Tuesday, July 9, 2019

June 2019 End of Month Report

Our Weapons used in June:
  • 5 were baptized
  • 36 missions were sent out in 5 Counties
  • 31 villages, towns or cities were ministered in. A mission may go to the same town more than once in a month
  • 50 attended our 2 week Wordsower Bible Institute class on our Zwedru base
  • 25 attended our 1 week Wordsower Bible Institute class in Sinoe County 
  • 146 attended a two-day training
  • 21 dental patients were treated and 26 teeth were extracted. We have the only dentist in 6 counties. The Gospel is presented to every patient, many of which are Muslims.
  • 79 homes received water filters systems in 2 villages. Every home receiving a filter also receives the Gospel. 109 homes had follow-up visits in 3 villages.
  • We have an hour radio broadcast every day. The broadcast presents the Gospel and teaches scripture. 
  • Hundreds of thousands of bibles have been distributed in over 1,000 villages. For those who are illiterate we have given away many audio Bibles on small memory SD chips, in their dialects, that can be used in phones and music players.



Nestor and Helena Tooua have been with us at Wordsower Liberia for 6 years. We met in an Ivorian refugee camp here in Liberia. As they continuously increased in producing lasting fruit they also increased in position in Wordsower Liberia. Nestor is on our board. Their family have lived on our base as leaders for 2 years and currently the assignment is Country Director of Ivory Coast. Helena died last week in what appears to be lung cancer. It was fast, we are in shock. Helena was important to many as a wife, mother, pastor’s wife, refugee camp leader and a leader of our mission. Please pray for the family.

On June 17-22 WSL received a training team from I-TEC (Indigenous People Technology and Education Center) from the USA. During the week-long training:
  • Two from the ITEC team trained 6 Liberians to extract teeth. Free dental service was provided to 83 persons extracting 151 teeth!!! Two of the critical dental patients were flown to Monrovia for further treatment.
  • One trained 4 Liberians in optical. They screened 164 persons. Over 80 persons received reading glasses and 26 persons received distance glasses. The total of 109 free glasses were given away to the public.
  • Another taught video production to 8 Liberians in teams of 2. We are using the videos to share our ministry here with supporters, share our trainings to those who do not have access to our school and sharing their Salvation testimonies.  
They left behind trained Liberians with equipment so that the work will continue. It was exciting to watch. This team of 4 ordinary American Christians have greatly sacrificed their lives, in active faith, for the lost and the strengthening of our Lord’s Church. They are using their skills, in sacrificial obedience, for the purposes of our Lord. I pray this will encourage us to follow their example. We possess, as they do, skills, possessions and money that will assist in reaching the unreached tribes of West Africa. Do not exclude or overlook yourself, follow the command of our Lord to reach the world. In unity, our Lord will multiply the fruit of our efforts.



The command of our Lord for us, His Church is: “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Mk 16:15. “The command of the eternal God… that all nations might believe and obey him.” Rom 16:26. “Repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations.” Lk 24:47. “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.” Mt 28:19. “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” Ac 13:47. The result of our obedience will be, “All nations will come and worship before you.” Rev 15:4.

In West Africa, where we are, there are 393 unreached people groups populated by147 million. Our Lord has command us, His Church, to go to them, to give them His Gospel that leads to salvation. Our Lord’s command is not an impossible task, but it can only be accomplished with the sacrifice of His people. This generation of His Church, united, through sacrifice, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, can accomplish His command. None, who are His, is exempt from participating in the sacrifice.

Recently at the RZIM leadership training conference the question was asked of an African pastor, “What do you want to tell our church?” The answer was, “I beg you; do not compromise here in the West on the faith that we in Africa are dying for.” 

My prayer to our Lord, “Lord, we need increased provisions. Please open the flood gates of Your provision. Here we are, we are strategically positioned and trained.  We are in the foxholes eager, prepared willing to charge in obedience. But waiting, waiting for provision. Lord here we are, we will go. As You suffered, bleed, sacrificed and died for the lost and Your Church, we will also. Here we are, Lord, send us!”

For years, many of you have sacrificially donated to Wordsower Liberia. Thank you.  We continue to receive the donations that has sustained this ministry of the past. But we are growing. We have an indigenous mission team working with 3 unreached tribes in Liberia and we have just established a new base in Ivory Coast with the goal of going to the 36 unreached tribes of over 7 million. We now have teams prepared to go to the last 3 unreached tribes of Liberia and a team to go to Guinea that has 29 unreached tribes of over 11million. A team is also going to spy out the land of Northern Nigeria later this year, they have 95 unreached tribes of 59 million. But, we are on hold because the provisions to send them is not available. Please pray for us for increased provisions that we, His Church, united, is able accomplish His command to reach the nations of this generation.


Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
  • Pray for the Tooua family as they grieve the loss of Helena.
  • We praise our Lord for the sacrificial obedience of the ITEC team. They brought relief, hope and development.
  • Continue to pray for our first indigenous missionary team that has been sent to Capemount County. They are surrounded with three Muslim unreached tribes.
  • Truly the harvest is plentiful and the workers few. Pray for more indigenous harvesters. Pray that our Lord would send more Western missionaries.
  • Please pray with us, our growth here has increased and we are prepared for much greater growth. But, the available finances are not allowing us to send our prepared indigenous teams into the unreached tribes. Pray that we will receive an increase in donations.   
  • Pray for the safety of our teams. There are many dangers lurking.

    100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.
    Please send donations to:
    Wordsower International
    16960 Sidney-Plattsville Rd
    Sidney, OH 45365

    Financial Report for June:
    Summary of expenses:
    $755 - Staff support for 7 employees
    $353 - Assistance to the poor           
    $462 - Radio Ministry    
    $983 - Base Expenses.  Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base.
    $386 – Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
    $711 – Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
    $1,552 – Wordsower Bible Institute 2-week class in Zwedru our main base
    $561 – Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week class in Sinoe County
    $1,088 - Capemont Missionary team
    $82 – Printing press supplies and labor
    $380 – Motorbike maintenance and repairs
    $386 - Gas for bikes and generators
    $85 – Adult Literacy
    $700 – Wordsower Ivory Coast base
    Total $8,484

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    May 2019 End of Month Report

    Our Weapons used in May:
    • 34 were baptized
    • 93 missions were sent out in 9 Counties
    • 183 villages, towns, or cities were ministered in
    • 2 countries were ministered in; Liberia and Ivory Coast 
    • 3 three-day regional trainings. Many are unable to attend our school so we send teams out to do trainings. 
    • 47 attended our 2-week Wordsower Bible Institute class on our Zwedru base
    • 76 attended our 1-week Wordsower Bible Institute class in Sinoe County 
    • 2 villages watched the Jesus Film. We are in the rainy season which reduces showing opportunities.
    • 20 dental patients were treated and 27 teeth were extracted. We have the only dentist in 6 counties. The Gospel is presented to every patient, many of which are Muslims.
    • 342 homes received water filters systems in 16 villages. Every home receiving a filter also receives the Gospel.
    • 10 students are in our adult literacy school
    • We have an hour radio broadcast every day. The broadcast presents the Gospel and teaches scripture. 
    • Hundreds of thousands of bibles have been distributed in over 1,000 villages. For those who are illiterate we have given away many audio Bibles on small memory SD chips, in their dialects, that can be used in phones and music players.
    • 11 completed our Bible Marking study

    Praise God!!! Our printing press is running great after being either completely down or printing terrible for 6 months. Our Lord called in reinforcements from Sidney, Ohio, Lee Trisler and Doug Billenstein. They sacrificed financially and physically. Often we worked long hours going from one discovered problem to another and then to another. The problems were many and far greater than I would have been able to fix. The press is now running perfectly, printing with great quality! Today we printed over 12,000 pages. The press is one of our most powerful weapons. Surely, there are none that print and distribute more material that are given freely to Liberians than we do here in Liberia. Our material is in every county and in thousands of villages, towns, and cities. Disciples use it to train disciples who then go on to train others. Many disciples have been trained through our material that we will never meet. We the team of WSL throughout the world say, “THANK YOU to Lee and Doug!!!”





    Wordsower Liberia goes deep of the Liberian rain forest finding small isolated villages. But, these villages are not forgotten of our Lord. Often when we arrive, we see that He has prepared us and those we minister to. Below is a testimony of one such trip told by Badio Yarl.

    Tochoso Mission Story
    The village of Tochoso Mission was established on June 20, 2008 by Mr. and Mrs. Collins. This area of the Grebo tribe has only two towns. Tochoso Mission is in the middle of them and is about 45 minutes walking distance from each town. This area was where a witch coven was established and was considered to be evil and sacred to them. The Collins’ were warned and discouraged from settling there.

    The battle:
    The establishment of the Tochoso Mission was mandated by God, through Ma Eliza Collins. God clearly told her to build a town where people who have different problems were to be healed and delivered from evil destruction. So, in 2007, she made a farm where God directed her but did not settle there. After harvesting and storing the rice in a tent on the farm, they went to town. When they returned, someone had burnt the tent and rice.

    Evil people rejoice…but not for long:
    When the news reached the two towns, everybody was laughing and saying, “we told her not to make farm there.” She replied, “God spoke to her.” Where is her God? Those who were laughing had no understanding about the power of God. In John 16:20 Jesus said, “I tell the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.” 

    Ma Eliza said, “God asked me, ‘Did I tell you to go and make farm? I told you to go and settle down, not to make a farm.’” On June 20, 2008, according to Ma Eliza’s testimony, on a rainy night the Lord told her to leave immediately; to go and start the mission. She told her husband Francis that night that the Lord mandated them to go to Tochoso and set up His mission. At once she left everybody and set out. Later they followed her. People told her that she wanted to die, but the Lord told her “as long you will do everything I command you then have no fear.”

    In the town of Gbaken, one of the two towns, women were dying on a regular basis during child birth. One day God spoke to Ma Eliza that she needed to rescue the people of that region. So, God commanded her to lead a three day fast and prayer. In obedience to the command, she asked the whole town to join in the fast. At the end of the fast and prayer, men whose wives were pregnant wanted to carry them elsewhere before their delivery time. Ma Eliza ensured them that none of those women, according to what God told her, was going to deliver with complication. Indeed, God worked through the prophecy and all the women delivered peacefully.

    Ma Eliza said she has been guided by the Holy Spirit. Everything she does is based exactly on the directive of God. Many times she is under spiritual or physical attack, but God can reveal to her the best approach regarding every attack. 

    God led us to Tochoso:
    Our water filter distribution team works in Maryland County and we were scheduled for our one-week Bible school class for Maryland. Usually we have the training in the county’s big city to allow our team to get supplies and for the increase of attendance. Two months prior to the May 20, 2019 training, the Lord laid on our hearts to contact the Maryland WSL filter team to choose a place. They chose Tochoso, a village that has 13 houses and 15 family heads. The road leading to the town is like a hunter’s trail. On the bike, one of the students we were taking along asked, “I thought you said we are going to Maryland Capitol City, but this road looks like a hunter’s trail”. We almost fell down while laughing. Later she said, “Do not throw me down.” We just needed to keep the courage in order to give hope to those we were carrying, but we were also becoming discouraged. Entering the village, we had to push the bikes. Everybody felt bad coming into this small, isolated, poor village for the training instead of the county’s capital city, As we were getting down from the bikes we felt the joy of the Lord and praised Him. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate’. Where is the wisdom of man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has He not made foolish the wisdom of the world?” 1 Cor 1:18-20. So the Lord carried us to the place He wanted us, not the place we would have chosen.

    To our surprise, over 40 people from two counties and some from Ivory Coast slept in the village the first evening and everybody had a place to sleep and enough to eat. The evening devotion was soul touching and we told the congregation that it was the first of its kind to have evening devotion during our schooling, because in the big city, everybody only meets in the training hall and then goes home. God put us in this village for a spiritual retreat. We worshipped, danced, sang, and gave testimonies until late in the evenings. The following day the number increased and the attendance was 76 persons besides the three teachers.

    Indeed, Ma Eliza and her husband independently covered 90 percent of the feeding of the students from their farm. This year their farm is about 30 acres, fully planted from limited resources. During our last two days, the Tochoso Mission offered us all one male goat, six chickens and one duck. They were worth about $100!!! That is not small money here in Liberia.

    Nine persons were baptized on the last day.

    The Spirit of God is powerful on the Tochoso Mission. It is a place of spiritual retreat and renewal. When you enter the village through the hard hunter’s trail, you will always want to return. Everybody is welcome to Tochoso Mission according to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Collins. They need teaching and prayer support.






    Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
    • Praise!! 20 former Muslims are now Christian as our Grand Cape Mount team lives and ministers among the unreached Vai, Gola and Mende Muslim tribes. 
    • Continue to pray for our first indigenous missionary team that has been sent to Capemount County. They are surrounded with three Muslim unreached tribes.
    • Praise! We have leased an abandoned mission compound in Ivory Coast and now have a base and team there. Their main goal is to go to the 36 unreached tribes of over 7 million. 
    • Truly the harvest is plentiful and the workers few. Pray for more indigenous harvesters. Pray that our Lord would send more Western missionaries.
    • Please pray with us, our growth here has increased and we are prepared for much greater growth. But, the available finances are not allowing us to send more teams into the unreached tribes. Pray that we will receive and increase in donations.   
    • Pray for the safety of our teams. There are many dangers lurking.
    100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.
    Please send donations to:
    Wordsower International
    16960 Sidney-Plattsville Rd
    Sidney, OH 45365

    Financial Report for May:
    Summary of expenses:
    $905 - Staff support for 7 employees
    $337 - Assistance to the poor         
    $423 - Radio Ministry 
    $777 - Base Expenses.  Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base.
    $837 – Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
    $1,116 – Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
    $1,578 – Wordsower Bible Institute 2-week class in Zwedru our main base
    $642 – Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week class in Sinoe County
    $1,865 - Capemont Missionary team
    $272 – Printing press supplies and labor
    $789 – Motorbike maintenance and repairs
    $894 - Gas for bikes and generators
    $40 – Adult Literacy
    $2,000 – Wordsower Ivory Coast base
    Total $12,475

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    April 2019 End of Month Report

    Our Weapons used in April:

    • 41 were baptized
    • 135 missions were sent out in 7 Counties
    • 156 villages, towns or cities were ministered in
    • 2 countries were ministered in; Liberia and Guinea 
    • 3 three-day regional trainings. Many are unable to attend our school so we send teams out to do trainings. 
    • 40 people attended our 2-week Wordsower Bible Institute class on our Zwedru base
    • 58 people attended our 1-week Wordsower Bible Institute class in Sinoe County 
    • 7 villages watched the Jesus Film
    • 18 dental patients were treated and 20 teeth were extracted. We have the only dentist in 6 counties. The Gospel is presented to every patient, many of which are Muslims.
    • 82 homes received water filters and we did filter follow-up visits in 189 homes in 19 villages and towns. Every home receiving a filter also receives the Gospel.
    • 14 students are in our adult literacy school
    • We have an hour radio broadcast every day. The broadcast presents the Gospel and teaches scripture. 
    • Hundreds of thousands of bibles have been distributed in over 1,000 villages. For those who are illiterate we have given away many audio Bibles on small memory chips, in their dialects, that can be used in phones and music players.

    One of our powerful weapons is the Jesus Film. We have it in each of the 16 languages of Liberia. Wherever we show the film, the whole village will come to watch. Most have never seen a movie on a screen with a projector before, no one has seen many. Usually a movie has never been shown in their community. It is a big event. I’ve seen the film often, so I pray and watch the crowd while it plays. The children rush to sit close to the screen and when the scene of the serpent tempting Jesus flashes unexpectedly, filling the screen, I watch and chuckle as the kids scream and even run. The culture is different here. Because they are an oral society, they learn differently, so there is always much chatter, glee, gasps, clapping, and tears.  After the show, the elderly has come and asked, “I didn’t know Jesus knew my language.” Then it becomes my time for tears. They always invite us to return. When we show up in obedience there is always fruit to harvest.

    When we go to a village, we will teach or preach a parable, scripture passage, or topic which gives a fragmented picture of the birth, life, sacrifice, resurrection, and ascension of Christ. The Jesus Film provides the complete presentation. We have shown the movie to thousands. Salvation and baptisms have come from it and is always a great success wherever we take it. Truly, the harvest is plentiful. The Jesus Film is one of our powerful weapons.









    Beauty. A woman’s legs are an important part of her beauty in the entertainment kingdom. Well, beautiful legs are also important in our Lord’s Kingdom. “And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Rom 10:15. Below is a picture of 2 of our women disciples that go as they have been sent to preach the good news. Their legs \ have scars from motorbike muffler burns. Our Lord sees their beautiful legs. As our Lord lovingly washed His disciple’s feet on earth I wonder if He will wash ours in heaven.  I pray that if He does, then He will see the dirt and scars of sacrificial, obedient service and not the beauty of Hollywood. As He had tears on earth I wonder if He will have tears of gratitude in heaven. Let us look at these beautiful legs with tears of gratitude.



    Participate with us in Praise and prayer:

    • Praise!! Two Muslim villages have accepted us to come and teach them. 
    • Praise!! Muslims have become Christian
    • Continue to pray for our first indigenous missionary team that has been sent to Capemount County. They are surrounded with three Muslim unreached tribes.
    • Our Lord says to pray for more harvesters to be sent into the field. Truly the harvest is plentiful and the workers few. Pray for more indigenous harvesters.  Pray that our Lord would send more Western missionaries  
    • Pray for the safety of our teams. There are many dangers lurking.

    100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.
    Please send donations to:
    Wordsower International
    16960 Sidney-Plattsville Rd
    Sidney, OH 45365

    Financial Report for April:
    Summary of expenses:
    $905 - Staff support for 7 employees
    $427 - Assistance to the poor         
    $418 - Radio Ministry   
    $835 - Base Expenses.  Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base.
    $1,183 – Mission teams that are sent out to preach and teach
    $1,103 – Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
    $1,182 – Wordsower Bible Institute 2-week class in Zwedru our main base
    $764 – Wordsower Bible Institute 1-week class in Sinoe County
    $1,589 - Capemont Missionary team
    $84 – Printing press supplies and labor
    $1,100 – Water filter team
    $655 – Motorbike maintenance and repairs
    $792 - Gas for bikes and generators
    $80 – Adult Literacy
    Total $11,117

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    March 2019 End of Month Report

    Our Weapons used in March:

    • 16 were baptized and 49 completed our Bible marking course.
    • Our first indigenous missionary team in Wacco village of Capemont County are boldly advancing. They ministered in 36 villages inhabited by 3 unreached Muslim tribes: the Vai, Gola, and Mandingo. They are also operating a grade school of 85 students
    • We sent teams on 64 missions to 120 villages and towns in 9 Counties
    • We did 6 three-day regional trainings. Many are unable to attend our school so we send teams out to do trainings.
    • We have an hour radio broadcast every day. The broadcast presents the Gospel and teaches scripture.
    • Our dentists treated 24 patients and extracted 30 teeth. We have the only dentist in 6 counties. The Gospel is presented to every patient, many of which are Muslims.
    • Hundreds of thousands of Bibles have been distributed in over 1,000 villages. For those who are illiterate we have given away many audio Bibles on small memory chips, in their dialects, that can be used in phones and music players.
    • 96 homes received water filters and we did filter follow-up visits to 184 homes in 16 villages/towns. Every home receiving a filter also receives the Gospel.
    • We showed the Jesus film in many villages to over a thousand people this month.
    • Our adult literacy team has 14 students.


    We had 10 members of Woodside Church in Detroit come for a short-term mission trip. Wow, was it ever a mission adventure! It was divinely powerful, brutal, fruitful, and life changing. It was life changing for the team and those they ministered to. They showed the Jesus film to 4 villages of the unreached Muslims from the Gola and Vai tribes. They went where Wordsower Liberia has never gone before. They evangelized boldly and fearlessly from house to house in those villages producing fruit that will last for all eternity.

    They ministered in the prison twice. In the Ivorian refugee camp they showed the Jesus film twice along with door to door evangelism. They ministered in Franzay, a village with a demonic stronghold. There they showed the Jesus film and met the demonic society’s resistance but overcame them. That night in Franzay was a significant breaking of the enemy’s stronghold. But knockouts require a one-two punch. The next day they returned to Franzay and went door to door evangelizing!!! Ahh! What joy to forcefully advance with fearless disciples!!! That same day they also went to another village to daub the house of the pastor of Gwenibo. Daubing is to pack mud in the walls of a building. Gwenibo was also once a demonic stronghold but now has a healthy worshiping community of believers with their own church building. We, His disciples, show up and always the strongholds fall, always!!!

    Another mission was going to Jellue. We traveled for almost an hour, standing in the back of a pick-up truck, going deeper and deeper into the rain forest. Then we hiked another 2 hours on a small jungle trail crossing rivers on rotten log “bridges.” The welcoming was one for kings, receiving the very best they had. There we showed the Jesus film, slept on the dirt floor of a daubed church, and the next day hiked out carrying smoked monkey for the next day’s meal.

    Their personal stories of our Lord’s hand on them, hardships, sufferings, but most importantly lasting fruit are many. Oh, was the trip brutal! But the brutality was against the generational strongholds of the enemy. You will hear their testimonies later.  

    The team is David Bahbah, David Mills, Bob Murray, Steve Schlicker, Jan-Georg Van Der With, David Watts, Matt Waugh, Aaron Wood, Todd Wood, and Brian Wood. Below are some pictures from their trip.










    Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
    • Praise!! We had a very successful short term mission team of 10 come 
    • Praise!! As we go back to neighboring Guinea.
    • Continue to pray for our first indigenous missionary team that has been sent to Capemount County. They are surrounded with 3 Muslim unreached tribes.
    • We have a team of 2 coming in May. They are coming to fix our broken printing press. Pray for this team. Pray they will bring the needed parts and be able to get the press running again.
    • In April we will be sending a permanent indigenous missionary team to Ivory Coast.  Pray as they go.  
    • Our Lord says to pray for more harvesters to be sent into the field.  Truly the harvest is plentiful and the workers few. Pray for more indigenous harvesters.  Pray that our Lord would send more Western missionaries  
    • Pray that our Lord will use us to train and send an army of Liberian warriors that will reach into the 393 unreached tribes of West Africa.  

    100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.
    Please send donations to:
    Wordsower International
    16960 Sidney-Plattsville Rd
    Sidney, OH 45365

    Financial Report for March
    Summary of expenses:
    $905 - Staff support for 7 employees
    $305 - Assistance to the poor         
    $423 - Radio Ministry 
    $768- Base Expenses.  Covers food cost for the team, visitors, maintenance, on base ministry
    $1,654 – Missions
    $1,241 – Wordsower Bible Institute
    $36– Printing press supplies and labor
    $1,100 – Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
    $2,866 – Construction, supplies, school, new motorbike, generator and team support for our Capemont missionary project
    $762 – Motorbike maintenance and repairs
    $800 - Gas for bikes and generators
    $100 – adult Literacy
    Total $10,960

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    February 2019 End of Month Report


    “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. Matt 11:12
    Wordsower Liberia exists because our Lord has called and united a team of obedient disciples who have all sacrificed.  You are a part of the team by praying and participating financially.  Money you earn could have been spent on selfish desires, but instead was given towards an everlasting harvest. These who go on the bikes to the villages would not be able to do it without your participation.  The harvest is truly plentiful.  The workers are us; the united, the sacrificial, the faithful, the obedient. Let us continue to pray for even more laborers here in Liberia and supporters abroad.  I believe that as we unite, we will be utterly amazed, far beyond our dreams, at the harvest that will come from our obedient sacrifice. 
    “The Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.  So, neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 1 Cor 3:5-7

    You see our monthly reports, sometimes skimming them in haste of other things. You see the numbers. Numbers on paper create small effect. Below is a story from within one of those numbers. 
    The team in the pictures below left their mission in Grand Bassa County at 3:00 in the afternoon to return to our base. They arrived at 9:00 in the morning. The following day they drove throughout the night for 18 hours on a bad road. They suffered, wrecked, bled, were bruised, were in danger, risked, slept for a few hours on the ground in a village, and returned rejoicing!!! Mission accomplished! The Gospel of Christ and His word of Salvation and hope was taught and preached!!!  For that, the team - you and I - joyfully sacrifice and greatly suffer.  You read in the report that we went on 86 missions to 139 villages, without knowing the cost.


    Two bikes and four field leaders returning from mission
    Notice the laughter and smiles
    The wound you see in the picture is a burn caused by a bike wreak from the muffler laying on the leg.  The brutal treatment is to rub gasoline from the bike into the wound to stop infection and reduce swelling.  These are common, most of us have scars from muffler burns.
    United, each team member doing their assigned task, forcefully advances the Gospel of our Lord.

    I have been reading “Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan.  He says, 
    We pursue Jesus, and suffering always accompanies Him. As believers, we spend our days pursuing Christ Himself, Christlikeness, and the mission of Christ, none of which can be done apart from suffering… As we are fixated on and obsessed with our pursuit of Jesus, we know suffering and persecution will come at us from all sides…Part of the reason we have created a culture of non-committal Christianity that avoids suffering is that we don’t treasure Him enough, we don’t love the lost enough.  We want Jesus, but there are limits to what we will sacrifice for Him, for His mission, for the lost.  We want Him, but there are also lots of other things we want in life…We are to fall in love with Him, to the point where it actually becomes a joy and desire to give our lives to Him in return.”

    Paul said, “What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him… I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.” Phil 3:8-11.  “Paul was obsessed with knowing Jesus, he even wanted the fellowship of sharing in Christ’s sufferings… There’s a level of love we can reach where we actually grow to want that.  To want that type of intimacy, where you feel as if you were nailed right there next to Him.  You could lose everything - your reputation, comforts, possessions - and count that all a bunch of trash, because it is all worthless compared to knowing Christ.” *

    Our Weapons used in February:
    • 3 were baptized
    • Our first indigenous missionary team in Wacco village of Capemont County are boldly advancing. They are surrounded by 3 unreached Muslim tribes, the Vai, Gola, and Mandingo. They went on 26 missions to 16 villages/towns and did one conference while teaching 80 students in the school they started.  Rest? Hardly!
    • We sent teams on 86 missions to 139 villages/towns in 7 Counties
    • We did 3, three-day regional trainings.  Many are unable to attend our school so we send teams out to do trainings.
    • We have an hour radio broadcast every day.  The broadcast presents the Gospel and teaches scripture.
    • Our dentists treated 20 patients and extracted 24 teeth. We have the only dentist in 6 counties.  The Gospel is presented to every patient, many of which are Muslims.
    • In January, we acquired 3,000 Gideon pocket Bibles.  Again, in February we acquired another 3,000 Gideon pocket Bibles.  Hundreds of thousands of bibles have been distributed in over 1,000 villages.  For those who are illiterate, we have given away many audio Bibles on small memory chips, in their dialects, that can be used in phones and music players.
    • Our water filter team did follow-up visits in 28 villages/towns.  They also did assessments in 24 villages.  Every home that receives a filter also receives the Gospel.
    • Our adult literacy team is training adult students.
    • We have the only known Christian book store in 6 counties.  We sell NT/OT Bibles at cost that we get in Monrovia.  We can purchase a Good News Bible for $3.50.  We also sell reference books and dictionaries.  This is a much needed and appreciated service.  The Gideon Bibles we hand out freely as part of a Bible training program. 

    Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
    • URGENT PRAYER REQUEST. 10 men from Woodside Bible Church are coming to spend 2 weeks with us. They will be going into four villages of the Muslim unreached Vai and Gola tribes to show the Jesus film and do evangelism.  Pray that our Lord will prepare the people to hear and receive the Gospel!!!
    • Our Lord says to pray for more harvesters to be sent into the field.  Truly the harvest is plentiful and the workers few. Pray for more indigenous harvesters.  Pray that our Lord would send more Western missionaries full time and for short term.  
    • Pray that our Lord will use us to train and send an army of Liberian warriors that will reach into the 393 unreached tribes of West Africa.  
    • Pray for our team now on mission in Ivory Coast, we are trying to lease property that will be used as a base.  Our primary goal is to train and send indigenous missionaries into the 36 unreached Muslim tribes of ivory Coast.

    100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.
    Please send donations to:
    Wordsower International
    16960 Sidney-Plattsville Rd
    Sidney, OH 45365

    Financial Report for February:
    Summary of expenses:
    ·    $905 - Staff support for 7 employees
    ·    $367 - Assistance to the poor          
    ·    $426 - Radio Ministry   
    ·    $759 - Base Expenses.  Covers food cost for the team, visitors, maintenance, on base
    ·    $1,045 Missions
    ·    $1,267 Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
    ·    $1,805 Capemont missionary project
    ·    $822 - Gas for bikes and generators
    ·    $461 Motorbike maintenance and repairs
    ·    $80 Adult literacy Ministry
    ·    $1,102 Wordsower Bible Institute, 2 week class on our base
    ·    $522 - Wordsower Bible Institute satellite, 1 week class within Liberia
    ·    $12 Printing press supplies and labor
    ·    $150 Gideon Bibles
    ·    $380 Good News Bibles
    Total $10,103

    * From the book, Letters to the Church, by Francis Chan, pages 140-142.