Bishop Gabriel and Emily Ngulutu are the founders of Redeeming Africa, U.S.A and Beulah Christian Fellowship, Kenya. They are both originally from Kenya but grew up in separate villages about 200 miles apart. Unlike his wife Emily, Gabriel grew up in a spiritual environment where the blending of superficial Christianity and animism was the norm. However, many years of persistent evangelism and perseverance in prayer as minimized syncretism while elevating Jesus as the source of true Light in his village. Two of his brothers; Joseph and Titus are now serving as pastors of Beulah Christian Fellowship in Mwingi and Lutuni respectfully. Gabriel and Emily were married in 1987 in Kenya and later, God blessed them with three sons: Stephen, Joseph (deceased) and Paul. In 1989 Gabriel left for the United States to study, leaving his family behind. They joined him at the Bible college in Export, PA three years later. Gabriel graduated from Regent University School of Divinity in 2009 with a doctorate degree. Him, his wife, and their two surviving sons live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They plan to return to Kenya in the future to embark on fulltime evangelism and to continue with the task of planting churches. Philippians 4: 13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," is the Bible verse that inspires them to remain focused and strong in their faith and missions’ outreach in Kenya and beyond.
CALL TO MINISTER CHRIST
The Christian journey of Bishop Gabriel Ngulutu and his call to ministry began in 1980 after accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. His encounter with Jesus and conversion experience on the night of September 28, 1980, was rather dramatic. Gabriel was the first and only born-again Christian in his village. Following his conversion, he began to sense the awesome responsibility to pray and share the Good News with folks in his village and beyond. Today many people from his community and neighboring communities have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Several years later God placed it upon Gabriel and Emily to donate a piece of land to their ministry. It is on this property where their first church was later planted with only five people in attendance. Today more than 250 believers call Beulah Christian Fellowship in Lutuni their home church. In addition, Bishop Gabriel & Emily have planted churches in the towns of Mwingi and Kanzoka. Plans are underway to plant the fourth church in the town of Mbondoni, Kenya. Just like Jesus and the Apostles their ministry to communities in eastern Kenya integrates preaching God’s word with concrete, relevant and redemptive humanitarian projects. Hence, their mission focus is to connect people to Jesus through evangelism and projects of charity.
INFLUENCES IN CHRIST THAT INFORMS OUR PERSONAL LIVES AT PRESENT
Several influences in Christ informs our personal lives at present. Jesus says in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” This is the Bible verse that influences our mission focus. First, both Emily and I understand that, for people to receive and experience true rest, they MUST have a personal relationship with Jesus. Undoubtedly, it is our personal relationship with Jesus that has carried us through our 30+ years of marriage and through our many personal and ministry challenges. It is our personal relationship with Jesus that gave birth to our ministry passion from which many lives in Kenya have been positively touched and transformed by Jesus Christ. Secondly, missions were (and still are) central to Jesus ministry and that, “missiology is the mother of all theology.”i Therefore, completing the Great Commission MUST be the heading and not a footnote in our personal Christian practice as well as in our corporate worship. The Great Commission is what motivated Jesus and the Apostles to cross national and cultural boundaries and to reach out to people who, often, didn’t appreciate them or their work. We too as his disciples, should have the same zeal. Thirdly, God has called us to build His kingdom; not our personal empires. Hence, our success in calling nations back to the Bible will not only be determined by how soundly we articulate biblical apologetics, but also by how equitably we carry out those biblical themes that inspire and promote unity, peace, and love among all believers. This is what Jesus advocates in John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this, all men will know that you are My disciples if you have love for one another” (NASB)
CBN VIDEO ABOUT LUTUNI VILLAGE WATER PROJECT
This is a short video of our water well project in Lutuni village. The video was developed and broadcast worldwide by Christian Broadcasting Network. With the completion of this project thousands of people from villages around Lutuni village and beyond have access to clean and affordable water. We wish to do the same in other areas because the need for clean water is an absolute necessity.
THE JESUS FILM: NOW COMING TO A VILLAGE IN KENYA NEAR YOU.
Recently Redeeming Africa acquired an equipment that will enable us to show Jesus Film to thousands of people in some of the most remote areas of Kenya in four languages: English, Kiswahili, Kikamba and Somali. This is a self-contained solar powered tool that can be easily transported on narrow paths and over the hills on a motorcycle. We are grateful to one of our faithful supporter who made this possible.
Redeeming Africa is a young ministry with a bold and a timely vision of connecting people to Jesus through evangelism and projects of charity in Kenya and beyond. Our goal is to update you on our missions, invite you to partner with us and inspire you to become a "missionary."
“Mission is the ‘Essence’ of our Christian existence. It involves hardships and costly sacrifices. After all, Jesus did not come to earth because it was hardship free and safe; He came because its inhabitants were increasingly perilous and in desperate need of redemptive intervention.”
Dr. Gabriel M Ngulutu
“Some wish to live within the sound of church and chapel bell. I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.”
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