One of the greatest things that I can think of about being a missionary is seeing national pastors embrace the gospel of the cross and lead their church to a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Pastor Peter Gichuki of the Kwa Njenga church is a precious brother and a pastor that represents Calvary Temple very well. Here are some excerpts from one of his recent updates –
Praise the Lord. I am well in the Lord together with my family.
It has been a good season here in Kwa Njenga, and even in my heart, I was strengthened much by the conference we had in Eldoret, we were taught much from the book of 2nd Timothy, “commit to faithful men who will teach others also.” It was a great time, even during our quiet times, in prayer. What stood out to me in the teachings is how Saul partially obeyed and his disobedience cost him the anointing and the presence of God. He chose to obey that which was easy but that which cost him he never obeyed, and it’s a sad example even when he gave the reason for his disobedience it was because he feared the people and obeyed their voice. And it was a great lesson and I pray that Father will help me not to hearken to what everyone is saying but to walk in obedience to the still small voice of the spirit. Pastor Forbe taught on the dangers of fear, and how to walk in victory.
Another thing that stood out to me in the teachings was when Pastor Rob spoke on the areas of traditions that oppose the Word of God and minimize the authority of the Scriptures. In the group I was in, we were with two pastors who are dealing with that in their churches and I would clearly see how the truth can be choked by traditions of men. One pastor shared how they sit in the church, women on one side and men on the other, and even on covering their heads, and how that if a woman comes to the church with an uncovered head, the women in the church handle such a woman like the unsaved. The covering of the head is believed to show salvation in that area, and it was sad to hear how that limits the work of God. I asked what if I would happen to visit the church with my wife how the women would react and was told that it would be very difficult for the ladies to receive from one whose head is not covered. We encouraged the pastor to make a stand for the truth. One who was in my group that is taking a good stand against those traditions is pastor Zadok, and he shared how even a pastor who pastors a church In that region asked Zadok why in his church they do things different, and he said it’s because they do what the Bible says.
Pastor Joseph and Grace are doing well, I see a lot of growth in him together with Grace even in the areas of them casting off fear. God has been helping us as a people to be free from fear, surely fear brings bondage, “there is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; he that feareth is not made perfect in love.” I have known this verse for a great deal of time, but I see as if it is written in gold now… this verse has been my meditation for a season.
We long to see you and the brethren without being separated by distance, but we know the Lord is coming, we shall meet in the air in that great gathering in the day of the Lord. When I think of when the trumpet shall sound – it is near. and we shall gather and sing a new song and the song of Moses the servant of God and of the Lamb, “for thou was slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation. Pastor Peter Gichuki
We agree with Pastor Peter – “Come quickly, Lord Jesus!”
Pastor Forbe Carlson