HELPING A HOME CHURCH COMMUNITY IN KENYA

The following email was received from Pastor Charles Otieno in Migori Kenya. I connected with Charles two years ago via this website and due to the fact we both believe the “end-time” church will be like the church in the Book of Acts, small groups, no buildings, and no paid pastors. All about making discilpes who make disciples.

Dear Ron,

Once again, I’m very thankful to you and to the community of believers you have in the living eternal network, for the funds you have been sending to me.

I appreciate you for the recent fund you sent to me, to help me buy a bicycle. It has been so much help to me, and it has contributed a lot to my general body health as was advised by the doctor, besides this, it has helped me economically, by  reducing the high cost of fuel I was using on my vehicle, now I’m able to visit nearby places and home church groups, ministering using my bycicle. Thank you ALL!

I have attached to you a PDF for the bicycle.

I have also attached a picture & a video of a needy child whose parents died of HIV/AIDS.

This boy was naturally born crippled from his mother’s womb, without feet, and he cannot walk or stand upright, he is just crawling on his knees and moving with the help of his hands. (please see the attached  photo & watch his video).

The boy’s future seems hopeless, no way he is able to walk go to school or to places.

I kindly request you to share the boy’s condition and problem with our brothers and sisters with you there, so that we may be able to help buy him a wheelchair.

May you prosper and be in health,just as your soul prospers.

Blessings,
Charles

You will note I have added a DONATIONS page on the Home Page.

If you would like to help Charles buy a wheelchair for the crippled boy then you can do so by clicking on Donations and opening the page. I will keep you informed with updates and pictures on this website.

MEGA CHURCHES ARE NOT GOD’S IDEA

Darrin Patrick, a megachurch pastor, author and speaker, has died. He died of what appears to be a “self-inflicted gunshot wound,” according to a statement from the church. No official cause of death has been released.

Sadly this is not the first, I know of four in the past two years. Jarrid Wilson at 30 years of age was probably the most tragic. One has to ask what is the reason for this large number of suicides. Read what Darrin Patrick had to say about celebrity pastors -” It was recipe for disaster“.

Patrick had been a rising star among Reformed evangelical circles and was serving as vice president of the Acts 29 church planting network. He was fired from Journey for what church elders called misconduct including “inappropriate meetings, conversations, and phone calls with two women” and an abuse of power.

Darrin Patrick

Patrick talked about losing his church in a podcast interview that was published this week. He talked about being part of a group of young pastors who became celebrities with book deals, speaking gigs, fame and money but little spiritual maturity.

It was a recipe for disaster,” he said.

Patrick said his early success led to an obsession with keeping up his image rather than his soul. “I was spending a lot of energy creating and sustaining my image,” he told podcast host Charles Smith. “It’s so subtle; I am trying to influence people for the gospel—you have to have a social media presence, you have to speak at conferences.”

Patrick said he eventually became isolated from many of his friends when he was pastoring Journey Church. “I stopped pursuing friendships,” he said. “Another way to say that, I stopped being known. And that was the beginning of the end.”