Monday, January 16, 2023

December 2022 End of Month Report

4 - Countries that have Wordsower Africa bases: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia
7 - Bases - 4 in Liberia, 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone, 1 base in Guinea
19 - Total counties we ministered in
217 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
33 - Churches we visited and worked with 
2 - Churches started
123 - Total mission trips
142 - Persons were baptized
403 - Confessions of Christ for salvation
23 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute level 2 Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia 
27 - Attended our One-week Level 2 training in Man City, Ivory Coast 
1,071 - Attended our 2 days workshops-training in 8 locations.
5,604 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 35 locations and 48 times shown.
4 - Community Radio stations broadcasting on
17 - Dental patients, 23 teeth pulled.
7 - Optical clients, 3 gasses service, 4 clients sent to see specialist at the public hospital
11,500 - Press report, Copies printed, 128 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 our Lord’s command to reach the world. Thank you for your active love and faith. Thank you for sacrificing with us. 

Jesus said, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.… 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 6:44 and 65. God draws mankind unto Himself and enables mankind to receive salvation. Jesus also said, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18. Jesus builds His church. 

He has assigned us, His church, to bring the gospel, the knowledge of saving faith, to the world. “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Romans 10:14. Our Lord receives all the Glory. Paul said, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7. Our joy on earth is to be used by Him to reconcile the world unto Himself. Our unity, here in West Africa and abroad, is accomplishing his command to reach the world. 

Our base in Sierra Leone is experiencing a great move of the Holy Spirit. I, Kim Smith, just returned from there. I went to encourage, give additional training and to observe. I was astounded!!! I saw churches in towns of resistant, unreached Muslim tribes that had never in their history had a church. It is estimated that some of these tribes may have only one or two Christians per 100,000 people (joshuaproject.net). Christmas Sunday morning I preached in Malai. Our indigenous missionary team first entered the town 5 months ago and found no Christians. One month ago, we built their church roof. They have already outgrown and put an extension on it. Christmas morning 148 showed for the service. The new church building was overpacked. Continuously benches were brought in and filled throughout the service. Testimonies were given from the Imam (The spiritual leader of their Mosque), the town chief and town elders. Several had walked far to come to the new church. Many said that they wanted a church in their town! This is not an isolated example, there are many other such testimonies in the surrounding counties. Only by a powerful move of the Holy Spirit could the majority of a town, from an unreached Muslim tribe, come to Christ in 5 months. That is not the work of man but of God. We, us here and you there, are His tools that are used for His purposes. The video, below, is less than three minutes long. It tells of some of my experiences in Sierra Leone.


Paul said to the Roman church, “But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there.” Romans 15:23-24. Paul wanted to go into new territory, to new unreached tribes. He asked the church in Rome for financial assistance to go. Times have not changed. 2,000 years later it is the existing churches that send the missionaries into the unreached tribes. It is in our unity, each doing our part, that a great harvest will be realized among the unreached.

Testimonies from our bases

The testimonies below come from our indigenous missionary bases. These bases are strategically located in the midst of resistant, unreached tribes. In the regions of our bases are towns that have never had churches. Within these Satanic strongholds, we are seeing salvations. We then baptize, disciple, and start churches. 

From our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone: 

“The heartbeat of Jesus Christ is that no one should perish. Therefore, we are to sacrifice to complete the mission of Jesus Christ. Where we are, we don't understand the language of the community dwellers. We haven't been here before, but the spirit of God has been leading us to hundreds of churchless communities. To thousands of souls that are perishing. They haven't heard the gospel. They are surprised to see us as Christian missionaries and slaves of the living God. We are to spread the gospel in order to save these souls from hell. We as a team, believe that, EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE NEEDS TO HEAR THE GOSPEL. It's a great task, but with God above, all things are possible.” 

“We had a church service in Kamoria village. We spent the night and showed the Jesus film in their language. The next morning, we had a beautiful church service. Many came, but some of the new converts stayed away because of fear of family and community persecution. We have two spiritual leaders we are training to be elders of the newly birthed church.” 

While I was in Sierra Leone, we had a pastor’s conference. 62 spiritual leaders attended from several churches. Many of these are new pastors that came from the Muslim towns. They loved the teaching and want more teachings.

“We are soldiers, no fear, no worry, no stopping and no resting. We go, the gospel advances.”

From our indigenous missionary team in Gbarpolu County, Liberia:

“Two animistic towns have finally accepted the gospel. One of them, Yakayah, was founded in 1864 by a warrior named Yaka of the unreached Gola tribe. Since the town was established there have been no worship services or a church. This town has been a regional stronghold of witchcraft and the demonic. By the power of God that yoke has been broken. Our team went in and showed the Jesus film. Many accepted Christ. Their first Christmas celebration service was a success. The town chief agreed for us to have the service. Another church is being birthed.” 

“Zelemu town has accepted the gospel. The town elders have given land for the Christians to build a worship center. Another church is being birthed, for the first time, in this town.”

“Madina, the regional Muslim stronghold, has never allowed for Christians to be in their town. Finally they allowed us to have a Christmas celebration. The children were many. Pray with us a church will also be birthed here.” 

“Wordsower is highly regarded. Many pastors, teachers and former Muslims attend our trainings. Muslims are converting to Christ.” 

Thank you! Every donation is important. The work is accomplished by the unity of us all. You are giving unto the Lord. Whether it is large or small that isn’t what is important. But to give as our Lord leads, as He compels each of us, that is what is important. 

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise: We have entered a new year. We thank our Lord for the harvest of 2022.
  • Pray: The roads are bad. It is dangerous for us as we travel on our motorbikes. I had an accident returning from Sierra Leone. My knee is damaged. Another had an accident and his foot is damaged. Please pray for our safety.
  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
  • Pray: As we prepare to send another indigenous missionary team to the Muslim unreached tribes of Sierra Leone. 
  • 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 +231-8813-44417

Summary of financial report for December:

$1,680 – Employee pay for 10 employees, Zwedru base
$359 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$794 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$4,198 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$231 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$515 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$674 - Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$80- Adult Literacy Zedru base
$43 - Video
$30 - Optical
$618- Wordsower Bible Institute, level 2, 2-week class, Zwedru, Liberia
$20 - Printing department – Zwedru base
$2,578- Grand Capemont County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes 
$2,410 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,870 - Gbarpolu County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,900 - Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$2,500 - Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$1,900 - Guinea Missionary team
$360- Government Taxes
$250 - Bank fees, the cost of receiving and sending money from USA and our international bases
$8,900 – Construction – An addition to our Bible school room, offices and dental rooms
Total – $31,910

Monday, November 21, 2022

October 2022 End of Month Report

In October we did:
4 - Countries that have Wordsower Africa bases: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia
7 - Bases - 4 in Liberia (Grand Gedeh County, Grand Capemont County, Lofa County and Gbarpolu County), 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone, and 1 base in Guinea
22 - Total counties we ministered in
299 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
22 - Churches we visited and worked with
1 - Church started
250 - Total mission trips
137 - Persons were baptized
514 – Made a confession of faith in Christ
65 - WBI attended the level 3 class held in Yandohun, Lofa County, Liberia 
76 - WBI attended the level 4 class held in Bopolu, Gbarpolu County, Liberia
41 - WBI attended the level 4 class held in Konia, Lofa County, Liberia
38 - WBI attended the level 4 class held in Blolequin, Ivory Coast
7,079 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 52 locations and 66 times shown
4 - Community Radio stations we are broadcasting on
10 - Adult literacy school in Zwedru
19 - Dental patients, 26 teeth pulled.
39,000 - Press report, Copies printed, 431 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 our Lord’s command to reach the world. Thank you for your active love and faith. Thank you for sacrificing with us. 

An Interview with Thompson Morris

“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.” 2 Tim 2:2. We are commanded to make disciples of all nations. The method chosen to do this is for disciples to make disciples. If each disciple will, obediently, make disciples, and then those disciples will make other disciples, who will then make other disciples, then we will reach every nation. It will be like an out of control virus pandemic. The interview, below, is of Thompson Morris. He is one of many examples we have here. One of our disciples found him working on a road crew. He barely ever attended church. After being discipled by us, he then discipled his family. Next, he discipled his local community by starting a church. After that, he started another church in a churchless community. Now he is discipling Grand Kru County, with disciples he has trained. His vision is to go to the unreached tribes, outside of Liberia, to make disciples. Thompson is taking the mandate of Christ seriously, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8. This 8-minute video is a beautiful example of 2 Timothy 2:2 and Acts 1:8 implemented. 

Just Another Thursday


“Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer… Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering… Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus,” 2 Tim 2:3-10

Testimonies from our bases

The testimonies below come from our indigenous missionary bases. These bases are strategically located in the midst of resistant, unreached tribes. In the regions of our bases are towns and villages that have never had churches. Within these Satanic strongholds, we are seeing salvations. We then baptize, disciple, and start churches. These are only a few of many testimonies we receive every month.

From our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone:

A few months ago we built the new Christian fellowship in Makondeh village a church building. Never had there been a church in this village before. They are of the Temne-Banta tribe. This tribe is an unreached Muslim tribe that was supposed to have no Christians before we arrived. The village now has a healthy growing church. Another ministry arrived and set up a mobile free clinic. Amos, our Sierra Leone country director wrote, “We are now at the Makonde village church. A ministry called African Christian Fellowship came to do free medical services. More than a thousand people people have come to the church we built.”

After African Christian Fellowship free clinic left, the chief of the village went to Amos. Amos writes about his meeting with him, “Mr Saidu Kabia, age 75, is the chief of the Makondeh village. This village was a churchless community, we built a church opposite the mosque, yesterday in an interview with the chief he confessed that all of his five children and his wife should be attending church services and take Christianity very serious. Because since the arrival of Christianity in the village, development has begun to enter the village. His family should worship Jesus Christ and stop going to the mosque.” Our Lord’s one-two punch! 

"What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” 1 Corinthians 3:5-9.

“Waoo!!!!! What a great miraculous testimony from the churchless village of Makorie. We baptized 11 people this morning in a small creek. The Lord brought a blind, old, Muslim, Temne-Banta, woman to the creek. She asked us to baptize her. After we baptized her, she was rejoicing and singing songs in her native language (Temne). I asked her why the singing? She replied that Jesus is the best and only person who can forgive her sins… Be in prayer with her as she was touched by the Spirit to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and savior in her old age. Everybody everywhere needs to hear the Gospel.”

“God is good all of the time, especially today! We showed the Jesus film, in Temne dialect, at the Makoloh village with the attendance of nearly 300 people. Out of the said numbers, 3 people put their faith in the Lord and were baptized. We are moving, the gospel is advancing… A few days later… They are now requesting for a place of worship. We will meet with them this morning to see how best we can plant a church, do regular visitation, and training.” 

“Thank you, Jesus, for the 17 souls that got baptized this morning in Patefu Manokoh village. The unreached people are day by day coming to Jesus Christ with passion. Pray that our Lord will increase the passion of us all. Everybody everywhere needs to hear the Gospel. We must go!”

“We are to complete the mission of Jesus Christ, the sole authority of our lives. Make the mission more important than your life and always be willing to perform a task far greater than you. Dream about going. Talk about going. Live by going. We are one, united and glorious family, in the Lord.”

From our indigenous missionary team in Ivory Coast:

“A new group of disciples has started an independent church and are growing. Nine of them came for our level 4 class… Another Group of disciples have formed a church, which Emmanuel Tooua works with… We baptized 12 persons on the 30th of October… A Muslim leader, of 14 years, converted to Christ Jesus. He is now a Wordsower trainee. He taught, in our level 4 class, on, “How to reach Muslims”. He's a potential missionary to the Muslims.”

From our indigenous missionary team in Lofa County, Liberia:

“Our mission to the unreached regions, 2 days ago, was very good. The town called Mavinkonnedu has had no church since the town was built. We did teaching, and they understood. Some of the Muslims want a church to be in their town. A man named Mr. Mulbah, a Muslim, said that he will surely be part of the church that will be established in their town. He was bold to tell his people to be part of the Christians. Another man name Thomas Kollie, a Christian, told us that he will also encourage more people to attend the church. After our discussion, Mr. Mulbah went to the town chief and told him everything. The chief agreed and gave us permission to start a church in his town... We have scheduled a mission to carry the Jesus film to show to them.”

“Our mission still continued. We reached a town called Krukan, a traditional Muslim town. We introduced ourselves, the Wordsower mission, and taught them the lesson, “God created you.” They accepted the teaching. We asked them if there is a church in their town.  They said NO!! We asked them why. A Muslim baby mother, by the name of Fatu, said to us that, the traditional people won't allow a church to be here. Since the town was built, there has been no church. She said, we don't have even one Christian person here. We told them that we will continue to be with them.”

“A pastor from Selega town, came to us. He said to us that they want Wordsower to conduct a one-day training and show the Jesus film. They said, they don't have a church building but have made 3,000 mud bricks. They need Wordsower to help them with their church building. We agreed to help.”

“We went to Kollie town and showed the Jesus film. People came from Guinea, across the border, to watch the show. They are the only town that has a church in this unreached region. The pastor said that he needs Wordsower’s help to better reestablish the church. We agreed to help. We thank God for allowing us to go on mission. We have more to do for Christ.”

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise: We continue to advance into the strongholds of Satan without serious persecution.
  • Pray: For increased donations so that we may continue to advance into unreached tribes.
  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel.
  • Pray: As we prepare to create and send another indigenous missionary team to the Muslim unreached tribes of Sierra Leone.
  • 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 +231-8813-44417

Thursday, October 13, 2022

September 2022 End of Month Report

4 - Countries that have Wordsower Africa bases: 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
18 - Total counties we ministered in
214 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
26 - Churches we visited and worked with and started 1 church
198 - Total mission trips
84 - Persons were baptized
29 - WBI attended the level 4, 2-week section held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County
51 - WBI attended the level 3, 1-week section held in Jenneh #3, Bomi County
356 - Attended our 2 days workshops-training in 7 locations.
6,051 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 39 locations and 50 times shown.
4 - Community Radio stations broadcasting on
10 - Adult literacy school in Zwedru
21 - Dental patients, 22 teeth pulled
39,000 - Press report, Copies printed, 431 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 our Lord’s command to reach the world. Thank you for your active love and faith. Thank you for sacrificing with us.

“In a London newspaper in the early part of the 20th century it said, “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return doubtful.” The add was placed by Sir Ernest Shackleton, who was looking for men to go to the South Pole. He received an overwhelming response.”* Jesus has invited us to join Him in a hazardous journey. He promises small wages, constant danger, and to send us into complete darkness to bring His light. Safe return doubtful. Sir Ernest Shackleton sought men for temporal glory and received an overwhelming response. Our Lord seeks to send His Church for His eternal Glory. You are invited.

“Jesus sent out with the following instructions… “Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts — no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff… “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. you will…be flogged… When they arrest you, do not worry.” Matt 10:5-19.  “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. “You are the light of the world… In the same way, let your light shine before others.” Matt 5:14-16

Below is an interview with Victoria Toteh. She is illiterate, single, has 5 children, is unemployed and lives in extreme poverty. Yet, she will be without excuse when she stands before our Lord in judgement. At her judgement, I believe He will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21.

Victoria’s English may be a little hard to understand but I believe you will understand most of it. This video is a little longer than others I send. It is 8 ¾ minutes long. I know people are busy and don’t want long videos, so I painfully chopped out much of her story.  

We received a donation of 200 prosthetic hands from the LN4 Foundation. They have donated to us before. During West African civil wars, the rebels commit atrocities to humanity that cause me to cringe. Their common terrorist brutality was to cut off hands and arms of innocent surviving residents after massacring a village. Those who were dismembered would then run to the next village seeking help and telling them to run that the rebels were coming. Today there are hundreds that have survived with appendages removed. No organization, that I know of, is doing anything to assist them. Wordsower Africa is responding with the love of Christ. As we assist and share the saving gospel of our Lord. The 2 ½ minute video and pictures below are a testimony of love.


Testimonies from our bases

The testimonies below come from our indigenous missionary bases. These bases are strategically located in the midst of resistant, unreached tribes. In the regions of our bases are towns that have never had churches. In the midst of these strongholds, we are seeing salvations. We then baptize, disciple and start churches.

From Field leaders on our main Zwedru base, Liberia:

“I am praying for Grand Kru county. Praying for intensive discipleship and trainings. We are committed to get to the bottom of the county. No stopping until we get to the entire county, we are the powerful field leaders of Wordsower Africa.”

From our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone:

“Tonight 26 people were baptized in a churchless community. Thank you, Jesus, for your direction and guidance upon us. Always send us Lord, we are available, we are your servants and soldiers.”

“Thanks, and appreciation to the family of Wordsower for the church building.” Sent from the Makondeh village church.

“At the conclusion of a town hall meeting with the elders and community, of a churchless town, called Malai, they agreed to provide two plots of land to be used for church purposes free of charge. Glory be to God! We are moving, the gospel is advancing.”

From our indigenous missionary team in Grand Capemont County, Liberia:

We had decided to erect a new roof for a house church that had outgrown their house (we do the roof they do the walls and floor). That same hour I received a messenger text from a woman that had never donated before. She said she wanted to make a donation to build a church. It was confirmed, by our Lord, that she knew the voice of God and was an obedient servant. It was also confirmed that our Lord supported our decision to put up a church roof.

“Brother Musa Kiazolu was wounded during the war. Rebels cut off his hand. He's been in this situation since the nineties during Taylor's war, over 30 years ago. Musa has been hoping and praying for such an opportunity like this. He now has the use of his arm.”

“Our level 3 training ended yesterday. Three Muslims attended the training and one was baptized from Kankar Town. The story of this lady is very sorrowful. She called me last night crying on the phone telling me that the entire town was against her, swearing and abusing her the whole of last night. This is the same lady that became Christian earlier. Her husband abandoned her with five children. We have been assisting her. We need your prayers and support so the family will reconsider their actions and let her be! God bless you all.”

Thank you! Every donation is important. The work is accomplished by the unity of us all. You are giving unto the Lord. Whether it is large or small that isn’t what is important. But to give as our Lord leads, as He compels each of us. That is what is important. 

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise: We received and have started fitting prosthetic hands
  • Pray: For increased donations so that we may continue to advance into the strongholds of Satan
  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
  • Pray: As we prepare to create and send another indigenous missionary team to the Muslim unreached tribes of Sierra Leone.
  • 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 +231-8813-44417

Summary of financial report for September:

$1,792 – Employee pay for 10 employees, Zwedru base
$769 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$851 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$3,132 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$575 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$888 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base
$666 - Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$80 - Adult Literacy
$50 - Video
$60 - Optical
$1,761 - Wordsower Bible Institute, level 4, 2-week class, Zwedru, Liberia
$790 - Wordsower Bible Institute, level 3, 1-week class, Bomi County, Liberia
$551 - Printing department – Zwedru base
$3,900 - 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
$1,900 - Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$2,500 - Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$1,600 - Guinea Missionary team
$206 - Missionary Aviation Fellowship
$190 - Government Taxes
$318 - Bank fees, the cost of receiving and sending money from USA and our international bases
Total – $25,779

*Climbing Higher by Roger Dixon page 137

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

August 2022 End of Month Report

4 – Countries that have Wordsower Africa bases: 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
26 - Total counties we ministered in
282 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
31 - Churches we visited and worked with
195 - Total mission trips
211 - Persons were baptized
45- WBI attended the level 2 section held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County
42- WBI attended the level 3 section held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County
811 - Attended our 2 day trainings in 19 locations.
5,644 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 53 locations and 61 times shown.
4 - Community Radio stations broadcasting on
13 - Adult literacy school
11 - Dental patients, 15 teeth pulled.
76,000 - Press report, Copies printed, 206 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. 
  
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Romans 15:5-6. We, His Church, should be united as one mind, one voice, one mission. In this we best “glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Denominations should not divide us. Christ said, A kingdom divided cannot stand.

We had a big problem! We have bases in the French speaking nations of Guinea and Ivory Coast. Hundreds of former Muslims are becoming Christian. We were not able to find French Bibles for them. But we fret not, for the ministry belongs to our Lord, and He will provide. 

His answer to the problem was to unite 7 different ministries to provide the unreached Muslim tribes with 141,000 French NT Bibles and scripture tracts. The load weighed almost 7,000 pounds. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” World Missionary Press, in Indiana, printed them and shipped them to Christian Aid Ministries on the East coast for free. Christian Aid Ministries put them in a container and shipped them across the ocean at cost. When our load arrived, they took it from the port to their warehouse. Then they put our load on their truck and carried it, for free, to the third ministry, Hope 2, for free storage. The fourth ministry, Kingdom Earth Builders, took a truck load to Missionary Aviation Fellowship, the fifth ministry, to be flown to our base in Zwedru which is close to the French speaking Ivory Coast border. Kingdom Earth Builders again hauled a load, on trailer, to the sixth ministry, Hope in the Harvest Missions International, in the city of Ganta They are close to the French speaking Guinea border. From Zwedru and Ganta, our Wordsower Africa leaders, the seventh ministry, have started taking them in 55-gallon barrels across the borders to our bases there. Our base leaders will give the Bibles and scripture tracts to the new converts to use for evangelism, discipleship and church planting. You, the donors, are also included in this project because of your donations we were able to cover the, “at cost” expenses of some of these ministries.  

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts…” Romans 12:4-6. Each of these ministries have different gifts, functions, beliefs, methods and specific callings. But these differences did not cause division, because we are all united in the one mission of strengthening and enlarging His Church. Paul asked our Lord’s Church to be, “like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Doing nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.” Phil 2:3. Mission accomplished!!! “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Ps 133:1.

The 6 ½ minute video, below, is about us loading the French Bibles for our Missionary Aviation Fellowship flight from Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, to our main base in Zwedru:

The pictures show Jesse of Kingdom Earth Builders transporting a trailer load of the Bibles to Ganta, Liberia. Ganta is close to the Guinea border. From Ganta the Bibles will be put in barrels for crossing into Guinea.

The 1-minute video, below, is an example of the hardships we encounter when transferring the Bibles and supplies in barrels across the border of Ivory Coast and Guinea.

Samantha Lloyd and Hanna Pittman are preparing to be missionaries. They have spent 3 months with us in Liberia as interns. The internship was a test to confirm their call. They have had a multitude of experiences and gone through many hardships. Their test results are an “A.” Our Lord’s church has the assignment to train and send missionaries to the unreached. After the three months with us they flew to a country in Asia that does not allow Christians to witness. They will be there as undercover witnesses for another 4 months. Below is a 1-minute video showing them in action. 

Testimonies from our bases

The testimonies below come from our indigenous missionary bases. These bases are strategically located in the midst of resistant, unreached tribes. In the regions of our bases are towns that have never had churches. In the midst of these strongholds, we are seeing salvations. We are baptizing, discipling and starting churches. 

From Field leaders on our main Zwedru base, Liberia:

“There is a town in Grand Gedeh, Liberia called Dejieh. There was no church. The town was a powerful Animist, demonic stronghold. Their spiritual leader, called the devil, had made a law, stating that, no one was to go to church, no church was allowed in his town and no one was to baptize. The penalty for breaking this law was the fine of one cow. It was also stated and known that if anyone tried to enter the town with Christianity that they will be severally punished. Yet, our Wordsower Africa disciples entered knowing the threat and consequences. Many came to Christ through their fearless efforts, including the devil himself!!! Our team goes to them discipling regularly. The town has agreed that they need a church and has given land for a church. When the former devil was asked about the town laws, he stated, “It is God who will do His work in this town.” This type of testimony is common. We have never entered an Animistic demonic stronghold, through Christ, and not crumbled its foundation. It baffles me, why do these places still exist? Pray for this town. Pray for more workers. Pray for increased resources so that we can continue our advance.

From our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone: 

“We are very grateful to God almighty for the safe arrival of our soldiers, Jonathan and Prince, from a 4-day mission in which 33 souls were baptized. 7 of these were converted from Islam to Christianity through the teaching of scripture. Pray that God will strengthen them as receive family and community prosecution. Indeed, Jesus is Lord.”   

“Makondeh is one of the churchless towns in which we baptized 74 people in the month of May. We established a house church under a mango tree. The community people provided us with three town lots to be used for church purposes. We are kindly requesting a sum of $150 to complete the project.”

“We baptized 25 Souls, all from Islam, today in the Mafaray village in a great move of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said to his loving disciples (you and I), “Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And I am with you always, to the end of age.” (Matthew 28:20). Lord Jesus thank you for always being with us and sending us to do your work. As you will, we will follow. Everybody everywhere needs to hear the Gospel. Your prayers are needed for these new converts.”

“One of our teams returned on base, with joy. They showed the Jesus film twice in Kono City, one night in Jama Swefeh village, and one night in Lebanon village. They baptized 12. We thank God for the great work He has done through these soldiers. Everybody everywhere needs to hear the gospel. Here we go!!!!!”

From one of our indigenous team in Gbarpolu, Liberia: 

“We closed our adult literacy school today. By the grace of God, the students performed great. In the class two Muslims have become Christian and are now active in the church.”  

Our people conducted training in Jungle James camp. It is a gold mining community. Many of the mineral boys attended because the rain had flooded out their work. Many rejected and returned to the camp. But, praise God, some stayed and heard the message. We need your prayers, Wordsower Africa is entering another stronghold.

From our indigenous missionary team in Grand Capemont County, Liberia: 

“It's so encouraging, we took a risk in the regions of Gawolo and Gola Konnah showing the Jesus film for many days, going from town to town. We were showing it to the Vai, unreached Muslim tribe… 11 Muslims believed in the lord Jesus last night after the film. But for fear of their lives, they are doing it secretly. The people have never seen a big screen movie, nor have they heard a movie from their language.” The Jesus film lasts over 2 hours. It depicts the birth, life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. It is an epic event in the towns to see a big screen show in their language. Usually 80-100% will come out of curiosity. Seldom are there no salvations after the showing. We are always thanked by the residents and invited back. to the community.

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

Praise: We received and have started distributing French Bibles to the unreached Muslim tribes.
Pray: That we will not be harassed by border guards as we cross into Guinea and Ivory Coast.
Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
Pray: As we prepare to create and send another indigenous missionary team to the Muslim unreached tribes of Sierra Leone. 
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 +231-8813-44417

Summary of financial report for August:

$1,830 – Employee pay for 8 employees, Zwedru base
$494 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$682 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$4,275 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$539 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$696 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$665 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$82 - Adult Literacy
$926 - Wordsower Bible Institute, level 1, 2-week class, Level 3, Zwedru, Liberia
$1,337 - Wordsower Bible Institute, level 3, 2-week class, Level 4, Zwedru, Liberia
$13 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$2,500 – 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
$1,600 – Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$2,500 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$2,800 – Guinea Missionary team
$205 – Bank fees, the cost of receiving and sending money from USA and our international bases
$1,712 - Debt
Total – $26,056

Monday, August 22, 2022

July 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
31 - Total counties we ministered in
352 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
38 - Churches we visited and worked with
3 - Churches started
147 - Total mission trips
70 - Persons were baptized
5 - Bible Marking completion
33 - WBI attended the level 1 section held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia
41 - WBI attended the level 2 section held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia
20 - WBI attended the level 1 section held in Ivory Coast
40 - WBI attended the level 3 section held in Ivory Coast
588 - Attended our 2 days workshops-training in 15 locations.
7,731 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 53 locations and 61 times shown.
4 - Community Radio stations broadcasting on
21 - Adult literacy school
18 - Dental patients, 15 teeth pulled.
37,000 - Press report, Copies printed, 145 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. 

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20.

We are to go, make disciples of all nations, baptize, and teach the new disciples the word of God and to obey it. It is a process. All components are essential. Go for us means: to go to the lost, to evangelize. Last month we baptized 580 people. Most were from Muslim unreached tribes. The 580 that confessed belief in the gospel of Christ, repented of their sins and were baptized. Now our assignment is to disciple these converts. Recently we have started 5 new fellowships in towns of Muslim unreached tribes and are starting to construct church buildings for them to meet in. 

Imagine for unknown generations these closed, resistant, unreached tribes have now flung the door wide open. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. It is His timing. We have a team that advances and a team that comes from behind to unite the new converts into fellowships. We are making an effort to slow our advancement so that we can focus more on discipling. Yet we are constantly receiving invitations to enter other towns and villages of these tribes. In every community we enter there are salvations.  

Acts 16:6, says, “Having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.” Paul, one of the greatest missionaries in history, was kept by the Holy Spirit, from entering the Province of Asia. But later in Acts 19:8-10, it says, “Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months… He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 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.” I’ve been told that the Province of Asia was about the size of three Kentucky’s. When the time was right the Holy Spirit opened the doors wide and there was a great revival that swept through the province. In two years, they reached the whole province, the size of three Kentucky’s. The province consisted entirely of unreached tribes. Let us pray for a reoccurrence of this Acts 19 passage.  

Urgent prayer request:

Our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone is seeing a powerful advancement of the gospel. Sierra Leone is in an upheaval. The political opposition is creating unrest. As they marched in the capital city, the police fired into the crowd killing many. Osman, our new young disciple, was in the crowd and was one of those who was shot and killed. He was about to graduate from the university. Our team is in a dangerous place. Their base is in the center of those of the opposition. A common response of governments is to go into these centers of opposition and do violent mass destruction. Pray for our team and the family of the lost disciple. 

Starting churches and assisting in the constructing of their buildings:

Commonly we will start by entering a churchless village/town, introduce ourselves to the Chief and ask for permission to show the Jesus Film. We have never received a “no” to our request. The chief, elders and residents are eager to view, a never before seen, big screen show in their language. Before showing we go door to door informing the people and giving a short testimony of Christ. After the show there are always salvations. Then come the baptisms. From the baptized we form a fellowship of believers for discipleship. Which is the birth of a house church. Later we assist them with a building roof. They will do the walls, windows and doors.  The picture below is of a newly formed, overcrowded house church. The other is of an existing church. We have started to cut the wood for both of their roofs. 


One reason a community is unreached is because they are hard to reach:

The short, 1 minute, video below shows the “roads” we use. Almost always a few, on our bases, are hobbling around because of an injury. Obed, one of our field leaders, is now resting on our base from an accident. He received 11 stitches across his lower abdomen from an accident (if he was in America, they would have put in twice that many).

Testimonies:

The testimonies below come from our indigenous missionary bases. These bases are strategically located in the midst of resistant, unreached tribes. In the regions of our bases are towns that have never had churches. In the midst of these strongholds, we are seeing salvations. We are baptizing, discipling and starting churches. 

From our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone: 

  • “We are training the new converts from 36 different communities to be used as soldiers for our Lord Jesus Christ… 97% of the 615 new converts that were baptized were Muslims. We are training them to: know the scriptures, teach the scriptures, correct self-mistakes, live righteous lives and to be equipped for every good work. A designated team works with them. The team sets up fellowship groups in each of their communities. Pray that the Holy Spirit will make our plan successful.”
  • “We evangelized and baptized 42 people in Gborbana village… we returned to the village with the Jesus film as a means to encourage them in the faith as new converts. While in the process of setting up the equipment to show the film, a few of the new converts gathered under the mango tree and called us to them. They spoke of the persecution they were experiencing… We concluded a big meeting with Gborbana village and established a healthy community Church. Gborbana is a center of three churchless villages.” 
  • “We were teaching and preaching in a town. The Muslim people stopped us from preaching in the name of Jesus Christ! They were threatening the lives of the Christians… This is not a small thing… This morning we met and were told, “They are coming with violence!!!” … We called the security to come before the evening service started!... We were invited to do training. In the training remarks were made that blood will spill. Please join us in prayer!

From our indigenous missionary team in Ivory Coast:
  • “We have planted two house Churches: Last Sunday in Bably-Vaya there were 16 members and in Mado there were 31 members.”
From one of our teams in Maryland County, Liberia: 
  • “We have been ministering in Tuopeken… We finished a two-day workshop in the town, 37 attended… There is no church in the town, the town people came together and they said they want a church in the town, so we were able to established a small church. One of Wordsower field leaders is there now helping the new church.” 
From our indigenous missionary team in Grand Capemont County, Liberia: 
  • “7 souls were converted in the Matheselah village. Muslims are running to Jesus for salvation.” 
  • “Massade town was designated for all the disabled people. There are a lot of leprosy patients here. Wordsower has been teaching these people… They asked us to spend the night and show the Jesus film… They are over joyed and said, “finally someone has come with the gospel.” 
  • “Princess (name changed) was born Muslim from a town in Grand Capemont County. In May of 2020, Osazee led a training in Falie town. Princess attended the training. Soon after, she and her family moved far away. Later she contacted us and said that every time she sleeps, she will always find herself in church telling people about Christ. It continued for several months till she decided to tell her husband. But unfortunately, her Muslim husband was angry with her. She was not able to get rid of the visions that kept coming to her so she decided to become a believer and follow Christ. Her husband threw her out of the house with five children and a new pregnancy. She suffers a lot, but is always praying for solution. Her Muslim family told her that she would die with the belly during delivery. Princess kept praying until she gave birth safely. Now she's presently back in Grand Capemont County not far from our base. We are assisting. Please pray seriously for our sister both physically and spiritually.”
From our indigenous missionary team in Guinea: 
  • “Another two-day revival conducted in Guinea Kankan region, 63 persons attended, 9 persons accepted Christ! But there was serious problem from the Muslim people and we were taken to the Justice office! But praise God everything ended well.” Matthew 10:19-20 says, “When they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” 
From Field leaders on our main Zwedru base, Liberia:
  • Zoni Town had no church. Prince felt compelled by the Spirit to stop there, unscheduled. He discovered that there were three Christian women that would pray together at night. The town was complaining, saying that when the women pray that they will get headaches. The town elder and others told them that they need to leave the town. In the past, four other Christian groups came trying to start a church but were rejected and driven out. Zoni Town is a Satanic stronghold… was a Satanic stronghold! 
  • Prince came and gave testimony at our weekly field leaders meeting about his discovery in Zoni Town. Sarifina, one of our field leaders, also felt compelled by the Spirit to join Prince. They have gone to Zoni Town regularly. The Jesus film was shown and was fruitful, salvations were the result. The towns people were scared to unite with the Wordsower team because of persecution. After some time, the fellowship grew and Peter, from the town, fearfully agreed to lead the fellowship. The fellowship has grown to 25. The town elder who led the persecution of the 3 women is now attending the fellowship. A church has been birthed. The Zoni Town people are now telling our team that they need to also go to the other nearby churchless towns. Another stronghold of Satan has been destroyed!

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise: One of our teams on mission was “arrested” by the Animist societal leaders. They have since been released. Pray as we continue to advance in the region.
  • Pray: One of our disciples, Osman, was shot and killed in Sierra Leone, during a political riot. Pray for Sierra Leone and the Osman family.
  • Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
  • Praise: Woodside Bible Church, near Detroit, has given us a $30,000 grant. The grant will be used to put a much-needed addition on our school building.
  • Praise: Our dental clinic has been officially accepted by the Liberia government to operate. Before we were, well, sort of, underground. 
  • 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 July:

$1,830 – Employee pay for 8 employees, Zwedru base
$675 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$615 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$2,467 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$508 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$1,470 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$665 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$80 - Adult Literacy
$1,784 - Wordsower Bible Institute, level 1, 2-week class, Level 3, Zwedru, Liberia
$749 - Wordsower Bible Institute, level 2, 2-week class, Level 4, Zwedru, Liberia
$98 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$139 - Bookstore
$2,735 – Construction project – building a new kitchen
$350 – Dental department
$500 – Missionary Aviation Fellowship – they fly our supplies to us. Road impassible
$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
$1,968 – Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$2,500 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$1,700 – Guinea Missionary team
$1,200 – New bike for the Guinea team
$250 – Bank fees, the cost of receiving and sending money from USA and our international bases
$5,885 - Debt
Total – $32,970

Monday, July 18, 2022

June 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
25 - Total counties we ministered in
354 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
147 - Total mission trips 
580 - Persons were baptized
37 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute, level 2, 1-week class in River Cess County
45 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute, level 1, 1-week class in Grand Bassa County     
38 - Churches where we did leader trainings
8,189 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 53 locations and 61 times shown
614 - Attended our 1-3 day trainings in 7 locations
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
14 - Dental patients, 15 teeth pulled
13 - Adult literacy school
58,000 - Copies printed, 638 booklets made (English)
Our on-site leaders, the donations of churches, and individuals from abroad are bringing in a great harvest. We need the unity of His Church, to accomplish his command, to reach the world. Thank you for your love, faith and for sacrificing with us.
We go on hundreds of missions each month. They bring hundreds of testimonies. I could write page after page of wonderful testimonies. It pains me to leave out so many good testimonies. At the end of his book, John wrote, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” John 21:25. I know how he felt.

Training the Next Generation of American Missionaries

Woodside Bible Church in Michigan has the vision of sending out 100 missionaries. They send us those “feeling the call”.  Wordsower Africa helps them to “confirm their call.” We are also known as “Wordsower Boot Camp.” So, let me introduce our two new interns, Samantha Lloyd and Hanna Pittman. Samantha attends the Pontiac campus of Woodside Bible Church and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She is studying to become a missionary. Hanna also attends Moody Bible Institute and is studying to be a missionary. They arrived on June 1 and will be with us here for 3 months. Then they fly from Liberia to Bahrain to study with another Woodside Missionary and will stay with her 4 months. Their example of faith, hope, love and sacrifice should inspire men and women of all ages. Inspiring others to join in the command of Christ for His Church to reach every tongue, language, and tribe with the gospel. Below is a video, less then 3 minutes, they made of their first month here.

Sierra Leone Baptized 547 in One Month!!!

Our Sierra Leone indigenous missionary team baptized 547 in one month!!!  We are experiencing a huge, historic, harvest. A Holy Spirit fueled wildfire!!! Our team is evangelizing, baptizing, discipling and starting churches. Those baptized come from these Muslim tribes: The Temne-Banta, it is supposed to have 0.00% evangelical Christians*; the Fula Jalon, it is supposed to have 0.00% evangelical Christians*; the Kuranko, it is supposed to have 0.00% evangelical Christians*, and the Loko, it is estimated to have 9 evangelical Christians per 1,000*. Often, before our teams enter into the Islamic communities, they discover that the people have already been prepared by our Lord for salvation. Muslims will even come to our base, asking for salvation and baptism. These verses come to mind:

  • “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.” John 6:65. We look for those He has enabled, those He has already prepared. He has commanded us to go to the nations and as we go in obedience we find those prepared. Our leaders have been well trained, but it is not the skill of our indigenous missionaries, it is their obedience. In unity with the Holy Spirit, they show up with eyes wide open.
  • “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. We find fruit in our obedience. Our Lord has commanded us to take His “Light” to every language, tribe, people and nation. 
  • Then Jesus told them… “Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” John 12:35-36. We are His children of light. We are to take the Light into the dark. The darkest places on earth are the unreached tribes. The Light shines brightest in the darkest places.

Our Lord is causing our Bikes to Breakdown!!!

“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.” Isaiah 42:16. It is exciting going on mission not knowing what will happen. I am convinced that He will cause our bikes to have breakdowns. One of our teams was going into new, unfamiliar, territory. They had decided to take 100 Gideon Bibles with them. On the road they had a breakdown. Next to where they broke down was a church that was in the midst of fasting and prayer. The church was asking for our Lord to bring them Bibles!! Well, we all know that our Lord broke our bike. Recently, another team was returning to base. Their bike broke down. It was night and they had to push their bike for 30 minutes before arriving into an unfamiliar town. It was 10 PM. The chief gave them a place to sleep. Most of the people were in bed. Our team asked the chief if they could show the Jesus Film. He agreed. Many of the town, hearing the show, got up to watch. The show ended at midnight. Several prayed for salvation. The next day our team baptized the chief and a town elder. God, again, broke down our bike to accomplish His purposes. Today, one of our team leaders came to me confused. He said that this is the third time his bike has broken down, deep in the bush, in front of the same town. I told him it was obvious that our Lord had reason for it. We will send a mission team to that town to discover why. Undoubtedly a harvest will come from another bike “problem.”  Our Lord said, “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.” Our Lord guides us along unfamiliar paths, into the rough places, to bring His Light into the darkness. In obedience, the unfamiliar becomes familiar, the dark receives His Light, the rough places become smooth. 

Our Guinea Base is Open and Harvesting

Our Guinea base has been in operation for a couple months. Eric, our base leader, brought his family. Two days on the road, in the rainy season, is not easy. He left behind his home and business. The pictures show faith, hope, love and sacrifice in action. 
The video below, less then a minute, is of Eric baptizing a former Muslim. No Muslim of an unreached tribe makes this decision casually. He knows that, now, he will be persecuted, rejected by his family, community and tribe. He knows his life dreams have been destroyed. Listen as he renounces everything he once thought to be true. Listen as he confesses Christ as God.

Wordsower Bible Institute is on the Road

Wordsower Bible Institute has two branches. One is on our Wordsower Africa main base. The classes last 2 weeks and there are 4 levels. Our second branch is our satellite school that travels throughout the countries that we work in. The classes last 1 week. The 2 ½ minute video, below, shows our satellite school in action:

Testimonies

“Our team went to River Cess County, Liberia, for a 5-day mission. After the second day seven people gave their lives to Christ. One of them was a 70-year-old man. He confessed that he had been powerful in witchcraft for 15 years. He brought his amulets and charms for us to burn. After burning them, we went down to the water and baptized him.” “Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly… In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.” Acts 19:18-20.

“Today we baptized an entire family. They were a Muslim family from an unreached tribe who had been going through our Bible study program. They confessed Christ as their God and Savior and renounced Islam.” “At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.” Acts 16:33. “The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home.” Acts 16:14-15.

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: One of our teams has been taken captive by the Animist demonic leaders. A rescue team has been sent to inquire. 
  • Pray: for Samantha and Hanna, our Global 100 interns. 
  • Pray: For us as 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 June:

$1,830 - Employee pay for 8 employees, Zwedru base
$880 - Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$887 - Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$2,073 - Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$687 - Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$1,422 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$665 - Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$513 - Printing department – Zwedru base
$80 - Adult Literacy
$40 - Video department
$25 - Optical department
$1,464 - Wordsower Bible Institute, 1-week class, Level 1, Grand Bassa
$1,181 - Wordsower Bible Institute, 1-week class, Level 2, River Cess
$1,103 - Wordsower Bible Institute supplies
$1,650 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,600 - Grand Capemont County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,800 - Gbarpolu County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,940 - Sierra Leone missionary team is reaching several unreached Muslim tribes
$2,500 - Ivory Coast missionary team is reaching several unreached Muslim tribes
$2,050 - Guinea Missionary team is reaching several unreached Muslim tribes 
$600 - Missionary Aviation Fellowship – they fly our supplies to us. Road impassible
$297 - Bank fees, the cost of receiving and sending money from USA and our international bases
$1,470 – Debt owed from last month
$26,757 - Total spent for June

*source is Joshuaproject.net