Planting, Watering, And Watching God Give The Increase...

I greet you all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s my hope that everyone is doing well in the Lord’s work. Please, I would like share with you in this short time what God is doing in East Africa. This is the second part of the “good will trip” in Kenya. Every faithful Christian has the privilege to serve Him. There are many ways that you can serve Him and still be counted as serving. All who are faithful are privileged to plant seeds or to water in His vineyard. 

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one; and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

As many people take a quick view of serving, they think the one who is in the field is the only one serving and forget those who are praying, funding, or helping in any other way. All are the same in serving as Paul said! Then whatever you have done in the Lord’s vineyard, whether you prayed or whether you funded you are counted the same. I was examining these things when I was in Eldoret, Kenya in evangelism after we met with many Andrew Connally School of Preaching graduates who are working hard in the Lord’s vineyard. In that moment, I remembered specifically those who sent money for all two years for them to make it possible to graduate, which has resulted in many churches being established. This is exactly what Paul is talking about. By just working in one area you will not be able to see what God Has done. Many preachers and evangelists have graduated from the Andrew Connally School of Preaching and are busy looking for lost souls. I was able to meet Kennedy Munubi, Juma Omai Juma, Fredrick Bwile, Kennedy Ngetch, Pius Bwile, and two current students, Pius Ngetchand Ibrahimu Tanui. These were only on the Eldoret side. But on the Kisumu side, where the ACSOP has more students, we met Elias Omolo, Richard Randiek, Charles Ogutu, David Wasonga, Vincent Wahungu (the first Kiswahili stream student from Kenyan), Bernard Kagaga, Veroon Kagaga, and Rechard Aroko. Also I was able to contact by phone Julius Manyuru, Barackand Geofrey Ondieki. We were able to work with most of them, and for all these two weeks 14 souls were baptized. The reason to meet with them is to encourage them to see if the ACSOP trained graduates are in the field serving the Lord, recruiting new students, and making good relationships between churches in East Africa and ACSOP. 

Again, this all would not be done without your efforts, also ACSOP faculty, and the best missionary team we have. God is blessing the church abundantly on this side because of your efforts. Please continue to pray for us as we serve Him together.

In His service,

Ahimidiwe Kimaro
Assistant Director, Andrew Connally School of Preaching
A Bear Valley Bible Institute International extension school
Arusha, Tanzania

Posted on August 16, 2015 .