Bryce Home Kenya
Each Bryce Home, comprising of widows and orphans who through the grace of God had been receiving monthly regular support, were highly expectant to receive their visitors. As the Lord enabled the team, Roger was accompanied for the Kenya trip by Kevin and Brent. This God chosen team properly used the time throughout the days of their visit to minister specially to the souls as the Almighty God enabled them. Among the targets groups of people who were ministered to included widows, pastors and church leaders, orphans and other vulnerable persons.DAY ONE
Meeting Bryce Home Widows and Distribution of Support.
Over fifty-eight widows and Bryce Homes gathered to receive the visitors and partake of the teachings in a conference hall. Roger led the team with a word of encouragement from the book of Isaiah 55:8 – 12. This brief sermon exposed broadly the mission of the Bryce Home program. It came clear to all in attendance that Bryce Home program was a mission of God Himself and that it is God Who continues to provide support for the needy in the society. Both spiritual and physical foods were realized to be on high demand for every Bryce home.
By describing this program as the way of the Lord and not man, it was emphasized that our primary objective should be to lead people to the love of Jesus Christ hence each person should pray and plan how they can also help others.
It was a touching message to learn from Roger that by simply sharing the testimony of what the Lord is doing in Kenya, many people readers / donors have always been touched to stand with this program to continue
Brent was greatly used by God to minister to the widows on the need to live a Godly life as manifested by many women characters in the Bible. The fact that each one of us has a calling to do the good work of the Lord was greatly emphasized. Using Ann as a woman who lived a life characterized by prayer and with great faith, all the widows were encouraged to bring completion to their families.
The following widows gave testimonies:
– she gave a touching testimony before the gathering and this touched many
including Roger who wept. Leah had struggled with life the moment she became
a widow until she got an accident at one point. It then became her daily
routine to wake up and pray daily at 3.00 a.m. during such prayers Leah
persistently asked God to help her as He helps birds of the air to feed on a
balanced diet. It then happed as a miracle to her the moment she received
her first Bryce home support; this made her cry in a prayer from 11.00 a.m.
to 6.00 p.m. in thanks giving for the miracle. She now believes that when
one worships God in Truth and in Spirit then God provides for every need.
Leah’s great prayer now is for God to continue blessing the servant of God
facilitating Bryce home program.
2. Jane (a mother to a young boy who was named after Roger)She took her time and explained how she miraculously came to meet Roger when her young son (now Roger) held up Roger’s hand when he visited them. She expressed her sincere gratitude to the Bryce Home Board in USA and Canada as well as all those who have been ensuring they get monthly support.
She expressed how her son Roger has since developed up with the memory of God-sent visitors to their home. She said that her prayer is to see them become self-sustainable and also help people in future since it is more blessing to give than to receive.
4. Elizabeth – She is a very old widow and her testimony which revolved around how desperate she lived in starvation and hardship having been abandoned by relatives and members of her former place of worship (Catholic) surprised the gathering. She says that her introduction into the Bryce home program became a turning point to her both physically and spiritually. She has gained weight and has become a bread winner to her grand-children. She currently enjoys worship and service to the Lord in a Godly fellowship of brethren.
As it was a practice of the New Church, fellowship and dining together of brethren was given time and the entire gathering of widows, some servants of God, Bryce Home-Kenya Board and the visitors had an ample time to take some meal together: During this session, a lot of sharing went on as the widows fellowshipped with each other as they partook the meal. To many, this was their first time to be in such kind of fellowship. They admired it and felt like they should have such gathering at least once a year.
Distribution of February Support: At the end of the fellowship and widows’ conference, all were led outdoors where each was to receive her support of the month. Very jovial faces and energetic movements came into play as all got elated to receive their share of support. Due to much appreciation and hearts full of thanks giving, almost every widow uttered words of appreciation as they posed for a joint photo with their support.
The team also made a visit to a proposed site for the future establishment of the discipleship center.
The topic of discussion revolved around “THE PERSON GOD USES” (1 Timothy: 1-13) and “HOW TO TEACH THE WORD APPROPRIATELY”.
The conference which had two sessions, one in the morning and another in the afternoon was facilitated by Brent.
By the end of the first session, all the pastors and church leaders had learnt the following;
i. 1. That God uses a broken vessel
ii. 2. God uses an available vessel
iii. 3. God uses a chosen vessel
That servants of God are called;
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focused on teaching the word of God respectfully by:
Their main desire as they proceed with their education at the university is to complete their education and become a blessing to other needy children of God in the society.
The Joint Board Meeting;
Prospects of Board members regarding the
Discipleship Centre were very positive and the idea was highly welcome. It
was recommended that the Discipleship Centre would help in the following
GOD BLESS BRYCE HOMES, SHALOM!
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