A Witchdoctor Encounters Christ - Malindi Mission, Kenya

AE Admin | June 12th, 2017

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Kiboko has been practicing witchcraft for 30 years, nearly half his lifetime. In that time, he has become the most powerful and feared witchdoctor in his community. He even serves as the witchdoctor to all other local witchdoctors!

Husband of four wives, Kiboko has 25 children, 30 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren! His influence in the community is notable and he is greatly feared. Many believe that he holds the power to destroy lives in an instant.

“Because of his fearsome reputation, most local evangelists and pastors have never attempted to share the Gospel with him…”

Because of his fearsome reputation, most local evangelists and pastors have never attempted to share the Gospel with him or even approach him! That is until African Enterprise Malindi mission volunteers arrived at his doorstep.

The Power of Boldness

When Kiboko saw the group of evangelists approaching his compound, he grew incredibly agitated. He became hostile and told them he wanted nothing to do with them. One man from the team, however, ignored Kiboko and stepped boldly into the compound. Kiboko was so shocked by this act that his demeanor instantly changed. He became soft-spoken, submissive and invited them into his home.

“Kiboko was so shocked by this act that his demeanor instantly changed.”

The AE Mission team shared the Gospel with Kiboko and his large family. He listened intently to the story of salvation in Christ and he, along with 36 of his family members made confessions of faith in Jesus!

The team assured Kiboko that pastors from a local church would come to visit him and his family again soon to minister to them. The team then returned to the mission center rejoicing in the power of God.

Only the Beginning

Please pray for Kiboko and his large family. Ask that God would continue the work in his heart that has only just begun. Pray that the local pastors would have the boldness to approach Kiboko with the truth of God and that Kiboko will be able to break free from the bondages that a life in witchcraft brings.

We in AE are rejoicing because so far during the Malindi Mission, 61,210 people have heard the Gospel. 8,983 of those have made confessions of faith in Christ! Praise God!

“…So far during the Malindi Mission, 61,210 people have heard the Gospel.
8,983 of those have made confessions of faith in Christ!”

Our team will soon be wrapping up the mission and handing the follow-up work back to the Malindi community. Pray for diligence among the local churches as they work hard to connect with those who have confessed a new faith in Christ.