I praise God for the couples that God has sent to come and work with us from Denton Bible Church these next two weeks. As I was talking to them yesterday I was disheartened to hear that some of the people they approached to support their coming here were not receptive to them because they were not coming to Feed hungry children or build some kind of a shelter for the poor.
As true as it is that Africans are poor physically there is another kind of poverty that is often overlooked - the poverty of the Gospel and sound teaching. Physical Poverty kills the body but does not touch the soul! The devil has successfully removed our face from the important and firmly planted it on the urgent, from the invisible to the visible, from the WORD to the world.
May the pictures of dying hungry African babies move you to not only pray for the injustices and corruptions on the continent causing these devastating atrocities but to also move you to pray for the souls that will suffer eternally in hell because of the Poverty of the Gospel. This needs to be our primary motivation giving them hope not only in this life but the life to come as well.
This is what SERVE Kenya is committed to, the alleviation of Spiritual Poverty - without of course ignoring the suffering people that we live with in our communities. We are committed to CULTIVATING godliness in the lives of Pastors and Christian Leaders in Kenya, EQUIPPING them with the necessary tools for ministry through Training and Discipleship and then MOBILIZING them to become the ones that now go out and preach the Word of God in their communities.
Amos ministered to the people of Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam II. Under this king Israel achieved its most prosperous time since King Solomon, regaining territory lost to the Arameans under King Jehu and regaining economic prosperity as well. God shows up during this time and tells them in Amos 8:
11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, "when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. 12 Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.
Africa is experiencing this famine right now and that's the reason why instead of praying for Physical prosperity ONLY be praying for Spiritual prosperity for Kenya and supporting those, like us, who have given our life and time to be a small part of an initiative to alleviate this poverty.
Let us not be consumed by the urgent - Physical Poverty - to the detriment of the important - the Gospel and the spreading of Sound Teaching.
Be Blessed as you pray for these men and Women from Denton Bible Church going out again today to Preach and Teach the Word to the Pastors and Church Leaders at Ujamaa in Likoni. It is truly a Worthy Cause!
|Robert Walker teaching|
|Women at Lunch|
|women at Lunch|
|Women afternoon discussions|