Wednesday, January 26, 2022

December 2021 End of Month Report

4 - Countries: Ivory Coast, Guinea, 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
148 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
125- Total mission trips 
79 - Persons were baptized
6,439 - Viewed the Jesus Film in 14 locations, shown 32 times
608 - 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 
15 - Dental patients, 19 teeth pulled

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. 

Report from Sierra Leone:

Our Sierra Leone team is working in the Teneme-Banta tribe. It is known as a resistant Muslim tribe. This tribe had no known Christians. We have been working in this tribe for a few months. Over 100 have been baptized, and have a fellowship of believers worshipping together. The short video below is of one of their worship services.


Our team has also formed a team of leaders from within the tribe.

New disciples are individually trained.

Disciples are also trained in small groups.

Report from our Lofa indigenous missionary team:

The Loma and Mandingo tribes are unreached Muslim tribes. The picture below is of a church we are helping. We are assisting in their building construction, training their leaders, evangelizing in the community and raising up disciples from among the Loma and Mandingo.

We have 6 indigenous missionary teams reaching 12 unreached tribes. Several of these tribes have had no known Christians, and are 1,000’s of years old.  Yet, when we show up, we find hundreds already prepared by our Lord for salvation. It is not our great abilities of rhetoric that has brought their salvation, but by us just showing up in fearless, bold, obedience. It breaks my heart, tears flow!!! Where has our Lord’s Church been for all these 1,000’s of years? The harvest is truly plentiful. As an indigenous missionary training and sending hub, we are aware that there are 393 unreached tribes, 147 million lost souls, in West Africa. We, as our Lord’s Church, easily have the ability to reach everyone of these tribes if we would just show up in fearless, bold, obedience. 

You are invited to participate with us, in the challenge, to reach the unreached tribes of West Africa. 1 Corinthians 10:16 says, “Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?” This Communion verse is saying that we are to be participants in the mission, and sacrificial passion of Christ to reach the lost. As we take Communion let us make an oath to our Lord to be participants. As I drink from the cup, I make a solemn oath, “Lord, as you suffered, bled and died for the lost, I too will participate. I will suffer, bleed and die for the lost”. As I eat of the bread, I make another oath, “Lord, as you suffered, bled and died for Your Church, I too will participate. I will suffer, bleed and die for your Church.” Luke 9:23-24 says, “Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.” 

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 December:

$1,240 – Employee pay – Zwedru base
$790 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$792 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$3,160 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$623 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$811 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$669 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$400 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$375 – Bookstore – Zwedru base
$80 - Adult Literacy – Zwedru base
$49 - Optical
$80 – Guest house construction – 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
$2,150 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$5,750 – Vacation pay for 30 employees for 2020 and 2021
$600 – Rent for student housing in Zwedru base
$200 – Bank fees
Total – $22,269

Saturday, December 18, 2021

November 2021 End of Month Report

4 – Countries: Ivory Coast, Guinea, 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
14 - Total counties we ministered in
156 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
146 - Total mission trips 
31 - Persons were baptized
5,226 – Viewed the Jesus Film in 14 locations, shown 32 times
20 - Attended the level 3 WBI  2 weeks school.
703 - Attended our 1-3 days workshops-training in 15 locations.
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
14 - Dental patients, 14 teeth pulled
13 - Optical patients, 5 pair glasses distributed, 8 patients referred
13,000 – Pages printed; 339 booklets made (English)
8 - Completed Bible Marking

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. 

Coming to the States:

Unexpectedly I, Kim Smith, have decided to make a visit. It was recently discovered that my father has terminal cancer. His 90th birthday is on December 29. His family and friends want to have a big celebration. It will also be my last time with my father. I arrive on December 20th and return on February 15th.  I will spend time in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and California. I will visit with family, friends and those united with us in reaching the lost. Contact me if you would like to meet.

We are purposefully vague in sharing names and locations of the places we minister in to protect our leaders and the converts.

Report from our spies in Guinea:

We have sent two spies into Guinea to learn about the Wassulu and Eastern Maninka tribes. It is reported by joshuproject.net that there are 0.00% evangelical Christians in the tribe. Our team discovered that our strategy for reaching these tribes will have to be very different. The people of these tribes will not speak French, the national language. They are very resistant and purposely isolate themselves from those outside their tribe. Our Lord knows the way to reach them. We have learned, long ago, that all we have to do is, “just show up”, and our Lord will reveal His plan for us to participate in His harvest. We will look for those who speak the tribal language and another language that is known by our team. These we will evangelize, disciple and then, as taught by Christ, send them out to their own. 

Behind the fence of this unreached tribe is a terrible darkness that can only be swept away by the “Light of the world.” Together we are the feet that will bring the Good News.

Report from Sierra Leone:

Our indigenous missionary team, in Sierra Leone, is working with the Teneme-Banta Muslim tribe. It is the most unreached tribe of Sierra Leone. Our team has gone into towns and villages, of this tribe, and led many to Christ. They are now training pastors to lead these newly birthed fellowships. We now, in one small town, have a congregation led by a pastor in training. We are training two more to establish congregations. We need 8-10 more to train and place. Pray as we train leaders to shepherd the new believers. 

Report from Ivory Coast:

This indigenous missionary team is working within several unreached tribes two of them are the Biankouma and Yorodougou tribes. 

They reported:
“We've been seriously warned by their spiritual leaders not to preach in the towns within the region of their demonic religious society. We were almost attacked physically on the 30th of November when three confessed Christ out of the 35 that watched Jesus films and listened to the Gospel preached. There was a great confusion afterward because these three were leaders of the society. One, of the three, was baptized and is undergoing training. The other two fear others within their demonic society, yet they attend our worship services and invite us to show the films in other towns and preach in their homes. We declare war! We seek to capture, for Christ, the main master characters, then the others will follow. Pray with us, this is challenging and threatening. But we have no fear.”

We Celebrate! 

A short-term missionary team from Woodside Bible Church, in Michigan, and a short-term team from Valley Bible Church, in California, joined us and ministered with us. They went to a refugee camp, drug houses, the prison, the hospital, and deep into the rain forest to remote, isolated villages to share the saving gospel of our Lord. 

We Graduate!

Henry Combs and Max Kubik have graduated from our 7-month missionary training intern program. They ministered in most of our counties, among all 6 unreached tribes of Liberia. As interns they evangelized, discipled, baptized, and served communion. They taught in our church plants and Bible school. They went into the drug houses, the prison, schools, and remote hidden villages and towns deep within the rain forest. The traveled by air, by car, by motorbike, by three wheeled carts and by foot in the mud and rain. 

Both Jared Hewines and Nathan Andrews spent three months, their summer break between semesters, as missionary training interns. All four of these young men are attending college. Each plan on going as missionaries when their preparation has finished. 

We enlist!

I believe that our Lord has called many of us, His disciples, to be missionaries. If you are feeling called then contact me and we will help you to start your journey. Gender and age are not barriers. Contact me while I’m in the States. I will arrive December 20 and return February 15. My WhatsApp number is +231 8813 44417, email address is kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com 

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Pray: For me as I visit my father. I will pray with him and tell him a final goodbye
  • Pray: That my time in the States will be fruitful 
  • Praise: Our new indigenous missionary team to Guinea is has been sent out to spy out the land. They have returned with valuable information that will help us establish another indigenous missionary base within these unreached tribes.
  • Pray: Please pray for our safety as we continue to boldly and fearlessly 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

I have been traveling and was unable to complete the financial report for November.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

October 2021 End of Month Report

4 – Countries: Ivory Coast, Guinea, 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
22 - Total counties we ministered in
207 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
169 - Total mission trips 
41 - Persons were baptized
2,115 – Viewed the Jesus Film in 14 locations, shown 32 times
18 – Attended level 2 1-week training in Ivory Coast
67 - Attended the level 1 WBI 2-week school in Zwedru 
46 - Attended the level 2 WBI 2-week school.
592 - Attended our 1-3 day workshops in 14 locations
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
22 - Dental patients, 25 teeth pulled
18 - Optical patients, 9 pair glasses distributed, 8 patients referred
48,000 – Pages printed; 339 booklets made (English)
7 - Completed Bible Marking
46 - Churches we visited and worked with

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. 

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35. We have an indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone. During the war in Sierra Leone and Liberia the rebels cut off arms and hands to create terror. An unknown multitude were mutilated. We were given 34 prosthetic hands which we fitted on those in need. We know of 206 more that are needed. We show them love and compassion. We give them what they want so we can give them what they need. The need of all humanity is eternal salvation. 

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,” Matthew 25:35. We have an Ivorian refugee camp close to us. The UN no longer provides for the refugees, the refugees have to fend for themselves. Refugee camps are a place of suffering, hunger and unnecessary death. But can you imagine how much worse it would be for the blind and the lame? We go to the refugee camp and provide food assistance for the blind and the lame. 

Report from Sierra Leone:

Our indigenous missionary team is working with the Teneme-Banta tribe. It is the most unreached tribe of Sierra Leone. Most towns have more than one active mosque. Our team was led by our Lord to a specific town. They were allowed to do a day long training. 136 attended and afterwards several commitments to Christ were made and 10 were baptized.  A fellowship of believers has started. We show up in obedience. Our Lord has people prepared and waiting for His Disciples to come. Romans 10:14-15 says, “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? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 

Disciples making disciples:

We evangelize and disciple. We have been doing this for 13 years. We are doing what Paul instructed Timothy to do, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2. This is a testimony we received from disciples we have trained in the past. The team reported, “We bless God for His great work in our 2-day training. 72 persons attended and 11 were baptized.” It is not unusual for teams to hike for hours through water and dangerous conditions to share the gospel with the hard to reach. They call it, “the struggle”. The fruit of the struggle is salvations of the lost. It is worth the struggle. They do it often without financial compensation.  

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise: We have finally finished our guest house. All are welcome to try it out. Free of charge!
  • Praise: A team from Valley Bible Church, in California, is coming to assist us in December
  • Praise: 2 American missionary trainees are with us.  Their purpose is to be trained as missionaries.  Their desire is to go, as missionaries, to the unreached tribes with the gospel. Max Kubik and Henry Combs have completed 5 months of their 7-month commitment. 
  • Praise: Our new indigenous missionary team to Guinea is preparing to be sent out to spy out the land, seeking for the place our Lord would have them settle. “Rejoice before the LORD your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name.” Deut 16:11
  • Pray: Please pray for our safety as we continue to boldly and fearlessly 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

Financial Report for September:

Summary of expenses:
$1,240 – Employee pay – Zwedru base
$421 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$954 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$2,353 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$633 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$298 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$661 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$487 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$1,109 – Wordsower Bible Institute level 1, 1-week class, Capemont base
$1,453 – Wordsower Bible Institute Level 2, 1-week class, Gbarpolu base
$976 – Wordsower Bible Institute Level 2, 1-week class, Konia, Lofa base
$339 – Wordsower Bible Institute, Level 1, 1-week class, Yandohun, Lofa base
$832 – Wordsower Bible Institute, Level 1, 2-week class, partial report - Zwedru base
$80 - Adult Literacy – Zwedru base
$121 – Guest house construction – 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
$2,000 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$470 – Sierra Leone missionary team going to several unreached tribes
$172 – Bank fees
Total – $19,099

Saturday, October 16, 2021

September 2021 End of Month Report

4 - Countries (Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia)

6 – Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh; Sinje, Grand Cape Mount, Voinjama, Lofa and Bopolu, Gbarpolu), 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone
16 - Total counties we ministered in
202 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
214 - Total mission trips 
77 - Persons were baptized
3,270 – Viewed the Jesus Film in 25 locations
177 – Attended the level 1 Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week school
180 – Attended the level 2 Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week School
288 - Attended our 2-day workshops in 9 locations
4 - Broadcasting on Community Radio stations 
15 - Dental patients, 21 teeth pulled
14 - Optical patients, 7 pair glasses distributed, 5 patients referred
88,000 – Pages printed; 125 booklets made (English)
3 - Completed Bible Marking

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.

Dancing:

We are dancing, celebrating and filled with joy!!! Our prayers are being answered. A family has made a donation to start and fully cover our mission base in Guinea for 2 years. We prayed to start 3 new indigenous missionary bases to unreached tribes this year. Our prayers have been answered! This year we have started new bases in Gbarpolu County, in Liberia, that is going to 2 unreached tribes, a base in Sierra Leone going to the Teneme-Banta Muslim tribe and other unreached tribes. Now the last desired, and prayed for, base has been funded! It says in Luke 6:12, “Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them.  We have two of three families that will go.  Pray that our Lord will reveal to us the third family/single to go. The Guinea team will come to live with us for about 3 months, to receive specific training. During that time, they will be sent to spy out the land.  Pray that our Lord will reveal the specific unreached Muslim tribes we are to go to. Guinea is 86% unreached Muslim tribes.  


We desire your participation:

The Merchant Marines of WW2 were unsung heroes. They are the ones who brought supplies, across the ocean, from America to the front-line soldiers in Europe. Many of them were older retired navy, yet they continued in passionate sacrifice. They, in proportion to their size, lost more men than any branch of service. One out of every 24 perished, 1,554 of their ships were sunk. The war could not have been won without them. We too are in war, an even more significant war, they fought to end injustice and suffering on earth, we fight for the eternal salvation of the lost. But like the Merchant Marines our war cannot be won without those sacrificing to provide us with supplies. Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.” Mark 9:41. You are giving us that cup of water. Your active faith, sacrifice and love is essential in this war effort and will be rewarded.


“He must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”

It is 4:00 AM.  Our base is awake and active. The night before a team arrived, in the dark, soaked, bruised and covered in mud. They were driving our two best bikes. Immediately oil was checked and they were filled with gas, no time for cleaning or needed small repairs. Now, at 4:00 AM, two teams are putting on their loads to take the bikes back out. It is raining, lightning and thunder are observed. 12-15 hours of rain and deep mud is before them. Yet there is no reluctance, no complaining. Our passion to go to the unreached drowns out all such emotions. This is our way of life; it is common for us. But our teams are not without complaint. Their complaint is that there are not enough bikes and they are not able to also go. They are like stallions in the starting gate, ready to explode into the race, the race to reach the lost, before it is too late, “let us throw off everything that hinders… let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1. Many of our bikes are so broken down that we cannot send them out on far missions. Notice in the below pictures the mud on the bikes. In places, you can see the mud from the former trip hasn’t even dried.


Training the next generation:

The video below, less than 2 minutes, is of Henry Combs. He is one of Woodside Bible Church Global 100 interns. He is here with Max Kubik. They will be here a total of 7 months. They have come in great sacrifice. Our Wordsower Africa Boot Camp prepares those feeling called to become missionaries. 

In September we had trainings in each of our Wordsower Liberia bases that are located in the heart of the unreached tribes. Each class lasted 1-week. Mixed in every class were Muslims of the local unreached tribes. Several committed to Christ and renounced the Islamic religion. We are now discipling and assisting them in their transition. The pictures below are of our classes:

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise: A team from Woodside Bible Church, in Michigan, is coming to assist us in November
  • Praise: A team from Valley Bible Church, in California, is coming to assist us in December
  • Praise: 2 American missionary trainees are with us.  Their purpose is to be trained as missionaries.  Their desire is to go, as missionaries, to the unreached tribes with the gospel. Max Kubik and Henry Combs have completed 5 months of their 7-month commitment. 
  • Praise: Our indigenous missionary team to Guinea has been completely funded for 2 years.
  • Pray: For Henry Combs, a Global 100 intern that is with us, he has kidney stones that are passing, very slowly. He is in great pain.
  • Pray: For our Lord to show us the place to send our Guinea team.
  • Pray: Please pray for our safety as we continue to boldly and fearlessly 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

Financial Report for September:

Summary of expenses:
$1,240 – Employee pay – Zwedru base
$421 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$954 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$2,353 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$633 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$298 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$661 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$487 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$1,109 – Wordsower Bible Institute level 1, 1-week class, Capemont base
$1,453 – Wordsower Bible Institute Level 2, 1-week class, Gbarpolu base
$976 – Wordsower Bible Institute Level 2, 1-week class, Konia, Lofa base
$339 – Wordsower Bible Institute, Level 1, 1-week class, Yandohun, Lofa base
$832 – Wordsower Bible Institute, Level 1, 2-week class, partial report - Zwedru base
$80 - Adult Literacy – Zwedru base
$121 – Guest house construction – 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
$2,000 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$470 – Sierra Leone missionary team going to several unreached tribes
$172 – Bank fees
Total – $19,099

Monday, September 13, 2021

August 2021 End of Month Report

4 - Countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, and Liberia)

6 – Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh; Sinje, Grand Cape Mount, Voinjama, Lofa and Bopolu, Gbarpolu), 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone
19 - Total counties we ministered in
195 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
172 - Total mission trips 
68 - Persons were baptized
2,295 – Viewed the Jesus Film in 25 locations
29 - Attended the level 4 WBI 2-weeks school in Liberia
518 - Attended our 1 and 2-day workshops-training in 15 locations in Liberia
3 - Community Radio stations we are broadcasting on
12 - Dental patients, 15 teeth pulled
10 - Optical patients, 5 pair glasses distributed, 5 patients referred
30,700 – Pages printed; 350 booklets made (English)
3 - Completed Bible Marking

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. 

“And so, Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.” Heb 13:12-14. Jesus suffered outside the gate to make us holy, enduring great, disgrace and persecution unto death. He is our example and He has commanded for us to imitate Him, to complete His mission. We, also, are to go outside the gate carrying our cross in suffering, disgrace and persecution. We have been assigned, to go, to unite the lost with our Lord. We know that the unreached tribes do not want us, nor does the kingdom of Satan want us to enter his strongholds. Our Lord’s command is to take His gospel to all tribes, not just the ones who want us. Today, after 2,000 years, it is the resistant unreached tribes, who do not want us, that remain. 

Our two most powerful demonic strongholds are Animism and Islam. Animism is a religion. They believe that everything has a spirit.  They worship the spirits of the dead.  Each of the tribes and cultures have various practices and beliefs. The region of West Africa, that we are in, has a spiritual leader whose name is the “Devil”, who is also called “Santa Clause”. The spiritual leader governs the people with fear and has for centuries. Animism teaches the people how to live, performed various rituals like birth and funerals, marriages and divorce. They make sacrifices, sometimes human, to the spirits and fear curses and the power of witches. 

In every Animistic town or village, that we have entered, we have presented the gospel and it has always been well received. There is not one of these communities that does not want a church. In every community we enter there are salvations and baptisms. Many of them are now being discipled. Without exception, every Animistic town where we have entered, the satanic stronghold has crumbled!

The Islamic stronghold is much harder. Two of our testimonies below are examples:  

One of the toughest Muslim strongholds we had ever encountered is a town called Koneia (name changed).  We have gone into this town several times, but conflicts keep increasing. The first home that hosted us was warned never to host any Christian again. Sometime later, another man agreed to host our team but right after we left, he too was warned that if he loves his life, he should stop hosting Christians. The following week when we went to the town again. During our meeting with some of the town’s people, men came one after the other to ask us why we are having a Christian meeting in their town. We responded politely. Later an elderly woman came, she claimed that she owned the property, and told us to leave. We prayed with the people that were with us and then left. On August 24, which is a national holiday, we asked if we could have a friendly football match with them. The youth were excited, but the elders disagreed. The youth begged and insisted until finally the elders allowed us to play the game. That day was a joyful one. The girls played kickball while the boys played soccer. Our main intention was to have the opportunity to develop friendships with the youth. Many of the youth do not believe the religion of Islam. They want to become Christian but fear persecution. Please unite with us in prayer. Pray for a great revival in this region.

Maima has always spoken to us, in anger, arguing that Christianity is wrong. I told her that the Qur’an speaks about Jesus over 90 times. Then she started to attend our morning devotions, which is on our front porch. After one of our devotions, I spoke with her more about Jesus.  She said, “I have come to worship the God you serve. And today my mother put me out because I was worshipping with you. So, I’m with you and I give my life to Jesus today.”

Islam is a powerful satanic stronghold!! But there are those within that our Lord has prepared for salvation. We must fearlessly enter, even when opposed, to seek the lost, as commanded by our Lord. The Islamic communities initially resist us. But most will allow us to enter and have Bible studies with the few after continued advances. 

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise: 2 American missionary trainees are with us.  Their purpose is to be trained as missionaries.  Their desire is to go, as missionaries, to the unreached tribes with the gospel. Max Kubik and Henry Combs have completed 4 months of their 7 month commitment.
  • Pray: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38.
  • Pray: There are 393 unreached tribes, 147 million souls, in West Africa. Pray that each person will hear the gospel. Pray that His Church will go to them in obedience.
  • Pray: Please pray for our safety as we continue to boldly and fearlessly 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

Financial Report for August:

Summary of expenses:

$1,930 - Staff support for 8 employees – Zwedru base
$504 - Assistance to the poor includes rent, medicine – Zwedru base
$661 - Radio Ministry – Zwedru base
$841 – Zwedru Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and construction project
$2,600 – Zwedru base mission teams sent; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,712 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs, also purchased a new motorbike for $1,000 –Zwedru base
$1,901 – Wordsower Bible Institute Level 4, 2-week class, Zwedru base
$702 – Wordsower Bible Institute level 1, 1-week class, Capemont base
$784 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base
$80 - Adult Literacy – Zwedru base
$442 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$280 – Bookstore Bibles – Zwedru base
$107 – Dental department
$300 – Missionary Aviation Fellowship, transporting personnel and supplies
$1,800 – Grand Capemont County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,847 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,500 - Gbarpolu County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$2,000 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$335 – Sierra Leone missionary team going to several unreached tribes
Total – $20,326

Monday, August 16, 2021

July 2021 End of Month Report

4 - Countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, and Liberia)

6 – Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh; Sinje, Grand Cape Mount, Voinjama, Lofa and Bopolu, Gbarpolu), 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone

18 - Total counties we ministered in 4 countries

203 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in 

40 - Churches we visited and worked with

141 - Total mission trips 

112 - Persons were baptized in June

26 - Attended the level 2 WBI 2-week school in Zwedru, Liberia

27 - Attended the level 3 WBI 2-week school in Zwedru, Liberia

32 - Attended the level 4 WBI 1-week school in Ivory Coast

225 - Attended our 2 day workshops/training in 8 locations

3,800 – (Approximately) Viewed the Jesus Film, 26 locations and 28 times shown

3 - Community Radio stations broadcasting on

14 - Dental patients, 17 teeth pulled

6 - Optical patients, 3 pair glasses distributed, 3 patients referred.

58,000 – Pages printed; 104 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 inthe neighboring countries where we evangelize, disciple and church plant. 

Our teams continue to advance against Satan’s strongholds:

“From the days of John the Baptist until now now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” Matt 11:12. In the month of July, we impacted over 6,000 people, resulting in many salvations and 112 being baptized. The Church of our Lord has been strengthened and enlarged. Below are a few of our many testimonies:

Our new Sierra Leone indigenous missionary team baptized 78 persons in one day last month. The town is of the Temene-Banta tribe. It is a tribe that has been reported as having no evangelical Christians. After the baptisms the town chief gave us land and permission to construct a church building. The new believers are now cutting trees for the construction of the church. This is historic! It will be the first time a church has ever been in the town.

Our indigenous missionary team in Gbaroplu County, Liberia is working with the unreached Mende Muslim tribe, it is a powerful stronghold of Satan.  Recently, they entered the town that is the Islamic tribe’s spiritual center. The town has a law: No Christians, No evangelism, and No churches. This law has been in affect for generations. After much prayer, our team entered and asked to have Christian services in the town. There was much opposition! The towns people came together and argued, heatedly, for long. But, praise God, they agreed to allow us to have a service on Friday. At the first service 13 attended! We now have permission to have two services a week one on Friday and one on Sunday.  They also gave us permission to show the Jesus Film. Again this is Historic! The Islamic spiritual center, the Mecca of the tribe, has allowed weekly Christian services.

Our indigenous missionary team in Lofa, Liberia, went to a town of an unreached tribe. The town had expelled all Christians. Everyone in their town had to attend the mosque or leave. The Christians left forming their own town across the river. The Islamic town also has the law: No Christians, No evangelism, and No churches! When our missionary team entered the Islamic town they were told to leave and go to the Christian town. Our team went to the Christians and taught them from the Bible. They were well received in the Christian town and were invited to return to teach them more. Every time our team visits the region they spend time in both towns. The Islamic town had never had a movie projected on a big screen before. So, out of curiosity, they agreed for our team to show the Jesus film, in their language. They loved the show and invited our team to return to show another Christian film. Compassion opens closed doors. Our next visit we will bring our optical kit. We will test their eyes for the right prescription and provide affordable, new, quality glasses, at our cost. Again, at their request, for the third time, we will show a Christian film. The pictures below are of river crossings:


The challenges of the road:

The pictures below show why we use motorbikes:

The below pictures are of a team on bush trails:

The bikes are dangerous. Usually there are several of our leaders, at a time, with wounds. Below is one of our leaders who was in an accident. She was returning home from a mission. All our leaders have been wounded most have scars and had broken bones.

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise: 4 American missionary trainees are with us.  Their purpose is to be trained as missionaries.  Their desire is to go, as missionaries, to the unreached tribes with the gospel.
  • Pray: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38.
  • Pray: There are 393 unreached tribes, 147 million souls, in West Africa. Pray that each person will hear the gospel. Pray that His Church will go to them in obedience.
  • Pray: Please pray for our safety as we continue to boldly and fearlessly 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

Financial Report for July:

Summary of expenses:
$1,270 - Staff support for 8 employees
$699 - Assistance to the poor includes rent, medicine – Zwedru base
$660 - Radio Ministry – Zwedru base
$728 – Zwedru Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and construction project
$3,593 – Zwedru base mission teams sent; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,743 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs, also purchased a new motorbike for 
              $1,000 –Zwedru base
$845 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base 
$80 - Adult Literacy – Zwedru base
$178 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$0 – Video department – Zwedru base
$274 – Bookstore Bibles – Zwedru base
$1,226 – Wordsower Bible Institute level 2, 2-week class - Zwedru base
$1,566 – Wordsower Bible Institute level 3, 2-week class – Zwedru base
$1,000 – Construction of student housing – 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
$1,969 – Sierra Leone missioary team going to several unreached tribes
$2,100 – Ivory Coast mission team
$50 – Vacation pay
Total - $22,481