“BUT SUCH AS I HAVE, GIVE I THEE” (Acts 3:6)
I remember when I first went to Kenya almost 30 years ago meeting a wonderful retired African-American woman of God in her late 60’s named Mary Smith, who had answered the call to leave New Jersey and move to Nairobi to minister.
She hadn’t been to Bible School; didn’t hold papers with any organization; no church would send her out – they thought she was too old; she didn’t have any support except her small social security check; she had no contacts or open doors in Kenya – but she had a call and anointing from God and was obedient to answer it.
She got there and rented a small modest apartment in a suburb called Buru Buru and bought a raggedy little old car to drive. There is a big park in downtown Nairobi where people come on their lunch hour, and she started going there to Uhuru Park everyday to preach and pray for people.
Soon people began to be saved, healed, delivered, and filled with the Holy Spirit daily. The word about her spread and people found out where she lived. Every morning around 6AM lines of desperate and hungry people would begin to form outside her apartment, waiting for her to open her door for ministry.
She showed me ledgers with thousands of names of people who had received ministry and signed them – from the poorest of the poor to businessmen and ambassadors. The news of her ministry spread throughout the country and pastors and evangelists began inviting her to their churches and crusades – especially to pray for the Holy Spirit to fill the people.
She preached regularly in schools, and many students were saved and filled. Kenya women’s magazines did feature articles on her putting her photo on the cover – one simple retired woman from Jersey who loved God and carried an anointing to touch a nation, and dared to be bold and courageous to move on her vision with passion and faith.
STOP MAKING EXCUSES!
WHAT’S IN YOUR SPIRIT?
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GIVE?
IT MIGHT BE ENOUGH TO BLESS AN ENTIRE NATION!!!
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