This comes from one of our church members Zippy, who was a little low on food and was asking God to send her Ravens with food like he sent Elijah. (1 Kings 17:6) She sent us a text with the story of her miracle. We laughed and praised God for such a great answer to her prayer.
“Good morning, I want to share a miracle with you. Yesterday I prayed to God and ask him to send me a bird just like he sent to Elijah. So later I heard something on the church’s roof and I went up to look what was happening. I found a baboon… and guess what, it left a bag of maize corn on the roof. Unbelievable what a miracle that was!”
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We thank our heavenly Father for the work our young adults are accomplishing with young people and children. People like Ann and Livingstone who are ministering on Sunday morning in boarding schools.
If I needed to give a picture of what I think youth should be doing to grow spiritually it would be them. Psalms 111:10 says …
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.”
It is in the doing that we grow and not just hearing alone. Blessings to all young Christians who are doing the DOING.
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We have just returned from a four-day journey to Western Kenya and the town of Siaya. It was a six-hour trip from Nakuru to Siaya over some very beautiful and mountainous countryside with steep, winding roads. After an hour of traveling, we came upon a terrible wreck, happening just minutes before we saw it and involving a Matatoo (public transport van) that had left the road and rolled over several times. There were several bodies laying around and many people had stopped to offer assistance. Unfortunately, this type of tragedy is all too frequent on Kenyan roads.
Our purpose in this journey was to visit a man named George who had visited us and asked for our help. George and his wife Christine had come to Windy Hill requesting help after a bad church split and bout with rebellious men who left their fellowship taking members with them.
George and Christine were discouraged, hurting, and somewhat fed up with the status quo, of the weak version of Christianity. After reading our website and Facebook page, he decided to ask us what was wrong with his understanding of the church. He is a rare man. It takes courage to admit that you don’t have answers and then to seek answers from people you don’t really know.
So, for four days we fellowshipped in their homes, under plastic tarps, and trees, we discussed the unbiblical and unspiritual ‘christianity’ that had sorely departed from scriptural precedent. Then we looked to the words of God and found our answers.
When those answers were revealed, they were received with tears and joy. There came an immediate bonding between us and them. No one can produce the unity of the Spirit as only our Father can give it, yet once it appears we are to diligently protect it. George had become the ‘person of peace’ in Siaya.
“But whatever house you enter, first say, Peace to this house.’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house”. Luke 10: 3-7
We were fed by George’s wife Christine and her daughter … we ate well … breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their hospitality was awesome. Their family made us feel … right at home.
So now we are committed. Committed to seeing them built up and become two autonomous spiritually biblical churches. They must learn not only to become disciples but to become ‘disciple-makers’ and advance His Kingdom. They must learn the real reason to not forsake the assembling together. In the end … everyone begged us to stay and asked … when are all of you coming back? George even said … Ok who is going to move in with us?
Pray for us and them for the resources for this work. More and more people are crying out for biblical reality. More and more pastors are reaching out for help. They are frustrated, depressed, discouraged, and in general … tired of pretending to know what to do. Lord help us to help them.
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Soar Kenya Academy
Another wonderful thing that happened last Sunday was our visit to Soar Kenya Academy. Soar Kenya Academy (SKA), is a primary and middle school about a mile up the hills from where we live at Windy Hill Christian Community. The school has over six hundred attending one hundred of which board there throughout the school year. SKA is run by a good friend of mine named James Yeagon. James is a good man who is fully dedicated to the advancement of these children.
Last Sunday James invited us to speak to the kids that board there throughout the school year and are present every Sunday. So we arrived at nine a. m. and gathered around ninety to a hundred of them together for what they expected to be a ‘SundayMorningSession’. That didn’t happen, but what did was this.
The four of us… Hannah (Ann), her father Njeroge, Robert, and I told stories, taught them fun songs, and shared about Jesus. They love it and it was so much fun. We left with a lot of new friends.
James has asked us to come back when we can and we intend to do so. We have in our local churches quite a few people with the capability of sharing their hearts. And since the best way to learn the scriptures is not to just listen to them but rather to do them we will begin to send them there. So pray for us that our Father will help us fill these young minds with Christ.
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Well, the last six months have depleted any and all natural physical and emotional strength out of these ‘earthen vessels’. But, through it all, our Father’s grace and presence was more than adequate for every challenge. Therefore, there is no reason to doubt His grace and presence won’t continue to supply all our needs and bring peace to any anxiousness that we know will arise. So… we will continue to ‘count it all joy’.
Speaking of joy … here is an exciting and joyful event that took place just last weekend.
Wangui’s Sewing Class Graduation …
Family and friends joyfully gathered last Sunday at Windy Hill to celebrate five precious widows/abandoned women who have completed Wangui’s sewing class. This will enable them to live a sustainable life. Each wearing dresses they created, were given a brand new sewing machine and a certificate of training. Friends and family were so proud we all rejoiced.
After hearing words of encouragement to use these gifts to advance Christ’s Kingdom from Mama Cynthia, they were treated with a delicious custom made cake by our very own Stella.
We are so proud of these ladies. May God bless them abundantly. Pray for them as they begin their new businesses for the Kingdom of God
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I wanted to write something about my mother to let our friends and family know of her passing. Yet upon reading this, I felt it said it all and spoke what all three of her children felt about her. This was written by my younger brother John.
A Eulogy for Our Mother … by John Taylor
IN HONOR of an amazing woman and my mommy…this is one of my favorite pictures that I took of my mom. She was looking out the window over her sink in the kitchen at her home in Winter Park. She was an amazing prayer warrior and intercessor. She prayed for literally thousands of hurting and broken young people over her many years at that very sink as she served meals and then washed the dirty dishes of all her real and spiritual children. I still remember the endless hours spent around her kitchen table discussing and sharing the things of Christ with kids from broken homes. I remember coming home late at night and having to literally step over sleeping bodies sprawled out on our living room floor because my mom could not bear them having to sleep out on the streets alone. The impact of her simple life and love will reverberate throughout eternity. She always had a precious word about her savior Jesus Christ on her lips as far back as I can remember as a child, but her testimony was not in words only but in gracious and loving deeds. To have witnessed the power and grace of Christ’s indwelling life being walked out daily through her washing the feet of the saints was one of the greatest experiences of my life. She introduced me to the mighty King Jesus…and I have never been the same since. I can only imagine the celebration that took place among the heavenly host when she stepped out of time and into Eternity. What has comforted my heart during this time is the vision of our Mom with her arms around her Lord Jesus Christ. I want to thank my spiritual family and friends for all the outpouring of love to us concerning my mom’s homecoming. May her life encourage us to press on to the high calling of God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ. … See MoreSee Less