Godfrey Barasa, Kenya — New Church
DEAR Prayer partners. There is much confusion on what the will of God is, and what is good. First, we must understand God’s standard and know what he identifies as evil so that we can choose what is good. In the beginning God pronounced everything he made as good, this included man (Gen.1:31). When man ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Gen.3:22) he came to know what is evil, by disobeying Gods command. As mankind grew the sin factor spread and each generation had sin increase until God said “that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5). God had to judge this evil as no-one was willing to submit to the Lord and do what was right except one, Noah. But even after the flood was sent God said: “although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done” (Gen. 8:21). Eccl 7:20 “For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin.” Rom. 3:12: “They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one.” Disease and death were introduced to us as a direct consequence of man’s sin (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12). Today we have catastrophes as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, violent thunderstorms, are the result of man’s sin, (which God punished – Genesis 6:5). The whole world has been affected by the sin committed by the first two humans. By toward the solution God gave. Without repentance he is unable to escape the “judgment of hell” This is shimbahills last Friday we thank God souls came to Christ and us I write now we have planted a church. And Sunday was the first day and we recorded 46 adults 16 youth and 32 children. God has been so good to Calvary ministries this year at this early time we have planted two churches and what makes me happy we have men committed working with these young churches. Brother Samuel peter and brother Joseph mumbo lets pray for them to remain focused in their calling. These is a foot of a young boy in mwananyahi church which we just planted a new church under brother joseph mumbo, the area is infected by jiggers these is what Jesus said feed them you. I was touched and last week Emily and her group plus me we bought disinfectants and medicines and we went to wash the feet’s of these children as we shared the Gospel. For sure partners if it were not through you efforts and contribution these young men could not be having a smile on his face but you have brought smiles to many lives in Africa. I know this young man never knows you but through his face you can see God’s love. What can I say except be blessed and glory to Jesus. It has been days before hearing from me but its just busy running up and down preparing for evangelism mission trip we are going to masailand and we believe its going to be along trip since its now so dry and they have moved in almost Tanzania for pasture am told elephants are more they are also looking for water. Praises. 1. A plant of two churches in mwananyahi and shimbahills. 2. 98 souls came to Christ from January to march 3. good health for my family and the church at large Requests. 1. safety in my traveling to masai-land. 2. pray for Emily she will be traveling to shimbahills to teach ladies 3. food situations in Kenya especial at the coast 4. pray for past Joseph and Samuel as they take responsibilities of these new churches 5. funds to take the Gospel to unreached, we have four main tribes in Kenya who are unreached and we have a calling to them, they are bajuni, orma, Somali,arabs and pokomo. 6. Am planning to have a seminar of leaders in kilifi next month God willingly but let’s ask God for intervention. 7. Mission truck to help as in transport. In Him Godfrey Emily Co-workers in Africa.