Equipping others

Equipping others

Matthew 25:34-40 then the king will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty, you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited me in; naked, and you clothed me; I was sick and you Visited me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you, or thirsty, and gave you drink? ‘And when did we see you a stranger, and invite you in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘And when did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you? “And the king will answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even the least of them, you did it to me.’..NASV

In a seminar I attended in November 2014, I came across a young girl by the name Ann. The beautiful young lady was from western part of Kenya. Raised and brought up in a children home. One day the American Sponsor who was key in raising funds for the home got involved in a fatal car accident in Kenya some kilometers to the children home.

The message was devastating to the children. They cried, mourned and were so broken down. They were so eager to see the sponsor from the State who love and had given his life for their cause. Only to hear that he had died in the accident. I don’t know how the orphanage home dealt with that calamity. It was very devastating for the children and their mothers and the care givers.

It was in that situation of pain and confusion that God called Ann who had just finished high school to start raising funds and support for the home. This short young lady is not more than five feet’s tall. I am taller than her by far. When I got chances to talk with her I could tell she had a calling from God to carry on the task of caring and being a big sister to the children. She was full of passion and enthusiasm in raising support to ensure that her young brothers and sisters live like any other child with parents.

Sometimes God uses the weak to shame the strong. Our lord is not a respecter of persons and He will use whoever and whatever He will to accomplish His purpose. The journey is not to the swift but for those the Lords delight.

You can imagine a child raising money to take care of her fellow children at the home. Ann came up with innovation and taught her fellow children at the home to make African crafts, knitting, making clothes and gardening. God gave her favour that people gave her audience to hear the story of her walk with God in Kenya and in the nations of the world including Australia. God uses the weak and lowly and all who say yes to Him to accomplish his purpose. I loved hanging out with her and listening to her walk with God.

I am so humble that for us in the KCK, God has given us a team of very loving and dedicated friends from Mars Hill Church, East Ministers Presbyterian Church, Mcland Presbyterian Church, Calhoun United Methodist Church and many other churches in the States and friends who have been supporting and sponsoring hundreds of orphaned and poor children in Kenya. A task and responsibility they have carried for many years now.

Having lived in the states for five years I can tell that those who sponsor children, they do not do it because they have a lot of money but because they have a heart for God and a calling to a difference in the life of an orphaned child. That is a noble calling.

They struggle to live and support their families as people do in Kenya. In my judgment what these sponsors have is the heart and calling from God to make a difference in the lives of poor orphaned children and with their tight budgets they deliberately choose to save $1 dollar Per day to sponsor a child with food, clothes, medication, chose, education and other basic needs of life.

They choose to be on the offensive in doing something small to change a life. They refuse to be on defensive of feeling, that there are so many orphans and poor children in the world and there is nothing they can do about it. These people deliberately decided to do something.

I can say with confidence that the $30 they sponsor a child with every month has been able to subsidize the supply food, clothes, health care, and education for poor to those kids. These children are now radiating hope, excitement, optimism and a bright future. If it were not for those sponsors, some kids would be dead, others would be in the street, others out of school and others no food to eat and sickly.

Like Moses those friends and sponsors step out to do something. But God has magnified it to save lives. Moses stepped out to lead Israelites out of captivity in Egypt. What if Moses did not hearken to God’s call and did not do it? What of if David did not step out to fight Goliath? If they did not obey God’s calling that part of history would not be there.

We serve God so that His name is glorified and not for any self-promotion and recognition. Those serving in the KCK ministry do it as a calling from God. The Lord has given us an opportunity to serve Him by serving others who cannot give anything in return.

The Lord has shown us where there is a gap and a vacuum and he wanted us to it. We do it knowing very well that what we do is bigger than us. We also know it will live longer and beyond us.

My mission in this world and in life is to the poor the lost, the needy, and least of these. Mine is to be there and available for them, to share with them the word and the love of Christ.

Myles Monroe said “cemeteries are the richest places on earth, that is so because in those graves are buried talents of people who did not discover their purpose and destiny in life. People with talents of music, business, preaching, and leadership and because of fear they died having not exploited their full potential and fulfilled their purpose in life”.

It is my dairy prayer that I will not go to the grave with a talent, a gift and service that the Lord had given to accomplish my mission for Him in this world. I would want to go there empty, having emptied my life in serving God and his people.

What we do in KCK ministry is laying foundation for the future generation. We would want the coming generation to know God as their savior out of what we do for them and at the same time live a better life than we have lived. The Lord will lease His blessings to us when He realizes that we are willing to share with others.

“You become powerful by empowering others“, Dr. John Maxwell. The famous Nelson Madera once said “To retain power you give it away fast”

I feel so fulfilled when the poor kids want me to hang out with them. When driving and children stops me and shout my name and give me a broad genuine smile that make my day for it inspires and encourages me.

The Lord is calling each one of us to give our time, emotions, attention, smile, resources, money, our presence, you name it. Blessed are the hands that give and lift the lowly up.

My leadership role in KCK ministry is as a result of Mars Hill Church in Georgia giving into my life. Realizing the calling and the ministry God had put into my life, the Church sponsored me into Erskine Theological Seminary in South Carolina. They saw and realized the potential in me, the dream and the vision the Lord had put in my heart. They were so daring to invest their love, trust, and finances even without knowing my full origin.

I do what I do today because they invested in me. They went above and beyond average, took a risk of believing and trusting a foreigner and a stranger in their land. My line and theirs crossed because God who is in all knowing had predestined the Church to pioneer a ministry to rescue hundreds of children in Kenya and in Africa.

I am greatly indebted to the Mars Hill Church and to all my friends and people God has put on my journey in life. All who have helped me and are sponsoring hundreds of children under our care I am so grateful.

Humphrey Muthengi.