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Pastor Training and Church-Plant Plans in Kenya

Posted September 5, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

n.ogallo_profileIn this update, Pastor Naphtally shares about a pastor-training conference their church hosted, as well as plans to plant a new church: African Pastors Conference It was yet another great privilege for Grace Baptist Church—Eldoret to host the 2017 first Kenyan run of African Pastors Conferences (APCs) on 27th and 28th June. Over f... Keep Reading

Spreading Truth in Kisumu, Kenya

Posted May 17, 2017  by: Sam Oluoch |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileHelping Another Church Reform"In early April, we held our annual Nyamarambe conference in Kisii county, in which Pastor Sam Odeny (our church planter in Oyugis) and I ministered. Over 40 delegates attended and appreciated our ministry. By way of reminder, Pastor Andrew of ‘Christian Fellowship Baptist Church’ in Nyamarambe wa... Keep Reading

Preparing More Kenyan Pastors

Posted May 1, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

n.ogallo_profileBrother Naphtally Ogallo is one of the leaders we partner with in Kenya, and he pastors Grace Baptist Church in the university city of Eldoret. He shares about two men who are preparing for pastoral leadership in their fellowship of churches: “In October 2016, the Lord of the harvest was pleased to add to our church’s number... Keep Reading

Update from Oyugis, Kenya

Posted April 14, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

profile_sam_odBrother Sam Odeny pastors Grace Baptist Church in Oyugis, Kenya. Here are some segments from a recent update, including a unique opportunity to preach the gospel: "We continue to do well in our church services and outreach activities. We have around 25 adults attending our church. They don’t all manage to attend every Sunday service, a... Keep Reading

Timothy's Testimony

Posted April 13, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

n.ogallo_profileHave you ever heard that ‘Christianity is a mile wide but only an inch deep in Africa’? Those who make such statements need to define their terms carefully. Is biblical Christianity, churches that the Apostle Paul or Peter would recognize, really so vast in Africa? Much of what is considered mainstream Christianity in Africa i... Keep Reading

n.ogallo_profileNaphtally Ogallo, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Eldoret, Kenya, shares some exciting news in his recent report: Celebrating One Year On-SiteIt was no small delight to join in celebration worship on February 5th, marking one year since the church moved to its new site. Pastor Michael Maura of Bethesda Baptist Church, Nairobi was the v... Keep Reading

South Sudanese Student Joins Theological School

Posted March 12, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileSam Oluoch is pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya.  Here are some highlights from his recent report: Fruit of Helida’s EvangelismDuring our December annual conference, our sister Helida (Pastor Naphtally’s wife) would sit under a tree and purposely target young people to challenge them with the gospel. Out of... Keep Reading

From Nursing Wounds to Nursing Souls

Posted October 17, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Helida & NaphtallyTypically, you hear reports from our missionaries on this blog.  In this post, I thought you might appreciate a glimpse into the life of an African missionary wife.  Helida Ogallo is the wife of Naphtally Ogallo, missionary pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Eldoret, Kenya. "My name is Helida Ogallo. The Lord saved me in 1... Keep Reading

Kenya: Paul Onyango's Church Faces Resistance

Posted October 10, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

p.onyango_profilePastor Paul Onyango relocated this year into an affluent area of Kisumu where Grace Baptist is planting another church. It is no surprise that the enemy would resist as the church strengthens.  Here are some segments from recent reports to stir you to pray: A PERSECUTED WIFEOne lady named ‘Nancy’ became a Christian abo... Keep Reading

Kenya: New Members and Missionary Fellowship

Posted October 5, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Sam Oluoch is pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya. Here are some segments from his recent report: GBC new membersNEW MEMBERSIn August, four people were brought into church membership: Joshua, Lynda, Amos and Magomere. Joshua and Magomere went through water baptism the same day, since they were led to faith in Christ through GBC’s minist... Keep Reading

News from Kisumu, Kenya

Posted July 5, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Here are some news segments from Pastor Sam Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church Kisumu, Kenya. Sovereign Grace Teaching SpreadsSam preachingIn mid-April, we had to honour a ‘Macedonian call’ to help revive a Bible school in a place called ‘Kamagambo.’ Pastor Andrew Onserio, who has been attending our annual conference since 2013, has b... Keep Reading

Paul Onyango's Move Strengthens Ministry

Posted June 30, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

After my visit to Kenya, HeartCry answered the request of Pastor Sam Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church Kisumu to help their missionary pastor, Paul Onyango, relocate his family into the upper-class community where they are planting a church.  In this update, Pastor Paul reports on his move: "Milimani church plant has been meeting in a primary school, though this meeting place has not been the most conducive for our purposes. The Lord, whose hand is not short, brought HeartCry Missionary Soci... Keep Reading

Update on New Church Plant in Kenya

Posted May 11, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

p.onyango_profilePaul Onyango is the missionary pastor of Milimani church-plant in the wealthier area of Kisumu, Kenya, where Sam Oluoch pastors Grace Baptist Church.  Paul is a gifted and dedicated evangelist.  In this report, he shares about the struggles in planting a church. "Dear Friends,We greet you in the name of Him who died that we m... Keep Reading

Naphtally's Church Moves to New Site

Posted April 8, 2016  by: Naphtally Ogallo |0 Comments

n.ogallo_profileDear Friends,After the events of the Lord’s Day January 31st, we believe it is fitting to write and send out this prayer letter to you. So what is special about January 31st? It was the first worship service held on our new church site! Ever since the church set the target of end of January for the move, it was all systems go as me... Keep Reading

Encouraging Report from Kisumu, Kenya

Posted April 6, 2016  by: Sam Oluoch |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileHere is the latest encouraging report from Sam Oluoch, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya: "Dear praying saints,A lot has happened since I last updated you from our end. We are fine and the Lord has continued to be on our side as we see His grace and mercies every day. Keep Reading

January 2016 Trip - Destination 2: Kisumu, Kenya

Posted February 19, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Our second stop was to visit Sam and Melly Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya. Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya, with a population of over 400,000. It is located just a few miles south of the equator, where the mountains meet Lake Victoria. Sadly, we reached Kisumu on Sunday evening too late to hear Brother Sam preach, but we were able to enjoy some time fellowshipping with the church after the evening meeting. On Monday, we were able to meet with all of the missionaries ... Keep Reading

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January 2016 Trip - Destination 1: Eldoret, Kenya

Posted February 18, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

In January, Joyce and I returned together to Africa for the first time since leaving in December 2011.  During our three week trip, we visited three African countries and fifteen HeartCry missionaries. Destination 1: Eldoret, KenyaAfter an overnight in Nairobi, our first stop was Eldoret, Kenya to visit Naphtally and Helida Ogallo and Grace Baptist Church. Eldoret sits in the Rift Valley region at over 6000 feet in elevation, and coming from the middle of winter in Virginia, Joyce and I we... Keep Reading

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Paul Onyango: Difficulties and Encouragements in Kenya

Posted June 18, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Dear Friends, We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, who died so that we may live for Him. We always remember you in our prayers, so that our fellowship may continue for the glory of God. May His kingdom continue expanding through your prayer and generosity as we wait for His second coming! We missionaries cannot thank you enough for this support, but He who knows us all will reward you. Do pray for our nation; the recent Garissa attack (media news story) has left Kenya in a mourning mood. ... Keep Reading

Africa Points for Prayer: May/June

Posted June 9, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

1. Please pray for Pastor Malamulo Chindongo in Malawi. The church he pastors in Blantyre, Antioch Baptist Church, has recently seen significant growth (praise the Lord!), and this has highlighted their need for more elders, as Mala is currently the only one. Please ask the Lord to raise up godly men within their church body who are capable (by God's grace) to help lead and nurture the flock there. In the meantime, pray that the Lord would supply Mala and his family (wife Rachel and baby daughte... Keep Reading

Africa Points for Prayer: March

Posted March 5, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Greetings, my brothers and sisters in Christ! Beginning this month, I am intending to write a blog post every month (in addition to normal updates) devoted solely to a few points of prayer that relate directly to our HeartCry partners in Africa. My hope is that these points will help you to know better how you can pray specifically for the needs on the field as they arise. We are truly grateful for the prayers that are offered daily by you who follow these blogs and the other available resources... Keep Reading

Uganda: A New Frontier

Posted December 12, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Uganda FlagIn October, HeartCry began to support Pastor Bill Issa, who has planted a church in Kampala, Uganda. We are excited for the opportunity to begin supporting a biblical work in this needy country and to partner with Bill as he seeks to make God's Name great in Uganda. HeartCry missionaries Sam Oluoch, Paul Onyango, and Naphtally Ogallo in Kenya will... Keep Reading

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Sam Oluoch: Missionary Report and Prayer Requests

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Dear friends, We thank God for the many things He is doing among us here in Kenya: 1. The baptisms of Sam (a new member) and Grace (Pastor Paul Onyango’s daughter) have given excitement to the church, and we continue to pray that the two will grow in faith. Sam’s wife Jacqueline is not frequent in coming to church on Sundays, and my wife Melly and other ladies in the church have been encouraging her to consider this as they share the Gospel with her. Please pray for Jacqueline. 2. We... Keep Reading

Paul in Kenya: Pray with Us

Posted September 6, 2013  by: Marc Glass |0 Comments

The following words are from pastor Paul Onyango in Kisumu, Kenya. Paul is ministering alongside of Sam Oluoch at Grace Baptist Church-Kisumu and is helping both the church and its ministries in teaching the Scriptures. Pray for Paul and his wife Seline.... Keep Reading

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