Arriving in Africa

I finally landed in East Africa---Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday morning April 5th
after being in Guangzhou, China for 10 days on a business trip.  I will fly back from Nairobi on April 22nd on a midnight flight back to the USA.

I was picked up at the airport by a young man and member, Kelvin Eboya, whose father is one of eight elders serving in East Africa.  After going the Eboya's home and getting a little rest, I met up with two of the elders in Nairobi, Antonio Nungu and Nicholas Eboya. We spent Thursday afternoon catching up, discussing church related items and I went over, how we, as ministers are called to this divine calling, which carries leadership responsibilities. We discussed how we can be effective in our roles, serving in this calling. We want God leading us and we want to follow.


Eternal Life is that we may know the only true God, and His Son Jesus Christ JOHN 17:3.
So, we discussed how to be more effective in our relationships with one another, to be at one in unity as we shepherd the precious flock that God has given us responsibility to care for.  

We all agreed that we want to do the will of the Father, to love as He loves and to put Him first!.  So we discussed how to be love, to be a living sacrifice and seek to live our lives like Christ--- to deny the self happily, and serve. 

We continued in discussing that we all have opinions and that we don't always have to be in agreement (except for God's truth---JOHN 15:9-10.) Therefore, we must all be choosing to apply ourselves, living and teaching Godly principals on how to get along with one another, in love. This can only be done by the Father and His Son making their home in us through the power of God in us, His Holy Spirit, as we chose to live His ways.

The world should see that we are different. The world should know that there is a Great God who is all Powerful and Majestic.  The Great God will be displayed by those who seek his will through the sacrifice of His Son, JOHN 17: 21-23. We are here through His mercy and by His grace.  We can have peace, happiness, and joy, even when trials come upon us, and there will be trials! So, we press on and grow stronger and allow God to direct us. We must choose to change as God leads, or we will not be in His kingdom.  What a wonderful way of life the Father and His Son has given us.  Let's encourage one another to seek the ways of God, so that we can rejoice together for Eternity.  May you all have a meaningful Passover and Days of ULB.

We will continue these discussions as I go through East Africa.  I will meet with all the ministers and their wives. I will meet with all of the ordained and the leaders. We will spend time together to discuss their challenges and any input that they would like to share.  We will also spend time with the brethren, living what we are learning and teaching.
For this past Sabbath in Ndanai we had two messages:
The first message was by Moses Nyaira, who pastors the Ogembo, Kong'ou, Mvita and Madiany congregations.  He spoke on, "We Are to be Examining Ourselves?"  Are we looking to have God refine us to His standards so that we can be like Him? The point was, are we seeking to want to overcome, because that's what we have been called to do.

I then spoke on, "Acknowledging God."  I talked about how God wants to be put first and showed in the scriptures that He wants to be worshiped, to be glorified, for us to be in communication with Him, and to know Him.
Then through the scriptures I gave a few examples where we deny Him, by not putting Him first, and what we need to be doing about it.
The overall point was, If we do not put Him first, we then deny His name and His power to help us put Him first.







How some people get products to the store

Grocery store


Carrying groceries home


Passover and Night to be Remembered

Passover and Night to be Remembered

Passover and Night to be Remembered

We had approximately 75 people for Night to be Much Remembered.


Church services in Ogembo

Church services in Ogembo

Church property in Ogembo

Church property in Ogembo

Church property in Ogembo

Most of the Kenyan brethren in Kenya have suffered through some type of drought over the last 7 or 8 months, and some places had severe drought. They depend on the rains since they do not have much for irrigation. 
Tithes, offerings, and donations from people outside Africa have helped for two famine reliefs for the brethren during this past drought.  They are thankful for this and they want to say thank you and pass on their sincere greetings.

The rains have just started in certain places in Kenya.  The people are hoping for just the right amount of rain, enough for the crops to grow and not to much where it will wash away the crops.

God has blessed the Israelite nations of rain in due season, for now.

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