Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I've been home now for 2 weeks,and finally sleeping better.I have been busy with one appointment after another.I have one more doctor to visit and hopefully be done for awhile.
I'm still dealing with the social security issue ,so please keep it in your prayers.
My mom and My church Northwest UMC are having an open house for me this sunday the 18th at her house,in Mishawaka,IN.
Let me know if interested in coming and will give you more info on it.
The last few newsletters I sent on email only because of how long it takes to upload pictures. so I would do them off line and then email them to everyone whom I had there email address.So I am putting the last one on here now so that you all can see the things I was doing .
I am planning on returning to Kenya in Jan. for long term. I have to return home for two months each year tho.because of social security.So please keep these things in your prayers.
God bless, Cathy
Beloved brothers and sisters Greetings,
We (the church at Umoja) had an open air crusade the last Sunday Jane and Kent were here.As you can see the praise team were doing their thing. We will be having 14another one on this coming Sun (14)
I traveled the other week to Samburu Maralal,Kenya. what a ride it was .I already set up an appointment for massage and putting things back in place.I was a beautiful peaceful place, once you arrive there.
Pastor Josiah and wife Joan hosted us. Joan keep my tea cup full all the time. Josiah and I had time to compare computer things and programs. Their youngest Daughter was following me and helping me
She is was trying to teach me a few words in Swahili,and I was teaching her some English.
Samburu it a village town,the roads are dirt and rocks,as I said before it was a rough ride ,but worth the blessings I received.the pictures above are the kids I had a program with on Sat.we did the bible story David and Goliath.We played a t shirt relay where you put on the t shirt run to the other side take it off and give it to the next person . They all received candy and a pencil.Bless Nancy she read the whole story of David and Goliath which is about a whole chapter and a little of the next. Then I was the shepherd and the sheep ate to much and ended up on there backs and I had to turn them ALL back over their were a lot of sheep and I was very tired after that.
Then I shared a little in the women's group and again on Sunday.The women presented me with beautiful Samburu neck piece.And the warp was given to me by the hosts. Josiah and Joan took me around town to look at the different shops,and so I could get a little something for my kids and grandkids.here are a few photo's I was able to get of the Samburu people.
the middle picture is warriors, the last our 3 women and a man just walking by. I have one more warrior picture to show you.
ok now you have seen a few things I have seen now.
God has blessed me so much with the different places I have been. As I prepare to come home I also am preparing to return in Jan. For a three-five year stay.there are so many areas where my life ,can now help others be healed and set free ,so they can trust God and except him as Lord and Saviour.Jane and I did a Redeemers Key with the Evanglist here and now her and I are doing another and we pray that it will continue. I have already seen fruits from it ,already from the one we are doing right now Praise God for his awesome grace and love.
Well I have made this long because of pictures .but I well be home the 24th in evening ,and you can always call and ask me more. If any one 's church would like to have me speak please let me know,after you have talked with your pastor or women's group etc.
God bless each and everyone of you and thank you again for all your prayers and support over these last 5 months.I'm so grateful for Skype a;so so I didn't feel as home sick.
See you very soon. In Christ love ,Cathy Perman
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
|This was a great group from Kawangware .they played hard and loved the bible stories.|
|For the theme it was we are all Kings and Queens in Christ Jesus.so they made there crowns and they never wanted to take them off.|
|They played sheep so well that before you knew it there were more sheep showing up.|
|the sheep layed on their backs and the shepherd had to turn them over|
|The sheep were eating grass|
|The shepherd rescued two sheep from the wolf.|
|The children were playing they were the sheep and Kent was the shepherd|
|Showing of their crowns|
|There were at least 30 Kids piled in this van.|
|Another flat tire. I'm getting good at changing them.A little body weight paid off also in getting the lug nuts loose.|
his was something these children are not use to doing. they even had Popsicles as a extra treat.Jane and Kent pretty red they looked like lobsters.
I was busy printing the kids pictures in the back of the suv. it was fine till alot of kids crowded around it cut of any air supply I had at that time.Thank you Ginger for letting me use that car adapter,it worked wonderfully.I will write next part on are out reach ministry and Kids day at Umoja church.
God bless and send more later.
God watch over each one of you, until next time.Love in Christ,Cathy
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Jambo in the Name of Jesus.
Our leader from the conference, Jane White- Stevens Writes.
This has been the most incredible week of ministry that I have ever undertaken. I was the main speaker at a conference in Kitale which is a rural community in the corn (or maize as they would call it) growing region of Kenya. Kent and Cathy and I traveled 8 hours by bus with the Bishop’s wife, Lorna, Francis, the General Secretary for Gospel Harvest Ministries and Elisha an associate pastor from Nairobi.
We booked into a hotel and then played musical rooms for the next 3 nights. The first room had no nets, the second no electricity and the third had a bar across the street where they partied all night. We slept 3 per room with two single beds and ate by candlelight every night (by necessity, not for romance)
But on that topic, Kent was a real favorite of the ladies at the church; he was publicly introduced to each one of the singles. I think it was for fun?
It was worth it all and more for the glorious presence of God that filled the meetings and the enthusiastic loving reception we received. Lorna said to me you are teaching with an anointing that I have never seen you have before. The topic was Inner Healing and I had some handouts on Forgiveness, Word Curses, Ungodly Soul Ties etc. All week it felt like I opened my mouth and the Holy Spirit did the teaching. Once an hour before I was to speak, I was waiting at a bank and the scripture,” let the little children come to me “came to me. I didn’t know how it fit my topic but I began with it. Afterwards, the overseer (district superintendent) of Nyanza, Gaudanzia told Lorna that just before I came someone had rudely asked the children to leave the tent sanctuary. Material written in Indiana came alive for folks in rural Kenya and lives were changed. One overseer said that after listening to the teaching he wondered if he was even living a Christian life. There were 124 people there. 24 of them were pastors. In the question and answer time at least 25 of them wrote me personal thank you notes about how the teaching touched them. I received a farewell gift of a dress made for me in Kitale. It is pink nylon with pink, orange, blue and black circles.
Kent did teaching on church finances and the church leaders ate up the information. They have never kept any records before. They would just take in money and hand it out. Cathy shared her healing story and was beautifully vulnerable in the process. I shared deep stuff too. She also made photos and DVDs of the event. The area overseer Bartholomew said it was the best conference that was ever held in the region. I will share about the children’s ministry and some other exciting plans we have for Gospel Harvest Ministries in my next letter. To God be all the glory!
Love and peace, Jane
This is Cathy speaking now.
In the afternoon after the children would return from school.Pastor Elisha and I administered Worm medicine to 86 vhildren the frist day and on the second dose on the next day we gave to 135.then yesterday finishing up with 118 for the third dose. there was enough medication left that we were able to administer the first dose to all the adults.
the children do not want us to leave in the evenings.here are a few pictures after getting into the matato truck that Pastor Bartholomew rented for the week to transport us from town which was 6 miles ,that seemed like 20 because of the road conditions and how slow he had to drive.
Now the next pictures are how full the back with people.
I was so full that people were setting on the floor of the truck and even holding children.
one evening there was 13 or 14 piled in there. We would take the town people to town with us that's why it was so packed.
now yesterday on our way to the country church this is what crossed our path.
I was able to get a picture of them going down the road .
Now Kent also won favor with the children. he was having fun with them while waiting for the matato to
load up.the matato.
here is one of the days we spent time with the children.Jane told the story of David and Goliath,I took individual pictures of the children. Lorna pasted them out the next day.
on the last day they took down the tent and returned it while we were praying with different ones. then we entertianed the children that were hanging around with us. While waiting it really started to get cold so since I had shorts on under my skirt I took it off and wrapped it around me,it helped very much in keeping me warm. .
Well I'm going to close now as I have to get up at six,to move the car so the music people can come and pick up the speakers,and key board.
God Bless . Love in Christ, Cathy