Bishop John Okinda: Mission from Kenya to the Russell Area

 

“The Lord of Hosts has opened the hearts of the people in Kenya, and put a great hunger and thirst in them for more of the Lord Jesus Christ”.  – John Okinda

 

Ambassador Ministries in Covenant is hosting a Mission by Bishop John Okinda from Migori, Kenya, in October 2004. Bishop Okinda is a powerful speaker who speaks from his heart and shares his experiences in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

In September 2000, the Lord spoke to John Okinda and asked him to hand over to another pastor the Church he had pioneered in Nairobi and to move to Migori, the place of his birth.  In obedience, John and his wife Pamela moved to Migori and established a worship and leadership training centre. 

 

Bishop Okinda is the founder and senior pastor of Migori Worship Center.  Over the last 4 years, his congregation has grown to over 1000 people.  He is the founder and director of Migori School of Ministry International (MSOMI).  This September he is training 150 ministers from different denominations to work in the surrounding villages. 

 

He reports that “people walk as far as 8 kilometers (5 miles) to stand in the hot African sun to listen to the Word of God.  Thousands of people have come to the know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and we are witnessing miracles as God pours out His grace on the African people.  A 15-year old boy came back to life after being dead for 8 hours; a blind lady received her sight, a lame man walked for the first time in his life, a lady was healed of AIDS.”

 

Bishop John and his wife Pamela have 8 children and are taking care of several orphans.

 

During his mission here he will share what the Lord is doing - the rapid Church growth, the leadership training, touching orphans and also with the power of God that is being experienced everyday.

 

Russell Mission with Bishop John Okinda

 

Friday Oct. 8, evening session at 7:30-9:30 PM at Mother Teresa School Annex, 1035 Concession St., Russell.

 

Wednesday Oct. 13, Thursday Oct. 14, and Friday Oct. 15, morning sessions 10-12 AM and evening sessions 7:30-9:30 PM at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, corner of Castor and Parallel St., Russell accept on evening Friday Oct. 15 the last session will be held at Russell United Church, corner of Castor and Mill St., Russell.

 

For more information contact Vinita Baker at Ambassador Ministries in Covenant (613) 445-3233.

 

“MUNGU AKUBARIKI SANA”, Swahili for “God bless you very much”.

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