Impact Blog

Our second week here in Nakuru has been very full and very exciting. Here are a few highlights. (Next week, when I return to Canada, we will be able to upload a number of videos from the team; unfortunately, Nakuru does not have the band width to allow this.)  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Kenya Journey- Week 2

Today, while the ladies attended the women’s conference, Mike took four of the men out for what he calls “guerrilla evangelism”. They went to a poor area of the city and parked the truck in the middle of a large empty field. After about 15 minutes of music being piped out from Mike’s ministry truck, a large crowd gathered. Each of the men shared; some preached and some gave their testimony. At one point while Vinnie (from Australia) was giving his powerful testimony, people began to weep and some even fell to their knees. Vinnie joined them there and prayed for them. Mike then gave an invitation to receive Jesus and then asked people to come over to have their names recorded so that they could be followed up. 447 people gave their names. The whole time in field was only about 45 minutes. Wherever we turn in Kenya, we are almost overwhelmed with the readiness of men, women and children to receive Christ.  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Kenya Journey- Day Five

The team made a bit of history. For the first time ever, a medical clinic was held in Bondeni, the poorest area in Nakuru. It is a Muslim neighborhood, where the people live in terrible squalor. We were told to keep our backpacks on at all times––and not on our backs, but on our fronts so that no one could reach in without our knowing. These were the sickest people that we have encountered yet in Africa. The area was crowded, with the clinic spread out on either side of an open sewer. Yet, the people waited patiently and there was greater and greater peace as time went by. We were visited by local dignitaries, who came to make sure that we were alright. We were just fine. Then the president of Kenya television arrived all the way from Nairobi (about 3 hours away). Mike and I were interviewed by a newspaper, and two different television networks. I was asked by one reporter what was the greatest need in order to improve the health of the people. I answered that what they need is access to safe drinking water; with this, sickness, skin disease, infections etc. would immediately drop dramatically.  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Kenya Journey- Day Four

Yesterday, the team conducted our first medical clinic of this Journey. It was held in Metro Church (Mike’s church), but most of the people who came were from the neighborhood. Our medical people who had been to Nakuru last year, were struck by how much sicker the people were this time. Besides the 40 people who had teeth pulled by the dentist, about 225 people were treated, but that isn’t a very good reflection of the amount of medical care that happened. At 4 pm when the clinic was supposed to be closed, there were still over 55 people waiting to receive their medicine from the pharmacy. The pharmacy team worked until 6:30 filling and dispensing medicine. This was because of just how sick the people were with infections, malaria, dysentery, fevers and more.  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Kenya Journey- Day Three

After a morning of teaching and sorting meds, the team went out into the city. We were greeted by the local government officials. Following this, we went to the memorial park in the center of Nakuru where we were interviewed by television, radio and newspaper reporters. Christina and I had the opportunity to pray for the nation over the airwaves; the events of the past four days in Nairobi have been very traumatic for all Kenyans. As the interviews continued, people in the park began to gather around. Following the interview, Mike and I took the opportunity to preach the Gospel and lead these folks in a prayer to receive Christ. Mike then invited them to head over to a car about 50 meters away, where they could give their names and contact information. Later, back at the hotel, Mike showed me the list of those who gave their names and asked for follow-up. There were 51 names! This was after I preached for no more than 2-3 minutes and Mike prayed for about a minute. Truly, the fields are white unto harvest.  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Kenya Journey- Day Two

Dana, a self-proclaimed “chicken” who had never done anything like this before, hit the streets of Kamloops last weekend along with her friends Karen Hayes and Karen Hughes as part of the Impact Weekend that a group of churches was hosting there.   Read More

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Checkout the Latest: God Moves in Kamloops, BC

Elsewhere––in blogs, articles and my book––I have written generally about healing the sick in Jesus’ name, providing some principles and a simply prayer model. However, over the past couple of months I have been asked several times about praying for some specific conditions. Over the next while, I will address some of these.  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Praying for the Blind