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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UPDATES September 2014

It has been an amazing two month for CTWM and we are happy to report the following:

Rose’s House

  • The work on Rose’s house began in 2011, and we are happy to say that we have seen much improvement with our Director for Africa Projects, Evangelist Faith Baraka. To date, Rose officially has a new house. The roof was actually completed at the end of August and the space between the lintel and the roof has also been joined to meet the new roof line. We are looking forward to visiting during the summer of 2015 to paint and complete the kitchen. At present Rose is in need of a toilet and it will cost $580.00 to dig and build, so Rose and the boys do not have to use the fields. We added a toilet to the interior of the house but the latrine must first be built, as the in door toilet will drain into it.

  • Rose’s eldest son received school fees this month and the other two sons are in need of school uniforms.

Oriedo’s House

  • Oriedo’s house still needs to be plastered and it will cost $530.00. As of today, her house has holes that need to be patched and once the house is plastered we can expect it to last about 20 years.

Student Fees

  • Judy was assisted last year to complete salon school and we are happy to report she is gainfully employed and now able to support her four children.

  • Janet is currently in teacher’s college and doing very well

  • Emily will complete her Accounting certificate by December 2014 and then apply to Kenyatta University. She is doing an outstanding job with her studies. We are thankful that Emily now has a sponsor.

  • Oscar just began his third semester at Kenyatta and he also has done well. We are hoping he will be able to acquire a student loan by next semester, January 2015, as we now have 4 students who will be in university by then.

  • Sabir Musa, as of September 29, 2014 has joined Kenyatta University as a first term student. We are happy to have him on board as this has been a long time coming. Sabir is originally from Darfur, Sudan and he spent many years in Israel as a refugee. He was deported back to Africa, Uganda in August. Praise YHVH that he has returned to an awesome opportunity to attend University. With both Oscar and Sabir’s school fees due at the same time we are thankful to have met the cost. This is clearly a miracle from above.

  • As I mentioned, before Rose’s eldest son also had his school fees paid that was in arrears.

  • There are so many more others that are in need of school fees to be paid but there is only so much we can do. This last year we have focused more on university students which is truly a costly undertaking. Once these students complete their degree we believe that they will become sponsors to the next group of university students.

August 2014 began a new work in Pakistan. We began with tract distribution and street evangelism. We were also able to feed many children and we are hoping to provide more substantial nutritious meals on a regular basis. We are thankful to the team, under the leadership of Pastor Naeem Saleem in Lahore, who has done a wonderful work. September began a new project called “Not Bread Alone” from Matthew 4:4 “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Our vision is to put a bible in as many homes as possible each month. A bible cost $5.50 each and with your donation we can reach as many as possible. We are praying that as these Bibles reach into the homes of believers and unbelievers alike that the word of YHVH will truly become the bread of life. There are still some places in nations that are difficult to reach that have areas where the gospel is preached. While these doors are yet open let us leave an indelible mark that cannot be erased. As we attempt to distribute food, please help us also to distribute the word so that it is not bread alone that we send.
Widows USA
CTWM now assist 7 widows in the USA who live on fixed incomes and struggle to meet healthcare cost. We provide supermarket gift cards monthly, some household supplies and we are hoping to begin a co-op soon so we can purchase bulk food and distribute. This month was a struggle to meet this need but praise YHVH we met it. These are the people YHVH said we are to take care of. As a matter of fact, it is to these people that the tithe is to be given for.

  • Deut. 14:22-29

[22] Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. [23] And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God always. [24] And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the Lord thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the Lord thy God hath blessed thee: [25] Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: [26] And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, [27] And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee. [28] At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: [29] And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
The tithe belongs to these. Malachi 3:10 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” YHVH said that there may be meat (food) in mine house because it is with this food (tithe) that the hungry are feed, the widows, the homeless, the orphans, the Levites who had no land but only responsibility was to care for the temple.
When the church neglects these individuals the windows of heaven remain closed.  
Acts 2:44-47 tells us, “[44] And all that believed were together, and had all things common; [45] And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. [46] And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, [47] Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
Feeding the Homeless
CTWM has partnered with Neighbor Feeding Neighbor a community soup Kitchen that opens each Tuesday to feed the homeless and destitute. On every 3rd Tuesday of the month CTWM sponsor’s the meal. Approximately 40 individuals attend the evening dinner where they also have an opportunity to hear the gospel and receive care packages. We hope to expand this ministry by taking food packages to the homeless on Saturdays.
Raymond Cantu Prison Ministry
CTWM has partnered with Raymond Cantu Prison Ministry. This ministry spends a weekend every other month at a Texas Correctional facility ministering to approximately 200 – 400 inmates. We serve nachos, cookies and Kool-Aid. About 12-14 volunteers from all over Texas make the trip and minister in testimony, singing, preaching, praying, etc., for two eight hour days. CTWM will provide the 24 cans of nacho cheese needed each outreach. A local restaurant will contribute the napkins, cups, nacho trays and the gloves.
Nursing Home
Currently, CTWM provides Sunday morning services for a local nursing home. What an amazing opportunity to minister to individuals that would not otherwise receive the word of YHVH. I can only say that there are many facilities in our communities that are overlooked each Sunday, that can be effective in the battle, but their value is underrated or not considered. An army of prayer warriors sit idly in nursing homes all over the world. People are slipping out of this world not hearing the good news because some think dementia and other aged related illnesses affects one’s ability to receive the gospel. I am certain that where the Spirit is there is liberty – and yes, I have seen lucidity.
CTWM will soon begin a new work in the Philippines with the widows. We are hoping to contribute to some sustainable projects for them and partner with a congregation there that already has some projects in place.
Secondary School
October we begin again with completing the Secondary School in Rongo, Kenya. With Evangelist Faith meeting with much success on Rose’s house, we are looking forward to sending her on to push forward the completion of this project. Cost of material has increased so please pray that we are able to meet finish this school by January.
CTWM depend on YHVH to help us meet our monthly budget and although each month much is added to our workings we have yet to fall short. YHVH is faithful and I know He will continue to help us to His honor and glory.
Your prayers are needed and indeed coveted. You can help CTWM continue to meet our budget and expand in the kingdom work by clicking on the website and making a donation.
Three Cord Strand
This crochet ministry will soon begin making items for a donation to help support our projects. Currently, the group of dedicated participants has crocheted two and a half suitcases of winter wear for widows in Africa. We will take these items in July when we go.
Summer 2015 Mission Trip
CTWM will head back to Africa June through July 2015. The application and Mission outline has been posted to the website. This is for a one week mission trip however the trip is two months long for those who are able to stay longer. Please come and join us.

Update August 4, 2014

Finally Rose's roof is on and we are happy with the results. Thanks to YHVH and faithful Faith we can finally see the work started so long ago completed. Click here to see the pictures of the work being done on the roof.

Update July 2014

Since becoming a non-profit in March 2014 we have been able to accomplish a few things that have been a blessing to CTWM and others. We have 9 board members and 6 volunteers, none of which are paid. Our goal is to incur no overhead and 100% of our funds to continue to go to mission projects and spreading the gospel. I cannot say this is challenging, but I can say that YHVH has been faithful each month, to meet our needs and budget. We do not despise the small deeds because in them is the power and might of YHVH. Let no man take credit for himself.


Currently we have 3 full-time students in college and university in Kenya

  • Emily is in her 3rd semester studying Accounting
  • Oscar will be entering his second year studying Commerce
  • Janet just started her first year studying Education

As you can imagine, tuition is not cheap but YHVH has been faithful in allowing our students to not only enter higher education, but also to stay. We are expecting to enroll two more students into the university before the end of the year.

  • Sabir, is currently a refugee in another country where he fled from his home in Darfur. When he returns to Africa he will be enrolled in the university in either Uganda or Kenya.
  • Lillian is still waiting for her admission to Kenyatta University in Nairobi.

 This is a significant number of students for a small non-profit to sponsor. All the praises to YHVH.


We have also been able to maintain the apartment in Thika for students who will need a place to live. We pay the rent, all utilities and food. We are thankful it is in a convenient location and affordable.



Finally, with tuition paid up-to-date, we are able to focus on putting a new roof on Rose’s house. It is raining and the old roof is leaking. Once the roof goes on we have only the outside walls to plaster, paint, and put in a commode and kitchen sink. Please pray that this will all be finished by the end of this month.


Currently we have 6 widows and one senior impacted by healthcare cost that we are assisting. Most of these individuals who live on a fixed income have exhausted their funds by mid-month. CTWM assists by purchasing grocery gift cards for these individuals or assist with purchasing medication if possible. We have had on, two occasions, received donated food items we were able to distribute to these ladies. If you are willing and able, we are hoping to save coupons and purchase essential items for these ladies, so please save your coupons and send them to Catch the Wave Ministries International - P.O. Box 165411 – Irving, Texas 75072.


CTWM is partnering with a local congregation to help in its weekly community meal ministry. CTWM will sponsor one meal a month for a gathering of 45 plus homeless and needy members of this community. As a part of this effort we are in need of 12 hiking size backpacks and the following sized men’s shoes: 6 (1 pair),  9 (1 pair), 9 ˝  (3 pairs), 9 ˝ wide (1 pair), 11 (1 pair) and 11 ˝ (1 pair). Also, we are in need of 12 popup 1 to 2 person tents. If you can help with these items please send your monetary donation or items to Catch the Wave Ministries International - P.O. Box 165411 – Irving, Texas 75072.


CTWM has participated in several community activities in order to get the word out locally. We had a display booth both at the Juneteenth celebration in the Bear Creek Community and at a local business 4th of July celebration. On the 4th of July the CTWM members and volunteers participated in the Irving Parade, handing out brochures and tracts. We also participated in a local congregation’s ministry outreach show and tell.

Members assist at the local congregation’s clothes closet and helping transport individuals to appointments.


In June we were able to donate a total of $2200 to four local youths towards their mission trip to Haiti. Thanks to a generous donation from a sponsor, we were able to add to the initial $1000 from CTWM. Praise YHVH we are investing in a new generation of mission minded individuals. I have stated before that of the 1800,500 missionaries sent out from the USA annually, less than 500 are African Americans. We must do all we can to draw this segment of believers into the harvest. If we start with the youth, we can raise a generation of believers that have a passion for winning the lost. Next year, CTWM hopes to double the amount of youths we assist to go to the mission fields. We can’t wait until then to seek funds for this project. Your help is needed.


The cost of digging the well is $12,143. This well is desperately needed in the Siling community. It is sad to state that we do not have so much as $1 toward this project. Currently, it is raining in Kenya but soon there will be the drought that follows. In the shallow wells the water runs low and can become infected with typhus. These shallow wells are not maintained or treated. The deep well will give the community a better quality of life. Again, your help is needed.


There are 4 orphanages CTWM supports when funds are available. These orphanages need food, school clothes, school fees, medical expenses, and one needs land and a building. $150 a month can help purchase food for each orphanage. If you are interested in sponsoring a child we will be happy to give you that direct contact to assist. Please email us at This is cumbersome to do on our own but we are happy to get you directly involved.


The school will be completed by the year’s end and we hope to dedicate it on the next mission trip. The land has already been donated for both the community center and health facility. Your help is needed to raise funds to see these projects come to fruition.


  • Our next mission trip to Kenya will be in March 2015. We have already packed 10 suitcases of clothes and shoes and two suitcases of hand crocheted and knitted items for the widows who cannot afford to purchase cold weather clothing. This trip will include visits to each orphanage and distributions of all items taken. We will also build rocket stoves for some of the widows, conduct a prison ministry, paint Rose’s home, plaster Oreido’s adobe house and distribute food and clothing to the widows and the orphanages. We are hoping to supply each orphanage with food for an entire month.
  • We also hope that we will be able to break ground for the community center in Siling, and of course having the deep well completed before we arrive would make the building easier as much water is needed to mix the cement for the foundation and walls.
  • The most expensive part of the trip would be the cost of airline tickets but once there the exchange of the dollar for Kenyan shillings will allow us to do a great deal. 
  • This will be a 3 week trip but there are some who can only stay a week and some two weeks which will still be effective for this trip.
  • Applications will be posted on the website by next month.


I am currently serving in the role of President of CTWM. As you all know I believe the church needs to spend more time outside of the four walls of congregation doing the work we are all called to do. On Sunday mornings I have started to take the word and sacraments to those that are sick and shut-in, and as soon as I get my clearance I will also add nursing homes and hospitals on my schedule. I am praying for an open door to the jails during this time also.

Indeed, we come together as a congregation to encourage, disciple and enlighten each other while giving YHVH our absolute worship for all He has allowed us to experience and accomplish during the week. Yet, we are compelled to go and seek the lost. We are to become fishers of men. Imagine this; there are more sinners in the world on Sundays than there are saints in the congregations on Sundays. Even the worst of sinners would lay aside their waywardness on Sundays out of respect for a God they do not serve. Surely that is the time of great harvest. May we all find ourselves in that place where a laborer is needed.

At the moment we are revamping CTWM website with our new logo and updates. This might take sometime as we are not building a new site but revamping each page. Commentaries and updates will continue to be sent out via mailchimp’s email services. We encourage you to read our daily devotions and other commentaries on the website. Our eBooks are available at just type in K. Joy Sandiford.

I am also participating in the Raymond Cantu Prison Ministry and a local congregation’s jail ministry. I continue to be a part of the crochet Three Cord Strand Ministry crocheting hats, scarves, ponchos and other warm weather wear for widows. We are in need of yarn so if you would like to donate yarn you can send funds or yarn to Catch the Wave Ministries International - P.O. Box 165411 – Irving, Texas 75072. You may also go on the website and click on the donate page to donate through PayPal or use the account number and make a counter deposit at any Bank of America. This is the same for any donation you desire to make.

To all of you who have and are covering this ministry in prayer we are grateful as such a work cannot be done without prayer. Please help us spread the word that we are a non-profit and what we are doing by forwarding this email to others.

We pray that you will find your wave, catch it and help a mission because the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are so few.


Update April 2014

It has been a while since I last sent out an update but here it is. Much has happened since returning to the USA from 6 months in Africa. The work has continued as I have Evangelist Faith Baraka Chacha, in Kenya, who has been diligent in ensuring all workings are completed.

I have been busy since my return, trying to establish Catch the Wave Ministries as a non-profit and I am happy to announce that as of March 15, 2014 we are now Catch the Wave Ministries International, Inc. and officially a 501(c)(3). The website has been updated to accept donations as a tax deductable entity. Donation information is at the end of this update.

Please pray for this new undertaking and that the board will be exactly what is needed to take the vision of this ministry to the exact will of the Father.

Working at home

This is an exciting time for me as I see the magnificent hand of YHVH on this ministry. Since December 2007 I have seen this work grow and expand around the globe.

  • I have started a local ministry two months ago called the Three Cord Strand Ministry. This ministry currently has 11 members who I have taught or reestablished in the craft of crocheting. We are crocheting hats and scarves among a host of other items for the widows in Kenya to begin with. Some items we will sell to raise funds for school fees and other projects. CTWM purchases yarn for this ministry.
  • CTWM also supports 5 widows and 1 elderly woman with grocery gift cards in the USA. One widow has 3 orphan children and every other month they receive a small gift card for school supplies or clothing allowance.
  • I have also registered at the local jail where I minister along with others from the congregation I attend, and every other Wednesday we host bible studies to about 15 inmates.
  • I continue to support Raymond Cantu Prison Ministry every other month for our weekend long prison outreach. This ministry also receives monetary donations from CTWM.
  • I am also caregiver to my darling grandson and godson and the new grandbaby will arrive in July.
  • YHVH has added to me the opportunity to chauffeur some senior ladies who need to attend doctor’s appointments etc.
  • CTWM is sponsoring a youth from the local congregation to go to Haiti this summer for 1 week on missions. This is an effort to educate the next generation about missions and compel them to move outside the four walls of churching.
  • I spent 2 weeks working at Wal-Mart in the evening to mid-night and had to leave because it was taking a toll on me. None-the-less the Father has opened small doors for me to make extra money to help with mission projects. I have absolutely no complaints and although I own only my clothing, I lack absolutely nothing. My Father has been faithful to me and I look forward to all He will continue to do.


It has been great being at home with my family. Both my sons now live in Texas so I see them every day. My youngest, who graduated with his BA in Creative Media in December 2012, just passed his certification exam to teach in Texas and is looking forward to being gainfully employed, as well as keeping busy with his media business; even making my ministry promo video which I will post soon. Last year my daughter-in-law passed her teaching exam and has nearly concluded her 1st year teaching. My eldest son is doing extremely well in his career as a civil engineer and Emily is doing well in school in Kenya. The grandbabies are well. Praise YHVH we are all in good health and they have joined me in the ministry work on the board.

The Deep Well

Due to the contamination rate of shallow wells in Siling, we opted to dig a deep well. Donated funds were used to secure a geologist to survey the site for the best location to dig to ensure the depth will be reached and that it will produce an adequate and continuous supply of potable water. I have attached the report. The well needs to be dug 120 feet and costs 8,500 Ksh per foot. That is about $12,000 US based on the exchange rate.


Emily: Emily took her mid-term exams in March and passed. Her school fees were paid for the second semester in April, and her second semester exams are due in June. Yes, they have to pay for exams as these are national exams.

Janet: who has been delayed since January is waiting to enter teacher’s school on May 4th. So far, of the $730 needed we have $500. She will leave her children at home with her husband, Pastor Tom, while she spends these next few years away at school.

Oscar: Oscar’s first semester at Kenyatta University should have been August 2013, but I did not meet him until after, so he started in January 2014 2nd semester. Now he has to do his 1st semester May 4th and start his 2nd year August 2014. His 1st semester school fees are also due May 1, 2014 totaling $595.

Lillian: We are hoping for her acceptance letter from Kenyatta University with an enrollment for August 2014. At that time she will join Emily in residence at the apartment so she can commute to school.

Judy: She will complete her hair dressing training at the end of this month. Her mother has a small sewing shop and she will share that space for her hair salon.

Moses: This little boy in Pakistan received assistance with school fees.

Rose’s sons: They received funds to purchase their secondary school books as well as school fees.

The Student Apartment in Kenya

Rent, utilities and groceries continues to be paid monthly to sustain the apartment which Emily is currently living in until Lillian joins her in August.

Other assistance

Pastor Jino had to flee from his home in Juba, South Sudan and even now things have not returned to normal. The students have all fled and their whereabouts are unknown. Jino’s home was taken over by some rebels but now has been released back to him. With the government in upheaval he is in need of assistance. Please pray for him and that his family will be able to return with him to their home in safety and that peace will return to South Sudan.

The school

We will continue the work on the school shortly. Funds need to be raised for tables and chairs and to pay teachers. Still needed is a lab that must be detached from the classrooms for safety. Form 3 and form 4 classrooms will also need to be added next year once. $5,000 is needed for the lab, another $8,000 for the additional 2 classrooms and another 2,000 for latrines.

Community Center

The land has been donated by Eluid Osunga from the village. Need to raise approximately $10,000.

Health Center

The land has also been donated. Need to raise $15,000.

Bethlehem House

This will be my stateside undertaking. Bethlehem House (BH) is a mission house of sorts. Of the 180,500 plus missionaries sent out each year from the USA, less than 500 are African Americans. CTWM is also on a mission to move African American congregations out of the four walls of churching and into the mission field.

Unfortunately, I hear too often from people that they are not in a position to do what I do. BH will give them that opportunity to transition into the mission field fulltime. The house will have living quarters for missionaries who will have opportunity to serve in BH and abroad or at least spend the time learning how to do missions and develop their own ministry as they feel lead to do. BH will also have a guest housing/retreat center for traveling pastors, laypersons, passing through missionaries, etc. It will have a transition quarters for displaced and destitute families - they will be taught parenting and budgeting skills, along with opportunities to learn a trade or start a business. There will be classrooms for: teachings, bible studies, devotions, conferences, etc., as well as an office. There will be a large kitchen and dining area the residents can dine in, as well as being open for community meals, for those that are hungry or homeless. The building will also have a clothes closet and food pantry, laundry room and baths for transients who need a bath, change of clothes and food. We would like to have a media studio, daycare and medical clinic just to handle the run of the mill (not an emergency room, nor urgent care service). We also hope for a vegetable garden to help support the kitchen with meals and the food pantry with healthy choices. Also included are a coffee shop and a play area for children.

These entities at BH will allow those going into missions the opportunity to serve and learn the how to of missions. They will have a place to call home and know that there will always be a place to return to after they have given up all their earthly belongs to serve.

Yes, my hope is to have a house in every state. This might sound a bit ambitious but if He can create the world in 6 days imagine what he can do in the space of time with His guidance and resources. I know that as of now BH is only a vision and all the entities have not yet been identified, but I am sure as it is given birth to, it will develop as YHVH sees fit. Built into BH are businesses meant to sustain the mission. Of course we have to be careful about the logistics of each entity to ensure the quality of life and well being of all, and how many can be helped and sustained in a living and working environment. I ask that you all begin to pray for this undertaking and funding.

So many cities have vacant and abandoned buildings that are in need of refurbishing to bring life back to communities. YHVH gave me verse 4 of this text:

Isaiah 61:1-4

    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; [2] To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; [3] To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

    [4] And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

Please pray that we find a suitable building and that any city will be so kind to give CTWM an opportunity to take a building and bring new life to it, and the city, as well as to those individuals that will benefit from BH entities. Without a vision the people perish. May YHVH bless you as you ponder what you can do to support his work.

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