Crusade in Kisumu
After three weeks in Mombasa, we picked up two minister friends from Australia at the airport in Nairobi. We filled all the space we could find in the car and drove 6 hours on bumpy roads to Kisumu. Not used to the driving conditions here in Africa, our friends had an experience they will never forget…
In Kisumu, we had a week of crusade and teaching by Trond Peter Jacobsen and Scott Lamshed. We saw people getting saved, healed and receiving their miracle during this week. Amongst the instant healings were a man with a crooked leg who started walking and one with a blurry vision who started see clear again. Glory to God!
One night two people from the Maasai tribe got saved. The Maasai tribe is a very traditional tribe where men go together in groups. Every single night, the same group of Maasai came to the crusade, and on the fifth night, two of them gave their hearts to the Lord.
School in Kisumu
We are now in the middle of our first module of the bible school here in Kisumu. People are very excited about being taught, even though the teaching may shake their beliefs a bit. The class on Righteousness is always interesting. People are always very shocked and happy to find out they are no longer a sinner, but righteous before God. At the same time, it takes time to understand that righteousness is a position rather than reward for good works.
The other class this week is Bible Interpretation. Many of the wrong beliefs are grounded in Bible verses that have been taken out of context. Today, many in the class were relieved to find out that Matthew 24:15-21 (Then those in Judea will flee to the mountains … alas for those pregnant in those days) does not apply to them. (The women can now become pregnant again 🙂 Poetry also needs to be explained in Kenya since the schools do not teach it. Vidar asked if “The name of the Lord IS a strong tower?” (Proverbs 18:10) They all answered “Yes!” After explaining that poetry is not always exact in the use of words, and that it means “like a strong tower,” they understood what it really means.
Testimony from a pastor
We recently received a testimony from a pastor who attended the school in June:
I have been in ministry since I started a church in 1996, but for 10 years I have not been effective. Lately the numbers in the church have been going down, and I didn’t know why. After learning about “Spiritual Growth,” I realized that I have not been helping the people grow up spiritually. After attending Safari Bible School, I have started preaching to the people with purpose. Things are turning around and people in the church have started to lay aside sin and mature in the Lord. I only wish that I had known this 10 years ago when I first started ministry.
Well, after Kisumu, we only have one more place to teach this year. After finishing Mwingi in October, we will go to Norway for a couple of months. There we will spend some time resting, developing more curriculum, and enjoy the holidays with family. We are looking forward to that.
Thanks to all of you who support us faithfully. You are a blessing!