A native ministry focused efforts on revival and youth, bringing joy to workers as spirits were refreshed and members of the next generation committed their lives to Christ.
Even among a staunch Muslim population, people in the war-torn country show a readiness to hear and respond to the gospel. Bringing compassion and hope to those who know Christ and to those who have never heard of Him, native workers are helping the displaced, teaching the Bible and planting churches.
Meeting many people who are ill and oppressed by unclean spirits, native Christian workers offer to pray for them and see God manifest His power. One worker prayed for a woman who had suffered with an illness for 15 years, and the Lord delivered her.
Local missionaries were stunned by the transformation they saw in a shy 15-year-old girl after she accepted Christ. As they discipled her, she developed courage in Christ to serve in her slum community and proclaim the Lord’s salvation, including helping to turn a boy away from the drugs he was starting to take and leading him to Christ.
A native ministry’s church committed to ministering to five villages, and recently 65 people in one of the communities were saved. Workers bringing the gospel to homes saw people healed through prayer.
Praises that churches on the verge of collapse due to the pandemic have been revived, and home visits have resulted in many people coming to the Lord. In one area terrorized by the sound of screams and of invisible stones hitting homes, local missionaries organized Christians to pray against unclean spirits.
A 29-year-old man recently ran into the midst of a local ministry’s evangelistic event and began confessing that he had killed six young women.
A series of murders of children and young women prompted a three-day prayer event in a town in western Kenya. Church members and community leaders were praying for safety when a young man burst in and confessed to raping and killing six young women. The local missionaries and other leaders prayed for deliverance and salvation as the man’s anguished cries drew more people to the meeting tent – including some bent on lynching him and burning his body.
The pastor of a native ministry’s church in Kenya was returning home from a visit with troubled villagers in the dark of night when four young men stopped him. He was known as the one people went to when they had any problem, but the four robbers who stopped him saw him only as a lone target in the dark. “Four young men ambushed him and wanted to rob him, but after one recognized him, he stopped the other three,” the director said.
With COVID-19 lockdowns limiting Christian outreaches in Kenya, a ministry leader thought it was a good time to fix floors and other items at various church buildings.