Thursday, December 2, 2010

November Ministry Report

The mission of Jesus, “not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance”. (2 Pet 3:9 NIV), is also our mission.

Wordsower Liberia exists for the purpose of going to all the villages and towns of Liberia to preach the good news, disciple, encourage and train existing churches and start churches. Most of the towns and villages of Liberia have no church. This month we made 11 mission trips, visiting 4 villages, the prison, 5 immigration and police stations. We printed and distributed 7,260 pages of teaching material and hundreds of Bibles. We baptized 5, and 43 completed our extensive Bible study program.

We had an unusual month. For most of the month we did not have money, most of the time we did not have money for gas for the generator to run the copiers, or for paper or the bikes to go on mission trips. We were able to go on a few missions that were local or close to our base. We had many villages to visit and conferences to teach that were cancelled because of finances…But we also have great news! 536 pounds of desperately needed supplies were put on a ship for us. Much of them were purchased in November and the cost of the shipment covered (that is one reason our on-site finances were low). In the shipment are medicines, books, 2 desperately needed copiers, office supplies, Bibles and motorbike parts. We are very, very grateful to those who contributed time and money to make it happen! Thank you! They are scheduled to arrive the first week in January, we eagerly wait.

More good news: A young church we assisted in starting, in Jellu Town, is now constructing their church building. Franzay Town, a population of about 400, is remote and was also churchless. Last week we visited their recently birthed Church. We celebrated with them as they had their first communion service. In December we are scheduled to return for several baptisms. 500 students here in Zwedru have started and are actively working on a series of 12 lessons, called The Mail Box Club. Also we have started a new church here in Zwedru, last Sunday more then 20 attended.

Prayer requests: In December we are dividing our team, Albert, Aloysius and I are going to Maryland County to start a new branch. I will be with them for two months, they will remain. The trip, start and ministry are all going to be a real challenge. The road to Maryland County is hard and dangerous, taking two days. Motorbike drivers form caravans when traveling that road. Even caravans do not guarantee safety. Last week road rouges shot two riding one bike on that road, who were in a caravan, killing one and critically wounding the other (Aloysius and I will travel that same road on bike next week, Albert will follow later in a car with supplies). Also, they have discovered recent ritualistic child sacrifices in that county.

Villages, towns and cities we have been working in:
Sino County: Pynes Town, Gbliyee, Titus, Gardoway, Putu Jadweodee, Saydee, Peace Camp (a gold mining camp) Greeneville, Qutatozon, Seetor, Karquekpo, and Cass Town. Grand Gheda County: Zwedru, Toe Town, Toffoi, Suahken, Julutuzon, Jaibo, Gorbowrogba, Kyne, Gbloue, Solo Inside, Solo Outside, Kohn, Gambo, Gboleken, Dolozon, Polar Village, Dian, Gbarbo, Franzaz, Gwenebo, Jargbeh, Pellelzon, three road check stations, Zeon, Kpae, Zarzar, Gleplay, Compound, Sinkon, Jarzon, Polar Town and the county prison. Montserrado County: Monrovia. River Gee County: Jarkaken, Tartiken, Geeken, Kanweaken, Putuken, Fish Town, Klaboken. Bomi County: Beh

Thank you for your prayers, donations and support,


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