International Missions Pastor Stanley Bungoma, Kenya
by Pastor Dan White
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OUR INTERNATIONAL MISSION PARTNERSHIP
WITH PASTOR STANLEY MUKHWANA
Dear Pastor Dan, The church building is almost completed. We still need some little materials to complete it. We still need some money to buy for doors windows and flooring. We thank God for you, brother Dan, your church, Rev. Mark Taylor in Augusta, GA,, Rev. Jay Parkman in Rochester, NY, and all who have contributed towards my ministries here in Bungoma. The Lord who provided the bicycle, and the iron sheets for the siding and the roof will do the remaining part to finish our church building. I have taken the picture of my church now, and I sent it to you. May the Lord bless you so much Pastor Stanley.
A generous, anonymous donation was sent to North Columbia Church designated for international missions. We have wired that to Pastor Stanley. Here is his thank you note that I received.
Dear Brother Dan, I am very happy to get more great news in my life this evening. Really, the Lord is doing wonders and miracles in my life. I don't know what to say but that the Lord who sees in secret will bless you all openly. May the Lord bless you and that brother or sister so much who sent the gift for our work for the Lord. God’s blessings to all of you. Pastor Stanley
With this anonymous mission gift, Pastor Stanley should be able to put the finishing touches on their new church building. I know you share with them in their excitement and gratitude that now they have a place of their own to worship instead of moving worship services around in homes. It would have been difficult to construct their church without the generous Christian people in Rochester, NY, Pastor Mark Taylor, and you who have given through the international ministry of North Columbia Church. God bless all of you who give especially in these difficult economic times and who pray for this dear Pastor and his people and orphans in Kenya. We are having it hard economically in our country. The Kenyans have it even harder to the point of starving for something to eat.
The Rift Valley in Kenya with a population of 7 million people has not had meaningful rainfall since 2007. In these areas, there is no grass, and without grass, there are no animals. There are no reserves of food or water in the drought affected regions. Bungoma is about 100 miles west of the Rift Valley region. Massive Christian relief efforts from the USA are pouring into this area. Two Maasi pastors said, “We give thanks to the Lord and to the people who gave the food for us in our time of need. They have saved our lives.”
Who is Pastor Stanley Mukhwana?
Pastor Stanley is the fifth Son of Francis Mukhwana and Mary Nasimiyu. Both parents are living. They had 14 children, 9 of which are still living. He married Celestine in 2005, and they have one son, Ezra Abishai, born in 2006. No one from his family acquired a decent education. His parents did not know God, and all of their children were brought up in abject poverty. His father was given to excessive drunkenness, a habit he has been infamous for until now.
Pastor Stanley sat for his Kenya Certificate for Primary Education exam in 2002 and passed but could not proceed due to financial constraints.
The Lord called him to preach when he was 14 years old shortly after giving his life to Christ in 1995. Right away, he got involved with church work at a local church where he regularly attended. God spoke to him many times about what seemed clear that the Lord was calling him into ministry. He did not resist the voice of God but obeyed and followed Him. In 1999, he got baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost. He served as a Sunday School teacher for Pastor Stanley, children and youths. In 2001, his pastor gave him the responsibility of teaching in the church. In 2002, Pastor Stanley got involved in his church mission evangelistic team as an evangelist. They visited various places in Kenya where he would preach in meetings. In 2005, he was made a pastor of a young church in a remote area. God used him there to make that church grow . He also was able to mobilize the congregation to purchase land on which that church is now built.
In the last five years, he has conducted seminars and open air meetings . God has been using him especially in preaching the message “Setting the Captives Free.” In his ministry around Kenya, he has witnessed instances where sick people have been healed by the power of God . People have come to Christ in such meetings. His work with other pastors has led to several more churches being planted.
Pastor Stanley and his wife also run a school where most of the children are orphans and vulnerable. The school started with 19 children and now the number has grown to 104. His Orphanage School does not get any support from the Government or any organizations. They receive only a very little contribution from well wishers.
In November last year, God directed him to start a church at one of the busiest agribusiness centers in Kenya called Chwele. They started as a house fellowship. The number of attendees is growing by the day. God has given him favor in that place. They will soon move into their new church building. His church is affiliated with Neno Evangelism Church. Neno is a Kiswahili word meaning "Word". Many of the local churches under this ministry are autonomous but administratively accountable to regional leaders.
Note from Pastor White: It is quite amazing how God has brought us together in partnership with this gifted and dedicated man of God, Pastor Stanley Mukhwana. With prayers and funds from us, his work will now move into overdrive. Orphans have food. More churches will be established. More people will be miraculously healed. And most of all, the gospel goes forth with Christ saving the lost. There is a great spiritual hunger for Jesus in Kenya and other third world countries - a hunger not seen in the United States. The kingdom of God will go triumphantly forward if not in the USA, then somewhere. The gates of hell cannot stand the assault of God’s love through powerful men of God like Pastor Stanley.
Our little efforts of support might not change the world, but through God’s power, grace, and prayer, we can make help Pastor Stanley change his part of this world for Jesus.
Please uphold this dear, humble man, his family, the orphans, his church, and his ministry in your prayers. And if the Holy Spirit should lead you to give funds, North Columbia Church will be happy to be a conduit to wire your international mission gifts to this magnificent work in Bungoma, Kenya.
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