Going Deep

Rock Board Members Dan Vick, Mark and Margaret Noblin
Having received more than $13 billion in humanitarian aid since 2001, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni in October 2012 kicked off celebration of 50 years of colonial independence by dedicating his country to God and repenting.

“I denounce witchcraft and satanic practices. I repent on behalf of Uganda. We confess our sins. We repent of the sins of shedding innocent blood, corruption, bribery, sexual immorality, drunkenness, rebellion, insubordination, tribalism and sectarianism.”

Not even the $1.7 billion given in aid last year has been able to make a dent in the lies of satan holding back the country nicknamed “The Pearl of Africa” by Sir Winston Churchill.

The Rock has seen fruit in making impactful disciples through scholarship and small business loan programs, but we also have seen lives destroyed through corrupted attitudes and actions toward money. We have realized lack of money is not the primary obstacle faced in resource-rich Africa.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
So we believe the Lord is leading us away from projects involving money towards application-based teaching and discipleship focused on our BOLD message. Our BOLD Resource Center in Mukono Uganda will be a haven for truth, Christian media and “iron sharpening iron” fellowship.  (Proverbs 27:17)  It also will be a center for online teaching from the U.S.

In the Light or In the Tomb?

From Mark Noblin
Kisumu, Kenya

God blessed me doubly this Resurrection Day, first with the opportunity to preach at King Jesus Celebration Center in Kisumu Kenya and second with the perfect African illustrations to support the message of freedom in Jesus.
Celebrating Ken's Graduation

I challenged the brethren whether as believers they had emerged with Jesus from the tomb sealed with a stone and guarded by soldiers. Or, had they accepted Jesus’ payment for their sins on the cross only to remain in bondage and fear in the tomb, fearful to step out into the light and past the soldiers (Satan’s demons who wish to deny them abundant life on earth even though their place in heaven is secure.)

While attending a glorious celebration in a rural Kenya homestead on Saturday for Ken Mollo, a Rock graduate, one of the speakers spoke a shocking truth. He said many Kenya families would not dare carry on such a celebration for fear evil spirits or curses brought on by a witch doctor motivated by the jealousy of others would kill them for celebrating in such a way.

Multiplication and Mentoring

Pastor Peter
Multiplication and mentoring are key measures of discipleship and Rock businessman Daniel Mwangi has practiced both to help Pastor Peter Otieno support his family.

Daniel (featured in the Rock video A Firm Place to Stand) received business and discipleship training from The Rock before receiving a no interest loan to expand his retail dry goods business. With much prayer, dedication and hard work, Daniel’s business prospered and he added new locations.
When Peter, who pastors in a small village near Daniel, needed to supplement his income, The Rock suggested he turn to Daniel for advice.