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#1 Bishop Michael Baraza Samu

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:27 AM

I have been a minister of the word of God since 1990 October when i was barely 18 years immediately after my high school.

I had no money and no job but with prayer and closer relationship with seasoned ministers, i went on getting stronger and stronger.

One time in 1991 around august , i met with a white man, and so far he is the only white man i ever worked with, and he took me for theological classes at International  Christian Ministries  training center in kitale for two years where i obtained my diploma.

This great man who is long gone home always encouraged me - SON ! YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS YOU" NEVER ALLOW ANYBODY TO INTIMIDATE YOU !


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#2 Bishop Michael Baraza Samu

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:34 AM

It has been so challenging without funds especially where most of the members need food, medicine when they fall sick, some need school fees, i did not know that being a preacher you need to be financially enabled.

I have been praying to God to help me meet these very essential basic needs.

I want to trust in God for all these because 'cursed is the man whose trust is in man'.

 

Brethren, i know its not only me who has gone through this alley. If you are one of them let us trust in God together and pray. I believe one day we will explode into joy because He will meet our needs.

Bishop Michael


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:32 PM

Welcome to the Deeper Life forum Michael. Do you minister to a group of people? How many of you get together weekly?

 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:00 AM

Dear Michael,

I lived all my life in Europe but relocated to Nigeria nearly 2 years ago to be near my widowed mother. I understand what you mean about members being extremely needy, because it's the same thing in Nigeria. I hope I am correct in what I will now say, if I am not, please somebody can correct me. 

The culture in Black Africa is to have numerous children, even if the couple can't afford to look after themselves. This will off course bring poverty, misery and suffering for the couple and the children. They then become a problem to themselves and to others. Added to this, is the notion that the preacher is a "miracle/magic" worker, so the people will offload their problems onto him. From what I know of Nigeria, there is no level of "financial enabling" that will be enough because the more money you have, the more the people will expect you to help them. And dishing out money to them will only make people all the more dependent and expecting handouts. If they are true Christians, God will open a door for them to work for their own money, but if they choose to have numerous children, they should know they may have chosen lifelong poverty. Also, they all have (extended) family. Their families know them best, and should be the ones supporting the more needy members, (not really you). Finally, much of Black Africa needs social awakening and our people need to ramp up our reasoning skills, and begin to hold our mis-leaders to account, and make them care about the citizens by providing basic infrastructure and social amenities. They can encourage themselves to citizen action with, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Take care


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