Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Gather the Outcasts Impacts Muslims by Jim Rowh
Dear beloved: In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, I want to share with you the stories of three former Muslims who have been impacted as a result of Gather the Outcasts Ministry in Africa. First, I want to say I believe it is imperative that we have a strong national defense to protect our nation against attacks from any enemies who intend to harm us. In addition to that, I believe it is vitally important that we pray for our enemies, and also go to the nations to proclaim the good news of the gospel to these people, for in Jesus Christ alone comes the hope of the longing of their hearts.
Left to right, #1 Stephen was raised in a Muslim family and came forward to accept Jesus at the Mumias, Kenya crusade in 2011 when he was twelve years old. In addition to accepting Jesus, he wanted to be prayed for that God would heal him of HIV/AIDS, as he had a full blown case of it and was very sick. I prayed for him, and then took him to the river later that week to be baptized. The picture above was taken on my recent trip to Kenya. Stephen is now seventeen, completely healed of AIDS, and is growing strong in his walk with the Lord, as well as in the strength of his body. He is out every day working on the farm and in the fields. he would like to go on to college, but is needing funds to go.
#2 This is Shadrack, who was my caretaker when I was on the coast of Kenya this year preaching in churches and house fellowships. Shadrack is a former Muslim who accepted Jesus a few years ago and is now raising his children as Christian in spite of being ostracized by his family. One day we took a walk on beach, and I asked him about his family. We then prayed for his family, his mother and father and siblings, to come to know the Lord Jesus as their Savior, and know the joy that Shadrack knows.
#3 The lady in the turquoise shirt is a former Muslim who was saved at the Kibera Crusade in Nairobi in 2011. While walking through the crusade grounds, fully veiled in her hijab, she stopped to listen to the praise music that was blaring out over the Kamukunji grounds. As she stayed around to listen to the message, a preacher from Kansas got up to give the life saving message to the crowd, and that night she decided to give her heart to the Lord. It was not an easy decision for her, as it meant total rejection from the friends and family that she knew, but she knew that she could not deny the call the Lord had placed upon her heart through the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. V20 Teaching them all I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. God bless you as you pray. In Christ, Jim Gather the Outcasts, Inc. Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501(c)3 Paypal at www.gathertheoutcasts.com www.jimrowh.blogspot.com If you receive this from a forward link and wish to be on the mailing list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org