Ministry Update :: October 2020

Gospel Partners in Kenya

While heavily missionized, many churches in Africa have very little understanding of the gospel, with most believing in some form of works based salvation. Many pastors have little to no theological training, and in many areas Christian books, even Bibles are hard to come by.

On social media we follow George,  a pastor in Kenya that somehow stumbled onto GoodSeed resources. Since then he has been in regular contact with our staff, and we have been thrilled to send him books and teaching aids along with people who travel to visit him in Africa.

A few years ago he was teaching at a pastor’s workshop and he shared about the gospel of grace. A few of the Bishops stood up to oppose his teaching of salvation by faith. George had opportunity to talk with them more, and has, over time, they have come to accept this message. Recently George held a conference and posted this:

“I usually carry just one copy of The Stranger book to give out to the person I feel led to. For this conference of 72 Bishops and Pastors I carried 5 books so these Bishops received The Stranger books and one of them gets All That The Prophets Have Spoken. May the Lord bless the seeds sown. I am able to give these materials absolutely free of charge because that’s how I receive them. Some people who have understood the Gospel are giving to get the Gospel out. Thanks to Pastor John R. Cross and the GoodSeed ministry for believing in me enough to support with these precious tools.”

Understanding God’s Plan

A few months ago George shared this with his followers:
“One of the greatest things that can ever happen to anyone is to understand God’s plan for the ages. Who among you friends watch a series from season 3 episode 5 and jumps to season 5 episode 6 and hopes to get the flow and enjoy and understand the series? Or who among you readers reads a 400 pages novel by starting from pg 80 then jumps to pages 200-300 then back to pg 20 then pg 400 and expects to make head to tail of the story?

Yet that’s what people do when they the Bible. That’s why you hear words like “the Bible is so hard to understand… its difficult to comprehend… the Bible is boring.” The Bible has a major theme that you must not miss. It has a major story that develops all the way from Genesis to Revelation. Of cause there are other side stories and teachings along the way, but you must not miss this major theme.

Nothing will make a believer more stable in their relationship with God than seeing the Bible fit together in a clear logical manner. The best thing a Bible teacher can do to their students is to take them on a journey from Creation to Christ. I don’t know of a better tool in the whole world to help anyone with that journey better than a book titled “THE Stranger on the road to Emmaus” by John R. Cross.

God has given me the honor to be able to give this book freely to those that He impresses upon my heart. Thanks to GoodSeed Ministry. Here I gave a copy to Moris and his wife Joy after baptizing them in Lake Victoria. And I am happy to know how the Lord is using the book to establish them and prepare them to be clear message bearers.”

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