REPORT ON KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT MISSION TRIP REPORT TO SORI URBAN CENTER
Arrival: 7th, June 2022 and Depart: 12th, June 2022 Purpose of visit: Discipleship
Host: Mr David Okanga Anjejo. Report by: Pastor Charles Otieno Owino
Normally we hold a lot of outdoor meetings, but this trip we held more indoor meetings as Sori experienced a lot of rain, day and night during our time there.
The indoor meetings were blessed as we witnessed a lot of lost souls saved. Those who were bound in sin, and those bound with the spirits of the region being loosed. Many later gave testimonies of being deceived by false teachers.
HOUSE CHURCH MEETINGS:
We met in the home of Mr. Kephas with his elder son (Abdalah) and his wife ( Fatima). They had been staunch followers of the Muslim religion prior to us ministering to them on a previous visit when they made a radical conversion upon hearing the gospel message about the authority of Christ and the salvation found in Him. They were baptized and have been committed followers ever since. Mr, Kephas will be a good backup and helper for David Okanga.
In another meeting, a single-parent woman and her two children believed and surrendered their life to Jesus after hearing our gospel message of repentance, salvation, and the inerrancy of the Bible.
In another meeting, we prayed for healing for a woman who had a skin growth on her right elbow, she believed and was instantly healed and at a later meeting testified about the healing miracle she had received from God. She had suffered the disease for several years.
There were many testimonies of healing, and we witnessed many people being released from demonic oppression. Many gave powerful testimonies of their healing and deliverance.
We were thankful for the way God worked with and through the team to achieve much.
We experienced bad weather, much rain. We also had a problem with our generator, which stopped working, which meant we had no lighting or microphones for much of our time there. Pray as we need help to get a new generator.
NEW HOUSE CHURCH FOUNDED:
It was very encouraging to see so many people give their lives to Christ. They are keen to stay under our teaching and support so supported the establishment of a new house church with our host Mr. David Okanga as its leader.
Below, on the left, Pastor Charles ministers the foundational message of the Genesis Story of Creation and The Fall to believers in the SORI house church which is on Lake Victoria. Charles kept the message simple as there was a large number of small children present.
Pastor Jacob ministered to believers about the message of Noah and the worldwide flood and how Jesus said that in the end times before His return that the world would be like it was during the days of Noah – lawlessness will abound.
Pastor Nyarumba is conducting water baptisms in a shallow stream of running water.
Pastor Julius ministered the gospel message to a single-parent woman with her children during one-on-one, house-to-house evangelism.
Pastor Charles standing far on the right with the members of the newly founded SORI House Church.
As my followers know I support the Kenya House Church Movement particularly to conduct Missions Trips once a month. As you have read in this report KHC needs a new generator and I would also like to get Charles a new vehicle. I am unable to personally fund these expenses so would appreciate help if you are able. I have included a Donations icon on my Home Page for this purpose.
EMAIL FROM CHARLES OTIENO OWINO
Sad to learn that no one has responded positively to your two LEN posts on your recent trip to Africa. We were hoping that others would join you in supporting our mission trips to grow the House Church Movement in Kenya (KHC) and Tanzania.
It is difficult to understand why in almost 3 years of working together God has not prompted others to help you support the growth of the KHC movement. However, we must trust God regardless and press on in prayer, believing He is able to provide in whatever manner He chooses.
KHC UPCOMING MISSION TRIP:
As I had previously mentioned to you, KHC from May 14th to 20th will be going on a discipleship and evangelism mission trip to ALURU Island on Lake Victoria. Because of the higher cost of living on the island due to the transport costs, our budget for the trip is 80,000 Kshs. At the time of my writing, this report only 28,000 Kshs has been raised.
REQUEST: We are appealing and requesting brother Ron, LEN followers, brothers and sisters who may be reading this post to help support the KHC movement upcoming mission trip with Au$ 400.00
Your support/donations will be highly appreciated.
Praying for you ALL!
Donations can be made on this website. Click on the Donations icon on the Home Page. or money can be transferred directly to Charles Orieno Owino preferably using Western Union and for Charles to pick up at a W.U. Local Agent.
Name: Charles Otieno Owino Address: Isibania Road, Migori Kenya Email: email@example.com
If you do transfer money directly please let me know so I know what is still needed to fund the Mission Trip.
In this picture, I was teaching the Kenya House Church leaders about Israel’s Feast Days in type and prophecy. On the TV screen and my computer screen is a diagram showing The Seven Feasts of Israel. Even though we were in a tin shed we had a generator, TV screen, and microphones. We were even able to have a Zoom Meeting with Creation Ministries International.
I am not sure what I was teaching when this picture was taken as the image on the TV screen is in whiteout mode. My interpreter Alfred is also standing
This is a small group session with selected KHC pastors outside of the tin shed in a thatched rotunda.
This afternoon I am on a flight from Sydney to Nairobi, Kenya via Dubai. The prime reason for the trip is a three-day meeting with the 20 plus House Church leaders in Kenya. As followers of my post will know, I have been supporting the Kenya House Church Movement for nearly three years now. It has grown from six house churches to over twenty today. We would appreciate others joining us as well, both on Zoom and to help support mission trips to grow the movement. I have a Donations icon on the Home Page for this purpose.
Another important reason for the trip is to determine where the leaders are at in their Christian walk and to determine what training may be needed. Using Zoom, Creation Ministries Africa (CMI) will give a presentation to our meeting and I will also use Zoom to connect KHC leaders with other ministries I believe will assist the Movement.
I am also involved with the International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and will be speaking at ICCC meetings in Kenya and Rwanda. The President of ICCC Kenya is also on the International Board of ICCC, Rene Kiamba. Rene is connected to KHC and has been involved in teaching them on at least one Zoom Meeting.
Each ICCC member attending the meetings will receive a copy of my book, Build a Kingdom Business – Empowered by the Holy Spirit.
I am also travelling to Arusha, Tanzania to meet up with a pastor friend, David Owens who is working with African Enterprise. I hope to connect him with the KHC Movement.
Most of my followers will know I have been supporting the Kenya House Church (KHC) Movement for close to three years now. It has grown from 6 House Churches to 21 maybe even 22 now, in rural areas both in Kenya and Tanzania. I connected with Charles Otieno Owino through LinkedIn. We both agree that the “end times” church will be like the church in the Book of Acts, with no paid pastors and no buildings. The function of the church is mainly about making disciples who make disciples of Christ.
I have decided it is time to visit the KHC leaders to determine how best I and hopefully some of my followers can best help KHC to move forward. In particular, I want to connect them with ministries that can help train the leaders.
We will hold a three-day meeting with all the KHC leaders – April, 17th to 19th
KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT – Preparing for Jesus’ Return
THREE DAY CONFERENCE – April 17th to 19th 2022
SUNDAY APRIL 17th
9.00 am Welcome and introduction – Charles Otieno
9.15 am Purpose of my trip – Ron Edwards
10.00 am CMI Zoom Meeting – Pieter le Roux Creation Ministries International
11.00 am Rest time
11.15 am Bible provides true history of the universe (19) – R.E
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm GOD & ISRAEL – NATIONS ARE GOD’S IDEA (24) – R.E.
3.30 pm Rest time
3.45 pm ISRAEL – HISTORY & PURPOSE (35) – R.E.
4.45 pm Rest time
5.00 pm ISRAEL – FULLY RESTORED (65) – R.E.
6.00 pm Close
MONDAY APRIL !8th
9.00 am ISRAEL FEAST DAYS IN TYPE & PROPHECY (33) – R.E.
10.15 am Rest Break
10.30 am Presentation continued
12.45 pm Lunch
2.00 pm PROPHESIED RESTORATION OF THE LAND TO ISRAEL (100) – R.E.
3.30 pm Rest time
3.45 pm Presentation continued
4.45 pm Rest time
5.00 pm Presentation continued
6.00 pm Close
TUESDAY APRIL 19th
9.00 am ARE WE READY FOR JESUS? How to Prepare for His Return (58) – R.E.
10.15 am Rest Break
10.30 am Presentation Continued
12.45 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Presentation Continued
3.30 pm Rest time
3.45 pm Presentation continued
4.45 pm Rest time
5.00 pm Presentation continued
6.00 pm Close
Note, the emphasis is first on the inerrancy of God’s Word and then on Israel, and its role in Jesus’ first and second coming.
I am blessed to be involved with the International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC). The President of ICCC Kenya is also on the International Board of ICCC. I have already connected him with Charles and had him involved in a Zoom with the KHC leaders. Rene has asked me to give my testimony to ICCC members at a meeting in Nairobi on April, 22nd. Each member will receive a copy of my book shown on the left. It has been used by ICCC to train up young entrepreneurs.
ICCC has some great training materials that are available free of charge for church leaders to use. The website http://www.transformedworkinglife.net
Resources for the people of God to come forth in their Calling and manifest the Kingdom of God in their working Life.
I would appreciate prayer support and if any of my followers who believe as I do that this is a move of God and would like to support us finacially there is a DONATION link on the Home Page.
Kenya House Church (KHC) mission trip to Osiri (Gold) region. March 9th, 2022 to March 14th, 2022.
The leaders considered the visit successful as another House Church was established with eight members. The Holy spirit’s presence was evident with healing and miracles during the many meetings.
Some of the highlights: we witnessed an elderly man and his wife turning back to Christ Jesus. A young man and his entire household surrendered their lives to Jesus. The sick were healed, and a demon-possessed person was liberated from demonic oppression.
At one point, a man and his wife stood up in the midst of the assembly and testified about the many years they have lived under an ancestral curse, something the couple said hindered them from having children. We laid hands on the couple and prayed for deliverance. We rebuked every evil spirit of ancestral curses.
Many people gave their testimonies and expressed their appreciation for us making the effort to come and visit with them. They hope we will return soon to bring more people in their village to Jesus Christ.
Another highlight was our evangelism team visited a nearby secondary school, and ministered to teachers and students.
A HOUSE CHURCH ESTABLISHED:
As mentioned a new House Church of Eight (8) members was founded at OSIRI gold mine. Mr, Daniel Moi was appointed as the pastoral leader of this new house church.
FORTHCOMING MISSION TRIPS:
KHC has suspended its field mission trip for April as Ron Edwards of Living Eternal Now is visiting Kenya April 13th to April 23rd before travelling to Arusha, in Tanzania, and later to the Republic of Rwanda.
A three-day meeting is planned with up to twenty KHC leaders from Easter Sunday, April 17th to Tuesday, April 19th. It will be a Tent Meeting hosted by Mubachi or Nyarombo house church. Ron has purchased a large TV Screen and a technician will be present to enable a Zoom Meeting with Creation Ministries International (CMI) and Ron can present PowerPoint presentations.
PRAYER REQUEST: We are appealing to all LEN followers, friends, and KHC leaders to put in their prayers, Ron Edwards’s upcoming trip to Africa and for God’s help to provide him with sufficient funds to enable him to cover all of his trip expenses.
If you would like to make a donation to support Ron’s Africa Trip please do so on the Home Page by clicking on the Donation icon.
We are progressing well with our discipleship ministry in Kehancha in Kuria but it is very hard here. The region is very dry with no green vegetation, and there is a scarcity of water and food. Our people are walking 3kms to fetch water from a borehole for drinking and cooking. It has been hard work for our evangelism team to reach farmers in the field and minister to them. Some of the people here testified that they have never heard about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We held tent discipleship and outdoor evangelism meetings. In every place, and at every point, we ministered, we were able to feel the Holy spirit’s presence touching and convicting the hearts of many people to repentance with many people coming to believe in Jesus Christ. And as a result, many gave powerful testimonies.
You can see pastor Jacob gathering with some of these families under one of the few trees left standing and sharing with them the gospel message. There is abject poverty, no chairs to sit on, people are standing some sat on stones and wooden logs. Keep us in your prayers. Thankfully your financial help was received.
We ministered the gospel message in various homes, to the pastoralists out in the field, even to the school children, and also to the business people in the marketplace. Unlike our past mission trips, this time we conducted a women’s ministry, and this was as a result of a large number of women present in our meetings.
A hairstylist, Mrs. Rhoda Opiyo testified she lost her job three weeks before we stepped into that region. The reason given was that she was talking too much about Christ, evidence of Christians being persecuted for their belief in Christ Jesus.
Sadly, none of these twelve members have Bibles. We had funds to buy one Bible for the leader of the women’s group.
We hope to raise funds for more Bibles and would appreciate your help in this regard.
If you would like to help me support the Kenya House Church Movement you can do so on the Home Page by clicking the Donations button. I do not ask for funds to support my ministry but feel called to support the growth of House Churches in countries that can do with help.
Final report for 2021 from Charles Otieno Owino leader of KHC. It was prepared following an end-of-year meeting of the KHC leaders.
KHC 2021 OVERVIEW OF PROGRESS:
2021 was the most successful year for us here, since KHC was founded upon the revelation of God’s word, and prayers in 2010.
In every place we visited with the gospel, a positive outcome was realized and despite a few challenges from religious leaders, we were able to sail through and we give God the glory!
HOUSE CHURCH GROUPS:
We are pleased to report we have been able to plant fourteen house church groups, with thirteen in Kenya and one in Nyamuzi, Tanzania.
Mubachi in Migori region, – Buembu in Migori region, – Kokendi in Migori region, – Bondo in Migori region, – Ong’er in Nyatike region, – Ndhiwa in Homa-Bay region, – Karungu in Nyatike region, – Opapo in Rongo region, – Nyarombo in Migori region, -Lidha in Karungu region, -Ogembo in Kisii region, Ogembo in Kericho region, – Kogaja in Busia region, -Nyamuzu, in Tanzania.
In Kehancha, Kuria region, God has given us a breakthrough, and a wide door is opened for the KHC team to visit the region on January 13th-17th, 2022. Hopefully, a new church group will be founded there.
We expect exciting additions in 2022, and it is our hope and prayers that in 2022 the KHC team will be able to take the gospel to places, we were not able to visit in 2021.
NUMBER OF CHURCH GROUPS MEMBERS:
In 2021, many lives have been reached for Jesus Christ and an additional five church groups were founded. Also, we have witnessed a greater increase of members than in previous years.
The total number of our church group members in the 8 church groups has increased from 300 in 2020, to 398 in 2021.
DISCIPLESHIP & EVANGELISM CAMPAIGNS:
Discipleship and evangelism are at the heart of the KHC movement. And at our last meeting, we have resolved that KHC will go on discipleship & evangelism mission trips twice a month.
In 2021, our evangelism team led by pastor Jacob was able to visit many places, ministering in market places, villages, hospitals, prisons, and schools to marginalized families and destitute children, sharing with them the love of God and leading many to Jesus Christ.
In the past 12 months, KHC team members have been able to visit 14 secondary schools, 25 homes, 5 prisons, 5 hospitals, 15 marketplaces, and ministered to 150 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
3) TRAINING THE TRAINERS:
In 2021, KHC was able to give training to 4 potential house church leaders and after undergoing our training for six months they are now being sent out as ambassadors for Jesus Christ with the sole aim of making disciples and starting a house church group. This year, two of our disciples & trainees will be sent to Mwanza in Tanzania as ambassadors for Christ.
4) WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES:
Here at KHC, we have a weekly Bible study, whereby church group members meet once a week to pray and search the scriptures.
5) EMPOWERING THE POOR:
KHC has an ongoing empowering programme to help support widows, orphans, and needy members in the KHC movement.
Every church group is encouraged to start an income-generating project, such as Maize farming, growing vegetables, dairy farming, shopkeeping, poultry keeping, second-hand cloth business, etc, this is to help support our church group members to become financially stable
KHC PLANS FOR 2022:
KHC movement still has unfulfilled plans to buy a large screen TV and a computer to help KHC leaders to link with LEN and other parachurch organizations to hold zoom meetings. This will help KHC learn and share end time signs of Jesus second coming and other teachings about the millennium Kingdom
Discipleship & Evangelism:
In 2022 the KHC movement plans to take its discipleship making programme and evangelism campaigns to new regions, and territories, moving outside the current eleven regions
Bible study programme
KHC still has an unfulfilled plan to open a KHC library, where some books from recommended authors can be loaned out. This will help our members to learn and understand from different authors about the last day’s church, prophetic end-times signs of Jesus second coming, living eternal now and about building a kingdom business, etc.
KHC still has an unfulfilled plan to open up a medical facility/laboratory where church group members, and other people from the neighborhood communities, can come for medical check-up, and treatment at a minimal, affordable fee. Hopefully, this will help the financial stability and growth of the KHC movement.
2022 KHC GOALS:
To spread the gospel far and wide as God leads and to make disciples who will make more disciples of Christ.
We have set a goal for 2022 of reaching out to 700 people with the gospel and starting up 6 more house church groups planted on a proper Biblical foundation.
The growth of this discipleship movement is a God-led blessing from Ron Edwards, founder of the website http://www.livingeternal.net (Living Eternal Now), and supporters who have helped with prayers and finances. Thank you all!
KHC FORTH-COMING MISSION TRIP:
On Jan, 13th-17th, 2022, KHC planters will go on a four days mission trip to Kehancha in the Kuria region. For some time now, we have had requests from brothers there for us to send an evangelism team. At our recent leader’s meeting, we resolved to visit this region.
Request: KHC is requesting prayers and financial help of Aus$ 300 from our LEN team members to help us go on this mission.
You are all a significant part of our success in growing this important discipleship movement in Kenya.
Charles Otieno Owino.
I am hoping that some of the followers of LEN will join me this year to support the growth of the KHC movement. As Charles stated above, one of the projects we have not been able to fund is the purchase of a large screen TV and computer and a WiFi plan for Charles so that I and others can connect with him on Zoom. Also, I would like to purchase some books in English and Swahili for training and the proposed KHC library.
I have set up a Donations icon for KHC donations on the LEN Home Page.
MISSION TRIP TO LONDIANI, KENYA NOVEMBER 2nd – 9th.
Report by Pastor Charles Owino:
We safely arrived Londiani Tuesday afternoon November 2nd. We were welcomed by Pastor Omwenga and the eight members of the house church. In the evening, after opening prayers, we held our first market place meeting.
PREACHING & TEACHING MEETINGS:
We were able to conduct indoor and outdoor meetings at different locations ministering to many people. God did mighty works through us in all our meetings, many people believed and surrendered their lives to Christ, and were baptized.
Many people turned up to our house meetings to hear the gospel message. Many were moved by the Gospel message and nine people opened their hearts to Jesus Christ, believed and repented from their sins and were baptised. One of these was a young man who gave his life to Lord Jesus Christ, he repented and later testified of his past sinful deeds as a thug. He is pictured both being prayed for and giving his testimony to the group.
Two women who admitted to being prostitutes upon hearing our gospel message, stepped forward, knelt down to receive prayer, the two women believed and repented from their sins, and later gave their testimonies.
Testimony given by Dorcas Awino:
“After completion of secondary school, I walked out of my family and moved to Kericho to get a job, after six months of failing to get a job, I was persuaded by my closest girl friend to join her in prostitution. We would stay in the house all day, but at night, we would stand along the streets, half naked in bikkini shorts. Men took us to large bars, there we would drink beer and dance discos and later these men would take us to the lodgings for all night sex. I thank God today for touching my life, I decided to surrender my life to Jesus Christ, and start living my life for Him. I now believe I’m his child forever, loved, washed clean by his shed blood. And His joy and strength is now in my life forever.
Healings and Deliverance:
Men and women who were demon possed we’re healed and delivered. As pictured Mrs Odhiambo with elephantiasis was not healed immediately but two weeks after we got a report from her husband who is a village elder and from the daughter that she is healed and pain free. (I will ask Charles to get a picture of her healed leg.)
A NEW HOUSE CHURCH FOUNDED:
As a result of the work done through us by God in this region of Londiani, a new house church of eight members was birthed. This new young house church will be under elder Gedion, but he will be helped and strengthened by pastor Omwenga of Ogembo House Church, and this will continue until brother Gedion become strong and fully built up and mature in the faith such that he can stand alone with the church.
FORTHCOMING KHC MISSION TRIP, NOVEMBER 26TH – 30TH:
Our next mission trip will be to LIDHA, BUEMBU, NYAROMBO AND BONDO house churches.
As I have mentioned, we have held 20 mission trips and all these trips have been solely funded by brother Ron. We kindly request well wishers, friends and believers in Jesus Christ to help join hands with brother Ron in supporting KHC movement to go on this planned mission trip.
KHC began in 2010, and our main calling and mission is making disciples,and planting house churches.Thankfully, your closeness and daily prayers and support have helped us reach and win many souls back for Christ, with many house churches planted in different regions of Kenya, and one in Nyamuzi in the republic of Tanzania.
To-date, we have planted fourteen house churches, with thirteen in Kenya and one in Tanzania.
Thankfully to brother Ron and all his closest friends and family, for their effort to help and ensure KHC becomes strongly established here in Kenya.
KENYA: Londiani, Ogembo, Lidha, Nyarombo, Kokendi, Opapo, Ndhiwa, Mubachi, Buembu, Kogaja, Ong’er, Karungu, Bondo.
DONATIONS: For the proposed KHC Mission Trip in November and for equipment to hold Zoom Meetings with Charles I would like raise $1000 so would appreciate your support. Donations can be made by clicking on the Donations icon on my Home Page. All donations will be acknowledged on the website unless you choose to remain anonymous.