Jambo from Kenya
This time, we greet you from the North Coast of Kenya, in the city of Malindi. It is a city discovered by Vasco Da Gama on his way from Portugal to India. It also has a strong Italian influence, so it is easy to find authentic Italian food and the traditional Italian Siesta here.
We started our first module in Malindi last Monday and have about 15 new students. This is a typical number the first time we hold the school in a new place. Once we have established a good reputation it is easier to have more students come. We start with the basic subjects of Bible Interpretation, Righteousness, Prayer, and Spiritual Growth.
On Sunday, Vidar helped baptizing 90 new converts from Pastor William’s church. They had been saved during an outreach that was held 2 weeks ago, and has increased the congregational size by 15% It is a great testimony! A couple of the new believers used to be Muslims and have now been chased by their families. The church help these people find new places to live. People were also filled with the Holy Spirit while being baptized, and had to be carried out of the water. One lady was also delivered from evil spirits during the baptism.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. ” Luk 10:2
There are so many opportunities to teach here. Many are hungry to learn more about the Word of God, but we need more teachers. Please pray and believe with us for more teachers for the school.
Vidar and Cathrine will be ministering in Norway Sunday March 22. We are excited about this meeting. Norway needs the Word of God just as much as Kenya does, and we count it a great privilege to be able to spread God’s Word all over the world.