Monday, November 14, 2011
Acts The Sequel: KWO
There are times I wish I could have been in the crowd that day, felt the rush of the Spirit, heard Peter speak of a risen Lord, seen the people's hearts melt, and watch the water ripple with thousands of immersions. For that matter, I wish I could be a fly on all the pages of Acts - to feel and experience the unmistakable work of the Spirit. I have thought before, "If only the Spirit did such amazing feats today!" But he does... oh he does!
While preaching at GCR, I stepped into the pages of 21st Century Acts. During my first year, John Defore- a GCR member told me the story of the Spirit uniting a West Texas megachurch and the scattered rural churches of Kenya in an unlikely and powerful marriage that would change the shape of a country and the faith of thousands. The story follows OT genealogical phrasing: World Bible School beget Kenyan Christians, Kenyan Christians beget churches, churches beget orphanages, and orphanages beget KWO (Kenya Widows and Orphans). Check out the story HERE. It will blow your mind!!
Although things didn't end at GCR as I would have desired (due to my fault), there were many joys and great experiences in my 2.5 years there... I met some dear people. It was a great place to worship and preach. I found a second family in the staff. I learned hard and humbling lessons that are making me a better man and follower of Christ. But at the top of the list is the miracle happening in the sugar cane fields and green hills of Kenya and in the hearts of GCR members.
"Thank you, Lord, for letting me see your Spirit in action!"