I posted the other day about Pastor Stephen McKay and put up a page to give you an idea of what he does and who he is. I would like to take the time today to tell you a little something about one of the things that he is raising money for. It is not for his own ministry, he has support for that, it is to help others in their ministry. He is doing that with bicycles.
Why bicycles? Pastor McKay explained it this way, last year when was in Tanzania he discovered that the local Pastors were having to walk 20 miles and more at times to spread the gospel. Either that or if they were blessed with a bicycle, travel that way. He decided that it would be his mission in part to provide them bicycles in order to spread the gospel easier and to be able to be a blessing to these Pastors. God has worked wonderfully. Pastor McKay was back in Tanzania a couple of weeks ago and reported this:
“We arrived at Assedi’s apartment where we will be staying, and fellowshipped for a while.We then headed to downtown mwanza to exchange money into Tanzanian shillings for the week stay we will be here, and also to purchase bicycles for the pastors here.
A few months before I left I began raising money to purchase bicycles for evangelists who travel and preach the Gospel. I was able to raise $1500 and with that we were able to purchase 17 bicycles in total for them. The brothers here told me that buying a pastor or an evangelist a bicycle is the equivalent of purchasing him a Cadillac. They value them greater than we can imagine, and use them to spread the Gospel far and wide. We walked into a small bike shop and negotiated with the owner on the price. She finally came to a final price of $81.00 each. Here’s a picture of a few partly assembled.
Because we ordered 17 of them, they will have to assemble them over the next day or so and then we will have them delivered on the last day of the conference. It’s going to be a great day!“
Would you be interested in contributing to the spreading of the gospel through raising money for bicycles? If you would please contact Vessel Of Honor Ministries here: VOHM
This is a contact page and Pastor McKay will get back to you when he can, but I can assure you that it is a worthy ministry and you will be helping to spread the gospel in a part of the world that greatly needs it. God bless you!
|I am so thankful for the many hearts that are coming to Christ in the villages of India. Thank you all for praying and standing with us to strengthen the men and women’s hands that daily reach out to lives, by travelling rough roads and daily looking for hearts to share Christ’s love with those who have not heard.Below is a daily report from Govinda Reddy and Isaiah, sharing some of their daily journey for Christ. Several of these days we were walking beside them to plant churches, and lead people to Christ!! These are some of the 59 villages we gave new churches in Feb-March this year…That we would all have an urgency and share Christ with someone every day…
Thank you all each for praying…literally, God moves only when we pray…
With love, thanks and prayers,
Kerry and Melody
PO Box 140402, Broken Arrow, Ok 74014
Our Lord said, I am the Truth, and again He said, The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Truth therefore is not hard to find for the very reason that it is seeking us. Truth is not a thing for which we must search, but a Person to whom we must hearken. This is taught or taken for granted in the record of Gods dealings with men throughout the Sacred Scriptures. After the sin in Eden it was not Adam who cried O God, where art Thou? but God who cried Where art thou? as He sought for Adam among the trees of the Garden. Abraham heard God speak and responded, but it was God who was the aggressor. God appeared unto Jacob before Jacob came to appear before God. And in the burning bush God revealed Himself to Moses. Again and again did God take the initiative. He sought for Gideon and found him on the threshing floor of Ophrah. He showed Himself to Isaiah when there is no evidence that Isaiah was seeking Him. Before Jeremiah was born God laid His hand upon him, and He opened heaven to let the discouraged priest Ezekiel see a vision and hear a voice. Amos said he was not a prophet neither a prophets son, but the Lord took him as he followed the flock. Again God was the aggressor. In the New Testament things are not otherwise. True, multitudes came to Christ for physical help, but only rarely did one seek Him out to learn the truth; and even that rare one usually turned away when the truth was told him. The whole picture in the Gospels is one of a seeking Savior, not one of seeking men. The truth was hunting for those who would receive it, and relatively few did. Many are called, but few are chosen.
Well of Blessing and Fleece of Faith
by Kerry Mauldin
This morning 630AM we went to Gedemetla church dedicated in 2009 in rock quarry area. The church is running regular about 200 now and many children are fed daily and study after school… There is excitement and vision to expand! This was a joy since Roundup Cowboy Church in Antlers Ok helped build it even in the Cowboy churches first year of existence! I was so glad Jonathon and Tammy could see their investment!!
The churches are coming up well and next 12 days are packed with dedications and inspecting new sites…
Yesterday we went to three villages and saw God at work in all 3.
Kollur Village, we set on the porch of a tiny home with many people gathered around to hear the Gospel. This house belong to a hardworking couple who have simple jobs in the field at age 50. The man is solid grey and he and wife have had 15 days of agony and searching for answers from God… as their gods haven’t answered!!
15 days ago their only child, a daughter 28, left the nearby place on bus to town with bag of red chilis. She is “very pretty” and had many nice gold ornaments from her marriage. People said the bus stopped and she was taken off and put in an auto… probably for her gold. It has been 15 days.
Village people have no bank accounts, so wear their life savings around the neck in a gold necklace. With price of gold… Lord help Maheswari!! Help her parents!!
Her Mom said clearly, “if this God brings my daughter, I will pull all the gods and serve Him.” She took the challenge to ask God to speak to her…
In Kollur, 2 take baptism and it was a joy to watch so many many kids run the mile plus distance to the baptism site out in the field under the big trees. They get so excited and bubble over with joy! It is such a privilege to be around them, even though I’m still on crutches and running as fast as I can…but getting better!!
Chada Village–”SHELTER“ is the name the church has given for the town and church! The town has no meaning in its name. When I asked, they said, “We want it to mean Shelter.” 70-80 adult members have constructed a nice church right on main road. It is the only church in town of 1000 families and has 2 mosques and 3 hindu temples! The 35 Christian families are working hard on the church but had little vision beyond!! We shared and encouraged them for almost 2 hours. It was so needed and good… Directly across the road are the hindu standing stones where they cut chickens to Ellamma, the rock goddess who brings “good luck”.
These villages have so much demonic as sacrifices are brought regularly to the demons who have such a lock and curse on so many lives…
This church can truly be a shelter with the loves of Jesus from the demonic in this village.
We went to a wealthy family in town to share. They have 20 acres and the father 40′s was sick and very open to the Gospel!!
The last village blessed me by the zeal and excitement of 8 teen boys who hungered to share Christ.
When we came to Mogalipaka Village several months ago, the “red bush village” only had a small bamboo thatch church. The pastor has a zeal and such bright alive eyes–you can see his heart. These many teen boys have caught the contagious life from pastor.
They built a prayer shed that looked great, with concrete block walls and good roof!
We share salvation bracelets and those boys were all over that way of sharing Christ. Not only did they hear and catch on, they pleaded for bracelets to use to share and withinhalf an hour, they were spread out sharing Christ in the village. As we went to small houses, we could see them.
One of young men, his father 40 had a stroke so we went to pray. The young man came to Christ 6 months ago, but today as he help the salvation bracelet and Gods hope, He got to pray with his bedridden father and sister (17 and pretty and sharp girl who then asked for a Bible!!
It is awesome joy to see zeal in the teens and give them 5 Salvation bracelets each to share Christ!!
5 Braclet Day
Long day with 5 villages and many miles, but gave 2 Prayer sheds and many accepted Christ after hearing how to have eternal life!!
Thanks so much for praying!! You standing with us so much encourages and strengthens!!
Kerry, Melody, Jonathon and Tammy
Eyes and ears opened!!