Here’s a summary of how Maggie has followed the Holy Spirit’s leading since leaving Harvest School.
- Extended Outreach: For two weeks, our team went to the bars and streets to help prostitutes in Mombasa, Kenya. At least four women met with us for lunch, and three came to church and received Jesus. We also went to two Muslim villages on the Eastern coast of Kenya where about 30 people became Christians.
- Established in Nairobi, Kenya: The pastor we worked with in Mombasa gave Maggie contacts for people in Nairobi. She arrived in Nairobi on 12/27/14 where she:
- Is living in the servant quarters of a Kenyan family where she is learning Swahili and the Kenyan culture. The mother of the family is a Swahili teacher.
- Working with Arts & Abolition, which is a non-profit group rescuing young girls from sex slavery in the Siani slum of Nairobi. Because God made the way, Maggie lived with the woman heading this organization for her first three weeks here. Two sisters who were rescued from the abuse stayed with us for a few days, the youngest being nine and is HIV positive. The older girl, 11, previously sold herself to a man for a boiled egg.
- Preaching and Recruiting a Team at World Aflame, a church in the Kwa Njenga slum in Nairobi.
- Starting a Women’s Group at World Aflame Church at the request of Pastor Julius.
IRIS Harvest School of Missions was great but incredibly hectic.
We stayed in tents near Johannesburg for the first two weeks and froze. However, all of the teaching was great. We also took food to people in the shanty towns where most of the people seemed to be refugees from other African nations.
After South Africa, we stayed in Pemba, Mozambique, for a month where it was sweltering. So we’ve seen all temperatures. At one village we visited, God saved almost the whole village after seeing the “Jesus” film. The next day, village elders donated land for a church, and we had service on the property on Sunday.
During the second week of school, God powerfully called Maggie to rescue and restore families in the Nairobi, Kenya, slums. He gave her confirmations, so she’s heading to Kenya.
Right now Maggie is in Mombasa, Kenya. Our group of 12 has ministered on the streets and have seen God heal and save people. Everyone will return home just before or after Christmas, except for Maggie. She plans to stay in Nairobi for at least three to six months to learn Swahili and some of the culture. There is a church that is connecting her with a place where she can live in the city.