Rev. Judy Mbugua is founder/CEO of Homecare Spiritual Fellowship. She worked with the government of Kenya for eight years and was an administrator in an insurance company before joining the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) to start the Commission on Women Affairs (PACWA). She worked there for 21 years, during which time she launched PACWA in 30 African countries
Mbugua is mother of five adult children and has authored several books. She hosts weekly television and radio programs, which reach over one million people.
What is your main focus in ministry and why you are passionate about it?
My main focus in ministry is prayer because over the years I have learned that God does nothing except in answer to prayer. We pray for families, for evangelism, and for the government
What does evangelism mean to you?
Evangelism is joining in the mission of Jesus to reach out to lost souls and bring them to Christ. It is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread. It is obeying the Great Commission given by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20.
Tell a story of how you shared your faith in Christ and saw God woo an individual(s) one step closer to himself.
Recently when I was in India, I shared with one of the hospital staff about the love of Jesus. I explained that there is no fear of death when you know the Lord, because you know where you will spend eternity. I spoke to her about heaven and hell. She said she would never want to spend eternity in hell and so accepted Christ.
What is your favorite quote/scripture?
Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
How can people learn more about you and your ministry?
If you are in Kenya, you can visit our fellowship every Thursday from 12:30 – 2:30 pm and every fourth Saturday from 2-5 pm.
ABOUT THE WORLD
What is the biggest issue the Church in your part of the world faces today and why?
The biggest issue the Church in Kenya faces is having shallow Christians (i.e., Christians who do not mature). The reason for this is two-fold. First, Christians do not want to cultivate their salvation as the Bible says, and they leave it to their pastors/spiritual leaders to do it on their behalf. So they ride on the spiritual maturity of the leader.
Second, many spiritual leaders do not preach the whole gospel; they preach what the listeners want to hear (e.g., if they are sick, they want to hear about healing; if they are poor, they want to hear about prosperity). This leaves the believers spiritually malnourished and imbalanced.
What is the biggest issue the Global Church is facing today and why?
The biggest issue the Global Church is facing is remaining relevant in changing cultural and technological times. The Church has not been able to address the morality issue and has slowly allowed humanism to take over. Humans are therefore becoming the center of everything instead of the word of God being the main guide. This is because so-called “believers” are not the light and salt of the earth as they ought to be; rather, they are conforming to the patterns of the world.
What is your hope for the Global Church in the next ten years?
That the Global Church goes back to the word of God and teach the undiluted word of God to shape the morality of the next generation.
That the Church rises up and becomes a voice to the nations and shapes the political arenas of their respective governments.
That the Church makes use of social media to present the gospel globally to reach all the nations for Christ.