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For over nine years now Muthee has brought laughter as well as challenges to Mama and Papa. With his quick wit and big glistening eyes, he could wiggle his way out of any trouble or form of work. The bars on our windows may have kept the thieves out but Muthee could easily swarm his way through them anytime he wished. Just about the time he exasperated us and we wanted to kick him out, his BIG smile would melt our hearts and Papa would give him ‘just one more chance’. Then last year, around Christmas time, Muthee slipped out into the night and got involved in a serious crime. The kids he was with were all arrest but for some reason our village chief just warned Muthee. Ooooh how Papa Mike wanted to chase him off but then again he knew it would break our hearts to kick him out so he stayed ‘just one more time’. To our surprise, this last year Muthee has finally changed! Every night he’s inside, though not always on time. He’s often asked to speak at the Christian Union in his public high school. He’s a valued team player on the soccer field. And he’s the best interpreter for Papa in Kenya. In the Good News Bible I Corinthians 13 verses 6 and 7 read,” though love is not happy with evil…………….love never gives up, and its faith, hope and patience never...Read More
As you can see Shutterstock took this picture. I NEVER NEVER would stick around long enough to snap a picture of a snake! [Eve, you know Adam’s wife, sure was a strange creature who actually stayed and had a 90 word conversation with a snake- hard- to-believe but it’s in the Bible so it’s true.] Anyway this testimony is also true even though it too is hard-to-believe. Let me tell you what happened. When NEEMA Bible College teacher, Pastor Elijah entered his mother’s house he caught sight of a snake racing across her floor. SLAM! BANG! BAM! I Survival instincts kicked in as he clobbered it with his jembe (garden hoe). Wanting to throw the dead snake away before his mama came back, he quickly bent down to grab it, but as he did, the cobra sprung to life, spitting venom into Pastor Elijah’s eyes. Stumbling blindly his spirit yelled “In the name of Jesus no poison can harm me!!! Instantly the blinding poison was neutralized and with a swift, final blow with his jembe, the spitting cobra was beheaded. And they shall take up serpents and they shall not hurt them. Mark 16:18 * The African Spitting Cobra’s venom is so toxic that it destroys the eye’s cornea upon contact....Read More
Thousands of Africans in 2016 live in mud huts, hoping someday to replace the thatched roof with steel sheets which are more durable. Children die daily because of filthy water which cannot be boiled because firewood is too scarce. Building schools and medical clinics bring temporary help but they are not the answer. Jesus is the only answer that brings permanent change. And for centuries in Africa, Jesus has been proclaimed as a harsh judge waiting to pour out His wrath. Instead of running to God in their time of need, they hide their faces from Him in guilt and shame. John 3:17 says, ‘For God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world but the world through Him might be saved.” This word ‘saved’ means to be delivered, protected, healed, enabled to do well, to be made whole. It sounds like a good deal to me. As we train students in NEEMA and send them out to disciple, or mentor, other poverty-stricken people, the hopeless find hope. After accepting God’s love, then these new believers have a whole Bible full of great and precious promises (II Peter 1:4) that God has given to them. Most Africans may never have a 1,000 square foot house to live in or a 12 year old car to drive. Their kids may not ever study in a safe, air-conditioned public school free from canning and abuse. But as we give them Jesus through training village pastors, we help them achieve a better life for the average family because God keeps His promises. NEEMA Bible College is now throughout Kenya, meeting in 19 different villages and cities. Pastors from Methodist,...Read More
Strength and dignity are her clothing; she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom; and the law of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness. Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praise her, saying: Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excels them all. Proverbs 31:25-29 She’s an African Woman. Strength is her most valued trait for she carries the soul of a people in her heart. Her faith in God’s goodness gives her the courage to face uncertain days. Working on computers by day and boiling water on an open fire every night- both duties assure that her children grow up strong and healthy. Job security to her is a myth, a fairy tale in a society dominated by men with unemployment rates raising to near 70%. Yet she is thankful for the 10,000 shillings she earns every month. They now can afford a flat (apartment) with two rooms with stema (electricity)which is a blessing that she doesn’t take for granted. The community’s water spigot is only 15 meters from her door which is so much closer than the river where her aging mama still carries buckets of water to her mud hut in the village. Life is hard for women in Kenya but “the women that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits (heroic, daring deeds).” Daniel 11:32. Knowing this NEEMA’s Bible College teacher Mary Stanley enthusiastic teaching at NEEMA Bible College for she knows that only through the knowledge of God’s Word is there everlasting strength and hope...Read More
Kalimantiri Village is high in the Maua Mountains of Central Kenya. Mirah or ghant- a narcotic drug grows there almost without effort. And a small handful of Mirah sells at twice the price of 20 pounds of maize. So Mirah was king in Kalimantiri, until Pastor Stanley started preaching the Gospel of Grace. Now Grace the Power of the Gospel Church is drawing people’s attention away from drugs to consider the possibility that God loves them in spite of the mirah. Two years ago Pastor Stanley rented a small room to hold Sunday services in. Within weeks the room had grown too small for the crowds who were coming. So he rented the room next door and in Kenyan style they expanded the worship center by simply knocking down the wall between the two rooms. As the GOOD NEWS continued to spread, the church continued knocking down walls to make more room. Eventually all walls went down, but God’s grace didn’t stop reaching more people. Additional space was needed but now the expansion would cost 42,000 Kenyan shillings. So growth was at a standstill. As new people came, others started leaving because it was too, too crowded. Others now stand outside listening to the good news. On the 23rd of September as Mike preached he started declaring that the time of talk was over and it was time for action. First he divided the 42,000KSH by the number of adults in church that morning, encouraging them that their part was less than the school fees they paid for their kids’ education every 3 month. Someone else suggested that everyone start to bring something even if all they brought was...Read More
Holding a 38 Revolver, the man advanced towards Papa and our kids. A mob gathered as Papa’s combat instincts kicked into gear. “How am I going to take him out?” Suddenly God’s Spirit rose up commanding Papa to STOP! WAIT! Instantaneously Papa knew exactly what was happening. Jimo, one of our boys, was being arrested Even those his instincts subsided Papa stood cautiously still sensing evil in the policeman’s eyes. Then the plain-clothes policeman inform Papa that Jimo had just been arrested in a house full of stolen electronics. So many times recently we felt constrained to warn our kids not to run with one particular neighbor kid who was known as a thief. Regretfully curiosity and greed lured Jimo to ignore our warnings. Now whether he was guilty or not, Jimo was going to pay the price for running with the wrong crowd. Praying intensely, we asked for justice for Jimo. Since several of the items found were stolen from the Deputy Governor’s house which made this case political as well as criminal. The pressure was on and Meru police have been known to beat thieves to death during their interrogation. So we prayed. We also asked God for wisdom as we dealt with this situation which became even more intense as it was reported on the local TV channel that night. Later when Jimo came home and we handed him his things and asked Jimo to find someplace else to live. We had warned him that if he got caught with that boy again he would be asked to leave. But I felt terrible until I read these words in the book of Hosea. Oh how can...Read More
Taking Gods Grace to the Nations
Heart of God Kenya: ordinary people serving THE SUPERNATURAL GOD through:
• Bible College
• Children Home
The Gospel of God’s Grace is changing Kenya. The road to change is often rough in this dry and poverty stricken land. 80% of the people still live in mud huts with no running water and few have electricity. Walking is the primary form of transportation. Donkey and oxen carts still carry farm produce to the market. And travel between town and village is done on dangerously over-crowded mini vans called matatus. For decades missionaries have built schools and hospitals to help these people but only the revelation of the Grace of Jesus Christ brings permanent change.
And Kenyan people are ready for change. Through cell phones people are connecting who were isolated before People can now stay close to each other and pray together. Every year more and more people are getting on the internet and discovering a BIG world outside their small mud hutted village.
Through NEEMA Bible College people are changing through the power of God’s Word. Once they discover the truth, NBC students are refusing to live under condemnation which has been used to controlled believers for centuries.
When NEEMA Bible College classes go out to the villages, churches that were once rivals are now finding unity as they discover God’s grace. NBC graduates who are children workers, pastors, policemen, farmers, and businessmen are spreading this revelation of a powerful, loving God to others.
The Word becomes flesh as pastors now share the Good News with their congregations. Family life is changing as tribal traditions such as bride price crumble when couples unite in marriage covenants. Children are taught God’s love and protection instead of God’s wrath and vengeance.
God’s Word is also changing the lives of orphans and street kids as they find food, family and Jesus at the family home of Mike and Pat Heiser in Meru, Kenya.
Continue browsing kidskenya.com website to read about how God’s Grace is changing life in Kenya.
NEEMA Bible College
taking God’s Grace to the Nations
696 Graduates Since 2008
240+ Current Students in 2016
17 Locations throughout Kenya….