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Patriarch John Githiga
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A VOICE OF ALL NATIONS
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July, 30 2017
 ANCCI 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
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MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION

July is the month of birthday celebrations-my spiritual birthday (July 13) my birthday and the birthday of All Nations Christian Church International are on July 27. ANCCI was incorporated in the State of Texas as association of Churches and Ministries, on 7. 27. 07 and was granted 501 c 3 by the Federal Government which was back dated on the same date. The Risen Lord gave us a vision statement: Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we preach the Gospel to All Nations. The Lord commanded us to reach out to all nations. To our greatest surprise, after ten years, we are in every continent with membership of two million. Our loving Father commissioned us to reach out to people of all social strata-this include people who are highly educated and people who have not learned to read in any language. We praise God for giving us energy and will of fulfilling the Great Commission. “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.”

Bishop Peter Pelani of Grace Ministries, South India, visited with us and we are most grateful to St. Cyprian’s International Church, Freedom Fellowship, Amira Mabure for their contributions to Bishop Peter’s Ministry.

We had a fruitful visit with the Bishop of Nakuru, the Rt. Re. Joseph Muchai in the home of Rev Francis and Jane Chege, Huntsville, TX. Mary and I started our ministry in the Diocese of Nakuru and most of what we give to all nations is what we received from this diocese. We are also grateful to Samuel and Lucy Mwaura for the accommodation and Nyama choma.

I am delighted to inform you that two books of mine which are being published are near completion. Anyone who donates to ANCCI $20 or more will received a book. Please ask for a book.

OVERSEAS MISSION TO KENYA December 2-18: We are inviting you to participate in this great mission by your donation. Those who feel called to accompany us need to communicate to us as soon possible. The missioners will participate in three seminars and have time to visit game park and other places of tourist attraction.

We are most grateful to those who have been supporting ANCCI financially. We are inviting you to donate to ANCCI.  Make your check payable to ANCCI and send it to P.O Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114 or donate electronically at www.allnationscci.org.

And now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without faulty and with great joy- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages and forevermore! Amen. Jude 24-25

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July, 1 2017
It was on Palm Sunday (April 9, 2017) when Mary and I were led by the Spirit to attend Zoey Church, which is pastored by Pastor Eliazard Mundakikwa, a doctoral student at our Seminary. Eliazard is a refugee from Congo DR and his community was an object of annihilation by the militia who killed sixty-two members of his Church in Congo. He narrowly escaped death when he was hidden by a friend, a member of the other tribe. When the militia came searching for him, his friend didn’t disclose where he was and so the killer searched the house and when they located him, they decided to save Eliazard and killed his host. Having gone through persecution Zoey church worship in Spirit and truth. The worship team dance and leap in Spirit. There is a high degree of lay participation in the worship. The members of Zoey Church, not only that they participate in worship but also take their spirituality to the world. They tend to epitomize the teaching and practice St Dom Virgil Michel, leader of liturgical movement (1890-1938) He wrote: “the entire life of the true Christian must be a reflection and a further expression of his life at the altar of God. If he is predominantly a passive Christian there, can we expect him to be an active Christian in his daily life out in the world?” Several members gave short prophetic messages and the associate pastor give a short message which was following the sermon from Eliazard. He employed dialogical methods which is encourage at ANCCIU. Preaching from a minor prophet, he jokingly said: “I will not tell you why some prophets are called major prophet while others are called minor in the presence of my professor. I will do that when he is not with us.” Pastor Eliazard message was powerful which was followed by the announcements. The Pastor introduced his professor and referred to him as Mtu Mkubwa duniani (a world celebrity). This was followed by the Holy Communion. Mary was asked to give absolution while the Patriarch gave the bread. We felt spiritually nourished and affirmed. We are most grateful to Pastor Eliazard and his lovely Christians

FROM THE NATIONS

 PHILIPPINE, BISHOP STEPHEN How are our beloved Patriarch ++John? As for us here, our situation is still very scary, every now and then we receive threats from the ISIS.... more than a thousand have been killed because of the siege in Malawi, and right now, there are about 35,000 displaced people here in Iligan City. . .
Every time we receive donations we deliver them right away to one of the Evacuation Centers, even how small it is.... this coming Wednesday we will be going to a Muslim School, and distribute some goods to each family......... We are preparing goods for 150 Families
........................................................................... Bishop Stephen Villaester.

Dearest our beloved Patriarch ++John,
Greetings in JESUS' most precious and matchless Name of JESUS! I just would like to thank you for your love and compassion for us, and for the Ministry of JESUS entrusted to us here in the Philippines. On behalf of the Family, I would like to thank you very much for the blessings you sent us. Again, thank you so much. May the LORD bless you richly and keep you really good.

Agape, Your Son,
+Stephen

MESSAGE TO ALL THE MINISTERS.
I am challenges all our ministers and evangelist to enroll in ANCCIU. To be a successful minister you have to be a teacher. Remember our Lord was address as Teacher most of time. The disciples had to be with Jesus, the Master Teacher for three years. I am asking you to follow my footstep if you want to have a fruitful ministry. The last three letters I have been sharing with you about how my wife and I are perpetual students.  So, I am inviting you to enroll today. Pass the ad below to all your friends.

ANCCI University Offers Practical Theology For A Suffering and Persecuted Church
For more info visit <http://ancciuniversity.org>

With love, ......................................................................++John Githiga


June 2017
JESUS WEPT

After our morning devotion, the Spirit whispered to Mary directing us to attend Westcliff Bible church which is pastored by The Rev Dr Steven Waterhouse, who is also our adjunct faculty at ANCCIU. We love this church because of their love and mission statement: “So that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for very good work” We love Dr Waterhouse for his dedication in equipping our students for ministry and his theological education.  Steve holds four theological degrees and has written 26 books one of which is Jesus and History which examines the historical background of the Gospels. The book is a text book in our Seminary. So, we had to attend this church which worship at 10am before attending our church at 2pm.

As we were entering the Church, we were warmly welcomed by lovely Christians and a good number of them sat with us. As usual, I had silent prayer before the service started. I was surprised by the Holy Spirit who descended on me and I found myself in my prayer language which is tear. The Spirit does this to me whenever and wherever He wills. Whenever the Spirit is doing this precious work, I feel cleansed and empowered

We were surprised to learn that the guest speaker was a Hungarian missionary. He reminded me of Dr Pasto, a Hungarian professor who taught us   Contemporary theology at St Paul’s University, Kenya. Little did I know then that I will end up being a contemporary theologian. There was also a lady who had graduated from a Bible College in Australia. She reminded us of Bishop Smith, Australian, who educated me, married us, ordained me deacon and priest. So, the tears were expressing what we had to hear and remind us about the missionaries who made enormous impartation in us and our ministry.

Interestingly, Steve was preaching on John 11:1-37. This passage included the shortest verse in the Bible: “Jesus wept” John 11:35. This reminded me of the debate I had in Pastoral theology class at St Paul’s University. A Rwandese student argued strongly that Pastor should not allow people to weep during the funeral. When I referred him to John 11:35. He responded: “that was the only time that Jesus committed sin. How can a grown-up man cry in public?” Of course, there are professional mourners who are hired to weep. The Church doesn’t need to encourage this type of behavior. But with regard to the genuine tear during bereavement or other type of loses, we need to hug someone who is weeping. If we discourage the grieving persons from crying, their grieving may lead to depression or a psychological disease known as hypochondria. Moreover, why should we expect a Christian to be more Christian than Christ? Tears express feeling which are beyond words. And Jesus being truly man and truly divine shows us the right way of dealing with grief. He indeed went through what we go through, yet without sin. So, if you have lost the love one just remembers: “Jesus wept” in the beatitude he declared: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

To this end, Mary and I were edified by the love of the people of God of the Westcliff Bible Church, Hungarian missionary, music team and the message from Dr Waterhouse. We left the church our cup overflowing and had spiritual energy to minister St. Cyprian International Church. So, if you are a pastor, priest, bishop, archbishop or patriarch, we encourage you to worship with other churches.  As St Cyprian’s taught, “In the deepest sense the church is one, thou she may be divided in many families.”

FROM RATNA VATHI, INDIA

Praise the lord father John and mother Mary. how are you both? I feel very happy by listening mother Mary sing a song.my children are learning the song. I want to publish your book, Christ and Roots in next month. I got tears in my eyes when I was reading the book. just we are living under the wings of God. It is in God that we move, live and have our being. The schools are resuming and our son, John David and John Hemanth will go to school. please pray for them to get good knowledge and wisdom. We are praying for you and your ministry ( Ratna in translating CHRIST AND ROOTS in Telugu a language spoken by over 75 million people in India)

FROM MONICA, PAKISTAN

Papa John. Greetings from Pakistan. 

We are delighted to inform you that Lord is using us mightily to reach-out to the needy children in Pakistan, we gave School Bags to the poor children in a village. They are so thankful to God that he provided for them. We are so encouraged by, their precious smiles. We are thankful to you for you precious prayers & support to Pakistan Orphanage. We are praying for you every day & asking Lord to protect you & bless you more richly to serve the needy people around the world. 

Many Blessings.  Monica & Najeeb.

Finally, we are most grateful to all who are supporting the ministry which God has given us. You can send your tax-deductible donation by clicking donate button at www.allnationscci.org and make you check payable to ANCCI and mail it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114

May the Lord richly bless you. ................................. ++John Githiga

May 25, 2017
SHEPHERDS AS SHEEP
Mary and I cherish Psalm 23. We have memorized this Psalm in Swahili. We adopted the Psalm as our motto soon after our marriage 49 years ago long before we knew that the Lord will call us to be Shepherd and of course today we are shepherds of the Shepherds. But as I shared how I have been shepherded by children, I have learned that If I have to be an effective shepherd, I have to learn to receive from the people of God this includes my students. As it was with St Bede the Venerable, Doctor of the Church, “My chief delight has always been study, teaching and writing.” In this regard the Psalmist exhort:  Delight yourselves in the Lord and he will give you the desire of your heart.” In the following episodes I will share how the Good shepherd has given me the desire of my heart from the laity and pastors.

FROM THE TRAVELER  I was flying from the City of brotherly love to Amarillo. I sat between two Anglos who were taller than I. They were friendly and courteous and helped me to put my bag on the floor. To open this books, I introduced myself: “I am John.” The man on my right said: “I am Steve” and the one on my left said: “I am Steve.” “How come?” I queried. The elder man, said: “he is my son.” To open the next page of the book I teased: “Do you fight? “  “No.” responded the son. The father was also interested in testing me. He start by telling me about the book he has read. The author has said there are two marks in life. “What marks are they?” “Birth and death.” I responded. “You are right.” He responded: “But you have to fill in the gap between the two marks. You may take two years in the college, learning how to be a painter but God my direct your path in such way you will end up doing something different.” “You are really talking about me. For painting was my first profession. And I was in a technical school for two years. But even when I was  there,I found that there was something which was lacking-Religious Education. So I went the Principal and asked him whether we can have someone who can teach us . He then asked me whether I can do it. I told him that I can try. “I will let you teach all protestant students for 15 minutes from Monday to Friday.”  So, after teaching for the whole semester, the Principal asked me to teach for 30minit the second Semester and in the third semester I was given 50 minutes. After graduation, I did painting for one year. Ever since I have been preaching, teaching, researching and writing. “When I was in a technical college, I was nickname Bishop by my school mate. And today, I am a Bishop. 

We had lovey conversation with Steve and Steve Jr. I was affirmed and I could say with Samaritan Woman: “Come and see someone who told me everything I ever did.”

The major lesson which we have learned is that the shepherd need to be in receptive mode and willing to receive from the people of God. The people of God ought to pray, encourage, comfort their patriarchs, popes, bishops, pastors and evangelist. That done, we will sing with the Psalmist:

You prepare a table before me….. 

You anoint my head with oil.

My cup overflows.  Psalm 23:5

MESSAGES FROM THE NATION

FROM YOUR STUDENT BISHOP OF MOMBASA: I am writing to thank you for your inspiring Easter message. Indeed, I want to be among first in everything that glorifies the Risen Lord. I was first from Mijikenda community to become the bishop of Mombasa, the first longest serving bishop since the diocese was established since in 1898 and the first bishop to plant so many churches in the period of 20years. I am also one of first bishops to been train under your guidance. (Bishop Julius Kalu, ANCCIU doctoral candidate make a proclamation that he will not allow his churches to be used as political platform). The Rt. Rev. Julius Kalu, Bishop of Mombasa, Kenya.  

From Bishop Stephen Villaester, Illigan, Philippines

Dearest our beloved Patriarch ++John,

Greetings in JESUS' name. Thank you so much for the blessings you sent me for the Feeding Program, we will have Feeding tomorrow. The other day Sonia and myself went to the Doctor for a check-up because for the past few nights it was just hard for me to sleep, I've got Chest Pain, and as a result after an ECG and other examinations, got Q-Wave Interior Wall, and Cardiac pain. But don't you worry my dear Patriarch I am Ok by the grace of GOD with HIS Healing Power. On the 16th we will be back to the Doctors for some Laboratory Tests.

May the LORD bless you richly and keep you really good. Agape,

+Stephine (Bishop Stephen and Sonia, both with 2 doctoral degrees, feeds children at dumpsite. Three years ago, we took medical mission and the government provided us with 10 doctors and 6 dentists. God willing, we plan to have another mission next year in May.)

From Gordon Onyango, Nakuru, Kenya

Thanks, so much Patriarch John, I am on medication, I have Ulcers We love you and have missed you big. Thanks for support it means a lot in our life Be blessed

Pastor Gordon and Beatrice

 (Gordon was reared by St. Nicholas’s Children Home which I started in earlier sixty. The ministry started from the dumpsite and Fr Gordon’s church is 15 minutes’ walk to the dumpsites. Pray for him, his family and ministry.

From Ratna Vathi, India: Hai. Praise the Lord Father John and Mother Mary. How are  you. I wish God’s Blessing (Ratna is translating my book, Christ and Roots in  Telugu, a language Spoken by 75 million people in India)

We are most grateful to all who are supporting our mission. You can send your  support at http://allnationscci.org/contact_donate.html or make it payable to ANCCI and  mail it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you..
.........................................................................................++John

May 2017
CHILDREN AS MINISTERS
I am dumfounded by the way God uses children as Ministers. On one occasion I was sharing with my neighbor who is a police offer about how our mower was stolen. His seven years son  overheard the story. Within a short period, I saw him mowing our yard. His father told us how he grew in the farm and that he learned to work in the farm when he was a boy. So not only that the boy ministered to us but we shared our story with the family, because both Mary and I worked in the farm when we were children.

Furthermore, I was surprised by six years old granddaughter of Cecilia our alumni. The child picked up the book of mine, Ministry to All Nations and then within a short time she exclaimed: “Oh! You have written many books.” How did you know.?” She said: “I have just read the page about: “Other Book by the Author.” 

The other day I was thrilled by a 12 years old boy who live at the foot of Himalaya, who became a surgeon when he was 7 years old and at 12 he is researching for the cure of cancer, and he strongly believes that he will discover the medicine which can eradicate the decease.

 Today, as I was struggling to charge my battery, I opened ANCCIU Student Forum WhatsApp. I was surprised by a homily of a 6year old who was preaching about Jesus as the light of the world. He had to wake up very early to give his homily before going to school. He preached “God is saying: ‘a rise and shine.’ Arise and shine, if you are a pastor, an engineer, Doctor, professor let the light shine at your family and your business. May God give favor. I declare light in the name of Jesus Christ” The homily of this boy made my light brighter. The boy reminded me that I gave my first sermon when I was 6. And I talked about Jesus as the light of the world. After listening to the message from the boy I had another surprise: I found in the WhatsApp a video which was send by my sister in law, Margret. It had Chinese Christian Children Gospel Singers A boy and a girl seven years were sing with powerful voice. As I listened to these children, my cup started overflowing.

Luke narrates how Jesus went to Jerusalem when he was twelve and how his parents left him behind and had to go back to Jerusalem and “after three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking question. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.” This implies that he was learning and teaching. We need to win children for Christ and encourage them to minister. What does our Master say about children? “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-4. To support children in our orphanages, visit www.allnationscci.org to send tax deductible by credit card or send a check payable to ANCCI and mail it to P.O box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114

May God richly bless you.

++John

April 2017
A MISSION FULL OF GRACE
In Lent season, we commemorate how our Lord was in the wilderness being tempted by Satan. I admired a student who whenever he had to talk about the devil, start with: “Satan is so foolish.” Ironically, Satan is both foolish and crafty. Foolish because he uses that same formula and the end he is conquered by the power of the Holy Spirit. He basically uses people and things which are very dear to us to attack us- our children, relative and property. He does that at opportune time. Particularly when we are preparing and taking off for mission.  As we were preparing for mission to Philadelphia, Kenya and Tanzania, he used our property to steal the money we had set aside for the mission. A Tenant vacated and left the water running. We received a bill from the City in amount of $1900.00. The devil is so foolish because he had done thing like this several times. He forgets that in the end God blesses our mission and also restore what the devil has stolen.

The mission to Philadelphia was characterized by amazing grace and mutual impartation. The main thing was graduation of Anne Mwangi and Cecilia Kariuki, two sisters who are also my cousins. They both received Master of Divinity. The ceremony included reception which was full of laughter and delicacies. Due to the heavy snow, we stayed with the graduates for nine days. The two sisters have diversity of gifts.  Anne is a comedian and so she kept us laughing. Cecilia is a Gospel singer and so we sung a lot. Anne who is a physician assistant found that I had congestion and so she put me under medication and as I write this message I am well and feeling great! And they also gave us a book entitled All Saints: Daily Reflection on Saints, Prophets and Witnesses of our Time by Robert Ellsberg. We are using this book for daily reflection of the Saints. We were also invited for lunch by a Jewish neurologist, Dr Deborah Roifer and had a great time with her  friends. We praise God for His goodness. We most grateful to Anne , Cecilia  and Dr Roifer for their hospitality.

The great lesson about fighting a good fight of faith and wilderness experience is that we must face everything in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus went to the wilderness full of the Holy Spirit and  returned to Galilee in the power of the Holy Spirit. Then in the power of the Holy Spirit we will move from glory to glory and in His fullness, we receive grace after grace. May the peace of God be with you.
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Patriarch John XIII


LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME

Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Luke18: 15-17
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Mary and I were flying from Ontario, CA to Amarillo TX with Southwest which does not locate a seat. The available set for me was between two Anglo American female passengers. The one on my left was 70 years old who never open her mouth. On my right was a blond hair seven years old who was talking nonstop. At first I thought that she was talking to her family at the back sit. Paying more attention to her I found nobody was responding to her.  “Who are you talking with “I asked. “I am talking to my hair.” Where are your parents?” I queried.  “I do not have parents. I have step parents. I spent Christmas with my step father and I am returning to my stepmother.” I was moved with compassion particularly because three of my titles Abuna, Padre, Patriarch mean Father. Our Bishops in Asia and African refer to me as Father and Mary as mother and not step parents. Recently we were amused by our bishop in African who concluded his email message with a cry: “ oooooooooI  Mom, I want to be breastfed!” This was followed by a message from India with a photo of children with a message: Bishop John Githiga, Pray for us. Your generous donation will help us to support children; For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

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+John G Githiga

January 2017
COME AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST
I am awed by the way God uses us in different way. I am recalling how God used me on Christmas when I was ministering in a Parish as vicar in Kenya in 1985 and how he used us in last year. Having a parish with seven Churches with 3000 communicants, each communicant expected to receive Holy Communion from the Vicar on Christmas day. This entail starting at8am and going on till 6pm. It was exhausting. The vicar who was before me collapsed after the last service. Last year, after a busy year-curriculum development, teaching, writing and making presentation for ANCCITV, the Master invited us to for rest. We went to Ontario, Californian to visit Elizabeth, wife of my nephew late Isaac Githiga. The family included Elizabeth children and a grandchild and my Cousin Blanche, Isaac’s mother who is 93 years old. According to our tradition being on my father’s side, we refer to each other as brother and sister. Blanche’s family has several intermarriages. Elizabeth whom my sister refers as “A special gift from God.” Is very loving. Even though we had gone to console her, we received more from her and her family, than what we gave. It was so soothing to hear children calling us Guka (grandpa) and Cucu(grandma)

On Christmas day, we attended the church which was planted to Isaac and Elizabeth. We were edified by children who reciting Christmas message, praise and worship team, powerful message from Dr Bumba and being with Dr Peter and Esther Mwite, our students at St Paul’s University and Bishop Andebe and his wife Florence who had come from Kenya. I was surmised to know that we both had the same condition. I had gone throw the first laser eye surgery and was waiting for the second round. And so was Bishop Adembe. Unlike the old dispensation which required the bishop to be in the congregation only when he is officiating, the new grace allows us to be fed by the pastor, because we are convinced that we are also sheep. Additionally, our sphere of ministry is not based on a particular location, but affinity.

Another great surprise was Christmas party which was hosted by Roy and Shyla Kuria attended by 16 members of the family. Shyla is a Pilipino. They have not only prepared delicacy which included goat meet. They also had Christmas gifts for everyone. To get your gift, you have to play and win a game or pick up a paper with the name of the gift. we started with games. Those too old to play the games pick up papers. Mary’s envelop had money and mine had a package with six vests which I needed. The event was charged with energy and friendliness. It reminded me of our son and daughter, Bishop Stephen and Sonia Villaester, who, though doctors of theology, feeds children at the dumpsite in Iligan City every Saturday.
Mary and I returned to Texas with our battery recharged and Singing the song of the Psalmist:

May God be gracious and bless us and make his face shine on us. So, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Psalm 47: 1

................................................................................................. Patriarch John XIII

January 2017
OUR SPIRITUAL PARENTS
It was at 3am when Mary woke me with a song: Jesus paid all, All to Him I owe Sin has eft a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow. When I woke up, I asked her: “whom do you remember?”

Mary Kuria. It also happens that the song reminded me about Mary the wife of Archbishop Kuria who is my spiritual father and my role model. Mary and I lived in a Church compound together with our Spiritual parents. Manasses became Archbishop of Kenya. And today Mary is a wife of the Archbishop.

We also remembered that today is Friday the 13th, which, mythologically is an American unlucky number which is my luckiest number since Jesus washed all my sins on July 13, 1958 and officially I am Patriarch John XIII. For fun, I paid attentions to the number 13 in the Daily Office.” We had Mark 2:13-19. “Jesus went up on a mountainside and called him those he wanted, and they came to him.” This is about Jesus appointing the twelve disciples. This is to what Manasses and Mary did for us. We were their disciple. They nurtured us by early morning devotion, weekly Bible Study, youth camp where we learned about friendship between boys and girl and how to be faithful to God and to each other and that the best gift we will give to the married partner is virginity. And that is what we did. More about this in The Secret of Success in Marriage <johngithiga.com> I am also inviting you to be our disciples. Start by watching ANCCITV in youtube.com. Also, join the book club in Facebook. But more importantly enroll at ANCCI University. Visit>www.ancciuniversity.org. In our effort to educate the founders of the new ministry most of whom English is their second academic language, we communicate at their level. On the new year, I was tickled by a  ten-year-old boy who proudly said to me: “I am reading your book.” So, the best decision you can make today is to enroll at ANCCI. You can even start with one course. Become a disciple who can disciple others. Christ has called us so that we may bear fruits. In His word: “This is my Father’s glory, that you bear fruits, showing yourself to be my disciple.” John 15:8
....................................................................................... Patriarch John XIII

NEWS YEARS BLESSING 2017
As we start the new year of 2017, we would like to express our gratitude to the Almighty God for all the blessing he bestowed on us in 2016 and to all those who supported us in finances, prayers, and words of encouragement. Remember number 7 is a symbol of completeness so we need to claim God’s complete blessing.
May the Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you.
The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
........................................................................................... +John G Githiga

WE WISH YOU A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS 2016
Isaiah 9:2-7 9:2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined. 9:3 You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder. 9:4 For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. 9:5 For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire. 9:6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 9:7 His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. 

Luke 2:1-14, (15-20) 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered 2:2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 2:3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 2:4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. 2:5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. 2:6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 2:8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 2:9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 2:10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see--I am bringing you

good news of great joy for all the people: 2:11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 2:12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger." 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!" 2:15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." 2:16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 2:17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 2:18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 2:19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 2:20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

November 2016
November witnessed our 10th anniversary of consecration as a Bishop. We have indeed experience more graces than we ever expected or even margined. Within one decade God has added more titles. It was in Indian reservation that I was enthroned as the Archbishop of All Nations Anglican Church and was named Patriarch in Sudan and eventually became Chancellor of ANCCI University. Each title is an expression of ministry of the Church. Bishop is addressed “Your Grace.” The name John means God is gracious. This symbolizes the ineffable grace which we have received from God. The Apostle John puts it this way:  “From the fullness of his grace we have received one blessing after the other.” John 1:16. Patriarch is addressed: “your beatitude. This means blessed are you who are poor, who hunger now, who weep now, who men hate, exclude you and insult you and reject you. Luke 6:20-22. These are tribulations which I have gone through. The very country that I was named Patriarch, Bishop Doyle and I became so poor that we have to beg the very people that we had gone to bless. In Ministry to All Nations I complain: “We were forced to Mary Lady Poverty.” Yet what we went through does not compare with what our people in Southern Sudan and other countries are going through.

Being consecrated on All Saints Sunday symbolized who we are and what we shall be. All those who are in Christ belong to great multitude that John Saw: “a great multitude which one can count from every nation, tribe, people and languages standing before the throne and inform of the Lamb,” Rev 7:9-10. There we will have perfect love, perfect peace and perfect joy.

GRADUATION 12.5.16
We are pleased by the dedication of the students. All of them work full time and minister full time. A good number of them have planted churches or new ministry. There are those who are reaching out to the Muslims and doing prison ministry. For those who have not yet enrolled with ANCCIU, we ask you to take the advantage or introduce others to the University.

We also ask you to watch our presentations entitled ANCCITV at youtube.com
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
+John G Githiga

October 2016
GOD’S GRACE PRECEDES AND FOLLOW US.

At a personal level this summer was the most challenging time for Mary and I. The death of our two sisters, Mary and Jane set us at the lowest web. This was particularly because our two sisters were both great friends and our heroes. Mary experienced depression. In September I had laser surgery on both eyes. Yet we have experienced abundance grace. The collect for last Sunday epitomizes the activities of God in our lives: “lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”

Our sufferings do not compare with what God’s people have gone through in Haiti and North Carolina. Imagine losing your loved one, your house and all your belongings including your money. Yesterday you had a home, now you are homeless. Let us keep these people of God in our prayers. Our suffering does not compare with St. Paul’s tribulation. In Paul’s words: “For which (the Gospel) I am in suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal, but the Gospel is not chained.” For whatever you may be going through, don’t let the devil chain the Gospel.  If you are facing the storm, Like Jonah, wake up and convert the people who are with you in the boat, if swallowed by the fish and vomited to Nineveh, preach the Gospel to those who are not your own kind. Do greater things for God. Remember, it was when Paul was in prison that he preached to the Jailor, governor Festus, king Agrippa, those who were with him in the ship, the praetorian guard. Better still he wrote the prison and pastoral Epistles.

In September we were celebrant of golden wedding anniversary of Dr Stephen, and Mandrine Ireri. Asked about their secrets of success, Mandrine Who has written a book entitled, my husband My Hero, responded: “when there is an argument; pause, ponder, pray. Have water. Drink water. Don’t Swallow.” This ends the argument because you cannot argue with water in your mouth.

WE INVITE YOU TO ENROLL AT ANCCI UNIVERSITY.
To enroll visit <http://ancciuniversity.org /admission and fill in the enrolment form. You can start with one course. We also ask you to donate to the university. You can donate on line at the above website or make a check payable to ANCCI University and mail to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114. We invite you to subscribe and share our videos at ANCCI TV in the Youtube.com. Make sure you read our recent books: The Secrets of Success in Marriage and Ministry to all Nations. They are available at amazon.com. Pray also for me as I am working on two books one on Holy Spirit and the other on Jesus Christ. We also ask you to donate for the publication of these books.

And now who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you to his glorious presence without faulty and with great joy- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty and power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and for evermore! Amen. 

++John G Githiga


July 2016
THUS FAR THE LORD HAS HELPED US
1 Samuel 7:12
July is the celebration of our anniversaries. The greatest surprise was the celebration of Silver anniversary of Kenya Christian Fellowship in America which was born in our home when we were ministering in Pensacola, Florida. The Lord allowed us to be with the fellowship for three years and then called us to other ministries. Twenty-two years later, he attracted us to the Annual National conference. We were invited by Dr. John and Josephine Nyaga, who paid all expenses. They did this to give us therapy because we were going through bereavement after the death of Mary’s sister Jane and my sister Mary. Going there we were dumfounded by the development, life and energy of the sea of Kenyan Christian who were over one thousand. The music was inspiring and uplifting. The preachers were mighty servants of the Lord. Among them was Dr. Joseph Onyango Okello, Current President, who preach from the Book of Esther. His main theme was: “when God is silent, He is working behind the scene”. He remarked that there is no name of God in the entire book of Esther. This was because God was silent and working behind the scene. Without note, he took us through sixty-six books of the Bible. Interestingly, KCFA was born when God was silent in our lives and I was asking Him “why questions”. One of the question was: “why did you give me the discipline of work if you knew that one time I will be out of the pulpit? Then the Lord answered: “John Githiga, feed my sheep.”   “Where are they ?.” I asked. “In your neighborhood.” The lord answered. I then stared two fellowships which included white, yellow and black. And so when Dr. Joe Karogi, the founding President came with a team of Kenyan Christian and suggested that we start a fellowship, Mary and I were jubilant. Interesting, Mary Karogi reminded me something which I had forgotten. That we had Holy Communion in our house and that we had two cups. One with wine and the other one with grape juice. She noted that all those who used grape juice in their Church, took wine. This was a symbol of unity in diversity.
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Other great preachers were the Rev. Dennis and Esther White, and Pastor John Das. Dennis main message was: “Do whatever Jesus tells you. Don’t compare. Don’t complain.  For more information about KCFA visit>www.kcfa.net>
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Our most important date is July 13, 1958 when my brother Habel and I committed ourselves to Christ; our greatest desire is to be in Christ and serve him to the end of our lives. My prayer is  God, give me work, till my life shall end, and life till my work is done. We also celebrated the 9th Anniversary of All Nations Christian Church International which was incorporated on 7. 27 2007 and received 501(c) 3 from the Federal Government on the same date. The Vision that God gave us is: “empowered by the Holy Spirit, we preach the Gospel to All Nations.” Miraculously, within nine years, God has gathered together nations from all continents who are ministering with us. Since most of them are founders of new ministries with limited financial resources and theological education, ANCCI UNIVERSITY is committed to equip these ministers.  We invite you to help us educate the pastors by sending your generous donation to ANCCIU. You can donate by credit card at www.ancciuniversity.org or make a check payable to ANCCIU and mail it to PO Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114. USA.
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Pakistan Orphanage.We started the Bible classes at Pakistan orphanage, as you can see the children are learning to read the Bible. It is great blessings for us that the Lord gave us the opportunity to serve these little angles. Please keep praying for Pakistan orphanage. Blessings. Monica & Najeeb.
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FROM GRACE MINISTRIES, INDIA: On July 6 we had a night of prayers and fasting, we prayed for you, your family and ministries and the Lord gave us this message for you: “The Lord will redeem you out of the hand of your Enemies. Micah 4:10.”  Yours in Christ. Bishop Peter Palani
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On Left is one of 15 Indian pastors who received bicycles from ANCCI University students and Congolese Congregation pastored by Pastor Eliazar who is ANCCIU student.
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May the Lord richly bless you
++John G Githiga

June 2016
A VISIT OF BISHOP PETER PALANI
was characterized by mutual impartation. We were surprised by so many gifts which he brought to us most of which had gospel messages. The key holders with messages: “Keep me as the apple of your eye.” “from this day I will bless you;” “I am the Good Shepherd:” “God bless you.” “For I am the Lord who heals.” The most surprising gift was a pregnant elephant which reminded me of the dream I had when I was planning for the mission to India. In the dream, I saw myself carrying a live elephant on my back. In addition to the gifts, Peter surprised us when we were taking him for sightseeing at Paro Duro Park. He volunteered to pay for the entrance fees. The Lord enjoyed fulfilling his promise “Give and it shall be given unto you.” The Seminary students most of who are refugees, gave Peter $300 for three bikes for his pastors. After preaching and administering healing in a Congolese Congregation which is pastored by our Student, Eliazar, all of who are refugees with minimal income, donated 11 bikes for the Indian Pastors. Other donated money for the orphanage. One Congolese said; “Since you are my size and I have another suit and a pair of shoes, that will be my gifts to you.” A lady said: “Since we love you so much and we want you to look smart, and I am a seller of suits, I will buy one suite for you.” St. Cyprian’s prepared consecration service and reception for Peter. We indeed experienced anointing of the Holy Spirit.  Besides consecration, Patriarch, who is analytical psychologist, helped Peter to identify his personality type which is ISFJ: “if you are ISFJ you belong to 6 per cent of the population.  Even though you appear quite, reserved, down -to- earth; you are sensible, orderly, neat, gentle, humane, super-dependable and you can be good….at ministering to the needy, marginalized and ignorant people” Initiation and Pastoral Psychology p155.  Interesting, Bishop Peter ministers to the leper, blind, orphans and windows earning his living as a taxi driver. This indeed is Jesus ministry. When the John the Baptist sent his disciples to check out whether Jesus was the messiah, Jesus responded: “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the good news are being proclaimed to the poor.” Luke 7:20

WE ARE MOSTE GRAIFUL TO: Archbishop William Githiga and Father Gordon Onyango for holding Church Leadership seminar in Kisi and Ichichi (my birth place). Gordon is product of St Nicholas’s Children Home which we founded in 60s and William was educated at Starehe Boys Center which was reaching out to the orphans. This encourages us to reach out to the children who are experiencing great challenges. We praise God for Bishop Stephen and Sonia Villaester for feeding ministry at the dump site in Ilagan, Philippine; Eva Monica and Najeeb for their ministry to orphans and slave children in Pakistan. We praise God for all who are faithfully serving God and those who are giving us financial support.

We are delighted to inform you that we have launched ANCCI TV which can be viewed in Youtube.com and Facebook. You may be glad to know that two of my Books are out: 25 Secrets of Success in Marriage by Evangel Publishing House, Nairobi Kenya, 2nd addition, The Secrets of Success in Marriage, and the 2nd addition of Ministry to All Nations: Practical Theology of Mission and Church Planting. The last two book are in EBook and cost $4.00 or less and are available at amazon.com and Barnes and Nobles.

WE INVITED YOU TO ENROLL AT OR INTRODUCE A FRIEND TO ANCCI UNIVERSITY. Come and enjoy theological voices from many races and nations. You can start online class at any time. Just visit www.ancciuniversity.org/ admissions and fill in the registration form.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

++John Githiga Patriarch,
ANCCI Chancellor,
ANCCIU


MARCH 2016
PREACH THE GOSPEL

Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 1 Corinthian 9: 17

The lord has been reminding me that our primary call and mission is to preach the gospel everywhere to everybody at any time as we are led by the Holy Spirit. We do this by being in Spirit and being fully obedient to the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus puts it this way: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruits, a part from me you can do nothing.” John15: 5. Thus, preaching the Gospel entails being in Christ which result in bearing fruits anywhere and at any time. I have been surprised by the people that Christ brings to me. At one occasion I was in the Post Office when I saw an elderly Anglo man walking with a cane. I was moved with compassion. As we were walking out I held the door for him and while we were still between the doors, I asked him whether he would like me to pray for him. He agreed. As we were praying tears were flowing from our cheeks. The Lord miraculously held the traffic so that I could minister to an 88 years old man of God. By the time that we opened the second door we both experience the joy of the Lord.

The second episode took place in our home. It was in the morning when I heard someone knocking at the door. When I opened the door I saw someone whom I could not recognize. When she entered I gave her a seat. She started her story: “This is the woman who used to fight all the time with your nephew.” I remembered a call from my nephew when I was ministering in Phoenix, AZ which is about 900 hundred miles from our home: “Uncle” cried the young man, “come immediately and get me out of here. If you don’t, I’m going to kill myself.” I then called Mary who took one of our parishioners and they quickly went and brought the nephew to our home. After a while the nephew went back to the same woman. Eventually they had another fight and the lady called the police, the young man was arrested and repatriated to Kenya. Being our tenant, we entered the house only to find broken bottles of beer. The woman had moved and left the property in a bad condition. She is now in our home. Now God, humorously had brought this lady to us so as to lead her to Christ. She shared what was going on in her life- She now has a third husband, her grandchild is dead, her son was in prison. Mary and I are now feeling her pain. We eventually led her to the Great Physician. She had tears of joy. After this Mary asked her whether she need something to drink. “just water.” She responded. Mary brought her water in a can. “I have never seen water in such a beautiful can. I am going to keep it as souvenir.”  I also gave her my book: The Secret of Success in Marriage. She quickly opened the book. Looking at the table of content and she spotted Chapter three: DON’T BE BOSSY. She pointed to herself and said: “This is me.” She was very appreciative. So, three of us discovered three keys to success- Forgiving. Giving. Thanksgiving. We recommend these keys to all our

friends. These keys, which are the fruit of the Holy Spirit leads to success and fruitful life. Empowered by the Spirit we preach the Gospel in season and out of season.

After going through the dark night of soul in December 2015(mourning the death of our sister Jane, memory of our anniversaries-wedding, my ordination to Priesthood and Diaconate, Mary’s birthday, the birthday of our Lord, and the birth of our country of Origin-Kenya), the flowers started blooming once again.

ANCCI UNIVERSITY: semester started on January 9 with increased enrollment of online students. However, I have pain in my heart, because despite of the fact that we have highly qualified and dedicated faculty, thousands of our minister remain theologically illiterate. They have refused to interact with the Queen of sciences- theology. As the Bible put it “my people are dying for lack of knowledge.”

RECEIVING NEW MINISTRIES: We have received Pastor Desire and Olive of Burundi. Desire refers to himself as “Your Son, Desire of Burundi”. He Comes with 17 other pastors and his desire is that we hold Church Leadership Conference in Burundi. We also received Brother George and Barbara, from Cottonwood, AZ. They both have healing gifts. They visited Mary and me and we were so surprised how we have so many things in common. George and I believed that no one can give us a better haircut than our wives.  We also received Esther and John. I met Esther in Boston where I had gone to dedicate Ezra Christian Radio. She has started Elbethel Ministry. She is a prayer warrior. A day before the ceremony, there was a snow storm in Boston. Esther prayed and believed and told us that there will be a sunshine tomorrow. To our surprise. We had sunshine and it was 65 F. Esther likes referring to me as Dad. Additionally, we dedicated Ezra Christian Radio, founded and led by Dr. John and Noam Mwaniki. Currently the Radio is reaching out to the Kikuyu Community.  Dr. Mwaniki is a faculty in our university. We also celebrated the 40th Wedding Anniversary of Tom and Mary Gathanga, who are our Students and were members of a Parish I ministered in Kenya 30 years ago. Mary was in coma for 10 days and by the time she woke up, it was her wedding anniversary and Valentine week. Thus the celebration was like resurrection and wedding.

We are most grateful to all who are supporting the ministry which God has entrusted to us. Your contribution is and will be greatly appreciated. You can donate electronically at www.allnationscci.org or make your check or money order payable to ANCCI and mail it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79015

May God richly bless you.

++John Githiga www.allnationscci.org www.ancciuniversity.org


January 2016
OUR PRIORITIES DETERMINE OUR ACHEIVEMENTS

One of the most uplifting episode was watching the celebration of the students who have scored the highest point in Kenya Certificate of Primary education. The exam is set by the National Board of Education and is graded by external examiner. The students who had the highest point were celebrated by their schools. Their fellow student lifted them on their shoulders with jubilation. They were interviewed by the reporters of the national media and were asked about the secret of their success. All of them said that they put God first and that it was God who gave the victory. The one who had the highest point said: “I put God first. I obeyed and honored my parent. I listened and obey my teachers. My goal is to become a neurosurgeon.   As with these teenager, we need to have a clear vision and put the first things first. 

We need to start with God. Mary and I start our day with the devotion in our bed. We start with songs, then using Daily Office, we read four books of the Bible two of which must be Psalms and the Gospel. We start by listening to God and then pray for all who are ministering with us. We pray God to guide and provide resources for fulfilling his will. I strongly believe that the will of god will never take us where the grace of God will not protect us. Our loving Father cannot give us a vision with the provision even though there is always a problem between the vision and provision. To be able to move toward our goal we have to honor God with our time, talents and treasure. The Bible makes it clear that God expect us to give Him ten per cent of our possessions. We ask all our affiliates to give regularly. This year we are expecting rupees, peso, shillings and pounds. Everybody who is hosted by our website must give a generous donation. Make your donation electronically at http://allnationscci.org/contact_donate.html or making your check payable to ANCCI and mail it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, Texas, USA. Your contribution assures us that you are a member with good standing. By giving our time, talents and treasure, we are honoring our spiritual leaders. We need to aim high and totally surrender to the lordship of Christ who is the Way. Let’s believed and owned his promise: “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Let us courageously do whatever God has commanded us for He says: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I shall be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you. When you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy one of Israel, your savior”. Isaiah 43: 1-2

We ask your prayer for ANCCI UNIVERSITY That we may get funding for scholarship aid so  that we may have more enrolments. We thank God for the great work which is being done by the graduate students particularly for providing leadership and pastoral care to the refugees community. Others are being used mightily by God.  To mention just a few: Hon Dr Assumpter  Mshama is a congress woman in Tanzania  charged with women ministry. Bishop Dr Grace and her husband Dr Kariuki are founders of Amazing Grace International Ministries and Amazing Grace Children's Center Outreach ministry and have raised spiritual sons and daughters who are pastoring and doing church planting in Kenya, Tanzania, USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and

Australia. Dr Rebecca Tuimising is General Secretary of Amazing Grace International Children’s Home and a spiritual mother of The Right Rev. Dr Grace Kariuki. Dr Simeon Aloak who was first to get M.Div from ANCCIU is now the Director of Internal Revenue Services in South Sudan. This is what Simon says about the Seminary “: ANCCIU enhanced my self-discipline and leadership skills and trained me how to conduct myself professionally and how to relate to and work with people of different communities, religions and culture.” For more information, visit www.ancciuniversity.org/news.

Finally, pray for Mary and I that God continue to inspire and fill us with energy of ministering all those He has entrusted to us. And that all those we minister may reciprocate by ministering to us by words of encouragement and financial support.

 And now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy and  power -to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty and authority through Jesus our Lord, before all ages now and forever more. Amen. Jude 24

++John and + Mary Githiga

November 2015
I am overwhelmed with joy as I write this message for the great work which the Lord is doing among and through us. In a night vision, the Lord revealed to be me the quality of the brothers and sisters who are being used by the Lord. Jesus described them in Matthew 25. These are wise virgins as opposed to the foolish. They have oil (oil stands for the Holy Spirit) and so their work stems from the empowerment and the lead of the Holy Spirit. Being obedient to God, they use their talents to the maximum. That is they use their TIME, TALENTS AND TREASURE for building up the Kingdom of God. Unlike goats which are proud and unruly, they are humble and productive. And so at the end of all things they will hear the incredible news: “Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things: I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master’s happiness.” Since these humble servants of the Lord are led by the Spirit, they are driven by love and don’t expect anything in return. But the King of Kings will surprise them with this words: “ Come you who are blessed by my Father, take your inheritance, the kingdom prepare for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; or I was thirsty and you give me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.” Thank you so much for accepting to be led by the Spirit. In words of St. Paul, you do good work because you are a child of God for those who are led by the Spirit are children of God. ..If children, you are heirs-heir with God and co heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his suffering in order that we may also share in his glory. Rom 8:14-17. The reports from our ministers are about their joy and suffering with Christ.

Pastor Bushebi, Kenya, Bungoma

SUNDAY SERVICE AT BUNGOMA CHURCH:  This Sunday, instead of starting with praise the worship the Lord led us to start with prayer session and sermon. The Lord surprised us with signs and wonders. A couple marriage was restored, a woman who was possessed by the evil spirit was healed, a baby who had asthma was healed and a woman who had back pain was healed. Praise the Lord. 

INDIA, Pastor Peter

Dear Our Bishop John 

We are writing to give a praise report of the great work of the Holy Spirit during the Gospel crusade. A woman who is a Hindu who had spinal cord problems was healed and committed herself to Christ. Another woman who had swollen feet and has gone to many hospital was healed and another woman who was possessed by the evil spirits was delivered. Praise the Lord. 

SIGNS AND WONDERS CONFERENCE:We experience a heavy anointing of the Holy Spirit in the conference which was held in Mission/Patriarch Cathedral in El Paso, Texas. There was healing miracles. Resting in Spirit, sharing and fellowship and teaching. We learned that the Purpose of the Holy Spirit is to give us power to witness, to glorify Christ, to  reveal the Scriptures, daily guidance, holistic life, entering us to supernatural realm and out pouring lf love of God in our hearts. Those in Christ, not only that God performs signs and wonders through them, but they are also signs. A big thanks to Bishop Tom and Sonia and the lovely brothers and sisters of Word of Life Church.

Philippines, Bishop Stephen and Sonia

Dearest Patriarch +++John,

I am delighted to inform you that we shall be celebrating 15th church anniversary on November 29, 2015.Over the years we have experiences UPS and DOWNS. For instance some people deserted because they were against me as a pastor, what I preached and my leadership style. Despite of all trials, temptations, hardships and persecutions we are superseded by God’s goodness and faithfulness. Praise the Lord.

Beloved Bishop Stephen and Sonia,

We praise God always for your dedication in God's ministry. Your UPS and DOWNS are very much like what Mary and I have gone through. This is what Pastors who follow the footsteps of Jesus go through. I like the way Apostle John writes about the deserter: "they left us because they did not belong to us, for if they belonged to us they would have stayed with us." Ours is to keep on keeping on. We have to keep on fighting the good fight. Never give up! Be encouraged by the words of St. Paul: “Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." I Cor 15:58.We will keep you in our prayer with regard to your great occasion.

+++John

Archbishop William, Kenya

I have received the money you sent me and forwarded to the recipients. Thanks for the money of purchasing the plot for the Church.

Bishop John Matara, Kenya Kisii

Hi, Bishop John Githiga

 Greetings. I hope that you are doing fine since we left each other and that the members of your family are well. We are also fine and praying for you and your family. I thank God for financial aid for buy food for the children in our orphanage.

Father Gordon, Kenya, Nakuru

Praise be to God. Thanks a lot. I did receive the gifts today. (Father Gordon was brought up the orphanage which we started in 1960s and is founder and Pastor of Victory Fellowship International)

Eva Monica and Najeeb, Philippines

Papa John. 

It is good to share that Lord has done a great miracle in Pakistan orphanage, we just paid the first installment of $8000 to the owner for new house....Praise the Lord. This is due to precious prayers that you have and generous donors. Our children are so much happy & blessed for this incredible blessings that Lord provided through his people. We are required to pay the second installment of $8000 in January 2016. Pray that the Lord provide the fund in time. Blessings.

Children in Pakistan orphanage rejoice for getting a new home

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May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and give you peace.

+John Githiga

Patriarch, All Nations Christian Church International


THANKSGIVING MESSAGE

When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion,

We were like those who dreamed.

Our mouths were filled with laughter,

Our tongues with shouts of joy.

 Then it was said among the nations ,

  The Lord has done great things for them.

Psalm 126: 1-2

     As we are celebrating Thanksgiving we thank God for the great things He has done for us-- food, shelter, clothing, preservation, restoration, friendships.  We individually have things to thank God for.  I personally thank God for prayers, for words of encouragement from international Christian friends.  Recently I lost my wallet and a car key.  More importantly I thank God for who He is and what He does for us.  

As the Psalmist puts it:     "The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing."  Psalm 23:1

            "The Lord is my light and salvation, whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom should I be afraid?"       Psalm 27" 1

We are encouraged by thanksgiving letters from our brothers and sisters:

RACHEL, INDIA

Dear Bishop John Githiga,

Greetings to you in the name of Jesus. Thank you so much for the mail and I am very happy to receive it. Always are praying for you to be a channel of blessing in all the world, Amen. And thank you so much for the lep and helping for our ministry.  Once again, thank you so much.  Convey my regards to all your family members and your ministry members.

ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM, KENYA

May God remember you and answer your prayer always.  You were the answer to our prayer.  Together with your assistance we were able to raise enough money to buy a church plot.

BROTHER NYARINGO, KISI

Thank you so much, our spiritual Father, for your touching message which encouraged me and my group.  Also thanks for financial support for the orphans.  May God add you more years.

BISHOP MATARA, KISI

Hi Bishop John,  we thank God for what you did to help these children buy food for this time.  I thank you for what you did through Bishop William for us: we received 9,700 Kenya shillings for food for the children in our school.  (This school had 70 children, 40 had to be let go because there was no money for food.)

BISHOP STEPHEN, PHILLIPPINES

Dearest our beloved Patriarch ++John,

Greetings in JESUS' Name.  Thank you so much, I was really surprised.  The Lord is good and greatly to be praised.  May the LORD bless you richly and keep you real good.  Agape,  +Stephen

PASTOR KENNEDY OTIEN

Thanks so much Bishop John for your financial support.  We shall use the portion of the funds to feed the little angels.  Praying for blessing over you, your family and ministry.  You have left marks in our hearts.  Peace. Pastor Ken. Still going strong.

PASTOR PETER, INDIA

Dear Bishop John and family:    Greetings.  Thank you so much for your prayers tor our orphanage children and blind and leprosy people.  Our church believers and pastors, orphanage children, blind and leprosy people and widows are everyday praying for you and your family.  God is encouraging us with these words:  "I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.  These things I will do unto them, and not forsake them."       Isaiah 42:16

To help us reach out to Pastors and their families, the orphans, widows, sick and blind, send your generous donation and make your check payable to:    ANCCI and mail it to P.O. Box 19804, Amarillo, TX 79114, USA.  Or electronically @www.allnationscci.org, click the button at WELCOME page.

      Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages now and forevermore!  Amen.

     Yours in Christ's service,     ++John Githiga


A VOICE OF ALL NATIONS

ALL NATIONS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INTERNATIONAL
www.allnationscci.org
http://allnationscci.org/images/contactbishop.jpgBut you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be my witnesses in all Judea and Samaria and   to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8 this is the greatest promise in the Bible. It was fulfilled few weeks after Jesus had promised his disciple. Just few days after this Peter give his first Spirit-filled sermon which brought three thousand to the Kingdom of God. Empowerment of the Holy Spirit will be the main message to the hundreds clergy and the spouses who will attend the conference in Kenya. We will also discuss the secrets of success of the most important institution: Marriage. This seminar is intended for those who are married and those who intend to marry. We are inviting you to participate through your financial support. The Speakers will include: The Ven Dr. Martin Davis, Professor of Systematic Theology and ANCCI University, and The Rt. Rev Dr Grace Kariuki Founders of Amazing Grace International Ministries and Amazing Grace Children's Center Outreach ministry We will cover the following topics: Spiritual empowerment and Leadership The Secrets of Success in Marriage, Church Development through Child evangelism; Who is this Man Jesus?  Send your tax deductible payable to ANCCI, P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114, USA or through PayPal at patriarch@allnationscci.org
MESSAGES FROM THE NATIONS
 India: Our children were praying for the Bible. Bishop John sent us $50 for me and my
Family, but we decided to buy the Bibles for the children. Praise the Lore, Rachel
Our three children were not attend the school because we had no money for tuition, Bis John sent us $50. We praise the Lord because now our children are in school. Peter
Pakistan: Dear Papa John. We have just received the $100 for the orphanage. Thanks so much. Monica.
Kisi, Kenya: Dear Bishop John, Thank you so much for financial aid, we have used the money to buy food for the children in the orphanage. Bishop Matara
Nakurn, Kenya: Dad, thank you so much for your financial help. Pastor Gordon
To this end, I am inviting you to ponder and own the Promise in Psalm 37: “Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will dwell in the land and enjoy its security. Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desire of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will act.

++John Githiga, Patriarch,
All Nations Christian Church International

THE MOST COMMEMORATIVE MONTH

July is the most commemorative mother in USA in that Fourth of July is Independence Day. On this day the United States of America commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776 the USA declared independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, fireworks and parades.

Surprisingly, this month is the most memorable for me and All Nations Christian Church International. I was born on 07.27.1942 and born again on again in July 13, 1958. ANCCI was incorporated in Texas on 07.27.07 and on 07.27.07 we were granted 501(C) 3 by the Federal Government as not- for profit ministry.

The memory of birth motivates me to ask for a birthday gift. I would like to share the desire of my heart by sharing a message of a dream which I had when I was in Phoenix Arizona.  After ordaining Dr. Elizabeth to diaconate, my mother in law, Joyce, appeared in my dream wearing a dress with bright color and a white hand bag. She appear beautiful and in best spirit.  I said to her: “I have to take you home.” “Not at this time” She replied. “I don’t deserve you. I need to be educated first and then I will come.” To get the message in this dream, you need to know about my relationship with my mother in law and a unique contribution of Arizona to our ministry. Joyce was so loving and always on my side. Mary tells me how she was confronted by her for missing my date when we were in courtship. My mother in law prayed for us and our ministry until when she was called to glory at 96 years old.

Arizona is a special state for me. It was there that I paid my first Episcopal visit; it was there that I received the first two ANCCI bishops and held the first House of Bishops. I was enthroned archbishop in Indian reservation in Arizona. Our website was build and is being mastered there. Three of the chartered members of ANCCI are in Arizona.
The images in the dream symbolize the desire of my heart. I yearn that all our ministers may be fully equipped for ministry by taking advantage of our University:

  • Enroll at ANCCIU right away by clicking on http://ancciuniversity.org/university/application.php
  • Send you donation to ANCCIU.  Your generous contribution will be used with physical development and teaching and administrative staff.
  •  Make your check payable to ANCCI University and send it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114
  • Finally disseminate information about ANCCIU.

Our ultimate goal is to offer theological education to all nations so that we can give answer to those who ask us about our faith and that we may teach true doctrine. We aim at “perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for edifying of the body of Christ….so that we are not tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine.
Ephesians 4; 12-14

Peace
The most Rev. John G Githiga, D.Min, DRE, DD
Patriarch, All Nations Christian Church International
Archbishop, All Nations Anglican Church
Chancellor/President, ACCI University
www.allnationscci.org/www.ancciunversity.org
patriarchjohngithiga@gmail.com


May 2015
And He (The Lord of Host) will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; He will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 25:7-8.
It has been difficulty for me to write the Easter Message particularly because, while I was still weeping for the Saints who are being persecuted in India, we received the shocking news of forty eight students of the Garissa University who were brutally killed by Al Shabaab-killed because they were students and Christians. Being a Christian and president of a University, I truly empathized with the faculty, and the parents and the surviving students. The killing took place on Holy Thursday, when Jesus had the last supper with his disciples and when he was betrayed and arrested.
How can we talk about the resurrection while this brutality happened to innocent students? We can. There is no resurrection without death. Prophet Isaiah foresaw the death of Christ and the people of God in term of victory: He saw the Lord of Host destroying the shroud that is cast over all the people. For Christian, death is self-defeating. For it ushers the saints to the endless, joyous relations with the God. When we get there, then the Lord will wipe away the tears from our faces.
I would like to invite you to ponder the Easter story in terms of “first”. It took place on the first day of the week. Women were first to reach the tomb. Mary Magdalene (a former mental patient who was healed by Christ) was the first to see the Risen Lord and she became the first Apostle (this justifies inclusion of women in the Holy Orders). Peter was first to enter the tomb. John, a young man, was first to believe that Jesus is risen from the dead. Thomas was first to declare Jesus “My Lord and my God” and first to take the Gospel to India and planted Mar Thoma Church. After the Pentecost, Peter became first to preach the Gospel of resurrection and thereby won three thousand people to Christ.
We are now challenging you to be first in a particular ministry. You may be first to reach out to the Muslims in your neighborhood. First to Venture the ministry to agnostics and atheists. Being as wise as s serpent and harmless as a dove, you reach out to the people in public institutions in the USA where it is illegal to talk about God in this institutions. A friend of mine who was admitted in the Hospital told me how he was strengthened by an African Nurse, who entered his room, knelt and prayed for him. I know of an African Professor who not only taught New Testament but also make the Bible a text book in a secular University in the USA. A Christian in Sri Lanka, informed me that he has s secret ministry to Muslims and that he has warn a good number of them for Christ. We need to realize that each one of us is unique and has a special key which can open the door to the kingdom of God for a particular person. To this end, we encourage you with the words of St. Paul: “Therefore my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in in vain. “1 Corinthian 15:58

 PRAISE REPORTS
 Pastor Peter Palani, India
On Holy Saturday and Easter we held Gospel crusade in Udaiyarkoil Colony which was attended by 800 people and 143 people committed themselves to Christ. Pray for us and these converts because they are denied some privileges by their community when they become Christians.
 PAKISTAN: SLAVES BUT NOT FORSAKENE
Monica and Najeeb reports: “We are thankful to God that he gave us opportunity to celebrate Easter with Slave Children. They were so happy even I cannot tell you in the words, they said with tears “nobody come to see us...” We wanted to show them that even thou they are slaves, they are not forsaken. Any financial assistance will be greatly appreciated. We thank Monica and Najeeb for their noble job.
FROM KENYA: Dump site School
Pastor Kennedy and Mary Otieno have started a school in the Damp site which now has twenty one girls and thirty one boys. They are requesting financial assistance for uniform.  The cloths cost $80.00.
FROM PHILIPPINES: PEACE TALK AND FEEDING AT DUMPSITE
Bishop Steven Villaester is one of the three religious leader who are spear heading peace talk between Christians and Muslims in the Philippines. The peace rally, which was held in April was attended by 5000 people, who included Muslims and Christians, shouted: NOT TO WAR! WHAT WE NEED IS PEACE! IT IS NOT ALL OUR WAR BUT ALL OUT PEACE!
The Bishop also reports: “Our Feeding Program every Saturday is really doing well, the Children are always excited on Saturdays because that is the day for our Feeding Program, for that reason, every time we have arrived the place at the Dumpsite they are already there waiting for us.” Your financial help for school supply and food will be greatly appreciated.” I really saw the face of Jesus in these children when I visited Philippines two years ago.
DONORA, PA: DARRIN AND TRISH FORD (4.11-12.2015)
We had marriage enrichment seminar and ordination of Darrin Ford. It was a real blessing to fellowship with the family of Darrin including his grandmother who is 93 and fill of the Holy Spirit. She gave credit to God in everything including the gift of 16 children. Father Darrin and Trish established  Misseiodei Life Ministry their vision is: “We envision a community of broken people being restored and raised up by God's saving grace that they might go into the world and touch the lives of others with His love and for His glory.” May the Lord richly bless these ministers and their ministry.
SAN BERNADINO, CA:
 CONSECRATION OF BISHOP BENSON ADEMBE (4.19.2015) of Kingdom Interdenominational Community Church was a divine carnival. We felt the presence of God and the worshippers, most of who were Kenyan, danced in Spirit and sang Victors songs.  May the Lord continue to bless Bishop Benson and Florence Adembe and KICC Church family.
Finally we invite you to participate in God’s mission by prayer and financial support. Send your tax deductible check payable to ANCCI and mail it to P.O Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114.
Finally, beloved, let us abide in Him who said: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believe in me will leave, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believe in me will never die.” John 11:25


April 2015
At once the Spirit sent him to the desert, and He was in the desert for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with wild animals, and angels attending him
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Mark 1:12.
Mark puts in a nutshell what Jesus experience in the wilderness and what Martin and I went through during our mission to India and Sri Lanka. Interestingly our mission coincided with the celebration of Lent-Jesus forty days in the desert. Surprisingly, the lay-over and flying time from Dallas to Chennai was 40 hours which were marked with abundance of grace and maximum of challenge. There was Satan, wild animals, and angels. However there were more angels than demons. Wearing my petro cross, I was treated with great honor all the way to Frankfort, Germany. Arriving in Chennai, with jetlag, as we were going through custom, we saw a big signboard with the word: “VISA ON ARRIVAL.” In contrary, we were informed that we can get entry visa in Sri Lanka and we can get it at Colombo airport. We were then led to transit lodge and locked in. Having a bigger cross than Martin, I was given two choices: “you have five minutes to return with the same flight or go to Sri Lanka to get visa from Indian Embassy in Colombo. I took the second option. So with two other travelers we were locked in. The second dilemma was that we could not be allowed to purchase our ticket to Colombo. The man who locked us in had to purchase the ticked for us. He asked for our passport and credit cards. As the Kikuyu proverb puts it: When the bull is knocked down it has no power to resist being marked with a hot iron. So we had to choose between the lesser evil-surrendering our passports and credit card to a stranger, or being locked in forever. We, and another American researcher complied. We had three agonizing hours as we waited for the tickets, passports and credit cards. Our forth inmate who was a flight attendance from Sir Lanka is now telling us what we should have not done that. “You shouldn’t have given him your credit cards and passport. You should have asked him to allow you to use his telephone and purchase the ticket over the phone.” I felt butterflies in my stomach. Three hours later, the officer appeared with our passports, tickets and credit card. He appeared as an angel. We stayed in the lodge, slept seating for the whole night. At one time I got thirsty, and the lady inmate gave me a quarter gallon of apple juice.
                At 2.45 we bordered Air India to Colombo. We were so surprised how we were given visa to Sri Lanka. We, however, were told that we cannot get Indian visa at the airport, and since it was Friday evening we can only get it on Monday. So we took a taxi to Ramada Hotel which was close to the Indian Embassy. To our greatest surprise, the door to ministry were opened through, our house keeper, named Pradeep, when he saw our crosses, he showed us a great respect and told us that he is a Christian. He opened his Shirt and showed us his cross and informed us that he belongs to two churches- Catholic and Bible Church.
 Pradeep knelt down whenever he visited with us. He made our rooms twice a day and gave extra bottles of water. We asked him whether he would introduce us to his Pastor. His Pastor delightfully invited us to be his guest preachers on Sunday. On Sunday, Pradeep first took us to his home. His wife who appeared to be very godly greeted us with great honor. His children greeted us by knelling and touched our shoes. We are now seeing untold humility of Christ in this children. I taught them a chorus:
There is nothing too hard for thee dear Lord
Nothing, nothing, there is nothing too hard for thee.
After the visit we headed to the Church Where we were warmly welcomed by the Pastor. The service started with praise and worship which was followed by our sermons. After the sermons, we had to pray and laid hands in each of the 90 Christians. All the children had to kneel and touch our shoes. We experienced amazing love. We now realized that this is where God wanted us to minister. Returning to Ramada, Pradeep came in the evening to find out whether we had had dinner. We told him that we were planning to eat a chocolate bar. He said: “no you need to eat something.” He took us to McDonald’s and bought hamburgers for us. We are now experience compassion and generosity of God through Pradeep who had a very limited income.
                On Monday we took a taxi to the Indian Embassy where were directed to another location for. Arriving there we were directed to another office for photos. While we were there, we were informed that it will take seven days to get visa and from another source we learned that seven days may turn to seven weeks.  We quickly decided to return to USA. We had to buy tickets which we had not budgeted. So on February 24 we bounded Sri Lankan Airline to Dubai, then air France to Paris and to Atlanta and the Delta airline took us to Dallas .Martin and I parted in Dallas and finally I flew with Southwest Airline to Amarillo.
                Being a student and a researcher by passion, I did extensive research. I found that European and America Church leaders who were attending Christian conferences were denied entry visa. In the same month two Catholic Archbishops who were to attend Liturgy conference we denied visa. This is what Catholic News reported “As Church leaders protested a rising tide of anti-Christian sentiment, India’s government added new fuel to the protests by denying visas to two Vatican officials who had been scheduled to address a conference on liturgy next week. Archbishop Arthur Roche, the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship; and Archbishop Portase Rugambwa, the president of the Pontifical Missions, quickly cancelled their plans for a visit to India after learning that they would not be granted visas. A spokesman for the Indian bishops’ conference said that the bishops would press government officials for an explanation.” We learned that Indian Government doesn’t owe you any explanation when it comes to denial and cancellation of visa. In our case we were being killed with kindness.
We further learned that in India Christian are being persecuted by both extremist Hindu and Muslims. The act of violence against Christian includes arson of churches, re-conversion of Christians to Hinduism by force and threats of physical violence, distribution of threatening literature, burning of Bibles, raping of nuns, murder of Christian priests and destruction of Christian schools, colleges, and cemeteries.
And thus, by being locked in transit detention, and being dumped to Sri Lanka at our expenses, we were only getting a tiny dosage of what the Saints in India are going through. We now praise God for counting us worthy to suffer with His Saints in India. I now can claim: “I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patience endurance which that is ours in Christ Jesus.” The words which I got from our brothers and sister were very encouraging: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” This include being crucified with Him, so that we may raise with Him. We were assured of his victorious presence:  “Fear not for I have redeemed you. You are mine. When you go through waters I will be with you…When you walk through fire you will not be burned. For I am Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. (Isa 43:1-5. We were also convinced that whatever happened will not diminish God’s love for one another: In the words of St. Paul: “I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything in all creation, which will be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours in Christ Jesus.” And to all those  who are persecuting the Christian I would warn you with the words of third century African Church Father, Tertullian: “The more you persecute us the more we will spread, for the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Gospel.”
            Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and present you to his glorious presence without faulty and with great joy-To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forever! Amen. Jude24-25
Patriarch John Githiga
All Nations Christian Church International


February 2015
At once the Spirit sent him out into a desert, and he was in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by Satan, he was in the wilderness with animals and the angels attended him. Mark 1:12. 
I love the Lord so much because beside being my Savior and being in me, he went through what you and I go through in our earthly journey. This includes wilderness experience. Note that this experience was preceded by a move- from Nazareth to Galilee- and initiation, the Spirit descending on him, and the affirmation from God the Father- “You are my son, whom I love and with whom I am well pleased.” Jesus temptation is dramatization of our journey which is characterized by wilderness experiences which are part of our rites of passage. We go through wilderness when we are moving from one place to another, one developmental stage to another and from one social status to another. The experience include crises. And in case of going out for mission, Satan work overtime particularly to sabotage God’s mission. In January, we purchased, the ticket for my son who was moving to Spain and my ticket for India. After this we were in red. As I write this message, I have received a letter from our property manager informing us that two apartments are vacant. Mary is also sick. Satan comes at the opportune time. We ask you to be our ministering Angel through prayer and financial contribution.  
DUMP SITE SCHOOL PROJECT: Please keep praying for the dump site school project which started on 14th January2015. We have 50 children attending school in this structure instead of joining their parents to look for food and other stuff in the dump site. We have 10 am porridge and a feeding program for them 12:0pm daily Monday to Friday. It’s a struggle but together we can make it happen. Pastor ken and Mary Otieno, Nakuru, Kenya  
 ILIGAN CITY PHILIPPINE: As usual this Saturday we fed 200 children, the program included teaching bible lesson. We plan to have Youth program and marriage enrichment seminar this month. Bishop Stephen Villaester. 
ISAAC Cyprian GITHIGA arrived in Valencia Spain and is teaching English and is grateful for your prayer. He Thanks St. Cyprian’s International Church for their financial support. 
MISSION TO INDIA; as mention in the previous letter, Dr.Martin Davis and I will be ministering in Chennai with Grace Ministries under Pastor Peter Palani. The program l include equipping the shepherds, preaching the Gospel in the village, ministry to the orphans and Sunday Service. The Holy Mount under the oversight of Pastor Param Jyothi. The program include Clergy and Spouses conference, ordination of 55 priests, Consecration of a Bishop, ministry to orphans and widows and evangelistic preaching. 
DARRIN FORD Pastor of Missio Dei Life Church, Donora, PA will be ordain on Second Sunday of Easter, 3.12.2015 Keep Darrin and Trish in your prayer. 
WE ARE MOST GREATFUL to all who are supporting children home under the pastoral care of Monica and Najeeb Ishtiaq and all other ministries, feeding programs and missions and running expenses of ANCCI. We ask all our friends and affiliates to send their contribution via patriarch@allnationscci.org or check payable to ANCCI and send it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114, USA 
Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing. To the only God our Savior Jesus Christ our Lord, glory, majesty and dominion, and authority, before all time now and forever more. Amen. Jude 24.


JANUARY 2015
To prosper in the New Year, we need to heed the word of God to Joshua when he was leading the people of God to cross the Jordan to the Promised Land. “Get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give them. I will give you every place where you set your foot…I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you…Be strong and courageous... Do not let the book of law depart from your mouth, meditate on it day and night…To prosper, we have to walk by faith. The promise is “I will give you every place where you set your foot.” We have also to read and meditate on the Holy Scriptures. I strongly recommend you to use Daily Office (copy and paste these two word in Google) and you will get the site with Daily Office. This program, not only that it will help you to read the Bible within two years, you will also cover Christian doctrine. It will nourish your soul and equip you for the battle against Satan. It will fill you with the knowledge of God and therefore fill you with courage because He who is in you is Wonderful, Counselor,  Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, the Light of the world, the Bread of life, the Living water and the King of Kings.” If this God is in and with us, who can be against us?
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GOD WILLING, WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
January 10 – March 28, Second Semester, ANCCIU Canyon Campus
January 18= Ordination, St. Cyprian’s Intl Church, Amarillo, TX
February 18 to March 4 Patriarch will minister with Grace Ministries and Holy Mount ministries in India.
June 3-10 Patriarch Minister with Tribal Ministry in Philippines
August 14-24 Mission to Kenya
October 5-7 Gathering of Nations- El Paso, Texas
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WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL
to all of you who gave financial support to ANCCI. You indeed helped us in domestic and foreign missions, equip church leaders, feed the hungry and also with the running expenses. We are requesting you once again to support us for the above ministries. Make your check payable to ANCCI and mail it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114 or through PayPal at
patriarch@allnationscci.org
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FROM ISAAC GITHIGA

With all the continuous blessings of the New Year, I'm pleased to announce that I'll be moving to Spain on January 24th. I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach English abroad, and would like to thank everyone for their blessings. And ask for your prayer and financial support for relocation expenses.
May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace,   Amen
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Patriarch John G Githiga

December 2014
In those days, the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the chief among the mountains. it will be raised above the hills. All the nations will stream to it. Nations will not take up the sword against nation,
Nor will they train for war anymore. Isaiah 2:2, 4b.

We are preparing this this message while mourning 54 Christians who were killed by Islamic terrorist at Mandera Kenya. 28 of them were killed in the bus. 22 of them were teachers and were either shot at their head or beheaded which symbolized that the terror group is antichrist, anti-education, and anti-development. However, in spite of this as painful news, the word God has a promise: “Nation will not take up the sword against nation.” The word God encourages us: “And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it”. Our Lord promised us victory:  “In this world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” This victory is predicted in the creation story. After the apostasy of our first parents (Gen 3:1-6) it was announced that the seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent’s head. It is amazing how God gives His faithful children victory over death. There is moving testimony of four children in Bagdad, who were asked to deny Christ by ISIS. They courageously said “no, we love Yeshua, we have always loved, we have always followed Yeshua, Yeshua has always been with us.” Then their heads were chopped off. And they went to glory. The word of God encourage us to stand firm because we are victors: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life… nor anything in all creation, which will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
IN THIS MONTH WE CELBRATE THE WORD who became flesh (all that is human) and dwelt among us full of grace and truth. The announced to the blessed Mary: “You will be with a child and give birth to son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and be called the son of the Most High. The Lord will give him the throne of his father David and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end.” Luke 26-32. With this King of Kings in and with us we should not be afraid. We are a part of the nations which “will not take sword against nation.” Better still, you belong to “a great multitude which no one can count, from every nation, tribe, people and language standing before the throne…crying with aloud voice: ‘Salvation belong to our God who sits on the throne, and to the lamb.” Rev 7:9-10
WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL to all who have sent their contributions which has enabled us to give relief to pastors , orphanages and feeding programs in Philippines, India, Liberia, Uganda and Kenya. May God who sees in secret reward you and fill with his peace.
WE ARE GLAD TO REPORT that ANCCI University which has a charter from the state of Texas has received accreditation from Christian Works World Council of Post-Secondary and Religious Education.
We expect all our ministers to enrolled by visiting>
ttp://ancciuniversity.org/university/application.php
PRAY FOR US as we receive call for missions to India, Philippines, Kenya, Uganda in 2015. Your generous contribution for this and other ministries is highly appreciated. Make your check payable to ANCCI or send fund by PayPal at patriarch@allnationscci.org.
May God fill you with joy and Christmas blessing

++John and + Mary Githiga
All Nations Christian Church International
P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114. USA


November 2014
I form the light and create the darkness
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things. Isaiah 45:7

As the global village experience natural disaster, flood, typhoon, Ebola, Jihadist the questions which are raised are: Where is God? What should be the response of the governing authorities? What will happen to us? Is the world coming to an end? Or are these upheavals ushering in the day of the Lord?           
Ebola epidemic is the great threat in West African countries. It is reported that this epidemic is great than the official reports because people are reluctant to admit that their loved one has the virus. It is estimated that in West Africa more than 4500 people have died. We have one death in Dallas Texas. The challenge of this decease is that it turned the patient’s body to a weapon of mass destruction and for that reason the patient is ostracized when he needs his loved one the most.
As mentioned in the previous Newsletter, Jihadist continue to be a global threat Two million Christian in Syria and Iraq are being persecuted. With a large number of them fleeing their countries. So the question is where is God in all things calamities? Prophet Isaiah is responding to these questions. The Creator says: “form the light and create darkness .I bring prosperity and create disaster.” Can anything good come from tribulation? The Psalmist has an answer: Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. Ps119:67. As you read this message you may be undergoing through ISIS, Ebola, financial problem, physical or psychological pain, character assassination, betrayal, separation or divorce. The Apostle James would advise you: count it all joy. St. Paul would add: and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose (Roman 8:28). You may ask: “What should I do?” But the best question is what should I be? The best answer comes from our Master: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remain in me and I in him, he will bear much fruits; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). In Christ we feel secure even when facing the storm of life. You will hear the Holy Spirit whispering: “Rejoice in the Lord always. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything with prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God (Phil 4:4f).” You then shout with the Psalmist: The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid? (27:1)
FROM PAKISTAN I would like to update you that Lord is moving through One Vision Ministries in Pakistani am glad to inform you that we are shaking the nation of Pakistan by winning them for the kingdom of God. We had Water Baptism Service where we won more than 30 new believers and baptized them. We felt the presence of God. Praise the Lord. Eva...Monica, Vision Ministries. 
FROM LIBERIA “My Bishop, how are you sir? I am very happy to hear from you by this time sir. Thank you so much for having me on your mind sir.” Note that our brother does not either ask for aid or talk about Ebola.
FROM INDIA Dear Bishop John
On October 31 our church prayed from 10pm to 5am. We were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues and praised God. We prayed for you and God assured us that He will bless you and protect you in all ways. He gave us these words for you: “Be strong and of good courage, and do it, fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” ICor 28:20 Paster Peter Palani.
ANCCI UNIVERSITY. We are urging all the Ministers, evangelists to enroll at ANCCIU. The command of our Lord in the Great Commission is to go and teach all what our Lord commanded. Jesus was and still is a great teacher. The only way you can teach is by being a theological student. Take advantage of our Seminary by enrolling by visiting http://ancciuniversity.org/university/application.php

RECOMMENDED BOOK: THE SECRETS OF SUCCUSS IN MARRIAGE
“Patriarch John Githiga is qualified to teach on marriage. He has been married to the same woman for almost a half century. I have seen him interact with his wife, and he is an example of a godly husband. I encourage you to read his book.” Bishop Tom Brown.www.tbm.com

The other great book is MINISTRY TO ALL NATIONS which is a story of how Mary and I went through fire without being burn and how we used tribulation as a spring board for reaching out to All Nations. Get the two books for a gift of $30 or more.You can also  get the two books electronically in pdf for the gift of $20. Send your donation by PayPal @ partriarch@allnationscci.org or a check earmarked John Githiga at P.O. 79805, Amarillo, TX 79114, USA

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you.
And gracious to you: the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
++John G Githiga


October 2014
 “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed, such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nations will rise against nations and kingdom against kingdom” (Mark 13:7-8). Our time has witnessed the fulfillment to our Lord’s prophecy. Not only that we are hearing rumors of war, but untold suffering caused by wars which are started by the Jihadist. They have caused terrible suffering both to Muslims, non Muslims, and Christians. As we write this message, 35,000 Syrians have fled to Turkey. A large number of moderate Muslims and Christian in Iraq have escaped to the barren mountains. The majority of the kidnapped Nigerian girls are still suffering with ten of the parents dying of heart attacks. I like the way our Lord Jesus interpreted these tribulations: “These are the beginning of birth pains.” They are indeed ushering in the Day of the Lord. As we write, the Western nations and five Arab nations have teamed together to fight the common enemy-ISIS. But the most important question is: What should Christians do? Following the footstep of our Lord, we must reach out to all people who are suffering. This includes the Muslims. Being the Day of the Lord, the nations are looking for the Prince of Peace. We have to be involved individually and as a team. Bishop Stephen’s who has oversight of ANCCI Diocese in the Philippines is a shining example. Besides feeding Muslims, Christians and non Christians at the Dumpsite, he teams up with the Government to reach out to the Muslim rebels. This is his testimony:
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FROM PHILIPPINES “We were given a chance again to visit the Camp of the MORO NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (MNLF) Muslim Rebels Camp, together with some Government Officials, Military, and NGO’S. The Government brought 100 sacks of rice, 20 carabaos, vegetable seeds, fertilizers, and there was also a program where I was one of the main speakers.  The Muslims in our area gathered in one place and requested me to be one of the SPEAKERS, well, some people/Ministers do not like the idea of accepting the invitation because to them accepting such an invitation is a compromise, but what is a compromise? To me, I did not compromise my faith, what I shared and preached is JESUS CHRIST, is that a compromise? I shared and preached JESUS in the BIBLE. I believe that even Muslim needs JESUS, they need to hear the GOSPEL OF CHRIST which is the GOSPEL OF PEACE.“ Bishop Stephen
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This is indeed the Christian way. Remember, Jesus not only reached out to a Samaritan woman, he gave her living water and turned her to an evangelist, and then stayed in Samaria for two days. There are Muslims who are looking for the living water which comes from the Prince of Peace. As we write this message, we have brought a Muslim to the Prince of peace. This man was a Mosque care taker, in the predominately Muslim community. God attracted him to Jesus through our website. All glory to God
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CHURCH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE for ministers and their spouses which intends to equip the shepherds for the ministry will be held in Kenya (the venue will be announced) on August 17-21, 2015. Those coming from USA, Asia, and Europe who want to participate in cultural experiences need to plan to be in Kenya from 14-24 August. The program will include a visit to the Game Park, preaching the Gospel, mutual edification, visiting the local churches, consecration and enthronement of Bishops. How much? This is the common and genuine question. After the purchase of your air ticks, you will need at least $1000 for ground travel, motel, game park fees and other incidentals?. Depending on your departure airport, you will need $2500 or more. ANCCI doesn't make any profit from this event. For those coming from the USA, who feel called to go, we will give you information about the travel agent whom we use. If you resolve to attend, email patriarchjohngithiga@gmail.com ASP.
Our coordinators in Kenya are:
Archbishop-Elect William wgkgithigah@yahoo.com, and
Bishop Stanley >kingomlions@yahoo.com
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FROM UGANDA
“Dear Patriarch John
Thank you for your prayers the Lord has been so good. We have just come back from 8 days of Gospel crusade.  A large crowd gathered in the football stadium in Manafwa and so many people gave their lives to Christ. Even though it rained throughout we were empowered to preach in the rain. Thereafter we went to Kanyanya for a seven days crusade and many people gave there live to Christ. We give God the Glory. Your prayers and financial assistance will enable us to reach out to more people. The Rev Geofrey Muyanja”
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FROM PAKISTAN
Papa John,
 We are writing to ask for your prayer and assistance for the people who are affected by the floods, resulting from the late-monsoon rains. My Husband Evangelist Najeeb, C.E.O of One Vision Ministries and other team members had surveyed the flood affected areas and saw the all critical situation of people with their own eyes.  They found that there is nothing except water, everything is destroyed by the flood’ waters, Children and women are in great trouble suffering from dangerous diseases and the mud water.
Evangelist Monica
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We ask your prayers and financial assistance for supporting the ministry. Make you tax deductible check payable to ANCCI and mail it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114. We thank you in advance. 
And now  to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
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Patriarch John Githiga
All Nations Christian Church International


MISSION TO UK AND KENYA June 3-July 3, 2014
What do you have that you don’t receive?
I have nothing that I didn’t receive.
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We are most grateful to God for his provision and protection and all of you who supported us with finance and prayers.
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 I boarded United Airlines in Houston on June 3rd and Landed at Heathrow airport on June 4, 2014, where I was cordially welcomed by the lady in uniform with gracious words: “well come darling.” This set a tone to the hospitality and love I experienced in the Living Faith Diocese. Bishop Steve and Mama Mikah took great care of me. Ian our driver took us to all places we had plan to visit. My desire was to visit headquarters and the people who have made enormous contribution to what I have and what I am. We visited Boys Brigade Headquarters who vacillated us when we were starting the First Nakuru Company of Boys and Girls Brigade which became the mother of Brigade movements in Kenya organized by Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist churches whereby Mary became the Captain of GB and I was Captain of BB.The BB motto which impacted our character is “Sure and Steadfast.” The GB motor is “seek and follow Christ.”  We spent quality time with Steven Dickenson, Brigade Secretary and was overjoyed when Bishop Steve decided to start BB and GB Company in his Diocese. This is a great program for youth and would strongly recommend our churches to start this program. For more information visit> www.brigade.org.uk>

In addition we visited Oxfam headquarters, the body of Christ helped me when I was reaching out to the troubled children and youth in Nakuru, Kenya. They assisted in putting up the first buildings of the St. Nicholas’s children home.
The most rewarding time was a visit to Father Martin and Mama Cynthia Peppiett who are my spiritual parents and guardian Angels. Martin was my vicar and mentor when I was a young evangelist at Nakuru. They ministered to me after I had nasal operation. My beloved Africans could not leave me alone. The more I was visited and talked, the more I bled and the more I bled the more African  Christian stayed with me. I don’t know how Father Martin knew that I was just about the bleed to death, he came and took me to his guest house where stayed for two weeks until I was completely healed. If they didn’t give me a refuge you couldn’t read this message. When I was visiting with them they gave me the number of Canon Captain Charles
Dickens who was my Principal at Church Arm College, Nairobi. I was surprised to converse with him in Swahili. Better still, Father Martin gave me a biography of Bishop Neville Langford- Smith who ordained me deacon and priest and ceremonized our wedding. After reading the biography, I had a great appreciation for Bishop Neville and Church Missionary Society which sent him to Kenya. Neville was the only European Bishop. From him I learn how to be “the only.” During my ministry in the USA, I was the only African Priest.” Which was both a blessing and a challenge.
Ministry with Living Faith Church was awesome. The membership included fifteen nations. It is truly “ALL Nations.” And have maintained unity in diversity. They worshiped in Spirit. They have a team of a well-organized team of evangelist who preach the good news in street and institutions.

Helen (Oxfam UK) ......................................................... Martin and Cynthia Peppiatt 
                                                              
Living Faith Church  .................................. Father Martin receiving gift (Saba Saba Conf)

 On July 10, I bordered Brussels Airlines at Manchester and met with Dr Davis at Brussels and were in Nairobi the following day. We were met by Archbishop Elect William who was chief organizer of our mission. He took us to Saba Saba where we held the first clergy conference on June12 to 13. 100 clergy and spouses in attendance were very receptive with a give and take attitude. They gave Dr. Martin and I Kenya Gospels DVD and hand woven handbags for Mary and Sara. On June 15 we ministered two Churches at Ichichi, my birthplace. The Liturgy in both church very spirited with people worshipping in Spirit and truth. We felt the presence of God just we did in the Living Faith Church.

On June 17 we journeyed to the Great Rift Valley and on 18-20 we had clergy/spouses conference in Nakuru- Mary’s birth place where I was ordained priest and where ministered to the troubled children and planted a church in 1960s. The conference which took place at All Nations Church was coordinated by the Rev Gordon and Mary Onyango. Gordon was raised at St. Nicholas’s Children home which we established with the aid from Oxfam.  Our Music team was St. Nichola’s Harmony, our children. They have been ranked as the Best Gospel team in the country. The conference was crowned by the ordination of Gordon and Mary. Like Saba Saba the clergy were very receptive and hospitable. They gave a Kikuyu Bible. Interestingly, I didn’t have a Kikuyu Bible even though Kikuyu is my mother tongue.

On June  the19th  Bishop Thomas Gwako and his five years old Joy Came for us at Nakuru and we drove to Kisii town. And the following two days we had two crusades  in Kisii In the both occasions the spirit was high and we were well received. At ogembo twelve children committed themselves to Christ.

On the 23rd we left for Nakuru, Father Martin and William left for Nairobi so that Martin may fly on the 24th.  Canon Habel and me were left in Nukuru visiting with the families and friend and Ministering with Gordon and Mary. On Saturday, Gordon and Mary took me to the Dumpsite where we started the ministry of troubled children in 1965. There we found pigs, birds and people savaging through the garbage and there were small shelters for the homeless. Hilton Church which was planted and is being ministered by Gordon and Mary was in this neighborhood. On Sunday morning, we had the regular service with Mary leading the music while Gordon was leading the service. Both were wearing Chasuble. We felt the presence of the Holy Spirit in the worship. In the afternoon we had marriage enrichment seminar which was attended by Christian from several Churches. We discussed the challenges which are facing the marriage partners today and the secrets of success in marriage. There was a very high degree of participation.  The event was crowned with love offering for the Patriarch which amounted to Ksh 955.00 this was a generous contribution from church at the dumpsite.

To this end, we experience amazing grace, love and hospitality and the presence of the Holy Spirit which is in keeping to the words of our Master: “God is Spirit, and his worshippers must worship him in Spirit and in truth, for they are a kind of worshippers the Father seeks.” John 4:23. I also learned that I only give that which I have received. Christian of many nations and tribes have planted the seed in me and thereby preparing me to minister to All Nations. I still remember the last sermon which I heard from Peppiett in 1960s: “By love serve one another”. When I visited them this summer, he read this message: “I pray….that all of them may be one Father, just as you and I are one, for just as you are in me and I in you. May they also be in us so that they world may believe that you sent me. I have given them the glory that you have given me that they may be one as we are one.” John 17: 21-23. This is indeed our prayer for all


MOTHER’S DAY-MAY 11 2014
I am writing this message on the centennial celebration of Mother’s Day.  The founder of the day was Anna Jarvis who was the 10th child of 13 siblings. By the time she was born, her mother Anna Reeves Jarvis had lost 9 of her children. So Anna knew the deep pain of a mother losing her children. She started her campaign for mothers when her own mother was very sick and living with her and her brother.  Anna who never married or even became a mother herself became the mother of Mother’s Day.  Interestingly, Anna was inspired by her Sunday school lesson when she was teaching at St. Andrew’s Methodist Episcopal Church. She concluded with a prayer:

“I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother’s day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life.”

She then became the person whom God used. On May 10, 1914, after a tireless campaign, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday of May a public holiday. Now, this Mother’s Day in 2014 has found mothers with unbearable pain for their 230 daughters who were abducted in Nigeria by a terrorist, who claims that god (Satan) has told him to capture the girls and sell then. The main issue sparking their manner of abduction is the education which the girls were receiving which the leader Boko Haram regards as sin. The girls were captured when they were sitting for the national exam. The timing was calculated. While this brought fear to mothers and daughters, it also produced women heroes and has inspired girls in Islamic countries to continue to pursue education.  51 Nigerian girls jumped from a running vehicle and fled. Please continue praying for the abducted innocent girls and their families. Pray for all women in the countries where women are dehumanized.

We also ask your prayers for Dr. Martin Davis and me as we prepare for mission travels to the UK and Kenya. As we have shared in the previous letter, I will be in the UK for a week visiting with Bishop Steven Evans and the religious bodies who made enormous contribution to what I am. This will include my Spiritual father Rev. Martin Peppiatt.  In Kenya we will have three clergy conferences, ordinations and enthronement of Archbishop William.

+Please share in the joy that the Rev. Dr. Mary Githiga was recently honored for her 11 years of dedicated ministry to Hospice patients.  The family of a now deceased woman, whom she ministered to, wrote this note to Mary:
“Dear Mary, “Thank you for the wonderful care you provided to our mother! She always enjoyed your smile, kind heart and tenderness. We always knew she was in good hands.”

And now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy-- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages now and forevermore!  Amen

++John Githiga


April 23, 2014
EASTER COMMUNITY

I had several things I wanted to do on Good Friday, but my mind and body could not cooperate.  After working eighteen hours a day shepherding the flock from all over the globe, I was drained. So, I resolved to do nothing but to be a sheep. In the afternoon my wife and I drove to the Cross at Groom, Texas.  This is the biggest cross in the Western Hemisphere.  It was there that we found a Catholic priest leading his flock through the Stations of the Cross.  We joined the flock.  I was deeply touched by the sight of Jesus falling three times. The priest informed us that he did not pretend to fall, but he was completely exhausted and that as we bear our cross, by the time we fall the third time we need to ask for help from someone else, help to lift the cross for us. After the Stations of the Cross, we visited an artistic image of the Angel Michael killing the dragon.  The sight of this archangel and the power he had over the dragon give me a feeling of security.

After the Spiritual nourishment at the cross, we went to a restaurant where we placed our order. After the meal, we waited for our ticket, but it did not come. We finally had to call the waiter and ask: “Where is our ticket?” She told us, “Some people have already paid for your meal.”  She surprised us.  We asked, “Where are they? We need to say thank you to them.”  But she told us, “They have gone.”  We rejoiced for being fed spiritually and physically for free. This was indeed a Surprise from the Risen Lord.  We learned about the kindness and love of the Good Shepherd and the Easter community.

1.  The Easter Community is nourished by the Good shepherd. The miracles which Jesus performed after the resurrection were related to feeding.  When he appeared to the hungry disciples who had fished the whole night catching nothing, he miraculously helped them to catch 153 fish.   And when they went ashore, they found that the Risen Lord had prepared a breakfast for them. Not only does the Good shepherd feed us, he also protects us.  This is what he says: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, no one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father who has given them to me is greater than all, and no one can snatch them out of my father hand.”   John 10:27-29.

2.   The Easter Community is transformed and inclusive. After Easter, Peter preached in the house of a gentile saying, “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile.  But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean.” (Acts 10:28)  The fellowship of the Risen Lord embraces persons of all nationality, races, tribes and social strata.

3.  The Easter Community preaches the Good News of peace. They don’t poke, gossip, insinuates. The only thing which they allow to filter in their mind is “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellence or praiseworthy—think about such things.  (Philippians 4: 8)  By planting the seed of peace this is what they get: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) Filled with this peace, they are not  “…anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”   Philippians 4:6

4.   As Easter Community, we have three Keys to success:  Forgiving, Giving, and Thanksgiving.   And for that reason we sing with the Psalmist:  “Praise the Lord, O my soul; and my inmost being, praise his holy name.  Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”  Psalm 103: 1-2
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April 2014
The Sunday of the Passion and Palm Sunday is preceded with bad tidings from abroad and close to home.  On March 8th, Malaysia flight 370 disappeared with 239 passengers and crew.  The missing are fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters of someone. To date no one knows their whereabouts despite the massive search efforts by twenty-three countries. There have also been the shooting of the innocent soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas whereby three soldiers died ending with the shooter turning the gun on himself.  I was directly affected by this incident since the soldiers who were killed belong to the unit of which my son David is the chaplain.  My son had to be with the victims of this tragedy from 6.30 pm to 2.00 am.  When I called him he sounded exhausted.
In Kenya, innocent Christians of ‘Joy Church of Jesus Christ’ in Mombasa were shot by Jihadist during their church service.  The gunmen, one armed with an AK-47, entered the church through the back door and opened fire on the worshipers.  The trainer of the youth terrorist who committed this crime against the unarmed victims was later shot by an unknown assailant as he was being released from the courts.  He had a motto: “Our innocents will be on your innocent.”, meaning he was training innocent youth to kill innocent Kenyans. This is indeed, the totality of evil.  These are the activities of the same evil spirit- Satan -who intends to imbue the world with fear.  
The Passion and Palm Sunday is a dramatization of good tidings and bad tidings; the humiliations and exaltation of Jesus.  Palm Sunday commemorates his triumphant entry into Jerusalem riding a donkey depicting him as the Prince of Peace.  Hence the crowd praised him, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.” The Passion reminds us of His humiliation. Although all things were created through Him and for Him and although he was the Lord of the cosmos and that it is in Him that all things hold together and even though He is God, He emptied himself, He became a human being.  How tiny did the Lord of the universe become?  Biologists tell us that the first day in the womb the fetus is as tiny as the period which you see at the end of this sentence.  As though that was not enough, he also took the form of a servant. The Greek word for servant means slave.  The Lord of all that is seen and unseen humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death on the cross.  As a suffering servant, “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief... He was despised and we esteemed him not. Surely He has borne our grief and carried our sorrows… He was wounded for our transgression. He was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole and with his stripes we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:3-5  Though he died, he was raised with a spiritual, everlasting-- non-aging body.  God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name and that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue  confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  So if you are suffering with Him, as many are during this time, be fully assured that you will be glorified with Him.

PRAISE REPORT
+Pastor Kakumbi Katondo, his wife, Furaha and Zion Excellence Community
Church in the Congo DR were received into ANCCI.   
+We also welcome Bishop Steven Villaester and ANCCI Diocese of Philippines with both hands.  We pray that God continues to console Bishop Stephen and his family over the death of his Father, Bishop Adriano.  
+Bishop Steven Evans has started TV ministry with TBN. May God be glorified.  +Bishop- Elect Kennedy and Mary Otieno continue feeding those in need at dumpsite, Rhoda slums and the displaced people in Nakuru.  He says: “We know that as most of us will be celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the kids will have nothing to celebrate as they will be thinking of where food will come from. These kids are eating one meal a day, if they are lucky. Most of them survive on water, porridge or on what they get from garbage.”  
+Monica Najeen continues with the Children’s Bible School as well as reaching out to the slave children who work on bricks.  
+From Pastor Rolando of Tribal Ministry in Philippines writes: “Dearest Beloved Bishop John, Thank you for the money which you sent us which really helps with my wife’s hospital bill. I am very glad and honored to be working with you in the vineyard of our most High God and how I wish you can personally visit me here in Davao City.”

And finally my dear people,
I ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR FR. MARTIN DAVIS AND I AS WE PREPARE FOR OUR MISSION TO KENYA. The situation in Kenya is worsening. Pray that the Lord may provide us with finances and that we may be preserved when we get there.
For those who are providing for the ministry, be encourage by God’s word:  He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.  And the Lord will pay him back, what he has given.  Proverb 19:17

May God be with you in the Holy Week and always,
Patriarch John Githiga


March 2014
February 23, 2014 witnessed the ordination of Rev. Skip Beyer and the fulfillment of a vision which God gave him seven years ago. The vision was as follows:

PROPHETIC VISION FROM MY STUDENT

January 21, 2007
Dream: I saw you Pastor flying very high in the sky. You had the head and body of an eagle and your vision was very sharp, indeed. You could see the layout of the land for many miles. Your beloved wife was also seen as an eagle but she was maintaining the warfare on the ground by intercession.  She seemed like she was a small bird in comparison, but the closer I looked I could see that she was the same size. It was an optical illusion (that she was so small a bird) because I was focused on the “large bird” in the sky.  Pastor, your keen vision allowed you to see “the snakes crawling on the ground.” You then picked up large boulders with your talons and dropped them on the snakes.  The snakes did not completely vanish.  No, they became very small like little worms and they were burrowed into the ground so you could no longer see them.  There were many snakes throughout the land, but you were able to see them and repeat the procedure of dropping large boulders on them- and they would then burrow down in the ground as if to hide away from everyone-  this took place as long as the eagle (bird) on the ground continued to intercede.
Jeremiah 33:3 was the scripture verse that was being carried in his mouth to a far and distant land.  It reads:  Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.   He seemed undeterred by those who were attempting to dissuade him from furthering the work of the gospel.
The large eagle knew of his mission and he was accompanied by many other birds of  like mind and color.  They stayed in the air for what seemed like an indefinite time until they were called away to another province.
Pastor, I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ himself will give you and your spouse the fullness of the interpretation as I left the need to write it for you and send it.
May the Lord bless you and keep you safe.  May you both rest in the palm of His hands and In His Grace.
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Skip S. Beyer

MY INTERPRETATION

I believe the Lord revealed to Skip the very nature of our calling in the ministry we are called to perform. For the last seven years, the Lord has attracted eagles who have been flying high for the ministry.
Most of the Pastors and bishops who the Lord has brought to us are type A or servants with five talents, some of whom have been Jeremiad for their prophecy and fruitfulness. They have also been called to destroy forms without substance. The snakes stand for wisdom and transformation.  Ministry to the people of other nations calls for wisdom which guides us to honor that part of other people’s culture which is God given and which is fertile soil for the Gospel. Yet there are elements in all cultures which need to be transformed by the Gospel. What the viewer saw about Mary was accurate. While I tend to see clearly what is beyond the horizon, Mary sees that which is near.  Ironically, physically she is long sighted while I am near sighted. Yet my inner being tends to perceive more clearly that which is at a distance, while Mary’s inner being tends to see clearly that which is near. While I enjoy venturing, Mary enjoys holding firmly to that which has been revealed to us.
We have also been surprised by our Loving Father for the person he has called to ministry with us. Not only that they are dedicated in planting the seed of the Gospel; their spouses are fully participating in the ministry.  They also participate in Spirit and lead those whom they minister to, to do the same. Consequently, within seven years we have ministries in over 70 countries with more than one million members. All glory to God!
As we shared our stories we found strong connecting threads.  Besides having one faith, one baptism, one hope, one Lord; our spouses have the same name and almost the same height, and we have experience loss of homes through fire and economic hardships which is afflicting the global village.  Most of our affiliates and friends are bearing these or different crosses.  Said differently, we are called to ascend the mount as Moses and Jesus, and the three disciples did. When we obey the Lord of Host, we will have awesome experiences of entering the cloud and seeing the glorified Christ. There we hear the voice of God:  “This is my Son, whom I love and with whom I am well pleased.  Listen to him.”  Matthew 17:5. When we listen and follow Christ, we make every effort to add to our faith goodness; and to the goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.”  2 Peter 1: 5-9.  These qualities make us effective and productive. For the sake of Christ, we bear good fruit which will remain forever.

Finally we ask your prayers and financial assistance for the forthcoming clergy conferences which will be held in Kenya in June. We also ask that you share to others about ANCCI University.  We have enclosed the ANCCIU ad.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always!

++John and +Mary Githiga


February 2014
Every wise Christian looks forward to the Day when the King will say: “…Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came visit me.” Matthew 25: 34b-36. Here our Master is giving us the summary of the ministry of those who are in the Kingdom of God.
We are most grateful to all those who are enabling us to reach out to “one of the least of these brothers” of Christ. Last year and the beginning of this year, using your funds, we sent relief to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, “Children Bible School” and children who are victims of “slave child labor” in Pakistan, five orphanages, clothed and fed  internally displaced persons in Kenya. We assisted our school in Masai land which is protecting Masai girls from forced marriages. You also funded four clergy conferences in Zambia and Kenya. 
Martha Musungu, Kenya
Thank you so much for the contribution for the feeding ministry. We really appreciate. God bless.
Eva. Monica, Pakistan
Dear Papa. Greetings!  Yes, I received the money that you sent, thank you so much for your love and care to help these “slave child labor” who are in great persecution. We are praying that Lord bless you and protect you always. Your Daughter in Pakistan,  Evangelist Monica Najeeb.
Ken Otieno, Kenya: We thank the Almighty God for what is happening in our churches.  We have seen increases in salvation, deliverance and restoration and conversions in schools. We are also using your financial assistance in feeding in dumpsites and internally displaced persons. Thank you so much. God bless you. Ken and Mary, Growing strong
In the USA, Dr. Elizabeth Larson ministers in prison, Fr Joe and Rev. Marlene are reaching out to the Native American youth.  Chaplain Daryl Gray and Rev. Mary Githiga give pastoral care to the sick and the dying through Hospice and healing services are held in our Mission Cathedral.
Dear friends, we now ask your prayers and financial assistance for the ministry to the “least of the brothers and sisters” and for equipping the clergy through our Seminary and overseas mission. God willing, we will have three clergy conferences in Kenya. We also need scholarship aids for our seminary students. All of our students work 40 hours a week, receive a minimum wage, and take their classes on weekends and evenings. Make you tax-deductable check payable to ANCCI.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and present you before his glorious presence without fault and great joy-to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forever more! Amen

Dr. Elizabeth Larson ministers in prison
Photos coming
Ken and Mary Otien feeding at Dumpsite in Nakuru
Photos coming
Evangelist Monica and her husband reaching out to enslaved children


NEW YEAR MESSAGE
January 2014
Solomon said to the Lord: “Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil.” 1 Kings 3:9. 
Interestingly, Solomon did not ask for wealth or power for dictating those he governs or for destroying his enemies. Rather, he prayed for wisdom so that he may distinguish between right and wrong.

This is the best prayer for the New Year. We need to pray for wisdom from above. As the Apostle James puts it, “…the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” This wisdom is fruitful. Those who possess this wisdom are peacemakers. They sow in peace and raise a harvest of righteousness. James 4: 17-18.

Those who lack this wisdom are partisan, with dead faith; they have form but no substance.  They are dry wells, with untamed tongue; impatient, earthly, and unspiritual. The Apostle Paul would define those without wisdom as those who dwell in their sinful nature. “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry (worship of self, money and power) and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits and rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy, drunkenness, orgies and the like.” Paul concludes that “those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” We could add that they are not in the Kingdom of God--- FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WHERE GOD’S WILL IS BEING DONE.

When we submit ourselves to God and repent of our sins the word of God has good news for us: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1: 9. When this precious work is done, we become like wise virgins who had oil in their lamps. We automatically attain wisdom from above. We bear the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

When we live with and in the Holy Spirit the reward is great both in this world and the world to come.  Jesus put it this way: “I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5
Our prayer for you is that you be filled with wisdom from above, that you may bear the fruits of the Spirit. We pray that you will submit your time, talent, treasure to God that at the end of all things the Master will say to you: “Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:21

The Lord bless you and Keep you;
The Lord make his face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord turn his face toward you,
And give you peace.     Numbers 6:24-26
++John and +Mary Githiga

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
December 2013
Dear Friends,
We thank God every time we remember you.

This morning as I was preparing this message, I saw a woman on a TV program, ‘The Doctors’ holding a miracle baby. She was told by doctors that she would never have a child. Then there came a time that she had unusual stomach pains and she had to be taken to the emergency room. When she was examined the doctor told her: “I have two things to tell you, you are pregnant and you are in labor.” This was a great surprise for this mother since she never stopped having her monthly period. On Christmas we have the exceeding joy of celebrating a miracle baby: Jesus Christ. We celebrate the Eternal Word who became all what we are except sin and dwelt among us. The Word was at the root and the foundation of the universe. He transcends time and space. The Pygmy knew him long before they heard the Gospel. They sung:  “In the beginning was God.  Today is God.  Tomorrow will be God.  Who can make an image of God?  He has no body.  He is word which comes out of your mouth. That word!  It is no more. It is past and still it lives. So is God.”  They believed on the Word as Logos who was, who is and who is to come.”
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)  We should therefore celebrate Christmas with joy because we are the victors. Whatever you are facing you should say with the Palmist: “The Lord is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?  (Psalm 27:1)

On Christmas we celebrate Jesus’ birth and our rebirth. As the Beloved disciple puts it:  “Yet all who received him, to those who believed in His name, he gave them power to become children of God.”  As you celebrate Christmas season and all seasons, see yourself as a miracle baby in the hands of the loving God.  Be encouraged by Psalm 37: 3-5 “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.  Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your ways to the Lord, Trust also in Him and he shall bring it to pass.” 

In addition, we are most grateful for your prayers and financial contributions which has enabled us to make two overseas missions, three domestic missions, support “Children Bible School” the Seminary in Pakistan, typhoon victims in Philippines, four orphanages in African and also the running expenses. May God supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
To this end, “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage you in every good deed and word.”   2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Patriarch John G. Githiga

++John +Mary Githiga


THE VOICE OF ALL NATIONS
November, 2013

Consecration of Bishop Brandon Honeycutt was a mometious occasion which brought many church families and races together. This is in keeping with ANCCI vision statement: We believe that we are called to mirror the eschatological community of a great multitude which no one can number, of ALL NATIONS, “from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Rev.7:9-10). We enjoyed hospitality. They reminded us of the members of the early church who “ate together with glad and sincere hearts.”

By using the advice of our Master: “Be as wise as serpent and harmless as a dove” Kingdom life Fellowship use school facility for their Sunday worship.” We also stood holding our hand in restaurant and praying aloud. This is lesson for us all. We have to fight the devil that is using the atheists to try to remove God from public places. We Christian must be fully convince that the Lord of Host is the owner of all that is, seen and unseen.” In addition, the church planting need not to start with buildings. Start with people and look for the facility which you can use when it is not in use

CRISIS IN PHILIPPINES. We are morning with our brothers in Philippines for the devastating typhoon. I have contacted our two ministers: Rolando Aboloc of Tribal Ministries and Remegio Blanco of Harvester Ministries. Blanco was unable to respond possibly because of the Network. And this is what Brother Roland wrote:

Dearest beloved Bishop John & Family,
I am just taking a chance to reach you in this email address because we don't know where to go this time of Crisis. We are in the Island of Visayas now the second major Island of the Philippines but please if you will send help do not use my address because I cannot receive it. This place is a ghost town already no more business, no stores, no hotels, no Banks, no Offices, and thousands of people are in exodus to other places.” Any financial assistance will be greatly appreciated.

FROM PAKISTAN
Dear Papa John.
Greetings!
First of all I am very thankful to God that you are absolutely fine by the grace of God, I am  always blessed when I receive your e-mails, I found my papa in you. I am also thank you for sending money for the "Children Bible School”. I am serving these children by faith and I will continue it until the end of my breath. We are continuously praying for you and your family, please keep us in your prayers too.
With Lots of Love, Your Daughter, Evangelist. Monica Najeeb.   

FROM UNITED KINGDOM
Mikah just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, 8.5lbs Samuel Lyn Evans. Our love to you and every blessing to the family. Bishop Steven Evans

PRAYER AND FINANCIAL AID TO PHILLIPPINES: While the people of God in Philippines are experiencing a great loss, we do have two strong ministries: Tribal Ministry under the oversight of Pastor Rolando Aboloc and Harvest Ministry found and pastored by Rev. Remegio Blanco. I communicated with both of them and it was only Rolando who responded and inform me that his city was devastated and they have fled to another Island. We are asking for your prayer and a generous financial aid. Below is our letter to these brothers and sisters. 

LETTER TO PHILIPPIANS
We praise God to learn that you and your family are live. We pray that God may give you the inner peace which Jesus referred to when he said. “Peace I live with you, my peace I give unto you and not as the world gives do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled. Neither let it be afraid- In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

WE PRAISDE GOD for saving us after having an accident with 2001 Honda Accord. The car was damaged but I was not hurt. Our second transportation which is not working is ANCCI  1985 Ford Econoline She is asking for a well deserved   retirement. If the Lord touches you to bless us with a new vehicle, God will richly bless you.

We are most grateful to those who are financially supporting our ministry and to those who give funds for feeding, orphanages, Seminary and missions. If the Lord touches you to support His ministry, make your tax deductable check to ANCCI. You can also send your donation through PayPal using>patriarch@allnationscci.org>

WORDS OF WISDOM
If a man shut his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.Proverb 21:13
Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and character which inspires confidence. Sir Witson Churchill.
Spiritual leadership is both human and divine; it requires human and divine relationship; it is service to God and man; it is interpenetrated and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Sanders
And now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and for evermore.

Amen, Patriarch John Githiga
All Nations Christian Church International
P. O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79015 www.allnationscci.org    patriarch@allnationscci.org


A VOICE OF ALL NATIONS
October 15, 2013
MINISTERS RETREAT with 200 in attendance was a mountaintop experience. Mary and I enjoyed love and hospitality from Bishop Tom and the Rev Sonia Brown and congregants of Mission Cathedral.  We were awed by the degree of participation of the church members. The Word of Life bulletin listed 34 ministries. At the end of the retreat we asked for the feedback. The following were reported to be excellent, morning devotions by the Patriarch, praise band, Bishop Doyle prophecy, food, help talk by the Rev.  Debra Young, acted parable by Bishop-Elect Brandon, fellowship, Holy Communion, Faith Brown  talk on media. Spanish service talk. Addition comments: “I was ministered by music.”“Everything was good.” “Just about everything was excellent.” “I liked every speaker.”
Archbishop John Elias Kombo retired and Bishop William Githigah was elected by the Kenyan Bishops and was appointed by the Patriarch as Archbishop of Equatorial African. Archbishop William, who has oversight over Vision Evangelistic International, is also Senior Assistant Commission of Prisons in Kenya. We are most grateful to Archbishop Kombo for organizing a smooth transition. And we pray for Archbishop William that he continue being a good shepherd to the shepherds.
The Rev. Dr. John Mwaniki of Ezra Devotional Ministry and Hope Anglican Church is appointed as Associate Dean at ANCCI University. Currently Dr. Mwaniki is teaching Old Testament Survey by telephone conference. To register for his class visit www.ancciuniversity.org and the click on application on line, fill in the application form and submit. You can also reach Dr. Mwaniki at ezraministries.john@gmail.com
Pray for Dr. Davis Martin who is holding clergy conference in Kenya had a fall and suffered a broken shoulder. He is determined to hold one conference in Sabasaba despite of pain. He will not be able to go to Kisii. Dr. Davis, thank you for sacrificial service. I have just received a text message from him stating: “The first day of conference excellent. 120 plus in attendance. Bwana Yesu asifiwe.Barikiwa(Praise the Lord. Be blessed.)
FEEDING PROGRAM continues in African and Pakistan. In Kenya we continue to feed and clothe at the dump site and internally displaced persons. Your contribution for this ministry will be greatly appreciated
We ask your prayer and financial support for our orphanages and Seminaries in Asia, Africa and Mission and running expenses will be greatly appreciated. Make your tax deductable check to ANCCI, and mail to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114. You can also send the money throw paypal at patriarch@allnationscci.org
Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to the only God our Savior is glory, majesty power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forever more! Amen. Jude 1:24.
++John G Githiga

VICTORY OVER DEATH
OCTOBER, 2013

Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your pain?

These words have being comforting me while I have been mourning the death of innocents who were killed by Jihadist in Westgate Mall and the Christian who were killed at All Saint Church, Peshawar City in Pakistan by the same evil spirit. I shopped in Westgate mall Nairobi in February. So, I know very well this magnificent building where you can get almost any item that you are looking for. At that particular time I was looking for a brief case with four wheels. Some years back you could not get this item in Kenya. There were so many people who were shopping. The Mall has not much different from Westgate Mall in Amarillo, Texas where my wife I go for shopping and relaxation.

What brought lot of tears was that these innocent people were murdered by Al Shabab in the name of God.  They targeted the Kenyans and the Americans and nonMuslims. It was painful  to see the photos of the innocent shopper who were murdered. They included women and children. While the majority of them were Kenyans, there were also Canadians, Italians, French and the Americans.

While I was still weeping for the Saints who have lost their lives in Kenya, I received an email from our Evangelist in Pakistan with photos reporting that 150 people were killed at all Saints Church on Sunday and 130 were injured and the victims included women and children. We were directly affected since we have 8 ministries in Pakistan, which include two children Bible Schools and a Seminary. We also have ministry which empower women and take care of the orphans. In the same way we have nine ministries in Kenya which included feeding at the dumpsites and internally displaced persons. Besides having ministries in these country, the church in the deepest sense is one. So when one part suffers, the whole body is affected. The challenge which the believers in Pakistan face is that they are looked at through the lenses of their Islamic Government.     That being the case, it has been difficulty to raise fund for our ministry in Pakistan. Yet these brothers and sisters are a vital part of the Body of Christ. Interestingly when they reported to me they concluded by asking us: “Please claim a great

revival for Christians of Pakistan.” They did not ask for money. This prayer is answered. The saints who died in All Saints Church planted the seed of the Gospel. As Tertullian, an African Church Father wrote to the Emperor: “The more you persecute us the more we will spread; the blood of the martyr is the seed of the Gospel.”

As with Pakistan Christian we should look at the glory beyond the cross. We should ask with Paul: “death, where is your victory? Death, where is your pain? Christ has conquered death for us. He says: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”John 1125. So for a Christian, physical death is self defeating for it opens the door for endless life with God. The word of God says this about those who have sold themselves to the devil so as to kill. “But the fire came down and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur where the beast and the false prophets were and they were to be tormented day and night forever and ever...This is the second death.” Rev. 20: 7-13

Thus, as Christians we should focus on the victory and the glory. In this regard, our loving Savior says:”In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16: 33.

May the Lord richly bless you,
Peace, Patriarch John Githiga

ANCCI NEWS LETTER AUGUST 15 2013
THE FEAST OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
As we celebrate the feast of St. Mary the virgin, we need to honor her as the greatest mother ever lived. It was through her that our Savior was incarnated. St. Paul puts it this way: “ But when the time had fully come, God sent his son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we may receive full rights of sons and daughters”. As it was with other mothers, the birth is both painful and miraculous. Jenny, who is a master story teller, narrated what she went through when she was giving birth to George Jr. the baby delayed for eleven months and the doctor recommended C-section. Jenny prayed to her “Big God”:  “God if you are not dead, if you are alive and if you want me to continue being a bishop wife, let me have this baby without surgery. She then gave God the day and time she expected Him to act. Surprisingly, the miracle took place an hour before the deadline. After this Jenny prayed: “God forgive me for giving you these conditions.”
We need to bear in mind that the church was born through pain. Most ministries are born through suffering. As indicated in by book Ministry to All Nations, our ministry was born through tribulation and this is why it is appealing to all those who have gone and are still going through suffering. However, as our Mother, St. Mary the Virgin, we should focus on the glory which will be revealed. We should sing with her: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Might One has done great things for me.” Luke 1:46-55. So if you are going through painful experience because of the ministry, remember that the joy of the Lord is your strength:  And therefore sing with Isaiah: “I delight greatly in the Lord, my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with a garment of salvation and arrayed me with  a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with jewels….so will the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up between all nations” Isaiah 61: 10-11. When we are undergoing through the challenges related to birth and nurturing the spiritual children we need to extol the Lord at all time. More importantly, we need to abide in him. The Psalmist puts it this way: “Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man who take refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lion may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:8-10
As we celebrate the ideal mother, St. Mary, let’s also celebrate the motherhood which is predominantly in women and also found in men. This quality helps us to reach out, to conjoin, and to get in touch with, and be involved in a concrete feelings, things and people. It encourages us to repair the broken relationship and fills us with vitality. It allows us to take risks and thereby, enlarge our ego boundaries.”  For further reading, see John Githiga Initiation and Pastoral Psychology (available in Amazon.com) p218
When our ego boundary is enlarged, we have love for all the people of God. We attain the promise of the Risen Lord: “He, who overcomes and does my will to end, I will give authority over the nations…. I will also give him the Morningstar.”
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Dr. John G Githiga
www. allnationscci.org

ANCCI NEWS LETTER MAY 2013
We have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9. We are ever grateful to God for the great work He is doing in and through you.
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I ATTENDED A RETREAT OF SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES in San Antonio which was attended by 53 pastors who are under the oversight of Pastor Brandon Honeycutt. I was awed by the way God is using pastors to fulfill the Great Commission. Each of these men has participated in a short-term mission covering most of the countries which we have not covered by ANCCI.  During the retreat, Pastor Brandon who has been undergoing the discerning process for the position of bishop was officially declared Bishop Elect.  All the pastors joyfully affirmed him God willing he will be consecrated in San Antonio on All Saints Day weekend, Saturday, November 2nd.
The Rev. Mary Githiga was honored and presented a certificate of appreciation on April 20th by BSA Home care and Hospice for 10 years of dedication and service to the patients and their families.
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ANCCI UNIVERSITY PAKISTAN CAMPUS received a contribution of $550.00 from St. Cyprian’s Church Amarillo. This amount is enough their monthly expenses which include the salaries of two professors and rental. I was most blessed by being with then on Palm Sunday through Skype.  Visit allnationscci.org news for more information.  I ask you to complete my joy by giving a contribution which will enable us to equip the pastors of church’s that are being persecuted.
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FEENDING PROGRAMS continue in Kenya by Ken and Mary Otieno and in the Philippines by Bishop Stephen and Sonia Villaester. We are grateful to these servants of God and to those who are giving contribution for this purpose.


News Letter March 2013

As Dr. Martin Davis and I were preparing for our mission to Kenya, I faced something which I have written about, but I don’t like experiencing it, pain.  A week before we took off I had a toothache. The dentist found that I had a crack in my tooth and recommended root canal. Before I had opened my mouth for the orthodontist, I looked at him and said: “Don’t do a root canal if it is not absolutely necessary. If it is a gum problem, just treat the gum!” Surprised at the patients who spoke with authority, he looked at his watch, stared at me and then told me that they are going to take x-rays to make sure I needed the treatment. After taking ten x-rays he told me that the procedure must be done before I left for mission. After sitting for two hours with my mouth open, I felt as though a big stone was grafted in my jaw. The enemy was laughing at me: “we have zipped his mouth. He will not be able to talk.” Yet the Spirit spoke to me using the words of St. Peter: “Casting all your cares upon Him, for he cares for you.”
To my surprise, by the time we landed Jomo Kenyatta Airport with British Air jumbo jet, I had no pain. Gabriel our tour driver took us to ACK Guest house. The following day we visited Margret my sister- in law who fed us a delicious lunch.
After lunch we drove to Murang’a, it was delightful to meet Bishop James who led us to Queen’s Hotel where we stayed for two days. All the clergy who attended the conference were Spirit filled, teachable, and loving. Dr. Martin spoke for hours without notes about the holy Trinity.  I spoke about having a fruitful ministry. At the end of the event we had evaluation and found the following: We had the right audience-church leaders who were teachable with uplifting music, hospitality and had give-and-take attitude. They recommended that next time we need to talk about Christology. After the conference Bishop William drove us to Ichichi and we spent a night in his home. The next day Canon Habel insisted that we must stay in his home. “We need you to stay with us because no Mzungu has ever slept in our home since the foundation of the world.” During a family get together, Martin was the focal point of the attention and everybody wanted a photo with him. Ichichi Christians were hospitable. Not only did they feed us,  but they also took a love offing for us which amounted to KSh 4,600. This was the actual cost of our travel expenses from Nairobi to Ichichi.
On our journey to Nakuru we visited St. Paul’s University which was my academic home for 8 years (three years as a student and five as a faculty). At the gate there were three women guards who had to check our vehicle and then we visited with Prof. GalGalo, the Vice Chancellor who took us around. We visited Dr. Esther Mombo, Deputy Vice Chancellor, who was one of my students. She reminded me about Githiga  Foundation fund which my brother Gideon and I started for awarding books to the students who excel in Pastoral Theology and Missiology, the courses  which we taught when we were faculty. As we were touring St. Paul we got a call from Ken Otieno informing as that the Pastors were waiting for us. We then shorten our tour and headed to Nakuru, the city of my youth and where I was ordained priest and where Mary was born. As we exited the highway, to go to Section 58 we found Ken who guided us to the conference sight. The music and spirit was high. In the morning of this day, I had advised Martin that we wear causal but put on the cross. I was, however amazed to find that most of the participants were wearing three piece suit. Like the shepherds in Murang’a   they were Spirit filled, teachable, and receptive and with inspiring music; but unlike Murang’a, these pastors came from different church families and different communities. They also requested that we come back. The following day we toured Nakuru Game Park where there were thousands of flamingoes. This lake has more flamingoes than any other lake in the world. All the game were well fed and enjoyed posing for a snapshot. From there we visited St. Nicholas’s Children’s home which I founded for Juvenile delinquents in 1965. During those days I had to hunt for children in a dumpstar. They were called children of dumpstar and whenever children in the neighborhood saw me on motorcycle, they sang: mapipa, mapipa (dumpstar). I am so grateful to God because ANCCI is feeding children at the dump site in Nakuru and in Iligan City in Philippines. Now the center has many children, a high school and the church which we planted in 1975. After the visit we went to Mary’s sister, Jane, who entertained and gave us lunch. We had a great time with the in- laws.
The following day we had to leave for Kisii. As you can see in Dr. Davis’s report, the road from Kericho to Kisii was extremely rough and dusty. I felt for Dr.Davis who sat on the front seat and for whom children were singing Mzungu Mzungu(white man) even when he was trying to take a nap. Through God’s protection we arrived at Kisii safely and were taken to Mash Park Hotel. The following day we  journeyed to the conference site. As Fr Martin wrote, the road was dusty and hilly by the time we reached the audience our black suites were dark brown and our heads covered with dust. The first thing our host did was to dust off our clothes and our heads. Entering the church we found Pastor James Sobora from Tanzania teaching. He appeared to be a good teacher. Then Fr Martin and I taught until 6.pm on an empty stomach. At this time I was feeling exhausted and dizzy. Worse still, we had to climb the mountain because we were too heavy for the car. Driving back to the motel we had a second dosage of dust. Upon our arrival bishop Thomas gave me a prescription “take a liter of hot water.”  I drank a liter (1/4 gallon) of hot water while Dr. Davis drank a bottle of cold soda. We then appeased our empty stomach with a chocolate bar. This was the dinner for hungry and exhausted doctors.  For me dust and heat result in pneumonia or an asthma attack.  Miraculously  I didn’t suffer from these conditions. I didn’t even use my inhaler. I am grateful to the Great Physician and for answering the prayer: “protect them hali na mali”.
The following day, we had to journey to Kisii Mountain. As usual the people of God were full of joy. Better still Sophia Gwako had instructed the women to prepare lunch for us. On the third day we had Sunday Service which was well attended. A large number of worshippers could not get a seat in the church and so they worshipped outside. Everybody danced in spirit. They all seemed to enjoy God.
We also had a blessing of ordaining three church planters, as bishops with apostolic succession.
After the service we headed to St.Angelas Orphanage, while most of the children ran for their safety for the fear of a white man, Angela, who  appeared saintly and who was the first child to be admitted in the orphanage, waited for us. We had a good visit with the teachers. After this we went to the church which is ministered by Pastor Francis Matoke. We had met Francis on Friday when he showed the letter of affiliation which I sent to him few days before I left USA. He was a victim of after the election of 2007. He was short with an arrow and had a scar on his head. His testimony brought tears in my eyes. He said “I praise God for what they did to me. Before this suffering I didn’t know God. But the suffering brought me to  Christ. I have forgiven them and I  pray for their progress.” Francis church also includes nine orphans. After the Service we had meal and lovely discussion in his house.
The Kisii ministry, though most challenging;  was also most fruitful. The following day we went to Nairobi and spent the night in the home of Bishop William Githiga. As usual Helen prepared delicious meal for us. Her evaluation was interesting. She said:  “ I love you and I appreciate you because the only thing which you could not eat is a piece metal.” Bishop William appreciated me because I am cool and Martin because he was receptive and patient and diplomatic.
We are most grateful for all those who prayed for us and those who gave us financial support. We returned safely because of you provision and prayer. I still remember a prayer of one of our Seminary students: Mungu uwalinde hali na mali (God protect them in all circumstances (hali) and all that they possess (mali). I recited this prayer every morning. And God indeed answered the prayer.
To this end, if God calls you for overseas mission; know that he is able to provide and protect. In the words of our Master:  “And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13. He also promises: “I will be with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20


NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2013

THE YEAR  2012 witnessed the movement from grace to grace with a climax of consecration of Mission and Patriarch Cathedral which has St. Peter and St. Paul as patron Saints. During the ceremony, the Holy Spirit gave us words from these Saints as words for 2013:  From St. Peter we heard: Casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you. And from St. Paul we heard: Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say rejoice… Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” We praise God for the ministry of Word of Life Diocese which is empowered by the Holy Spirit. On Christmas we celebrated the birthday of Jesus and of Rev. Mary. We are most grateful to Bishop Tom and Rev. Sonia for their love and hospitality birthday cake and other precious gifts.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AND OPENING CEREMONY of ANCCI UNIVERSITY IN PAKISTANI took place almost simultaneously with the consecration of the Cathedral. It took place on December 23(Pakistani being 11 hours ahead our 24th was their 23rd). Interestingly they cut the ribbon in the same way we did in El Paso. The classes will start on 1.11.13. We give big thanks to St. Cyprian’s for donating a start up fund. Your donation of $512 will meet monthly expenses of this institution which is equipping the shepherd the Church which is being persecuted.

CHILDREN BIBLE SCHOOL Children under the leadership of Evangelist Monica Gill is doing well. This is what she says: Shalom! Today I'm blessed to share with you that Lord has done through "Action Life Ministries" in Pakistan. We had Christmas celebration program with orphans; it was really good to see those children who were seeking our helping hands. We gave them food packs. It was really much exciting to see their precious smile. We distributed the gifts to 50 orphans and taught them the word of God.” Thanks to St. Cyprian’s for the contribution which gave a smile to these children. A gift of $100 is enough for monthly expense for this school. (Monica sent the receipts of the purchase).

MISSION TO KENYA: February 11-25, 2013 we ask your prayer and financial support for this mission. Our objectives are to equip the Saints for the ministry and to hold crusades and to minister to the inmates in prison. Below is the schedual: 14-15 Muranga, Central Province: Church leadership conference.15th   House of Bishops fellowship,17. Ecumenical Open Air service at IChichi (Patriarch’s birth place.) 19-20th Nakuru, Rift Valley Province: Church Leadership Conference; 22-24 Kisi; Nyanza Province: Church Leadership Conference and crusade and Prison ministry.
It is your generous contribution which will enable us to equip the shepherds and to win the souls for Christ. Make you tax-deductible gift payable to ANCCI
And now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to the only Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages now and forevermore. Amen
Yours in Christ Service
++John and + Mary Githiga

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE, JOHN & MARY GITHIGA, Dec. 2013
Dear Friends
,
I am writing this message with overwhelming joy flowing from the Spirit of Him who became what we were so as to make us what He is. ”The Word became flesh (all that is human except sin) and dwelt among us full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory of the only Son from the Father.”  Becoming what He is, this is the process which starts from conversion and continues until we are called to glory and when He will come again.
We experience unspeakable joy when we celebrate Christmas in Christ. Listen to what the Angel said: “Be not afraid, for behold, I bring to you good news of great joy which will come to all people. For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” The more we exalt God in Christmas the more we experience the joy of the Lord.  I like the way John the Baptist answered his disciples who complained that “all (John’s followers) are going to him” The Baptist responded: “Therefore this joy of mine is now full, He must increase, but I must decrease.”
To fuel the joy of Christmas, we must refrain from materialism; unrealistic expectation. We need to pray constantly in the Spirit and remain plugged into the Spirit. Connect your mind and soul with things that build you up spiritually-turn to religious channels on TV and Radio; be a part of a fellowship group which meets on a weekly basis; attend church regularly; and, reach out to other people. Use the three keys to success- FORGIVING, GIVING, and THANKSGIVING. We are sanctified by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and by keeping our spirits and souls and bodies sound and blameless at the coming of the Lord.  In Paul’s words: "Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, rejoice."

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU, WONDERFUL UPCOMING EVENTS:
CONSECRATION OF MISSION AND PATRIARCH CATHEDRAL will take place in El Paso on December 24, 2012 at 4.30 pm. The celebrants will be Bishop Tom Brown and Patriarch John.  Great thanks to the Word of Life Diocese for this great work!

ALL NATIONS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY.  We have already established two campuses in the USA- Canyon, Texas; Rayville, LA and plans are underway to start a campus in Dallas, Texas and Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan in January 2013.

Finally beloved, May God be with you in a special way during Advent, the Christmas season and the New Year.
............................................................................................. Yours in Christ Service,
................................................................................ ....... ++John and +Mary Githiga

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2012
On October 28 we had a confirmation service at St. James Community Church at Attleboro; MA.The worship service reaffirmed our vision statement: “empowered by the Holy Spirit, we preach the Gospel to All Nations.”  The service started with praise the worship  led by the Pastor’s wife, Virginia Kimami. Everybody, including the children, danced in Spirit.
After God had “cleansed the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of His Holy Spirit,” we continued with Anglican Confirmation service. We confirmed five youths who had been well taught by Virginia. They had memorized the Apostles ’ Creed, ten commandments and Ephesians 6: 1-4, 10-17. These scriptures were intended to help them to grow in Christian faith enabling them to fight as the soldiers of Christ. The confirmation was followed by group singing from different church families.  What fueled our joy was the inclusiveness of Anglos and Kenyans from different communities who were joined by Spirit into one united spiritual family. The service was crowned with Holy Eucharist and a communal meal.
The mission to St. James took nine days. It was longer than we had planned. Leaving Amarillo on October 25, we missed the connecting flight at Dallas and so we spent a night with our Nephews Habel and Ann Gitogo.  The following day we arrived safely to Boston where we were picked up by Canon Paul. We had scheduled to leave Boston on the 29th, but Super Hurricanes Sandy detained us for five more days. The time with the Gitogos and Kimani was of great blessing to us and to All Nations. We learned enormously about the secrets of success of these young families who came to the USA with nothing except faith. Habel is a doctoral student in engineering while Ann has a Masters in accounting and work for a bank. They regard time as premium. They utilize their time positively surround themselves with Gospel music. They own no TV. They listen to the news from the Internet, filtering out the commercials. They have a fair division of labor, sharing the house chores.
The Kimanis, are extremely busy going to school, teaching, working and ministering. They put God first in their lives. They don’t allow their busy life take away from God’s time. They devote the weekends to God. They also had a fair division of labor. Every member of the family has a house chore and a divine duty. Phoebe age four says the grace over the meal in Kikuyu- asking God to bless all in the family and her grandparents(this included Mary and I) and the food.  Supper is followed with Bible discussion led by Rachel (age ten) using NIV Study bible.  These children reminds us of the prophecy about Messianic age (Isaiah 11) and “a little child will lead them.” The gifts which they gave Mary and me were precious. Phoebe made a card for us with words. “I love God.” Rachel wrote: “Thank you sooo much!  We enjoyed your company. I’m going to tell you a secret. I love the Lord and I want to do one thing in the church-Praise and worship. I love you so much and I cried when I was writing this message.”  Rachel has already composed a song. The Kimanis echoed the Joshua’s word: “As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”
 GOOD NEWS FROM PAKISTAN
“Dear Brother Rev. John.
Greetings!
Today I'm really blessed to sharing with you that we had the opening of "Children’s Bible School” and 50 children attended. It was really great blessing for me to teach them about the word of God. Everybody was much excited to learn the truth of God. I have taught them the basics of how we can follow Jesus Christ. It is all about God that he gave me opportunity to serve him in Pakistan. Some children also performed through singing Christian songs with waving their hands that was really precious to me, my heart was filled with the great joy. We have distributed stationary like note books, pencils and sharpeners. They smiled beautifully. Thank you so much for your gift, which helped us to start "Children Bible School" in Pakistan.
Evangelist Monica Gill”
Monica, 20 years old and daughter of a Pastor, is the founder and President of Action life Ministries. Like Malala, who was shot by Islamic extremists for championing education for girls, Monica has started Bible School for children. We are most grateful to St. Cyprian’s, Amarillo who provided the funds which helped Monica to start this school. These little angels who are being prepared to minister in a hostile environment need $100.00 every month for food. Please complete my joy by supporting the school.  Your donation will be greatly appreciated.
ANCCI UNIVERSITY IN PAKISTAN: Senior Pastor Shumila Alam, President  of Life Gospel Ministry International  is launching ANCCIU in Pakistan. To get started she needs fund for advertisement, computer, printer, money for renting the building, furniture, stationery. The startup funds have been estimated at $1,107.00. The monthly running expenses which includes rent, refreshment for the students, salary for one full time Professor, janitor, utilities, office expenses totals to $512 per month. She plans to start by enrolling 20 students as soon as the funds are available. It is a noble job to donate funds for raising pastors for the church which is undergoing through persecution.
FEEDING PROGRAMS continue in around the globe wherever we have ministry. Big thanks to all contributors.
MISSION TO KENYA February 11-26, 2013. There will be three Church Leadership Conferences in Muranga in Central Province and Nakuru in Rift Valley Province and Kisi in Nyanza Province. The other interesting venture include  a visit to Ichichi, the birth place of Patriarch John, where we will  have a crusade, a visit to an archeological site where Dr. Leakey unearth the remain of the earliest man, Lake Nakuru which has more birds than any other lakes in the world and the equator. This trip is limited to 12 missioners. If you feel called, write to us and tell us what will be your contribution to the mission.
ANCCI UNIVERSITY
Students were blessed by the instruction of two great teachers: Dr. Francis Githuku, who taught Principles of Education and Bible Study Methods and Prof. Solomon Waigwa who taught Introduction to Ethics. Thank you so much doctors.
Your contribution to support the above ministries will be highly appreciated. Make a tax deductable check payable to ANCCI and mail it to P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114, USA.( to know more about our ministries visit www.allnationscci.org and click on news to view all the ministries)
And now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before the glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty and power and authority through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and for evermore. Amen.

Patriarch John Githiga


NEWSLETTER OCT. 2012
My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.

Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also reject you as my priest. Hosea 4: 6.

God gave this powerful message to prophet Hosea in 722 B.C. He was challenging the priests to seek the knowledge of God’s will. Like Hosea I am challenging you to devote yourself in study of the word of God. Since I became a bishop, Mary and I formed discipline of reading four books of the Bible every morning before we leave the bedroom. We use Daily Office recorded in Forward Day by Day published by Forward Movement (800.543.1813) and also found study in the Book of Common Prayer. We normally start by singing three songs. We then read and discuss the lessons and find how they apply to our lives and ANCCI. I then set aside Thursday as a day   for theological study.  I am inviting you to follow in our footsteps. I am also challenging you to take advantage of our University. If the Lord has called you to be a pastor, you have no choice when it comes to being a Student. The only way you can continue to be useful to your flock is by theological advancement. Theology, which is the queen of sciences, will attract students to you and enable you to edify your flock. The desire of my heart is to establish as many ANCCIU campuses, as we have regions. This is why we have an open position for Regional Coordinator. Visit www.ancciuniversity.org to learn more about the university and the position of RC. If you feel called, email me at patriarch@allnationscci.org

NEW RELEASE           
I am delighted to inform you that we have published two Books: (1) The Secrets of Success in Marriage. This is the best book for marriage enrichment. The other is (2) Ministry to All Nations which is about how Mary and I went through fire without being burned and how we used the challenges as stepping stones to a higher achievement of establishing the ministry of All Nations.

NEW MINISTRIES
We praise God for bringing five ministries to ANCCI in September:  Life Gospel International in Pakistan of which senior Pastor Shumila Alam is founder and Senior Pastor. This ministry focuses on empowerment of women and rearing children in the fear of the Lord.
GOOD SAMARITAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN RWANDA of which BISHOP VINCENT and Leocadie NZABANITA are the overseers. Their mission is to develop the whole person.From Pakistan we received Unity in Christ Ministry of which Pastor Victor Sirdar is a Senior Pastor. They focus on economic development, evangelism and church planting. We also welcomed Pastors Thomas and Sophia Gwako and
International Apostolic Church of Kenya. This ministry focuses on evangelism and deliverance and empowerment of the pastors. Finally we received  Word of Life Ministries for All Nations in Tanzania of which Pastors Jonathan and Zawadi are the founders and overseers. Their vision is to build, present and spread the Kingdom of God. Located in Mwanza Tanzania, they are also planting a Church in Burundi. For more information about these ministries visit >www.allnationscci.org and click on “News”.

MISSION AND PATRIARCH CATHEDRAL in El Paso, Texas is near completion. God willing, it will be consecrated on December 24, 2012. We thank Bishop Tom Brown and Word of Life for this undertaking and for providing the Patriarch with a seat.

APOSTOLIC DISAPPOINTMENT
After agonizing over the planned mission to Nigeria, things didn’t work out as we had hoped. We were, however comforted with the word of God in Acts 16: 6 Paul and his companion travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia, when they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them.

And now to Him who is able keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forever! Amen.
Patriarch John xiii


NEWSLETTER AUG. 2012

AS WE WATCH THE OLYMPICS
which is taking place in London, we learned that all the athletes have the following qualities: passion, determination, self–sacrifice, and discipline, persistent, consistent, endurance, and ambition. These principles are indeed required for the community of faith. Our Master urges us to strive to enter by the narrow gate. As the athletes, we are called to be first on something in the Kingdom of God. When you strife to be best on something you will receive a crown of life.
Remember Peter, John and James were chosen to be in the inner circle of Jesus because of their ambition, determination and self sacrifice. They strived to be first. John and James asked Jesus that one may be on the right side and the other on the lift in the Kingdom of God. John was the first man to reach the tomb and to believe that Jesus had raisin from the dead. Peter was first to declare that Jesus was the Messiah and to enter the empty tomb. The three were rewarded by seeing the glorified Christ. Luke writes:  “About eight days after (Peter’s confession)….He took Peter, John and James up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed and his cloth became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah appeared in glorious splendor.” Note that the vision of glorified Christ came to them when they were on the mountain, tired and sleepy. Yet this became a transforming experience which Peter, later, wrote about: “For we received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘this is my Son, whom I love, with whom I am well pleased.’” As with Peter and other saints, when we seek, love and serve God with all our heart we will receive honor and glory which is more precious than Olympic medals. Christ puts it this way: “To him who overcomes, I will give him the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Rev.2:7
WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL to those who have been praying for us and those who made contribution for supporting our ministries. We pray that God may give you a special favor. We are also requesting your prayer and support on the following:
ANCCIU UNIVERSITY continues receiving new students. On-site classes are held at 2011, Canyon, Texas on Fridays and Saturday. Other on-sight classes are held in Monroe, LA Most of the students work full time. Pray with us the Lord may provide us with funds for physical development.
OUR FEEDING PROGRAMS continue (Visit >www.allnationscci.org for more information.) We are most grateful to those who are supporting these programs those at the cutting edge...
I am delighted to inform you that two of my books will be out by the end of this month. The first title is The Secret of Success in Marriage. This draws wisdom from fifty percent of the American couples who have fruitful marriages. We have also supported their secrets with the Bible. The second title is Ministry to the Nations which is our memoir. It shares the joy and the cross we have to bear for responding to God’s call to minister to all Nations.
THE REV. DR. MARY GITHIGA continues giving pastoral care to the sick and dying through Hospice and to recruit children for summer camp, a volunteer greater at Texas open air drama. She also woke up before dawn for devotions with her husband and to pray for their spiritual children who are now in over 50 countries.              

Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy-to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and before all ages, now and for evermore! Amen. Jude 24-25

++John G Githiga


UPCOMING EVENTS
God willing, we have planned the following events. Note that some events are subject to cancellation due to Divine redirection. And when this happens we will notify the host immediately


November 6-20, 2012 Wigan, UK Host: Bishop Steve: Events-Ordination and retreat. Missioners: Archbishop Doyle Volentine and Bishop Bill McMahan
January 2-15, 2013 India Clergy and spouse conference, Host: Pastor Thomas Matthews of Evangelical Bethesda Evangelical Christian Mission.
June 12-28, 2013 Philippines
12-18 Iligan City, Bishop Steven Clergy/spouses conference
19—23 St. Maria, Pastor Blanco, clergy/spouses conference
22-28 Davao City: Pastor Rolando, tribal Ministry Clergy/spouses conference


O HAPPY DAY

Mary and I started the celebration of my 54th spiritual birthday with a song:

O Happy day that fixed my choice
On thee my Savior and my God!
Well may glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.
Happy day, happy day.
When Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray.
And live rejoicing every day
Happy day, happy day.
When Jesus washed my sins away.

Interestingly, my elder brother Habel who is in Kenya and who was saved at the same time as me started his day by singing the same song. Visiting with him over phone we remembered how happy we were when Jesus washed our sins way. We also remembered so many discouraging voices. Our own mother bitterly said: “I don’t want Rwanda education in my house!” Some of my friends gave me six months. One of the church elders said about Habel: “I heard that the big uncircumcised boy (Kihii) is saved, I don’t believe he will keep it.” Miraculous, not only that Habel was kept by the Lord, he became a priest and he was later the celebrant of the funeral of this elder. There was just as good news about our mother. Seven years after our conversion, we won her for Christ.  We started by talking to her about the love of God. At one time she wept with bitterness and said: “How can children who came from my womb dare to preach to me?” At this point I told my brother we will not preach to her by words, but action. When we started working, my mother got half of my salary and half of Habel’s salary. Honorable, as we called her, got the full salary. This spoke a volume. She then committed herself to Christ and became a soul winner and she is now rejoicing in the Lord in heaven. Later on we won all the members of our family for Christ.
Our greatest joy is not only that Christ washed our sins away; He also taught us how to watch and pray.
God, the Almighty, is able to save and keep. He answers our prayer as he did to the Psalmist: Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.”  We also believed that we were saved to serve in the power of the Holy Spirit.  One of the songs which I composed expressed the desire of my heart:

One step to heaven is needed.
One step to heaven every day.
One step to heaven is needed.

By one step to heaven, I meant sharing the love of God with someone every day. My brother Habel has the same desire. When we were young, we preached to all social stratus and all races in Nakuru.  Ranging from criminals, to police officers, African, Asians and Europeans, we acted and are still acting on the favorite song of our Mother:
Gracious and merciful God  (Ngai mwega na muigua)
Who shed your love in my heart,
Fill me with that love.
Give me the Spirit of Jesus, your son.
Make me industrious
That I may show all people your love
That I may tell them that you are merciful
And you are willing to forgive them
And to receive them.

The message we have for you is that God is not only able to save and keep, but He also gives us enormous power and courage for service.  Moses’ prayer for Joshua is our prayer: “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with the people into the land that the Lord has swore to their forefather to give them.”  God has called us to lead His people to inherit eternal life.  We are His mouth piece.  We have won the battle with Christ.  In the words of St. Paul: “In all this things we are more that conquerors through him who loves us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither present nor future, nor any power, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.    Romans 8:37-39


ANCCI NEWS LETTER
July 2012

July is a month with memories of beginnings and turning points.  I was born on 07.27.1942 and born again on again in July 13, 1958.   ANCCI was incorporated in Texas on 07.27.07 and granted 501 (c) 3 status on 07.27.07 by the Federal Government. The memory of my birth motivates me to ask for a birthday gift.  I would like to reveal the desire of my heart by sharing a message in a dream I had when I was in Phoenix, Arizona.  After ordaining Dr. Elizabeth to diaconate, my mother-in-law Joyce appeared in my dream wearing a dress with bright colors and a white hand bag. She appeared beautiful and in good spirit.  “I have to take you home.”  I told her, “Not at this time.  I don’t deserve you.  I need to be educated first and then I will come.”

To understand the message in this dream, you need to know about my relationship with my mother-in- law and a unique contribution given by Arizona to our ministry.  Joyce was so loving and always on my side.  Mary tells me how she was confronted by her for missing my date when we were in courtship.  My mother-in-law prayed for us and our ministry until she was called to glory at age 96.

Arizona is a special state for me. It was there that I paid my first Episcopal visit; it was there that I received the first two ANAC bishops. I was also enthroned archbishop on an Indian reservation in Arizona. Our website was built and is being mastered there. Three of our chartered members of ANCCI are in Arizona.

The images of my mother-in-law and of Arizona are an expression of my love for all our affiliates. They symbolize the great desire of my heart; that is, I desire that all may be fully equipped for ministry by taking advantage of our University. To complete my joy I am asking you to do the following:

Enroll at ANCCIU right away.

Send you donation to ANCCIU.  Your generous contribution will be used for physical development and the teaching and administrative staff.

If you are qualified, apply for the position of Regional Coordinator. Visit
www.ancciuniversity.org and learn more about the university and the position of RC.

Our ultimate goal is to offer theological education to all nations so that we can give answers to those who ask us about our faith and that we may teach true doctrine. We aim at the “perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for edifying of the body of Christ…. so that we are not tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine.
Ephesians 4; 12-14 Patriarch John xiii

REGIONAL COORDINATOR
Job Description- The position is a non-salaried agent paid by 10% of the monies from course payment to ANCCIU for students enrolled in online or onsite courses. The duties of the RC are as follows:

Recruit applicants by disseminating information regarding ANCCIU through personal contact, church contact, community contacts including flyers, newspaper announcements and other approved methods.

Complete application forms for students.

Advise applicants of University deadlines and the cost of courses taken.
Regional Coordinator is responsible to the Chancellor and provides the following:

Turns in student applications with payment

Payment with the application is mailed directly to ANCCIU Treasurer or ANCCIU Registrar and the check is made payable to ANCCIU. The payment has to be in the form of Money Order, Cashier’s Check, Western Union or Money Gram and mailed to P.O. Box 79805 Amarillo, TX 79114, USA.

The Regional Coordinator will communicate to the Chancellor regularly

FUTURE ADVANCEMENT:  ELEVATION TO A DEAN
After recruiting 100 students and establishing a local Campus the RC can be elevated to a Dean if he or she has the following qualifications

Integrity and Faithfulness with money. He or she must be absolutely honest and a good steward.
He or she must be able to submit a quarterly Financial Report to the ANCCIU Headquarters.
He or she must abide by ANCCI vision and doctrinal statements.
He or she must hold a doctoral degree in theology

For more information about the Seminary visit www.ancciuniversity.org

ANCCI UNIVERSITY P.O. Box 79805 Amarillo, TX 79114 806.476.0013



THREE EGGS

For a decade I have been feeding birds at a local pond as a hobby.  Many birds congregate in colonies, and I am bonded with one of the colonies. Whenever they see my Honda Accord, they flock to me. As I feed them, some keep a safe distance, remaining in the water as I toss a piece of bread to them. Other, braver birds catch the bread while hovering in the air.  The biggest, most courageous bird comes and takes the bread directly from my hand. The birds that take the greater risk get more bread to eat than the more timid birds.  I have never found a bird that died of hunger. I feel great joy while feeding the birds and they give me the assurance of provision.  At one time I lost a pulpit which was partly the means of provision for my wife and me.  At this dark time, I was assured of divine provision by the birds. As I fed them, I remembered a song we used to sing in Sunday school:  "O God, who feeds the birds, feeds me as well.  Fill me with the Holy Spirit, He is the spiritual food."  When I thought of that song, I was imbued with the Holy Spirit and the Spirit whispered the words of God promising increase of faith and hope.  The words: “cast all you cares upon Him, for he cares for you” has been a sweet melody to me throughout my life, reassuring me that God will always provide for me and my family, just as he takes care of the birds..

However, apart from the assurance of provision, I have not received anything tangible from feeding the birds.  Until the day I fed the birds as I usually do but I did not to go home empty handed.  There was an egg for me and I took it with gratitude.  Two days later, I found a much larger egg.  After I picked up the egg, I tried to feed them but, to my astonishment, they refused to eat. They seemed to be saying, "This time we are going to give without receiving anything from you."  I left them with gratitude and went to feed another colony.  The following week, I found one more eggs but on that day the birds did come to eat the bread.   

I believe that these phenomena have many messages for us.  The eggs represent the very essence of the birds. By giving the eggs, the birds were giving of their very selves. Three represents completion in the mental plane, the physical plane and the spiritual realm.  There are also three important things which we have to offer for building up of the Kingdom of God: Time, Talent, and Treasure. There is also a message about divine transformation. Remember, at first Peter maintained that he was called to minister to the Jews. God had to use the power of three to transform Peter. First, he denied Jesus three times. After the resurrection, Jesus asked Peter, “Simon Son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” In three cases Jesus told him to feed his sheep. Divine transformation leads to doing things for others. We find ourselves asking the question of Rabbi Helil:
If I am only for my self,
What am I?
If not now, when?

Peter still thought that he was only to feed the Jewish flock. God, had to use still another power of three to get Peter to see his mission.  This time the vision came when he was hungry. He saw something like a large sheet of paper with three categories of creatures: four footed animals, reptiles, and the birds of the air. He was commanded to do three things: Get up, kill, and eat.  He resisted this action with the excuse: “Surely no, Lord. I have never eaten anything impure or unclean". A voice replied, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”  A few minutes later, three men were knocking at the door. They were all Gentiles and Peter knew he had to let them in. These three men led Simon Peter with another group of six (it is now a group of three times three) who visited the home of a Gentile man named Cornelius. There he preached the Good News to the people of another race. Among other things Peter proclaimed; “I now realized how true it is that God does not show favoritism, but accepts men from every nation who fear God and do what is right.” “While Peter was still speaking this word the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.” When you are transformed by the power of three-which also symbolizes the Holy Trinity- you become the agent of transformation. The vision of three invites us to do three things. Get up. Do something about it, act. And, kill your petty prejudice and negative thinking.  Get out of the tribal box or race box and extend your ego boundaries. If you kill your prejudice, I AM THAT I AM will give you victory over the nations. You will attain an "I-Thou" relationship with all nations. All people will be your brothers and sisters. Like Peter, you will learn that God does not show favoritism. If you live in the Western Hemisphere, you will learn that you can draw value from the Eastern Hemisphere.  If you are in “the third world”, like the birds in the pond, you will discover that you too bring value to the table.  If it seems to you that you are only a taker, you will learn that you indeed have eggs to bring.  It has been said that it is more blessed to give than to receive, and giving is indeed blessed. But, it is also blessed to allow someone to give to you, so they can feel the joy of giving. Actually, we all receive everything we have from God, and the givers in this world are only witnesses of God's loving bounty.  We all must learn the joy of being a willing vessel of the Lord. You will indeed get up and reach out to the people in your neighborhood with the Gospel. You will support your local church with your tithe and offering. You will offer to God your time and talent. Consequently God will fill you with peace, love and joy. And at the end of time you will rejoice to hear the Master say: “
Well done my good and faithful servant. You were faithful in little thing's, now enter the joy of your Master which was prepared for you before the foundation of the world."

Copyright: Dr. John G Githiga
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FROM AN ATHIEST TO A PRAY PARTNER

June 20, 2012

Mary and I were at Rick Husband International Airport waiting to board a plane. A lady in her sixties was sitting with her grandson in the row of chairs opposite Mary and me.  I felt directed by the  Spirit to speak with her. We were flying on Southwest Airlines and they do not have assigned seating.  You sit wherever there is an available seat. When we were on the plane, Mary found a single seat. The only seat available for me was beside a lady and her grandson.  “Where are you heading?” I asked. “I am going to Houston”, she responded. I asked her occupation and she said she was a homemaker.  She asked my profession and I told her, “I am a bishop.” She asked which church and I told her, "All Nations Christian Church International.  I asked her which church she attended and she said she did not go to church. I asked if she believed in God and she said she did not believe that there is a God. When I asked her why she did not believe she said, “People who go to church are no different than those who do not go church.”  I told her she must be referring to the people who attend church but are not true believers and she agreed. I told her that these people do not define the nature of God. I told her I wanted to ask her a question but that I did not want her to give me the answer.  I told her that I could give the answer to my question.  I asked her if she was left or right handed, and then I told her she was left handed. She said I was correct and that in her generation children were punished for using their left hand and were not allowed to do anything with their dominant hand.  I told her that I could see the authority figures in her life had influenced her concept of God.
Those who punished her for using her left hand contributed to her negative attitude toward the Creator.  They are the “Christians” who are not Christian, and the one's whom Jesus Christ referred to as "weeds, "tares", "goats", and "five foolish virgins who had lamps without oil".    These are Christians who are devoid of the Holy Spirit and are found in the entire church from the laity, to elders, to deacons, to the entire clerical hierarchy. We discussed this group of Christians in name only and talked about God.  I told this lady that, for me, it takes much more energy to try to refute God's presence than to believe in the existence of God.  I told her about my first encounter with God: “I was six years old when a Being of light appeared to me at night. We lived in a mud house and the only interior light we had was from the fire. Every night the fire went out when we went to bed and then the house was extremely dark. One night a Being of light appeared to me. I was afraid to look at the Being, so I closed my eyes tightly but the Being remained visible.  I covered my closed eyes with the blanket, but the Being of Light remained visible.  I covered my closed eyes with the blanket AND the palm of my hands, but I could still see the Being. When I accepted that the Being was in control, the Being vanished and I was left with the peace which surpasses all understanding.  On the following day, I shared the experience with my childhood friends while we were herding.  I asked my friends if they closed their eyes and faced the sun if they thought they would still be able to see the sun.  So one of my friends did exactly that.  I asked him if he could see anything and he said no. I then shared with them about how I had tried to resist looking at the Being of Light but was not successful."

As I was sharing the story with the woman the Holy Spirit fell upon her and she committed herself to the Holy Being.  After this we had so many things to share.  She told me, "When I saw that you were wearing a cross while we were waiting to board the plane, I heard a voice inside my head tell me, 'that man will sit with you.'"  Before we parted I gave her my business card and asked her to remember to pray for me before she went to bed.

A few days later, I got a letter from her in which she talked about God. She discovered that one of His names is Jealousy (we can place no other god before him). She also advised me to read the red letters in the New Testament, because they are actually the words spoken by Jesus.  Astonishingly, she narrated a vision she saw as we were talking about God on the aircraft.  She saw clear water, clear as the water at the bottom of the waterfall.  It was this vision which convinced her of the existence of God.  Better still, Jesus Christ revealed himself to her just as he did with the Samaritan woman and fulfilled his promise. “Whoever drinks the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Later on the woman shared more about the vision of the waterfall. While the vision convinced her about the existence of God, she also saw that it was connected with something which happened to me when I was a boy. To my utter surprise, this woman was right. When I was seven, we were going to school with another boy who was eleven. Going from Ichichi to Kiruri, we had to cross Maragua River. The very meaning of the river is waterfall.  Reaching the middle of the river, I saw the trees falling on us. Little did I know that we were being engulfed by the water. Before we were taken to the deep, I saw a beautiful young woman holding my hand. I then held the hand of my boy friend; the young woman took us to the bank of the river. Even though I knew the girl as Waruguru (which translates as a “western woman”), it however took me sixty two years to discovered that this was an angel. It is important to note that in our area nobody knew how to swim. And this woman could not have courage to jump in the surging river except for divine intervention. God had to save my life using a “western woman” so that at another time He could use me to win a Western lady to His Kingdom.

It is however beyond my comprehension to figure out how God revealed to this woman an episode which took place sixty three years ago. All we can say is that God is Wholly Other. He has more than a million ways of revealing himself to us. He is a Being which transcends time and space. The Being which shines with unique brightness stretches over and beyond the cosmos. He is God of all that is, seen and unseen. With His seven eyes, He sees our distant past as if it is today. Our time is in his hands. Being his vessels, He uses us in whichever way He wills. The Holy Being is indeed infinite, incomprehensible and unfathomable, almighty (omnipotent) and all-knowing (omniscience): In the words of the prophet Isaiah: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:28-29
Copyright: Dr. John G Githiga

Patriarch, ANCCI
Chancellor, ANCCI University
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EZEKIEL PREDICTION OF ALL NATIONS

JUNE 17,2012

I am awed by the analogous prediction of the birth and growth of All Nations Christian Church International in today reading. In Ezekiel the seer predicted: “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain…. I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar.  Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. Ez 17: 22-23. This is indeed in keeping with what we are. In ANCCI we experience and honor God as Sovereign and Lord. The creator is Being who is the ground of our being and is a Being who let it be. The Holy and Loving Father took us from “the top of a cedar and planted us on a high and lofty mountain” and within a few years we have become a tall tree, with branches that bear fruit. This lofty tree has attracted the birds of every kind to nest in it. In average, we receive three ministries per month. Most of these ministries, which come from many nations, are “shoots from the top of a cedar.”
To benefit from the symbol of “a cedar” you need to perceive yourself a twig in the splendor tree and as a bird which is nesting in the tree. As a twig you need to attract more birds. Do realize that the connecting thread is the Holy Spirit and for that reason our logos is:
Empowered by the Holy Spirit we preach the Gospel to all Nations. We are also bound together by love, which is the fruit of the Holy Spirit and one of the attributes of God. God is inviting us to nest in this tree in love. And here we are talking about agape, God’s love. This is love which gives and receives. You give three things: Talent, Time, and Treasure. I am astonished at most of the people who give regularly of their time, talent, and treasure. These are brothers and sisters with very little. Yet in their scarcity, they give generously and consistently.
As twigs in a splendid tree, we are bound together by friendship. My desire is that we will be a community of friends. Our Lord once said to his disciples, “From now on I will not call you servants but friends.” Christian friendship is eternal. In the words of Henri Nouwen: “True friendships are lasting because true love is eternal. A friendship in which heart speaks to heart is a gift from God, and no gift that comes from God is temporary or occasional.” This love has three important ingredients: Giving, forgiving, and thanksgiving. This is the key to success. People with this key are well described by the Psalmist:  The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, and they will flourish in courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him.” Psalm 92:12-15

Copyright: Patriarch John
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CONSECRATION OF BISHOP TOM & BISHOP STEVE

Surprised by the Holy Spirit! This expresses what transpired at the consecration of Tom and Steve. The event was like a delightful carnival. Being a rite of passage, the occasion was preceded by challenges for Tom and Steve as well as for Mary and me.  What we were facing made us ask: “How long, oh Lord?” which is a recurring question for members of the faithful church on earth. There were also experiences which showed God’s mercy.  On March 5, we experienced untold traveling grace. As we were proceeding to the baggage claim at El Paso airport, a lady gave us a ride on an electric cart the entire way to the baggage claim where we found Tom, Sonia, Steve and Mikah waiting for us. While we were being jubilant, Doyle and Bill arrived. Tom took us to the Marriot Hotel where we were to stay for three days. Besides being in a wonderful facility we were given a fruit basket which expressed love from the Word of Life Church

On the 6th we had a productive and beneficial retreat. We were surprised to note that besides having the same Spirit, the same faith, the same hope, and the same baptism; we had several connecting threads which made it possible for us to fly high like eagles. Steve and I, although we come from different continents, had many things in common.  We both invested in real estate and have the same number of properties; we both were students of London Bible College; Steve came from Aberdare in Wales, I came from Aberdare in Kenya. We both have written songs and published books. Tom has authored several books, as well. Tom and I grew up with little means and few choices which made us adventurous once we were adults. This is why although Tom was reared in the Church of God, he willings accepted God's call to be consecrated in the Anglican tradition. Both Mary and Mikah experienced the challenge of having absentee fathers. Mary’s father, a wealthy business man, was exiled and tortured during the Mau Emergency. He lost all his properties and never recovered. When he came back from the exile, he was depressed and died poor. This gave Mary empathetic understanding for the poor and the terminally ill. She has spent many years reaching out to refugees and giving care to the sick and the dying through Hospice care. She does this without any salary.  Mikah received God's call by seeing footprints which resembled those of her father.  She responded to God’s call by reaching out to male prostitutes at her own expense for four years. She won a good number of them to the Kingdom and a few of them became preachers.  Like Doyle and Bill who grew up during the Great Depression, Mary and I grew up in a time of scarcity. In this era, discipline and hard work was the only way out of poverty. In addition, four of us have ministered in the Cursillo and Kairos prison ministry (this is where we met Doyle). Drawing from these experiences, I am awed by the way God has given us the desire and will for working long hours. We praise him for answering our prayer which is, “God, give me work; till my life shall end; and life, till my work is done.”  We praise God for using the experiences from our families of origin to prepare us for fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Promise: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19)  “…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses… to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)                                                                        
Consecration, using Modern Services, commenced on 3/07 at 7:00 with Joyous and uplifting music. There was a heavy anointing of the Holy Spirit, as we followed the liturgy. We really felt the love of God which the Holy Spirit has placed in our hearts. After the consecration the congregation applauded, showing a great appreciation for the Bishop Elects being entered into the College of Bishops. After a warm welcome, the newest bishops celebrated the Holy Eucharist.  We were amazed to note that Tom has been using Anglican way in the same way we do at St. Cyprian's International Church. He used a single cup with the individual Christian dipping the bread in the cup.
As a theologian, I was delighted by the way the consecration of Tom engaged me in a theological discourse. One critic who claimed to be an Anglican ecclesiastical authority called me with a question: “Why consecrate someone who is not an Anglican?” Before I could answer the question, the caller concluded: “You are not an Anglican Bishop. Were you consecrated by your brother?” In a nut shell, the caller felt he was protecting Anglicanism from Tom and John. Is this possible? The study of the rise and fall of great empires reveals that each empire objectivated and left behind some heritage for the global village. From Sumerians and ancient Egypt we acquired the art of writing, from Greek Empires we inherited democracy and Greek language which was used for writing the New Testament and is still used as a technical term in many fields. Religiously, we squired Eastern Orthodox Church. From the Roman Empire, we inherited the art of government administration, road systems (which were useful in spreading the Gospel) and Catholicism. From the British Empire we inherited the English language and Anglicanism. Once these heritages were objectivated they became available to all the people of God. Thus neither these empires nor any individual has the capability of protecting their heritages. To try to protect Anglicanism from Tom and John is very much like trying to protect English language from these individuals who already have English names and have written books in the English language. Besides, I have a blessing of being born by Anglican parents, educated in Anglican schools, was a student in Anglican theological institutions for seven years, and was an Anglican representative in an Ecumenical theological college for five years and was ordain deacon and priest by an Anglican Bishop and was consecrated bishop by an Anglican Archbishop.

It has to be argued, however, that All Nations Christian Church International draws from three main streams of Christendom:  Catholicism; Orthodox; and Anglicanism. Our vestments draw from Roman Catholicism, the titles Patriarch and Archbishop Metropolitan comes from Orthodox heritage and the Book of Common Prayer from the Anglican tradition. We focus on the Holy Spirit. Our vision statement is:  Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we preach the Gospel to all nations.  By being in Christ we bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit which “… is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) We bear the fruit of the Spirit by abiding in Christ who said: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)  We are justified in Christ. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

In Christ,
Patriarch John


ALL NATIONS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INTERNATIONAL

NEWS LETTER
LENT 2012


We are writing this message in the season of Lent in which we remember Jesus’ forty days in wilderness where he fasted in preparation for his ministry. During Lent we also prepare for the celebration of His passion and resurrection and our own ministry. As the Book of Common Prayer expresses, we observe Holy Lent “…by self-examination, repentance, by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.” I invite you therefore to refrain from anything which is harmful to the body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit and anything which hinders spiritual growth. Form a discipline of meditating on the daily office which is found in the Book of Common Prayer or other books such as Day By Day, published by Forward Movement or simply Google the words “Daily Office”. Fight the spirit of materialism by buying only that which is absolutely necessary. Replace doubt with faith and negativity with positive attitude. More importantly, abide in the vine. In the words of our Master, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5. Thus, in Lent strive to bear the fruit of the Spirit which is “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”. Galatians 5:22.

FEEDING PROGRAMS continue- Bishop Stephen and his family are feeding the hungry at the Dumpsite in Illigan City, Philippines while Kennedy and Mary Otien are doing the same in Nakuru, Kenya. We ask for your continued prayers and financial support for this vital ministry. If you invest in this ministry, when the Son of Man comes in his glory, you will be delighted to hear: “Come you blessed of the Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave me food.”

MISSIONS: Patriarch John ++and Doyle continue receiving calls from many countries asking that we go to equip their pastors and hold marriage enrichment seminars, which is our passion. Your generous donations will enable them to fulfill this ministry. Below is the list of upcoming events:

THE REV. DR. ELIZABETH LARSAN was ordained a priest at St. Cyprian’s International Church, Amarillo, on February 26. Liz ministers as a Chaplain for those in prison. A big thank you to Mary Githiga and Susan Sanborn for their hospitality and Glen for his role as Chancellor and to Aggry Nyanje for operating the power point presentation.

TITHE AND OFFERING  In the previous newsletter, we wrote about giving. We are most grateful to those who responded and those who are making a contribution. Below is an article written by Father Martin, Rector of our churches which give 15% of their offering to ANCCI. We ask you to read this message prayerfully.

CHRISTIAN GIVING: A Grateful Response to a Loving God
“God is love,” writes John, the beloved disciple (1John 4:8, 16). According to John, the very nature and being of God is love. Love is not merely an attribute of God, that is, a quality or characteristic that can be attributed or ascribed to God, such as omnipotence or omniscience; rather love is who God is. If we were to choose only one word to describe God, we could choose no better word than “love.”

The New Testament teaches us that God expresses his overflowing love for the world in the act of giving. In the familiar, much-loved words of the Apostle John, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son . . .” (John 3:16, emphasis added). When we had fallen into sin, God demonstrated his overflowing love for us by giving us his beloved Son to save us from our sins and reconcile the world to himself (Rom 5:8; 2Cor 5:19).

As beings created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26), we are to mirror the self-giving love of God. Jesus teaches us that the world will know that we are his disciples if we have love for one another (John 13:35). Perhaps the easiest way to show our love for one another is through the simple act of giving. It is the nature of love to give itself away. Love cannot be contained. It reaches out to others, expressing itself in holy movement from giver to receiver. When we give to another, we show the nature of the love that “has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Rom 5:5).

In All Nations Christian Church International, giving is an important part of our identity as a global community of Christians devoted to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19, 20). Our denominational emphasis on missions is a vital bond that unites us as a unique, worldwide community of believers from a variety of church backgrounds and ecclesial traditions. The church which I pastor was founded by a group of believers who wished to faithfully participate in the Great commission of Jesus Christ. Though we are small in number, we give faithfully to the missionary outreach of All Nations Christian Church International. Not only have we been blessed and privileged to minister directly to our brothers and sisters in Africa and the Philippines, we regularly send 15% of our monthly offerings to our denominational headquarters in Amarillo, Texas (USA), to be used where needed throughout our worldwide denomination.

The majority of the churches in our denomination, however, are in the Global South. Often, the members of these churches lack a sufficient supply of the material resources needed to sustain an adequate quality of life. Yet these precious sheep, especially dear to the heart of the Good Shepherd, are summoned to share a portion of even what little they have for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for even the poorest among us play a vital role in fulfilling the Great Commission to which all believers are called.

The importance of every gift, no matter how small, is illustrated in a New Testament story that strikes to the very heart of the nature of Christian giving. Jesus sat in the Temple and watched as people put money into the Temple treasury. Some rich people put in large amounts of money. Then a poor widow came forward and put in only two copper coins. While her offering was worth little more than a few Kenyan shillings or a couple of Filipino pesos, Jesus proclaimed that she had put in more than all the rest! While the rich gave from their wealth, the poor widow gave from her poverty, giving all she had to live on (Mark 12:41-44).

As the poor widow’s offering shows, giving involves sacrifice. To give of our substance and treasure is to sacrifice what might have been kept for our own use, benefit, or pleasure. Because there is an element of sacrifice involved, giving is a sure measure of the spiritual condition of our hearts, for, as Jesus said, where our treasure is, there our hearts will be also (Matthew 6:19-21). The rich who offered in the Temple sacrificed little, for they gave from their wealth. The poor widow, on the other hand, proved her heart full of sacrificial love by giving all she had to the Temple treasury. Therefore, it is not the amount of the gift that pleases God; rather, it is the spiritual condition of the giver’s heart that matters. Like the poor widow’s tiny offering, the sacrificial offering of a heart motivated by love for God and neighbor is precious to our Father in heaven.

When we give, however, we must examine our own hearts, for our motives may be sinful and selfish rather than loving. For example, if we give in order to receive praise or to gain attention for ourselves, we act not from love but from the desire to elevate self rather than to serve others. As Jesus teaches us, we are not to be like the hypocrites who sound a trumpet as they approach the offering plate, so that all may see their charitable deeds. Rather, our giving is to be so quiet and unostentatious that even our right hand does not know what our left hand is doing (Matthew 6:1, 2).

By giving to the mission of All Nations Christian Church International, each of us plays an important part in fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. All members of our international fellowship are encouraged to support the missionary outreach of our worldwide denomination by giving to their local churches. Our local churches, in turn, are encouraged to give a portion of their offerings to our denominational headquarters to be used throughout the world where needed. These offerings are essential to the fulfilling of the great missionary work to which we are called. Whether our gift is very large or very small, when offered as an expression of heart-felt love for God and neighbor, we can be certain that our heavenly Father, who “sees in secret,” will reward us openly (Matthew 6:4).

©2012 Martin M. Davis, Ph.D. Candidate; Faculty, All Nations Seminary; Rector ANAC, Jackson, MS, USA Please visit his blog at www.martinmdavis.blogspot.com

UPCOMING EVENTS 2012-2013
March 5-12, 2013 Clergy conference, India
May 15 -20, 2013 Sta.Maria, Philippines: Clergy conference and Married couple’s seminar
May 21-27, 2013 Clergy conference, Illigan City, Philippines

Finally, Beloved, pray in Spirit in all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the people of God. Pray also for us that whatever we do will be in keeping to God’s will.
Patriarch John

I am ever grateful to God for your response to the call to minister together. We greatly appreciate those who pray for us and those who are tithing to ANCCI. We have congregations which tithed while others gave 15 % of their tithes and offerings. Other individuals made contributions for mission. We are now writing to encourage those who are sending their tithe to continue this precious work. And for those who have not yet started sending their tithe, we are reminding you of article 8 of ANCCI faith statement: “8. tithing 'And Abram gave Him a tenth of everything.’ (Gen14-20b) We believe that all Christians (including Clergy) should tithe to the storehouse. (Mal. 3:10) God’s hand of blessing reaches to those who tithe as shown in Malachi 3:10b. ‘…and thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.’ It is expected that all ANCCI clergy and congregations give regularly, consistently, and substantially to the work of ANCCI; keeping in mind that the tithe is the commonly accepted Biblical standard of giving to which all Christians should strive.”

The procedure is that Congregations receive tithes from the members and then the church gives 10% to ANCCI. In the case of a Diocese, the parishes tithe to the Diocese and the diocese tithes to ANCCI. And in case of the ministries, the ministry gives 10% to ANCCI. All the ministries – both in developing countries and developed countries are expected to tithe. Tithers are the ones who are regarded as members with good standing. There is enormous blessing to those who tithe. As Malachi puts it: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty and “see if I will not throw open the floodgate of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have enough room for it…Then ALL NATIONS will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land,” says the Lord. Note that the Scripture tells us to “bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.” In modern terms, this helps provide administration and running expenses without which it is almost impossible to carry on the church's mission. The designated funds come from special offerings and are not a part of the tithe. Last year, some churches faithfully tithed and gave offering for specific missions, which is a noble thing. In 2010 and 2011 85% of funds were designated and this left us with no money for administration expenses and capital development. We need to change this trend. Your tithe will enable us to do what Jesus Christ has called ANCCI to do, "to preach the good news to all nations."

May the Loving Father richly bless you.
Patriarch John

Pastoral letter
January 10, 2012

To all beloved brothers and Sisters who are affiliated with ANCCI.

Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The most profound way of reflecting on Christmas story is that God became a human being and went through the passages of life which are characterized by celebration, joy, crises, communality, individuality, life, death and miracles, humiliation and exaltation. In December we experienced this phenomenon. On December 18,Rayna Danielle Wilson, a miracle baby, born to Curtis and Tabitha after eighteen years of marriage was presented to church. We all praised God for the miracle.  On the same day Barbara Riley, wife of Bishop Johnny Riley was entered into the Holy Orders. On the same day we received the report about typhoon in Philippines which claimed the life of 1200 and destroyed home include the home of our affiliate. Two of our priests and a bishop spent a night at the roof of their house. They were rescued by military at 8 am. I wept with them because it was in this facility that we held clergy conference in May.
Like Rayna, Jesus was a miracle baby. When the Angel Gabriel reported to Mary that she will have a child, she asked the angel, “How will this be since I am a virgin? The answer was above her head: “the Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the one to be born will be called the son of God.” The emphasis here is the Most High is a God of miracle and miracles are beyond our comprehension. Ron and Mary Jones reported a miracle in their Christmas message. They said: “This has been an exciting year for the Jones. It started with Ron coming off dialysis (Praise the Lord!!). His last dialysis was 26th of December last year. It took some convincing to get the Dr. to agree to stop, as this just doesn’t happen. Except of course, if God decides to heal one’s kidney.” Like the Jones and the Wilson, you might be praying for a miracle. If you believe, the Most High will bring it to pass. As in the case of Mary mother of Jesus, we should “Trust in the Lord and do good: dwell in the land and feed on his faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desire of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-4
As a bearer of Christ, you may be going through humiliation or marginalization. Remember that our master went through it. The crib of the Lord of the Universe was a manger.  Even though he was the Lord of cosmos, and that it is in him that all things hold together, even though he was God, he emptied himself.  He became a human being taking a form of a slave and totally submitted himself to God's will.  The Lord of all creation humbled "Himself and became obedient to death, even the death on the cross."  As a suffering servant, "he was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief.  He was wounded for our transgression; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole and with his stripes we are healed."  The greater the suffering, however, the greater was his glorification.  After death he rose with a spiritual and everlasting and non-aging body.  And as Paul writes, "God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him a name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in the heaven and on earth and under the earth and that every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (You can read more about the passages of Christ in John G Githiga. Initiation and Pastoral Psychology. You place an order at www.createspace.com or www.amazon.com

ANCCI.ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
At the request of Patriarch John Githiga the following persons gathered at Crosswalk Ranch, Oak Ridge, LA for the purpose of assessing the call of God's direction for the work in Zambia. Archbishop Metropolitan Doyle Volentine, Bishop- Elect Bill McMahan, Father Curtis Wilson, Dean Carolyn Volentine, and appointed emissary for the project Rex Bryant.  Also invited and attending was Ira Milligan. After prayer and discussion it was resolved that the department of ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT be established. The following were appointed by PJ as Board of Directors: Bill McMahan (Chairman), Father Curtis Wilson, Ira Milligan, ex-official, Archbishop Metropolitan Doyle Volentine, Dean Carolyn Volentine, and Patriarch John. The Board of Directors was mandated to focus on economic and spiritual growth of the nations starting with Zambia project. The main project is establishment of the University and development of ANCCI land which will become a focal point of spiritual and economic development in Zambia.
Barbara Pitts Riley was ordained priest on December   18, 2011.Her husband, Bishop Johnny preached a powerful message. The service was uplifting. Keep this couple in your prayer as Bp Johnny is running for Mayer of Monroe.
News from Philippines: Bishop Stephen Villaester was one of the speakers in Christian Muslim Forum. The theme of the Form was Jesus Christ from Christian and Islamic perspectives. The event was attended by civic leaders and University community. Bishop Stephen is the chairman of Interfaith Community which brings Protestants, Roman Catholic and Muslims together. We pray that other nations will create forums for the dialogue between Christians and Muslims.
FEEDING PROGRAMS: All Nations continue to follow the footsteps of our Master in feeding the hungry and clothing the necked. Bishop Stephen and his family are feeding the hungry in the Dumpsite in Illigan City Philippines while Kennedy and Mary Otien are doing the same in Nakuru, Kenya. We ask your prayer and financial support for this vital ministry. If you invest in this ministry, when the Son of man comes in his glory you will be delighted to hear: Come you blessed of the Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave me food.”
MISSIONS: PJ and ++Doyle receive calls from many countries asking for equipping the pastors. This is their passion. ++Doyle is gifted in empowerment and encouragement while PJ is good at theological education particularly practical theology. Your generous donation will enable them to fulfill ministry.

Finally we are most grateful to all those who supporting ANCCI with their tithe, offering and contribution in 2011. We couldn’t have reached those we ministered with your contribution.We pray that you continue this precious work. If you have not yet made a contribution we invited to do so. Make you tax deductable check payable to All Nations Christian Church International.
“Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages now and forevermore! Amen.” Jude 24-25

December 2011
MISSION TO MOMBASA AND UNITED KINGDOM

As we ++Doyle Volentine, +Bill McMahan, Rev. George Bates, and I flew to Mombasa, we were assured of our safety by God’s word: I life my eyes to the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth…the Lord will keep you from all harm. Psalm121. The Lord indeed kept us from all harm. The other words which were very encouraging came from Psalm 27. The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? Surely, the Lord protected us and gave us traveling grace. We are most grateful to all who prayed for us and to those who gave us financial support.

Archbishop Kombo did a superb job in planning and scheduling. We started with crusade. The music was of the highest quality. The singers danced to the glory of God and were joined by the congregation. Evangelist Joel Njoroge and Dr. John Kombo (both Kenyans) preached the first day. Their ministry included healing and deliverance. The following day ++Doyle and I ministered the word. We indeed felt the presence of God. The third day we had the Rev. George Bates assisted by Rev. Bill. Their message was powerful and anointed and was followed by deliverance and healing.

A large number attended the leadership conference which lasted three days. Rev. George, using the parable of the Good Samaritan, emphasized the importance of three keys to fruitful ministry: Character, courage and compassion. These virtues are fundamental for spiritual leadership. Bill, using his experience as a pilot, described how God can locate where we are in comparison to GPS. His message was well received. Bishop Doyle spoke on the Holy Spirit-the fruits and work of the Holy Spirit. In addition, the Spirit used him in prophesying to the participants. I spoke of Anthropological approach to pastoral care, emphasizing pastoral care to the parishioners as they go through the passages of life.

On Sunday we preached in various churches. Archbishop John Thon and I ministered at Christ Temple Community Church, which was planted and is ministered by the Rev. Collins and Mrs. Milford. They focus on holistic ministry-spiritual, physical, social and economic needs of the parishioner. The service was very spirited with great music and friendly Christians.

For our relaxation we participated in a safari to Shimba Hills Game Park which is famous for African elephants. Although the elephants were hiding that day, we enjoyed seeing other game animals-giraffe, waterbucks, monkeys, and buffaloes. We enjoyed lunch in the game park.

On November 17 we left for the UK. We were delighted to meet with Bishop-Elect Steven at London City airport . He took us to a Holiday Inn where we stayed for four days. Our activities included touring London, visiting with Bishop Michael and Dr. Ruth Reid. We prayed with Ruth who was battling cancer. We praised God for her faithful ministry. On Saturday we visited Apostle Williams’ new facility which is big enough to be a cathedral for All Nations. We praised God for this precious gift. Apostle Williams then hosted us at a Chinese Restaurant and shared more time with us in precious fellowship. On Sunday we worshipped in Christ Faith Tabernacle which is under the oversight of Apostle Williams. Each of us had to time to give a brief message. We were indeed edified by the sermon of Apostle Williams and by the music of the Spirit-filled congregation. Following worship, CFT hosted us for dinner. This was highlighted by the golden time of visit with the first lady, the Rev. Oma Williams.

On March 21, 2011 we left for the United states praising God for his provision and protection. Reflecting on our mission, I perceived phenomena which might have a prophetic message. Our journey from Mombasa to London was extremely foggy. Because of this, the flights from Nairobi to Amsterdam and from Amsterdam to London were delayed. Our journey from London to Amarillo, Texas was the same. The clouds and fog seemed to symbolize the day of the Lord which is very much like a woman in labor pain. The global village is going through pain caused by economic crisis and Muslim extremists. The major newspapers reported daily, the war between Al Shabaab and the Kenya armed forces-linda Inch(defend the homeland) The East African nations and African Union are teaming to fight the common enemy. This Satanic force is Anti-Christian, anti-western civilization and against all non-Muslims. With regard to the economy there is a yawning gap between rich and poor. So many people are hurting in the global village, including the USA. So many people are jobless and homeless and hungry. I believe these upheavals are ushering in the coming of the Lord. We have to bear in mind that He who came is simultaneously coming, and He will finally come at the time. He is the one who was, who is and who is to come. The phenomena which we have mentioned, I believe are ushering a great revival. This is very much in keeping with Joel’s prophecy: And afterward (the day of the Lord) I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women will I pour out my spirit in those days. I will show wonders in heavens and on earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. Both in Mombasa and the United Kingdom we saw these manifestations of the Holy Spirit.
The day of the Lord has a message for you and me. We have to watch and pray. When Jesus predicted His coming in Mark 13 he concluded: What I say to you, I say to everyone: “Watch.” Apostle Peter tells us in a nutshell what we must do while we await the coming of the Lord: For this very reason make every effort to add to your faith; goodness, and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge self-control; and to self-control perseverance ; and to perseverance godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (II Peter 1:5-8)

May the Lord richly bless you in this Advent and Christmas season,
Patriarch John

REPORT FROM KENYA

It was another blessed Sunday in our kiti church yesterday with early morning prayers.Bible study was conducted by brother Vincent with readings from Job 2:1-14.we had a glorious time of praise and worship in Gods presence.My sermon was titled "love for one another" with readings from John 14:34 and 1Corinthians 13.we had two ladies and several children join our flock.

The Sudanese service was also a blessing with one of their pastors ministering the word. We later had all our pastors from our Rhonda and kaptembwo church and part of their flock attend our services later in the evening with a guest minister Rev Sarah ministering to us from Psalm 84.it was nice spending the whole day in the house of the lord.

Saturday we had two meetings to attend to in the morning hours with pastor Mary attending the pastors wives monthly meeting in one of the motels.I was attending another meeting in destiny creation church in kiti area.Later in the afternoon together we joined our singers in church for practice and prayers ready for Sunday. Friday was our day of rest and we had time at home the whole day. Thursday we attended a prayer meeting dubbed God Bless Kenya forum in one of the motels attended by church ministers from our town with a seminar in Gospel community church in the afternoon.

Wednesday we had prayers at our kiti church while pastor Raphael and Doris were in kaptembwo slums church.Pastor Justus and Sammy were leading another team in our Rhonda slums church.Please pray for our upcoming feeding and food distribution program at Rhonda slums on 26th November 2011.Pray for our visit to the street families at our towns garbage dumping site on 25th November 2011.we are trusting the lord for food stuff and clothing for the two programs. Tuesday we had our towns pastors fellowship .we had a wonderful time with a celebration of honor for the out going executive committee.we had time pray and award them with certificates and break bread and share the holy communion together. Monday was a day that saw out singing and music group meet for prayers,word and practice ready for the Christmas carols.

keep praying with us. pastor ken and Mary still going strong

November, 2011
MISSION TO MOMBASA AND UK

We ask for your prayer as we prepare to take off for mission to Mombasa and England. Interestingly, we are preparing for this great undertaking, while we are celebrating the feasts of All Faithful departed and All Saints. This occasion, sometimes called “All Souls Day,” is a twin feast of All Saints Day.” It has been observed in Easter Church from very early time and was introduced into Western Europe in the 10th century. The 16th century English reformers cut this festival out of the Church Year because they did not like to distinguish between “all saints” and “all souls.”  I believe “all souls” include people of God referred as “faithful ancestors” in the Modern Services. Better still, this week includes a remarkable English missionary to Africa, Bishop James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa and who started his mission in Mombasa, Kenya. He was one of those Englishmen who caught a vision of what needed to be done on “the Dark Continent” and set out to offer all he could in service for African people. This was a sacrificial self giving. After serving as a missionary, he returned to England for ill healthy. When he recovered, he went back, carrying with him Episcopal order. He was enthroned in Mombasa as bishop of Eastern Equatorial African. On October 29, 1885 he was attacked in Uganda by the warriors of the Buganda King who feared that the bishop was attacking his kingdom. Before they had to pierce him to death, the bishop was able to say his last words: “Go tell your king that I die for the people of Buganda, and that I have purchased the road to Uganda with my life.” It is because the people of God,like Bishop James, that we became Christian and have a passion of reaching All Nations.

I am asking you to pray for Archbishop Doyle Volentine, Bill McMahan and George Bates and I as we prepare to take off. Pray that the Lord may give us fruitful ministry in Mombasa and in England. We wrestle with the same dragon as did all Saints. The devil tends to strike hard when we are taking off and when we get there. The greater the mission the grater the battle; the greater the battle the more fruitful the mission becomes. The Seer puts it this way: “The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it is born.” Yet she was victorious: for “she gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule ALL NATIONS with the rode of scepter.” “The woman was given two wings of a great eagle so that she might fly to the place prepared for her.” (See Revelation12).

Pray also for those who will be ministering with us and clergy who are attending the conference and the people of God in Mombasa who will attend the Crusade. Prayer for Bishop Elect Steven and Micah Evans.

With love, Patriarch John

To God be the Glory August 2011
Kenya Mission Trip
Archbishop Doyle Volentine

"Day by Day O Dear Lord three things I pray:  To see thee more clearly; follow thee more nearly; love thee more dearly" is a familiar Christian prayer made famous by the 1970's musical Godspell .  It is an appropriate reflection of the August 2011 ANAC Team to Kenya and their prayers.  The Team was composed of the host Archbishop Elias Kombo, Kenya; Archbishop Metropolitan Doyle Volentine, ANAC Missions Coordinator Bill McMahan, Pastor Curtis Wilson, all of U.S.A.; Pastor Steven Evans and Associate Pastor David Brewster, United Kingdom.

The first week-end was dedicated to the consecration of 4 new bishops for Kenya.  Attended by about a hundred people, including twenty-five pastors and their families, the worship service gave honor to Christ and duly recognized the high calling of the office of Bishop.  There is much anticipation in Kenya of a mighty move of God and this week-end was a holy down payment of the work of the Holy Spirit. Our accommodations were at the Methodist Guest House, Nairobi.  This too was providential.  Representatives of the Methodist Conference of East Africa were staying at the guest house at the same time.  This was a wonderful opportunity to meet to have fellowship and consider how God might use us together.  The result was invitations to Uganda and Zimbabwe to come and minister with these dedicated people o f God. 

At the invitation of the Pentecostal Evangelical Fellowship of Africa the team moved to Thika and spent many hours in teaching seminars on leadership training.  The seminars overflowed with participants and teaching was enthusiastically received.  Beyond class time the team members were stopped and the participants requested prayer and counseling.  God honored the worship services and sermons with outpourings of healings, release for the demon oppressed and possessed, and the glory of His presence.  It is an honor to announce that the result of such joint ministry is that PEFA and ANAC are now officially associates in Ministry.

One cannot honor God without giving him praise for his Creation.  The team's trip to the Nairobi National Game Park brought a much needed rest and opportunity for praise through fellowship and awe of God's wild creatures.     Of course, the many pictures in our memories are too many to list. However, two outstandingly vivid memories are that of a lion with his fresh kill of a giraffe and a black rhino threatening to charge the van in which we toured. 

It is a travesty to go on a mission trip and not take time to honor and appreciate the cultures who have welcomed the teams and the gospel.  Being aware of this cultural mistake, the team tried to use its time wisely by visiting the Bomas of Kenya and the traditional dances that helped tell the story of Kenya's tribes and tribal culture.  What a blessing!

Returning to the Lord's work, the team then participated in yet another conference, Sabasaba.  Approximately 25,000 people came together for edification and to give worship to God.  It was reported that there were a minimum of a thousand salvations, as well as deliverances and healings.

Our last Sunday found the team duly appointed to various churches to bring greetings from Christians in our respective countries and to encourage the believers in Kenya.  As mentioned above the teams' prayers were answered and we saw the Lord in his mighty works more and more clearly, we believed we followed him more nearly, and, without question, loved him more dearly day by day.


From Patriarch John
July, 2011

"To him that overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations." Revelation 2:26.  This apocalyptic promise was realized by the saints who went before us and it is still being realized by the living saints. The living saints who enjoy this promise are Christians who ministers with and to the people of other nations. They support overseas and domestic missions with their prayers and finances. The benefactors are just as useful to the Lord as those who are sent. As the Bible puts it, “How then can they call on one they have not believed? How can they call on him whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?”   It is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the Good News.”  We are most grateful to those who have responded to God’s call to missions and those who have enabled them to go by financial contribution.

EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCES AND GOSPEL FESTIVAL IN KENYA:  August 20-30, 2011

We are glad to inform you that ANC has responded to Christ’s call to send a highly qualified team to empower the clergy and the people of God. The theme is, KEEP THE FIRE AFLAME. There will be three Clergy conferences on the 20th of August for all ANAC CLERGY. This will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The other two conferences which will be hosted by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Africa (P.E.F.A) will take place concurrently in Nairobi and Thika Kenya. The Gospel Festival will be held at Saba Saba. It is estimated that there will be 15, 000 to 20,000 people in attendance. We are expecting great things from God. And we strongly believe that great things will happen. The following are the team members: The Right Rev. Dr. Peter Ndun’gu (team coordinator); The Rev. Boniface Gitau, ANAC Deacon and Director of the Vessels of Honor Ministries; The Most Rev. Dr. Doyle Volentine, Archbishop Metropolitan of ANAC; The Rev. Bill McMahan, Director of Missions; The Right Rev. John Riley, director of Bridging the Gap Ministries; The Very Rev. Dr. Steven Evans, Bishop-Elect, Living Faith Diocese, UK; the Rev. Curtis Wilson, Director of Crosswalk Ministries; and David Brewer, Associate Pastor, Living Faith Church, UK.  Other missioners from USA are Dr. Weley Paul, Tommy Hays, Sister Carol, Mr. Mike Gonzales and Patti Petrone and the Rev. John King, Canada. The team will be hosted by the Most Rev. Elias John Kombo, Archbishop of the Province of Equatorial Africa and Bishop Mararo of Pentecostal Fellowship of Africa.

PRAISE REPORT

We are glad to report Brother Rex Bryant’s fruitful ministry in Zambia where he served with Bishop George Musandile.  Rex developed a cordial relationship with the Zambian brethren.  They would have liked him not to return to USA.  Besides encouraging Bishop George and his pastors, he also visited the Chief and they discussed further about our land and the latter agreed to extend the land to the river bank. We are most grateful to brother Rex for this great undertaking.

OVERSEAS MISSIONS 2012:  
Pray and put on your calendar the overseas missions which are scheduled for 2012. We will also celebrate the 5th anniversary of ANC which was chartered in the State of Texas on July 27, 2007 (which is also my birthday).  In addition to having time for mutual edification, we will hold a fundraising for All Nations University.

2012 Conferences

Cashmere, India March 2-9, 2012
-Clergy Conference
Philippines May 8-24, 2012
-Clergy Conference
Kenya, July 26 –August 6, 2012
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Mission Trip to London and Wigan, England
FROM PATRIARCH JOHN
April 7, 2011

Now that we have gained victory over the jetlag and culture shock, we can write to you about the great things that God has done. We went to UK motivated by your prayers, empowered by the Holy Spirit with the message of FAITH. We went by faith, not by sight. The Spirit reminded us the importance of faith. “For without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”  As ++Doyle and +Carolyn and I were obeying the command of our Lord, “Go” we were fully convinced that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of the things not seen.”

LONDON: We stayed in London for three days. We visited with Bishop Reid and Dr. Ruth where we enjoyed wonderful hospitality and fellowship. We visited John Wesley’s Museum and had Eucharist at Wesley chapel. Apostle Alfred and Rev. Oma Williams who were with us at Wesley place took us to a Chinese Restaurant where we had “all you can eat”. After this they took us to their church, Christ Faith tabernacle which was attended by about 500 Christians. There was energy and lovely music and a powerful message
 
We spent the rest of our time at Wigan, England with the Rev. Steve and Micah and their lovely daughter Macy. We experience the presence of God in this family and in the Church where they minister-The Living Faith Church.

The members of this church have a living faith as opposed to dead faith which does not connect the worshipers with God. Here we had morning and evening services. To my utter surprised, the morning service, started with fellowship (very much like East African revival fellowship which led me to and nurtured me in Christ.). After uplifting music the members testified about their walk with God. This was followed by my sermon. After the sermon God give Doyle prophetic messages for every person in the congregation. There were lots of tears- the sign of the presence of God. This was followed by an altar call.  Those who were prayed for rested in the Spirit by laying on the floor. This overwhelming power was similar to what St. John experienced on the Island of Patmos “When I saw Him” John wrote. “I fell at his feet as though dead” Rev.1:17 What amazed  me was to see the Holy Spirit using the hands of Archbishop Doyle in the same way he used Archbishop Elias and John Kombo in the church at Ichichi, during  our mission to Kenya  last year. (Ichichi is my birth place.) What a blessing to have archbishops who have totally surrendered to God and have allowed the Spirit of God to use them in whichever ways He wills. What a blessing to have a Pastor like Steven who leads the members to worship in the Spirit. This is what God desires. Jesus put it this way: “The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth: For the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.  John 4:23-24.

After Lunch we hurried to church for the evening service which included many new faces. This event started with discussion followed by inspiring music and a sermon from Doyle and Carolyn. Once again we experienced the presence of God. As the saints were immersed in the Spirit, Pastor Steven suggested that in these days if we listen closely we could hear the hoofs of the horses from the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.  He mentioned this twice and pointed to the return of Christ Jesus. After the service about twenty-five people testified to twice hearing the horses galloping when Pastor Steven spoke about it.  This was a powerful and dramatic sign for us all.  Jesus our Savior, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords will return!

Christians in this church were loving and friendly. They indeed made us feel at home. One member dressed like a cowgirl to make a “Texan” feel at home.  This community of faith reminded us of the words of John Wesley: “The world is my parish.” and an African proverb: “The world is my home.” (ulimwengu ni nyumbani). We praise God for the ministry of Steven and Micah which is characterized with signs and wonders. We learned that the local newspapers had reported the miracles performed by Steven- the healing of a cripple just as Peter did at the Beautiful Gate.

ALL NATIONS NEWS LETTER
February 2011

“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers (and sisters) of mine, you did for me.” As the Lord continues to expand our boundaries and bring in more ministers and ministries, I am awed by the unity of Spirit.  Amazingly, the Lord has given us the same focus. That is – reaching out to “the least” among us. I am overjoyed when I hear the reports about the feeding programs from our ministries in Kenya, Philippines, Pakistan and India, and about our prison ministry in the USA and Kenya. Even Bishop Doyle and Rev. Carolyn, despite their busy schedules, find time for ministering to immigrants in jail with a large number of them receiving Christ and in turn, they have taken the Gospel to their respective countries.
 We have ministers who are visiting the sick. Rev. Mary Githiga routinely and voluntarily gives pastoral care to the sick and dying through the Hospice program. On December 23, I was given a precious gifts by the Rev. Debora Hoffman of the First Christian Church who cared for the children of our Seminarians. These gifts were so special because they were chosen by the children. Several weeks before Christmas, the Rev. Debora asked the students to bring the names of their children with their Christmas wish lists. As I knocked at the door of the first family, the whole clan came to the door. Their greeting was: “We saw you in Sudan on TV.” They reminded me that on the same day last year, Bishop Doyle and I were in Sudan where we were given a hero’s welcome. In the second home, as soon I brought the gifts, I was given a 9 month old baby to hold, while the two boys sat on my lap. Here I found two seminary students with a house guest.  “This is our Obama”, bragged one of the Students. “No! He is more than Obama”, responded the other students, “Since he is a spiritual leader of Christians in many countries”.  I felt affirmed.  I saw the face of Christ in these children. The third home which I visited was the home of our priest. His wife had been hospitalized for a month, had just come home, and then readmitted again to the Hospital.  As with the previous children, these children were more interested in Abuna (Sudanese name for Father) than they were in the gifts. They wanted a handshake and a hug. To this end we are most grateful to the First Christian Church for their hospitality and to all of you who are giving financial support and to those who are giving their time and energy in feeding the hungry and to those who are ministering to the children, to those who are visiting the sick and those in prison, and those who are receiving our Missionaries. Our Lord Jesus gave precious words for you: ‘”…Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’” Matthew 25:34-36 (for more information about these ministries visit www.allnationsanglican.com)
ALL NATIONS SEMINARY is registering students from several countries: Kenya, Philippines, Zambia and USA. Our Online and onsite allows students to move at their own pace. Two students completed the Master of Divinity programs and graduated on December 26.  Archbishop Elias John Kombo, who graduated with honors, comes from a small community in Kenya, yet ministers to an entire Kenyan community and has churches in all the Provinces in Kenya. He was also awarded the Doctor of Divinity. The second graduate was Simon Aloak from Sudan who by receiving the M.Div , was promoted from a blue color job to being Director of Refugees Services in Amarillo, Texas. ++Doyle Volentine was awarded the D.D. We send congratulations to these students for their diligent work.  We are delighted to report on the ever improving seminary website and the highly qualified faculty. For more information visit www.allnationseminary.com

Globally we received Bishop Santosh Thomas from North India who was appointed Director of Missions in North West India. Additionally, we received the Fourth Dimension International Charismatic Ministry in Brazil. This ministry, which was founded by Bishop Fabianos, developed from fellowships comprised of Anglican, Pentecostal, Baptist and Presbyterians. This ministry gives me a lot joy since I am a product of fellowships which were started and led by East African Revival brothers and sisters.
OVERSEAS MISSION
Pastor Bill McMahan was appointed as Director of Missions. We praise God for his experiences in Kairos, Promise keepers, his leadership in Medical missions and his skill as an Engineer.

UNITED KINGDOM: God willing, ++Doyle and Carolyn Volentine and I will be in the UK March 23-30. We plan a retreat and fellowship with bishops and pastors and to preach the Good News.
PHILIPPINES: May 11-18 2011: God willing, the schedule will include: feeding children at the dumpsite, medical mission, Revival crusades, visiting with the Mayor of Iligan city, Pastors’ conference with consecration of Bishop Elect Stephen and ordination of a priest and three deacons.
Finally, we thank you for reading this message. We also ask you for your prayers and generous financial support.
“Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory and with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.” Jude 24, 25

Patriarch John

ALL NATIONS NEWS LETTER
July and August, 2010

ANNIVERSARIES:  July is for me, the month of anniversaries and rites of passage.  It was on July 27 that I was born.  Also in July on 07/27/07, All Nations Church was chartered as a Not For Profit Corporation in the State of Texas.  On the same date the following year, we were granted 501, C, (3) by the Federal Government. On July 25, 2010 the ANAC Board of Directors elevated me as the Patriarch of ANC. Nevertheless, among all the wonderful events that have taken place in July, the most outstanding anniversary is July 13 when the Holy Trinity came in my heart.  Fifty-two years ago, my brother Habel and I attended Revival Fellowship in a dimly lit house. I didn't know that Habel was there, but immediately after I had confessed my sin, I heard my elder brother who was in another room had also confessed his sin and committed himself to Christ. We started following Jesus just as Peter, Andrew, John and James. After being nurtured by the Revival brothers and sisters, we start the work of evangelists. We did house to house, street to street, open air preaching long before we had any formal training. During those days, the Spirit touched many people through us. We never counted them for we were never interested in numbers but only in being used by the Spirit of the Risen Lord.  Heaven was my motivation.  As I woke very early in the morning, my song was “One step to heaven is required. One step every day.” By this I meant that sharing the love of God with one person was a stairway to heaven.
 For the last 52 years, I have been awed by the way the Lord has kept His promises with regard to His presence with us. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Mat 28:20  But you will received power  when the Holy Spirit  comes on you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.  Acts 1:8. Not only were these promises fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, but in my walk with Jesus, I see them fulfilled every day.  All these days that I have walked with God, I don't remember a time when I prayed for His presence without experiencing His presence right way. God has never told me to wait for His presence.
I have asked for other things which I either never got or I got after a long period of time, but the prayer for the infilling of the Holy Spirit has always been immediate. The Holy Spirit comes with authority and power for witnessing. God of all wisdom and power has enabled me to cross so many cultures. Each of these cultures has contributed enormously to my understanding of God, humanity and religion.
What is the secret of a fruitful ministry?  Jesus has the answer:   I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5. If we stay in Christ not only will we bear much fruit, but also the fruits we bear will remain for ever. One of the sources of the joys of heaven is meeting with the people whom we won for Christ or helped to grown in holiness or those who we brought to Christ through financial resources we gave to the missionaries and preachers.

MINISTRY IN LOWELL, MA was like a divine carnival. It gave us a golden opportunity of ministering to our own community, Kikuyu.  We had to speak in English, Kikuyu and Swahili. This uplifting event was preceded by challenges; bad news, disappointment, and hurt. When we were in Dallas we got a call from our daughter Ray informing us that she was hurt at her work place and she had taken a medical leave.  We receive travel benefits through her employment with the airlines.  With the necessity of her going on medical leave, our tickets were no good.  For that reason, we had two choices, return to Amarillo or go to her home. For a moment we didn't know what to do. The airplane to Boston was already overbooked, so we spent a night in Dallas with our niece, Mary, (where we had a great time).  On the following day, our niece Mary took us to the airport to catch the earliest plane (which we missed within minutes). On the second plane, there was only one seat and so we have to make another difficult decision: Who is going first? I told Mary, “You have to go.” “No, you are the officiate, so you have to go.” As I was boarding the plan, I felt so uncomfortable leaving Mary behind. My plane was to arrive in Boston at 9:20 p.m. When I was in St. Louis, Mary called and told me that she was in Houston boarding the plane which was to arrive in Boston at 6.00 p.m.  I was thrilled! At 10:30 I arrived at the home of The Rev. Samuel and Margret Kimuhu.  Mary was already there! The large crowd included a large number of priests. There was a lot of energy as we feasted late at night.  At 11:30 John (our nephew) and his wife Josephine took us to their home where we were to stay.
On Saturday, I was a celebrant at the renewal of the marriage vow of Samuel and Margret.  The event was spectacular.  It included praise and worship, dancing in the spirit, and a lavish meal.
On Sunday August 1st,  Mary and I ministered the word to a Presbyterian church which was planted by our two nephews three year ago. We were surprised by the growth of this church and the high degreed of participation in worship. The service included liturgical dance performed by children and youth, songs by great musicians and praying in the Spirit. Surprisingly, this wonderful congregation owns the sanctuary.
In the afternoon, we had the ordination of John Mwaniki and Horace Kamau.  The large crowd included 21 priests and three bishops.  A good number of the priest ministered with me when I was in Kenya before we came to the US. The service included praise and worship and there was a heavy anointing of the Holy Spirit.
This event was following by visiting the home of Rev. Gerald Wahome whose mother-in-law had died in Kenya only a few days previously. The house was filled with Christians who had come to comfort and provide fundraising.  Again, I was asked to give the word of consolation.  At 10:00 p.m. we were in John's home.  At about 11:00 p.m. ,Samuel, John and Horace came to bid us farewell and to give us precious gifts. Before we went to bed our nephew Moses called to find out when we are leaving.  “Tomorrow.” I responded.  He told us,“That ticked must be canceled. You have not had time with the families.” We were surprised when we were at the ticket desk on Monday to find that our tickets were already canceled and the other affordable tickets required that we fly on Tuesday. So we were back to John and Josephine who prepared a feast for the families. We had a very rewarding fellowship with the primary group which included grandchildren, nephews, nieces and a grandpa. We stayed together until late at night. The following day we flew back to Amarillo.
In reflection, the Christians in Lowell, MA are very much like the early church who “devoted themselves to the Apostle's teaching and the fellowship, and to the breaking of bread and prayer...they broke bread in theirs homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.  And the Lord added their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47

THE MINISTRY IN THE GATHERING OF THE NATIONS in Arizona was just as rewarding as that of Lowell, MA. This included priestly ordination of Joseph Donvito of ACTS Messianic Congregation and deaconate ordination of Ron Jones from Grafted Messianic Ministries.  This took place on August 14th 2010 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe, Arizona. The liturgy included praise and worship, praying in Spirit, Jewish liturgical dance and blowing of the shofar, Holy Eucharist, the sermon and a wonderful meal. There was an overwhelming feeling of joy in joining our Jewish and Christian heritages with the presence of the Holy Spirit,
On Sunday we had a retreat for Fr. Joseph and Deacon Ron and Mary Jones.  This was followed by the Bible group which met at the Cunningham's wonderful home. The group was inclusive with singles, married couples, Anglos, Japanese and African Americans. Additionally, we spent time with Fr. Briggs working on the All Nation’s website. We are most grateful to Briggs for building the website, also for Archdeacon Joe for maintaining the website and to Stacy for her kind hospitality.
Freedom of expression is the unique ethos of the Gathering of Nations. Everyone was free to express what was on their minds and hearts.  This helped me to know and to connect with these lovely people of God.  Thanks also to Archdeacon Joe and Mother Marlene for their ministry.

GLOBALLYwe have received three new communities within the All Nation’s family: 1)the Rev. Joropalli V. Srikanth of the Great Commission Gospel Ministries in Hyderabad, India, with his 6 churches, 4 pastors and an orphanage and 2) Pastor Neelan Suvarnaraju of Faith Gospel Ministries of  Bangalore, India with his 14 churches who work with the poor Yanadi tribe, with 25 orphans and 15 widows living on the street who have been rejected by their families. For more information visit www.agcma.org  and 3) Bishop Emmanuel Elangovern with his 300 pastors located all over India, 27 children in an orphanage, ministering to 3000 people and the Bethel Bible Institute emmanuelindia@gmail.com .

FINALLY we humbly praise God for giving us the will and energy to fulfill the Great Commission and for owning the Great Promise: But you shall received power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.

By now you might be asking: How can I help? Please send you tax deductible check to All Nations Anglican Church, P.O. Box 19805, Amarillo, TX 79114, USA. Your precious gifts will be highly appreciated.

In Christ love, Patriarch John

The Board of Directors, matter of great importance!

To All Bishops and Clergy of All Nations Church,
We are writing on behalf of the Board of Directors about the matter of great importance. It was noted with great appreciation and thanksgiving that ANC is growing in leaps and bounds and that the number of the members is nearly a QUARTER OF A MILLION and that we are in 16 countries. It was also noted that while we have a great deal of numbers we don’t have much financial support. It was therefore resolved that all the Archbishops, bishops, and the clergy in all 16 countries have to participate in giving financial support.

The Board highly recommended the resolution which was made by the House of Bishops on September 15, 2009 .It was resolved that: “In as much as the giving of money is a real symbol of affiliation, fellowship, and commitment, it is our solemn recommendation that all ANC clergy and congregations give regularly, consistently, and substantially to the work of ANC; keeping in mind that the TITHE is the commonly accepted Biblical standard of giving 10% to which all Christians should strive.”

Your tithes and offerings are essential to the work of the greater church. Administrative costs, travel expenses, missions support all rely on your faithfulness. The clergy tithe, the bishop tithe, and congregational tithes may be sent to All Nations Anglican Church, PO Box 19805 Amarillo, TX 79114 Phone: 1-806-476-0013 bishopjoni@yahoo.com

Tithing is not only an Old Covenant command, but also a New Testament blessing and privilege. We look on tithing as our privilege to contribute to the Lord’s work. And it is your tithe and offering which will enable us to move to the next level

In God’s Service, David Brister M. D., Susan Sanborn Treasurer, Secretary


MISSION TO KENYA
May 28 - June 25, 2010

The Lord gave us a clear vision as we set out for our mission to Kenya. We were to lead a retreat for pastors and to consecrate the shepherds of the flocks. The Lord assured us that He is our Great Shepherd and that He will provide for us and uses us to empower the shepherds whom He had prepared before the creation to lead His sheep. The guiding scriptures came from Ezekiel 34:11-15 God promised: “I Myself will search for my sheep and seek them out....I will feed them in good pasture”. As with David, we were assured that “The Lord is my Shepherd.” God also promised: “And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and my mind, and I will build him a sure house, and he shall go in and out before my anointed forever. The Lord fulfilled these promises far beyond our expectation. All the events were like a divine carnival. We were fed spiritually even before delivering the message.           

AT LINANA HIGH we experienced God’s mighty presence as 1200 young men were singing and dancing in the Lord. We were awed by the ministry of the chaplain Edward Etale, our Seminary Student. Both Mama Rehema and I gave the message to very attentive students. We sang for them “The Lord is my shepherd” in Swahili. After the service we enjoy hospitality from chaplain Etale.  After the service we joined Bishop Ruth and Lisa Wong at the ordination of Martha Muzungu. This event was marked with joy. Martha and her congregation were very much like the name of their ministry- Joy Land Ministries. Delicious lunch included cutting ordination cake which Rev. Martha fed to the congregation as the bride would feed the bridegroom. I have never seen anything like it!

Retreat for pastors followed. The topic which was covered included fruitfulness in ministry, divine healing and knowing your rights in Christ. There was praise and worship. The event concluded with a healing service which was conducted by Bishop Ruth and Archbishop Elias John. Most of the pastors were bi-vocational. The majority of them were teachers Following the retreat, Bishop Ruth and I taught seminary students. Bishop Ruth lectured on Spiritual Formation, while I taught Anthropological approaches to Pastoral Care. The students were eager and interactive.

CONSECRATION of Bishop George Musandile and Bishop Stanley Karanja was a momentous occasion. George and his wife oversee the Five Fold Church in Zambia, while +Stanley and Margret oversee the Kingdom Builders Network which concentrate on reaching out to teachers and head students. We praise God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! We were very much impressed by the spirituality of these bishops and their wives. They are indeed a great gift to the church.

ENTHRONEMENT AND CONSECRATION Of  ++Elias John Combo was a musical festival!  ++Elias, being a children’s musician, he had planned the service to start with praise and worship. The service, which was held in the University of Nairobi, attracted a large crowd. Elias was consecrated as Archbishop of the Vision Evangelic Ministries and All Nations Province of Equatorial Africa. ++Elias brings to All Nations gifts of healing. He preaches the Gospel with manifestation of signs and wonders, particularly in healing and deliverance. He has planted churches in all seven provinces of Kenya and has a ministry in Norway.
 
On Monday, ++Elias took the mission team to the Nairobi Game park. We enjoyed seeing all kinds of animals. The most impression was a lion and lioness, who comfortably laid on the middle of the road as thou they were posing for a camera. As we drove closer and closer to them, they refused to move from the road and were expecting us to drive on the roadside. As we watched them lying fearlessly, they reminded us of the Lion of Judah, and that with Jesus (the Lion of Judah) we can smile at the storm. They reminded me of several times that I heard Jesus saying “It is I.  Do not be afraid.”

On Tuesday ++Elias took us to Masai Land. We were given a hero’s welcome by the Masai who slaughtered a goat for us. Symbolically, this was an act of giving the very self. We enjoyed delicacies before the service. In the church, we were culturally and spiritually enriched by the Masai in their traditional attires. Before preaching, they prepared our hearts with praise and worship. When preaching, we were affirmed by hand clapping. We left Masai Land rejoicing in the Lord  who bonded us with Masai. On the way to Nairobi, we had a flat tire in a small village. As we were working on the vehicle, two Kikuyu young men came and told us that they wanted to commit themselves to God. Mary and I delightfully led them to Christ.

On Wednesday, ++Elias took us to Ichichi, the place where I was born. The road was bumpy and hilly. We were totally surprised by the Holy Spirit in this church which is pastored by my Nephew, Stephen Mbatia. We were given a warm welcome by the congregation which included my brother, sisters and old friends. Bishop Ruth and Lisa were well received. There was heavy anointing and divine healing as ++Elias made an alter call. I have never seen this happen at Ichichi. To crown it all,+Elias asked the anointed worshipers to come and shake my hand. Each person shook my hand and placed shillings which amounted to Ksh 750($10), which was a lot money for Ichichian. We felt loved, affirmed and energized.

On Friday June 11, we drove to Nakuru, Mary's birthplace. Saturday we ministered to the Congregation of Yahweh which is under the oversight of Pastor Susan, wife of The Rev. John Mwaniki.  We were once again awed by the Holy Spirit in the way the congregation (which was all Kikuyu, my community) worshiped in the Spirit and in Truth and at the same time claim our Jewish heritage. They preferred to address God as Yahweh and Jesus as Yoshua. Interestingly, there is parallel between Jewish and Kikuyu heritages. For both, the fig tree is a national symbol. The very meaning of the name Kikuyu is “the people of the fig tree.” For both, circumcision is the means of becoming a full member of the community.

On the afternoon of the same day, we went to Kiti, Nakuru, to minister with Sudanese under the oversight of ++John Thon. We were given a cordial welcome. The Lost Boys who were clad with white shirts and black pants, performed Christian dance with a lot of wit and prepared the congregation for the message. Bishop Ruth had the message of encouragement for women, which was well received. After the service, we were served with Sudanese traditional cuisine.

On Sunday, Bishop Ruth and I went to St. Nicholas church, which I planted 36 year ago. This church birthed several parishes. It holds three services; English, Swahili and Sudanese.  The church seats the St. Nicholas Children home, which I started 44 years ago. This church is my joy and my crown. We had come on Saturday to inform the Vicar that we are in the city and would like to give a message. Before the Service commenced, however, Bishop Ruth and I were called to the vestry and informed that we cannot preach, but can only greet people and sit in the congregation. We were invited during the announcements.  +Ruth spoke for 3 minutes. When I stood, I spoke briefly for three minutes about how we started.  On the forth minute, I was served with a note “time to stop”.  I then quickly remembered Paul's words: “awe unto me if I do not preach the Gospel” So I quickly told the innocent audience about the secret of fruitful ministry which is recorded in John 15:5; Our Master says “I am the vine your are the branches..He who abides in me and I him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

After this Bishop Ruth and Lisa Wong departed for Nairobi while Mary and I were left visiting with families and friends. On same day, we worshiped in Nakuru Cathedral where I was ordained deacon and priest. Here we were well received and were given a chance to give report about our ministry. We had a blessed meeting with the Bishop of Nakuru and his wife, old friends and the member of our family. The whole service, which included wedding, was uplifting.

Interestingly, although obviated from ministering at St. Nicholas, the following day, boys who had lived in the St. Nicholas Childrens Home, found their way to a home where we were invited. These lovely children of God are musicians who call themselves “St. Nicholas Harmonies”.  They sang for us and expressed their appreciation. “We are most grateful for you starting St. Nicholas.”, said one of the boys. “If it were not for you, we couldn't be what we are.” These fruitful children have produce a CD entitle “Jesus is the Answer.” They eagerly listened to the story of how we started the home in 1966 and the church in 1974. They enjoyed immensely spending time with their “spiritual grandparents”.

We spent our last week in Kenya visiting with families in Nakuru, Nairobi and Ichichi. The word which the Lord gave us during our fellowship with the families was from Proverb 17:17, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversary.”  We praise our Heavenly Father for giving us brothers and sisters who are both friends and prayer partners.    We also praise God for all our Christian friends who prayed for us and gave financial support for the ministry.

May God bless you and supply your needs according to his riches in glory! Patriarch John Githiga


PATRIARCH JOHN AND ARCHBISHOP DOYLE
MISSION TO KENYA AND SUDAN 2010

We are most grateful to God for sending Bishop Doyle and me on mission to Kenya and Sudan and to all the people of God who supported us in prayer and funding.  The Lord gave us a clear vision.  We were assured by the Holy Spirit that we would be empowered to teach and equip the saints for the ministry.  The loving Father had promised us power, not strength so that His power would be made perfect in our weakness. Upon our landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on December 16, we were met by Archbishop John Thon who escorted us to the Anglican Church of Kenya Guest house.   Before we had recovered from jetlag, Bishop-Elect Stanley Karanja and the Rev. Daniel Muindi, Principal of Global Theological College, met with us to discuss the establishment of All Nations College, Kenya campus.  I was awed by the way we agreed on many things, even though we were meeting Stanley and Daniel for the first time.  After the meeting, my brother Bishop Gideon and brother-in-law Sammy came and  drove us to my sister-in-law Margaret's home for supper.  After enjoying our supper, we drove to Bishop's Court in Thika and had a lovely time with Gideon's family.
ALL NATIONS COLLEGE-KENYA CAMPUS
On the 17th of December, we read and signed a memorandum of agreement and collaboration.  We agreed to form a new institution called ALL NATIONS COLLEGE-KENYA CAMPUS and that we will work together as one unified team with the same goal and purpose of establishing a new college for training and equipping the saints for global mission.  We agreed that the College will start classes on February 10, 2010.  We paid $4,016.00 to cover Global College rent arrears for November and December 2009 and to cover six months' rent for January to June, 2010 and for preparation of billboards and brochures.  By the time we returned from Sunday (01/01/10), Rev. Muindi and Stanley had already made two billboards and the brochures for All Nations College. We rejoiced for the work which was done within a short period of time.
EMPOWERMENT CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE
The objective of the conference was to empower believers, most of whom had experienced post- election crises, and to encourage them to move from the spirit of victims to victors.  The theme was YOU SHALL RECEIVE POWER WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS COME UPON YOU AND YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES TO THE END OF THE EARTH. We were expecting a give-and-take process.  We were blessed and surprised by  the mature and Spirit-filled pastors chosen by Bishop-elect Stanley.  The pastors, who included Bishop-elect George Musandile from Zambia, both  motivated and inspired the participants.  We fed on the promises in the book of Isaiah: Fear not, for I am with you be not dismayed, for I am  your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. (41:10)  We were assured of God's guidance:  And I will lead the blind in the way they know not, in the path they have not known I will guide them.  I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into the level ground.  These are the things that I will do and I will not forsake them. (42:16) On the 19th of December, Bishop Gideon and his driver took us to Nairobi airport and dropped us at the station where we were to board Jetlink.  The ladies at the desk complained that our electronic tickets were not in their computer.  To solve the problem to their satisfaction, they decided to cut a portion of my ticket for their records.  In the meantime, Bishop Doyle was feeling very ill and we were looking for a place where he could sit.  Eventually, we boarded Jetlink.   The majority of the passengers were Sudanese.  I sat with a Sudanese who spoke English and Swahili.  We had a lovely conversation.  After one hour and forty-five minutes we were in Juba, South Sudan.  The airport appeared more primitive than any airport I have seen.  The baggage was carried by a trailer which was pulled by a tractor.  Each passenger had to identify his baggage as the bags were being downloaded from the trailer.  Then the bags were marked by the customs official. We were so delighted to see Archbishop Thon who was our guide for 12 days and who took us to Citizen United Lodge.  as we drove, we saw that Juba is a city under construction.  the roads were being paved.  Yet, most of them were dirt roads.  In the lodge, we were blessed to be in a facility with bed, mosquito nets, and an outside bathroom and toilet without a commode or running water.  We had to bathe from a bucket. Bishop  Thon had a small tent.  Here found we were living in both ancient and modern times. The next day we had to minister before breakfast.  At 9:00 a.m. we were in an open-air congregation which was full of spiritual energy.  The service was in Dinka (also in South Sudan).  As it was hot, two women fanned us with  pieces of cloth during the lengthy service.  Bishop Doyle and I preached.  We were given messages of encouragement and healing.  These lovely Christians told us, "Bishop Thon loves us and we love him."  Immediately after the ministry of the word, they dramatized their love by washing our feet and hands.  They anointed us with expensive perfume.  I have never experienced such love.  This sacred ritual continued until 3:30 p.m.  We were full of power, but because we had not eaten breakfast, we were becoming extremely weak.  We remembered Jesus' words at the well with the Samaritan woman, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."  At 5:00 p.m. we had our breakfast, lunch and supper.  This was a great sacrifice for Bishop Doyle who, being a diabetic, is supposed to have a small meal every four hours.  In this time of physical weakness, we remembered the words of our Lord, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." On Monday we were scheduled to meet with President Salva Kir, but he had to go to Khartoum.  So, we visited the monument dedicated to John Garang, the first vice-president of Sudan.  We continued to sight- see important Sudanese sites in Juba, such as the Nile River. On the next day, we chartered a MAF flight from Juba to Duk, Southern Sudan.  The passengers included the family of Bishop Thon and his Diocesan Staff.  As the aircraft was landing on the unpaved road, we were awed by the jubilant sounds and gestures  of a large number of Christians who were awaiting  us. This included a musical band.  We rode in a government vehicle to the cathedral compound where we found another huge crowd.  We were asked to greet the people.  Bishop Doyle had to speak first.  It was so hot and Bishop Doyle was not feeling well.  After saying a few words, he experienced heat exhaustion.  Two men led him to a small hut while I continued speaking to the congregation.  I was so scared-since we were in a place which appeared to be the end of the earth-no paramedic, no hospital, no running water, no electricity, no telephone services.  I made my message brief so I could find out what was happening to Brother Doyle.  I was relieved when I found him with two women and Deacon Michael nursing him, wetting his head, shoulders and hands and fanning him  with wet handkerchiefs.  After visiting with Doyle, I was led to my hut which was the same size as his.  The huts were circular, big enough for a single bed, had two small vents and a 3X4 foot unsecured door.  Bishop Doyle was too hot in his hut and therefore his bed was moved outside for him to sleep  under the stars and a mosquito net. Three men slept with us in the same compound in small tents.  About 50 young people slept in an adjoining compound.  We were never alone. At night, we were visited by small creatures such as lizards, bugs and birds.  The young people had to entertain and guard us. On December 24th, we had the major worship service.  By 7:30 a.m. there were 700 people seated at the cathedral compound waiting for the service to begin at 8:30 a.m.  The worshippers expressed their jubilance as four bishops  processed with the clergy and the lay leaders.  By this time, there were 2000 people.  Each person had to come with his own chair.  The church service started with a song, "Onward Christian Soldiers Marching As to War".  The first part of the service was conducted in the Dinka language.  The second part of the service, the Enthronement of the Archbishop, was  conducted in English.  Women, youth, and children sang to the glory of God with Christian songs.  As I looked at the youth, I shed tears, remembering that I had seen these youth and the cathedral compound in a dreams two years ago.  Before Bishop Doyle and I preached, ten people gave their testimony.  This included a Member of Parliament.  Their  testimonies were about who they are, their history, and how they had undergone tribulation. God gave us a message of encouragement and affirmation.  We preached about Jesus who was born in a manger.  The congregants were, however, more interested in us than our word.  After the message, so many people came and knelt for healing.  Bishop Doyle was praying seated as I was  laying hands on the people.  The service lasted four hours. On Christmas Day we had morning and evening services.  On Saturday, we had another open air service at the public square, which included in attendance the chief, a member of parliament  and the soldiers.   Twelve persons spoke before we gave our messages.  I was awed by discovering there were so many connecting threads between me and the Sudanese.  Like them, I grew up in the battle field.  My  youth was spent  during the Mau Mau  emergency in Kenya and I and my family, along with many others, had been greatly persecuted.  I now understand why for 8 years my wife and I have spent long hours reaching out to the Sudanese in Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.  We do this ministry at great expense and sacrifice, including the personal loss of a job as campus minister and the Vicar of an affluent University church.  We are ever grateful to God for finding us worthy to suffer for and with the persecuted church. After the service we were driven to the compound by a Parliamentary Member in the government vehicle. We were visited by so many people at the compound who shared their stories.  The most vivid visit was by  three women who dressed as my mother used to dress fifty years ago.  The spokeswoman asked:"How did you ever dream to visit this place, a place which God created and then forgot all about?  In this place, since the creation of the world,  we women have never gone to school.  We have never seen people from another country.  So we appreciate you very much.  The women requested three things 1) adult education 2) a well so that they don't travel miles  to fetch water 3) and grinding mills. We also had time to meet with the governor of Jonglei state.  We attended his public meeting in which he was making an appeal to the citizens to surrender their guns to the government.  I thought that the Governor was "preaching to the choir."  But, when I asked a 6'2" sixteen year old youth what he thought about the appeal, he said, "I have three guns.  I will surrender one to the government and keep two for my protection." On Monday and Tuesday we had a clergy conference.  The clergy were very receptive.  Since we intended to have a give- and- take process, the teaching included discussion and questions and answers.  We concluded the conference with reaffirming the ordination vows and anointing hands with the holy oil. Our time in Duk was marked with honor, exaltation, and hospitality.  A he-goat and three bulls  were slaughtered for us.  Financial need was also great and far beyond our budget.  By the day we were to be in Juba we only had $125 for incidentals.  Yet, the $100.00 bill was printed in 1996 and this was unacceptable either in Kenya or Sudan.  We were in Juba at 9:30 a.m. to board the plane which was to depart at 10:30.  To our greatest disappointment, we were told that our tickets did not appear in their computer and we must purchase another ticket for $604.  The young woman at the desk called upper management and everything was negative.  We continued negotiations at 6 p.m.  At this time all planes had departed and the airport was closing.  Bishop Doyle was very sick.  With 80 Sudanese pounds between us we had to hire a taxi to go to the Citizen United Lodge where the fee to stay there would be $50.00 a night for each of us.  We were not sure if we would find Archbishop Thon who had been staying at Citizen United Lodge.  The taxi driver followed the ticket lady and he told us she had ordered  him to follow her.  Eventually, we found ourselves downtown at the office of Jetlink.  Behind the desk was the lady with whom we had talked all  daylong and had told us our tickets were not found.  At this time we were too tired, exhausted and hungry for negative news.  The lady told us it was going to be impossible to get tickets.  She gave us a printout that indicated our tickets had been denied.  I finally persuaded  her that we needed to call our travel agent in the U.S. A.  Miraculously, our U.S.A. travel agent answered the phone and received the call.  After speaking with our agent, I asked to talk to the manager.  The name of the Lord be praised.  We were told that our problems had been solved, but there was no flight on New Year's Day and we would have to wait to fly out on January 2, 2010.  Our taxi driver took us to Citizen United.  When we asked him how much he was charging, he said, "You are men of God.  Give me whatever you want."  I gave him 40 Sudanese pounds ($20.00).  And, he was contented.  We were delighted to see Archbishop Thon, but my beloved Bishop Doyle had to live another day on an empty stomach.  He was very sick.  I was now concerned as to whether I would be bringing him to the U.S. alive.   We prayed for divine intervention.  I was most grateful to God for keeping Doyle through the night. On New Year's Day we received calls from my wife, Mary and Bishop Doyle's wife, Carolyn.  It was like an oasis in the desert. Their voices were sweeter than honey. Our New Year's resolution was simple.  Look for a place where we could get a good breakfast and rest the whole day.  We walked to Matumizi Lodge which was about 200 yards.  The facility is owned by a European who is married to a Kenyan.  We had eggs, sausage, toast and coffee.  I was delighted to see Bishop Doyle eating.  A fan and TV with CNN broadcasting made us feel at home.  We stayed there for four hours.  I was, however, concerned about the bill since we had only 40 Sudanese pounds. Luckily, the money was enough with 20 Sudanese pounds left.  Nevertheless, we had no money for paying the lodging.  I then asked Archbishop Thon to take care of that and he gave us $50 for  single entry visa to Kenya. On January 2nd at 8:30 a.m. we were at the Juba airport.  Is it going to turn to Juba poverty?  Yes!  When we were going through customs, we were required to pay $90.00 for a tax (even though we had already paid airport taxes with our tickets).  In addition , they charged us $10.00 for photocopying our passports.  By now we had only $70.00.  We have now learned to bargain like refugees.  I told the custom official that we only had $70.00.  The officer became angelic and told me that he is going to pay the remaining balance. While we are now free to board the plane, we have no money for visa in Nairobi and for hiring a taxi to brother Gideon's home.  In flight, I was seated by James, an American Sudanese, who was transiting in Nairobi before proceeding to the U.S.  After having a friendly conversation, I asked him whether I could trade the 1996/ $100.00 note for $50.00  He told me that he has only one $100.00 acceptable note and that he will accept the deal once we get to the customs.  James is now our angel.  We are now looking for the second miracle for money for hiring a taxi to Bishop Gideon's house. As we were taking our baggage from the Nairobi airport, I was thrilled to see Peter, Gideon's driver, who had come for us. The Bishop's court now appeared as a palace.  We enjoyed hospitality from Gideon's wife Mary and their daughter Joyce. Although,  I didn't get sick when we were in Sudan, I started having fever and problems with allergies and coughing so that by the morning of the 3rd, I had lost my voice.  This time Bishop Doyle was my doctor.  He served me with allergy tablets and Mucinex.  We prayed that I may have a voice as I was expected to speak on the Countrywide Radio.  We started the day with Bible reading and devotion and then we had a rest.  On the 4th, I had regained my voice, even though, I was still sick.  In the afternoon, Stanley and I drove to Nairobi where I was to speak and be interviewed by two young women, probably in their 20's, on the church and homosexuality.  The interview went well and the message was  broadcast to 1.5 million people.  The message was reported to have been well-received. In conclusion, we can say that  in  all the things we came through, God was in control and we know he had our best interest at heart.  By being in Sudan for 12 days, we were able to develop an empathic understanding, not only for the Sudanese, but also the people of God who had undergone such tribulation.   Better still, the Lord strengthened the bond between Bishop Doyle and myself.  For twelve days, we had no mirror (something which we take for granted) and so we were mirrors for each other. we indeed owned a Great Promise, "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be my witnesses..to the end of the earth."  Better still, we had a beatific experience, "Blessed are the poor for theirs is the kingdom of God...Blessed are you when you hunger for righteousness, for you shall be satisfied." Our experience has a lesson for us all.  When God calls and sends us, He also provides us with a guiding star.  And as it was with the wise men, we must boldly follow even when it gets dark. As the saying goes, "To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine the brightest."oooo Patriarch John Githiga

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