Representing JesusIn what practical ways can you effectively represent Christ?
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Founder and Director of Jireh Ministries Foundation, Inc.
More than our Foundation Ministry, I believe we have also been called to give our testimony:
In 2005, after reading a Purpose Driven Life, Robyn, my wife (of 31 years) decided that she really wanted to go on a mission trip to Africa. She went with Believers World Outreach for about two weeks. She visited the Amani Baby Cottage in Jinja and Jireh Childrens Center in Masaka, Uganda. While at the Children's Center, she met with Pastor Kintu Benjamin Grace, and told him that she would get him to America. She was not sure why she even told him that. The Lord had a plan. Being a woman of commitment, she raised funds to bring Pastor Grace to our home in San Diego,California. This was not an easy task, he was denied a Visa three times and it looked hopeless. But we had a lot of people praying and calling the embascy and praying some more, and children at the center were praying and fasting! These kids that are so hungry most of the time are fasting! That is a statement of faith!! Well, once the Lord introduced me with Pastor Grace, it all began. I first thought I would help him with some business cards, and then I thought, you need a newsletter, we can do that. Soon it was; "we need to start a non-profit foundation for Jireh Ministries in Uganda." So we did. I told the Lord; "if you want me to do this I will need a lot of help". So He sent a lot of help, when He decided that I really needed it. I thought this was a part time job that I could do while I was running our family construction business that we had since 1999. Well now we are planning on the Ministry full time, we are selling the house and getting rid of a lot of "stuff". Basically I hung up the tool belt to carry the cross. We are broke by earthly standards but rich in the Lord. We truly live by what Pastor Grace told me was the premise his Ministry was founded on. Genesis22:14 The Lord Will Provide. We believe that a big part of our Ministry is to tell our testimony of faith besides the Ministry of running the Foundation. We think (because we are waiting for the Lord to confirm) our plans are to move to Montana where my daughter and her husband and three children live. Soon to be five children!
Do you remember I told you that my wife visited the Amani Baby Cottage?... Well, my daughter is adopting two babies, a boy and girl, they are lovingly referred by the orphanage and us as the Jesus babies (that happens to be another testimony in itself). Thank you for allowing me to share my story. Please pray for us during this time of transition.
Believing He Will Provide, Jim