This year has been different than others, in that our Father made a major lane change, changing everything we were doing… again. The Holy Spirit directed us to change three major areas of ministry to be per scriptural precedent.
This change is nothing new... just the implementing of two-thousand-year-old precedents found everywhere in the scripture, yet almost nowhere in Christianity... especially here in Kenya.
Things like; redefining pastors primary jobs (taking care of members and not just preaching), getting members out of the 'bleachers' and back in the game, gathering together for the right spiritual reasons. and finally, redefining who should be doing what, when and where.
Having His blessing, grace, and power we began to speak more boldly about the things we believe. The results have been rather amazing. It started in our little church in Miti Mingi who has never even had a pastor. As no one tried to 'take over leading’, people began to talk to each other, which led to ministry breaking out in everyone. Members began to grow spiritually and our neighbors began coming to see God move among His people.
What has been amazing is how one spiritual thing leads to another. The brothers in Piave church, are experiencing similar outpourings. Before we started sharing with them about 'prayer walking', three of their men were led by the Holy Spirit to begin to strolling around their village.
The brothers talked and prayed and led the man to salvation. The suicidal man spoke of his brother who was in the same shape. The Piave brothers went to his brother’s house and ministered to him. He is truly answering us even before we pray... or teach.
"It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 65:24
Now, this alone would invoke plenty of praise, but there is more... much more. We are almost finished with our Pavilion's kitchen. As with everything on Windy Hill, the brothers put their heart into their work. The kitchen became a work of art and will feed the hundreds we bring to any and all SMI functions on Windy Hill.
In January you helped pay for a huge women's meeting, facilitated, with the help of Dossie Briggs, who came from the US to minister with us for 3 months.
In February you helped young Joyce get an operation correcting her scoliosis and then rehabilitated at Lillian's house.
In March you helped fund our trip to America allowing us to see our children and grandchildren, friends and family. Thank you so much! When we returned to Kenya in April you sent three of our staff members and their wives to a 'Farming God's Way' seminar to learn advanced farming techniques and how to use them as an evangelical tool for the Kingdom.
In May... you helped us train our church secretaries how to keep good records
In June you assisted us in baptizing more people into His Kingdom.