“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” Phil. 1:6 (KJV)
Approximately 5 years ago, Wycliffe Muchanga (a key leader in Pastor Philip Ochieng’s church in Migori Kenya) returned to his home area of Webuye to plant a new church. Two years after starting the new church, Wycliffe was tragically hit by a van while riding his bicycle into town and killed.
God has remained faithful to this little group of believers and He has raised up godly men to teach and disciple the church in place of Wycliffe and to continue the work which He began. One of those men is William Khisa. Below is a recent communication from William regarding the work that the Lord is doing in Webuye.
“We give Glory to God and our Lord Jesus for having enabled us, as a fellowship here in Webuye to come this far. We are thankful for the great grace of GOD, who has been a real awakening in my life and the ministry God has set before us.
Surely ministry is not about us, but about Him who lavishly poured his grace upon sinners such as us. The same God, who is working in us work’s through those who are in need and believe on Him.
It was a wonderful time the last two Sundays, to witness the water baptism of four of our brethren. One of them is 79 years old. This is a testimony of God’s Spirit reproducing his life in us.
Even though we have many trials and difficulties to endure, by God’s grace we are going on well. We have weekly meetings at Church, as well as studies in believer’s homes. We have divided our people into two groups, as we have 2 families that joined us recently. They wanted to host a bible study at their home because they live 7km away. So pray for us as we are starting to meet in this new location next month. Pray that God’s word may have free course in our lives.”
Pastor Philip Ochieng was faithful to plant seeds, and he watered them along with other elders of his church, and the Lord produced a harvest of new believers who went and made more disciples. We thank the Lord for the way He grows the church and for those like Philip who are faithful to follow his teachings and to humbly serve others that the Kingdom may be glorified.
Please pray for this the church at Webuye and for all those serving the Lord in the southwestern part of Kenya. We would also ask that you would pray for Pastor Philip’s wife Rose who is recouperating from surgery. With many orphanage children to care for as well as a flock of believers to tend to Pastor Philip has his hands full.