KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MISSION TRIP

REPORT FROM PASTOR CHARLES OTIENO OWINO LEADER OF THE KENYA HOUSE CHURCH (KHC) MOVEMENT

The report provides a brief summary of the history of the movement and more detail on their 16th mission trip of the year to Kogaja

We are happy to express our gratitude to brother Ron for his financial support and to any of the friends and followers of LEN that are praying for us.
As you may know, KHC began in 2010, and our main calling and mission is making disciples and planting house churches. Thankfully, your prayers and support have helped us reach and win many souls for Christ, and establish house churches in different regions of Kenya and in the republic of Tanzania.
Up-to-date, we have planted thirteen house churches, with twelve in Kenya and one in Tanzania. All these have been as a result of prayers and God’s leading.
We are praying and trusting God to help provide Bibles for the three most recently established house churches, namely, Ogembo – Kisii, Kenya – Lidha – Nyatike, Kenya and Nyamuzi -Tanzania.

RECENT TRIP TO KOGAJA REGION:
We safely arrived at Kogaja and were welcomed by Pastor Melkio, the leader of the one established house church there. That evening was largely spent in prayer, with the leaders, committing the mission trip to our Lord.

The four day trip was comprised of both Tent Meetings and evangelism in the marketplace, homes and even on buses.
Many people came to our Gospel Tent Meetings. The Holy spirit gave many of them the power to understand our gospel message. Many lives were touched, changed and healed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our evangelism team went wherever people congregated to preach the Gospel message. Led by elder, Glack Samson, they visited a market place, and shared the gospel message with many people. Ten people opened their hearts to Jesus Christ! One of these an elderly woman gave her testimony at one of our meetings:
” Due to many bad things that happened to me I decided to abandon God and was not interested in Christianity. But after hearing the word of God I understood more about  the love of God. And how Jesus gave Himself to die on my behalf for my sins. Today, I decided to receive Jesus in my life as my personal Saviour! His Joy and strength is now in my life forever, and one day I will enter with Him in His Kingdom”. Amen

Pastor Maurice ministering to people on a bus

A NEW NINE MEMBER HOUSE CHURCH FOUNDED:

A new house church was established on the outskirts of Kogaja. We found some people there who confessed belief in God and Jesus but were not born again believers. They were open to us preaching the gospel message from Acts 2:38, and God opened their hearts to understand our message. They repented of their sins, believed and we’re baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. This new young house church will be under the leadership and spiritual care of pastor Melkio the existing leader of the Kogaja house church.

INDOOR MEETINGS
During the evenings and daytime we held Bible studies with the new converts to get them started in regular bible study. The outcome was largely positive but some need help to purchase Bibles.

CHALLENGES FACED:

Sadly, on the 4th day of our ministry, Elder Glack Samson started feeling unwell, and he was rushed to a nearby medical hospital, where he spent the whole of night, undergoing treatment. He was diagnosed as having fever and malaria, resulting in body pain, runny nose and headache. We thank God that after considerable prayer, he was healed. We appreciated your help to pay his medical bill.

KHC FOURTH COMING MISSION TRIP:
As I have mentioned, we have held 16 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 the KHC movement.
Our next mission trip will be to KOKENDI  & ONG’ER house churches on September 14th-19th and we are praying and trusting God to help provide the funds.

If you would like to help financially support the KHC movement you can do by clicking on the Donation icon on the Home Page.

KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT IN NEED OF BIBLES

I have helped the Kenya House Church Movement for two years now particularly to move outside of the Migori region. As a result, House Churches have been set up in Ogembo in Kisii, Lidha in Nyatike and Nyamuzi in Tanzania.

The most recent was a return trip last month to Lidha in Nyatike County. Lidha is a beachside town on the shores of Lake Victoria. Nyatike is a sub county within the region of Migori.

Charles and his leadership team were invited back to Lidha by Mr Daniel Odhiambo and his team. Daniel had been appointed leader of the new House Church Group that Charles, and the leaders that had accompanied him, had set up on their previous trip to the county.

The pressing need is for bibles for these newly established House Churches in all three regions. If you would like to join me in supporting the growth of House Churches in Kenya you can do so by clicking on the Donations icon on the Home Page.

CHARLES TRIP REPORT

“We were delighted by the reception we received from Daniel and the other members of the House Church.

We had successful indoor and outdoor meetings.
INDOORS- we conducted several indoor meetings delivering the gospel message to those who came to our Tent Meetings.
God through the Holy spirit gave us power and authority to cast out demons from people who were possessed by evil spirits. There was a young lady brought into our meeting who had suffered at the hands of a magician and witch doctor. Her parents told us that she had been possessed by demonic spirits for two years. She had been in year three at school at the time and was unable to continue with her schooling. We prayed for her and by the power of the Holy spirit she was delivered from several demons.


Later, we were able to teach her the word of God, she repented and believed in the name of Jesus Christ. We also found out that she had been introduced to witchcraft by a girl friend.
OUTDOORS  – Everyday, our evangelism team went out taking the gospel message to different homes, beaches and  small islands. They were able to meet people at their places of business, teaching and sharing with them the gospel message and praying with them.
Reaching them at their place of business was the best method of meeting them ,since the people living around the  lake are mostly fishermen, fishing is the main economic activity in this area so much of their time is spent on the lake and at the beach selling the produce from the lake.
Thankfully, we were able to meet many who were receptive to our gospel message.
God was on our side with the power of the Holy spirit present, convicting the hearts of many to believe our message and come to repentance. It resulted in many being saved in the name of Jesus Christ.

Thankfully, the Holy spirit strengthened us all until we finished our five days mission. No one fell ill or felt weary.
The stand out achievement of the trip was the birth of a new House Church at Lidha  It consists of six people and will be mentored by the leader of the other House church, Daniel Odhiambo.

KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT MISSION TRIP TO KISII

REPORT FROM PASTOR CHARLES

A wide door was open to our team and a warm reception was accorded to us by Mr Omwenga and his team. when we visited them at Ogembo in the Kisii region. God’s grace and favour was upon us granting peace and safety as we ministered to Kisii village administrators and local residents.
MEETINGS:
We held our indoor and out door meetings peacefully. This was answer to prayer as we had opposition on our previous trip. Our evangelism teams were able to go out most days visiting homes to pray and share the word of God with those who couldn’t come to our Central place of meeting. Gladly, all teams were able to report back with positive messages and good testimonies.
MIRACLES, SIGNS & WONDERS:
Led by elder Samson and pastor Jacob, our team entered the  home of Mr Nyakakundi, this family had been involved in a land dispute, which previously had caused intense conflict and even death amongst family members. Our team members were able to share the word of God, pray with them, and with the help of the Holy spirit they were able to forgive each other and we’re reconciled. Despite the fact that the case was already before the high court judge, they resolved to withdraw the case and settle it out of court.

In the house of Mr Odondi, our team ministered to a sick woman who was seriously bitten and injured  by a rogue dog. She was at the point of being taken to a medical facility, but before the ambulance arrived, Alfred and his team turned up, they prayed for her, she vomited and was instantly healed. She was praising God when the ambulance arrived. She later repented, believed and accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour.
In one of our tent meetings, a woman under the influence of witchcraft heard our gospel message. She repented, surrendered herself to Jesus as her Saviour and Lord. She knew instantly what she had to do. She went home and brought all her items of witchcraft back to the meeting to be destroyed as a witness to all present.
On another day, our team visited a health facility, and upon entering, they met a woman who had a severe leg wound, was sufferings from strong pain, and couldn’t walk. She was prayed for and later testified the pain was gone. Subsequently, she also gave her life to Jesus Christ .
On one occasion, led by pastor Charles and Seth, we were able to minister to a few men and women under trees. We shared with them the gospel message and prayed with them, and many believed in the name of Jesus Christ.
In many of our meetings, we were able to minister to both the sick and people with disabilities where many were healed. Amazing testimonies were shared and much praise given to our Lord, Jesus Christ.
We had a wonderful and blessed trip for which we were all very thankful. We were also humbled as the Holy Spirit was present with healing miracles, signs and wonders. The birth of a new church group in Ogembo village, Kisii was a highlight.
A NEW HOUSE CHURCH BIRTHED:
The new home group comprises eight people. We are praying and trusting God to provide this new church group with copies of Holy Bibles.
APPRECATION:
I want to give my thanks and appreciation to Brother Ron Edwards and the LEN team, together with the  KHC leaders, this is for your prayers and financial  support you have offered and provided to our movement. 
Your prayers and support has so much contributed greatly to the growth of KHC movement. And without you, our movement wouldn’t have reached out beyond Migori, and we would not have managed to fulfil our call of making disciples.

I do hope that some of my followers will join me in supporting the Kenya House Church Movement with a small monthly donation. I will keep you informed of where they money is spent and you can join me on Zoom meetings with the KHC leaders. To do so go to the Donations icon on the Home Page. If you want more information email me on ron@bakb.com.au.

KENYA HOUSE CHURCHES MISSION TRIP

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.

Maps showing Kisii in relation to Migori where Charles is based

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.

REPORT FROM THE KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT

REPORT FROM CHARLES ON THE DEATH OF GADDAFI, SON OF THE LEADER OF THE NYAROMBO HOUSE CHURCH:
The sad news of the death of Gaddafi, the son of the  former Roman Catholic priest now leading the newly formed Nyarombo house church group, was received by us from Pastor Jacob, on the morning of Monday before making our way back home from our mission trip to Nyamuzi in Tanzania.
Gaddafi was aged 16 yrs old and was a believer. He was suffering from Tuberculosis. His father said, he had been suffering from the disease for a long time. Sadly if they had had the money it could have been treated successfully.
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 (the father to the deceased) and his family to hear the gospel message. The Nyarombo church group was birthed as a result of his conversion.
Kenya house Church movement (KHC) with the help of brother Ron Edwards, was able to help with all the preparations for the funeral and on Friday, June 11th/2021, we conducted the burial, and it was very successful. Despite a few challenges, because it followed so closely to our mission trip to Tanzania.
KHC movement, and the Nyarombo house church, is very much thankful and do appreciate brother Ron Edwards for his  financial support he helped give to the grieving family to help pay a hospital medical bill for the late Gaddafi.
Personally, I give my gratitude to all our KHC movement team for their support and commitment to ensure the burial outcome was positive..
Below is the attached pictures for the burial of the late GADDAFI.
Thank you ALL for your prayers, commitment and support.

We also have your prayers in 💓

Shalom,Shalom.
Charles 

KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT

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.

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TRAGEDY AFFECTING KENYA HOUSE CHURCHES

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.
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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.

KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT

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.

Shalom, Shalom.

Charles

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.

KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT

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KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT

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.

Pastor Maurice

The choir members purchase their own robes so it is not a burden on the finances of KHC.

The second report is from Pastor Alfred who attended the funeral with 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

Pastor Alfred

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.

Pastor Charles Otieno Owino