"Greetings Dale in Jesus' name:
Would it be possible to add "Visitor Statistics" to this site? I would like to track visitor visits to my page as I do on my other website: www.RealJesus.net
""Thousands of Christians are now meeting in simple House Churches in the United States. They have “dropped out” of organized religion and prefer to worship God in greater authenticity and simplicity – just like the early…"
"Mercy and grace abound to you Jon Dale. Thank God for using you to set up this most useful platform. Can i please ask if it is possible to show the state and countries where mwmbers are located on the community listing, this will help one to locate…"
Jon Dale here. Thanks for posting this. I've talked with my father (Tony Dale) and he will be responding to this post, but he's traveling today so I'm not sure when that will occur. Just wanted you to know that it has been…"
"The reason why Christ's Body is growing so rapidly in third world countries is because she is largely persecuted there. The Church in America has grown fat and drunk with popularity. A brief study of the history of the Christian church over the…"
Mercy and grace abound to you Jon Dale. Thank God for using you to set up this most useful platform. Can i please ask if it is possible to show the state and countries where mwmbers are located on the community listing, this will help one to locate people in ones town or state with whom one can fellowshp and will help new people in states and town to find people to relate with. the list is so larege and one has to open the page of everyone to find the state, it is discouraging and tiring after a while. Just suggesting. Thanks for considering . Remain blessed.
photo slideshows don't seem to be working for me. on my page or on other pages that seem to have photos, is it me or is it something on the site. thanks so much for all you're doing. God Bless Bunches!!
The fire has begun in Kenya.
Once again I want to sincerely thank you for standing with us in prayer last week when I requested for the same. I had no idea how our first Simple Church experience would be like. I’m so humbled as I report that your prayer for us was answered. Twenty people had agreed to attend; thirty six came! My living room was filled to capacity, with some standing by the door. I had asked the Holy Spirit to lead and He was so faithful. I bear witness to His almost tangible presence that nostalgic evening. Those two hours! Most of the people present were, like me, born and raised in church, while others gave their lives to Christ in high school or college. Sometimes back they stopped fellowshipping at their respective ‘churches’ because they found not what they were looking for. It’s worse when one is working or in business and gets regular income! Some backslid as others remained in their homes, wounded and confused.
I had asked favor from the Holy Spirit to help me not speak against the established church or going personal on any issue in this very important meeting. The Spirit led us! When we sang “Amazing Grace”, (which to me now is an anthem for sinners) everybody just stood and then knelt. We all wept so bitterly without anyone’s influence but the Holy Ghost Himself. He convicted us without any man’s or woman’s hand. This went on for over 45 minutes. We then held each other’s hands and just prayed for one another! It was so enriching. My goodness, this is what we had been looking for, some of us for so many years! There wasn’t any interruption. After this, Madam Priscah (a colleague) stood and read this scripture-2Cor 11:20-21 “In fact you put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face. To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that.”
This part of scripture came with so much force; the voice so clear, that the Lord had started a movement in this house, that will lead to a Revolution in the body of Christ in Kenya and Africa. We parted ways so lifted up, refreshed and enlightened.
Since schools had closed for the August holidays, I traveled to Kitui via Nairobi on Monday (the following day), on my way to visit my wife, Roseline, who is an accountant and works in the Eastern Province. Tuesday night we had a gathering in Nairobi city. I had phoned informing some friends about the simple church and my intention that we meet at one of my friends’ house. Twenty four people attended, among them two pastors. Unlike the meeting at my house, this had some challenges that I know the Spirit wanted me to be aware of. It almost became a bickering contest and I found myself engulfed in this morass. This group will be meeting Friday nights at a restaurant. I’m worried because I see narrow agenda within the group. This is why I think we need to training. We need to know how to handle simple church, being religious and artistic we are. We’re people that take things to the extreme; wrong things or right things. If the beginning/foundation be right, the right extremes will resound in every corner of this globe. As I prepare to host another meeting tomorrow down here in Kitui town, I’m praying for partnership with other parts of the world- brothers and sisters with experience in the simple church. I want them to come forth and help us.
I read about two young people staying with Jon Dale in the US, to learn and bring us what they’ve got. That’s great. It sounds wonderful coming to the West for training. People in Africa would love that! But I feel it would be more thoughtful if the West came to Africa and met us and talked to us in our homes, villages and cities. The impact would be more profound, am sure! These pioneers would go into annuls of history as people who wrought a new beginning in the body of Christ in Africa. This is what the Lord has put on my mind, and I know it’s the right path.
new to this stuff i am in a quandy regarding the holy sprit as a person or being Jesus never stated I will go to my Father and sit at His right hand only .the holy spirit is never memtioned being there in the bible.can you explain this for me.bible blessing to you brian
From Tom Vogel:
simplechurch.com site uses my email address as entrance into the site, and to send me notifications. I wish to continue to receive the e-mails, but as of 5/8/09, my e-mail, email@example.com will disappear. My new e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please update your mailing list. Also e-mail me if there is a way to change the password, or will I always need to use the old address to get into here (not that that is a big deal, but I figure I'd ask).
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