We often confuse “happiness” with “joy.” Happiness is a good feeling based on good things that happen around us. But joy is a gift from God. We can experience joy even when things around us feel out of control. And giving thanks to God releases joy in our lives, which gives us strength to face our battles. The bible says, “The joy of the LORD is your strength (Neh. 8:10). Do not allow the devil to steal your joy. The enemy knows if he can steal your joy, you will lose your spiritual and emotional strength.
The Kingdom of God is righteous (being right with God), peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). Some of my friends in Rwanda lived through the horrible genocide of 1994 when 800,000 people lost their lives. They experienced unbelievable pain. But those who found something to thank God for in the midst of their loss, experienced the strength to go on. Let’s choose gratefulness today. Find something to thank God for. His joy will be your strength.
How interesting that I should come across your website and that you & other beloved brethren are dwelling in togetherness. I bless the name of the Lord for what you are doing in the body of Christ. It is wonderful to see men and women of God stand firm in faith and declare the message of Jesus Christ.
My name is Isaac Mukweyi married to Emily. We are working in the body of the ministry by house Churches network in Kenya East Africa. I was greatly touched and ministered to when I came a cross your Ministry page. God bless you greatly for obeying his Voice to minister this kind of healing to the Body of Christ.
I want to encourage you both to continue to re-discover your true identities and walk this earth reflecting the Love of Christ. Life is but a journey…. that leads us back into the Father heart of God. Don’t let religious concepts stand in the way of TRUTH…. for the doctrine of men only lead to certain death but relationship with the Father leads to a NEW & LIVING way. Jesus said ” my words are SPIRIT & LIFE ” Let the Spirit guide and teach you in all HIS ways. The world is looking for something….. we have what they are looking for. I’m not talking about getting them “saved” no, no, no, but rather they have an encounter with the ONE who Loves them from before the foundations of this known world. That of course is the Christ in us ! ( not just us but to every person on this earth who is born of a woman ) There are no laws, rules, or regulations to follow for it is written on our hearts. Jesus came to set us free from the law of sin & death. Brother you are FREE indeed.
Would you please pray with us about the possibility of Coming to Africa some day if the Lord allows and may be do some ministry in this area? We have several house Churches network in Kenya pray that one day the lord may send you to come and strengthen our network with what God has put in you for the glory of the body of Christ. Please pray and see if the Lord leads. My heart has been to unite the friends and families for the love of Christ, as the bible says in Luke 10. I believe the dream of Jesus as in John 17 was to see the strong relationship united and show the world that we are one.
May God blessing we continue praying for you and looking forward to hearing from you.
God bless you and keep you.
Yours in Christ.
Bro. Isaac & Emily Mukweyi
Dear Bro. Isaac and Emily,
Greetings in Jesus Name! I am blessed to come to Kenya one or two times each hear, and I serve with my dear friends Ibrahim and Diane Omondi in Nairobi and Hesbone and Violet Odindo in Kissumu. The Global DOVE family of churches is scattered throughout Kenya. If you want to know more about the work of the DOVE International family in Kenya, you can contact either of them at or .
Many blessings in Christ,
Hi we are from the UK and have been to Kenya for 30yrs
We worked with Isaac and Emily from 2007 to 2012 but had to distance ourselves from them when we found that they were misusing the money we had given them to benefit the community and that they were corrupt in their dealings with us
We would just like to warn you not to get involved
Thanks for the post. I have discovered that when thanking God he releases joy that removes our obstacles. Am being encouraged and reminded what to do in order to be joyous. Amen!!
Mr.kreider I’ve just recently came into possession on your biblical foundation 12 the great commission book and I would like to know if there anyway that I can get the other 11 books.
Your in Christ
Minister Debbie Henley
These Biblical Foundation books can be ordered at http://store.dcfi.org/product/biblical-foundation-series/
Many blessings in Christ,