, 7th—10:00am—youth service;  3-4:30 pm Peterson’s preach

Sunday, 8th—8:00 am school; 10:00 Sunday School; 11:00 preach Bible Baptist;2:00 Robertson’s preach

Monday, 9th—visit

Tuesday, 10th—visit

Wednesday,11th—Medical Mission Outreach at Nairobi

Thursday, 12th—MMO at Nairobi

                                10:55 pm catch plane back to USA

“. . . The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5: 16

 

 

 

God’s Promises to each of us.

 

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth Him hath mercy on the poor. Proverbs 14: 31

  

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily Isay unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.

Matthew 25: 37-40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will He pay him again. Proverbs 19: 17

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. Proverbs 21: 13

 

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?