The major cities of the United States are changing both in their belief systems and ethno-cultural makeup. How should the Good News be presented to them in order to be Good News? Besides sharing biblical inspiration plus stories of God's grace at work through our ministry in various parts of the world, I hope to address this and many other issues important to our Christian faith.
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One Week to Accelerate Conference and Evening of Hope
We are only a week away from the Accelerate conference and Evening of Hope outreach. Now is the time to firm up your plans and to get ready to be blessed through the ministry of God's servants whom He is preparing.
Accelerate conference kicks off on Friday March 19th at 10:00 AM and continues till 4:30 PM. Our speakers on Friday include Scott McNair, President of Shwans Food Company as well as Nick Hall, youth speaker for Billy Graham Association and Founder of Pulse Outreach. I am looking forward to welcoming you to the conference and to sharing with you what God has laid on our hearts.
In the evening of March 19th, we are conducting the Evening of Hope outreach as part of Accelerate. We have a great line-up of music artists who include Superchick, John Reuben (Right), Bread of Stone and Manic Drive as well as great messages of hope from your evangelistic speakers.
On Saturday March 20th, the conference continues from 10:00 AM till 4:30 PM. Joel Johnson, Senior Pastor of Westwood Community Church and professor of transformational leadership at Bethel University will be our morning speaker. We will be concluding the conference on Saturday afternoon with a celebration service and a powerful time of one on one prayer and commissioning as we go forth to serve our Lord.
Please see our conference website: www.swimministryconferences.com for more details on registration. Remember that the conference fee is $ 80 which includes lunch for both days. The Evening of Hope outreach concert is free admission for the first 900 people. Please spread the word and plan to attend.
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
World Evangelist Sammy Wanyonyi preaching in Adiedo, Kenya Orphaned by HIV/AIDS, she rarely speaks, not even to her visiting school sponsor Pam Craig who traveled as part of our team to Adiedo from Spokane Washington. But last Saturday afternoon in the closing moments of the evangelistic festival, Everline walked over to Pam and asked if she could be introduced to the preacher (me). For once, she had a smile on her face. The eleven year-old had just asked Jesus Christ into her heart as Lord and Savior. Several hundreds of people respond to the invitation to follow Christ on day two of Adiedo Festival All across the soccer-field were stories like Everline's. I cannot forget a ten year-old young man named Ochieng. On Friday night, he waited backstage patiently for me to leave the stage and then boldly walked up to me extending his hand to greet me. Although his clothes were torn here and there, I could tell that he had worn his Sunday best to the meeting.
Ministering at our SHINE Duluth outreach, Duluth, MN In a few days, 2014 will close on us. In retrospect, it has been a whirlwind. Besides being a husband and dad, I travelled to five different countries logging over 100,000 miles in the air for ministry. I led our SHINE team to successfully minister to over 50,000 people in Rwanda, Kenya, DR Congo, Tanzania, and around the United States. I successfully completed, defended my doctoral thesis in global leadership, and graduated from Bethel University in the month of May. I successfully defended my statement of faith (theological beliefs) and ministry leadership philosophy in readiness for ordination through Westwood Community Church under Converge Worldwide (Formerly Baptist General Conference). Finally, I successfully petitioned to become a US citizen and voted in local elections for the first time. Graduation Day The academic journey that started sixteen years ago when I left my obscure Kenyan village to study as an un