ONE way to know that God is at work is that there will be much fruit, BBI founder and CEO pastor Nellie Shani has said.
She said that according to the Bible, “a branch that bears fruit is pruned” to be more fruitful.
“God is about bearing fruit, every ministry to bear fruit must work with the Holy Spirit to see the power of God,” she said while addressing BBI members on the direction that God was leading the ministry in 2023.
She said the greatest gift God offers the ministry this year is His leading.
“By God’s grace, He still has work for us to do and He is going to give us the strength to do what he wants us to do,” pastor Nellie.
Pastor Nellie said God is a God of “times and seasons ” and that 2023 is the harvest time for BBI. “We don’t sow forever, we don’t plant forever, there is also a time for the harvest,” she said.
She said sowing time requires hard work but it does not last forever, adding that the hard working farmer is usually the first partaker of the fruits of their labour.
Pastor Nellie said 2023 is BBI’s year of harvest where the ministry has been sowing seed. She urged members to focus on what is ahead and “press on forgetting what is behind.”
“Sometimes past victories prevent us from savouring the victories ahead,” she cautioned.
She quoted Proverbs 16:9 which says, we can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
Pastor Nellie said the 2023 theme will be: Following the Footsteps of the Father.
The CEO explained that BBI would keep its eyes on Jesus as the perfect example of doing ministry and would “have no need to sweat it.”
“Jesus said He would look at the Father to see what He does and that is what He would, He did what he saw the Father doing,” she said.
Pastor Nellie said the blue print for BBI is to “keep eyes on Jesus” and align the ministry’s activities with what He does.
In 2022, the CEO said the ministry ministered deliverance to 40 children out of which 29 who had not been saved gave their lives to Christ.
BBI also ministered to Teenagers in Naivasha and in Rongai at Kara Ol Murai which is a rescue home for child survivors of sexual abuse.
She said a lot of work has been going on at BBI Apex court office in Nairobi, Kenya among groups of women and currently men.
Capacity to meet needs
The CEO said BBI will work closely with pastors and leaders of congregations to support the deliverance ministry in churches.
In 2022 BBI partnered with churches in Tala, Machakos county, Taveta, Kajiado and Ngong. BBI also involved in an international mission to Congo.
The in-tray already looks full- BBI is to travel for missions to Uganda, South Sudan and Zambia later in the year 2023.
The CEO said currently BBI does not have the capacity to meet the needs of people who need deliverance and asked members to pray to God to raise more workers for “the harvest.”
A total of 200 women were taken through deliverance in 2022 since the inception of group sessions.
BBI was also involved in marketplace evangelism and had three sessions at KRA Nairobi, Kenya.
“We also worked with Men of Purpose, a ministry that targets men, through the Well Church in Nairobi,” she added.
She said BBI will be working with parents to help them understand the need for deliverance as a transformative ministry that will see their children and young adults go into the marketplace as well rounded individuals.