My wife Suzanne and I were treated to a very elaborate reception by my family and village when we arrived in the village yesterday. It was more or less a full wedding re-enactment including the cake-cutting ceremony. There were about 400 people at the service after my family worked so hard to limit the number. They sung, danced, and celebrated our arrival. My younger brother Victor led the crowd in a beautiful worship service. The gospel was fully proclaimed and nearly 50 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ following the altar call. My dad, Justus, also shared his testimony and how God has favored him all his life. The most touching moment was when he publicly repented for having "resisted God's will for his son's life (me)" 11 years ago when I had to leave for the United States. He admitted that for selfish reasons, he resisted and sent emisaries to desuade me from following the missionary call at the time. God bless him for his humility. The other great moment was meeting with two of the nations Cabinet ministers. On Tuesday morning I met with the Secretary of Information and Broadcasting Hon. Samuel Poghisio. Our meeting consisted in discussing leadership issues in the nation and the region, specifically in regards to servant leadership. Mr. Poghisio, a born again Christian, is one of the very humble leaders Kenya has at its helm of political power. He is also the chairman of his political party and being tauted as a future possible president. Among other things I got to pray with him after he requested to know if I had any wisdom to share for the nation and the East African region in general. I invited him to participate in our up-coming Leadership and Good Governance Conference in the country of Burundi. My second meeting was with Hon. Khang'ati, a minister in the office of the Prime Minister. Our meeting focused on personal spirituality and the leadership challenges the local members of parliament encounter. He is not a born-again believer. He was, however, open to praying together and sort to stay in touch. I hope to continue communicating with him in the coming days.
Yes, I want to tell you all about what God is doing here in Muhanga but my body fails me. I want to tell you how He is moving through our Kinderroots team where already several thousands of children have been ministered to over the last two days on hills, plains and valleys surrounding Muhanga. Where hundreds have already given their lives to Christ. I want to tell you how God is moving through our Prisoners of Hope outreach program to where three thousand prisoners were reached with the love of Christ earlier this afternoon with hundreds of them giving their lives to Christ. Where we delivered supplies worth several thousands of dollars to the delight of the prison officials following a devastating fire at the facility that gutted much of what they had beyond salvaging. How God worked to open doors so our team could go in and bring the Good News of Christ. How doors to another prison with even more inmates are wide open for the gospel tomorrow morning. I want to tell you of s
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