I Tested God's Faithfulness

Stories May 13, 2021

This year I decided that I was going to give an extraordinary gift to God. I’ve always believed that a literature evangelist should be faithful in everything.    

I used to sell insurance for a living, but in 2015 I chose to become a literature evangelist. I experienced so many blessings from God that in 2016 I decided to give a camp meeting offering of 100,000 Kenyan shillings (US$1,000). The following year I was able to increase my offering to 110,000 shillings (US$1,100). In 2018 I doubled my offerings to 250,000 Kenyan shillings (US$2,500).      

In 2019 I decided to give something much better. The only thing I had in my possession was my car that I used for canvassing, and I gave it to God during camp meeting. The car was auctioned for 450,000 Kenyan shillings (US$4,500).    

After giving it to God, I prayed and asked Him, “Please God, bless me with a car so that I can go door to door and reach many more souls.”

The only thing I had was my savings of 100,000 Kenyan shillings (US$ 1,000). I trusted that God would quickly provide the rest of the amount I needed to buy a car. I gave God a month and a half to provide for me.      

Within the month and a half, God was so faithful that He provided me with 550,000 Kenyan shillings (US$5,500) in sales to add onto the 100,000 (US$1,000) I already had. With this money I was able to import a car from Japan. I praise God for His faithfulness. 

I know that literature evangelists should always be improving in soul-winning, character, and in their faithfulness to God. As a literature evangelist, I trust in God wholeheartedly, and this has built my faith in Christ day by day.  

*Elizabeth Koech holds a bachelor’s degree in development studies. She and her husband are the parents of three young children.

Elizabeth Koech Eldoret, Literature Evangelist in Kenya