Monday, June 20, 2022

May 2022 End of Month Report

May 2022 End of Month Report

4 - Countries: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia
7 - Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County; Sinje, Grand Capemont County, Voinjama, Lofa County and Gbarpolu County), 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone, 1 base in Guinea
17 - Total counties we ministered in
202 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
191 - Total mission trips 
167 - Persons were baptized
26 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute, level 3, 2-week class, in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh
27 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute, level 4, 2-week class in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh
13 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute, level 2, 1-week class in Blolequin, Ivory Coast     
27 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute, level 2, 1-week class in San Pedro, Ivory Coast     
14 - Churches where we did leader trainings
4,859 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 29 locations and 40 times shown
424 - Attended our 1-3 day trainings in 4 locations
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
25 - Dental patients, 34 teeth pulled
38 - Adult literacy school
57,000 - Copies printed, 638 booklets made (English)
Our on-site leaders and the donations of churches and individuals from abroad are bringing in a great harvest. We need the unity of us all, His Church, to accomplish his command to reach the world. Thank you for your love, and faith and for sacrificing with us. 
I was reading an article from thetruthsource.org, What is the cost of baptisms. Below are some statements from the article:
  • Christ said, ‘Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… (Matthew 28:19).’  How effective do we carry out this process?  What does it cost to reach lost sinners, hear them ‘confess with (their) mouth the Lord Jesus (Romans 10:9; Matt. 10:32-33);’ and go ‘down into the water… baptized’ (Acts 8:38)?... More than 100,000 people die every day without knowing Christ. Do we use our resources effectively?
  • Less than 1% of Christian revenue is spent on evangelism to the most unreached peoples. Usually about 95% or more of church revenue is spent on maintenance, insurances, salaries, loan repayments, and utilities in the average American church. 
  • The total revenue received for all Christian ministry, in the United States, divided by the number of baptisms per year, in the United States, is about $1.5 million per baptism. (Gordon Conwell’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity). 
$1.5 million dollars per baptism in the USA. I can’t believe that is correct!!! But I would not be surprised if it was hundreds of thousands of dollars. We know our Lord’s Church has more financial and Biblical directives then just to baptize. But baptism is an indicator of church growth, an important indicator of those who have made a covenant commitment to our Lord. In May we spent $33,000. In the summary above, we see that 167 were baptized. $33,000 divided by 167 is $200, $200 per baptism. Through your donations there is much fruit! Truly, the harvest here is plentiful! Light shines brightest in the darkest places and it is shining brightly here. Most of these baptisms were within Muslim unreached tribes.

These verses that come to mind:
  • Jesus said, “What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” Rev 3:7-8. The door is open. Pray it will remain open for long. 
  • Paul said, “A great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.” 1 Cor 16:9. At this time there is an open door without deadly persecution. I’m sure deadly persecution will come in the future. Now is the time to act, now is the time to lay a foundation, a foundation that will withstand the coming persecution. 
  • Paul said, “And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” Col 4:3-4. Pray for us, unite with us in spirit, that we may boldly proclaim the truth of our Lord. The truth that brings salvation by faith.
  • “When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:12-14. I believe our Lord has united us, “For such a time as this”. This is our opportunity! No matter what we do, our Lord’s will is going to be accomplished! But woe to us if we refuse such a great invitation from our Lord to participate.
Often, Paul would go into new territory and evangelize, start discipling and then move on into new territory. He then had Titus, after some time, come from behind and develop the spiritual leaders who would lead the churches. Paul said, “The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.” Titus 1:5. We do the same, we send out an advance team evangelizing, baptizing and starting discipleship. A secondary team is assigned to follow behind them and establish fellowship groups. They are to start churches and train the spiritual leaders to pastor the churches. 

Testimonies:

Often when a Muslim hears that another Muslim has made a commitment to become a Christian, then they may shrug their shoulder. But when a former Muslim is baptized, then it is a sign of serious commitment to Christianity and the casting off of Islam. No former Muslim takes baptism lightly. Those who baptize know it will cause family disgrace, persecution, removal from their family and culture, suffering and maybe even death. So, when you see the baptism numbers in our reports, then know with each comes true faith and sacrifice. 

These reports are coming from our indigenous missionaries that go into churchless unreached Muslim communities. So many testimonies have been left out. Below is a sampling of what I receive every day.
  • A massive crusade is ongoing in the rural regions… What a great joy, the Kingdom of God is on the offensive, while the kingdom of Satan is on the defensive. We are the ones attacking… We are battling against the strongholds of Satan… we are soldiers of Jesus Christ… the front liners, fellow combatants… our military tactics are drastically depopulating the Satanic kingdom… No surrender, no retreat, we keep advancing, no rest… no turning back…We bear fruit, train pastors to shepherd the new converts…We are moved by the direction of the Holy Spirit who is leading us… our strength is our unity and your prayers are our working tools.
  • A report from the Tenme-Banta unreached Muslim tribe: We baptized 149 people in three different villages and printed certificates for them, a day later, we returned to distribute their certificates. While distributing the certificates, in one of the villages, two of the oldest women sent a boy to call us. We went to the women. One of them said to us, “My children, we are old but want to be baptized because we have understood that JESUS is the only way to heaven and we don't want to miss seeing Jesus in heaven, please take us to the river for baptism”. We were left with no option, we prayed with them, walked to the river, and baptized both of them at once. While we were still in the water, a young fisherman came and requested to be baptized and we did baptize him immediately. Brethren, Jesus is truly with us as we obey and implement the GREAT COMMISSION. Afterwards it was such a joy to see the faces of these old women as they sang, praising God, in their local dialect. We are asking for your prayers and support, to keep these old women in the faith. It is not just easy to get converted from Islam to Christianity, most especially in their old age.”
  • The boy is 14, is in Sierra Leone, and is from a Muslim unreached tribe. He told us that he has been having dreams of Jesus. He explains the dreams to his father, the Iman of the village mosque, but that his father does nothing about it. While we were in the village teaching the Bible, the boy came to us to be baptized. So we went to his father, the Iman, to ask for permission to baptize and tell of his son's decision to follow Jesus. Surprisingly, his father agreed, and we baptized the boy. Upon our return from the river, the Iman told me that he had also been having serious dreams about seeing his son preaching to crowds and in churches. The father, the Islamic spiritual head of the village, said that he appreciates our presence in his village. We are committed to discipling the converts and the baptized.
  • We baptized 24 people and will go back to show the Jesus film tonight.
  • Bohemu is a town of over a hundred inhabitants. After series of discipleship meetings, and 3 nights of revival meetings, 15 persons were baptized. Since the establishment of the town, no Christian gathering has ever taken place, except for today. Praise God a church is finally being established.
  • We need your intervention on the issue of the churchless. We baptized 105 people in a town. There is no church here. We need to plant a church. We have met the last 5 Sundays under a mango tree.
  • We sent out 2 teams. One team baptized 105. The other team baptized 40. Pray that our Lord will protect them in the persecution that is before them.
  • We baptized 23 this morning. The chief of the town also came to us to be baptized. All returned with joy, celebrating. The majority of the villagers are not happy that their chief made decision to become Christian, that he was baptized, and that he has given up Islam.
  • This chief is a regional chief over many chiefs. He is now going from village to village encouraging all the chiefs within his region to give up Islam, become Christian, and be baptized!

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
  • Pray: For our new indigenous missionary team to Guinea. They are going to 2 unreached, Christian-less tribes. Pray that our Lord will reveal where they shall establish their base.
  • Pray: For us we march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: “Finally, our friends, pray for us that the Lord's message may continue to spread rapidly and be received with honor, just as it was among you. Pray also that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people; for not everyone believes the message.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2.

Donations:

100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.


Check Donations:
Please make checks payable to the “Woodside Vision Foundation” designating “Wordsower Africa” on the memo line of the check. Please include your name and address for the receipt, if the information is not already on the check. Mail to:          
Woodside Vision Foundation
6600 Rochester Road
Troy Michigan 48085

If you have questions or problems with donations or want to contact me, Kim Smith, then
email me at kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com. I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Summary of financial report for May:

$1,240 – Employee pay for 8 employees, Zwedru base
$905 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$691 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$2,762 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$974 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$1,217 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$665 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$24 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$180 - Adult Literacy
$35 – Video department
$12 – Optical department
$5,018 – Construction project – building a new kitchen
$1,718 - Wordsower Bible Institute, 2-week class, Level 3, Zwedru, Liberia
$1,583 - Wordsower Bible Institute, 2-week class, Level 4, Zwedru, Liberia
$1,600 – Grand Capemont County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes 
$1,500 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,800 – Lofa County Missionary base rent
$1,600 - Gbarpolu County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,635 – Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$795 – Sierra Leone base rent
$2,500 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$1,000 – 1 new motorbike for Guinea team
$1,000 – Guinea Missionary team
$2,000 – Missionary Aviation Fellowship – they fly our supplies to us. Road impassible
$195 – ITEC – Missionary training organization that came and trained base leaders in mechanics
$328 – Bank fees, the cost of receiving and sending money from USA and our international bases
Total – $32,957

Friday, May 27, 2022

April 2022 End of Month Report

April 2022 End of Month Report

3 - Countries: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Liberia
6 - Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County; Sinje, Grand Capemont County, Voinjama, Lofa County and Gbarpolu County, 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone
21 - Total counties we ministered in
208 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
188 - Total mission trips 
155 - Persons were baptized
117 - WBI attended the level 3 section held in Bopolu, Gbarpolu County
65 - WBI attended the level 2 section held in Yandohun, Lofa County
41 - WBI attended the level 3 section held in Konia, Lofa County
96 - Churches where we did leader trainings
5,119 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 29 locations and 40 times shown
282 - Attended our 1-3 day trainings in 7 locations
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
33 - Dental patients, 26 teeth pulled
84 - Adult literacy school
36,000 - Copies printed, 139 booklets made (English)

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad. Only in the unity 
of us all can the above be a reality and even increase. We have spread across Liberia and are in
the neighboring countries where we evangelize, disciple and church plant. 

The support of other Christian organizations, American volunteers, and donors allow us to take the gospel of our Lord to the lost, to the unreached tribes and to train pastors.

Our second printing press arrived:


The arrival of this press was made possible because of the unity of our Lord’s people! Lee Trisler, Ben Honaker and others rebuilt, cleaned, prepared, and shipped the, 900 pound, press to Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) dock on the East Coast. CAM then put it into a container that was transported across the sea in a ship. CAM is a large worldwide Christian missionary organization. CAM then shipped it to their warehouse in Liberia. They stored it, transferred it to their truck and hauled it to the Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) hangar at no charge. MAF loaded it on their plane and flew it to our Zwedru base. After it arrived in Zwedru our leaders picked it up, loaded it on a truck that brought it to our base. We now have a much needed second press. Thank you to all who were involved! The together the videos are 3:15 seconds long.

ITEC (Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center):

ITEC has come to us and trained us 4 times. They have trained us in dental tooth extraction, optical and video production. On this visit they trained us in mechanical. We now have on every one of our 7 bases a mechanically trained leader with tools. They are now competently trained to repair our generators and motorbikes. Below is a 3-minute video of our training.

LN4 Foundation and Ana DeCarvalho:

The LN4 Foundation has shipped us prosthetic hands in the past. The picture below, are barrels with 200 more prosthetic hands to be delivered to our base in Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone’s past barbaric war, rebels cut off hundreds of limbs. We share the gospel; we also compassionately meet critical needs of the people. Ana DeCarvalho has been packing and sending us barrels full of supplies for several years. Thank you LN4 and Ana!

World Missionary Press:

For many years WMP has been sending us free Bibles and evangelistic tracts. Now on ship, crossing the ocean, is 6,800 pounds, over 141,000, items that include Bible tracts, discipleship material and French Bibles. They are being shipped through the services of CAM, mentioned above, and will be flown by MAF to our Zwedru base.

Motorbikes have arrived: 

The bikes have been sent to all our 7 bases in 4 countries. The bikes are our calvary. The 4 hooved transporter of warriors of old has been replaced with two wheels (unfortunately bikes don’t graze, gas here is $8 a gallon!). Because of these bikes we are able to transport our warriors of God. This month our warriors boldly advanced into the strongholds of Satan, going on 188 missions, into 208 communities baptizing 155. The bikes come in crates we have to put them together.

The fruit of His Worldwide, United Church

Testimonies from our bases:

A new church under the trees:
“A Church has been birthed in Makonde Village with 27 in attendance. Currently the are meeting under trees. Later we will assist them in building construction. Let us pray for the newly created church to have a place of worship and that a passionate leader would arise.” They are of the unreached Tenme-Banta tribe. The video is 1:20 seconds long.

“Good day, brethren in the Lord. Our Lord is doing miracles in the lives of many people of the Muslim unreached tribes. We showed the Jesus Film, in their language, last evening just a few miles from our base. 5 gave their lives to Christ. To my surprise one called, the next morning, and said that they were ready to be baptized. The surprise is that former Muslims are calling us, asking us to come and baptize them. We immediately came, and ended up baptizing 10.” 

“We went to a remote churchless village of the Tenme-Banta tribe to show the Jesus film, in their language. The rain destroyed our ability to complete the showing. As we were hastily packing the equipment, the imam (Muslim spiritual leader) came to us, and asked us to return and finish the show. Of course, with joy, we granted his request.”

“Praise God, for the safe return of our trained disciples. They were three days on mission, visiting 9 churchless villages. 34 were baptized. In one of the villages the 87-year-old town chief gave his life to Christ and was baptized. Be in prayer with us as we battle against the kingdom of darkness.” 

“We are showing the Jesus Film in front of a mosque. The imam is furious. But there is nothing he can do because all 56 of the villagers are happily watching the film, in their local language. They are from the Futha unreached tribe.”

“We went to a very remote town. It took 3 hours off the road to reach them. We were received with joy. The town chief said that people hardly ever reach them. It was a wonderful time sharing God’s word. Thank God for His guidance and direction.”

A new church among the Tenme-Banta unreached Muslim tribe: 
The video is 1:15 seconds long.

We build the roof; they build the walls:

In Liberia we say, “I wash your back, you wash your belly.” The congregation should build their building. But sometimes new churches in third world countries need a little help. So, we will put up the roof and they will put up the walls. The cost of a church roof is about $600. The men make the dirt block and the women carry them. The video is 1:15 seconds long.

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
  • Pray: For our new indigenous missionary team to Guinea. They are going to 2 unreached, Christian-less tribes. Pray that our Lord will reveal where they shall establish their base.
  • Pray: For us we march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: “Finally, our friends, pray for us that the Lord's message may continue to spread rapidly and be received with honor, just as it was among you. Pray also that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people; for not everyone believes the message.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2.

Donations:

100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online and select "PARTNERSHIP - WORDSOWER AFRICA"

Check Donations:
Please make checks payable to the “Woodside Vision Foundation” designating “Wordsower Africa” on the memo line of the check. Please include your name and address for the receipt, if the information is not already on the check. Mail to:          
Woodside Vision Foundation
6600 Rochester Road
Troy Michigan 48085

If you have questions or problems with donations or want to contact me, Kim Smith, then
email me at kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com. I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Summary of financial report for April:

$1,240 – Employee pay for 8 employees, Zwedru base
$1,182– Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$737 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$4,938 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$794 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$1,217 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$645 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$257 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$683 – Bookstore – Zwedru base
$80 - Adult Literacy – Zwedru base
$2,456 – Construction project – building a new kitchen
$307 - Wordsower Bible Institute – Zwedru student expenses
$1,930 - Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week class, Gbarpolu County, Liberia
$686 - Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week class, Yandohun city, Lofa County, Liberia
$1,125 - Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week class, Konia city, Lofa County, Liberia
$1,930 - Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week class, Gbarpolu County, Liberia
$1,600 – Grand Capemont County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes 
$1,600 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,600 - Gbarpolu County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,656 – Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$3,000 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$7,512 – 5 new motorbikes
$950 – Money stolen from Zwedru base
$180 - Government tax
$255 – Bank fees
Total – $38,560

Thursday, April 21, 2022

March 2022 End of Month Report

3 - Countries: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Liberia

6 - Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County; Sinje, Grand Capemont County,
     Voinjama, Lofa County and Gbarpolu County, 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone
19 - Total counties we ministered in
346 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
238 - Total mission trips   
48 - Persons were baptized
26 - Attended the Wordsower Bible Institute level 2, 2-week class, held in Zwedru, Liberia
23 - Attended the Wordsower Bible Institute level 3, 1 week class, held in Ivory Coast
63 - Attended the Wordsower Bible Institute level 2, 1-week class, held in Bomi County, Liberia
65 - Churches we did training of their leaders
6,835 - Viewed the Jesus Film shown 60 times
703 - Attended our 1-3 day trainings in 7 locations
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
15 - Dental patients, 18 teeth pulled
10 - Adult literacy school
10 – Optical patients
 88,000 - Copies printed, 651 booklets made (English)

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad. Only in the unity
of us all can the above be a reality and even increase. We have spread across Liberia and are in
the neighboring countries where we evangelize, disciple and church plant. We train, form and send indigenous missionary teams into the unreached tribes of West Africa.
 
Last month we went on 238 mission trips. A mission trip can last from a few hours up to a week. Each mission team returns with testimonies. I will mention just a few from the hundreds that occur reach month. Purposely names of communities and leaders are left out:
 
One of our indigenous missionary teams reported, “We are in a churchless village of an unreached Muslim tribe. We were ready to show the Jesus Film in their Limba language. The Iman (The Islamic spiritual leader, similar to a pastor) and other members of the Mosque begged us to not show the film!…. until they had finished their evening prayers so they could all watch it together!!!! So, we waited, with joy, and are now showing. Almost all the village is watching.”
 
 

We have a Wordsower Africa chat page. This was sent to the page, “Good morning, soldiers of the living God. We are sending out 2 teams for 5 days each. One team is made up of 2 old women who are very active in the faith. Both are from the unreached Tenme-Banta tribe. The other team is of two men, disciples that we have trained. Each team is assigned to go to Tenme-Banta tribal villages that do not want to see Christians coming into their village to share the Gospel. Pray for them.” I’m reminded of the verses in 2 Timothy. Paul was instructing Timothy.  He said, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” Our indigenous missionary team raises up disciples from within unreached tribes and then sends them back into their unreached tribe.

  These two teams were sent out, going from village to village, among their own people, into a closed, resistant, churchless Muslim region. We did not know what would happen to them. One of the teams returned with amazing testimonies. They had baptized 34!!!  These verses come to mind: 
  • The story of Jesus healing of the demon possessed man. “As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed. Mark 5:18-20. 
  • I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.” Romans 10:20 
A few days after the Tenme-Banta men returned from baptizing the 34, they returned to the same region. This time they baptized 19 more. We learned long ago to, “Just show up”. All we have to do is look for the ones He has already prepared for salvation. And, as taught in scripture, we continue to return to the place of harvest to continue to bring in the harvest and train disciples. 
  • “He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.” John 6:65
  • “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” John 6:37
  • “So, he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. Acts 17:17
  • He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 10 This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.” Acts 19:9-10
This is the testimony of a former Muslim of the Tenme-Banta unreached tribe. “I accepted Christ because He is the true door to heaven… I have been a Muslim all my life. For the past 20 years I have been the secretary general of our Mosque. When I became a Christian, they fired me and put me into a big problem. Now how will I complete the construction of my house?” We will assist him in the completion of his house.Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10. 2 Timothy 3:12, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”   

We evangelize and disciple and then form fellowships in Tenme-Banta towns. The pictures below are of a new congregation and church building within one of their towns. This is the first church ever in this town.


ITEC (Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center) has visited us 4 times. They have trained us in dental tooth extraction, optical and video production. On this visit they trained us in mechanical. We now have on every one of our 7 bases a mechanically trained leader with tools. They are competently trained to repair our generators and motorbikes. Below is a 3-minute video of our training.

Watch on YouTube

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
  • Pray: For our new indigenous missionary team to Guinea. They are going to 2 unreached, Christian-less tribes. Pray that our Lord will reveal where they shall establish their base.
  • Pray: For us we march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: “Finally, our friends, pray for us that the Lord's message may continue to spread rapidly and be received with honor, just as it was among you. Pray also that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people; for not everyone believes the message.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2.

Donations:

100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online and select "PARTNERSHIP - WORDSOWER AFRICA"

Check Donations:
Please make checks payable to the “Woodside Vision Foundation” designating “Wordsower Africa” on the memo line of the check. Please include your name and address for the receipt, if the information is not already on the check. Mail to:          
Woodside Vision Foundation
6600 Rochester Road
Troy Michigan 48085

If you have questions or problems with donations or want to contact me, Kim Smith, then
email me at kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com. I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Summary of financial report for February:

I’m sorry to report that this month we will not be able to provided an itemized expense list. Our leaders responsible for the financial report are in other counties and countries training. Next month we will include our financial report.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

February 2022 End of Month Report

3 - Countries: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Liberia

6 - Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County; Sinje, Grand Capemont County, Voinjama, Lofa County and Gbarpolu County, 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone
18 - Total counties we ministered in
212 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
204 - Total mission trips 
134 - Persons were baptized
28 – Attended the Wordsower Bible Institute level 1 class held in Zwedru, Liberia
13 – Attended the Wordsower Bible Institute level 1 class held in Ivory Coast
6 - Muslims confessed Christ
96 - Churches we visited and worked with
3,150 - Viewed the Jesus Film in 23 locations, shown 31 times
754 - Attended our 1-3 day trainings in 14 locations
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
13 - Dental patients, 24 teeth pulled
10 - Adult literacy school
86,000 - Copies printed, 139 booklets made (English)

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad. Only in the unity 
of us all can the above be a reality and even increase. We have spread across Liberia and are in
the neighboring countries where we evangelize, disciple and church plant. 

Last month we went on 204 mission trips. A mission trip can last from a few hours up to a week. Each mission team returns with testimonies. I will mention just a couple from the hundreds we receive each month:

Testimony of a new disciple:

Mary is from the Tenme-Banta tribe in Sierra Leone. She is 28 years old. When she was 12 rebels captured her as she was swimming with some friends in a creek. The rebels took her to their base where they severely beat her, tortured her, burnt her with red hot metal irons, raped her and cut off her right hand. Miraculously, she was able to escape into the bush. For 3 days she hid alone, without food, water or medical treatment. She was found, near death, with bad infections, by a man who returned her to her family. Unfortunately, after several years and many operations her arm had to be amputated. Her family was Muslim.

A few months ago, our Sierra Leone indigenous missionary team called a meeting of handicapped amputees. They fitted prosthetic hands on 30 amputees (300 more are now being shipped to us for others). Mary was one of them that showed for the meeting. By now, she was already a baptized Christian. After the meeting she invited some of our team to her home to learn more about Wordsower. Her sisters were also there out of curiosity. For the next several months she, and some of her family, were discipled in our bi-weekly base meetings.  

The Sierra Leone team invited the disciples to travel to Liberia to be discipled on our main base, in Liberia, for several months. Mary filled with passion volunteered to go. But there was a problem, she was scheduled to be married! She had a meeting with her fiancĂ© and the two families. They all agreed to go ahead and perform the marriage ceremony… without her!!! While with us in Liberia, she was married to her husband, while he was in Sierra Leone. Mary is now with us here, and her new husband is in Sierra Leone, waiting. That is sacrificial passion!! Mary says, “Time is short, my tribe must know of Christ and His sacrifice.” Her plans are to return to her husband and start a discipleship group within her unreached Muslim tribe, the tribe who had captured and hurt her.

Her story reminds me of the passion of Christ. Satan thought that his torture and murder of Christ would be his greatest victory. We all know that it turned out to be his greatest defeat. In a sense, Mary also was raised from the dead. She will soon be destroying the strongholds of Satan, through Christ. Again, what appeared to be Satan’s victory has turned out to be his defeat.    

Testimony of boldly advancing into the stronghold of Satan:

Our Sierra Leone indigenous missionary team, residing within the unreached Muslim Tenme-Banta tribe, has made several visits to one of their towns. They had evangelized, discipled and baptized 60 before starting a new fellowship of believers. Our team scheduled a 2-day training there. The resident Muslim witch prophesied that our team was evil and demonic, and that if any more were baptized in her town then they would surely die. She also announced that the construction of a church building in their town would be a town curse. 30 attended the 2-day conference and 17 were baptized, a total of 77 have now been baptized. No one died and a church building is under construction.  


In Margibi County, Liberia. We participated in the starting, financing and constructing of a new church. The structure is now finished. Seating is not yet complete. 

According to the Joshua Project (joshuproject.net) the countries of West Africa have 393 unreached tribes of 147 million people.  Our Lord has commanded His Church, us, to go, to present Him and His salvation to every tribe, every people and every nation. We continue to train, fruitful, proven disciples to be sent, to go, into these unreached tribes. 

Construction project:

We have a construction project under way. Our kitchen has been a wall-less thatched roof hut. The cooks cook outside when it is not raining and crowd into the hut when raining. They have to fight off chickens, goats, ducks, pigs and human hands from making withdrawals as they cook. Also, dishes and kitchen supplies are stolen as they work. We are building an enclosed building that will properly take care of the needs of our cooks. The estimate for the project is $7,000. A donor has already covered the cost. The 1 ½ minute video shows our current kitchen and the beginnings of our project.

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
  • Pray: For our new indigenous missionary team to Guinea. They are going to 2 unreached, Christian-less tribes. Pray that our Lord will reveal where they shall establish their base.
  • Pray: For us we march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: “Finally, our friends, pray for us that the Lord's message may continue to spread rapidly and be received with honor, just as it was among you. Pray also that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people; for not everyone believes the message.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2.

Donations:

100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online and select "PARTNERSHIP - WORDSOWER AFRICA"

Check Donations:
Please make checks payable to the “Woodside Vision Foundation” designating “Wordsower Africa” on the memo line of the check. Please include your name and address for the receipt, if the information is not already on the check. Mail to:          
Woodside Vision Foundation
6600 Rochester Road
Troy Michigan 48085

If you have questions or problems with donations or want to contact me, Kim Smith, then
email me at kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com. I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Summary of financial report for February:

$1,240 – Employee pay for 8 employees, Zwedru base
$797– Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$606 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$3,658 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$544 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$959 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$667 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$467 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$350 – Bookstore – Zwedru base
$80 - Adult Literacy – Zwedru base
$182 – Construction project – building a new kitchen
$1,792 - Wordsower Bible Institute, 2-week class, Zwedru base
$1,500 – Grand Capemont County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes 
$1,500 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,500 - Gbarpolu County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$2,314 – Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$2,000 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$200 – Bank fees
Total – $20,356

Friday, February 18, 2022

January 2022 End of Month Report

3 - Countries: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Liberia

6 - Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh; Sinje, Grand Cape Mount, Voinjama, Lofa and Gbarpolu), 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone
17 - Total counties we ministered in
221 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
148- Total mission trips 
57 - Persons were baptized
32 - Wordsower Bible Institute attended the level 4 section held in Zwedru
12 - Muslims confessed Christ
111 - Churches we visited and worked with
3,068 - Viewed the Jesus Film in 31 locations
885 - Attended our 1-3 days workshops-training in 15 locations.
22 - Level 2 Bible Institute students, 1-week class in Ivory Coast
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
18 - Dental patients, 21 teeth pulled
12 - Completed Bible Marking
10 - Adult literacy school
48,000 - Copies printed, 119 booklets made (English)

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad. Only in the unity of us all can the above be a reality and even increase. We have spread across Liberia and are in the neighboring countries where we evangelize, disciple and church plant. 

“For this is what the Lord has commanded us: I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” Acts 13:47

The command and mission of our Lord’s church is to bring the Light of Salvation, Jesus Christ, to the ends of the earth, through evangelism, discipleship, church planting. Our passion is to train and send indigenous missionary teams, to the unreached tribes of West Africa, to evangelize, disciple and start churches. We also seek after the lost in remote hard to reach towns and villages of the reached tribes. If churches exist, we will train and strengthen them. If churches do not exist, we will train leaders from within the community to start a church.  We have become an indigenous missionary training and sending hub, and a missionary training boot camp for those of other nations who feel called to become missionaries.

Wordsower Africa in Sierra Leone:

Our Sierra Leone indigenous missionary team is ministering within the Tenme-Banta tribe. This tribe is a resistant Muslim tribe that had no known evangelical Christians. When we first entered their towns and villages, we are not welcome and told to leave… but every locked door has a key. They have never seen a big screen movie, nor any movie in their own language. The opportunity for such an epic event is always allowed and is never refused, the door is opened. 


After the show there are always new converts. These converts are given a Bible study program:
Soon after they are baptized:


Then they gather for additional Bible teaching:


And form into a church that meets under the trees:


Or in old abandoned dilapidated buildings:


Last week our Sierra Leone missionary team contacted me and said that they needed a church building. The rainy season was coming and they needed a place to meet inside. They needed $650 to construct their building. I only spoke to our Lord about the need. 3 days later, I received a phone call from a man who had felt compelled by our Lord to ask about our needs. Prayer answered!!! The money has been sent!! The building has been started and will be completed before the rains hit!

Wordsower Africa in Liberia: 

Liberia, Zwedru, is our main base for Wordsower Africa. This base is the father and the feeder of the work in West Africa. From this base, we have trained and sent out indigenous missionary teams into all 6 unreached tribes of Liberia.

Wordsower Africa in Ivory Coast:  

Ivory Coast has 36 unreached tribes of over 7 million people. The team is training and sending disciples into several of these tribes.

Wordsower Africa in Guinea:  

Our team to Guinea is 100% funded for the next two years. We are now preparing the team to be sent. They have gone into Guinea on several missions spying out the land. By the first of 2022, we expect to have the team placed and in full operation.  

According to the Joshua Project (joshuproject.net) the countries of West Africa have 393 unreached tribes of 147 million people.  Our Lord has commanded His Church, us, to go, to present Him and His salvation to every tribe, every people and every nation. We continue to train, fruitful, proven disciples to be sent, to go, into these unreached tribes. 

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
  • Pray: For our new indigenous missionary team to Guinea. They are going to 2 unreached, Christian-less tribes. Pray that our Lord will reveal where they shall establish their base.
  • Pray: For us we march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: “Finally, our friends, pray for us that the Lord's message may continue to spread rapidly and be received with honor, just as it was among you. Pray also that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people; for not everyone believes the message.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2.

Donations:

100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online and select "PARTNERSHIP - WORDSOWER AFRICA"

Check Donations:
Please make checks payable to the “Woodside Vision Foundation” designating “Wordsower Africa” on the memo line of the check. Please include your name and address for the receipt, if the information is not already on the check. Mail to:          
Woodside Vision Foundation
6600 Rochester Road
Troy Michigan 48085

If you have questions or problems with donations or want to contact me, Kim Smith, then
email me at kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com. I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Summary of financial report for January:

$1,240 – Employee pay for 8 employees, Zwedru base
$572– Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$642 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$2,649 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$1,135 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$845 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$669 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$21 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$200 – Bookstore – Zwedru base
$80 - Adult Literacy – Zwedru base
$0 – Optical
$132 - Dental
$2,013 - Wordsower Bible Institute, 2-week class, Zwedru base
$1,500 – Grand Capemont County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes 
$1,500 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,500 - Gbarpolu County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,800 – Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$2,790 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$171 – Miscellaneous 
$200 – Bank fees
Total – $19,659