Submitted by Dr. Sam & Rose Gitarri, Bishop Simon
The Teach All Nations team — consisting of Fred Taylor, Terence Tan, Julie Mapatano, and me – began our ministry in Kenya by dividing into teams to minster in two different churches on our first day in the African nation followed by an afternoon teaching meeting with the people who are part of the Nairobi Charis Bibles Studies group. The pastor of the church where Fred and I ministered is the bishop over about a hundred churches. When the people came forward for prayer at the end of the service, one young man was slain in Spirit and knocked down like he had been hit by a football tackler when I touched him. There were no catchers; so, he crashed into the girl behind him and knocked her down. She was also overwhelmed with anointing.
The afternoon meetings and one the following Sunday with the Charis Bible Studies Group were something that was added to the schedule at the last minute, and I didn’t know about them until after we arrived. Our host had asked me to teach on Finally, My Brethren, but I had told him that I wanted to use Maximum Impact for the pastors’ conference. When he introduced me to the Bible study group, I finally understood why he was so insistence. He said that this class had impacted him and his wife more than anything else in this studies in Bible school. He described it like being struck with an electric bolt. He said that they had always believed that they had on the full armor of the Lord but that the class had stripped them of their armor and redressed them. He said that they were transformed by the course and wanted others to have the same experience. The group was really receptive. At dinner that night, John showed me the Whatsup group that the Bible study group had started. There were “tons” of comments about how the lesson had blessed the members.