Restored

God’s favor as regards the Prayer Center has been quite evident in the last several months. However, we are totally in awe of what happened this week: a ten-meter-wide strip of land part of the way up our property border has been restored to us by the Kenya Roads Authority. Amazing. Divine.

It is ironic that about three years ago, the City Council talked about paving that same road, and wanted us to forfeit land. But we took them to court. Then things went silent. And the road was never paved.

When DOVE bought the land in 2007, that strip had already been taken. Neither the surveyor we had at the time, nor the seller of the land (now deceased), could give a clear explanation. We now know that someone had sunk a borehole and built a water tank on the road reserve bordering our land, then hived off ten meters to make room for a road and for electric lines. To get that back would have been an expensive, uphill battle in court, complicated by land cartels and corruption.

However, our God fought it out for us in the courts of heaven! Praise be to His Name! As the road construction finally began this week, the City Council wanted to see our boundary beacons so we called a surveyor to confirm the locations. Miraculously, the surveyor, the Roads Authority and the City Council all agreed – in our favor! Our land had been stolen, and we were going to get it back! We rushed to put up a boundary fence in the middle of what had been a road, even as shanty buildings along the previous boundary were being cleared down and the illegally-positioned water tank was demolished. What a miracle!

In September last year we struck an abundant water aquifer, and the campaign to bring in funds for construction is ongoing. We believe our God will release finances for the work. This week’s events are so miraculous; a clear indicator of God’s favor and blessing on this vision.

We appreciate all of you who are praying for this project. We are excited with what God is doing!

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About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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11 Responses to Restored

  1. Donna Downes says:

    Mungu asifiwe! What wonderful news!!!

    • Thank you, Donna. We think of our time with you there in your home with such fondness. It was very meaningful to connect again after those years, to be touched by your heart of love and compassion and care for others. And you even made sure we could talk to Chris–wow! Many blessings to you and your family.

  2. Ephraim Tumusiime says:

    We rejoice with you for this great achievement. Our God is the Almighty!!

  3. Jon and Loice Byler says:

    Praise God!

    Sent from my iPhone, please forgive typos!

  4. tbrinkley says:

    Praise God for his work on your behalf regarding this property. It is so encouraging to hear. Thank you for sharing it out.

    Blessings.

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