UPDATE FROM KENYA - NOVEMBER 2010
ISAIAH AND ROSE OENDO REPENT
Reported by John S.
How should the
Christian community respond when a Christian has committed a sin, is found
out, and later repents and asks for forgiveness? Our best example is found
in the letters of the apostle Paul to the Corinthian church when a man had
sexual intercourse with his father’s wife:
“It is reported
commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is
not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s
And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done
this deed might be taken away from among you. For I verily, as absent
in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were
present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with
the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan
for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day
of the Lord Jesus.”
The apostle Paul
dealt publicly with this man and his sin was exposed. In time the man was
convicted over his sin and he repented. Paul wrote a second time to the
church and told the church that since the man had repented, he should be
forgiven and loved again.
“For out of much
affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that
ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more
abundantly unto you. But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me,
but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. Sufficient to such a
man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. So that contrariwise
ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one
should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you that
ye would confirm your love toward him. For to this end also did I
write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all
things. To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave
any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person
of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not
ignorant of his devices.”
The man was forgiven
and restored into the fellowship of the church, but it is important to
note that the man’s sin record was not erased. This particular man’s sin
record is there as long as the Bible stands for anyone to see in
conjunction with his repentance and forgiveness.
The Bible is a very
unique in that it is God’s book and He doesn’t hide mistakes and sins that
people have committed. The sins of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and King
David were all recorded and the testimony of sin was never removed. Yes,
these men were forgiven but their records are there for the people to see
down through the ages.
ISAIAH & ROSE OENDO REPENT
Isaiah and Rose
Oendo have repented and for this we praise the Lord. We are publishing
their repentance so that everyone can see that they are now forgiven, but
just like in the Bible, we are not going to remove their sin record; it
will stand until Jesus comes back. Here is the documentation of the events
that led to repentance with the letter I received from Isaiah on August 8,
Dear Pastor John and Sister Aina,
I, my family and the Church salute
you, your family and all those who gather with You in Spirit and Truth
In The Mighty Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are all
fine in Body and Soul.
John, it has been a long time since we last corresponded and that was
due to evil works of the devil and by the Power of the Holy Spirit
everything became sour thus it led to poor termination of what had
been expected of us as children of God. It was last night that the
Spirit of the Lord silently talked to me after our family worship and
I am Obliged to write to you as a Sign of Obedience to the Great IAM
and In Faith I trust you will Spare me enough of your Time to read
this and ponder over it and grant me FORGIVENESS! I, my wife and all
those who at some point came to witness of my activities seek part of
Forgiveness in your heart. Pastor John, to err is human to Forgive is
Divine. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that Grace
may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any
longer in it? (Romans 6:1-2).
We understand the much we
spiritually offended you to such a point you decided to put us
negatively on the web and this for sure has done much harm to our
We in His Love who died and rose for
us in order for to Attain the Eternal Glory in Heaven, we are indeed
sorry for the pain we caused you, that we even made you sin upon
hating us and our sinful activities, sorry Pastor John forgive us
please and please ask your love wife to also pardon us and continue
Praying for Us.
Pastor John, we amply seek you to
bring us before the Throne of Grace and by the Blood of the Lamb of
God, we Pray for a New and Spiritual Beginning. Upon Our Apologetic
Message, we kindly and with all Humility ask You to Restore us to your
Love of Christ’s Church. You are Free to advise us what we deserve
from your end and as the Holy Spirit will Direct You. Give us another
chance Pastor John, don’t dump us. We are in tears not because of any
simpler reason but, Spiritual Account. You Nourished our Faith to
Greater heights and it’s like we have badly fallen and gone short of
the Glory of God, kindly take out your Called and Anointed Hand,
Stretch it Out for Our Spiritual Rejuvenation.
By the Mighty Will of Our Heavenly
Father, we wholeheartedly Invite you to Kenya for a re-establishment
of your Ministry for Christ Jesus. We still love you so much and your
Lastly Pastor John, we got a call
from a given Brother called Ng’eno here in Kenya from Rift-Valley
Province who you directed to us, he hails from Letain which is about
130 Kilometers away and, it’s about 1hr and 40 Minutes drive from
Kisii. We wish to meet him and share Spiritual Gifts by the Will of
God. We thank God for him. Thank you and God Bless you, we
Prayerfully seek to hear from you soon. Thank you once again.
Yours Brother, Pastor Isaiah Oendo.
JOHN TORELL’S RESPONSE
Greetings in the
name of Jesus! It was good to read this letter and I want you to know that
I and the people in the church have forgiven you, Rose and the people who
worked with you but that doesn’t mean that we are not going to hold you
accountable for what you have done.
A number of
ministries over the years in the United States and England have contacted
us and told about their experience with you and others in your area. We
came to the conclusion that you and Rose are not the only ones involved in
fleecing American and British Christians, but there are many of you using
different names, different places, and even sometimes using the same
pictures from orphanages. You and your group in Kenya are now considered
as bad as the scam artists from Nigeria who for years have been scammed
people in the West. To come clean you have to do the following:
Write an e-mail to
us with the names of the churches you fleeced and what you asked them to
do for you.
Give the years for
each ministry you fleeced.
Provide a list of
all the scammers in your area, names, addresses and their “church
names.” Some of the men have called themselves for “bishops” others
have used titles like “pastors” or keepers of orphanages.
Write in detail
when the scamming began, who initiated it and why you dared to do it in
the name of Jesus, using his precious name to lie to people. There needs
to be a full confession.
ministry you have scammed and ask them to forgive you, and include all
the information I asked about here.
This is the only
way you and Rose can redeem yourselves by confessing it all and ask God
for forgiveness and for the people you scammed to forgive you.
I will post this
on our website and state that you and Rose have repented and confessed
to your evil deeds. Most likely very few ministries will ever send you
money, but at least you can come before God with a clean heart and
I will take no
action until we hear from you again.
Pastor John S.
SECOND RESPONSE FROM ISAIAH
This is the response
that I received from Isaiah but he only partially complied with my request
by listing some of the ministries with whom he had been dishonest.
May grace and peace be multiplied to
your pastor John and Sister Aina,
I am so sorry for the long delay to
reply to you mail of 12/8/10, this is because myself and my youngest
boy have been unwell for the past two months.
Concerning your inquiry.
These are the ministries I have
Cornerstone family church. They
provided with children food, cloths, beddings and pastor’s allowance
of GBP30 every after two month for three years
Sister Karen (diseased) she gave
the children backpack, a digital camera and some writing material.
Cannot remember, but was about 2006 to 2007
Brother Demetrius (Truth for the
final generation) provided Literatures. Can not remember the exact
number of years
Brother Mario (True light
ministries) provided monthly newsletter. 1 years
Regarding who is a scammer I do not
know of any as the entire pastor and bishops I know are well with
In my side it started in 2006 when
we were overwhelmed with the needs of orphaned children and widows in
the church and we started to seek assistance from different people and
ministries, some responded very well to assist, but quickly dropped
the assistance as words spread far and wide that we were nothing, but
scammers, something we highly regret to date.
Hunger in the homes of orphans and
even the older widows challenged us to do it in the name of Jesus not
knowing that it was the biggest mistake we had made in our Christian
Since the dropping of the assistance
several needy orphans and even widows have died and some are daily
scavenging for food and water at the expense of their education and
We humbly ask to be forgiven from
Heaven and all the people and ministries we scammed.
Yes I contact every ministry and
persons involved in this scams and asked for forgiveness, but hardly
do I hear from them and will send them copies of this mail.
Thanks a lot for forgiving us and we
know God has forgiven us too, we feel free in Christ Jesus.
And now on behalf of the church and
my entire family we request that you delete the entire article from
the web-site as that will be good for the church and my family. We are
not intending to get money from abroad any more, as this as caused us
much misery and bad name, “a good name is much more than fine gold”,
please we request that you remove the article at your early
convenience, for the good of the church and my family, especially my
boys who get abuses from school mate that “your father if just a
scammer” and to my knowledge it is really troubling the boys.
I have much more to share, but let’s
leave it to God who is final in everything!!!
Blessings and peace
Isaiah has given a
partial accounting for his scamming and not come totally clean, I have no
way of verifying what is happening in Kenya since I am not able to visit
and do an inspection, but when someone repents of their sins and asks to
be forgiven, we are obligated to forgive. I hereby acknowledge that I
believe Isaiah and Rose Oendo are somewhat sincere in their repentance,
and as the pastor of Resurrection Life of Jesus Church in Sacramento,
California, I accept their request for forgiveness and forgive them in the
name of Jesus.
When requests for
money or material come from Kenya, it is the duty of Christians to confirm
that the requests are genuine. I will not be verifying future requests for
help from Christians in Kenya, I am only stating that we have forgiven the
people in Kenya who deceived us.
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