FORTHCOMING MISSION TRIP TO KISII REGION ON 14TH -18TH JULY, 2021
God opened the door for us in this region as a result of a previous trip by pastors, Charles, Maurice and Jacob. Two House churches were established: one in BUEMBU and the other in KARUNGU.
A special invitation has been on our desk now for 2 months, wanting us to take our discipleship ministry back there. After repeated prayers seeking direction and leading from God, we feel led by the Holy spirit to visit this region on July 14th-18th, so that we may fulfil our Macedonian call “come over here and help us”
The need and request was received from five Christian brothers who live in the region, one of which is an ex Muslim. In our last meeting, we resolved to raise Kshs 67,000/ approx. Au$ 658. Until now, the leaders and KHC believers have raised a total of Kshs 37,000 which is not enough. Hence, the KHC movement and the board of elders is requesting our friends, LEN and partners in the work of ministry to help fund our trip with the remaining amount of money of Kshs 30,000/ approx. Au$ 380. Your support for KHC movement will be highly appreciated and will be for God’s glory! Yours, Leader & Founder KHC movement. Charles.
I have been blessed to be able to assist the KHC Movement for sometime now and will continue to do so. I am a pensioner now so am limited in what I can do. I would appreciate any LEN follower out there who feels led to join me in supporting the KHC Movement. You can do so by making a donation on the Donation link on the Home Page.
Over 7 million people across six East African countries are at the cusp of starvation as communities have faced existential threats from violence, flooding, the pandemic and locust infestation, the evangelical humanitarian organization World Vision has warned.
According to the charity, which operates in nearly 100 countries, thousands of children could face death or long-term health consequences if the international community does not respond quickly to East Africa’s worsening crisis.
“The situation is very severe in East Africa, and particularly Ethiopia. Over 2 million people are in need of food assistance,” Debebe Dawit of World Vision told The Christian Post in a Thursday interview. “Among conflict, COVID-19, flooding, locust infestation, all these are adding [an] additional burden to the community.”
Before the pandemic began, several countries in East Africa faced a widespread desert locust infestation that impacted hundreds of thousands of hectares and damaged croplands and pastures. Later in 2020, large-scale floods destroyed crops that were ready to harvest, which impacted the food supply for 4 million people in the region.
Matters have also been complicated by military conflicts — most recently the Tigray conflict — and the rise of Islamic extremism. Witnesses who spoke with The Associated Press have detailed killings, looting and other abuses committed by Eritrean soldiers in Tigray, a predominantly-Christian northernmost region of the East African country.
To address the starvation and poverty crisis in East Africa, World Vision launched a multi-country emergency response for Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The goal is to reach 2.4 million people, which includes 490,000 children.
“One of the critical elements in this one is when famine or drought is happening, we always act after the fact. … Usually, we respond after people have died,” Dawit shared. “We need to be proactive in responding and providing funding to avoid the [deterioration] of the situation. The key thing here is people are dying before the famine of the drought is declared. So that needs to be looked at, and we need to act immediately and prevent further suffering.”
As many of you would be aware the Kenya House Church Movement which LEN supports has requested aid for the House Church Group in Tanzania. They encountered widespread famine in Nyamuzi on their recent visit. Check out my recent post KHC Missions Trip. If you would like to help click on the Donations icon on my LEN Home Page.
We have just returned from the mission trip to Nyamuzi, Tanzania which we consider successful thanks to our Lord. Thanks also to Ron Edwards and LEN followers for your prayers and financial support. You are wonderful friends and the backbone of Kenya House Church movement (KHC), Yes! the Lord is the Lord and the life and strength of KHC, but without you, your prayers, support and partnership we would not be able to conduct mission trips such as this one. We appreciate you ALL!
God was present with us throughout the whole trip. He manifested in our midst with signs and wonders. We saw the saving and healing power of the Holy spirit at work in every home and market centre we visited. Great miracles of healing were manifested to those for whom we prayed and many people confessed and repented of the sins that ensnared them.
OUTREACH MEETINGS: We held several outreach evangelism tent meetings. As well, we went from house to house and out into the market place. Preaching, teaching and praying for those who were unable to come to the tent of meetings.
Healings and Miracles
In the home of Mr Opiyo, we met his wife, Mrs Brigitta Anyango Opiyo, she had been sick with profuse bleeding, she had visited various hospitals but her problem continued to grow worse. We taught her the word of God, and she believed our message. We then prayed for her and she immediately started feeling well. Two days later, she came to our tent meeting and testified that she is healed. She, her husband and close friends all praised and gave glory to God.
In the home of Mr Tobias Ojiwa, we ministered to his young son, Mr Bernad Ochieng Ojiwa, He had served 10 yrs in prison for killing his brother and for taking his wife. He was released from prison just two weeks before our visit to this region. Elder Samson Glack taught him the word of God and led him to repentance and saving faith in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
In the home of Mrs Pricila Achieng Obondo we ministered to her son, He was often seen walking naked, talking to himself, He was no longer attending school and was in and out of institutions. It was fortunate he was home the day, we visited their home. Charles prayed for him and he was delivered. Two days later, we revisited the family and found him and her mother doing well and we again had the opportunity to share with them the word of God.
A young man by the name Gidion Ouma Osala, came forward and took a microphone from Pastor Alfred, and started to testify of his former evil practices. He said he had been involved in taking drugs, opium, cocaine and smoking of cigarettes. Through the ministry of KHC he had repented and gave up his life to the Lord. He has also joined the Nyamuzi house church group.
During market place evangelism, we ministered to many people, including men, women and children. Many people listened and accepted our message and many spoke good of us. Many more healings and miracles, God performed through our hands, and many souls were touched, surrendered and came to the saving power, knowledge and understanding of God’s word.
CHALLANGES AFFECTING NYAMUZI HOUSE CHURCH,IN TANZANIA: 1. There is a major famine in Northern Tanzania resulting in food scarcity in Nyamuzi. The members of the house church are suffering. Nearly every home we visited lacked sufficient food, some families had not eaten for two days,. We kindly request for your prayers and support for these our brothers and sisters at Nyamuzi house church group. 2. Members of Nyamuzi house church group do not have Bibles, In a church of ten believers, we found only one person had a Bible, and it had pages/scriptures missing. We kindly request our LEN team and followers to help Nyamuzi house church get 10 copies of Holy Bibles.
If you would like to be a regular supporter of the KHC movement or make a one off donation then please click on the Donations icon on the Home Page. It would be much appreciated. KHC is doing an amazing job.
Pastor Charles has just returned from a successful Mission Trip to Tanzania to learn that the young son of the leader of a recently established Home Church in Nyarombo Kenya had died.
The following request from Charles is self explanatory if you would like to help raise the requested small sum of $200 to help then do so at the Donations icon on my Home Page (far right). It would be good to exceed the amount requested.
To all KHC leaders: You are now aware that we have lost the beloved young son of our new KHC leader in Nyarombo.
The burial is set to take place this week, on Friday 11th, 2021.
You will remember that Nyarombo house church was recently founded by the grace of God. The power of the Holy spirit made it possible to open the understanding of our brother and his family to hear the Gospel message., The Nyarombo church group was birthed as a result of his conversion.
In a case like this one, you all know how the KHC movement normally conduct ourselves. Therefore, I urge the leaders of KHC house churches to do all that is necessary to ensure the outcome is positive since this is to be the first burial we are going to conduct in this new territory in the midst of our religious opponents. All KHC leaders and members will start meeting there on Thursday morning, in preparation for the burial on Friday. Please remember all the Covid19 protocols must be observed.
To Ron Edwards & LEN team: It is just one day ago, four KHC leaders came back home from the mission trip to the republic of Tanzania. Now this has happened to our new brother in Nyarombo house church group and we know he does not have sufficient funds to settle a hospital bill let alone funeral costs
On behalf of KHC movement, I kindly request you to help us assist him with Au$ 200. The remaining needed expenses like coffin and transportation cost, KHC leaders have agreed to help support him.
You will remember that this is a newly founded house church group ,and all eyes are focused on us, wanting to see how KHC movement will stand in support of this brother.
The following is a report from Pastor Charles Otieno Owino founder and a leader of the Kenya House Church (KHC) Movement. This is their second visit to this village in Tanzania. They went in at the request of Christians there who were aware of what KHC is achieving in Kenya. There is a request for funds at the end of the report for FOOD and BIBLES. If you are able to help please make a donation via the icon on the Home Page Donations. It will be much appreciated even small amounts go a long way in both Kenya and Tanzania.
Our meeting here in this small village of Nyamuzi in Tanzania, is progressing well.
Yesterday we had multiple out reach, moving from house to house, teaching and praying for those unable to come to our meetings for various reasons. We were able to share the word with the sick, lame, even blind and met various people who were held in the bondage of sin, and in the spirit of religion for a long time. We were able to share with them the word of God and through the power of the Holy spirit many were set free.
We have been witnessing a powerful move of God, and the Holy spirit has been at work, touching and convicting many souls of their sins bringing them to repentance and salvation.
We are able to meet and minister to a large number of people, and the daily attendance at the meetings is good.
1) Famine out break. There is a great food scarcity in this area, and people are seriously suffering, in nearly every home we visited, we found a family who had been two days without food to put on the table.
2) Lack of Bibles- The members don’t have Bibles, we happened to have only one person with a copy, but with several missing pages.
1) FOOD: We kindly request your prayers and support for these people here, so that we may buy food for them ie maize flour, beans and rice.
2) BIBLES: We request you to help us buy for them even 10 copies of Bibles.
We have done the little we were able to afford, but it is not enough and many people were left out.
If you may feel led to help, kindly let me know so that I may direct you on how the money can reach us here.
As most of my followers know I support the Kenya House Church Movement in Kenya started many years ago now by Pastor Charles Owino Otieno. It has grown to ten house church groups with a new group started just weeks ago with the conversion of a Catholic priest. The circumstances surrounding his conversion provide a great story which I will use for another LEN post. However, shortly after Charles returned home I received the following email from Alfred one of the KHC leaders.
I received a report from Charles, and I later saw him addressing the media on one of our local radio stations, reporting on the earthquake that shook their area and left three people dead, and several others injured. I understand that among the victims of the earthquake was Charles’s mother and one of his brothers. I will be travelling together with my wife going to the home of Charles tomorrow, to see the family.
The following report is from Charles: “The tragedy happened on my property. This picture was taken on my own farm. .
This was not a normal flood, the kind we know and we have seen many times. This was different. A normal flood erodes the soil surface, sweeps away vegetation, animals and destroys houses. But this one was a combination of both an earthquake and heavy rainfall. It covered a wide area of land, It devastated our property leaving behind a very big empty valley about 5kms long and 5 to 6 metres deep, as you can see in this picture. My house church group had planted a maize farm on this land which was about to mature and it was all swept away. And you may also remember that our economic activities here is farming so we are back to square one.
I have already sent $250 to help, but as I am a pensioner now, I am limited in what I am able to contribute. I would appreciate help from some of my LEN followers. You can make a donation by clicking on the Donation icon on the Home Page. If you would like me to acknowledge your donation on this website please let me know. Also, if you would like to become a regular supporter of KHC that would be appreciated. We have a number of projects that need funding. A printer to produce training materials in Swahili is first on the list. Charles would like to print off the ICCC Transformed Working Life series for the leaders. Also, I have previously requested support to purchase a computer for Charles and then for some of the other leaders so they can access training videos from Christian organisations like CMI and others that support Home Church Groups. I will also be able to hold regular Zoom meetings with Charles and the other KHC leaders.
I received the following email from Pastor Charles Otieno Owino. He is the leader of the Kenya House Church Movement which God is growing exponentially because it is all about making disciples who make disciples. There are no paid pastors nor church buildings. My followers would know that I have been connected with this group almost two years now. Moreover, my involvement as a Board Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Australia has enabled me to connect the KHC group with the President of ICCC Kenya, Rene Kiamba who is introducing them to the ICCC training materials in particular the Transformed Working Life Series available for free on http://www.transformedworkinglife.net.
On a recent Zoom Meeting, which I organised when all of the KHC leaders were together with Charles in Migori, I had the opportunity to hear the testimonies of all the leaders. Not all had English so one of the leaders fluent in Swahili and English acted as interpreter. It was a humbling but wonderful occasion for me as I realised what a privilege it is to be able to support my brothers work in this relatively poor country.
The background to the following email was a request from Charles for a small amount of money to bring several of the KHC leaders to Migori for a meeting with a number of Catholics including a priest who are interested in starting a KHC group in their area. I asked Charles for more background information on the reason for the meeting and the priest.
Dear Ron. 22nd April 2021
The Roman Catholic priest is one of the priests under a chief priest in Nyarombo church, Oruba Paris, Migori county.
I connected with him through my aunt, who for many years had been a Roman Catholic sister at Rakwaro seminary, where she lived most of her life. As a sister in the church, she was unable to marry.
God gave me an opportunity, to share with her the word of God, something which did not take me a year, but nearly 3 years, until she came to the truth of God’s Word and came out of the convent. She is now a believer; a disciple of Jesus Christ and she is married.
I understand she knew this priest for many years back in her days as a Catholic sister. I am sure it is no coincidence that they are now neighbours that she is married. The opportunity came up for her to share with the priest her newfound faith. The Holy Spirit has given her favour with him and she has met with the priest regularly to share God’s Word.
She then knew it was time to tell him about me and organised for me to meet him in her home. I have been meeting with him and sharing the word of God over several months now.
As I have shared with you, my time with him has borne fruit and he has invited KHC leaders to meet him and other people, in his home this week.
Requesting your prayers for a positive outcome from our meeting with him and this Catholic group.
If you feel led, please pray for Charles and the KHC leaders. I will let you know the outcome in another KHC post. Also, if you would like to join with me in supporting the KHC group then go to the DONATIONS link on the Home Page.
In this special interview edition of Unbelievable?, Justin talks to Ugandan pastor Richmond Wandera, director of the Pastors Discipleship Network in East Africa. They talk about the history of Christian revival in East Africa, elections and Covid in Uganda, spiritual warfare, secularism, and the challenges of prosperity gospel preaching in some churches. It is a fascinating discussion that not only examines the regional challenges but also addresses the influence of Western Christianity both past and present. It has been a blessing for me to hear from Richmond, a humble, totally committed servant of Jesus but also well educated on what God is doing in East Africa. As God has connected me with His church in Kenya, the Kenya House Church (KHC) group, Richmond’s testimony has confirmed my commitment to support the growth of the end times church in East Africa. I hope you will join with me to help the KHC movement. You can do so by making a donation on this website. Click on the Donations icon on the Home Page.
Jewish company is helping Kenyan farmers (already 32,000). Adam Abramson, the Founder of the Israeli company Farmster, discovered that hundreds of millions of African farmers were not receiving fair prices for the produce they were harvesting. So, his team developed an app, Farmster granting access to a large market of buyers in Africa, enabling them to sell their products at the right market price.
The International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) has supported the organisation Arise from conception to inception. Each year ICCC hosts an Arise Summit to assist Israeli start up companies.
As a Board member of ICCC Australia part of the support I am giving the Kenya House Church Movement is to help their business people transform their working lives so they build Kingdom businesses empowered by the Holy Spirit. If you would like to support this effort you can do so by clicking on the Donate icon on the Home Page
What is a Kingdom business? The author has impressive experience growing significant businesses before he became a Christian at age 47 and then thirty years experience growing a Kingdom business. You will clearly apprehend the difference. An interesting turbulent portion of Abbott Laboratories history is revealed with an added perspective, a Godly view of the events. Ron’s partnering with God to build and transition Care & Share Products Pty Ltd provides a series of miraculous stories that will enthrall the reader and hopefully inspire others to set out on the journey to build a Kingdom business. To get a flavour of where Ron is coming from visit his website http://www.livingeternal.net
My report on the Kenya House Church Movement consists of three emails from pastors there. The final email being from Pastor Charles the founder and leader of the KHC Movement. In it he mentions a project I would like to fund. It is to provide Pastor Charles with a computer and large TV Screen to enable them to connect with me and other Para Church organisations via Zoom. We need approx $1500 if you are able to donate please do so by clicking on our Donate icon on the Home page.
The first is from Pastor Maurice who just lost his wife to Covid 19.
The burial of my wife, the late Hellen, ended well yesterday. I’m very thankful for the support of kshs 20000/, I received from you, through my leader Charles. Your support helped me a lot! I’m thankful to all my co-pastors and the community of KHC, brothers and sisters who stood with me all through this period of difficult time.
I would request you all to put me and my family in your prayers, for peace, health and restoration.
Your well done work, will remain forever in my heart. Thank you and who helped contribution to ensure the program went through and successfully.
The second report is from Pastor Alfred who attended the funeralwith members of his Home Church.
Some of my church group believers, my wife and I, are back home after attending the burial of Pastor Maurice’s wife. After much of a struggle and a sleepless night, we were able to give pastor Maurice’s wife, Helen a successful farewell, a burial which was attended by nearly all our KHC, believers. Before the presence of Pastor Jacob, and all the KHC leadership team, Charles was able to give Kshs 20,000/, a good amount which helped us so much in paying hospital bill and part of the mortuary bill.
We are so thankful for you being supportive of us, and for standing behind pastor Maurice and the KHC movement leadership team. All went well and I believe Charles will be able to give you the full report of the funeral
The third report is from Pastor Charles, the leader of the KHC Movement.
Dear Ron and to all the community of believers, friends and followers of Living Eternal Now,
I would first want to give my thanks to you all, for all your prayer support and the long journey you have taken with the Kenya House Church Movement.
In the last few years, your prayers and financial support has caused the KHC movement to grow both spiritually and physically.
Prayers : Your prayers have enabled us get a breakthrough in our spiritual ministry, thus enabling us to step into new places and territories with the gospel invading and destroying the work of Satan and bringing lost souls to salvation and repentance, by the power of the Holy spirit.
You will remember, that recently our team was able to take the gospel to a new territory, it was at Kogaja near the border of Kenya and Uganda and a new Home Church Group was founded that are eager to grow the movement.
Through the power of your prayers, we have seen the mighty works of God and His hand upon us, in all the places and the new territory we have visited with the Gospel.
As part of our 2021 discipleship and evangelism plan we have two pending invitations waiting for us to fulfil both in the Republic of Tanzania, Nyamuzi and Mwanza.
Financial support:- As you all know, money is just a tool in the hands of the carpenter needed to help the work be done. For this reason we have been very grateful for the help LEN has provided for both ministry and in times of crisis. For example in March, 2020, my daughter was abducted and later rescued from the hands of her abductors in the republic of Tanzania. In October 2020 , Pastor Alfred lost his daughter to Covid 19 whilst his wife survived the disease. In November, 2020, My wife underwent caesarian surgery. In December 2020 Pastor Maurice’s house was burnt down, and nothing was rescued. And now in February 2021, Pastor Maurice’s’ wife Helen died from Covid 19.
Through all these crises/difficulties, and ministerial needs, Brother Ron has been actively giving financial help to all these our brothers and sisters within the KHC Movement despite him being old and a pensioner.
Still his heart is burning with passion, to help buy a computer and a large TV screen for zooming, this is to help KHC movement to get connected with other parachurch organizations and to help learn sound doctrine on end times teachings etc. We kindly appeal to all LEN followers and anyone willing and interested to help join hands with brother Ron, in giving support to the Kenya House Church Movement.
May you prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.