Friday, November 21, 2014



Hussein is the firstborn in a Muslim family of seven children. When he was five years old a coconut fell from a tree and hit his head. He got severe brain damage which made him lose speech and coordination and had stunted growth.  His family couldn't raise funds for his treatment and Hussein had lived in that state for ten years.  He couldn't go to school like the rest of children nor play with his peers. Hussein was completely withdrawn and kept crying without any reason. The mother kept hoping that a good Samaritan would come along and take Hussein for medical treatment.

 In one of local outreaches in the month of June 2014, a team missionaries from Ukunda Mission School led by Pastor Ken Ngoje bumped into their home where they were warmly welcomed by their mother. After a casual chat she explained  his case.  The missionaries then took time and explained to her the love of God and His power to heal.  She was desperate for her son and could do anything that would restore his health. She therefore allowed them to pray for him and the whole family without hesitation.  Pastor Ken prayed fervently and declared healing upon Hussein in the Name of Jesus as the rest believed with him.  After prayers, there was no tangible evidence of any healing upon Hussein but Ken assured them that God had began his work of healing upon him and they should expect changes from then on.  Numerous visit to the home were made afterwards with more prayers made and Bible teaching.  Two months later Hussein's family began to register tremendous changes on him.  He had become active, joyous and above all, he was able to speak few simple words.  It was a great encouragement to the missionaries.  Five months afterwards, Hussein can now speak properly and coordinates things well and is whole like any other normal child. He has also grown tall and strong as per his age. The last time we visited, we didn't find him at home for he had gone to get water for domestic use from the neighborhood. When he came back, he was very excited to see us and began to demonstrate the skills of one of the sports he had been trained by his uncle.

The mother has given her life to Christ and joined Ukunda Mission Church.  She has also introduced them to her elderly mother and her elder sister's family whom are attending Discovery Bible Study together with her at least once or twice a week. To God be the glory.