Our mission is that every village of Liberia will have a healthy church. Most of the towns and villages of Liberia have no church. We have worked in over 200 villages in 8 counties. This month we made 79 mission/ministry trips, visiting 121 villages and other locations, going into 42 new locations. Many of the places we visited multiple times, our longest trip was 12 days, shortest a few hours. We printed and distributed 13,500 pages of teaching material and distributed hundreds of Bibles, reporting 44 new baptisms since our last report and 7 completed our extensive Bible study program. Several factors affect how many mission trips we can go on each month; illness, injuries, motorbikes repaired, the availability of gas and money are some.
The birthing of a church:
Zeon village is an old village. It existed long before the war that lasted 14 years. Before the war they had some worship services. But, after the war started they say all worship services stopped. Things have changed, a church has been birthed. There are about 15 adults and many children that attend. They meet under a palm tree. One great concern they have is for the spiritual teaching of their children.
The village has been ruled by the devil and his disciples for generations. The fight is on! But not to fret, the Kingdom of God will prevail! After teaching on baptism 7 had agreed to be baptized. As they and the church were going through the town to be baptized, in the creek, we were met by the devil and some of his disciples. They had the devil costume lying along the trail. One, to be baptized, broke from the line and re-joined the devil. But know, the devil and his disciples will decrease and will probably die out, they always do. “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing and forceful men lay ahold of it.” (Matt 11:12). Guaranteed the gates of Hell shudder in Zeon village. Pray they will in every village of Liberia.
Highlights of the month:
We showed the Jesus film 6 times to over 2,000 people. Generator problems caused us to cancel several showings.
We purchased a new motorbike for $950. That makes 9! We continue to grow. We continue to train and send additional leaders into new territory. Tuesday evening is bike training time, which is full of laughs. We expect to have a few new drivers soon.
Our many leaders are very committed to the mission and sacrifice much. All live in poverty, daily looking for food for that day. Often their houses will be “Dry” (without food). This month school tuition fees were due for the last semester. We assisted our leaders with their kid’s schools fees. We spent $884 in assistance. We do not pay our field leaders, they are volunteers. But, we give blessings and assistance when we can.
Our farm is about 6-8 acres. It was bush. The field leaders and our core team cut and burnt it. We are now cutting the trees into logs for making coal. The planting of corn, rice and cassava will start this month. The coal and harvest will be for assisting the feeding of our field leaders.
We did some construction on our “tent”, kind of like a pole barn without walls and with a thatch roof. We enlarged it for conferences, it will seat 80. We also added a smaller tent as a kitchen for the feeding of conference attendees. Don and Melanie Riley with their 4 children are preparing to come join us. So we have started adding 2 new rooms for them and another as a multipurpose room.
Prayer Request: The month of April will be a month of conferences. We want to do three day teachings for the leaders of most of our village churches and refugee camps. Pray the Holy Spirit will train, encourage and put His passionate fire in each one of us.
Thank you for your prayers, donations and encouragement,
“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” C. S. Lewis.
Villages, towns and cities we have been working in:
Sino County: Bardoua, Bilibokee, Charlic, Cass Town, Chebioh, Cheboken, Deedo, Dejila, Fanfin, Funnioh, Gbliyee, Gardoway, Greeneville, Geelor, Jalay, Jaytoken, Joazon, Jokoken, Judu, Karquekpo, Kilo, Korjayee, Kuwait Gold mining camp, Nyennwlejen, Pokpaken, Putu Jadweodee, Peace Camp (a gold mining camp), Pratt, Pynes Town, Qutatozon, Saygbeken, Seetor, Saybaken, Saydee, Senquene, Titus, Voobadee, Wiah. Grand Gheda County: Badou, Bah, Bargblor, Barte-jam, Bawaydee, Beezon, Beh, Bently Mining Camp, Billibo, Boe, Boley, Border, Boundary, Chayee, Chebeh, Compound, CVI gold mining camp, Dian, Dolozon, Dougee Refugee Camp, Duo Town, Dweh, 48 mile, Franzaz, Garley, Gbarbo, Gbeyoubo, Gbloue, Gboe, Gboe Geewon, Gboleken, Gambo, Geeha, Gleplay, Gorbowrogba, Grady, Gwenebo, Jaibo, James’s Sayon’s, Jargbeh, Jarwleh, Jarzon, Jayteken 1, Jayteken 2, Jellu, John David, Jonesgbaye, Julutuzon, Karlowleh, Kohn, Kojayee, Konobo, Ziah, Kpae, Kyne, Kwebo, Nico, Panwolor, Pellelzon, Penokon, Peter Saydee, Polar Town, Polar Village, PTP refugee camp, Savah, Saylee, Sayubo, Sentrodu, Sewion 1, Sewion 2, Sinkon, Sloman (a gold mining camp), Solo Inside, Solo Outside, Solo Refugee Camp, Steven, Suahken, Taye’s Village, Tiama, Toes Refugee Camp, Toes Town, Toffoi, Togbayee, Tojillah, Toueah, Tuglor, Varglor, Vleyee, Whybo, Willie Jellu, Woloken, Wulu, Zarzar, Zeon, Ziulay, Zwedru, the county prison, 4 road check stations, and the county hospital. Montserrado County: Monrovia. River Gee County: Cheboken, Dweaken, Fish Town, Geeken, Jarkaken, Jaytoken 1, Jaytoken 2, Kanweaken, Klaboken, Podroken, Putuken, Sargba, Tartiken. Bomi County: Beh, Jaway, Joes Town. Maryland County: Cain, Cavalla, Gbolobo, Dakay, Dannis, Dibleken, Factory, Fish, 6 locations in Harper, Holegrn, Judy’s, Kablaken, Lexicon, Little Weleppo Refugee camp, Middle town, Nekpachelu, Nemelken, New half and Whole Graway Towns, Old Lady, Olegravic, Pedebo, 4 locations in Pleebo, Philadelphia, Poceken, Pulla, Refugee Village, Rock, Rubber Bag Camp, Saydeken, Saywonken, Siliken, Warteken, Weah’s Town, Wuluplukredi, the county prison and check stations. Nimba County: Beatwo, Camp 1, Dialah, Freeman, Glalay, Gonkopa, Graie, Guotoin, Kpaytuo, Miller, Noway, Sarlay, Tappita, Towah, Unification, Venn, Wontoe, Yiteepea, Your Peg, Zarwulugbo, Zautuo. River Cess: Darhga, Gbee.