Saved by Grace Ministries Needs Your Help

Saved by Grace Ministries lacks the funds necessary to continue its ministry, unless it receives immediate support. We pray you will consider making a tax deductible donation to allow it to continue its ministry to those in need around the world.

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In obedience to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), Saved by Grace Ministries began using the Internet, in April 2003, to serve the spiritual needs of God’s children by sharing the truth of His Word and the good news of His gift of salvation by grace, through faith, for whomsoever believes in His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. People groups around the world were reached in God’s name over the years as many responded to the Gospel. As requests for help addressing the physical needs of God’s children increased over the years (especially the needs of orphans, widows, and struggling ministries in impoverished countries), Saved by Grace Ministries, under God’s guidance and in response to James’ call to action (James 2:14-17), incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in March 2013, so it could more effectively raise funds to support its humanitarian efforts around the world.

Since that time, your generous support, through prayers and donations, has resulted in:

  • Gospel tract and Bible study translations and distributions in Kenya
  • Feeding of orphans in India and Kenya
  • Medical treatment of orphans in Kenya
  • Medical treatment of Pastor and family in Liberia and Kenya
  • Saving orphanage from foreclosure in Kenya
  • Evangelism and Pastor Training teleconferences in India and Kenya
  • Reconstruction of demolished church in Kenya

And much more.

From the beginning, Saved by Grace Ministries has committed that 100% of every designated donation goes to the mission/project to which it is designated. 100%. Every single penny. Any overhead costs, such as wire transfer fees, bank fees, accounting fees, operating costs such as Internet fees, utilities, international long distance, insurance, etc. are all paid for out of a general fund which is funded by donations which are either “undesignated” or are specifically designated to Saved by Grace’s General Fund. The General Fund is used to cover the operating and overhead costs and, on occasion, is drawn from to assist with various missions/projects depending on need. Saved by Grace Ministries believes that backing down on this commitment and instituting a policy of taking a percentage of each donation to apply towards overhead costs would begin a slippery slope that too many other well-intentioned ministries have self-destructed from. Saved by Grace Ministries would rather shut down its ministry than to change its policy.

Unfortunately, that is exactly the situation Saved by Grave Ministries is currently facing without your help. Saved by Grace Ministries lacks the funds necessary to continue its ministry, unless it receives immediate support. We pray you will consider making a tax deductible donation to Saved by Grace Ministries’ General Fund to allow it to continue its ministry to those in need around the world. You may do so by clicking the Donate button below. May God richly bless you for your generosity.





The grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you always,
Bro. Chris

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Rev. James Christopher Has Passed Away

It is with sad and heavy heart that I announce that my brother in Christ, Rev. James Christopher, of Yesu dharana Hathamu seva samaja (very loosely translated as “Jesus Helping Hands Society”) in India, has passed away. While we rejoice that he is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior, we mourn the loss of his presence here among us.

Rev. James Christopher
Rev. James Christopher

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

It is with sad and heavy heart that I announce that my brother in Christ, Rev. James Christopher, of Yesu dharana Hathamu seva samaja (very loosely translated as “Jesus Helping Hands Society”) in India, has passed away. While we rejoice that he is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior, we mourn the loss of his presence here among us.

Bro. James passed away February 7, 2017, due to jaundice. His aunt shared the unfortunate news with me when she tracked me down via Facebook a few weeks later. Within days I was also contacted by his mother and his wife: V. Mounika. He and his wife have two young children.

Bro. James and wife: V. Mounika
Bro. James and wife: V. Mounika
Bro. James and Family
Bro. James and Family

An important part of Bro. James’ ministry included the care of twenty (20) orphans. V. Mounika has informed me she intends to carry on this portion of her late husband’s ministry. This is definitely a labor of love and not an easy task. Please pray for V. Mounika, her children, and the orphans daily.

Finally, please join me in prayer for Bro. James’ family and those touched by his ministry. If you would like to make a donation to his family and ministry, you may do so by clicking the Donate button below.





The grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you always,
Bro. Chris

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I Need Your Help

I need your help. Saved By Grace Ministries needs your financial support if it is to continue its ministry. Without your support, the ministry will have to cease its operation.

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I pray you and your family are doing well and are richly blessed as we enter this holiday season.

Throughout the years, you have seen posts by my ministry, Saved by Grace Ministries, requesting prayers and financial support for various needs around the world. What you may not realize because I do not do a lot of “advertising” is that 100% of every designated donation is applied to the mission/project the donation was designated for. 100%. Every single penny. Any overhead costs, such as wire transfer fees, bank fees, accounting fees, operating costs such as Internet fees, utilities, international long distance, etc. are all paid for out of a general fund which is funded by donations which are either “undesignated” or are specifically designated to Saved by Grace’s General Fund. These donations are used to cover the operating and overhead costs and are also applied to various missions/projects depending on need.

I need your help. Saved By Grace Ministries needs your financial support if it is to continue its ministry. Without your support, the ministry will have to cease its operation. With your tax deductible donation, Saved by Grace Ministries will be able to continue providing support to other impoverished ministries around the world. With your support, Saved by Grace Ministries will be able to continue to apply 100% of all designated donations to the missions/projects for which they are intended making sure the funds are used where they are needed.

I pray you will consider supporting my ministry to allow me to continue supporting others around the world. Together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. May God bless you for your compassion and generosity.





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Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi Back Home!

THANK YOU for you prayers and support! Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi of Olorei Independent Fellowships in Kenya has been released from the hospital and has returned home to his son Joel, his church family, and the orphans of Nyarenda Children’s Home Centre.

Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi
Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi

THANK YOU for you prayers and support! Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi of Olorei Independent Fellowships in Kenya has been released from the hospital and has returned home to his son Joel, his church family, and the orphans of Nyarenda Children’s Home Centre. His close friend Rev. Alfred Matoke, as well as friends, family, and local churches, were able to raise the remaining funds necessary to pay the balance of the medical expenses due the doctors and hospital.

We praise God and thank you for your prayers and support which made his recovery, release, and reunion with his family possible. May God richly bless each of you for your compassion and your generosity.

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Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi’s Medical Expenses: Hospital Extends Deadline

Despite every effort by Bro. Zakayo and Saved by Grace Ministries to raise the $4,900 USD demanded for Bro. Zakayo’s treatment, to-date, no donations have been received. After much pleading on Bro. Zakayo’s behalf, the doctors and hospital have agreed to extend the deadline to Thursday, September 22… ten days from now; however, an additional $700 USD has been added to Bro. Zakayo’s bill to cover the cost of the room and meals for the additional ten days. Even so, other than meals, the doctors and hospital are refusing any additional treatment until they receive their money, which means Bro. Zakayo must continue to suffer without pain medication or other treatment until payment is made.

Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi
Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi

Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi, Pastor of Olorei Independent Fellowships and Caretaker of Nyarenda Children’s Home Centre, recently had emergency surgery to remove a failed kidney (please see “Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi Has Emergency Surgery To Remove Failed Kidney” for details). After much pleading, the doctors and hospital agreed to perform the emergency surgery to save Bro. Zakayo’s life, despite the fact he did not have the money for the $4,900 USD in medical expenses that the operation and related treatment were going to cost. A deadline of Monday, September 12, was given for Bro Zakayo to raise the funds and pay the bill. Bro. Zakayo was warned that failure to meet the deadline would incur consequences.

Despite the deadline still being a few days away, the doctors and hospital began refusing further treatment a couple days ago when Bro. Zakayo failed to make any progress in raising the funds. While he is still in the hospital and receiving meals, Bro. Zakayo has been denied any further medication to relieve the pain he is currently suffering.

Today is Monday, September 12… the deadline. Despite every effort by Bro. Zakayo and Saved by Grace Ministries to raise the $4,900 USD demanded for Bro. Zakayo’s treatment, to-date, no donations have been received. After much pleading on Bro. Zakayo’s behalf, the doctors and hospital have agreed to extend the deadline to Thursday, September 22… ten days from now; however, an additional $700 USD has been added to Bro. Zakayo’s bill to cover the cost of the room and meals for the additional ten days. Even so, other than meals, the doctors and hospital are refusing any additional treatment until they receive their money, which means Bro. Zakayo must continue to suffer without pain medication or other treatment until payment is made.

Please prayerfully consider making a tax deductible donation, of any amount, to help Bro. Zakayo pay the $5,600 USD now being demanded by the doctors and hospital for his medical expenses, so they will resume treatment and give Bro. Zakayo relief from the agonizing pain he is being forced to endure. Your donation will help persuade the doctors and hospital to show Bro. Zakayo mercy and resume his treatment. Bro. Zakayo is in desperate need of your compassion and generosity.

Please click the Donate button below to show your support. May God richly bless you as you bless Bro. Zakayo. Thank you.

UPDATE: Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi Back Home!

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Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi Has Emergency Surgery To Remove Failed Kidney

Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi, Pastor of Olorei Independent Fellowships in Kenya, was rushed to the hospital by his close friend Rev. Alfred Matoke the evening of Friday, September 2, 2016, when he suffered a painful attack due to the failure of one of his kidneys.

Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi
Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi

Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi, Pastor of Olorei Independent Fellowships in Kenya, was rushed to the hospital by his close friend Rev. Alfred Matoke the evening of Friday, September 2, 2016, when he suffered a painful attack due to the failure of one of his kidneys.

Background

Bro. Zakayo had been ill for many months; but, it was not until the day before this attack that he discovered he had a bad kidney. His suffering had increased to the point where the pain was no longer bearable. His local community and church took up a collection from their sparse resources so he could visit the doctor and get an x-ray to determine the cause of his ailment. It was through the x-ray that the doctor discovered one of Bro. Zakayo’s kidneys was dangerously enlarged and that he was in need of surgery. Bro. Zakayo, Bro. Alfred (Pastor of Itare Christian Church in Kenya), and I were meeting via WhatsApp, discussing how to raise the money the doctor said would be necessary in order to perform the needed operation when the attack occurred that caused Bro. Alfred to rush Bro. Zakayo to the hospital.

The doctors at the hospital confirmed the diagnosis from Bro. Zakayo’s doctor and agreed that surgery was necessary; but, despite the urgency of the situation, the doctors and hospital wanted the calculated medical expenses of $4,900 USD to be paid in advance. As mentioned earlier, Bro. Zakayo’s resources are meager as are the resources of his community and church. It took God’s mercy and grace just to raise the money that resulted in Bro. Zakayo’s initial diagnosis. After pleading from Bro. Zakayo, Bro. Alfred, and Bro. Zakayo’s doctor who made the original diagnosis, the doctors and hospital relented and agreed to operate on Bro. Zakayo to remove his failed kidney. The doctors and hospital made it very clear that payment in full is expected and that it would be due by Monday, September 12. Due to scheduling conflicts, the surgery would not be performed until 8:00am, the next morning: Saturday, September 3.

Surgery

As scheduled, the doctors operated on Bro. Zakayo Saturday morning. Praise God, they successfully removed the failed kidney, which was extremely enlarged, black, and full of fluid. The doctors examined the remaining kidney and found it to be normal and healthy. Bro. Zakayo is in recovery with Bro. Alfred at his bedside making sure he receives continued care from the doctors and hospital.

Request for Help

Bro. Zakayo is recovering from his surgery and is in need of your prayers for his continued healing, for his son Joel who misses his dad, and for his congregation at Olorei Independent Fellowships who is without their pastor until his full recovery.

Prayer is also requested for Bro. Alfred who remains at Bro. Zakayo’s bedside until his full recovery.

Finally, although the deadline may seem extreme, the doctors and hospital deserve to be paid for their services in saving Bro. Zakayo’s life. They are demanding $4,900 USD by Monday, September 12. Neither Bro. Zakayo, his community, nor his church have the financial resources to pay that sum, much less by the deadline given. Bro. Zakayo, Bro Alfred, and their respective families, community, and churches have asked Saved by Grace Ministries to raise the funds necessary to pay Bro. Zakayo’s medical expenses by the given deadline.

Donations Needed

Saved by Grace Ministries also operates under very limited resources. We are only able to support requests like that of Bro. Zakayo’s through the generous and compassionate donations of people like you. Please prayerfully consider how much the Lord is leading you to contribute. Then click the Donate button below to make your tax deductible donation to help Bro. Zakayo in his time of need. May God richly bless you as you seek to be a blessing to Bro. Zakayo.

UPDATE: Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi Back Home!

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Shepherd’s Heart – Saturday, August 13, 2016

I have been searching for the word that describes our society. The word is “lasciviousness.” This is a big word, often used in the New Testament (nine times) yet rarely understood. Let me describe “lasciviousness” for you, and ask yourself if this doesn’t describe your culture.

Rev. John Temple
Rev. John Temple

The following post is an article written by Dr. John A. Temple, Senior Pastor of Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America. It is posted here with permission. I should also note that Dr. Temple was one of my seminary professors at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Temple’s article caused me to pause and reflect on my own life, taking an assessment of my focus and values. I pray you have a meaningful experience as well.

Bro. Chris

Shepherd’s Heart – Saturday, August 13, 2016

Romans 12:2 (NASB)
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

I have been searching for the word that describes our society. The word is “lasciviousness.” This is a big word, often used in the New Testament (nine times) yet rarely understood. Let me describe “lasciviousness” for you, and ask yourself if this doesn’t describe your culture.

Lasciviousness is an inclusive term for any form of excess. It describes a lack of boundaries. There is no concept of right and wrong. There is no distinction of proper and improper. There is no remorse or shame when actions are considered unacceptable.

Lasciviousness expresses itself with insensitivity to others. It does not care about the impact on other people. The desire to please self supersedes the collateral damage caused. Statements reflect this concept: “Rights” override “responsibilities.” “If it feels good, do it.” “If you think it, say it.” “If you like it, take it.” “The end justifies the means.” Public decency is behind the times. Being over the top is to be popular and accepted.

Lasciviousness is reckless. There is no reference point to consequences. Many believe there should be no consequences. Such a person is outraged that someone calls their hand. They consider anyone who opposes their excess to be hateful and intolerant. Without reference to the future, living in the moment is all that matters.

Lasciviousness is a life without feeling. Such people become calloused. Nothing shocks them anymore. Bored with the latest excess, the next act must be even more outrageous. They search for fulfillment little realizing that the direction they travel will never completely satisfy.

Because lasciviousness is so prevalent in our society, Christians are tempted to join in the excess. Christians entertain themselves with the excesses of the world and consider it normal without realizing that such things are not the kingdom of God. Like the world, Christians, dress provocatively, speak crudely, think perverse thoughts, laugh at dirty jokes, and generally wallow in the excesses of a society that has turned from God. All the while, the Christians fail to see that their world is out of God’s purpose and so are they if they live like the misguided around them.

The wise believer will strive to not be conformed to the world. Their fulfillment will be realized by pleasing the Lord. Their desire is to walk worthy of their calling. Their mission is to live a life that encourages others to join in, being a compassionate neighbor and a considerate citizen. As we consider the future of our land, let us look for true character and merit.

Bro. John

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Bibles Needed: Itaire Christian Church

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Romans 15:4 (NASB)
4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 2:15 (NASB)
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

Itaire Christian Church, of Kenya, has approached Saved by Grace Ministries, seeking to raise $1,200 (USD) to purchase 120 Bibles in their native Ekegusii language. Think of how much more meaningful your spiritual study and growth is because you have your very own copy of God’s word in your own language. The members of Itaire Christian Church are praying for the same opportunity. Will you help answer their prayers by making a tax deductible donation, of any amount, by clicking the Donate button below. May God richly bless you for your generosity and compassion.





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Bowl of Praise Experience 2016 – Steve Kolubah

We are excited to have Minister Steve Kolubah, from Monrovia, Liberia, as one of our guest speakers at Bowl of Praise Experience 2016.

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We are excited to have Minister Steve Kolubah, from Monrovia, Liberia, as one of our guest speakers at Bowl of Praise Experience 2016. He is a minister, international motivational speaker, and business man. Bro. Steve will be one of the anointed speakers at our Youth Empowerment Conference.

Please help Saved by Grace Ministries and Springs of Joy Ministries make this worship experience the best that it can be by making your tax deductible donation, in any amount. Simply click the donate button below. May God richly bless you for your generosity.





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Joel Mikiburi Needs a Tonsillectomy

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Joel Mikiburi is the son of Rev. Zakayo Mikiburi of Olorei Independent Fellowships. He is ill and is in desperate need of a tonsillectomy. Please help Saved by Grace Ministries raise the $300 the doctors are requesting to perform the procedure. Bro. Zakayo and Joel are asking for your help. Please consider donating today so Joel can receive the surgery he needs You may make your tax deductible donation of any amount by clicking the Donate button below.





UPDATE (07-25-2016): Thanks to the generosity and compassion of the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) and Men’s Ministry of Double Springs Baptist Church, Joel received the tonsillectomy he so desperately needed and is recovering from the surgery by the grace of God. Bro. Zakayo, Joel, and Saved by Grace Ministries praise God for answered prayer.

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