Isaiah 58:6-12

Isaiah 58:6-12
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed ones go free, and that you break every yoke? (7) Is it not to break your bread to the hungry, and that you should bring home the wandering poor? When will you see the naked and cover him; and you will not hide yourself from your own flesh? (8) Then shall your light break out as the dawn, and your health shall spring out quickly; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Jehovah shall gather you. (9) Then you shall call, and Jehovah shall answer; you shall cry, and He shall say, Here I am. If you take the yoke away from among you, the pointing of the finger, and speaking vanity; (10) and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday. (11) And Jehovah shall always guide you and satisfy your soul in dry places, and make your bones fat; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. (12) And those who come of you shall build the old ruins; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the leaders in the church: Joseph Okoth, Steve Maremwa and Benson Okoth, Alfred Otieno, Ben Lippert, Peter Odoyo.
That they would grow in their classes, in maturity, in their communication of the Word, that the Lord would grant them wisdom.

Please pray that our Children in our childrens ministry will grow in their knowledge of the Lord. There are some kids that come to church without their parents. Pray that the Lord would use those kids to even teach their parents about the Lord.

We have a prison ministry on Thursdays for Men, the Lord has been doing a lot in the lives of those inmates. Pray for open hearts .

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March update and testimonies fro church members

March Update

There have been some really cool things going on in the lives of our church members that I decided to give you a few testimonies of what is going on in their lives.

Emmanuel- He stood up in church and gave a testimony of what the Lord has done to heal him. He told us that for 23 years he was a crazy guy on the streets; often taking of his clothes and running all around town naked. He would come to his senses and really not like who he had become. Finally he prayer “Lord why can’t you heal me?” He said that once he prayed this that he was healed. You would never know he was a crazy person now. He is a man who has been in the teachings at the prison that Josh teaches at. He has been released on the weekends and now comes to our church! Praise the Lord for restored lives.

Abel- Abel is also a product of the Prison ministry. He was released about a month ago and is now at our church every time the doors are opened. He is being discipled by Josh and is a big encouragement on how the Word of God can change lives.

Yohann- a 14 year old boy who was a street kid that has been coming to our church for a few months ago. He has been coming to the church every week for months now. He helps out where ever he can! He told us that he was tired of living on the streets and all that living on the streets implies. We have a prayer book where church members can write down prayer requests and he wrote that he would love to be going to school. When he told us that he wanted to be off the streets we took him to this ministry that is for street kids wanting to get off the streets. He is now going to school. Having 3 meals a day and comes to church with is on Sundays. He has been on the streets for 6 years and is now getting opportunities to be restored in a few different areas. Praise the Lord for this.

Some things you can pray for us for are:
We are in need of a car that Josh can take to the bush and that that will be cheap to drive. We have found one but we really need prayer for provision to buy this car. Please keep this need in prayer. This car that we are getting is perfect for us.

We are more in need for a new church than last month. The church is growing so fast, we had people standing at out Sunday morning service. We need wisdom on where to find a place.

Monday, March 5, 2012

February Update

I want to start off this February Update by saying thank you. Thank you for your faithful prayers for us. Thank you for your support and thank you for your words of Encouragement throughout this month. It means a lot to us

This month a prayer request has been answered, The Lord has provided a Projector for the church! The Church members seem to love it, they can clap during worship now without needing to hold a song book. And speaking about the projector, we are also going to be starting to use it to play teachings at church during the week. People will be able to come in during their lunch hour and listen to the Word of God being done through the week.

Another praise... Josh has been teaching at the local Prison and the guys seem to really be receiving the teaching and the Lord working in their lives. There have been a few guys on death row coming and listening so we are praying for their hearts. A few weeks ago a bunch of the prisoners were asking Josh if it would be ok for them to lie at their court hearings and still know that Christ was in their hearts. Josh was encouraging them to tell the truth and receive the consequences for their actions. Well one of those guys told the truth and was let out and is now going to our church. He has zeal for the Lord. He is soaking up all that he can and has shared his testimony at the church to encourage the others. Please pray for this man. He will have a tough time ahead but wants to live right.

Prayer Request... I have been telling you that we are growing out of our church building again. Well It is steadily growing and we need to do something about it. Everything in town is to expensive and we would really like to have a place that we can own and pass on to the church when the Lord moves us on. We would hate to keep paying an expensive rent and not have it going toward something that we can leave to the church. Please pray for this need. We are going to have to move no matter what. It looks like we are going to need to move out of town which might be a deal breaker since people don’t have cars.

We love you all..
Josh, Kelsey and Layla.

Oh and little miss Layla is now crawling and has 2 teeth. We can’t believe how fast she is growing!