OUR AFRICA MISSION
A report by Pastor John S.
March 21, 2007
For the last seven
years or so, our ministry has quietly supported a local pastor and his
wife in Kenya, Pastor Isaiah Kego Oendo and his wife Rose.
He and his wife reside in Ogembo, which is located in the northwestern
part of Kenya at an elevation of 5,393 feet. The area has been covered
heavily by Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) for many years and they have many
followers in this area.
Isaiah and his wife
Rose came across our website in the late 1990’s and contacted us. At that
time our webmaster was Mrs. Lois Amacher, who is now retired from this
Isaiah indicated to us
that he had been a member in the SDA church, but that he felt that their
teaching was not correct and he did not want to worship any more on
Saturdays. As a result, the local SDA leadership was giving them a bad
time. The Oendo’s had started an independent program and asked if our
organization could license him to preach. Mrs. Amacher forwarded the
request to me as the pastor and president of our mission organization.
In a number of board
meetings, we discussed what could be done for this small group, since our
finances were extremely limited. It was decided that we could not do
anything as an organization at that time, but if individuals wanted to
help out it would be all right. Furthermore, the issue of worship was not
important to us, since it does not matter to us if a person worships on a
Saturday or a Sunday. This was conveyed to Isaiah and his wife.
For the next three
years or so, the outreach to Kenya was handled by Mrs. Amacher, who had
taken a personal interest in this pastor and his wife. Many letters were
sent to Lois with different kinds of requests. For a while, people in the
church collected clothing, which was shipped to Ogendo. Shipping was very
expensive and most of the shipping cost was paid by Mrs. Amacher, who has
been retired for some 12 years and lives on a fixed income.
When I read the letters
from Isaiah and his wife I became uncomfortable, because they were telling
us of walking many miles without shoes, having malaria and different
sicknesses and there was always a dire need. They had no food and how were
they to feed their children? Lois then began to send money on a regular
basis to pay for food, and from time to time extra money as needed for
medicine and other supplies.
One day Mrs. Amacher
announced in our church that Isaiah and his wife needed a sound system and
an electric generator for their meetings. A member in our church felt led
to give toward this and a sizeable amount of money was sent over to Kenya
REQUEST FOR AFFILIATION
Isaiah then informed us
that in order to continue as a pastor for the church he had started, he
had to have a license from a ministry in the United States. It was
discussed in a board meeting and Isaiah was licensed with our organization
and he was given permission to use our name, “Resurrection Life of Jesus
Church – Kenya, Africa.”
Once this was done, the
next request came. In order for Isaiah to be able to conduct meetings
outside of Ogembo, the church had to be registered with the government in
Nairobi. The cost of this was some $1200 U.S. dollars. Again, individuals
in our church raised this money, with a large chunk coming from Mrs.
Amacher. On July 11, 2006, the Kenyan church was registered and a copy of
the registration sent to us.
Isaiah and Rose kept
sending pictures from their meetings and it looked like they were having a
successful ministry and winning many people for Christ.
For several years, the
weekly sermons I preached in Sacramento, including the music part of our
service, were sent to them on cassette. Books, teaching cassettes and
other material were also sent to Isaiah and his wife.
From the very beginning
of our relationship, Isaiah and Rose have asked us repeatedly when we
could come to Kenya and hold meetings. In each instance, we told them that
we do not have the finances to make such a trip.
Our ministry was
founded in 1972, and very early in our ministry, we began supporting a
native church work in Pakistan. During our 15 year involvement with that
ministry, we learned that when “rich” American Christians travel to a
third world nation to hold meetings, the Americans are expected to pay for
all expenses, which includes all travel, renting of facilities to hold
meetings, advertisement, and cash for the host pastor and his group to
carry out their work.
Naďve Americans think
how great it is to be invited to come and preach the Gospel, but they do
not know that many times this is just a racket. They do not know when
native people invite people from the West or from Europe to come, they
know that they will carry gifts with them (cash).
The same holds true for
American Christians traveling to Israel to see the Holy Land. They are
excited and eager to witness to Jewish people as they have a chance to
walk where Jesus walked. What they do not know is that the tour guides,
cab drivers, waiters and other service people at the hotels know how to
milk “the stupid” Americans. Every time a new batch of Americans arrive in
Israel, they listen with eager faces as these tourists witness to them
about Christ, and some of them make decisions to accept Christ as their
personal Lord and Savior. The tourist is overcome with emotion, as another
Jew has accepted Christ, and they tip the new convert heavily with a
joyful heart. The Jewish people working in the tourist industry know that
if they “get saved,” the tipping gets very heavy. It’s all a scam, these
Jews couldn’t care less about Christ, but they know how to make money on
the name of Jesus. The same also applies when American Christians travel
into Arab controlled areas of the Holy Land, these Muslims also “get
In the month of
February, 2007, we received an e-mail from a person in Kenya, who had been
working with Isaiah and Rose. In the letter he told us that there was a
group of SDA people from Canada coming to Kenya and that Isaiah now had
informed his people that the teaching received from our ministry was
false. As this person did his own investigation, he found out that Isaiah
and Rose were in contact with numerous ministries and told each ministry
that they were affiliated with them and followed their doctrine. In order
to receive more money and assistance, Isaiah and Rose did not have their
own Christian doctrine, but adapted it to whomever they were contacting.
There was not just one
person contacting us, but several, and we were told that they had left
Isaiah and Rose because of their dishonesty and how they manipulated
ministries in the United States and Canada. I was grieved when I read this
and decided to do my own investigation before I came to a conclusion.
I wrote back to the
people in Kenya and asked for names and addresses of people who were
supporting Isaiah and Rose. They responded and as soon as I had received
names and addresses, I started to contact these people in the United
States and Canada and asked them what their involvement was with Isaiah
and Rose. Here is what I found out:
This man lives in
Nashville, Tennessee and is an independent working Christian who sends out
study aids and Bibles to those who need them. Barry told me that sometime
during the year of 2006, three pastors from Kenya contacted him and
claimed that they were “Sabbath keepers,” preaching the “Three Angels
Message.” (This is the name of the SDA television network). All three
wanted to affiliate with Barry.
Isaiah Kego Oendo
indicated a desire to have the books Barry offered. Here is a list of the
books sent him, taken from Barry’s response to me:
“Pastor Oendo indicated a desire to
have the books and he was the first to be sent them. He received a
Strong’s Concordance, a Jay Green Hebrew Greek English Interlinear Bible,
Zodhiates Complete Word Study Dictionary NT, Baker Complete Word Study
Dictionary OT, Jim Found’s workbook, Learn Greek In 30 Minutes A Day,
Bullinger’s Companion Bible, An ordinary King James Bible, Halley’s Bible
Handbook, A CD copy of McClintock & Strong’s Cyclopedia of Biblical,
Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, a DVD copy of Ken Ham’s “Why
Won’t They Listen?,” several other Answers in Genesis DVD’s, one each of a
handful of AIG tracts, tracts from Grace and Truth Ministries of
Hendersonville, TN, and assorted cassettes, VCRs, and DVDs of Jim Brown’s
teaching ministry on a variety of subjects.”
Let me again quote from
Barry’s letter to me:
“When the books arrived, Pastor
Oendo wrote me saying that the customs charges amounted to nearly $60,
that they did not have the funds, and wanted me to wire him money to
receive the books. I can’t remember but believe that this was not his
first request for funds. Nevertheless, told him I sent books, not money,
and that he should try to get the money elsewhere. Not long thereafter, he
wrote to say that they had gotten the materials.”
I have come to the
conclusion that this was another scam from Isaiah and Rose. When Mrs.
Amacher was sending clothing and other material items to Isaiah and Rose,
they told her that they were not able to pick them up due to heavy customs
fees. Thus Mrs. Amacher sent additional cash to pay for the customs. In
2006, Mrs. Amacher told them that she could no longer send money for
customs duty, since she is living on a fixed income, and then Isaiah wrote
back and told her that things had now changed with the Customs in Kenya,
and since these packages were “used items for the poor and not to be
sold,” they no longer charged customs on them.
Karen Krooskos Bowers
This lady openly states
that she is a Seventh Day Adventist. I am now quoting from her letter
which she sent to me after I asked what was the extent of her involvement
was with Isaiah and Rose:
“It was about 9 months ago that I
received a letter from Pastor Oenda, asking for Bibles. He told me at the
time that he had been a Sabbath keeper and had been affiliated with the
SDA church, and much like the story that you shared with me, they locked
horns and he left the church but still believed and kept the Sabbath. He
said that he had been receiving my articles on the Sabbath and was greatly
blessed. Would I be able to help with the Bibles or did I know someone
“I was able to collect 50 of them
and pack them in boxes, but all the people who had offered to help pay for
the shipping suddenly vanished. Add to that the fact that I had just
started going through chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer, and I
just couldn’t quite get it all together to send them. As I write, they
are sitting in the trunk of my car, and I have determined to send them
tomorrow after I deposit my check from a large job I just finished. I
know the people who volunteered the money, and will hit them up again once
I send them out because I have already spent quite a large sum of money
over the Christmas project which I mentioned to you earlier.
“A little more detail on that…a
young friend of mine named Brittany asked me if I had a Mission Project
that she could work on. She has a true heart for service and it also
looks good on her resume for college. I said yes, that Pastor Oenda had
32 orphans who needed clothing and school books. So we set out to collect
32 backpacks and fill them with used clothing and school materials, pack
them up and send them to Kenya. Like you, I had already sent one package
that cost me a small fortune to mail—a camera, a book and I believe a
scarf. I wanted the camera to arrive immediately so that he could take
pictures of the children and the area. He said that it cost him $25 to
receive it and I thought ‘OUCH’ but it had cost me $50 to send it PLUS the
cost of the digital camera, so I did not offer to send him any money for
“When the backpacks started to
arrive, I thought UT-OH…these people are being really generous! So I laid
it before the Lord, that if He had so touched the hearts of these people
to give so generously, I believed that He would supply the money to ship
this stuff to them AND to pay for the duty.
“That night when I got home, I
found a letter from a woman in New Zealand who had heard via emails that I
was wanting to help this orphanage, and could I use $1,000? Praise the
Lord! I thought this is my money to do the shipping! But then I told her
that we needed money for shipping AND for duty on the Kenya end, that she
was to decide through prayer what to do with it, but I personally hoped
she would send it to me to get this stuff shipped off.
“The next day I received an email
from her saying that as soon as she got my email, she knew what to do.
She wired the money directly to Pastor Oendo.
“YIKES!!! I thought for a second,
and then said no, God, thank you and praise your wisdom, I shall await the
miracle that you will provide to get this stuff out of here now. And then
my phone rang and a friend who HAS the money to spend but is often a real
tightwad said “Hey, I will pay for the shipping to Kenya.” Prayer
answered in less than 30 minutes.
“So the next week we finished
packing all 21 boxes and shipped everything off with a prayer of rejoicing
and relief. They still have not received the packages, but they have the
money to pay the duty when it arrives. In the meantime, Allison, who says
that she received the exact same letter from you that I did, has sent
additional funds for Pastor Oendo to use as he sees fit. By the way, when
Allison was writing to us to tell us of her decisions to send the money,
her husband was in the other room and suddenly died from a heart attack.
Yeah, my mouth was hanging open as I read the email from her. She has
since buried him and continues to minister to the Oendo’s from
“There is another man involved a
bit as well, his name is Marco, also from New Zealand. Marco knows someone
else by email who happens to live a few kilometers from the Oendo’s who
told us a bit of this story too, that your group had helped them, and that
they somewhat flip-flop on the day of worship question. So with your
stories…the overall picture is somewhat coming together.
“Allison said that she was not
going to write to you, but would instead write to Pastor Isaiah directly
and ask him to please explain what is going on. As you put it, the
situation in Kenya is pretty appalling by American standards, and they
certainly can use all the help that they can get. I have pictures of the
area, even started some web pages to help the orphanage, and currently
Brittany and I are trying to raise about $600 to buy two RO water
purification machines that Pastor Oendo says he can get over there. I
WANT to find someone who is in the area who accepts VISA so I can pay for
them over the phone, see the receipt and not have to pay Western Union
money fees, but he says that they only deal in cash. I could buy the
machines here but then if something goes wrong with them, how do they get
them fixed? And the money transfer fees certainly won’t be as expensive
as the shipping of the machines over there. I WISH I could contact one of
the churches in Kenya to “check up” on what is going on over there, get a
few more pictures of the area to help in promoting things, but I’m in the
last shakedown of a year of fighting cancer and I will be totally frank:
I’M TOO POOPED!!!
“So I don’t know where this leaves
us all. I’ve laid my cards out on the table as I feel you have as well.
I know that both the Oendo’s are very fluent in English, but probably they
are not as fluent in American culture, but have learned to please the
American psyche and ego? Are we being flim-flammed or have we simply met
a very industrious man who has done a great job of raising money for these
children? He may be using less than honorable means to raise the money, a
little too much flattery, a little too much attempting to please whomever
he is contacting, but is it more than that?”
Demetrius Leach, Nicola Straub and Kevin Straub
To my knowledge, this
is an SDA group doing work in Kenya. Some might be from Canada. When this
group was contacted concerning their upcoming trip to Kenya in March 2007,
this was the response from Kevin Straub:
“To Whom It May Concern:
“The truth is that none of these
people are hosting us. We have our own hired transportation and are
making our own arrangements for accommodations. There will be meeting
places established to which all may come to hear the word preached. We
will announce the locations when the time is appropriate. If people think
they are going to control the work of God, they might find themselves to
be fighting with God. Let them take that chance, if they are so brave!! We
are not concerned about who is a Saturday keeper and who is a Sunday
keeper, who says they are a pastor, who says they have orphans. Those who
live by dishonesty and deception shall suffer the consequences of
rejecting the way of our Lord. Instead, let them be patient to hear the
gentle voice of He who knows all their cares and whose counsel is not to
strive and scheme, but to rest only in His watchful care.
“We know that everyone thinks we
are coming with our fists full of money to give to them, but they are
sadly mistaken about this. We are all just missionaries who have been
working very hard for many months to raise the money from donors to send
us to your country.
“Our purpose is twofold, in that we
are investigating and making a full assessment for, "A Better World,"
organization to see if we shall continue to have a work in the area where
our contact brother Cyrus Ogega lives and also to determine exactly what
kind of work that shall be. We have for some time now, been feeding some
children with donation funds that come from various of our brethren and
friends from all over the world, and those funds are now almost finished.
“The other purpose in our travel to
your country is to freely dispense the treasures of God's storehouse of
truth with our brother Demetrius Leach from Barbados, and as such, we
welcome all to partake of these blessings!
“I am saddened and appalled to see
how many of these people have been acting toward us and toward each other,
as if we are some high and rich officials who they can seize to themselves
and make a convincing story so to secure gain for their own purposes. The
backbiting, lying, jealousy, and strife is simply ridiculous. None of
this is godly conduct and brings grief to the Spirit of God. Furthermore,
it will all come to naught, for God's purposes will be established only in
righteousness and in truth.
In Spirit and in Truth,
ITINERY OF MARCH PROJECT
On March 13, 2007, I
received the following e-mail from Nicola Straub. I am leaving the names
in the header of the email intact so that anyone can see who they are in
Richard Kombo ; Tom Mose ; Sammy Okindo ; Rabson Sagana ; Patrick Ochoki ;
Naftal Mwabi Onditi ; Moses Kenyanya ; Isaac Osoro ; Evans Moseti Nyarango
; Fred and Rose ; Isaiah Kego Oendo ; Joseph N'tenga ; Pastor Peterson
Okioma ; Paul Momanyi ; Richard Mogendi ; Pastor Jefferson Kengere ;
Yussuf Nyameri ; Nchaga Samfan
Cyrus Bosire ; Demetrius Leach ; Kevin Straub ; Dick Mochache
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:21 AM
Last Group Bulletin
“Dear Brothers in Christ,
I am sending out the one last
bulletin before we leave for Kenya. Our schedule for the Kisii area has
not changed but this e-mail will give some more details:
March 19- Arrive in Kisii.
March 20- A meeting with the
village chief at his office, by Ogembo. This meeting will be at 11:00 am,
and anyone wishing to meet us there can do so at about
or so. This would only be for the purposes of establishing some initial
introductions. All are welcome to come but everyone is also welcome to
wait to meet us at the group meetings in your own areas,
if you prefer. After the meeting, we will go on to conduct some other
business, on our own, for the remainder of the day.
March 21- We will spend the morning
conducting some personal business. In the afternoon, we will have a group
meeting for the people from the Ogembo region, at the hall in Ogembo. This
meeting is open to all who are interested and will start at 1:00 pm.
March 22- Afternoon meetings at the
Marsh Park hotel, in Kisii, starting at 1:00 pm. Everyone welcome.
March 23- No scheduled group
March 24- Sabbath meetings. All are
welcome. Exact time and location are to be decided and announced after we
are in Kisii.
March 25- Depart Kisii area in the
I believe this will give everyone
an ample opportunity to meet with us. We look forward to fellowshiping
with all those who wish to join us. If anything should change in this
schedule, we will be sure to let you know. After this e-mail is sent out,
I may not be able to communicate with you all again, via e-mail, but
rather will be in contact once we are in Kenya. We look forward to seeing
you soon! God bless!
Sister Nicola Straub”
Rev. Mario Bruni & Marco Monti
These two men are in
contact with Isaiah and Rose, but I do not know to what extent. Mario
Bruni is the President of True Light Ministries, a mission organization
for sending out teaching material. Marco Monti is from New Zealand but I
don’t know what his ministry is doing.
After I started to
receive answers to my e-mail requests, I drew the conclusion, that my
sources in Kenya had indeed worked with Isaiah and Rose and had access to
their files of donors in the West. I was told that there was some kind of
a Bishop residing in Chicago, USA, who was supporting the Oendo’s with
$730 per quarter. However, they had not been able to access this file.
RESPONSE FROM ISAIAH KEGO OENDO
When Mrs. Amacher wrote
to Isaiah and confronted him over the issue that he had been lying to us,
this was his response. As you look at this response, it shows no remorse,
instead it is something he must have copied and pasted from a Freemasonic
publication. This man is uneducated in the sense that he is not schooled
in western thought and yet his style of writing below is similar to that
of freemasonry, new age and occult writings.
“ISAIAH KEGO OENDO-KENYA.
I am a Preacher of truths, a man of
God, fearing Him and reverencing Him, with a reverent fear. I seek no
glory, nor honor, for I am unworthy to accept these things. For I have
found that within me is no good thing, for I am, just a man. I am black,
yellow, tan and many colors in between. I am young and old, free and bond.
I am rich and yet poor, poor and yet not without, I am a preacher. I am
from Africa to the world, I am a man of flesh and blood, holding faith in
the All Mighty. I see those things that are not visible, and hear those
things that are not perceived. I hide not from my enemies for there is one
greater above, I preach Sacrifice and Glory, and an un-ending Love.
I am to do works greater than the
Master, but being humble as I go. I have seen all things created by the
Father, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,
thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers. I have seen the weak made
strong and the strong being made weak, the foolish becoming wise and the
wise becoming foolish. I am a preacher of the truth, of Jesus Christ, of
the Cross, Resurrection and of the Assention.
And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people
knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many
I am a preacher of knowledge, a
guide to the blind, I am a preacher sometimes with contention, but always
with love. I am not a lord nor a king, I am a Shepard to many, and a staff
to the weary. I am my Fathers child, one who receives correction as needed
and a kind hand when I am troubled, I am a preacher.
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good
The one preach Christ of
contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
But the other of love, knowing that
I am set for the defence of the gospel.
I see the bonds of my brothers and
sisters, I feel their pain. I hunger, when they hunger, I cry, when they
are sad, I rejoice when they are happy, and morn, when they die, I am a
The preacher sought to find out
acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of
I seek out acceptable words, to
comfort and to guide. I seek the will of God in all things, for I can do
nothing without Him. I Can not change the sun rise or make the moon to
fall, cannot change the course of the stars or make the seas to roar.
The words of the wise are as goads,
and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from
one shepherd. I preach the acceptable year of the Lord, not for fortune,
nor for fame, If some one still is lost, am I still to blame?
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall
be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ
shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
For to me to live is Christ, and to
die is gain.
Do I suffer, when the heathen rage,
am I beaten and hunted, for the word I proclaim? As I preach the truth
many become angry and confused, they hate and argue, refusing to hear the
truth. Does your God need a Son, or do the dead really arise? When I tell
them yes, they are so much surprised. Why cant God have a Son, or raise
many from the dead, do you presume to tell God, that you are, in charge
instead? I am a preacher, a prophet, a teacher, a healer, a man that has
accepted the responsibility and has born up his cross. Eph 6:12-13;
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against
spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole
armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and
having done all, to stand.
This is what I preach, a hope, a
love and a Christ for all men. I preach God and strength and humanity to
all. I preach a Cross and a tomb, I preach a resurrection and a visiting.
I preach victory over death and the Grave, over sin and its author, Satan.
I preach of a God that gave His best, and a Son that took on sin, all the
rest. I preach a perfect sacrifice of blood, a Lamb, a Lion and a King,
from above. For, I am a preacher.
I pray that the almighty may open
up more understanding and insighty over all that has been said and that he
straigthen our failures in His service.
Peace and love to you Dear Mother.
Ps.The Board is meeting tommorow to
share more about the email you sent me today.
I remain prayerfull waiting to hear
what the Lord says to you.”
When Isaiah and Rose
realized that Mrs. Amacher (a 77 year old widow) was no longer going to
send money to them, they responded with a number of e-mails saying that
they were sorry and that in no way had they changed their services back to
Saturday. However, by this time, our ministry had stopped sending the
weekly sermons and other material to the Oendo's. Then I received a letter
from a pastor friend (Henry Oigo Okenda) of the Oendo’s who is affiliate
with Mario Bruni:
From: truelight ministries
International Kenya Mission
To: John S. Torell
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007
Subject: Report about Pastor
“Dear Pastor John,
“Lovely kingdom greetings to you
and yours in the Lord.
“I am pastor Henry Oigo Okenda from
Kenya Ogembo and i am the general oversea for the truelight ministries
international Africa where the ministry presidednt is Rev Mario Bruni from
the North Caroline richlands Usa. he was here over october to november and
conducted awonderfull conference that had more than 150 pastors in our
region attending and the theme of the conference was love and unity in the
“true light ministry is only a
teaching ministry that does not plant or support pastors.
“Pastor Isaiah Kego Oendo and his
wife Rose are very wonderfull and devoted people i have had time to be
with here. First i have to appreciate the wonderfull supportive work that
you are doing with him here like:
“1.Church registration (Ressurrection
Life Of Jesus Church Kenya Africa)
“2.Buying him sound system for
crusades and church evangelism,
“3.Powerfull Generator for church
“4.Prayers for the wonderfull work
“5. and many others that i may not
have known. Big than you and may God bless you so much and that you may
continue praying and supporting your faithfull and kind man of God Isaiah.
He is a smart man in Ministry , he does good, i love him as a friend in
“Since pastor Isaiah is my friend
in His service and a member of the Pastors fellowship in our local town
here where i am the chairman of the pastors network here i invited him to
attend the Conference and since he is a man of great integrity and
understanding of the word of God my ministry president considered to have
him as one of his team BUT Pastor Isaiah stood before the whole
conference with more than 150 pastors and declared his position with the
Resurrection church and said he was not ready to duplicate
responsibilities in the Kingdom work. To me this qualifies your dear
pastor to be very honest and accountable with mission work. so not have
any problem with him that he is being supported with other ministry. MY
ministry does not support any one here and as i said earlier it is just a
teaching ministry that trys to bring love and unity between brothers in
the Kingdom work.
“I love him since he comes from
pastors who have been very blessed to apoint of having big vehicles but he
does not consider that to be worthy but he values so much kingdom work.
Pray for thy providence in his divine purposed church work that is fast
expanding. the devil is not happy with the work that is being done by
faithfull servants here where we and isaiah are major targets since we are
trying to win africa to Jesus christ.
The email below was fowarded to me
by my ministry president and that is why i had to know you and your
‘We have been doing support work in
Kenya for a native Christian group hosted by Pastor Isaiah Kego Oendo and
his wife Rose. We are wondering if you have also been helping out Pastor
Oendo and his group. We do not want to duplicate work that somebody else
it doing and it would be great to hear from you. Thank you for your
Pastor John S. Torell
Resurrection Life of Jesus Church’
Please dear Pastor let me hear from
you about this since we are called to work in unity and love and all the
emails that have been writen to you are for malice and evil minds that
want to destroy the wonderfull good work that is being raised up.
Pass my love regards to your in His
For truelightkenya mission.
Pastor Henry Oigo Okenda”
After I had reviewed
all these messages the only conclusion I can draw is that Isaiah and Rose
have been lying to us and others for some time. In one of his letters to
us, Isaiah told us that he had a cell phone and gave us his telephone
number. If a man is living out in the countryside under great poverty, how
does a cell phone work? If all his people are so poor that they have no
shoes and very little clothing, do they also have cell phones so that
their pastor can call them?
From the very
beginning, Mrs. Amacher made it clear to Isaiah and Rose that we could not
support them financially, but we would do what we could. She told them
that we had no problem if they contacted other ministries and got help
from them. Our goal as a mission organization is not to get a foothold on
a mission field and force the local people to be our “slaves” so that they
cannot fellowship with anyone else. Despite this, Isaiah and Rose told us
over and over again, that the SDA was in false doctrine and that they had
switched to Sunday services and believed our doctrine over the SDA.
Now we have found out
that Isaiah and Rose are telling others that we are in false doctrine and
they have gone back to having church on Saturdays. I don’t have a problem
with them worshiping on Saturday or any other day for that matter, what I
take issue with is the lying. It would seem that from the very beginning,
Isaiah and Rose set out to deceive us in order to get additional support
outside the SDA. Furthermore, they were not truthful to Mrs. Amacher when
they begged her for money for food, medicine and clothing, indicating that
if Mrs. Amacher did not respond, they might die due to no medicine, etc.
The letters to Mrs. Amacher from Isaiah and Rose are written with much
flattery and then beg to the point that the reader of the letter feels so
guilty, that there is only one way to get out of the guilt, send money.
During the last 30
years, the SDA churches have gone through a change, and part of the SDA
church has rejected the teachings of Ellen G. White and become more
compatible with fundamental evangelical Christianity. If the Oendo’s were
affiliated with this particular group that rejected Ellen G. White, I
don’t have any problems with them working with us and the SDA.
When my wife and I
attended a Business Men’s Fellowship meeting in the San Francisco area at
the end of 2006, we met another Swede, who worked as a missionary to
Africa. He told us that he and his organization had pulled out of Kenya
due to the immoral state of the Christians in Kenya when it comes to
finances and fleecing people in the West. He told us that the Christians
in Kenya had by now reached the same sophistication as the Christians in
Nigeria, who have been running scams for many years with the most tear
dripping stories ever published. When we heard this, I felt sad and told
him that the people we were working with in Kenya were honest people.
Little did I know that less than two months later I would find out that
this man from Sweden was correct.
It is with great sorrow
that I have to release this report to the Christians around the world, but
it is my duty to warn others, when someone is using the name of Jesus to
We have chosen not to
correct spelling and grammar in the different letters, so that you can
read them as they were sent to us.
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BE IT KNOWN TO ALL
WHO MIGHT BE CONCERNED, THAT RESURRECTION LIFE OF JESUS CHURCH IN
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, HAS SEVERED ALL TIES WITH ISAIAIH KEGO OENDO AND
ROSE KEGO, AND WE NO LONGER STAND IN FELLOWSHIP WITH RESURRECTION LIFE OF
JESUS CHURCH – KENYA, AFRICA.
Our Africa Mission
The Fraud Continues in Kenya
Isaiah & Rose Oendo Repent
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