Tuesday, August 17, 2010

July Ministry Expense Report

Assistance to the poor:
$490 – Humanitarian assistance: including food (Average cost is $1.50 a day for food), rent, home repair, education expenses, etc.

$154 – Medical expenses

Ministry expenses:
$20 – We are funding a daily one hour local Christian radio program. The total cost is $20 a month

$1,112 – Paper, gas for the generator, pens, folders, Bibles and feeding for those going on mission trips

$575 – Purchase of a new generator. Our old one could not keep up with our needs, we have made many repairs; it no longer is capable or trustworthy

$94 – Motor bike gas and repair

Team food and house supplies:
$620 – Food, house supplies (close estimate). Our core team consists of 8 adults and 7 children. We regularly feed and house visitors from the interior and locals as needed from our house supply funds. That averages is less than $1.50 a day per person to cover, clothes, food, candles, soap etc. Really it is less than that per day because we also feed others every day.

Construction of our permanent ministry center and housing:
$271 – Construction costs for our building.

$3,336 - Total for the month

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ministry report for July 2010

Jesus said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to other towns because that is why I was sent.” (Lk 5:43)

Wordsower Liberia has the same mission: we exist for the purpose of going to all the villages and towns of Liberia to preach the good news and start churches. From my experience I have discovered that most of the towns and villages of Liberia have no church. This month we went to 13 towns and villages (some we were in for several days others we made several visits) preaching, teaching, strengthening existing churches and starting churches. In July we printed and distributed between 8,500 - 9,000 pages of teaching material and hundreds of Bibles. I will give just a few of the many highlights of the month:

Solo Town Outside – before we arrived over a year ago they had no church. Today, they have a healthy church, a completed church building and last month they celebrated their first year anniversary as a church. We are now in the process of ordaining elders.

Solo Town Inside – before we arrived they also had no church or school. Today, they are proud to have a healthy growing church. This month, August, they will celebrate the dedication of their church building. The town is generations old; the elders know that this is the first church they have ever had. We are also in the process of establishing a school for the many children.

Gbarbo – characterizes most of the villages we work in. They have about 30 homes and have no church or school, I believe there are 1000’s of such villages. We have made several visits to Gbarbo in the last six months. The last two Sundays we had our first church services, most of the village attended with overjoyed excitement. Another new church has been birthed in a once churchless village. The chief had given us property for the construction of a church building. They beg us to never stop visiting. We are currently training leaders from the village to be elders of their new church.

Pynes Town – this town has a history of being the most powerful of demonic strongholds. It is the birth place of General Butt Naked, a friend of mine (Google General Butt Naked). He was a leading demonic high priest for Liberia. Last month the Devil and his Disciples from Pynes Town (a satanic cult) went to Peace camp, a gold mining camp of over 1000, and attacked;  beating, raping, pillaging and destroying the camp. We just returned from 4 days in Pynes Town. The head devil and several of his disciples have committed themselves to Christ and renounced the cult. They are now committed to our Bible studies. The main devil has been invited to come live with us for a month or so for cleansing and training, he says he will come. This is a major victory and the breaking of the back of this demonic stronghold! The story is long these are just some highlights.

Beh Village – is a town within the Gola tribe. This tribe of 140,000 is considered to be an unreached people group with less than 1% Christian. We have a healthy growing church there that is also going to other villages evangelizing with the hopes of starting churches. We baptized 7 while there.

Liberia is one of the poorest countries of the world. Many are malnourished, go to bed hungry and die from illnesses that $2 worth of medicine would have cured. We assist many of these with food, clothing, rent and medicine.
We grieve the loss of Pappee Jolo, about 20 years old. He died a week ago. He was an orphan that we assisted for 8 years. His illness was probably Jaundice.

Villages, towns and cities we have been working in:

Sino County: Pynes Town, Gbliyee, Tactiville, Gardoway, Putu Jadweodee, Saydee, Peace Camp (a gold mining camp) and Cass Town

Grand Gheda County: Zwedru, Jaibo, Gorbowrogba, Kyne, Gbloue, Solo Inside, Solo Outside, Kohn, Gambo, Gboleken, Dolozon, Polar, Gbarbo, Franzaz, Gwenebo, Jargbeh, Pellelzon, three road check stations, and the county prison

Montserrado County: Monrovia

River Gee County: Jarkaken, Tartiken, Geeken, Kanweaken, Putuken, Fish Town, Klaboken

Bomi County: Beh town
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