Pastor John’s Gift

Berean School - John Muendo
Pastor John Muendo

John Muendo is a student at Berean School of Ministry, where he studies diligently and listens carefully. He’s a very quiet and thoughtful man with a joyful smile. He’s also a father of several children, a impoverished farmer, and the pastor of a very small rural church.

My last day teaching at the college, I noticed as John shyly handed my wife a neatly wrapped paper-foil package. Later in the day she gave the package to Matthew, our 21-year old ministry companion. John intended that Matthew receive the gift.

We were reduced to tears when Matthew opened the package. As his way of saying thanks, John gave Matthew the nicest shirt he had, and probably one of maybe 2 or 3 shirts the man owns.

Kenyans are truly generous people. What little they have in this world’s goods, they freely give to others. We’ve experienced a small child giving us her two rabbits, another family selling their goat and chickens to provide us with tea and bread and butter for lunch. Now John literally giving the shirt off his own back.

John’s gift was more than a present, it was an expression of his heart. Jesus is the expression of God the Father’s heart.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

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