I attended an Adventist wedding in Kitale. Daniel Isaboke & Paula Kamande are members of the Flyover SDA Church in Kitale. The wedding was held at the Amazing Discoveries SDA Church, part of the compound built by Elder Elijah and his wife.Continue reading “Here Comes the Bride!”
Sabbath keepers the world over greet each other on the 7th-day by saying “Happy Sabbath.” Since Creation, God’s people on Earth have been observing the 7th-day as a day of joy and celebration!
In a village called Simatwet, in rural farmland about 20 miles outside of Kitale, I sit and study the Bible with a group of pastors and church leaders 4-5 times a week. They come from churches scattered across the Western Kenyan landscape.
We meet in a small building of temporary construction over a dirt floor on a property leased by On Call Ministries, a church lead by my friend Pastor Benjamin.
As we study and discuss God’s Word, we are surrounded by the sounds of life going on around the corrugated steel walls of the room.
I hear the sounds of bleating sheep, lowing cattle, braying donkeys, clucking chickens, all grazing and pecking the ground literally just outside the building.
Occasionally a curious chicken, lamb or calf walks into the building through the open door and then leaves after discovering absolutely nothing to eat.
Besides the domestic animals are the sounds of the huge variety of wild birds that live in this tropical equatorial rainforest. Sometimes I think they sound like some kind of electronic signaling system due to the complexity of the sequence of sounds they repeat.
I want to introduce you to Gabriel. He is a knowledgeable and deliberate church leader.
Gabriel asks a lot of challenging questions which have prompted deeper study. As a result, God has revealed some startling discoveries.
The ladies from Pastor Benjamin’s church told me that the Lord laid a burden on their hearts – they are praying for the youth of America.
I was told that copies of the Desire of Ages that I had wanted arrived from Nairobi. When I got to the tiny Adventist Book Center in town, I discovered they were Great Controversies. I got 10 of them in Swahili for $1 each. I was told that someone subsidized them or each copy would have cost $6. So some saint somewhere has given a gift that makes it possible for Kenyans to have a softcover of the Great Controversy for 100 Kenyan shillings or $1.Continue reading “Great Controversies Arrive!”