[ Kenya 2007 Report ]

Then it will happen on that day that Yahweh will again recover the second time with His hand the remnant of His people, who will remain, from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 11:11; NASU

According to this scripture, the remnant of Yahweh’s people from Cush will be recovered by Almighty Yahweh in the last days. Ancient Cush was part of the area from the southern border of Egypt to the area of modern Kenya.

We hope that you enjoy this on going report and rejoice to see the hand of Yahweh fulfilling prophecy before our very eyes. As Karl sends reports we will post them here.

Thursday , November 23, 2007

Karl arrived in Kenya and was greeted at the Nairobi International Airport by twenty brethren. This report came in just before sundown.

Approximately 20 of the brethren met Karl at the Nairobi International airport upon his arrival in Kenya.

Sabbath, November 24, 2007

There was a turnout of over 80 people for the weekly Sabbath service held in Mai-mahiu.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Since the weekly Sabbath Karl, has been answering many questions and enjoying the fellowship with all the brethren in the Nairobi area. The brethren come each day to the flat where he is staying and express their zeal for the Truth of Yahweh that they are receiving from their brethren in the US and UK. These dedicated brethren show their faith through their good works. The love of Yahweh and of the brethren is very apparent and much appreciated.

While in Nairobi, Karl has been taking care of the process of registering YPTC in Kenya. Yahweh willing he will be purchasing land that will be used for a meeting house. By weeks end he willl be traveling to some remote locations to meet with interested people and other brethren. The elders anticipate that there will be 50 to 100 people to baptize into Yahshua’s Name on this leg of the journey. Since he will be gone for approximately a week to ten days, it may be a while until our next report.

We ask all to continue to pray for Karl, the Kenyan elders, and all the brethren in Kenya. What a marvelous work that Yahweh and Yahshua are working in Kenya. HalleluYAH!!

Below are a few more pictures of the brethren who gathered for the Sabbath.

Friday, November 30 - Thursday, December 6th

We heard again from Karl via phone and e-mail on Friday, November 30. He reported that most of the time with the brethren is spent answering questions and teaching them the message of our Savior as described in Mark 1:14-15. "Now after John had been taken into custody, Yahshua came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of Yahweh, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of Yahweh is at hand; repent and believe in the Good News.’"

Although his days were very long, usually from sunup until late at night, his weariness had thus far been eclipsed by the genuine interest and sincerity of these brethren and friends and their continual questions. Karl expressed his pleasure at the zeal held by these people. They expressed their thanks and gratitude to Yahweh for making it possible for Karl to be there in Kenya for three weeks.

These people had waited a very long time for a follow-up visit Many of the interested people that Karl and the other elders talked to are former members of Church of God 7th Day, Jerusalem. They were in contact with Andrew Dugger in Jerusalem. In order to help them establish congregations and organize the efforts in Kenya, he sent representatives to Kenya. They in turn established the congregations and baptized those who believed and ordained elders. That occurred nearly 40 years ago and was the beginning of the reclamation of the remnant of Yahweh’s people in Kenya.

The YPTC Kenyan Elders had prepared the way for Karl’s journey there. They spent months traveling, teaching and preaching to countless numbers of sincere seekers of truth. Many of those who have accepted Yahweh’s Truth requested that they be immersed into Yahshua’s Name by Karl upon his visit. At this point in time, a total of 30 people were baptized. Karl stated in one phone conversation, "These people have prepared their hearts and they are ready for immersion."

Karl and the Kenyan Elders traveled through a number of different towns and cities. On the night previous to his call on December 6, Karl reported how they had left at 6 am and arrived before sundown. Then, they spent the evening teaching and talking to the people until 12:30 am. Then, early the next morning, they baptized 18 more people.

Along with the good news of those who have made their covenant commitment to Yahweh through immersion into Yahshua’s name, Karl reports that land was purchased to build a meeting hall. The funds for this purchase were provided by a dear sister in the faith from the U.S. This will firmly establish YPTC in Kenya, and unites all the brethren together as they meet together.

We thank Almighty Yahweh and our Savior Yahshua for all the new brethren who made their covenant commitment to our Father in Heaven through baptism. Please remember to pray for these new lambs in the Faith.