On our first day in Kitale, Denetra and I met Pastor Benjamin. He began to share with me the story of how he connected with Mountain Refuge Ministries (MRM). Denetra was playing with the children when I called her over to hear an amazing story. Pastor Benjamin told us that he had been fasting and praying for 3 days under the Lord’s direction because he wanted to help his people know God on a deeper level. He knew God wanted to reveal something to him. When Pastor Benjamin finished his fast, he asked the Lord what He wanted to tell him. God told him to look up “Mountain Refuge Ministries.” He said he wasn’t sure those were the words but he obeyed and looked on the Internet. He was delighted when he read on the first page, Our Mission: To Prepare a people to meet God! Pastor Benjamin looked through the site and knew God was telling him to invite us to come and teach them the Sanctuary message. He wanted to know more and wrote in his email,
“I FEEL THAT SPIRITUAL BONDING TOGETHER WITH YOU IN THE SPIRIT IS NECESSARY AND WE DO BELIEVE THAT GOD IS GOING TO TOUCH MANY HEARTS THROUGH THIS DIVINE CONNECTION.”
The pastor immediately reached out and Karen responded almost immediately. When we as a team agreed to come, his whole church held all-night prayer meetings on Friday nights to prepare their hearts for this message. What we found when we arrived was a people whose hearts were truly prepared to receive these messages of hope and emotional healing! God is so good.