The Ongoing Challenges in Kenya

The life of God continues to be shared through the people I met with in Kenya. A recent report from Michael about the love of God growing among them and that they are increasingly shifting from large-group lectures, to small-group conversations to help people truly learn to live loved and not just hear sermons about it. I’m really blessed with this change.

Here’s some of what Michael wrote me this week:

Thank you very much for the great work that you are doing for the Lord especial the work of sending the gospel of Christ across the world. As I shared with you earlier that we are sharing with groups and just training them to understand God’s love to every body. So I have been receiving more invitations from the brethren here in Kenya and other part of East Africa, to go myself or send the team to help them about this revelation. I thank God some of the trip I have been sending the team a small group of people to go and help and some of the group I have been joining them. And I have seen really the hunger from the hearts of people. And yesterday Sammy my son he asked me that why this truth has been hidden for long generation and why God is revealing now?

So we have been visiting some areas where we have been meeting with local brethren ready to hear what God might having for them and very area we have been going it so fruitful and high expectation of understanding. Sometimes we break in the meetings and allow people to share among themselves. They can questions because many people were bound by religion system so some times we pray more so that people may have inner understanding. May the Lord be praised and honored for His people to get the true revelation from Him.

In Mt Elgon, we went for villages in high mountains where many people have been died during the land clashes and you may get hundreds of women who are widows and the young single mothers. My dear brother, let us continue praying for this people as God provides such time of this let us show them that they are really under the care of God no matter they may be alone but they are with |Jesus who cares the lives, there is a lot of every kind of suffering in this area but God is the solution of very thing. Among the hundreds of children we managed to take only just two but we promised that has the father provides we shall help where necessary.

We want to thank you very much for your support along with the team for the past years to help these people in relief. (We are looking for ways to help) many widows become self-reliant through income-generating businesses in teams of ten. The hunger has become very worse in the area but God is only the solution for this, you can also pray with the widows of Mt. Elgon that God may give them clear understanding. May the Lord bless you as we pray for one another.

Michael

Here, too, are some recent pictures that they sent:


A recent outreach to Mt. Elgon to help people learn to live in the love of the Father.


Learning to pass along the life of love through conversations instead of lectures


Praying


The broken transmission damaged on a trip to the highlands of Mt. Elgon

So God’s grace is growing among them, but so are the needs in this distant land. News reports continue to talk about the famine and subsequent starvation of many people in the horn of Africa, which includes this part of Kenya. The crops have failed, costs have soared. Every time I write to them I’m helping them learn how to trust Jesus for his provision and not just rely on gifts from Lifestream. They are learning to do that. At the same time, I can’t help but feel like I have a stake in this unfolding story since God has knit my heart with theirs. All we can do is make the need available to others and see what God provides for them.

There are three critical needs now:

  • Repair of the gear box for their car which is now totally useless ($3500)
  • Helping widows in Mt. Elgon start businesses that can provide for their daily needs ($300 for each team of 10 widows).
  • Meeting the staff costs and food needs for the orphanage in Kitale that we helped build ($2000 per month)
  • We appreciate so much those of you who have already helped us here. If any of you would like to give to one of these needs, or simply find out more about our ongoing touch with these dear brothers and sisters in Kenya, you can read this earlier blog or see our Sharing With the World page at Lifestream. You can either donate with a credit card there, or you can mail a check to Lifestream Ministries • 1560-1 Newbury Rd #313 • Newbury Park, CA 91320. Or if you prefer, we can take your donation over the phone at (805) 498-7774.

    Thank you for your love, prayers, and concern for these dear people.

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    1. Dave Carroll July 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

      How encouraging to hear of your work in Kenya! We are here in Uganda full-time, our purpose being to spread the love of the Father through introductory teaching, through training church leaders and staff members of ministries who are face to face with broken people daily, to help equip them to understand the Father’s love for themselves and to be daily vessels of that love to others, and to mobilize the church to tangibly demonstrate His love by serving the poor, broken, and abandoned.

      It is an uphill battle, with religious systems, abusive family dynamics, and traditional religious worldview (witchcraft) all working against us, but Jesus is at work and we sense He is about to do some wonderful things here. Please pray for us!

      May God bless you richly as you give yourself to make others rich in His love and grace.

      Dave

    2. Dave Carroll July 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

      How encouraging to hear of your work in Kenya! We are here in Uganda full-time, our purpose being to spread the love of the Father through introductory teaching, through training church leaders and staff members of ministries who are face to face with broken people daily, to help equip them to understand the Father’s love for themselves and to be daily vessels of that love to others, and to mobilize the church to tangibly demonstrate His love by serving the poor, broken, and abandoned.

      It is an uphill battle, with religious systems, abusive family dynamics, and traditional religious worldview (witchcraft) all working against us, but Jesus is at work and we sense He is about to do some wonderful things here. Please pray for us!

      May God bless you richly as you give yourself to make others rich in His love and grace.

      Dave

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