Pastor Benjamin has the only car available for our group of people!
Pastor Dan doesn’t even have a motorcycle. Before I arrived in Kenya, we had raised enough funds to purchase a used motorbike or car. However, the debacle with customs regarding my two pieces of checked luggage (they charged me $275 per bag), most of that $1,000 set aside for my transportation needs was used up for unexpected customs fees in the various countries.
I’m going to share a rather lengthy story about an inmate, a battered copy of the Bible – The Quiet Hour hardcover edition, and a godly man named Keith Johnson.
I first met Keith Johnson in 1991 as he was leading a weekly Bible study group in a State Prison in Norco, California. I was an inmate firefighter working for what was then called the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF).
On Sunday, I went to one of Pastor Benjamin’s churches. Here is a snippet of the preaching.
The service certainly doesn’t allow for napping!
Abraham, a participant in one of the small groups earlier, translated into Swahili.
Humphrey, another participant in the small groups, lead the meeting in English, with a 20-minute message on the importance of tithing. Then they took a collection. I did a presentation on the next topic in my guides, THE NEW BIRTH.
Pastor Benjamin got up and offered a prayer in which he prayed in English for the congregation, my meetings, and for individuals – very powerful. Members vocally affirmed.
Sometimes I get asked stateside about senseless speaking in tongues or tongues with no meaning. I have only heard Swahili and a few in Lugandan, a Bantu language – one of the major languages of Uganda.
The Chickens are ever present clucking, cackling, peeping and crowing while they scratch and peck the earth at our feet.