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First Baptisms for Grace Baptist Nairobi!

Posted September 11, 2019  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Baptism Candidates & SamA Historic DaySunday, September 8, was a historic day in the life of Grace Baptist Church Nairobi as they celebrated their first baptisms. Pastor Sam Oluoch writes: “The special day began with very chilly weather. Had the pool not been heated, we might well have postponed the ba... Keep Reading

Kenya: Veteran Counsel to Young African Pastors

Posted August 28, 2019  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Sam smilingIt would be understandable if a young man aspiring to ministry looked at Pastor Sam Oluoch and wanted what he has - years of faithful ministry, a happy family, a house and car.  But few young men know the years of hardship leading to this pastor's current condition.  Faithfulness in ministry and establishi... Keep Reading

Sam Oluoch: Update on New Nairobi Church

Posted May 29, 2019  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Sam & MellyLast year Sam and Melly Oluoch launched a new church plant in Nairobi, and it has been a while since we updated you on their progress.  They quickly accumulated a list of at least 20 prospects for the new church. The problem was that their home could barely hold more than 15, limiting the size of the meetings... Keep Reading

Sam & SamThe long-term impact of one pastor’s hunger for biblical truth is truly profound. Only eternity will reveal the full fruit resulting from one man falling in love with sound doctrine and resolving to expose others to the truths he cherishes. That man is Pastor Andrew of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Ny... Keep Reading

Nairobi, Kenya: A New Church Plant

Posted October 10, 2018  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Sam Nairobi skylineTHE NEEDNairobi, Kenya – a massive, sprawling African city with a total population exceeding 6 million, and horrific traffic of legendary proportions. Now, try to grasp the fact that there are only 2 or 3 strongly biblical churches in the entire city. Then factor in that most residents do not... Keep Reading

East Africa Updates

Posted October 3, 2018  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Sam & MellyFirst Conversion in the new Nairobi Church-PlantNext week I will feature a full article on the new Nairobi church-plant, but this story was too exciting to delay posting. Sam writes:"In addition to the Sunday evening Bible studies that we host in our house, I have also focused my follow-up on 2 young men in the co... Keep Reading

Reconciliation Baptist Church is Constituted!

Posted March 5, 2018  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Prayer for elders 2In Bill Issa’s December update, he shared the news of a monumental event in the life of Reconciliation Baptist Church, Kampala, Uganda: “We thank the Lord Jesus Christ for bringing us this far as a church! On November 26, our church was constituted with the required number of members who ... Keep Reading

Grace Baptist Kisumu Keeps Growing

Posted February 21, 2018  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Sam baptism 1Sam baptism 2The Church Grows Pastor Sam Oluoch in Kisumu, Western Kenya was excited to share in his January report that their church saw 10 people obey Christ in believer's baptism and church membersh... Keep Reading

Kenyan Students Rescued from a Cult

Posted August 7, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileIn this portion of Sam's update, he describes a visit to one of the church-planters sent out by Grace Baptist Church Kisumu: g.wambua_profile"We recently traveled to visit and be with one of o... Keep Reading

Spreading Truth in Kisumu, Kenya

Posted May 17, 2017  by: Sam Oluoch |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileHelping Another Church Reform"In early April, we held our annual Nyamarambe conference in Kisii county, in which Pastor Sam Odeny (our church planter in Oyugis) and I ministered. Over 40 delegates attended and appreciated our ministry. By way of reminder, Pastor Andrew of ‘Christian Fellowship Baptist Church’ in Nyamarambe wa... Keep Reading

South Sudanese Student Joins Theological School

Posted March 12, 2017  by: S. R. |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileSam Oluoch is pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya.  Here are some highlights from his recent report: Fruit of Helida’s EvangelismDuring our December annual conference, our sister Helida (Pastor Naphtally’s wife) would sit under a tree and purposely target young people to challenge them with the gospel. Out of... Keep Reading

Taking Truth to South Sudanese Refugees

Posted January 12, 2017  by: Naphtally Ogallo |0 Comments

At the urging of Paul Washer, we encouraged our Kenyan leaders, Sam Oluoch and Naphtally Ogallo, to investigate the South Sudanese refugee camp in their country, and your generous giving funded their travel.  Here is Pastor Naphtally's informative and entertaining account of their second trip to Kakuma Refugee Camp: Babale"Sam and I recently traveled to Kak... Keep Reading

Kenya: Paul Onyango's Church Faces Resistance

Posted October 10, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

p.onyango_profilePastor Paul Onyango relocated this year into an affluent area of Kisumu where Grace Baptist is planting another church. It is no surprise that the enemy would resist as the church strengthens.  Here are some segments from recent reports to stir you to pray: A PERSECUTED WIFEOne lady named ‘Nancy’ became a Christian abo... Keep Reading

Kenya: New Members and Missionary Fellowship

Posted October 5, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Sam Oluoch is pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya. Here are some segments from his recent report: GBC new membersNEW MEMBERSIn August, four people were brought into church membership: Joshua, Lynda, Amos and Magomere. Joshua and Magomere went through water baptism the same day, since they were led to faith in Christ through GBC’s minist... Keep Reading

News from Kisumu, Kenya

Posted July 5, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Here are some news segments from Pastor Sam Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church Kisumu, Kenya. Sovereign Grace Teaching SpreadsSam preachingIn mid-April, we had to honour a ‘Macedonian call’ to help revive a Bible school in a place called ‘Kamagambo.’ Pastor Andrew Onserio, who has been attending our annual conference since 2013, has b... Keep Reading

Paul Onyango's Move Strengthens Ministry

Posted June 30, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

After my visit to Kenya, HeartCry answered the request of Pastor Sam Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church Kisumu to help their missionary pastor, Paul Onyango, relocate his family into the upper-class community where they are planting a church.  In this update, Pastor Paul reports on his move: "Milimani church plant has been meeting in a primary school, though this meeting place has not been the most conducive for our purposes. The Lord, whose hand is not short, brought HeartCry Missionary Soci... Keep Reading

Encouraging Report from Kisumu, Kenya

Posted April 6, 2016  by: Sam Oluoch |0 Comments

s.oluoch_profileHere is the latest encouraging report from Sam Oluoch, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya: "Dear praying saints,A lot has happened since I last updated you from our end. We are fine and the Lord has continued to be on our side as we see His grace and mercies every day. Keep Reading

January 2016 Trip - Destination 2: Kisumu, Kenya

Posted February 19, 2016  by: S. R. |0 Comments

Our second stop was to visit Sam and Melly Oluoch and Grace Baptist Church in Kisumu, Kenya. Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya, with a population of over 400,000. It is located just a few miles south of the equator, where the mountains meet Lake Victoria. Sadly, we reached Kisumu on Sunday evening too late to hear Brother Sam preach, but we were able to enjoy some time fellowshipping with the church after the evening meeting. On Monday, we were able to meet with all of the missionaries ... Keep Reading

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Paul Onyango: Difficulties and Encouragements in Kenya

Posted June 18, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Dear Friends, We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, who died so that we may live for Him. We always remember you in our prayers, so that our fellowship may continue for the glory of God. May His kingdom continue expanding through your prayer and generosity as we wait for His second coming! We missionaries cannot thank you enough for this support, but He who knows us all will reward you. Do pray for our nation; the recent Garissa attack (media news story) has left Kenya in a mourning mood. ... Keep Reading

Africa Points for Prayer: May/June

Posted June 9, 2015  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

1. Please pray for Pastor Malamulo Chindongo in Malawi. The church he pastors in Blantyre, Antioch Baptist Church, has recently seen significant growth (praise the Lord!), and this has highlighted their need for more elders, as Mala is currently the only one. Please ask the Lord to raise up godly men within their church body who are capable (by God's grace) to help lead and nurture the flock there. In the meantime, pray that the Lord would supply Mala and his family (wife Rachel and baby daughte... Keep Reading

Sam Oluoch: Missionary Report and Prayer Requests

Posted July 10, 2014  by: Forrest Hite |0 Comments

Dear friends, We thank God for the many things He is doing among us here in Kenya: 1. The baptisms of Sam (a new member) and Grace (Pastor Paul Onyango’s daughter) have given excitement to the church, and we continue to pray that the two will grow in faith. Sam’s wife Jacqueline is not frequent in coming to church on Sundays, and my wife Melly and other ladies in the church have been encouraging her to consider this as they share the Gospel with her. Please pray for Jacqueline. 2. We... Keep Reading

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