Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ministry Spotlight

Please pray for Strong Point Ministries. The Ministry will be in Africa from Sept. 19 to Nov. 15. This is from the ministry's website

"God has opened a door for us to labor in Africa for the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are currently working in the Western Province of Kenya out of Kakamega, Kenya. We began a small work in Kenya in the spring of 2012. God truly opened our eyes to see the abundant needs that are in Kenya and other parts of Africa, and He placed a burden on our hearts to continue this work in Kenya. We saw many souls who needed to hear the gospel, a hunger for the word of God in the churches, a lack of resources for pastors, a lack of Bibles, and overwhelming poverty and suffering. It was truly heartbreaking to see pastors who had been preaching for three years with only a small Gideon New Testament, and had never even read the Old Testament because they could not afford a full Bible, while most American believers have two or three Bibles or more. However, we noticed that Africa has a very powerful resource that many American churches lack: Christians who are filled with the Holy Spirit, surrendered totally to Jesus Christ, and who desire to see the name of Jesus Christ glorified above all things. We are so honored and blessed to be working with our beloved brothers and sisters in Kenya and other parts of Africa. 

God has given us a burden to bring many full Swahili Bibles and gospel tracts into Africa in the fall of 2012. We also saw a major need in the lives of needy and impoverished children, and felt the leading of the Spirit of God to build a small orphanage, outside of Kakamega, Kenya. After much prayer the Lord began to confirm through his word (more specifically: Psalm 68) that these desires would be met. God has proven His faithfulness by meeting many needs far above what we could ever ask or imagine! 

We will be working mostly in Kakamega, Kenya this fall, from September 19-November 15 as we bring in 2,000 or more Swahili Bibles, over 40,000 gospel tracts, books and resources for pastors, and observe the construction of the Hand of Mercy Children's Home which we are building. We will also be assisting with a pastor's conference in Western Kenya. God has also opened a door for us to preach in the remote areas of Uganda that have not heard the gospel, and we will be spending time there to help them start a church in the future. 

We look forward to seeing God move mightily in Kenya and Uganda this fall and would truly appreciate your prayers. We are so very thankful for those who have already supported us financially, prayerfully, and with words of encouragement. If you are interested in learning more about our foreign ministries, having a missions presentation at your church, or would like to know how you can get involved personally please feel free to contact us. 318.381.5592 Jtstrong1@gmail.com."

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