Tabitha Ministry is an outreach to Kenyan women who live in the area surrounding Tenwek Hospital. Since missionary Linda Spriegel started a Bible study in her home in 2005 for village women, the ministry has grown to more than 100 Bible studies that meet weekly in the villages. Linda’s latest post on the Tabitha Ministry blog highlights two specific women’s testimonies from the community. Read on to hear these amazing testimonies of God’s mercy and power.
“First, meet ‘Grace the Customer.’ Living alone, she lived for drink, going early in the day to the local brewer’s house to do chores so she could get the corn-based local brew for herself. Tobacco was her other habit, and it all took a toll on her health. Last year, sick, and troubled in her home by visits from evil spirits, she cried out to God. He released her from the spirits’ grip, then appeared to her in a dramatic dream. She saw heaven and wanted to stay there, but was told she needed to return with messages for her children. She was healed from that time on, and shortly after, she finally got up the courage to look for a church. There she heard about Jesus and gave her life to Him.
“She began attending a Tabitha Bible study, and although illiterate, learned the verses to earn her own Bible. She takes her Bible to others who can read it to her. She says, ‘His Word is like a bone. I chew on it until it becomes soft and it enters my heart. I never went to school. I ask God to teach me Himself, and He does.’ She loves Galatians 5:1, ‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.’ Her neighbor friend attests to the witness she is having in her family and in their community by her changed life and word of testimony.”
If you want to read the rest of the blog post, including a second testimony of the brewer who sold Grace the liquor, visit the Tabitha Ministry blog. WGM can also help you get involved in Tabitha Ministry and the impact it is having in Kenya: