The Magical Mystery Toilet In the Corn Field Potty Tour.


Ndeda Island is a Kenya landmass of fishermen in Lake Victoria.

This huge lake is Africa’s largest.  It is renowned in part for its abundant yield of brown bass and tilapia.

The 10,000 who live in Ndeda Island catch the fish and haul it to coastal towns such as Kisumu where it is sold.

Mary, my wife, and I, were invited in 2007 to host a Bible conference on this bustling island.

Upon our arrival to the shores of the island, most of its children hurriedly gathered around our boat. For most, they had never seen a white person (mzungu).

We were a novelty, a new toy for them to play with, and for the next five days, they were glued to us.

I was sadly informed that Ndeda Island did not have a single toilet ( choo) to accommodate its thousands of inhabitants.

Their potty was a vast corn field which also served as  food that had been cultivated through human manure.

Mary, is genuine missionary.

Being part of Youth with  Mission in the 80’s, she knows how to rough it, every time and anywhere.

Mary was an evangelist in Amsterdam’s red light district, smuggled Bibles into then communist Russia, and served Bogota’s street kids, Los Gamines.

I, however, am  a tourist missionary.

I love the mission field but do need hot baths, and American toilets if possible. I don’t like eating weird food as well.

I tried to wrap around my brain  the concept of how do 10,000  people go potty  daily in one corn field?

It wasn’t long till I found out.

As we closed upon the tall vegetation I took my leap of faith and soared “where no white man had gone before.”

“Ughhh!”

“Oh My God!”

“Yippers!”

“Oh No, Watch Out!”

What I discovered, I would not wish  on my worst enemy.

This was a mine field of excrement.

Separating one husk, and one tree one from another, I could not find a two by two square feet space that was free from human feces.

Every other stride was met by yet another horribly dirty deed that must be sidestepped.

It was the most ghastly sight ever.

I did my number one and rushed out of the horrid field.

“Oh my God, what will I do when its number two?”

I cried to Him in utter despair.

It was unfathomable to think of going back into the corn husks, and this time to squat.  I am a tourist missionary after all!

For Mary, this was not a  problem. That night with flashlight and toilet paper, she nonchalantly skipped back into the trees like Mel Gibson did in “ Signs”.

Ephesians 2: 4  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love wherewith He loved us,

God is rich in mercy! Hallelujah! God is so awesome. This is why I serve him.!

Reports came to us that the one choo, the solitary toilet in Ndeda Island, would open for its first day of business the next morning.  Indeed this was a magical toilet, in God’s magical hands.

All this transpired as we stepped onto the shores of  the island.  Such is the walk of faith, where God splits the Red Sea as you step into it. But, you must step into it!

For every visit to the magical toilet it was three Kenyan shillings, equal to two cents.

We woke the next morning and proceeded up the hill to the potty with toilet paper in our hands. The entourage of kids caught glimpse of us and quickly assembled behind like ducklings.

What a sight! Two wzungu ( white people) toilet paper in hands, going to the choo, and trailed by twenty kids.

This choo was clean and fresh. We gave the lady who managed it our three shillings and were grateful to God for the rest of our visit to Ndeda Island.

This magical toilet is the rich man’s potty . Not many have the three shillings to spend  on a choo and continued fancying the corn field potty.

As for me, I gave every member of our evangelistic team 21 shillings so they could relish seven visits to the Magical Mystery Toilet In the Corn Field Potty Tour.

And no, these are not strawberry, but corn fields, forever, my friends!

Have a great sleep!

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The Magical Mystery Toilet!

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Our personal entourage

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Coming into Ndeda Island via Lake Victoria

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Ndeda Island

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Its Been A God Given Privilege to Minister Around The World ( A Pictorial Blog )


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Sunset over New Mexico.

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Ministering in Kitengela, Kenya

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At the ordination ceremony of Apostle Stella Marie Ngoka

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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Mombassa, Kenya

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Simba, Kenya.

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With baby Henry.

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With Maasai friend, Jane

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Preaching in Masat Kenya

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At the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Ministering in Kiminini, Kenya

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Ministering in Kiminini, Kenya. This is a Muslim woman who had tremendous courage to come and get prayer.

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Open heavens over Kiminini Kenya

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Open heavens over Kiminini Kenya

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With friends in Kiminini, Kenya

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Jose is one of the conference speakers in Mashuru, Kenya

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With Pastor Paul

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Cutting the 9th year anniversary cake at Arise and Shine Ministries in Mashuru Kenya

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With friends at Simba, Kenya

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With Pastor Sarah at Simba Kenya

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At Thompson Falls, Nyahururu, Kenya

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Facing fierce cannibals in the Name of Jesus

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Seeing a healing in Farmington, New Mexico

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At Ndeda Island, Lake Victoria

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Taking a preaching nap at Ndeda Island

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With friends at the great Navajo Nation near Carson, New Mexico

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Domingo, New Mexico

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Revival service, Ugunga, Kenya

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Maasai manata at Narok, Kenya

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Baba

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at Narok, Kenya

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Maasai manata at Narok, Kenya

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Mama

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Narok, Kenya

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Narok, Kenya

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Mary with Maasai girls, Narok, Kenya

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Four hour ride back from Narok Kenya

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Maasai worship, Mashuru, Kenya

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Getting ready to teach in Mashuru, Kenya

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Talking with Pastor Daniel Lomunyak, Mashuru Kenya

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My bed in Simba Kenya

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Young people on fire for God and saying ” Jesus ” in Simba Kenya

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Simba Kenya church service

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Conference speakers at School of Fire Conference in Mashuru Kenya

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Amish Country. Ohio

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In Ohio

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Ready to baptize people in Mashuru Kenya

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Being honored with the Maasai walking cane the fimbo.

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with friends in a bible study in Albuquerque, NM

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In downtown Miami

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In Kampala, Uganda

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Mary being honored with Maasai jewelry

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With our friend Dorothy at the Navajo Nation

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Ministering to the Lost Tribe of the Emus

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President Jose Nixon

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With our friends Ken and Angie Aguillar of the Pueblo Santo Domingo Native American Nation

The Magical Mystery Toilet In the Corn Field Potty Tour.


Ndeda Island is a Kenya landmass of fishermen in Lake Victoria. This huge lake is Africa’s largest.  It is renowned in part for its abundant yield of brown bass and tilapia.

The 10,000 who live in Ndeda Island catch the fish and haul it to coastal towns such as Kisumu where it is sold.

Mary, my wife, and I, were invited in 2007 to host a Bible conference on this bustling island.

Upon our arrival to the shores of the island, most of its children hurriedly gathered  around our boat. For most, they had never seen a white person (mzungu).  We were a novelty, a new toy for them to play with, and for the next five days,  they were glued to us.

I was sadly informed that Ndeda Island did not have a single toilet ( choo) to accommodate its thousands of inhabitants. Their potty was a vast corn field which also served as  food that had been cultivated through human manure.

Mary, is genuine missionary.  Being part of Youth With  Mission in the 80’s, she knows how to rough it, every time and anywhere.

Mary was an evangelist in Amsterdam’s red light district, smuggled Bibles into then communist Russia, and served Bogota’s street kids, los gamines.

I, however, am  a tourist missionary. I love the mission field but do need hot baths, and American toilets if possible. I don’t like eating weird food as well.

I tried to wrap around my brain  the concept of how do 10,000  people go potty  daily in one corn field?

It wasn’t long till I found out.

As we closed upon the tall  vegetation I took my leap of faith and soared “where no man had gone before.”

“Ughhh!”

“Oh My God!”

“Yippers!”

“Oh No, Watch Out!”

What I discovered, I would not wish  on my worst enemy.

This was a mine field of excrement.

Separating one husk, and one tree one from another, I could not find a two by two square feet space that was free from human feces.

Every other stride was met by yet another horribly dirty deed that must be sidestepped.

It was the most ghastly sight ever.

I did my number one and rushed out of the horrid field.

“Oh my God, what will I do when its number two?”

It was unfathomable to think of going back into the corn husks, and this time to squat.  I am a tourist missionary after all!

For Mary, this was not a  problem. That night with flashlight and toilet paper, she nonchalantly skipped back into the trees like Mel Gibson did in “ Signs”.

Ephesians 2: 4  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love wherewith He loved us,

God is rich in mercy! Hallelujah!

Reports came to us that the one choo, the only real toilet in Ndeda Island, would open for its first business day the next morning.  Indeed this was a magical toilet!

All this transpired as we stepped onto the shores of  the island.  Such is the walk of faith, where God splits the Red Sea as you step into it. But, you must step into it!

For every visit to the magical toilet it was three Kenyan shillings, equal to two cents.

We woke early the next morning and proceeded up the hill to the potty with toilet paper in our hands. The entourage of kids caught glimpse of us and quickly assembled behind like ducklings.

What a sight! Two wzungu ( white people) toilet paper in hands, going to the choo, and trailed by twenty kids.

This choo was clean and fresh. We gave the lady who managed it our three shillings and were  grateful to God for the rest of our visit to Ndeda Island.

This magical toilet is the rich man’s potty . Not many have the three shillings to spend  on a choo and continued fancying the corn field potty.

As for me, I gave every member of our evangelistic team 21 shillings so they could relish seven visits to the Magical Mystery Toilet In the Corn Field Potty Tour.

And no, these are not strawberry, but corn fields, forever!

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The Magical Mystery Toilet!

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Our personal entourage

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Coming into Ndeda Island via Lake Victoria

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Ndeda Island