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

Monday, June 20, 2022

May 2022 End of Month Report

May 2022 End of Month Report

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

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

Testimonies:

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

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

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

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

Donations:

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


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

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

Summary of financial report for May:

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

Friday, May 27, 2022

April 2022 End of Month Report

April 2022 End of Month Report

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

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

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

Our second printing press arrived:


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

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

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

LN4 Foundation and Ana DeCarvalho:

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

World Missionary Press:

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

Motorbikes have arrived: 

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

The fruit of His Worldwide, United Church

Testimonies from our bases:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We build the roof; they build the walls:

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

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

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

Donations:

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

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

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

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

Summary of financial report for April:

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