Many of the regions served by The King’s Storehouse have little or no water at all, or what they do have is contaminated with bacteria, parasites and protozoa. According to the latest statistics, six thousand people die each day around the world just for lack of clean drinking water. Consequently, providing clean drinking water is one of the key components of our ministry.
Our goal here at The King’s Storehouse is to provide clean water to those who have no means to either acquire, or filter their drinking water. Some of the regions we are involved in have little or no access to water at all. Other locations have water, but it is contaminated and in need of filtering.
You can donate $45 which will provide a water filter to a needy village that will provide a lifetime of clean water for 60 people.
Audio bibles in use, a tool to help the Holy Spirit to reach the lost!
Recent advances in electronic technology have made it possible to capture the entire bible, along with pastoral teaching aids in a small, solar power, handheld player the size of a cell phone. Thanks to the efforts of Christ centered, mission minded organizations like MegaVoice, The Bible has now been recorded in over 170 different languages and is now available for those who cannot read, or who live in regions of intense Christian persecution.
Over the last two years, The King’s Storehouse has supplied these audio bibles (called Envoys) in the Swahili language to missionaries and ministers in Kenya and Tanzania. God is now opening the door for us to expand this distribution into Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Sudan. What an awesome opportunity God has provided us to spread HIS gospel to the ends of the earth.
We have found the Envoy to be extremely effective tool for sharing the gospel to peoples in very remote regions where the Gospel is not being broadcast by radio or television, or where missionaries have yet to reach. The envoy gives people the opportunity to hear the gospel in the safety of their own home or share it with the close friends and neighbors. The earphones make it possible for to listen to God’s word anytime at home or in public.
Missionaries and ministers can are finding the envoys useful for those individuals who are receptive to hearing about Jesus in the privacy of their home, or boma (Members of most small Masai villages are usually closely related to each other in some manner). Audio bibles have been found to be a useful supplement of God’s word when local reading skills are lacking, when there is no written bible in their language or when carrying a traditional bible can present itself as a danger for the individual.
Reports coming back from African missionaries and ministers confirm that God’s Holy Spirit is working powerfully through these audio versions of God’s word.
Here are a few examples in the simple words of new believers who have found out about Jesus through listening to these players: Thanks to Missionary/Evangelist Emmanuel N. Tanzania for sharing these stories with us in March 2015. In their own words, recorded from memory, that has been transcribed after translation from Masai to Swahili to English.
Ainoi Lemashanu: “I heard the teaching as a group in our boma, listening to the sermon of Jesus on the mountain, touch my heart; I decide to give my life to Christ!” Ainoi has been baptized.
Yohana Saitoti: “I was listening to audio the bible in Acts, touch my heart; I decide to give my life to Christ.” Yohana has been baptized.
Parkurito: “Through the teaching from the audio as I was listening I felt the need of Jesus Christ, I decided to surrender my life to Jesus as Lord and Savior.” Parkurito has been baptized.
Mepukori: “It was very difficult for me to be found in church, but in the home I saw audio and listen, final I confessed in my heart to think about God who loves us so much.” Mepukori has been baptized.
Nanyori: “I attended a fellowship in our neighbor and found them listening the word of God; I went and borrow so that I may listen more. Final I was blessed with the teaching of Jesus.” Nanyori has been baptized.
Namunyaki: :I had lots of challenge in life, on listening I learn that in God we have hope, I gave my life to Christ and come to church finding more hope in Jesus.” Namunyaki has been baptized.
Message from Pastor Thomas Molel: Thanks so much for the teaching audio bibles it has been a great blessings and helpful to discipleship and bible study in our community. The challenge in the Masai group is that most of them cannot speak Swahili. More than forty people have given their lives to Christ but the ones named have been baptized.
Emmanuel: We are all doing well as a Family! and ministry going on as well, I had a great ministry last week in the Tanga Region where I met with few Masai who had moved because of the pasture, I also met with few friends who are non-believers. We had a good time, I share the word of God to them and gave them bible audio to listen. I had a seminar for two days with few believers in the community. In the church, one brother who had gave his life to Christ just by listening a Bible audio was there giving his testimony that he was listening to the message just so that he may criticize Christians, but finally he was moved by the love of God and gave his life to Christ!
God’s word is being spread all around the world, and your donations to this cause will continue this mighty work that God is doing. All King’s Storehouse Administrative costs are paid for by its board members so 100% of your donation will go directly to the area of ministry you choose to support.
Should you wish to get involved with our Audio Bible Ministry, the cost for each audio bible runs about $35.00 to $60.00 depending on which model and options you request. This year alone (2015, we will be shipping the Envoy players to remote mountain regions in Honduras, Northwest Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Be a part of fulfilling “The Great Commission” and spread the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Pastor Brian and I “clinging to the cross”.
I have shared with you before the work that God is doing in the poverty stricken village of La Colonia on the Island or Roatan Honduras. The village of Colonia sprung up on the steep rugged hillsides on the West end of the island as a result of the total devastation created by hurricane Mitch in 1998. Hundreds of people lost their homes along the coast and fearful of future storms they fled to highest ground on the island to an area called Sandy Bay. The area quickly became known as La Colonia (the colony).
The hills of Colonia are so steep and rugged that tourism fueled real estate developers had never been able to build on it. In the aftermath of hurricane Mitch hundreds of families fled to this area and in desperation began building shacks, lean twos, tents and any other kind of structure imaginable to try and create a shelter for their families. In addition to being extremely steep and rugged terrain, there was no electricity, no water, no sanitation and the torrential rains of the rainy season still creates mudslides that still cause several homes a year to crash down the hillside. In the years since the hurricane, an influx of mainlanders (people from mainland Honduras) came to Roatan seeking work in the tourism industry and caused the population of Colonia to grow to almost 10,000. Today, Colonia is a place of extreme poverty and despair for those who have no place else to go. As is often the case, this type of atmosphere becomes a stronghold of darkness in which the forces of evil prevail.
Around 2003 the government began running electricity into the area but there is still no sanitation systems in place. In 2005 a Christian organization called Living Water 4 Roatan began drilling wells and installing water lines to provide the people of this area with clean water. LW4R built a 65,000 gallon water tank at the highest point of the Island overlooking all of Colonia. At present only about 1/2 of the people of Colonia have regular access to clean water. In addition to providing clean water, LW4R has built a church at the bottom of the hill in Colonia which has begun sharing the Living Water of Jesus Christ with all who have ears to hear God’s good news. Another Christian organization called Alternative Missions began building 1 or 2 homes a year in Colonia for the poorest of the poor. Another Christian organization called Clinica Esperanza provides affordable medical care to the people of Colonia and has saved countless lives in the short time it has been in operation. All of these groups have begun to reflect God’s love and light pierce the darkness that has an uncontested hold on the people of Colonia.
In June of this year, Pat and I had the pleasure of working with Brian and Katie Steele (Christ The King youth pastor) to lead a group of high school kids to Roatan. The focus of this trip was to walk as Jesus walked and to minister to the people of Colonia whom God dearly loves….the poor, the sick, the orphans, the widows and the outcasts. As Pastor Brian and I were praying over this opportunity several months prior to the trip, God revealed to us that to walk as Jesus walked means we must all pick up our cross and follow HIM.
In obedience to God’s word, this group built a life sized, historically accurate cross as used by the Romans of the 1st century. On Sunday, June 29th, this group of kids Walked as Jesus Walked and carry this cross through the village of Colonia and up the steep rugged road to the top. Along the way, they invited all they met to share in the burden of carrying the cross up the hill. At the top, next to the 65,000 water tank, this group raised this 14 foot tall cross, complete with iron bands and rings and set it in the ground. All who joined this trek up the hill also joined with us in Communion at the foot of this cross in remembrance of HIM who gave HIS all on the Cross at Cavalry. God’s people, in unity, gathered around the foot of that cross and claimed that hilltop as Holy Ground. We prayed for God’s power, love, light and protection over all who fall under the shadow of that cross. God’s light and love will flow down the hillsides of Colonia, into every darkened home and every broken heart and the forces of darkness will have to retreat into the sea before the presence and power of God’s Holy Spirit. Just as the herd of demonically filled swine in the 5th chapter of the book of Mark, the forces of evil will be pushed into the sea.
From this time forward until Jesus returns, this cross perched on the highest point of Colonia will be visible from every valley below. Tourists flying into the Roatan airport will be able to see this cross and those who make the trek up the steep path to the top will read the plan of salvation painted on the side of the huge water tank in both Spanish and English proclaiming the message of the Cross.
Now for the meat of the matter! Proclaiming God’s love and light on that mountain top will not come without resistance. Pray that God will prepare the hearts of all those who will come after and behold the cross on the mountain top. Pray that the message inscribed on the wall of the water tank will take root in the hearts of all who read it and pray that this cross will be a beacon of hope for all the people of Colonia who live under its shadow.
Come Quickly Lord Jesus!