We would not be here today if it were not for the Lord’s doing and of course you our faithful partner.
It seems money has become the most trending thing in Kenya today. Reports indicate that our youth are spending more than 70% of their income on betting (Thank God at least the CS has decided to prohibit all the licenses by July this year.)
But that is not all, when I look around, I see so many investment companies mushrooming with promises of big returns from any money that is given to them. Some of these are doing it in the name of God and convincing the naive Christian that their money is safe if invested by them. “Do they deliver as promised?” I think some of these are another form of gambling anyway!
And so, when I see all of this and the testimonies of people who have lost money to some of these schemes, then I think there must be enough money circulating in the country today – Enough for some to even gamble with.
That was a different picture 20 years ago when I started the media ministry with the launch of Family TV and Family FM. But praise God nothing could stop it, it was His plan and with His help and some candle holders, for the last 20 years we have been able to spread the light of Jesus over Kenya, Africa, and the whole world via the online platforms.
There is another money trend in Kenya involving churches. Some of them are investing and/or speculating in real estate and other projects. They are making huge profits from money raised by the church ostensibly to do Gods work. And I am asking myself what is God’s work? Is it the speculation in real estate or is it the winning of souls?
19 Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 20 and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”
God has ordered us to evangelize. And we are supposed to use all our talents to do this and nothing else. MEDIA is one of the most efficient and powerful tools to make disciples and to teach them the word of God.
Thank you for your support so far. For us to keep doing this Job in an even better and bigger way, I am trusting God for 20million Kenya Shilling in this “Easter” Month of April – a month that reminds us Jesus death and resurrection. Believe me, I know it is peanuts compared to the amounts that go into church investments, betting and many other things. However, with this little amount, there is a promise of big returns in Gods Kingdom. Remember, ‘WE OWE IT TO HIM”
“Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are”
May the Lord guide you in your decisions and bless you for your actions.
Leo Slingerland, your brother in Christ.
CEO and Founder of Family Media