Transfer of Wealth
- January 9
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met, and that the right doors will be opened and that I will
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It has been an amazing two month for CTWM and we are
happy to report the following:
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
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.
is currently in teacher’s college and doing very
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy
seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. 
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.  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: 
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:  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,  And the Levite
that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him;
for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.  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:  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
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, “ And all that believed were
together, and had all things common;  And sold their
possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as
every man had need.  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,  Praising God, and having
favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the
church daily such as should be saved.”
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
to see the pictures of the work being done on the
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
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
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
½ (3 pairs), 9 ½ wide (1 pair), 11 (1 pair) and 11 ½ (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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This is
cumbersome to do on our own but we are happy to get you
COMMUNITY CENTER & HEALTH CENTER
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.
MY CURRENT ROLE
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
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 amazon.com 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
catchthewaveministries.com 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
little boy in Pakistan received assistance with school
They received funds to purchase their secondary school
books as well as school fees.
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.
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.
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.
The land has been
donated by Eluid Osunga from the village. Need to raise
The land has also
been donated. Need to raise $15,000.
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:
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;  To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that
mourn;  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
 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.