Mud Huts in 2016

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mud Huts in 2016

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, Catholic, Baptist, Anglican churches to name a few of the 60 different churches our students come from. These students are village pastors and international speakers. Both are changing their message from condemnation to grace. This message of God’s unconditional love is changing families, healing the sick and even raising the dead.