Great teaching on Jesus model for the church by Jim McCotter. Jim has established hundreds directly and thousands indirectly of House Churches around the world. In this video, Jim is teaching a few believers and everything is backed up by Scripture. Many of you will have Ah-Ha moments as I did.
Most of you know I have been supporting the growth of the Kenya House Church Movement (KHC) for about four years now and have seen growth from six to twenty-one house churches over this time period. I now believe that God has brought Jim McCotter into contact with KHC to take it to next level. Two of the KHC leaders are now participating in training with Jim on Zoom. This video is the first in that training series – 5 Reasons for House Churches.
I have recently posted a report on a KHC Mission Trip to Olasi. If you have not seen it please do so. I would like to get the leader of KHC, Charles Otieno Owino mobile again. There is a picture of Charles and his broken vehicle at the bottom of the post.
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.
As many of you know I support the Kenya House Church Movement in Kenya and have done so for three years now. Recently, I spent time with them to ensure they knew where we are in terms of Biblical history and the urgency of the hour in terms of the Great Commission. See my recent posts on “Africa Trip Report” and “More on My Africa Trip Report”.
The KHC Movement is committed to at least one Mission trip a month to remote rural communities. For May 2022, God led them to a small island, Aluru on Lake Victoria. What follows is a report from Pastor Charles on the trip.
“The Kenya House Church (KHC) mission trip to this small Island was in response to a request from Mr John Onyango and his wife Rachel. After much prayer and consideration, the holy spirit directed us to visit this family who for a long time have been living on this small Island, earning a living by fishing.
Mr. Onyango and his wife earlier last year attended one of our KHC discipleship meetings at Lidha house church. The couple after hearing our discipleship message were convicted and convinced in their hearts to have found Biblical reality. They asked us then if we would come and bring this message to the people on Aluru Island and have requested us to come several times since then.
Purpose of the Mission Trip: Discipleship & Evangelism.
Arrival date: 14th, May 2022, Departure date: 20th, May 2022
Hosts: Mr. & Mrs. John Onyango.
We held several indoor and outdoor meetings on the Island, and our evangelism team moved from house to house teaching, praying, and inviting families to attend our gospel meetings.
Pastor Seth conducting a water baptism of a new disciple. Our evangelism team ministered to this young woman who had separated from her husband seven years ago. She was living with her cousin and had a bad reputation because she lived a life of adultery, working and drinking In liquor lounges and at her cousin’s home. Our team ministered to her and she repented and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour.
This young boy had dropped out of school and run away from his father’s home to Aluru. He is involved in the fishing industry but living a depraved lifestyle including smoking opium. Having heard our gospel message of repentance and salvation, he surrendered his life and received Jesus Christ as his personal saviour. He agreed to be part of the newly founded Aluru house church, and he was given a bible.
Having spent time with all of these pastors on my recent trip to Africa, I now feel more involved in the work they are doing in these remote rural areas of Kenya. Moreover, if you would like to help support the work we could do with more help particularly to get Pastor Charles mobile again. The transmission and motor of his Toyota waggon are beyond repair. You can donate on the Home Page just click on the Donations icon. All donors will be kept in the loop on what is being done with donor contributions.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do transfer money directly please let me know so I know what is still needed to fund the Mission Trip.
My Africa Trip was primarily to meet up with The Kenya House Church Movement leaders and I have already reported on the results of that meeting in two earlier posts entitled My Africa Trip Report and More on My Africa Trip Report. Hope you have time to look at those. It was truly a unique experience presenting PowerPoint presentations to 22 Kenya House Church leaders in a tin shed.
A previous pastor of mine in Sydney (David Owens) almost twenty years ago now is pastoring a Vineyard Church in Arusha. As it is only a one-hour flight from Nairobi, I asked David if I could come and spend a couple of days with him and Judy. One of those days was Sunday so David asked me to share with the church about what God is doing in my life now.
The pictures below show the size of the church building. It can typically house one hundred + people. Many expats but also locals make up the congregation.
David had a missionary friend, Tom visiting as well. He works with a U.S. Mission providing health services to the poor, so we both shared at the Sunday service, I felt led to show my Holy Spirit PowerPoint presentation which fitted well with the scripture Tom shared.
I had many come up to me after expressing appreciation for the message and David told me the feedback he had was positive as well. Thank you, Lord!
I had hoped to connect David with the Kenya House Church Movement to provide support and training but they both have a lot on their plate at the moment with the Vineyard Church leadership. Both David and Judy have in their heart a major project – Centre for Exploring Truth and Change similar to Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s L’Abri in Switzerland (Shelter for honest questions). It is already underway but they need partners who will commit prayer and money to the project. If you feel led and want to know more connect with David and Judy at owensinafrica@gmail .com
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 ZoomMeeting – 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.
REPORT ON KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MISSION TRIP TO RODI KOPANY, KENYA:
ARRIVAL DATE: FEB. 9th, DEPARTURE FEB. 14th
KHC discipleship team have arrived back home from the trip this evening. We thank God for having given us safe travel and favour with the people of Rodi Kopany. Again, I want to give our thanks to all our discipleship partners and LEN followers, and friends for your prayers and support which has greatly contributed to the success of this mission trip.
We held several indoor and outdoor meetings in the Kopany region, and all were well attended and successful to a degree.
We pitched our tent of meeting at the home of our host Mr. Silvanus Onyango. We met in the tent during the day. and in his home at night. Many people turned up every day to hear the gospel message.
In one of our meetings, we prayed for deliverance for some school children who were being tormented by demonic spirits which gave them sleepless nights. Demons were cast out and the children were noticeably set free.
In the same meeting, a man confessed he was a practicing homosexual. and had been involved in this sin for many years. We prayed for him and he repented from his sins and accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour.
Outdoor and Home meetings:
The Holy Spirit was present enabling our evangelism team to minister in many homes and in the villages sharing the Gospel and distributing bible tracts.
In the home of Mrs. Grace Onyango, our team was able to minister healing to her sick child. Grace told us how she had previously visited different hospitals seeking medical help, but the child’s condition continued deteriorating. Pastor Charles prayed for the sick child and upon placing his hand on her, the child nodded her head, coughed, and was instantly healed.
Many miracles of healing were performed by God through us and many people gave powerful testimonies after having seen what God had done in their lives.
A new house church was established at Rodi Kopany: 10 people out of the large number we ministered to accepted the reality and biblical validity of our gospel message and agreed to join and become part of a Rodi Kopany house church group.
KHC UPCOMING MISSION TRIP:
We have changed the date, after much consultation with our host and KHC leaders. Our next discipleship and evangelism mission trip will be to the OSIRI gold mine, within Nyatike sub-county on March 9th to 13th We kindly request Au$ 300/ to help with this upcoming mission trip.
If you would like to support the growing Kenya House Church group you can by clicking on the Donations icon on my Home Page. We have several projects under consideration as well as this upcoming Missions Trip.
Charles motor vehicle needs a new transmission.
I would like to get a computer for Charles so we can hold regular Zoom meetings.
KHC needs a budget for tracts and bibles in Swahili.
I am planning a trip to Kenya in April to spend at least three days with the KHC leadership team. It would be good to be able to personally give them funds to support some of these projects.
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.
Respectfully 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.
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.
As you may already know God connected me to several pastors in Kenya who are followers of Living Eternal Now. They believe as I do that the church in the “last days” will be like the church described in the Book of Acts. The following is a report provided by Pastor Charles Otieno Owino on their activities for 2020. I and several of my followers have provided funds for several projects to support the growth of this community and I hope more of you will consider joining us in this missional work. I have added a donation icon on my Home Page for that purpose. Moreover, I hope some of you will begin to communicate directly with members of the KHC.
2020 Report on Kenya House Church Movement
Here at KHC, we endeavour to make disciples for Jesus Christ in fulfilment of the great commission that Jesus Christ gave us in Mathew 28:19. The disciples made, are put in house church groups (Ekklesia). No buildings neither nor paid pastors.
FINISHING WELL 2020, EXPECTING WHAT GOD HOLDS FOR US IN 2021: 2020 was a big year for us here at KHC, God has been gracious to us, and every place we have visited, we have been able to receive a positive outcome despite some few challenges that came our way, such as strong opposition from the religious leaders. But we were able to sail through and we give God the glory.
APPRECIATION TO THE FOUNDER OF LEN, RON EDWARDS & TEAM MEMBERS.
We hope the LEN team is also blessed by being part of the KHC movement, all through the year 2020 and since God has placed us together in the work of ministry. We(KHC) are very much thankful to the founder of LEN and his colleagues in the work of ministry, and we appreciate you all for standing behind us in prayers.
We are very much thankful to all those who have been faithful in giving their financial support to help expand the KHC movement to ensure it becomes strongly established here in Kenya.
KHC 2020 OVERVIEW PROGRESS:
We are honored to share with you an overview of our progress in 2020. It has been the most successful year since KHC was founded in 2010, upon the revelation of God’s word, and prayers.
1) House Church Groups: Numbers are important to and through our numeric increase we have been able to start eight house church groups in 4 different sub-counties within the Republic of Kenya.
NAMES OF 8 CHURCH GROUPS & REGIONS FOUND:
– Mubachi in Migori region (Charles’s home church group) – Buembu in Migori region. – Kokendi in Migori region. – Bondo in Migori region. – Ong’er in Nyatike region (Alfred’s home church group) – Ndhiwa in the Homa-Bay region. – Karungu in Nyatike region. – Opapo in Rongo region.
A newly founded group of believers at Kogaja in Busia region near the border of Kenya and Uganda is still undergoing our foundational teachings. Come 2021, an elder and a church group pastor will be appointed from among them, to head the church group, to enable it to be a fully functioning house church group.
In Tanzania, God is giving us a breakthrough; a wide door is opened to the KHC team so come February 2021, two new church groups will be started in Mwanza and Nyamuzi in the Republic of Tanzania. We expect exciting additions in 2021 and it is our hope and prayers that 2021, KHC team will be able to take the gospel to places we could not visit in 2020.
NUMBER OF CHURCH GROUPS MEMBERS:
In 2020, we have witnessed a rapid increase of Church group members than in the previous years. Many lives have been reached for Jesus Christ. An additional 3 church groups were founded.
The total number of our church group members in the 8 church groups has increased from 220 in 2018/2019 up to 300 in 2020.
2)DISCIPLE SHIP & EVANGELISM CAMPAIGNS:
-Evangelism and discipleship, is the heart of KHC movement, here at KHC. The evangelism team led by pastor Jacob, has been able to lead our team, visiting several places ministering, in market places, hospitals, prisons, schools. And visiting marginalized families and destitute children, sharing with them the love of God and leading them to Jesus Christ.
In the past 12 months, KHC team members have been able to visit 24 secondary schools, 30 homes, 10 prisons cells, 15 hospitals, 25 market places, and ministered to 120 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
3) TRAINING THE TRAINERS:
In 2020, KHC have been able to teach and give training to 4 members, from all our church groups, after every six months.And after undergoing our training manual, they are being sent out to various places as ambassadors for Jesus Christ, with the sole reason of making disciples, and starting a house church group. Currently, some of our two brothers were in Tanzania and just came back to us 5 days ago and reported about the need to start up the two church groups, mentioned above.
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:
In 2019 to date, KHC initiated an empowering program to help support the widows, orphans, and the needy members in the KHC movement. Every church group has the freedom to start its own income-generating projects, such as crop farming, vegetable growing, dairy keeping, shopkeeping, poultry keeping, second-hand clothing business etc, this is to help support our church group members to become financially stable.
2021 KHC PLANS:
1) Zoom meetings:
In 2021, KHC, has a plan to buy a large TV screen and a computer, to help KHC, join other parachurch organizations in holding zoom meetings. This will help KHC, to learn and share end time signs of Jesus second coming,and other teachings pertaining to the last day’s church.
2) Discipleship & Evangelism:
In 2021, KHC movement has a plan to expand its discipleship making programme and evangelism campaigns to other places, and territories, moving outside the 4 sub-counties.
3) Bible study programme.
In 2021, KHC has a plan to open a KHC library, where a number of books from the recommended parachurch organizations can be sourced. This will help our church group members, be able to learn and understand from different authors about the last day’s church, prophetic end times signs of Jesus second coming, living eternal now, kingdom business, etc.
Income generating projects:
KHC in 2021 is planning to open up a medical facility/laboratory where church group members,and other people from the neighborhood communities can come for a medical check-up, and treatment, the minimal and affordable fee, paid will be used for the financial stability and physical growth of the KHC movement.
2021 KHC GOALS:
KHC’s goals is to flood the nation Kenya with the gospel, and moving out and enter new territories with the gospel of Jesus Christ. For 2021, KHC’s prime goal is to reach out to 500 people with the gospel and start-up 5 more house church groups based on Biblical foundation.
This is a God-sized blessing from Ron Edwards, founder of LEN, and all the brethren who have helped to contribute by prayers and finances in 2020. Thank you all, you are a significant part of our success in growing the KHC movement in Kenya. Respectfully, Charles Otieno Owino.