Honest to goodness … there is so much happening, we don’t have time to post it. Not complaining though. Thank God for His disciples. We have reached the place in our ministry where my wife and I could never keep up with what our Father is doing without the strength and stamina coming from the other Kenyan disciples helping us. We are constantly being amazed at their zeal for the Lord. Ponda Mali is the fruit of James and Beatrice Nyaga’s, service to the Kingdom.
It was more than precious, seeing men with no hope become excited about their future. It was also amazing to see their friends and relatives beaming with that same hope. Less than a year ago, many of these men could be found in a ditch somewhere, passed out from drinking … but no more. They have been forgiven, endowed with a new Life, and have entered the fight to overcome all their weaknesses. They emerged with a desire to give honor and glory to the One who made that possible.
When Cynthia and I arrived late from attending our newest church in Kinjahi, the baptisms and celebration of their new lives were in full swing. James and Robert assisted with the first few baptisms, then those baptized began baptizing all the others.
The woman in the red sweater is Eunice. She is a widow for 26 years and in the Ponda Mali church and has become a true servant of God. Each meeting she cooks porridge for the men and has become their spiritual mother/servant. At the baptism, she made sure each brother was dried off and welcomed into the family.
Seeing her in the Spirit I felt the Lord wanted me to honor her. The scriptures say ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the gospel’. I set her down in the front, knelt down, kissed her feet, and spoke to her of her greatness in heaven. She cried and heaven filled the room.
As I said in the post, we are seeing a revolution begin. As Andrew Murray stated …
“A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness and selfishness, and making God and His love triumph in the heart and life.” -Andrew Murray
Pray for us and for these men as they begin their new life and trust God to overcome all their weaknesses.