In June 1993, I went on a trip to Israel and Rome with my church; at that time, The Apostolic Revival Center in Miami, FL, sponsored this trip yearly, and I decided to go. They talked about it being a trip that every Christian should take to see all the things the Bible spoke of and where Jesus lived and walked. We went to places like Bethlehem, Bethsaida, Jerusalem, Joppa, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Golgotha Hill, Jesus' Tomb. I was baptized in the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized. When we went to Jericho, I was in awe of how Rahab the harlot's house was still standing over against the wall. As I was walking back to catch up with the group, a strong wave of heat flowed over me from my head to my feet, and I was crying; I just stood there, no one else around me, and I heard the voice of Jesus say to me "I want you to go to Africa," this is all that was said. I was still crying when caught up with my Pastor and told him what had just happened, and he said God is calling you to be a Missionary. This anointing, I felt, was my call from God to Africa. Africa is three times the size of America; I was so excited about getting started. This call and desire for Africa has been upon me since that time. I went on my first trip to Africa in 1994.
I invited others to go with me to Africa, and I became a Tour Coordinator doing yearly tours with people all over America. We toured Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, and Egypt; I did this for approx. Five years. I started a church fellowship with an African Pastor and a Pastor in Florida. I knew the Tour business was not the call God had for me, and I waited for his leading.
Our company RH2 Technologies conducted business in Africa and the Middle East but had no success; instead, I lost all of my earnings from retirement. I tried all kinds of business ventures, and none worked out. We worked with precious minerals, precious stones, oil, other minerals, and commodities, and had no success. I was asking God why is this happening to me when all I wanted to do is help Africa in some way. I started to get discouraged with the Africans and how they conducted business, so many dishonest practices. To add injury to insult, I met Pastors who were corrupt, liars, and very deceitful, with no fear of God. I told the Lord I was not going back to Africa anymore. I had had enough of it, but I returned to Africa, and still, things did not work out. I tried to resume the Tour business, but my heart was not in it.
In 2007 I was led of the Lord to go to Kenya. I had been communicating with a young man there who told me about the challenges they were facing, he mentioned the suffering, poverty, orphans in the country, and the need for spiritual help in the churches. I built a website called "Empowering The Kisii Community" (www.aaha.faithweb.com). I put their products for sale on trade sites and other places, trying to generate sales for them. I researched and looked for Grants that would support their causes so they could get help. I realized God was leading me more in the direction of the churches and lost souls; this is where I needed to consecrate my call.
I had been praying and fasting about a visit to Kenya to make sure I was dealing with real people and Pastors, so I put forth the effort to go by selling some of my clothing, furniture, and jewelry to raise money for the trip. This trip opened my eyes to the many needs in the country and the churches. I had never been to Kenya before and knew no one there. I visited this rural area where most people slept in African huts, churches made of mud and cow dung, and worship service held under trees; all of this was in Kisii, Kenya. In the Masaai area, there was one church with only a tin roof and no walls, upon a hill; the people in that area are very grateful for this structure even though it was unfinished. I saw how the Churches and Self-Help Groups cared for many orphans who had no one to care for them. Many left by parents who died of Aids, Kenya is second to So. Africa, with the largest number of Aids cases in the world. Though many of them get no assistance from the government, they do what they can to feed and educate these children. The Grants I sent would enable them to apply for aid from these Charities and Foundations.
In 2008, while I was sleeping Nairobi, the Lord came to me in a dream and told me he wanted to preach his Word. He told me not to preach a denomination because he is not a denomination; he told me to inform them of his love and his simple plan of salvation. He also told me he would use me to go to many Nations around the world to preach the Gospel. When I awoke, I could hardly believe the Lord wanted to use me. I told the Lord, "here am I; use me, Lord." I have ministered in Senegal, China, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Kenya, Tanzania, The Congo, Ghana, South Sudan, India, Zambia, and Uganda. I am willing to go wherever the Lord sends me. Read more about me from my website at www.sogmw.webs.com. Support this Ministry, reach out to the poor; it's something close to God's heart. Thank you.