1. Jan, 2019

NEW YEAR UPDATE

Dear Friends of Children of God's Kingdom!

Mark 10:14 Jesus said "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:....
2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord..“

These scriptures are keeping me occupied again and again; and we are studying the Word daily as to get into the fullness of what Jesus won for us at the cross and in His resurrection.

From 29/10/ til 2/11/ I was asked to teach in the Rhema Bible School in Kanamai, Mombasa. Daily for 3 hours I was teaching about Children’s Ministry and the importance of Children’s Church. This was a challenge I took up and rejoice that I experienced the presence of the Lord in the whole week, giving wisdom and all that was needed to encourage the Bible school students to put into practice all that the Word teaches us and what I could give them from my many years of practical experience. Meanwhile the class graduated and all have gone back to where they are to serve.

In our „Light of Life“ Mission School learning continued to the beginning of November. Our 2 candidates for the final Primary school examination coming November are advancing well in their studies and we all trust the Lord that they will finish well.
Our end of school year parent’s day was unfortunately not visited by many parents although invited well in time. Before you realise: Kids are grown up!

December 2018 / January 2019

The beginnings in 2010 and now 8 years later. Immanuel (up), and Winnie, (↓) both with us since the very beginning.
They grow not only physically but also in their walk
with Jesus and in their academics.
Since October they are getting lunch in school every day! Thank God and also thanks to every donor!!
Our seminar „Farming God‘s Way“ after our usual holiday club, was a welcome change in activities.

The Seminar was based on the Bible and
was in theory as well as practical. It
taught us how to be good stewards of
God’s creation. To do farming God’s
way and this with little financial strain and good harvests.. Our Creator God knows best! Many lively examples helped the children and all other visiting participants to know where we need to change as to redeem our soil and the land God has given us to receive good harvests. It was a very compacted time and now in January we plan to follow up on the learned and will try our best to put into practice with our children and their families and the little church in Gede. On our land we already implemented several of the principles and are looking forward for progressive change.
Praise the Lord for all His intervention in the most difficult situations. December was showered with attacks of all kinds and this is the reason this newsletter goes out now on the 1st of January 2019. What ever the case: the Lord holds our victory forever!
Thanks to all of you who are praying and standing with us in the work of building the Kingdom of the Lord!!!
Thanks also for all the support over many years and the faith you invest in me and the work of Children of God's Kingdom here in Kenya!
Receive many greetings and blessings in Jesus!

Ditte Thye, P.O.Box 5045, Postcode 80200, Malindi, Kenya,e-mail cogk@gmx.net ditte@childrenofgodskingdom.org www.childrenofgodskingdom.org Mobile Tel. +254 722 80 55 33
+254 736 24 92 46

Cooperative Bank of Kenya,
Malindi Branch
Swift Code KCOOKENA
Account no 22100260634800 Account name: Children of God's Kingdom

Contact Germany: Brunhild Wehner, Jordanstr. 5, 30173 Hannover, Germany
Contact USA: Rose Boyd, OTT, P.O. Box 170, 7160 Sherrill Baggett Rd., Falcon, N.C. 28342, USA

Light of Life Centre

Kenya: Ditte Thye

We have been supporting the work of Ditte for a number of years now and know that her heart is to allow the children of Kenya the opportunity of love support and education. Will you now consider supporting us so that we can support Ditte in her missionary work to the children of Kenya?

The following is a short reśumė on the call, work and vision of Ditte Thye.

Very aware of her absolute dependency upon God who called her into His service, Ditte Thye left her home in Germany for Kenya in 1993. Since then she has reached thousands of children and youth with the love of Christ and trained many children’s workers countrywide to teach effectively. Until this point the majority of the work has been in the slums surrounding Nairobi, but God has recently expanded the vision of Light of Life Centre. The aids problem is drastically increasing, leaving more and more children orphaned and without help. Many of these children end up on the street with no-one to care for them or defend their cause. The vision of Light of Life Centre is to construct a rescue centre near Malindi  to shelter destitute and orphaned children and young people in the coastal region of Kenya. This new facility will contain a meeting centre where children and teens in the community can be reached with the Gospel and equipped to follow Jesus. Classrooms where literary classes will be held, agricultural areas where the children can learn how to make best use of the land, a vocational school to teach sewing, carpentry etc., and housing facilities for needy children and teens who are pregnant, chased away from home or who are orphaned.  www.childrenofgodskingdom.org

 The Light of Life Centre is situated 12 km outside of the coastal town of Malindi Kenya 

 ACTIVITIES FOR THE LIGHT OF LIFE CENTRE:

  • Homework assistance
  • Holiday clubs and Sport events
  • Counselling for pregnant teens
  • Literacy programmes
  • Workshops for professional trainings
  • Agricultural activities
  • Seminars on various topics
  • Medical camps

 To invest in this ministry you can get in touch with us by email or at our online store and from there you can give your financial gift. (£20 x by how much you would like to give)

Thank you for your donation 🙂

 

UPDATE

June 2018

Dear friends,        

 Mark 6:6  „And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages teaching.“ Unbelief is the way out of the peace and blessings our Father and Creator God has planned for us.

 Matthew 8: 10 “And when Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” The kind of faith of this centurion is what I/we are teaching and preaching where ever God sends us. The truth of God‘s Word will set everybody free who receives and acts on it.

 Revival Meetings in Kerugoya 2nd - 6th May:

Lots of Bible teaching every day from morning to evening saturated the attending people with the truth. Then on Saturday afternoon the Kids meeting in the big tent. Worship filled everybody with joy and they participated lively. The Bible teaching and the application for the everyday life of the children challenged the about 90 Kids who came. They realized their need of more of Jesus in their lives,  The offer to lay hands on them and pray for more of Jesus in everyone who wanted was very much welcomed by many. Before leaving each child received a drink and biscuits. Praise JESUS!

12th May Children‘s workers Seminar in Nyeri:  A little game in the beginning relaxed the atmosphere and the 67 participants, Pastors and children‘s workers, were getting excited when they heard how important they are in the eyes of our Father God.

After a good start I was able to share many interesting and important facts on how to make our children meetings exciting and effective. I was also able to share about the preparation and use of some teaching materials. During the lunch break there was intensive fellowship and sharing. At the end I offered to pray with whoever wishes for more wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit and many came forward. Praise the Lord for the power of the Holy Spirit!!!

Sunday 13th of May in Nyeri Kids special from different churches   The hosts had difficulties to find enough chairs for the about 500 Kids and Children workers who came.  Following the worship and presentations from 4 different groups I was sharing for about 1/2 hour a Bible topic with lots of kid’s involvement. The kid‘s excitement to be involved in the developing of the Bible story increased from minute to minute.  Afterwards every child received biscuits and a drink before all groups started on their way home at around 4 pm. Praise to JESUS!

Light of Life Mission School In our little school all kids are busy with learning and it is good to see how all of them have a personal relationship with Jesus. We had one teacher leave us but a new one is starting on 1st of July and another Christian teacher promised application. Then we would be finally good in shape to train our kids the best.  Thanks for your prayers!   In May we enjoyed a short but blessed visit from my dear friend Rose and her friend Lou which encouraged us in our school endeavours very much! Thanks At present we are very busy on the farm filling our newly built silage pits. Lots of cutting of grass to prepare the silage. Finally we are sure that the next drought will not challenge us to keep our cows alive. The heavy rainfalls, which caused a lot of terrible destruction and loss of life and property in different parts of the country, brought us lots of insect pests.  Here you can see a branch from one of our mango trees full of big caterpillars. These caterpillars can finish a tree in 2 days. This means to watch out diligently every day and get rid of these destroyer’s. Catherine is busy in school and trusting the Lord that everything she is learning will remain in her head until it is needed.  Jackline chose to study Fashion and Design and entered in May the technical University of Mombasa. She is still trying to adjust to campus life which seems not so easy for her. Thanks for your prayers and support!

There would be still lots to share, but I leave you with this news for now. In July I will be again out for meetings in Central Kenya with the Revival Fire Ministry team. Thanks for your continued prayers!

 Thank you all for your support and love with which you stand behind us. I appreciate you so much and I know the Lord rejoices over you in playing a part in establishing His Kingdom and His Will here on earth! Love in Jesus

 Ditte

P.O.Box 5045,
Postcode 80200, Malindi, Kenya, East Africa,
e-mail cogk@gmx.net
ditte@childrenofgodskingdom.org
www.childrenofgodskingdom.org
Mobile +254 722 805 533
or +254 736 249 246
Cooperative Bank of Kenya
Malindi Branch
Swift Code KCOOKENA
Account no 22100260634800
Account name: Children of God's
Kingdom
Contact Germany: Brunhild Wehner,
Jordanstr. 5, 30173 Hannover, Germany
Contact USA: Rose Boyd, OTT, P.O. Box
170, 7160 Sherrill Baggett Rd., Falcon, N.C.
28342, USA