We walked with Shadrach into the most distant areas of Karanji, and the Spirit directed us to stop at a particular compound. We went in and began knocking on doors.
Jordan, Jack, and I went into David’s house. He and his two sons were there with him. They were nonbelievers, and we told them about Christ. Jack was translating for me. In one instance, he told them what I said in Kikulou (which they are) and then turned to me to tell me what they said. He began rattling off everything they said to me, but I just stared at him blankly. He had spoken to me in Swahili. He burst out laughing, as did everyone else in the room. All the men in the room became saved through God’s grace.
A woman whom Shadrach and Hayley and Al were talking to also was saved. Shadrach talked with both about Imani Baptist Church and wrote down their information to keep in touch with them.
As we were leaving, we noticed another room down a corridor. Anthony Ndungu lived there. He is a marathoner; he has several medals. He’s Catholic but had not accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. We told him that if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart, you will be saved. He said he did not think he could believe because tomorrow he would mess up again. I asked if he was a runner, and God put on my heart 1 Corinthians 9:24. I told him that it’s about striving to be like Christ. We all mess up, but we keep striving just as we strive to get faster and win a race. He accepted Christ and made chai for us. He also invited Al and me to run with his running group, which consists of Kenyans even faster than him, one of whom is going to the world championships.
Two other woman were led to Christ by Hayley and James (another translater). Seven people in that compound came to Christ.
Andrew Lancaster, a student at Wayland Baptist University, is serving in Kenya with Go Now Missions .