That’s what happened on the BroomTree September Trip. Kenyan father churches sent teams to Kenyan mother churches and trained them to Tell the Bible in 10 Stories. Audio Bibles called Proclaimers were provided in their language. Watering systems were set up in three mission fields in Loitoktok (at the base of Kilimanjaro), Mt Elgon (on Uganda border), and Pokot (in northern Rift Valley where the elephants run). Now that it’s in place, father and mother church teams go together and plant the seed of the Gospel in the fields. The planting is patterned after Luke 10 when Jesus sent out seventy disciples to ‘seek the man of peace’ (for watering).
We already see fruit through responses from our faithful servants in Kenya:
· "Thank you for your visit and marvelous Telling the Bible in 10 Stories – we learned a lot, in fact I’m still receiving calls from Mt Elgon – they’re putting it in to practice"
· "Thank the team from Nandi Hills Kenyan church for proving we can work together as one in Jesus name"
· "The teachings were good, especially the 10 Stories – the people were receptive"
· "We are busy now in Pokot running here and there doing evangelism and visitation"
· "I was glad to be doing God’s will – I saw the physical and spiritual obstacles as there to toughen our faith"
· "The church is growing well and increasing in number - we have established three churches and will visit two more next Sunday"
· "Pray for all denominations in Kenya to see through God’s eye - many have lost both vision and mission which causes the Great Commission to be stuck and communities to suffer"
· "Thank God for the support you have given our partnership in Mt Elgon and other regions – they all will not be the same"
· "May God empower and enlarge the boundaries of Kenyan churches and BroomTree to Africa and beyond"
· "Greet the brethren, the BroomTree organization, and may God bless you all!"
Now that watering is in place and planting has begun, why do we believe that ‘much fruit will remain’? Because it’s God who causes the growth!
Thanks be to God . . . and thank you for participating with us in Kenya and Beyond.
Your fellow servant,
Jim Spoonts, BroomTree International