Saturday, July 14, 2012

"Join us in regular prayer for Liberia..."

The mission of Jesus; “not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Pet 3:9 NIV), is also our mission. 
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 90 mission/ministry trips, visiting 71 villages and other locations, going into 3 new locations.  Many of the places we visited multiple times, our longest trip was 21 days, shortest a few hours.  We printed and distributed 5,900 pages of teaching material and distributed hundreds of Bibles, 5 were baptized and 35 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. 

Some highlights of the month

OUR MANUALS:  We have received about 100 of our manuals (100 more are on a boat coming).  For the last 4½ years I have been writing training material specific for the needs of the Liberian.  The material has been made into a manual.  It is for evangelism, discipleship and church planting.  It is titled, “Where There Is No Church.”  We believe everything necessary to start and run a healthy church is in the manual.  We are teaching 3 day workshops from it and giving it to the church leaders.  Those trained are thankful.  There are many, many more waiting for the manual and training.   

CHRISTINE MEDAN (the French Lady) : Has lived and worked with us for over 1 year.  She went to France for three months, while there discovered she had breast cancer.  During those three months she ministered in France, Turkey and the USA.  She had surgery for the cancer.  She also finished the translating of our manual in French and produced 100 manuals, all in three months.  Wow!  

THE RILEY FAMILY:  Don, Mel and their 4 children are preparing to move to Liberia to join us.  Two things need to happen; the sale of their house in the USA and the construction of their house here.  They have been sending us construction money.  We have finished the foundation and made the blocks for the walls.  We hope to have the walls finished in July and the roof in August. 

SUPPLIES: This month we received a shipment of supplies off of a container sent from the USA.  We received 1000’s of pages of our teaching lessons, and about 100 of our manuals, school books and supplies, motorbike parts, medical supplies, two generators (for showing the Jesus film), and children’s clothes.  Much thanks to those who purchased and spent time preparing the shipment.  The supplies come to us on boat, they take about 4 months to reach us here in Zwedru.

THE ANNUAL BARN SALE:  For several years friends of Wordsower Liberia have worked together to have a huge barn sale.  This year they raised $3,300.  $1,200 was given to the Riley family to help them prepare for their move here.  The rest was used to buy a new Honda 5 KVA generator.  It is already on the boat coming to us.  One of our biggest problems here is reliable clean power.  The barn sale team has solved that problem!  THANK YOU!!

Again, our copiers and generators were broke down most of the month.

I have had some health problems.  My spleen is swollen and damaged, probably from the many back to back cases of malaria.  I have started taking a weekly anti-malarial drug.  The drug has negative side effects but then so does malaria. I hope this will give time for my spleen to rest and heal.

Prayer Requests:  Pray for the Riley home to sell and for their quick arrival here.  Pray for my health to be restored.  Join us in regular prayer for Liberia: Pray there will be a healthy church in every village of Liberia in our lifetime.

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, Beatuoken, Bilibokee, Charlic, Cass Town, Chebioh, Cheboken, Dagbe, Deedo, Dejila, Deyankpo, Fanfin, Funnioh, Gbliyee, Gardoway, Greeneville, Geelor, Greft, Jalay, Jaytoken, Joazon, Jokoken, Judu, Karquekpo, Kilo, Korjayee, Kuwait Gold mining camp, Nyennwlejen, Pellkon, Pokpaken, Putu Jadweodee, Peace Camp (a gold mining camp), Pratt, Pynes Town, Qutatozon, Saygbeken, Seetor, Saybaken, Saydee, Senquene, Sennajalh, Titus, Voobadee, Wiah.  Grand Gheda County: Badou, Bah, Bargblor, Barte-jam, Bawaydee, Beezon, Beh, Bently Mining Camp, Best, Biah Tarway, Billibo, Boe,  Boley,  Border, Boundary, Chayee, Chebeh, Compound, CVI gold mining camp, Dian, Dolozon, Dougee Refugee Camp, Duo Town, Dweh,  48 mile, Franzaz, Garbo, Garley, Gbarbo, Gbeyoubo, Gbloue, Gboe,  Gboe Geewon, Gboleken, Gambo, Geeha, Geeyah, Gleplay, Gorbowrogba, Graddeh, Grady, Gwenebo,  Jaibo, James’s Sayon’s, Jargbeh, Jarwleh, Jarzon, Jayteken 1, Jayteken 2, Jellu,  Johban, John David, Jonesgbaye, Julutuzon, Karlowleh, Kohn, Kojayee, Konobo, Ziah, Kpae, Kyne, Kwebo, New York gold mining camp, Nico, Old Pohan, Panwolor, Pellelzon, Penokon, Peter Saydee, Pineapple village, Ploe Bodee, 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, Sowaken, Steven, Suahken, Taye’s Village, Tiama, Toes Refugee Camp, Toes Town, Toffoi, Togbayee, Tojillah, Toueah, Tuglor, Varglor, Vleyee, Whybo, Willie Jellu, Woloken, Wulu, Zarzar, Zaiyee, Zeon, Ziulay, Zwedru, the county prison, 4 road check stations, and the county hospital.  Montserrado County:  Monrovia.  River Gee County:  Cheboken, Dweaken, Fish Town, Fish Town Prison, Geeken, Jarkaken, Jaytoken 1, Jaytoken 2, Kanweaken, Klaboken, Podroken, Putuken, Sargba, Tartiken.  Bomi County:  Beh, Jaway, Joes Town, Tubmansburg.  Maryland County: Cain, Cavalla, Gbolobo, Dakay, Dannis, Dibleken, Factory, Fish, Gboloken, 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, Sawlowken, Saywonken, Siliken, Warteken, Weah’s Town, Wechoken, Wuluplukredi, the county prison and check stations.  Nimba County: Beatwo, Camp 1, Dialah, Fienney, Freeman, Glalay, Gonkopa, Graie, Guotoin, Kpaytuo, Miller, Noway, Sarlay, Tappita, Towah, Unification, Venn, Wontoe, Yiteepea, Your Peg, Zarwulugbo, Zautuo.  River Cess: Darhga, Gbee.