A Divine Appointment

November 27 2012

A Divine Appointment

Anil, an ECC trainer in the north of India, recently gave this testimony when asked to tell about their experience with a person of peace – a person whom God had prepared to receive the Gospel.

My wife and I were returning by train from a worship center in another town. I told her that she was singing the hymns too fast, and I pulled a hymnal from my bag and began singing a hymn softly and slowly to demonstrate what I meant. A man sitting close by asked, “What is that beautiful song?” My wife and I then sang the hymn and told the man about Jesus.

He then asked, “Where are you people from?” When we told him, he exclaimed, “That is only three kilometers from my home. You must come and tell me and my family more about this!” Two days later we received a phone call from the man, “Where are you? We are waiting for you.”

So on the next day, my wife and I went to the man’s house. As he invited us inside, he saw an old woman sitting outside. “Auntie,” he called, “please come inside and hear this.” Then he saw four men working in a nearby field, and he went over to them. “Stop what you are doing and come to my home. You must hear this!” They followed him into his house, where my wife and I taught them many hymns and told them about Jesus.

Now there is a house church meeting in that man’s home.

Who will fulfill the great commission? Is God calling you to give financially, go in faith, or pray fervently?

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ECC Kenya- Our Beginning

November 26 2012

ECC Kenya- Our Beginning

I recently made a trip to Kenya to help launch a church planting effort with our missionaries, Silas and Rahab Waweru.  This year one of our target areas is the Kawangwari slum.

During my stay, we did several days of house to house evangelism in the slum.  A walk in a third world slum is not a walk in the park.  I threaded my way through rows upon rows of tiny dirty hovels, stench and piles of filth, and hundreds of thousands of people living in despair.  My eyes filled repeatedly as I saw half naked toddlers, obviously malnourished, and covered in flies.  I wondered, “How do they survive?”

The good news is that many were receptive to hearing the Gospel and prayed to receive Christ! We are working with eight young men who are sharing their faith every week in the slum.  They are doing wonderful follow up with those who pray and forming them into house churches.  Chai, tea with milk, is the favorite drink of Kenya so the house groups are called, Tea Groups.  When I left, they had six tea groups meeting!  

Pray for the success of the house, (tea) groups in Kenya.  Pray we can recruit many more ministry partners to help us spread the Gospel and use Train and Multiply Materials to disciple converts and begin house churches.  We are just beginning but our vision is great and the possibilities are enormous!

Who will fulfill the great commission? Is God calling you to give financially, go in faith, or pray fervently?

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November 12 2012

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November 10 2012

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