For years, Kenya, historically one of the strongest economic centers in Africa, has battled the rise of terror groups, such as ISIS and Al-Shabab, the difficulty of securing their northern border with Somalia, as well as meeting the needs of high volumes of displaced people groups throughout the country. Having spent collectively more than several months in Kenya over the past decade, I’ve had the opportunity to witness firsthand many of the challenges facing Kenya through my work with The Oasis Network For Churches.
This week, the conservative news outlet, Faithwire, released a shocking video from one of my recent trips to Kenya in which I interview a high ranking Kenyan national security officer regarding border safety under the Trump administration. The story, which can be found HERE, picked up massive national reach after being tweeted by Tomi Lahren, a leading conservative commentator and Trump supporter.
“Actually in Kenya we say that, ‘Trump is God’s chosen.’ Because by him being there so many things to do with terrorism and the spirit behind the Islam has been restricted.” -Officer Harrison Gnota
The original interview, which was recorded as part of filming of Miles Away, a new reality documentary that follows my work with The Oasis Network can be found here:
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For the last several months, OasNet has been seeking an intern to join our team specifically to assist with Global Pastor Outreach (aka Adopt a Pastor Program). God answered that prayer with not just one intern, but two. Sarah Way and Tia Brown attended the recent Oasis Granger Christmas Coffee House at Bella Vita Coffee. They thought they were attending the event to support their good friend and singer/song writer, Seth Bible, who was performing that night, but apparently God had more in store. Long story short, I had informed them to “keep their eyes open” for anyone who might be interested in assisting with some international ministry projects that we’re working on, as Sarah and Tia are both local college students (Notre Dame and Bethel College, respectively). They asked a few questions about the program and I went on about the night. Little did I know that God was stirring their hearts to join our team. Later that night, they asked, “What if we are interested in getting involved with the project?” And the rest, as they say, is history. Sarah and Tia (pictured below) will both begin working for OasNet and Global Pastor Outreach in early January and will conclude their internship with a trip to visit the Oasis churches in Tampico, Mexico in June. We are all excited to welcome them on board and to see what all God is going to do in them over the next several months. To find out more about the Global Pastor Outreach or the Oasis Network For Churches you can visit our website at www.oasnet.net or contact our offices at 574-247-9800.
According to cnn.com, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga have signed a 4 part peace agreement to restore peace in Kenya. At this time the Kenyan Red Cross says the violence has claimed at least 863 lives and driven 261,000 from their homes since incumbent Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki claimed the December 27 election over Odinga.
This peace plan is good news for OasNet, as we are supposed to be sending two small mission teams to Kenya in the first half of 08, one of which I’m leading.
Click on the link below for more info regarding the cnn.com story. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/02/01/kenya.violence/index.html
OasNet wants you! We are in the process of finishing up the OasNet partnership materials, complete with the promotional video (www.oasnet.net). These packets should be out still in early 2008. The first phase is to find 40 additional people to partner at $40 per month with the Oasis Network For Churches. OasNet, as it’s called, exists to resource and equip local church planters and pastors with teaching, resources, and materials to help them carry out their call to reach the world with the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ. Additionally, OasNet is a network of churches who believe that they can accomplish more together than separate. Currently Oasis is already impacting pastors and churches in 3 continents and over 7 countries with the message of God’s love and grace. If you are currently part of an Oasis church or have been blessed by the ministries on this site or some of our affliates…I would ask you to consider partnering with us. You can give any amount to OasNet, but we are specifically seeking out 40 people at $40 per month. If you are willing to be one of the 40, please email me at Lucas@oasiscf.com or leave me a comment on this post. Thanks in advance for your consideration and help! GOOD NEWS to the WORLD, that’s our goal.