Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [is] great, but the laborers [are] few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest - Luke 10:2.

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Update December 2013

By now I have returned to the USA after a successful 6 months mission trip in Africa. This update is late as I currently don�t have a computer that functions up to par. CTWM received a donation of a new notebook but due to student needs in Kenya it was in turn re-donated. My old standby sounds like it is grinding down to a halt so I am hoping to complete this update without distress. Praise YHVH � �all things are possible.�

CONGREGATIONS

I returned to Nybando near Kisumu in December to speak in a congregation preparing to build a congregational building out of brick and mortar. The current building is an un-plastered mud structure which is also leaky. Chairs and benches have to be stored else where as the building is far from secure. Funds were donated to help lay the foundation for the supporting pillars.

SITUATIONS

With the recent violence in South Sudan Pastor Jino and Pastor Joseph found themselves between a rock and a hard place. It was a desperate go at trying to get funds to reach them both so they could get out of the events unfolding in Juba. Joseph�s wife returned to Uganda and Jino was able to leave with his family to his village but all is not well there. Jino is seeking the will of Father whether he should take his family to safety in Uganda or stay and minister to his people who are traumatized by what is happening. Please pray for the will of the Father to be done. Jino and his family have no longer have a means of income. Jino was housing students in his home compound who were in apprenticeship positions in Juba. All have ran off out of fear, hopefully back to their villages or to the UN for safety. South Sudan being a new nation needs our prayers that this crisis will not escalate into outright genocide. I am not certain as of now if Pastor Joseph has yet returned to Uganda. Pray for safety and that the fear of YHVH will come to the minds of the people of this nation.

WIDOWS

Nybando: is a dry and barren plateau where many of the men have succumb to HIV-Aids and many widows are left behind to care for small children in dilapidated mud houses and with no rain nothing to eat. This month 9 widows from the congregation at Nybando and the community received enough food supplies for � a month including soap. One family, the mother is disabled, received additional assistance and after sharing the gospel a family member who lives next door agreed to at least fetch water daily for the family. Water is scarce and far away. Imagine a family not bathing for months because of the scarcity of water. You cannot imagine what havoc this can cause on the skin and health. We returned the next day and found that the relative did indeed fetch some water and as we arrived they all had just taken baths. The family of five shares their 2 room mud house with several goats and although they have two beds there are no mattresses so they sleep on the wood slats. In the future we have hopes to build a secure animal pen and furnish the family with mattresses and linen until a new house can be built. There are also several widows desperately in need of new houses and a means of self-support. Some will receive goats and small business investment funds.

Embu: is in Central Kenya where I was able to connect with widows from the city as well as from the village. Eight widows received a sack of food to last them � a month. The conference included an opportunity to share biblical teachings concerning widows and explore the needs of many of the ladies and their children.

Siling: Grace had been ill for almost a year with a terrible cough. With medical cost paid she was able to get an X-ray and they discovered she had been suffering from pneumonia for almost a year. Finally, she got the care and medicine she needed to rid her body of that disease that has ravaged her physically. Also, because of Grace�s illness she has not been able to manage her shamba, field, therefore, someone was hired to weed for her and until she is completely back to par he will help with the harvest.

NOTE: There are many needs among the widows but the most common is the dilapidated houses. The average cost to build a permanent house for these widows run about $2,500. We build the brick walls outside the existing house and then gut the structure so the way the families are not displaced. This also allows us to expand or add-on if needed. The roof is either replaced or repaired based on the condition or changes to the structure. We build houses both of brick and mud based on what the situation calls for. The mud huts are eventually plastered with cement to increase its longevity.

STUDENTS

In December Emily was enrolled in Hemland College and in January Oscar was enrolled in Kenyatta University. Emily�s tuition is completely paid for and Oscar�s tuition is paid per semester � 2 per year. Emily is studying Finance and Accounting and Oscar is studying Commerce. We also have Judy that is taking a vocational certificate in hair dressing and her fees are paid monthly. She is a single mother with 3 small children. Mary received fully tuition for college in November. Rose had one son whose fees were paid in full as he had just completed primary school and could not receive his results without the bill being settled.

Oscar�s story: His father had 3 wives and 18 children and when he died of HIV he left them all in deplorable conditions and poverty stricken. No one from Oscar�s family or village has ever completed high school. Oscar�s uncle sponsored him in school fees up to Form 2 and dropped him because he was excelling his cousin in academics. Oscar being determined to rise above his situation he waited until his friends came home in the evenings after school and copied their entire subjects from their notebooks. He did not attend formal schooling in Form 3 or Form 4. He worked during the school days to earn 400 shillings to take the required exams to pass each Form. That is about $4.76. Oscar scored and over all B+ in all his subjects. In Math, Chemistry and Physics, because he did not have anyone to explain the formulas to him, he scored C and C+. His final score was only 1 point below that required to be accepted into the government paid university programs. When I met Oscar he had already been 3 years out of high school with no financial means of going to university. Oscar took a chance last year and applied anyway to Kenyatta University and by July he received an acceptance letter with no means of financing it. A home was found for Oscar not far from the university. When not in school he is a caretaker. That family has partnered with me to provide Oscar�s room and board and transportation cost which is above what they normally pay a caretaker. When he came to join the household he had only 1 pair of worn out shoes, one shirt and one pants. With assistance from my home congregation in the USA, BCCC, Oscar�s tuition and personally needs have been met for this semester. He begins 2nd semester in May 2014. 

There are currently 2 students waiting to join higher learning institutions. Lillian will join Moi or Kenyatta University in August and Janet will join a teacher�s training institute in May. Since being back in the USA I have had 2 requests for school fees, one for college and one for secondary school.

APARTMENT

The apartment has become a student dorm with Emily staying there currently. If Lillian enters Kenyatta University she will join Emily in the apartment.

ORPHANAGE

Ngoingwa Children�s Centre received pillows for all the older children in December and crochet needles and yarn with instructions on how to make hats and scarfs. There are in need of monthly donations for food.

BUILDINGS: With the long distance and holiday travels transportation was difficult and it was impossible to return to Rongo and Migori in December to finish projects already on the way. Now that I am back in the USA I am fortunate to have trusted co-laborers to assist me with getting the geologist to do the survey for the well so that we can see how deep it needs to be dug as the shallow wells are not effective especially during drought and susceptible to typhus. The roof for the school will go on next month, next the windows and the doors and then the plastering of the walls. Faith Baraka will oversee this work until I am able to return to Kenya. The work becomes a slow progress this way but I am confident YHVH will see it through.

Conclusion: I am thankful to all those who assisted to make this a successful mission trip: friends, family, BCCC and all of you who remembered CTWM in prayer. I thank YHVH that I am health and that I return home will all things in order and rejoicing that YHVH has remembered me by enlarging my family as I am to be a grandmother again in June. Personally, I lack nothing and am entirely blessed. I look forward to participating with the local body of Christ at home and exploring ways and means of sustaining the work of CTWM abroad.

This year�s goals are to add prison ministry to my next trip to Africa and assist Faith Baraka with planting a congregation in Kenya. Along with that I am already working out details to build a health center in Nyamira and a community center in Siling and have the well dug in Siling along with what has been ongoing.

Praise YHVH I pray that your last year has been as fruitful and rewarding as mine. This is not the work of one person but many and indeed the fulfillment of the call upon our lives.  May each of you prosper in this coming year.

Update November 2013

I pray that you have all had a good month and that YHVH has shown Himself to you in a mighty way. The month of November was busy and exciting for me.  Here is my report in brief:

Rose�s House

For the last 3 years I have been working on building Rose a house as the one she had was falling down due to termite infestation. The first builder did little of nothing and all that was done was one wall and a partial of a wall. This is not because we lacked material but because of the nature of Kenya and its lack of integrity on every front. Corruption is not just an issue of government but in every aspect of life. Yes, even in the Church.

Nonetheless, I spent 3 weeks in the village overseeing every � every aspect of Rose�s house construction and finally success. Rose now has a brick house that is solid. She originally has a mud house plastered with concrete but the termites having eaten away the wood the walls collapsed on several sides and the other walls had severe cracks. The house was really one that Rose and her 3 sons only sleep in at night on the floor in the sitting room. Rose�s bedroom was reserved for the cow and the boy�s room was reserved for the chickens. In 2011 we built Rose a chicken coop and she put the cow in the kitchen. They reclaimed their house. In 2012 Rose and the boys received 4 beds including mattresses, pillows, blankets, sheets and mosquito nets. It was the first time any of them sleep on beds.

Last month the entire house was bricked in and the entire old walls were gutted. A few supporting beams still are in place but now the house is brand new and all the walls inside are now plastered and drying. What we have done is extend all the walls by 2 feet because we actually built the new brick walls around the old walls. The house originally had 3 rooms. The sitting room was now spacious so we divided it and included a kitchen and a bathroom.

The kitchen counter will take 21 days to dry and instead of building a wood burning stove in we will purchase a jiko which is a wood burning stove that can be used indoors or outside. This stove uses less wood and produces less smoke. The sink will go in after the counter dries but there is no running water so we will improvise. That means we will get a tank and put it on the counter and insert a faucet so it runs into the sink. Underneath we will put a container where the water can drain into and them she can use it to flush the toilet. Water is precious especially during dry spells so this will help. Under the counter we will add doors later so she can store her pots etc. We have also added a window to the kitchen so there is plenty of light. The old kitchen building will be used for the cow and the chickens and some storage.

The bathroom still needs a toilet but we will do that later because we have to dig a latrine out back and run a pipe to it. Rose does not have a toilet and she and the boys use the fields for relief. We will put a latrine out back to be used during the day and at night they can use the one inside which will also be their bathing room. A window has also been added to this room. They will use water in a container to flush the toilet or what is reused from the kitchen clean up.

The boy�s bedroom now has a much bigger window and Rose room now has a window and 2 beds can now fit comfortably in her bedroom. Rose has a relative who is attending secondary school in the village and is staying with them. She was sleeping on the floor but we will give her a bed this month. She will share the bedroom with Rose.

The old door will be refurbished for the bedrooms and the bathroom. Rose received a brand new metal door. She also received 2 new padlocks for the door. Her first padlocks. The boy�s old smaller window was put in the kitchen and we bought a new larger window for their room and one for the bathroom. Everything from the house has been recycled. Some of the mud from the walls was used to make 2 small kitchen gardens and the remainder of the mud and plaster was used to improve the dirt road. 

We spent several days cleaning up the property, making the kitchen gardens, cleaning the compound, and preparing the front of the house for a porch using some of the discarded debris from the interior walls.

What remains: When the old walls came out it left about 2 feet all-around of mud floors so those areas must be cemented. The old roof has not been replaced but is now propped up with timber so that it is not directly resting on the new walls. The entire roof has to be replaced as termites have also next year I will add the lintel to the top of the walls and replace the roof entirely. The interior walls will then be painted and the exterior walls will be plastered.

Building a house in a village in Kenya is not easy because things are so rudimentary and you just stand to wonder how it is possible. Well it just is! I could not even begin to describe it. They have their way and Joy has her way so trying to describe modern improvement and functionality was trying. In the end there is improvement and a better way to live. The process was a bit delayed day-by-day because so many neighbors came to see the progress and wonder at how the improvements would work while speculating the worst. In the end everyone came around and applauded the project.

What was tedious? Buying material and deliveries: bricks being delivered slowly by slowly in a cart with a donkey, sand being delivered in a tractor, rocks being dug up from around the community to be used in the making of the counter and a fundi sitting outside with a small hammer breaking into pieces the large rocks, The rain, which was greatly needed, poured so heavily the dirt roads were impassable with delivers by truck, even the motorcycles and bicycles found it difficult to transport doors and windows etc. The most difficult was not having water the first week because it had not rained and the wells were dried up so we had to go far to fetch water. Praise YHVH the widows from the group each came and brought water from a long distance on their heads. Then there was so much rain we just had to put out containers and catch it from the roof. The workers had to be fed daily on site, paid daily, materials ordered daily and a constant cleaning up the debris on the road. The cement plaster had to be pounded into the mud and spread out. Thank YHVH Rose and the boys managed to do a lot because the last week school was dismissed for end of year break.

I am now back in Nairobi as Rose and the boys were able to return to living in the house and one quick visit before I return home in January and then the rest until next year.

Village life: No toilet on the property where I stayed, the well was dry and the little water that came from had typhus, no electricity, bathing behind a makeshift tree branch shower, termites had to be cleaned out of the house every morning and by night there were back again, I had to walk down the hill daily to the town about 5 miles both ways, cooking with paraffin is not pleasant but better than wood. Thank you YHVH my clothes were washed by the kids when there was water and every few days I got a decent meal. My weight is doe3n again but praise YHVH I had something to loose. NO SICKNESS � PRAISES. Sunburn so bad but healed now.

The School

I did not go back to Rongo last month as Rose�s house kept me busy but the framing for the roof is on and I only need to get back to put the iron sheets on and then the doors and the windows and plastering etc. Everything MUST be done in person.

The Orphanage

Donations from two ladies helped feed the Ngoingwa Children�s Orphanage last month. We were able to buy 3.5 kg washing detergent, 12 bars of soap, 20 liters of cooking oil, 45 kg beans, 50 kg rice, and 25 kg sugar.

Widows

Rose�s house workings. Oreido received food each week in the village. Thika Methodist Church widows received food.

Student�s

Judy school fees were paid for the month including transportation. Lillian a prospective nursing student got her passport to travel to Tanzania to apply for Nursing school in September with Emily.

Other Workings

Siling Seventh-Day Adventist church received 200 bricks to build a latrine. Ben received faucets so the primary school can have some running water containers around the compound.

The Word

Last month I taught and preached in a Methodist congregation in Thika, a Seventh-Day Adventist congregation in Siling, a non-denominational congregation in Siling and a secondary girl�s school about 40 minutes from Thika, at the prayer session for class 8 at Siling Primary school sitting for their KCPE exam and at the Ngoingwa Chjildren�s Orphanage in Thika.

The Well

After arriving in Siling and finding the wells all dry I find I have to make a change in how to supply the community with a deep well. The shallow wells do run dry during drought and there are no deep wells in the community. A geologist will be hired to survey the best location for a deep well and determine how many feet must be drill so the community can always have a adequate and clean source of water. I will return to Migori end of December to make the arrangements.

South Sudan Students

Jino was told that he cannot have more than 3 students at a time on his property so there are only 3 boys doing welding. There is someone who has laid the foundation for a polytechnic school which if completed can take care of the issue of the students but that will also have to wait until next year so the funds available for Jino�s students including tools and material will help until then. Jino called me today and everything is going well.

I am sure I have forgotten some things but it was a long month and I am exhausted and as of now I am making arrangements to travel again and this month the villages are far and I am travelling alone so I must look to those things now and will give my report next month. There is yet must to be done and all I can say is YHVH help me please. Oscar has been given a place to stay while I search for funds to pay his university fees for January $850, Janet need to start teacher�s school in January also $700. Emily is taking Lillian to Tanzania tomorrow to apply for nursing school and that is a costly trip. Lillian still has to go to Dar-es-salaam to have her certificate evaluated and that trip cost $450, Emily is at this moment registering for college courses until she starts nursing school in September.

My visa is about to expire so I must hurry to honor previous commitments and due to the time I have left some things must wait until my next trip. I am in the process of adopting Emily so please pray that all legal work goes well and that it is not expensive. Last month Emily came back from upcountry with malaria severely and due to the sulfa in the medication she was badly burned on her face. Praises, it is clearing up. She has lost a good deal fo weight but she is well.

Basically, I am just going to believe that YHVH�s will be done and His provisions made. This is the longest I have been in Africa, 5 months, and by the time I return home it will be 6 months. I am exhausted but well. I pray that you have all had a successful month and that you all find something in the kingdom to put your hands and hearts to. May you all be bless and remember that this work can use your help.

Joy with the joy of YHVH

 

Update October 2013

Hi all, Praise YHVH for all He has allowed to be accomplished this month. It hs been a busy month.

Secondary school

We started building the secondary school October 3rd by laying the foundation stone and as now the foundation was laid and the walls are up which include Form 1 and 2 classrooms and 3 offices. We had hoped to include a lab which is required but the ministry of education states the lab has to be in a separate building. The lab will come later. The lintels are currently being worked on so that the roof can go on and then the iron sheets. At the beginning of the month the currency exchange for the USD was about 84 ksh per dollar but since it has come down to 78 ksh per dollar which means we are building at a lost with the dollar. Believe me I am milking this cow to its last drop. After the roof the building will be plastered in and outside and we have doors and windows to put in. All of this takes money and can�t be done without you. We are trying to hurry because class 8 is taking their national exams and once pass will go to Form 1 so we need the school complete. There are also students being boarded in other secondary schools which are costing money so we hope to get the school ready to include all the students. We also need tables and chairs and more beds and mattresses to house the secondary students until we get funds to continue building. The boys are in iron sheet dorms and so it is hot and squeezed. The kids are all sharing 2 per bed but I just started swapping bunk beds for their single beds but because of the cost we have only made so far 3 so that is 6 students who are sleeping in their own beds.  The children also received 20 mosquito nets and 50 mattresses but more are needed. The girl�s dorm had a new steel door install in place of the flimsy wooden door that held no security value. This is a school for orphans who otherwise would not be in school.

Widow�s project

This month I visited 6 widows groups (40 widows). All with the gospel and teachings on business skills each widow received a grocery a sack containing some or all of the following: Ugali flour, sugar, soap, salt, beans, rice, tea, cooking oil, onions, potatoes, bread and one group received funds to help with their business project. 

Oreido�s, that old mama sleeping on a pile of rocks, now has a house with roof, walls, window and door. The plastering and an additional window is next to be added but she is now living in it. She also received food and a bed, mattress, sheets and blanket. The only furniture in her house is the bed so I am hoping to purchase her some chairs and a table.

Rose�s house is now being actively worked on starting today.  We are actually rebuilding the house and the walls are currently going up.  She will need a new roof and inside walls as the old crumbling ones are taken out. We will reuse the old windows only having to buy one additional and all the doors has to be replaced due to termite damage  (3 doors: 2 inside and one main entrance).  Once we purchase new iron sheets we will take the old ones to repair Oreido�s roof on her old hut that has a thatched leaky roof which has now become her kitchen.  Her son has a thatched roof on his house also so we will also try to replace it with Rose�s used iron sheets.

One widow is in need of steps since she has fallen and broken a leg so we are hoping to do this at the same time we fix Rose�s house. We are waiting for the official go to dig the new community well but mean while the one at Jimima�s house that has been serving the community has not cover and has become a hazard for all. That will receive a cover this coming month. Jimima has also receive reimbursement for funds she gave to Rose to help pay school fees.

Ngoingwa Children�s orphanage

This is the orphanage I now live across from.  The building can house 60 children but they lack additional beds and mattresses to add more girls. They received: 4 new mattresses, 10 sets of sheets, 15 blankets, 2 mattress covers, 100 kilos beans, 100 kilos rice, 20 liters of cooking oil, pillows, cups and 15 mosquito nets. They need 15 bunk beds and the additional mattresses to go with them etc.

School fees

Currently I have 5 students:

Joan just got her ID card so we are hoping she will find employment until school begins in September.

Oscar a bright orphan who has to join university this year or lose his standing as this is his 3rd year hoping for finances to go to school. I need 70,000 ksh to pay his fees by January or he loses his place. Once this is paid he will qualify for a 50,000 ksh loan so he can complete his studies.

Janet is a pastor�s wife that has also been accepted in teacher�s school but has no funds. She needs 60,000 ksh by January and she will also qualify for a 50,000 ksh loan to complete her teacher�s degree. We also just took care of some medical expenses for Janet.

Lillian just paid for her secondary school certificate and can now pursue higher education. She wants to be a nurse and like Joan I need to take her to Tanzania to have her documents converted so she can enter nursing school in Tanzania. Expenses are needed for her.

Judy has 3 children and her husband has run off and married someone else. She is now attending hair salon school so she can have her own shop and earn income for her family.

Mary received tuition for computer school.

Preaching

This last weekend I preached at a convention 2 times daily for 3 days. I have been preaching in congregations every weekend and sharing in schools as the3 doors open. Next week I will go on evangelism mission with Ben to Masaai land. Every day is an opportunity to preach the gospel and I am thankful for every opportunity. I have been invited to several more villages to doo door-to-door and work with the widows.

I Can Fly School

I had a great opportunity to visit the I Can Fly School ion Machakos and meet with the founder a young lady from California. We have bought 10 mosquito nets and hoping to buy even more as the students lack so many.  This ministry is on line and is much deserving of the help.

Health

I am improving and although I travel a great deal and the climate from place to place is so varied I am trusting YHVH to keep me healthy. While out in one of the villages, I went to the hospital and had an x-ray done which showed I had pneumonia. I have taken all my antibiotics and returned home to heal for a week. I am back out but that nagging cough keeps coming back slowly. I am trusting that all shall be well. This month medical bills were paid for me, Faith who was treated also at the hospital for pneumonia and malaria, and also Janet who had an infection in a tooth and finally had to have it extracted.

House

Ben has given me his old house that is still in good condition but needs much working. I am hoping to work on it so that eventually I can stay there and not pay rent. It needs running water that might be possible. Termites are destroying the doors and it needs an indoor toilet. Everything else can be worked on slowly. I am hoping to use this house as a guest house for mission groups to come and help with the work here in Africa. Pray that I will get some finances to make this house livable.  The property also has a place for a health clinic so I believe that we can build one there also. Ben already has a certificate to build a health clinic but no funds.

Conclusion

I am grateful to YHVH to finally see some structures go up in Kenya that will have long lasting impact to the people. I am thankful that property has been donated or shared for the benefit of those in need. Nothing can go on without finances and you can see that a little goes along way. I am due back to the USA beginning January and hope to complete all these projects and more before then. The donation I received for the building of the school is almost exhausted and yet there is much to be done still. The roof doors and windows will conclude that funding. A new month is approaching and already the month has not ended and I have spent all my funds. Joan and I have the bare necessities only. When we can get the house fixed so we can move in we will give up the apartment. So much can be done but my small income can only go so far. It is difficult to see school children wearing rags to school, eating beans and ugali daily, widows living with leaky roofs and cows and chickens in the house, children who should be in school wandering around, orphans who are bright in school but no money to become that doctor or engineer or nurse. Children sleeping on board on a bed instead of mattresses and suffering and dying form malaria due to the lack of nets.

My question: do you really need that new dress, tv, video game, curtains, car, manicure, pedicure, bag, hair do, cell phone, carpet, take out meal, another ring on another finger, Nike sneakers, cd, clothes, go to an amusement park or movie, get your child another toy that will be discarded in a few days etc. I can go on and on but really who are you doing all this for and tomorrow when you count the cost will it have lasting impact. Stop impressing yourself and other and try impressing YHVH.

Sorry folks but I am living in this place here and it isn�t pretty. At the end of the day I want to say that I saved a life, extended a life, give a nation a doctor or an engineer. I need your help. Many of you are already buying Christmas presents even for people who will not appreciate it. Standing in line for the latest tv, iPhone, video game etc. I venture to say some people will even lose their lives trying to make that purchase. My kids and widows are dying for food and clean water so I don�t want to be politically or socially correct. I think I have mentioned near all I did this month that I can think off the top of my head.

May YHVH bless us all with a conscience that is willing to give life and not just to live our own personal life.

Update September 2013

This has been a long and tedious month of events. This month alone I have travelled to South Sudan and twice to Tanzania. Here is a breakdown of activities.

South Sudanese Students: I and Evangelist Faith Baraka from Kenya travelled to Juba, South Sudan at the beginning of the month to arrange for the 3 students to attend vocational tech apprenticeship training in Uganda. With expensive being high to obtain necessary documents for the students to leave South Sudan Pastor Jino and I decided it would be better to seek apprenticeship positions in Juba. We had a great offer from Uganda but expense wise this current situation is much better. We have gone from 3 boys initially due to cost to now 12 students, 8 boys and 4 girls who will enter apprenticeship position beginning in October. The student will be house, all of them, in Pastor Jino�s compound and his wife will take care of their meals. This means that Jino�s children will move to another compound so the students can stay in their rooms. The issue of housing was difficult as the rentals are costly but as Jino has agreed to make the sacrifice we are able to accommodate 12 students. I will return to Juba by November to see how things are going. This is truly the ideal situation as Jino is very much an evangelical and desire to see these students come to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Funding has been received to assist the students and for now we can say that food cost has been met until the students begin and we see what expenses are. I am hoping to give Pastor Jino a stipend for the boarding of the student as he is also in need of much. When South Sudan became a new nation, Jino�s house was demolished to make room for the road. He currently has constructed some temporary mud structures but he has hopes for something more permanent.

Secondary School: This coming week I will meet with Pastor Ben to complete necessary paper work so that CTWM can come under his ministry�s umbrella so I can work unhindered with the building projects. Pastor Ben will travel the next week to a conference in Tanzania and then upon his return we will lay the foundation for the secondary school ion Awendo. He has finally completed the Primary school but there is an issue of sewage and a septic tank needs to be put in place. The girl�s dorm needs mattresses which I will replace next week including mosquito nets. The boy�s dorm still needs to be built. Finally, a school for orphans so they are not paying costly school fees only teacher�s salaries.

Migori Community Center: I return next week also to Migori to take the layout of the community center to the architect so the work can begin. The land has been identified and released freely to the community to build on. The building will house 3 offices for the several widows� group, a large storage room for their sustainable rental project, a food pantry and a clothes closet. Attached will be a large community room for meetings, farmer�s markets, training projects, congregation services, etc. Attached also will be 3 toilets for the men and 3 for the women with a hand washing area. The opposite side will be a kitchen which will allow for some soup kitchen projects. Next to that will be a community well with clothes washing area and a public bathing room. I will post the design when completed.

Widows� Home Repair Project: There has been a halt to Rose�s house repair but it will resume next week as we hired a new fundi/builder. Meanwhile, there is an old mama whose house was in the worst condition and as I went last week to inspect it her son had started a frame structure for her but needed iron sheets for the roof. After purchasing the 20 iron sheets I found out he had no idea how to put them on so we hired a fundi to do so. The short of it: The entire structure had to be taken down and rebuilt. I just spoke to the fundi and the house is completed except for the window and doors which shall be supplied tomorrow. Next week when I visit I will include photos of the finished house. We are trying to work with the worst to the least in need of repairs.

Preaching: I have been invited every Sunday to preach the gospel and do teachings on health, hygiene, diet and sanitation as well. Of course there is preaching and teaching along the many journeys in and outside of Kenya. You have all heard concerning the terrorist attack in Nairobi and know the nation needs your prayers. Is this a coincidence that the top 2 are currently on trial before the ICC for acts of terror against the people of Kenya during the previous to last election? The bible says you sow tares you reap tares. Pray for repentance and mercy on this nation as it faces such situations. In August the airport ran out of fuel. Two days later all the stock from the duty free stores were thrown out for alleged failure to pay rent and then a few days later the entire arrival terminal was burned to the ground. Currently the top 2 have sent a letter to ICC requesting a postponement of their trail and I understand it has been denied. Kenya needs prayer sop please put it on your prayer list.

Joan: I took Joan to Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania to get her Kenya secondary school certificate evaluated so she can apply to school in Tanzania for nursing. Praise Father all went well and her grades are favorable for school there. The following week we travelled again to Tanzania to Shirati Nursing School to make her application but unfortunately she missed the deadline and now has to wait until next September to start. Her application is in and she is the first on the list. Nonetheless we are happy that she has a chance. She just picked up her passport and is waiting for her ID card so she can look for some work before school. The last 10 years of Joan�s life has been difficult to say the least. She is 21 years old and knows very little about life.

Apartment: I will be in Kenya until January next year. Since beginning of September I have not been so well and have been travelling none stop except for this week. Unfortunately the living conditions has not been good as the community only receive water 1 time a week which makes sanitary conditions not so good. Being in the city area is extremely polluted with no regulations on air pollution and of course not much sewage etc. I was scheduled to go to Bungoma this week to see the doctor there but due to exhaustion from travelling and exertion from coughing, I am staying put. Oh yes, the apartment. I have found a clean community outside of the city where I have rented an apartment for $178 monthly. This is ideal as my health has actually improved a bit. Joan will be staying here with me. Yes, running water always as there are plenty of water tanks. I am staying across the street from a Children�s home so I will be able to continue ministry when not travelling.

The long long trip to South Sudan: Faith and I were on the bus for 6 days. When we arrived at the border of Uganda and South Sudan the road had been washed out 15 miles from the border trucks and buses were lined up for 2 weeks waiting for the repairs to be made. Faith and I had to get off the bus and walk the distance to the border and hop another vehicle to Juba. We spent about 12 hours at Jino�s house and then we were off again the next morning at 6am. It so happen that the bus we were on skipped the line and somehow made it through and we were able to get back on the next morning to head back. At the border we found the way still difficult and after waiting until late evening we started our way pass the damage road. Once half way in the police recognized our bus having jumped the line the previous day and escorted us to the next town where our driver was arrested and detained for some hours. Late that night when he returned we travelled about 40 minutes and again we were stuck at about 11pm that night. The next morning while looking for a toilet and to find some food we met a lady who said they had a caf� nearby. It turned out to be a Midwifery project for the community. They had hoped to open a caf� to help raise some funds for the project so once they saw me they thought it might be the time. Faith and I were the only patrons so we asked them to prepare some thermos with hot tea and we got some, believe it or not, cinnamon rolls and took back to bus. Faith stayed behind to distribute the food to the other passengers on the bus and we were inviting everyone we passed to come and eat at the caf�. People started to come and faith came back as I delayed helping the nurses. Faith arrived and began cooking as the American nurses had no idea how to cook the African foods everyone was demanding. Faith cooked, I served and collected money and solicited donation. Ha! YHVH is faithful. In one fell swoop they made out like bandits, just a figure of speech. They can keep going for several months praise YHVH. We were also able to leave a good donation and faith taught them how to make some dishes that would appeal to the locals. We have been invited to stop back to learn how to deliver babies. I believe that skill will come in handy.

Estel Orphanage: Today we have continued to support a house orphan in Koyole. There are 100 children living in this couple�s home which is really squeezed and in need of much. Last month we donated all the children�s clothes and shoes to them including food and diapers. Today we donated food and diapers. The coupled has agreed to allow some of the children to be adopted out rather than keep them all in squeezed quarters. This issue of so many orphans in Africa only needs other households who can afford to take on some of these children as a part of their family to do so. The issue is mostly the cost of school fees so this is not being pursued by most that can help. Pray that Africa will find a better way of educating its children.

Schools: I am always happy when teachers and principals call me to come and share with their students. What an opportunity to share the gospel, teach about diet, sanitation, hygiene, health, history of those taken from Africa during the slave trade and what have become of them, to motivate and encourage. You can reach hundreds of households this way and Praise YHVH Most African nation still have religion in school and you can preach and talk about Jesus.

Prayer needs: Health, projects to begin and be completed, a job for Joan, the gospel to continue to be received, more and more opportunities to preach and teach, for all needed legal papers to be completed to build the health clinic in Nyamara, iron sheets and wood needed to build the primary school for the Masaai children.

Praises: For the apartment, we have two beds, a stove and a fridge a patio table and some chairs, we are contented, the building is safe and secure, running water even though when I travel there is little of anything but a place here for respite, finances available for the secondary school and slowly-by-slowly for the widows home repairs and the community center.

Conclusion: Unfortunately I only have my cell phone to take pics with and no one to remind me to take photos so I will try to send photo updates when I remember. I have never expected to spend this great deal of time in Africa but when YHVH calls you to do something He also prepares you. Even with the cough that sometimes keep me up at night and causes me great exhaustion I have no complaints. I am moving among the tribes and I can say that the work is touching many of their lives and building bridges of reconciliation as people from different tribes are being attracted to the work. Here is an unexpected blessing from YHVH. Peace and grace to each of you. Remember, this work belongs to all of us and not just a few.

Joy with the joy of YHVH

August 20, 2013

Praise the name of YHVH Elohim, our Father in heaven and His beloved Son, Jesus our Messiah, who has made it possible for us to have fellowship again with YHVH our heavenly Father. I am blessed and happy to be again on the continent of Africa. There is much to be done here and yes even where you are. Let us go to that task of spreading the good news with fervor and delight in knowing that we will have eternal life.

Since returning to Africa I have been much busy with kingdom work. The first few days I spent a great deal of time preparing for members of the congregation I attend in the States to come for a one week mission trip. We worked at an orphanage in Kiambu in Central Kenya repairing and refurbishing an orphanage. The congregation raised support to replace all the mattresses and mosquito nets for 83 students. All the rooms were painted; a swing set and see-saw were constructed beginning the process of a playground for the orphans. Shelves were built to take food items and personal belongings off the floor and from hanging on the curtains. The food pantry was relocated near the kitchen for access and storage containers were bought to store the food items that just were on the floor in sacks. The study hall was completely refurbished with new tables and chairs that will also be used as a sustainable rental business once more are bought.

It was a great opportunity for the pastor who is a jack of all trades to teach both pastors and the boys and the girls how to paint and use power tools. One pastor commented that Pastor taught him how to work without struggling and the boys said it was amazing to see a pastor working with his hands. Unfortunately, in Africa the misconception is that if you are a pastor you should not work. The boys especially have learned that it is good to work with your hands and not be idle even if you are a student or a man with a professional job.

There were many opportunities to teach about health and hygiene to the orphans. They all received toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, combs, deodorant, body lotion, and a mirror in the dorms. We were able to bring many supplies to distribute such as underwear, socks, hair bands and other essential items. The men were able to speak to the boys and the women privately to the girls to encourage them and instruct them.

Other items the orphans received were a laptop for the use by the orphans solely, text books for each student, pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, crayons, markers, glue sticks, scissors, board games, jump ropes, soccer and volleyballs, dolls, chalk, and I can go on. Praise YHVH many needs were met. The director of the orphanage stated that their main priority had been since the opening of the orphanage to pay school fees and provide food. The week long mission trip was able to meet needs that could not otherwise be met.

One day was spent introducing the community to Vacation Bible School (VBS) which we dedicated the entire Saturday to. We had 193 children who showed up. We had bible study, music, sports, arts and craft and a rap session for the teens. We prepared a wholesome healthy lunch for everyone. The next day we invited the community to Sunday service and the place was packed with the children who returned from VBS and other community members. Indeed all was a blessing. I have been told by pastor that they are trying for a return trip early next year to do more work.

Since the team left, I have been invited to speak at a revival service and prayer conference which included ministers from many countries. There has been opportunity to assist a widows group in Nairobi with funds and clothing and distribute children�s clothes and shoes to an orphanage near where I am staying. This orphanage is one that is in great need. One man and his wife have literally taken into their home 100, yes, 100 orphans. Needless to say the place is cramped and their greatest needs are ever the same as the orphanage in Kiambu. Food, school fees, mattresses, and all the essentials. To help with the cost the children make baskets and beaded necklaces to sell. They were given a bunch of green bananas, a sack of potatoes and formula and pampers for the babies. There are 10 babies that sleep on one bed. There are many needs in Africa that can easily be met.

I have been working on bringing 6 Sudanese students from South Sudan to Uganda to a place where a pastor has a welding business and has agreed to teach the boys the welding trade. These are teens with no education living in a new nation without skills. The majority of its skilled laborers are from the surrounding nations and all the money they make is taken out of the country. Young men who were once cow herders are now finding it difficult to exist in a changing nation. I have tried to send the funds by wire and bank but since it has failed I am forced to travel there next week so I can get this project moving as a donor has contributed the funds. The issue to know what is best for these students are challenging because they speak their mother tongue and Swahili and English will be challenging for them. While in South Sudan I will try to find a company that might be better suited to take them on as apprentice and then I might be able to organize a larger number of boys instead of just 3 at a time.  The issue of the girls will have to be dealt with differently. Please pray that YHVH will give me wisdom on how to address the issues of this project and use the funds to the greatest outcome.

The past few days I have been traveling to the western part of Kenya looking at property to build a community mission center. With my little resources I am not able to buy property so I have prayed and asked Father if it is His will for me to build a community mission center in Africa to supply the land and surely He is doing so. I met a lady in the airport in Amsterdam and as we got to talking I told her my hopes to build a community mission center in Africa. She told me about some property which has been turned into a foundation in memory of her mom who had passed. Her mom had received the Head of State accommodation for her charitable work. She invited me to take a look at the land to see if it can be used for my purposes. Two days ago I went to western Kenya to look at that property and the greatest need the community have is for a health center. Tomorrow I meet with her to discuss the possibilities.

Next, a good friend of mine who took me to the area to look at that property and introduced me to a Bishop at whose house we stayed in. The next day after telling him my vision for the community mission center he too told me of some property that could be used for my vision. I visited a congregation building (what most of you call a church, but the bible says rather that we are the church not the building) which the women of that congregation constructed themselves. How amazing it was to see the work of their hands. I have been so use to visiting and speaking in congregation buildings built out of wood and iron sheets that leaked every time it rained that I was taken aback to what these women did unto YHVH. Brick and mortar with tile floors and glass windows and a place there are preparing for a baptismal. There is some land next to the building that can be developed for a community center that can be used as a greatly needed daycare in the morning, at night to teach women, rented out for events so it can be sustainable, it can be used as a soup kitchen, a place to distribute food and clothing, basically a place for all of the community and an outreach for the church body. This project will take about $10,000 to build. YHVH is able.

From this congregation building we drove about one hour near the Maasia land to look at an orphanage school that is in the process of being built. The land is generous and the potential is enormous. The kitchen and the storage room need to be completed and the boy�s dorm needs to be built. Currently the boys dorm is a rectangular building made of iron sheets and one small window. The girl�s dorm is completed but there are 2 to a bed and the foam mattresses have disintegrated. There are currently no tables and chairs at the school. All the teachers are volunteers yet they have family who need the basics. So that this pastor is not spending funds sending the secondary students to other schools there is a need for a secondary school. There is a great need in Africa for practical application of their studies. I hope we can add a computer lab and a science lab. Currently the pastor is growing sugar cane and corn to sell so he can fund this work and give the teachers some small fee. He has been at it for 2 � years. YHVH has put it in my heart to help him complete the primary school and for CTWM to build the secondary school addition. I will also build a guest house because there is a great need for teachers in Kenya. I am hoping that once the guest house is built that retired teachers and those on holiday recess from around the globe will come and volunteer in the schools in Kenya as they are overcrowded. There is also a great need for a polytechical/vocational school where those students who do not pass for university can learn a trade such as auto mechanic, electrical, plumbing, solar energy, welding etc.

All of these projects are opportunities to reach the unreached. This Pastor built a school on Masaai land some few years ago during the time that there was much war among that tribe. The school was a bridge for reconciliation as all their children attended together and the warring ceased. There is currently a need for a primary school on that same land as the children are now meeting in the congregation building which is needed for other activities. They need iron sheets and timber to build this school. This is a project I also am taking on. Am I crazy? Yes, but I believe He is a good supplier. Here is the need so you will understand why we need a few crazy people in the world. Most of the children in that Masaai primary school are girls whereas before they were confined to a girl�s house. When these young Masaai girls turn 9 years old they are circumcised by an old woman using only her finger nail and then they are made to sit on cow dung as a part of the healing process. By the age of 12 they are married and yes having babies. This pastor rescued 6 young girls from this process a few years ago with treats to his life. These 6 girls are now a part of the orphanage school as they are considered outcast from their people. The gospel is being preached in many ways through many doors.

There is some land that has been donated to this pastor in Masaai land that he is hoping to one day build a health center. Everything is possible. There are so many people that can be reached with the gospel as we move about feeding them, clothing them, giving them to drink of the natural well and the spiritual well. When we visit their sick and take in their outcast the gospel is penetrating in a practical way. Please pray that this work is not hindered and that the vision that YHVH has given will come to pass.

Finally, I visited the place where I have labored at for 3 years. There are 2 plots that have been offered to me to use for a mission project and I hope to use one to dig one community well so the widows do not have to travel so far to fetch water. The funds for the 1st well have already been donated. This will be a shallow well as a deep well with a pump can cost near $8,000 as I am finding out. The other plot, I am hoping to use as an center for the widows groups and a food pantry/clothes closet in memory of my dear friend Yvonne Nakashima who labored with me there in that village. Yvonne was preparing to give away all she had in order to do missions fulltime on a global level when she died of complication from surgery a month ago. I know that YHVH knows best. As for me, I am keenly aware that the harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few and with Nakashima being absent from the body, I consider myself doing the work of two. I still have the work of repairing the 21 widow�s homes which the first is still on the way and I am hoping to have a relative join me to help with the repairs later this year so the work can go faster and come to a completion. With a sustainable project in full swing this work can be managed by their efforts as they are able to. Currently, the widows have 65 chairs for rental but are in need of a minimum of 200 to be successful in this business. The funds from this rental will help with repairs and school fees.

I am now back in Nairobi and beginning the process of organizing so that I can go next week to South Sudan and return to begin this work. I am prepared to stay on in Africa as long as YHVH sees fit to allow me. I do not subscribe to long-term missions but rather making disciples so the people can continue the work with the help of the Holy Spirit. I have never considered staying in Africa for an extended time but YHVH prepares us for His will. This is the first time in Africa I have not fallen sick within the 1st week. I know He will sustain me.

From this update you know what I need prayers for. You also know how you can help if it is in your heart to do so. Since I am not yet a non-profit there is a way you can make a donation that will give you your tax deductible contribution receipt so please ask me so I can send you the link. I am blessed in Africa and I am in the center of His will. There are no plans that YHVH cannot fulfill, there is no need that He cannot meet.

July 29, 2013

 

Praise YHWH, I am off again and that is just the way it needs to be. I have my heart and mind turned on good outcomes and souls saved unto eternal life. Let the will of the Father be done.

June 17, 2013

 

Currently I am in Arcola, Mississippi on Mission for the congregation I attend in Texas until mid-July. The work involves street evangelism, setting up and distributing food in a newly established food pantry and a clothes closet. I have assisted with the preparation and establishment of the community garden and when can afford to do so, distribute sandwiches on the streets. For now I am living in a non-profit ministry and helping out with administrative work as well as helping the Town strategize means of improving their economy. Right now the challenge is the heat and humidity and of course the mosquitoes.  Other wise all is well and I am busy at every turn.

 

Here is some of the work being done.

   

Please pray for this small Town of Arcola, Mississippi. Arcola has the highest unemployment rate in Mississippi and most of the nation, it has one of the highest violent crime rates, one viable business a gas station convenient store, more broken down and abandon houses I have seen anywhere. There are 10 congregations in this town and the population is less than 400 currently. Not a one of them probably have more than 5 or less than 10 members and only one pastor lives in Arcola.

Arcola is like Jerusalem in Nehemiah's time. The remnant of those who once thrived in this town now lives here. The walls of the city are broken down and there are no gates (businesses) thus much repairing of the breaches need to take place. Please pray that the people will have a mind to work and that YHVH will remove the reproach from this town and that it will be a vibrant place again. It is located on a busy highway and so the potential to do much is possible.

 

Pray for strategies for the Mayor as she was just reelected and has a heart for the place

Pray for economic growth in terms of businesses moving in

Pray for deliverance from alcoholism and drug addiction

Pray that the children will stop destroying the vacant buildings by means of breaking all the windows and doors

Pray for the hearts of the people to return to YHVH

Pray for the people to have a mind to work and begin to plant wherever they can with expectation of a great harvest so they can feed themselves

Pray for the children to do well in school

Pray for activities for the children to be involved in

Pray for salvation for the younger generation that have very few role models

Pray for my strength and endurance in this hot, humid and mosquito abundant area

Pray that when I leave someone will continue the work

All on this prayer list is a priority.

 

Needs: supplies for the food pantry - as the shelves are bare at present and the garden for rain and tools to work it.

 

I am also preparing to return to Africa for 6 months so pray for all needs to be met in this undertaking. I will continue the work on repairing homes of 21 widows among work with the students and evangelism etc. All of this work takes money but I am always amazed when I see Abba do so much with so little. I cannot and will not complain - all of this is a light thing to Him. Hallelujah

 

The work in the Philippines continues slowly but only YHVH can determine the outcome. Pray for our wisdom in how to manage well this work from afar.

 

As of today what concerns me personally is that my sister is sick with Dengue Fever in the Caribbean and could use your prayers for healing. All is in the will of Abba. Praises.

 

I pray that you too will have a mind to work and that whatsoever you put your hands to in His kingdom work will bear much fruit and that the fruit shall remain. Grace and peace to you.

 

My Updates are getting sparse only because I have spent a few years updating and it is time consuming and much work to do and so few to do it. I assure you the work continues unabated.

May 7, 2013

It has been a while since my last update. Much has occurred since then and in a nut shell here is what I have been up to. (ok, not quite the size of a peanut but a coconut)

  • I spent 11 days in November 2012 in the Philippines where myself and a co-laborer started a new ministry called The Lord�s Consolation. You can read about this ministry and what we have been able to accomplish there here on this website. Praise YHVH there is now a full-time missionary at work in the Philippines in this ministry.  Please pray for Noel that all his needs be met and that he will continue to make great progress.
  • I and another co-laborer spent 7 days in Rome on assignment. I hope to return to Rome in the future to begin a ministry of feeding the homeless both physically and spiritually.
  • Since December 26, 2012 I have been caring for my grandson and 3 years old twin great-nieces. After Sandy hit NYC the girls spent the last 6 months away from the city and its recover efforts for health reasons. When they came they both were on daily nebulizer treatments but as of 2 � months ago they are 100% free of that and in excellent health. I will travel to NYC this weekend to take them home and see family before returning to a year of full-time mission work abroad.
  • At home I have stayed involved in mission work with Raymond Cantu Prison Ministry which you can read about on this here on this website. This past weekend I and members from the congregation I attend spent 2 days ministering in the prison in Tulia, Texas and what a blessing and praise YHVH for the souls saved.
  • I was blessed to present a mission Sunday at the congregation I attend as an introduction to foreign missions. We took 6 Skype calls from ministries in 5 countries and in-house we had visiting with us 7 mission representatives from various ministries.
  • I have stayed involved in ministry and services at the congregation since being here and this coming Memorial weekend I will leave for a small town in Mississippi as a representative from the congregation to plant a new congregation as an extension of this present one. As a part of that effort I was recently ordained as a minister of the gospel. Also as a part of this church planting I will be involved in evangelism, home visitations, setting up a clothes closet and a food pantry,  establishing discipleship classes, conducting bible studies, establishing Sunday school classes and working with the youth. The congregation also hopes to establish a community garden at some point in the near future.
  • This August members from the congregation will travel with me to Kenya on mission to an orphanage. Here is the undertaking of that mission trip. The team will stay for 1 week and I hope to remain in Africa for 3-6 months working on my next project of repairing the homes of 21 widows. I also hope to take 6 students from South Sudan to Uganda to enroll them in vocational technical classes for 6 months. I am hoping upon completion of their training they will also acquire tools needed to go right to work. My time will also be spent in evangelizing and preaching and teaching the word of YHVH.
  • All of this work takes financing but more than funds it takes prayer. I have learned over the years that much can be done on a little with much prayer. Surely if it is on your heart to help in this work you can click on the donate button and bless CTWM with the opportunity to do greater works.
  • I will take several suitcases of donated clothing and last night I was blessed to receive a donation of VBS material on two different themes. The material included t-shirts, craft projects, banners and all the music cds and teaching material. It is about 50 plus pounds of material which I intend to take with me. Each extra suitcase is $50 so if you have a mind to help me get these tools to Africa please make a donation on my website.
  • For all these years the point of the Catch The Wave Ministries website was to spur on the ones and twos to go and do likewise. It does not take an organization to change a life but simply the word of YHVH which does not return void. It takes changing one�s priorities and dedicating time to the practical application of the gospel. Since December 2007 when this website was launched there has been 214,154 hits reported to-date. In the last year and a half I have cease my focus from my personal work to helping others launch or share their vision of what YHVH has called them to do. You can see some of those ministries on the volunteer link on this website. I have also worked on connecting people with people and ministries with ministries. The whole body of Christ is fitly joined together.
  • There are currently 7,021,836,029 people in the world. There are approximately about 2,100,000,000 billion who profess to be of the Christian faith. That means that if each of us shares the gospel with at least 2.3 people who are lost we can reach the entire world with the gospel, but it takes all of us doing our part and not leaving it up to a few hundred thousand missionaries globally. My hope is that we each will make the impact we are all capable of with the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • I hope that you are encouraged to continue the battle for the lost and that you will find your way out of the four walls we call church and recognize that we are the church � flesh and blood and that there are billions of people that do not have that peace like you have concerning their eternity. It is time to go fishing and you are the bait and Jesus Christ is the hook and the Holy Spirit is the reel that draws the fish in. YHVH throws us into the ocean of human despair with the knowledge of the reality of the impact of the gospel in our lives. Every opportunity is room for the Holy Spirit to till, plant, water or harvest the living word in the lives of those we come in contact with. Let your self be put on the hook and get out of the pews.
  • There is much more that can be said but I think the gist of it has been stated.

Thanks everyone for your prayers and support and May YHVH bless you and help you along your journey living practice the very word of life.

February 15, 2013

 

A Call to Prayer
 
Beloved, it is time for the brethren who claim to be a part of the body of Jesus to come together in one accord and pray for those parts of the body that are weak and sick or are on a moral, spiritual or physical decline.
The Catholic Church is currently going through a situation that many protestant believers feel or think is none of their business. The truth is the enemy is not just trying to destroy the Catholic Church, or the Jewish people or those of Protestant faith but all of humanity. In other words, we are all in the same boat.
            We are and have been in a war in which the main goal of the enemy has been and still is to destroy the entire kingdom of men. If we stand by and allow him to destroy one segment of us we will in turn each meet with our own demise. The bible says we are to pray for the body of Christ, it says we are to pray for our enemies, we are to pray for those that rule over us and to pray without ceasing.
            No matter how we have been taught to think about the Catholic Church or other people of diverse beliefs, we are commissioned by God to pray for them that they will see the light and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus. First, it takes prayer to change things. This is always the starting point when on the offense or defense.
            Many nominal Protestant believers don't feel that anything concerning the Catholic Church has anything to do with them. They feel in part that let the Catholic go their way and we will go our way. But the truth is there is only one way to go and that is God's way. Incase we have not realize, everything that happens on the earth affects all of us at one point in time or another. All things eventually make a global crossing and if we don't learn from the mistakes made on one side of the globe we too will fall short when our time comes.
            If you do your research you will find the telling of this tale. There is a prophecy concerning the end of the Papacy and they believed that this is it. The prophecy states that the Pope who follows this present Pope will lead the Catholic Church in to heresy and then the great Apocalypse. I believe this is the reason why the Pope has chosen to abdicate rather than die in office. It is a way of circumventing the prophecy so to speak. Perhaps in doing so he is self-fulfilling prophecy.
            What does this have to do with anything? Yes, we know that God is in control and the whole world is in His hand. It is always the will of God to bless His creation but it is the self-will of His human creation and the enemy to frustrate His good plans toward us. In any case, the way the Catholic Church sees it, a new Pope puts the world on the cusp of a new era in church history.
            As we look around the globe we see turmoil on every shore. Not a single aspect of society has been unaffected. Israel is being pressed more and more to give up her lands and since the time of Joshua the Land has never been so small. To give up more land means that Israel will have to give up their ability to protect themselves. Can you imagine a strip of land so narrow that any rocket can reach every area of your sovereign land?
            Can you then imagine the Christian faith being stripped away that the very foundations become so narrow that no one is hardly able to stand on the shores of that faith. From every angle we all will be picked off one-by-one. We must pray that the Catholic Church find reform and return to its first love, that being complete faith and dependence on Jesus Christ. Yes, the Papacy has spoiled the faith but yet for centuries it carried that faith through out the globe. No different than Israel of old who was entrusted to be that example to the world of The True and Living God. And yes, the protestant church delivered a free church to the people to possess and read the bible for its selves, to approach boldly unto the throne of grace because Christ became our one and only High Priest making intercession for us being the veil. That freed church has failed also. We have learned to corral the body into four walls on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights and we have left off the great commission of taking the gospel to the lost, making disciples and meeting the needs of those that are destitute in the body and outside the body of Christ.
            We must pray for the Catholic Church in this hour of their decision making that whatever man might prophecy against them God will have the final say. Yes, we know that Jesus told us in the book of Matthew Chapter 24 that a great persecution will come and we will be foolish to ignore it or think that part or parcel of it might not happen in our generation. Whatever part or parcel that happens in our generation we must take responsibility for what we can do about it and that is to pray.
            The bible says that judgment begin first in the house of God. None of us are in a position to say whose house is the house of God because we have all fallen short. In other words, Israel fell very short even to deny their Messiah but they are still the Apple of His Eye and His Chosen. What of all of us. In while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. While we were sinners! Even now in all of our short comings will there not be a remnant of true believers. Might not this be the situation when the tides turn in the Catholic Church and the people realize how far they strayed? How do you judge heresy unless you have a standard of sound doctrine? The Catholic Church wasn't always like this but because of syncretism, trying to cajole others to accept what they were offering they incorporated those things that are abominations to God, local deities.
            The time will come when all of God's people will be sifted - I believe the time is here. This is the harvest of the wheat and we are on the threshing floor. Jesus always referred to the church as wheat and yes the tares grew up among the wheat in the Catholic Church, among the Jews and in the Protestant church as well.
            So how do we pray? Ask God to remove the scales that has been on the eyes of the Catholic believers so that they can see that the church has for all these centuries been committing heresy from the word Jesus preached and the word the apostles preached and took abroad.
 
Galatians 5:9
    A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
 
            For sure, the gospel, traditions and sacraments the protestant church received from the Catholic Church is laden with leaven. If you are a student of the bible you will see that the church today is a far cry from what Jesus and the apostles intended. As the gentile church thinks itself apart from Israel so we also think of ourselves apart from the Catholic Church but according to Romans 11 not so with Israel and I am sure not so with the Catholic Church from whom we received our Christian faith in doctrine and practices.
 
Romans 11:1-36
    [1] I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. [2] God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, [3] Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. [4] But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. [5] Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. [6] And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
    [7] What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded [8] (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. [9] And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: [10] Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. [11] I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. [12] Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
    [13] For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: [14] If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. [15] For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? [16] For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. [17] And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; [18] Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. [19] Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. [20] Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: [21] For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. [22] Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. [23] And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. [24] For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
    [25] For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. [26] And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: [27] For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. [28] As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. [29] For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. [30] For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: [31] Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. [32] For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
    [33] O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! [34] For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? [35] Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? [36] For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
 
            1. The Jews handed down their faith to us and the Catholic Church handed down the church to us.
2. Through Christ, we all, Jew and gentile, are reconciled to God becoming one new man
 
Ephes. 2:13-16
    [13] But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. [14] For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; [15] Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; [16] And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
 
            Paul speaks about a schism in the body of Christ. The Church of Christ has experienced this schism but fail to recognize it. The protestant church fails to recognize our big brothers who delivered to us the faith we believe in. Please don't read into this more than has been stated. Big brothers somehow have a tendency to stray away from rightness. Remember the prodigal son? The blessing is that the big brother also can find his way back to the Father.
 
1 Cor. 12:25 "That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another."
 
            Now, let us pray that our big brother who has been infected and crippled by this disease that has infiltrated his body become healed and that the enemy's desire to crush him will be fowled. Let us pray that those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, Son of the Most High God, died, bury and is risen will come again to pure religion and sound doctrine. Do not let the enemy pick us off one at a time until we find ourselves standing alone when we could have stood as a mighty force. Let us therefore not be ignorant thinking ourselves more excellent than the other members of the body. Pray for the sifting of the church of Jesus that it will not be found wanting and that the body, all of it, will be healed. Let us pray one for another.

 

Things Past and Things to Come

 

What an amazing opportunity YHVH gave me in 2012 to do His work. I am always in awe of how He arranges all aspects of my life.

Last year I visited Singapore, China, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Hawaii, and the Philippines with other opportunities to pray in other nations which in times past I had not been sensitive to. I realize now that every time my flights connect in one nation or another it is a divine opportunity to seek the face of YHVH on that nation�s behalf: Russia, Hainan, Japan, Guam, Sudan, Ethiopia and even flying over the length of Egypt.

These were all opportunities to pray for the presence of the Holy Spirit to move in those nations. I know that many of you have opportunities to travel and I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to invoke the moving of the Holy Spirit wherever you land. First and foremost, it is the will of YHVH that none should perish. With this in mind there are advantages in every place we go to and the occasion to do something significant. Prayer is precious to each nation so let us be mindful and cease the moments.

This year I will be in the USA more so than past years but highly involved in local ministries including some months caring for my great-nieces. When I was in Hawaii this October, YHVH reminded me in His word that healing also comes when we feed the hungry, take in the strangers, clothe the naked and even minister to our families.

 

Isaiah 58:7-8

    Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.

 

It all goes hand-in-hand. All of our Christian walk must be balanced just like we are to feed our physical bodies to have good health.

This year has good things in store for me because my heart and mind is already expectant of YHVH doing something great and wonderful. I pray that you will all look to this New Year with hope for greater insights and know that man does not declare when YHVH will act but we can effect how He acts.   

 

2 Chron. 7:14

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

 

            Yes, we can humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from our wicked way, then�.  Sometimes we meet one or two of these requirements but not all and then we wonder why things continue as they are. We too must remember that Jesus fulfilled all of the required prophecies that denote Him as the Messiah of YHVH. He met every requirement and every prophecy concerning messiah and each was spot on. We too must meet all requirements of YHVH spot on.

            As of today, Catch the Wave Ministries is involved in direct and continuous mission work in 8 countries. Many of the people being care for are widows and orphans. This work is balanced with preaching and teaching the gospel. Remember, full bellies not saved will find themselves in hell so we cannot neglect the spirit of man that is in much greater need. In eternity with our Savior they shall never hunger again.

            I pray that we will each find the wherewithal, the Holy Spirit, operating in our lives to impact change in the lives of others who are desperate for salvation. Yes, it is usual in the New Year to make resolutions and such but I hope that you will take the time to be a blessing to someone�s life without thought for what it might cost to do so.

            There were so many expectations of diverse things named to happen last year that did not happen and so many people have lost faith or feel betrayed in some way. Let me caution each of you to hold fast to the things that YHVH has prophecies about in His word because He declared that all in His law will be fulfilled.

 

Matthew 5:18

    For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

 

            You see, what He declares in the law must be fulfilled. If His law says if we do wicked in His sight we will be perished then we can expect that no matter how long it takes for Him to do so it will come to pass. So, let us live like we know He must do something but with the hope that it will be delayed that many more will come to salvation. For indeed Jesus our Savior fulfilled all the requirements of the law so that we can cry Abba Father on our behalf and that of others.

            The unique thing about the bible is that YHVH is so merciful and time is only for man not for YHVH. He operates in time on our behalf because His greatest wich is that none shall perish.

 

Ezekiel 18:32

    For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

 

            This is the very heart of YHVH so let it be our own very heart cry this year that none we come in contact with shall perish. As the economy and moral standards of the world continue to decline, let us keep the faith and do not lose heart. It is when people begin to think all is well that we can expect the unexpected so let us not be caught off guard.

            Remember, before Messiah�s return, every generation must face its end time. The history of the world shows us that each generation, decade, century; millennium has had its own challenges. How we face and respond to our challenges will determine what the next generation of believers will say about us.

            Jesus asked the question, ��Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8.Ponder this question for a moment. �Shall He find faith on the earth� should send off alarms concerning the iniquity we see on the earth today. If we are that generation who will be present at the return of Messiah then we must be alarmed because there is a strong indicator present in His question that says there might not be faith left on the earth. Wow! Harness your faith and don�t make compromises � I believe there will be faith, but very little of it in Messiah. Man will take confidence only in what he can see with the eye. That is the problem � with faith it is in things hoped for not yet seen.

            So as we go forth in the new year I pray that we all will be mindful to righteously impact  the lives that are lost around us, encourage and edify the members of the body of Jesus and be cognizant of the times we are living in and do not forsake the assembling of ourselves. It is imperative that we as a body work in unity.

            Beloved of YHVH, seek Him daily and continue to walk by faith. Just know that YHVH is true to His word and all shall come to pass. Do not give up now � surely we have come to far by faith.

            Truth and time walk hand-in-hand.

November 23, 2012

 

I am back from my latest mission trip in the Philippines and I praise Yahweh for having orchestrated all the workings of that mission. We were able to feed more than 250 families from donations received from supports. Clothing was distributed to more than 70 families in a very financially depressed community outside of Manila. One suitcase of clothing came from Hawaii and two from my congregation on the mainland. We were able to rent an apartment and begin a monthly ministry to feed, cloth and shelter the homeless.

We have called that ministry The Lord�s Consolation Ministry from 2 Corinthians 1:1-7. The first part of this ministry will be carried out monthly until we complete our registration of this ministry. We have managed to build-in a sustainable project that will meet the financial needs of the volunteer staff and purchase food needed for monthly distributions for now. The second feeding will be for Christmas and we hope to purchase enough food to feed at least 100 families or more. Let me know if any of you are willing to contribute to this work. The long-term goal is to leave off the work to the local volunteers and begin other chapters all over the islands. The projects long-term goal is Filipinos caring Filipinos � not that this is not already being done.

The main part of the mission for which I personally went to the Philippines for was to deliver a message to the Catholic Church there and praise Yahweh, He opened a door that no man could close and gave us favor time and time again to access the powers that be right up to the very top. I prefer not to go into details but for those of you who received emails requesting your earnest prayers, those prayers have been answered. I must say that this is the most supportive team I have worked with thus far and that they stood along side this effort all the way. Our Filipino volunteers were nothing short of magnificent in seeing that my connection was made. Yes, Yahweh had his hand in all of it aligning us with people that fell in line with this work from the get go.

It was so amazing that people were coming out of the wood work � connection upon connection � nothing short of divine appointments. Everyone who joined themselves to us was in utter agreement even if they did not understand the full implication or measure of this mission. Yahweh synced us together so wonderfully. My co-laborer and I had no need for anything but Yahweh delivered to us a great outcome and we operated on so little funds but accomplished much. Needless to say there were many discouraging words of how difficult and impossible this undertaking would be but we moved by His grace and He scattered His enemies from before us and that gate He opened to us could no man close.  

Prior to the trip I tried to gain access to the Christian churches in the Philippines but once they understood my mission no one would give access but it was not to them the journey was for but just as Yahweh had said and to whom the message was delivered. I believe that Yahweh will send us back soon, hopefully by the New Year and that those doors that were closed will now open.

For those of you who do not know it, the Philippines have more idols erected in their islands today than any other nation on the earth. Yahweh says that if they bring down the idols He will raise up a generation of Filipinos who will never see idols and will Fear His Name. He says to the powers that be, �Break the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron.� Now the message has been given let us prayer that the powers that be will hear and not forebear. There is a financial power shift that most people are not aware of and that is that the nations in South East Asia are housing the wealthy and the wealth of the world, Singapore and Manila are the largest nations with a new deposit of million and billionaires.  When the church stays within the 4 walls it fails to see the hand of Yahweh in the nations and so it is unprepared for what is coming and where trouble is coming from.

Here is an interesting biblical tidbit. Altars and idols were constructed as gateways from the natural to the spiritual realm.

Genesis 28:12-17

    [12]And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. [13] And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; [14] And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. [15] And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

    [16] And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. [17] And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

There are gateways all over the earth that once were buried and now archeologist and scientist are forging their way on to recover the knowledge of those gateways. Why do we spend so much money on exploration of Mars, the Marianna Trench and studying the ancient history of civilizations that once lived near the great monoliths of the earth? This is why Yahweh says Break the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron. This is also why He told Israel to destroy all altars, idols and groves of the people of Canaan. They broke their gates of brass and cut their bars of iron and the Tabernacle of Yahweh became the only gateway in Israel. His presence dwell in the Temple until it was polluted and Ezekiel saw His glory leave the Temple. Ok, I have digressed.

Coming home from this last trip I have received emails concerning states that desire to secede from the union. If you remember around the beginning of the year I said that America will go the same way as other great nations. I outright stated that the nations will secede from the union and all along I have stated that Obama is not right for us. Yes, the end will come eventually but the ultimate desire of Yahweh is that none shall perish so there is always room for repentance. Repentance comes in ways we do not always understand and that can mean a remnant having the wisdom to act godly inspite of the vast majority. A remnant is just that, a remnant and not the whole. Nations split because of no longer seeing eye-to-eye on fundamental values and mostly because of lack of morality and greed. America is no different but I prefer we stood as one nation under GOD. Just like the election we will all have to wait and see how America choose and what the outcome is will be based on the spiritual, moral and ethical heart of the people. Surely, this last election IS an indication of where we are heading. The church in America is on the threshing floor and it will be up to the American church to stand fast to biblical, moral and ethical principles to hold this nation together but as I mentioned earlier in the year, we will not hold forever. This generation might gain a reprieve but what of the next and the next? Nineveh had its reprieve but in the end it came crashing down. So, each generation is answerable to Yahweh in the end. However, I personally do not believe the union will hold in our generation.

Yahweh has shown me some things that will happen on the earth and I do not know a drop in the bucket of what will all happen but the little that I see we had best prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

My emails in this past year stated that the Obama administration bought up all the cattle in America and is holding it in reserve for later and that the poor and needy will benefit from it but I doubt that very much. California has now petitioned its citizens to stop eating beef once a week and become vegetarians. Well, all I can say is what the bible states, in 1 Tim. 4:1-3 �Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.� Beef have certain proteins that help us to reason and without it we will fall sway to indoctrinations that are against our better judgment. Isn�t it interesting that Yahweh reserved the lean meat for His priest? Oh, what do I know?

Oh yes, California also petition for manufactures to post that food products are genetically engineered and no longer will they be able to state a product is 100 percent natural. What does that tell you? Everything we consume had been altered, manipulated or processed so that our bodies are no longer healthy. More people today are on medication of one type or another and if you started out on one drug for a specific illness you can be sure you will eventually be on many more due to side effects, secondary illnesses brought on by the meds of the first illness.

I have heard far too often now many believers say that God�s will be done so what can we do. Well, as far as MY BIBLE tells me Yahweh does not desire our death but our repentance. Not one jot will pass away from His word but that does not mean we are without the ability to repent. Those that sit back and say our hands are tied and judgment is coming and do nothing are far from the truth. If this was the case then Nineveh would not have had their chance and although Abraham begged for salvation if only 10 righteous were found in Sodom and Gomorrah and none were found Yahweh was willing to grant a reprieve.

Who in our generation will petition Yahweh on our behalf, who will ask for the 10, who will justify its nation by doing the works of a nation required by Yahweh. Matthew 25:31-36

 [31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: [32] And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: [33] And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. [34] Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: [35] For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: [36] Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Yes, there is a basis on which Yahweh will judge the nations. Have you done your part so that in the end your nation will not be found wanton? Your one act of kindness might be the very deed needed to balance your nation�s scale.

It is time for the church to step up to the plate and do what Yahweh has called us to do until the very second Messiah break the clouds and appears it is not too late. Never mind what people say or what they call you. In all our nations we can all see something is wrong. There is no one nation that is fairing better than another, but I believe there will be a remnant none-the-less. I can�t answer for anyone I can only tell you that what Yahweh�s moves me to do I do it willingly whether others believe me or not. Some think me a bit off the wall but I am certain I am all the way in the door and not somewhere hanging on a wall holding on for dear life.

Just do what He commands you to do and see Him deliver you. Remember, we are compelled to do things His way because obedience is better than sacrifice. When you do things His way He will justify you and He will be glorified. Nothing can be done except we do all things in the name of His son Jesus. Jesus is the door and apart from Him there is none other.

I bid you Godspeed in all your labor and I pray that you will always find yourself directly in the midst of His will for your life.

I am grateful to all those who contributed airline tickets, money for food, clothing, funds for projects which started this new ministry, help rent an apartment for mission use ($50 USD a month), allowed us to bless our host and move about in Manila. I am very thankful for my co-laborer who left family behind to undertake this trip and was indeed an absolute blessing. The greater works of The Lord�s Consolation Ministry is her undertaking.

October 1, 2012

 

This begins a new ministry year for CTWM and I am looking forward to what Yahweh will do this year in His kingdom work. Please pray and believe with me that this year will be a time of winning many souls for the kingdom and doing the workings He has called each of us to do.

 

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