Monday, April 9, 2018

Our Lord builds His Church, We Participate.

Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”  His Church is built by Him, not man.

He goes on to say, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”  Matt 16 :18-19.  He invites us to participate in His work of building His Church.  What a privilege to be allowed to participate, what a shame if we only become observers.


The below pictures are of 5 congregations that will be highlighted.  They were started by leaders after they attended our Bible Institute.  They all started in houses but have outgrown them.  



The church’s name is Faith Miracle Church.  It was started and is led by former students of our Bible Institute. The walls and floor are dirt, the roof thatched. Wordsower disciples assisted in building it.



The Faith Deliverance Fellowship was also started and is led by former students of our Bible Institute. Their building is still under construction.The roof has tarp and some metal. This week Wordsower disciples will finish the metal roof with them.


The Evangelical Courage Free congregation has out grown the house and has moved into the front yard.  They are now looking for a place to build their worship center.  Again, this fellowship was started and is led by former students of our Bible Institute.


Former Bible Institute students out grew their home church so they are building this structure in Melvin’s front yard. Wordsower disciples are assisting with the construction.

 

Nayanford George has graduated from our school and is on our board.  He and others started Faith United Christian Church.  They are working on starting other house gatherings they hope will also grow into churches.


Thompson and Teressa Morris, are Wordsower trained disciples, they started a church in their home.  They decided to put this addition on their house when the congregation no longer fit in their house. 


All those who have started these churches are Wordsower Liberia field leaders.  They are not satisfied!! They have been fruitful in their Jerusalem and are going into remote villages to start more churches.
“This is what the kingdom of God is like.  A man scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.  All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” Mk 4:26-29

“He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” Lk 10:2-3.  We are the workers.  We pray for more workers.  We, His Church, are commanded to participate.  Join us, participate with us, you are invited.  Don’t be an observer be a participant.


Our vison is a healthy church in every village of Liberia.  This is what we did in March:
  • We went on 25 missions to 35 towns/villages.
  • Showed the Jesus film twice.
  • Distributed 490 water filters to families in remote villages.  We always share the Gospel on these water filter missions.
  • Did 405 water filter follow-up visits to homes.
  • Had 19 dental patients.  Pulling 29 teeth.  We have the only dentist for 5 counties.
  • Printed 50,000 pages of teaching material for our Bible school, evangelism, pastoral training and discipleship.
  • We have a one hour radio teaching each morning on our local radio station.
  • Sold and gave out Bibles.  We have the only Bible book store in 6 counties.


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


Prayer requests:
  • Our Bible Institute starts the last two week of this month.  Pray for students, pray that our teachers will be Holy Spirit filled.
  • Pray for our re-incorporation process.
  • Pray for us as we go into villages evangelizing, discipling and training pastors.
  • Pray for a great revival to sweep through Liberia.


Expenditures for March:
$790 – Staff support – This includes 2 living on our base, 2 security, 1 dentist and 1 filter
            team leader.
$820.86 – Motor bikes – Includes parts, labor and gas.
$162.15 – Base ministry – Includes labor, local transport, ministry.
$334.32 – House food – We are using $10 a day for soup and 2 bags of rice a month.  Rice is
               $17.16 per bag.  We usually feed over 20 individuals a day.
$464.12– Window construction and repair – Thieves broke through a window and stole our
                dental supplies.  We had to weld metal bars in our windows.
$1,611.94 - Press shop – Includes printing labor, material, preparing new press building.
                  We also received new press equipment sent through DHL.  We had to pay taxes,
                  tariffs and transport.
$944.01– Missions – Includes supplies and labor.  Also includes filter team missions
$718.37 – Book store – Includes the purchase of books in Monrovia.  We have the only
                Christian Bookstore in 6 counties.
$58.65 – Radio – We have an hour a day on the local radio station we use for teaching.
$237.01 – Bible Institute – Includes supplies purchased when in Monrovia and class prep.

$6,141.43 - Total

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 2018 End of Month Report

Wordsower Liberia was having problems with past board members.  Lack of agreement and reconciliation caused us to close most of the mission for several months until we could work out our problems.  Praise our Lord!!!  These problems have been reconciled and Wordsower Liberia is back in operation!

I returned to Liberia on January 26th and was able to arrive back in Zwedru on February 4th.  We have been working on restarting the mission.

The filter team continued to minister throughout our shutdown.  They have put filters in over 1,000 homes in isolated remote villages.  The average size of a home is 5-6 residents.  Today, approximately 5,500 who were drinking dirty water are drinking clean water.  Dirty water is reported to be the second biggest killer in Liberia; most of whom are under the age of 5.

In February, our filter teams were in 15 villages.  In the villages, they distributed filters to 353 homes.  They also visited 205 homes that had previously been given filters to make sure they were using their filters properly.  


 







One of our filter team members, Messiah, was in a bad motorbike accident deep in the bush while distributing filters.  A rescue team had to go get him. His knee, shoulder and hand were wounded and bleeding.  He hit his head so hard that the helmet split.  His eye is swollen shut and he had to have stitches in his face.  Thank our Lord, there were no broken bones, but there will be scars.  On the hospital bed he saluted, smiled and said such things will never end.  Truly, he is a soldier of the cross!!  All our leaders have had wrecks and bled while spreading the Gospel.  Most have scars and there have been many broken bones.  As they go from village to village, house to house, they share the gospel of our Lord that will bring Salvation.  Passion is suffering and dying for a cause greater then ourselves.  They have it!




We also have been working with an orphanage.  We discovered that most did not have a mattress to sleep on or were sleeping on something old and rotten.  They also did not have sheets or shoes.  We purchased all that was needed.  Every child now has shoes, a mattress and sheets. 




Besides going to the remote villages, we have been going to the ghettos and drug houses of Zwedru presenting the Gospel and discipling.  One former drug house is now hosting the community’s weekly church service. 

In obedience, we show up, present the Gospel and a harvest results.  It is simple but requires sacrifice.   

Friday, May 5, 2017

April 2017 End of Month Report

Special prayer request!   Donations have continued to decrease over the last few months.  This month our limited donations will fund our Bible Institute and some printing but will not fund our other ministries.  We will not be able to go on missions into the villages, distribute water filters, or teach 2 day conferences.  Please be in prayer with us for our Lord to reveal the reasons for the decreased donations.

We went on 36 missions in 8 counties impacting 90 villages and towns in 2 countries, Liberia and Ivory Coast.  A mission can last 1-7 days.  We did 7 two day regional conferences.  Our projector was used 7 times showing the Jesus film and other Christian training films to several hundred people.  We baptized 35 persons.  3 completed our Bible marking training.  Many had the Gospel presented to them and many made confessions of faith asking our Lord for salvation and forgiveness.  We printed approximately 71,000 pages of Bible training material.  We made 1,500 manuals. 

Testimony:  Darlington Quayee gives us his testimony:  At the age of 11 the rebels took me from my parents.  Immediately they trained me to be a soldier.  I carried an AK-47 rifle.  They beat me and kept me drugged and drunk.  Once when I refused to fight they stabbed me with a knife.  They took me into the villages to fight and kill.  At the age of 17 I escaped to Ivory Coast as a refugee.  At the age of 25 I returned to Liberia and was again made to be a rebel fighter against the government forces.  After the war I was able to find my mother after 16 years.

Kim found me in the bar drunk with my friends and fellow rebel fighters.  I stayed drunk most of the time.  He came plenty teaching us the Bible and about God.  I listened, repented, became a Christian, was baptized and have attended 2 of Wordsower’s Bible Institute levels.  Now I am giving testimony to my friends.  I tell them about how they too can come to Christ and be forgiven.   


Thank you World Missionary Press!!!  They are located of New Paris, Indiana and have printed and shipped to us 1,000s of Bible verse tracts and 3,000 much needed French NT Bibles.  All for free!!!  The French speaking refuges are overjoyed to now have their own copy of the scriptures.  We have been blessed with this most wonderful gift from them.  Again we say thank you World Missionary Press!  




Missions:  On our motor bikes we go into very remote villages.  Often we go as far as the trail will allow and then park and hike for hours, or cross rivers on rafts to present the Gospel to the people.  Most do not have churches.   All want a church in their village.  Always we are well received and invited back.  When we enter we evangelize, disciple, raise up leaders and start churches.  Truly the harvest is plentiful.  Our Bible school is training and sending out harvesters plenty. 

Wordsower Bible Institute:  We had 40 students in our English level 2 class and several that listened in.  Again we experienced the Holy Spirit teaching through us teachers.  At great sacrifice the students came from 7 of the 15 Liberian counties.  They were excited to return as trained harvesters to make disciples and are excited to return back to our base for the next level. 

Water Filter Distribution:  This month we went to 30 remote small villages and gave filters to 266 homes providing clean water for about 1,330 people.  The people in these villages were drinking water that you would not even want to touch and the result was much disease, suffering and death.  In the last two months we have provided clean water for almost 3,000 people.  Also when we go we always present Christ and His Gospel.  And always when we return to them for more discipleship training they are excited to receive us and want to learn more of our Lord.  Jesus, while on earth, met the felt needs of the people showing His love and compassion.  We here are doing the same in His name through these filters.

Dental ministry:  This month our dental team did 15 extractions.  We still have not gotten official permission to run our clinic.  Please pray that we will get permission from the head of the county Health Department.      

Press Shop Construction:  The inside is complete and the outside needs only small cosmetics.  We have partially moved in and are now using the building.

Pray requests:  This month is a month of rest.  About half of all our ministries have been shut down for lack of funds.  We will have 3 united days of fasting and prayer this month plus other times of united prayer.  Pray with us that our Lord will reveal the reason for this rest.

Expenditures:
Missions
·      $1,484 - Missions – includes feeding, compensation, rice for conferences
·      $708 - Bikes – includes gas, parts and labor
Press shop – $33 – for generator gas and labor
Humanitarian - $720 – Assisted many with food, rent, clothing and medical care
Dental Program - $50 – Used for worker wages 
Bible Institute - $1,689 – 40 students attended English level 2 week class.
Base expenses:
·      $111 Cook labor – we cook for 10-20 every day during construction and up to 80 when our Bible Institute is in session.
·      $180 Security labor – our doors and windows are secure, so thieves cut through our metal roof to enter.  This now requires us to have security at night.
·      $350 - Compensation for 3 staff members
·      $106 - Base supplies and maintenance
·      $400 - House food
Press shop construction – $994 – Includes material, feeding and labor.

$6,825  – Total

Keeping you informed.  Keep us in your prayers

kim


Sunday, April 2, 2017

March 2017 End of Month Report

We went on 57 missions in 7 counties impacting 117 villages and towns in 2 countries, Liberia and Ivory Coast.  A mission can last 1-7 days.  We did 8 two day conferences.  Our projector was used several times showing the Jesus film and other Christian training films.  We baptized 1 person.  10 completed our Bible marking training.  Many had the Gospel presented to them and many made confessions of faith asking our Lord for salvation and forgiveness.  We printed approximately 5,000 pages of Bible training material.  We made 35 manuals. 
 
Daily in our rooms we have wasps, malaria infested mosquitos, large spiders, beetles, roaches and millipedes along with chickens and doves.  But in our French level 2 class we also had less common visitors.  We had a large black scorpion in our classroom, a snake in one of our houses and the cat in a great acrobatic move snatched a bat out of the air that was in my room.  OH, do I ever love this place!
 
We had 33 students and 8 children in our French level 2 class and several that listened in.  I have been teaching in this school for years.  Always I will experience the Holy Spirit teaching through me.  But this time it was abundant!  Throughout each day I had to stop and take notes of what the Holy Spirit was teaching through me.  It was a level of anointing that I have never experienced before.  Always with the refugees the Holy Spirit is powerfully present.  These refugees have been stripped of everything yet are full of joy and hope. 















Orphans, Refugees, Widows and the Blind:  We discovered an orphanage we have worked with before that was in deplorable condition, no food, no shoes, no school.  We assisted with food and shoes and are praying about the level of future involvement that our Lord desires.  We came across a suffering widow.  She needed a roof on her home.  We put on a metal roof for her.  We discovered the children of the blind refugees without proper shoes.  We purchased shoes for them.  We discovered a blind school without food.  We purchased food for them.  Who is “we”?  It is you and I united.  It is those who read our reports, pray and assist us with support. 
 
Our first missionary team returns:  They spied out the land of the Vai, Dan and Gola tribes and have returned.  Theses tribes are a Muslim mixed with animistic stronghold.  Our team went to Grand Cape Mont and Bomi counties.  They went to several cities, towns and villages praying, observing and discussing with the people.  This is from their report:
·         Oddly, overall we were received with excitement and joy.  Many expressed their happiness to see WSL coming to them.  They said it was a sign from God and answered prayer.
·         Grand Cape Mont is known as the center place for Muslims and the Vai tribe in Liberia.  In West Africa they are the Muslim bridge between the countries of Sierra Leon and Guinea.
·         Many Muslims are trained, smart and dedicated to keeping out Christianity.
·         In Robertsport, the capital city of Grand Cape Mont County, it seems that Christianity is accepted more and that many youth are coming to Christ.  But still there are almost no churches in the villages. 
·         We visited and saw that the Gola and Dan tribes have large settlements in neighboring Bomi County.  Bomi’s neighbor, Lofa County, is also a stronghold of animistic Muslims. 
·         These counties are very poor and the cost of living high.  They do not grow near enough food to feed themselves. 
·         The Vai are naturally unhospitable and are a very dependent people. 
We are now praying for the timing of sending an indigenous missionary team to them.





Water Filter Distribution:  This month we went to 31 remote small villages and gave filters to 251 homes providing clean water for about 1,255 people.      

Press Shop Construction:  The outside needs only small cosmetics and half of the inside is now complete.  Our team here hopes to have it finished in April, Lord willing.

Pray requests:  We are always overwhelmed with praise.  The fruit of our Bible Institute is the sending out of workers into His harvest field.   Still remain in prayer for that the County Health Department that they will give us permission to officially operate our dental clinic.  Pray as we seek our Lord’s timing for sending out missionary teams into the Vai, Dan and Gola tribes.   
 
Expenditures:
Missions
·        $2,193 Missions – includes feeding, compensation, rice for conferences
·        $1,009 Bikes – includes gas, parts and labor
Press shop – 1,036 – purchased enough paper to print 170,000 pages and other press supplies
Humanitarian - $520 – Assisted many with food, rent, clothing and medical care
Dental Program - $80 – Used for worker wages 
Bible Institute - $2,000 – 33 students attended French level 2 week class.  This class was for Ivorian Refugees
Base expenses:
·        $112 Cook labor – we cook for 10-20 every day during construction and up to 80 when our Bible Institute is in session.
·        $186 Security labor – our doors and windows are secure, so thieves cut through our metal roof to enter.  This now requires us to have security at night.
·        $350 - Compensation for 3 staff members
·        $106 - Base supplies and maintenance
·        $400 - House food
Press shop construction – $2,263 – Includes purchasing tools, material, feeding and labor.
$10,255  – Total
 
Keeping you informed.  Keep us in your prayers
 
kim
 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

February 2017 End of Month Report

We went on 32 missions in 6 counties impacting 89 villages and towns in 2 countries, Liberia and Ivory Coast.  A mission can last 1-7 days.  We did 4 two day conferences.  Our projector was used several times showing the Jesus film and other Christian training films.  We baptized 10 people.  Many had the Gospel presented to them and many made confessions of faith asking our Lord for salvation and forgiveness.  We printed 35,000 pages of Bible training material.  We made 70 manuals. 
 
We had 66 students in our level 4 class and several that listened in.  This was our first level 4 training.  The training was about being sent as a missionary.  At the end of the class over 15 turned in applications to be considered and sent as missionaries to the 4 unreached tribes in Liberia the Vai, Mandingo, Gola, and Dan.  Our students came from 10 counties of the 16 Liberian counties.  We also had students from two countries; Ivory Coast and Liberia.  The students have returned to spread the Gospel as they were taught.   We will be sending our field leaders to them throughout the year to assist them in producing fruit, to encourage, provide material, and continue to train. 
 
Exciting news!  We have sent our first missionary team to spy out the land of the Vai and giants won’t scare us (Numbers 12:31-33).  They are a Muslim mixed with animism stronghold.  The Joshua Project gives this report concerning the Vai, “There are about 2 Christians for every 1,000 Vai.  There are no known churches.  The Vai are predominantly Muslim, but many traditional pagan beliefs are still practiced.”  There are about 162,000 Vai and they are mostly located in Grand Capemont County, a county we have never sent a disciple to before. 
 
 
 
More great news!  We purchased 6 new motor bikes!  We now have 10 new bikes.  Our old bikes we will send to our established teams in other counties.
 
Still more!  Our dental clinic had 3 patients and pulled 6 teeth.  We need prayer.  The County Health Department has not given us permission to operate.  Pray that they will give us permission.
 
Filter distribution:  We went to 12 remote villages and gave filters to 52 homes providing clean water for about 275 – 325 people.  Notice the pictures of the water they were drinking!    
 




Our press shop wall structure is complete.  The roof and outside plastering should be finished this week.

 
 
Pray requests:  We are overwhelmed with praise.  The fruit of our Bible Institute Level 4 class produced over 15 missionary applicants.  Praise God for the 6 new motorbikes, and praise for the complete funding of our new Press Shop.  Pray for that the County Health Department will give us permission to officially operate our dental clinic.  Pray for our first sent missionary team to the Vai tribe.   
 
Expenditures:
Missions
·        $772 Missions – includes feeding, compensation, rice for conferences
·        $573 Bikes – includes gas, parts and labor
·        $5,627 – purchased 6 new bikes
Printing Press Shop - $81 – for generator fuel, and labor
Humanitarian - $381 – Assisted many with food, rent, clothing and medical care.
Dental Program - $101 – money used for setting up clinic and wages. 
Bible Institute - $2,160 – 66 students attended a 2 week class.
Base expenses
·        $112 Cook labor – we cook for 10-20 every day during construction and up to 80 when our Bible Institute is in session.
·        $186 Security labor – our doors and windows are secure, so thieves cut through our metal roof to enter.  This now requires us to have security at night.
·        $350 - Compensation for 3 staff members
·        $105 - Base supplies and maintenance
·        $400 - House food
Press shop construction – $2,599 – Includes purchasing tools, material, feeding and labor.  The wall structure is complete. The roof and outside wall plastering will be finished this week.
$13,447 – Total