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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Adiedo Opens its Doors to the Gospel
Preaching to residents of Adiedo village
From the village headmen, the area chief, the inspector of police, the district commandant of police, to the District Commissioner, the highest official representing the provincial administration, the message is the same: "Thank you for bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to our community!"
The young rejoice
The last four days we have held leadership conferences that targetted church and community leaders as well as toured various development projects that our ministry partners sponsor. The work that SWIM's partner, Spring of Hope International, has done in the community has openned the hearts and minds of the residents of this quiet village.
Hundreds respond to follow Christ
Today we kick off the two-day evangelistic festival. I am eager to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For it is the power of God to salvation. The festival will feature local choirs, testimonies, a guest artist from Tanzania, Anastacia Mukabwa, and me preaching Christ.
Hundreds listen to the gospel
Pray for a mighty outpouring of the Spirit of God for the salvation of thousands. Already, 61 people have come to Christ through the leadership conference. We can't wait to see the fullness of what Christ will do as we preach the Gospel.
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.
None of us wished for it. But COVID-19 delivers to our doorstep what is, perhaps, the greatest evangelistic opportunity of our lifetime. It is an unusual opportunity in the Twin Cities, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and around the world. A scared world is open for spiritual business. The masks are off. People are open to hear that there is hope through Jesus Christ. For the church, the times we are in may have changed, due to COVID-19. But the mission we are on has not changed . The need to share the hope Jesus provides is now more urgent than ever. Our nation is now the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Severe cases and deaths are mounting from coast to coast. Doctors, general medical workers and other essential service providers continue to do all they can to stave off the pandemic. 3 million Americans have lost their jobs. Children across the nation and worldwide are out of schools. Our economy and other global economies remain on shaky ground. All professional s