Monday, June 10, 2013

May '13: "...testimonies that would cause a rock in a desert to shed tears."

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 10 counties; there are 8,700 villages and towns in 15 counties. This month we made 79 mission trips, visiting 84 villages and other locations and we made many local mission trips.  We went into 12 new villages.  Many of the places we visited multiple times, our longest trip was 13 days, shortest a few hours.  We printed and distributed approximately 2,360 pages of teaching material and distributed hundreds of Bibles, 58 were baptized and 6 completed our extensive Bible study program.  We showed the Jesus film 1 time to over 60 people.  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

Local missions: WOW!  What fun!  We have formed a new church of former rebel soldiers, ghetto drunks, addicts and notorious thieves.   Soo cool.  The Holy Spirit was powerful today.  Last week one said, “Why don’t we ever worship and just study the bible?”, so we are now having great worship.  Today another said, “Why don’t we ever give testimonies?”, so we had testimonies.  Of the 30, there were probably 20 who gave beautiful testimonies that would cause a rock in a desert to shed tears.  Others said, “What is the name of our church?”, so later today we will name our church.    

The Don and Melanie Riley family: They minister in the midst of suffering.  Don, Mel and 3 of their 4 children have already had malaria.  Now most are suffering from severe diarrhea, vomiting, stomach and body aches.  I guess it is Africa’s way of saying “hello”, or “out with America and in with Africa”.  Don has led many to Christ, has baptized many and is currently discipling many.  Home school is suffering but does exist.  Adapting will take time.  The spirits of the team are high.  Check out Riley’s blog page it is 

Bible Institute: We have acquired the ½ acre lot next to us.  It had 5 unfinished buildings on it.  It is the site of our future Bible Institute.  This project is undoubtedly by the hand of God.  A Church in Indiana has donated $17,400 to finish the construction.  Construction has been rapid.  We believe the project will be finished by the end of June or the first of July. 

A Movie of Wordsower Liberia:  Ryan Cain was with us for 3 months and created a movie of us.  You can find it on Youtube.  It is called “Ryan Cain’s African Adventure featuring WSL.”  Go to the search box of Youtube to find it.  

Barn sale:  The Norton’s and friends have completed their annual barn sale for WSL.  This year they raised over $2,800!  We are praying for how to use it.  We think we may put it on our printer project, to purchase a much needed industrial print shop that can produce 8,000 copies an hour.

Prayer requests: Special prayer for the Riley family they are all very sick at this time.  Our enemy is furious and out to destroy.  Pray that we will see his schemes and be able to stand against them.  Pray that we will have wisdom on how to use our time and resources to be as effective as possible.   

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:

Sinoe County: Bardoua, Beatuoken, Bilibokee, Charlic, Cass Town, Chebioh, Cheboken, Dagbe, Deedo, Dejila, Deyankpo, Fanfin, Funnioh, Gbliyee, Gardoway, Greeneville, Geelor, Greft, Jalay, Jaytoken, Joazon, Joe Village, 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 Gedeh County: Army barracks, Badou, Bah, Bargblor, Barte-jam, Bassa, Bawaydee, Beezon, Beh, Bently Mining Camp, Best, B’hai, Tarway, Billibo, Boe,  Boley, Boplue, Border, Boundary, Chayee, Chebeh, Compound, CVI gold mining camp, Deplay, Diah, Dolozon, Dougee Refugee Camp, Duo Town, Dweh,  48 mile, Franzaz, Garbo, Garley, Gbakah, Gbarbo, Gbayea, Gbeyoubo, Gbloue, Gboe,  Gboe Geewon, Gboleken, Gambo, Geeha, Geeyah, Gleplay, Gorabert,  Gorbowrogba, Graddeh, Grady, Gwenebo,  Jackson, Jaibo, James’s Sayon’s, Jargbeh, Jarwleh, Jarzon, Jayteken 1, Jayteken 2, Jellu,  Johban, John David, Jonesgbaye, Juahzon, Julutuzon, Karlowleh, Kohn, Kojayee, Konobo, Ziah, Kpae, Kyne, Kwebo, Ma Esther, New York gold mining camp, Nico, Old Pohan, Panwolor, Pellelzon, Penokon, Peter Saydee, Pineapple village, Ploe Bodee, Polar Town, Polar Village, PTP refugee camp, Queboe, Sant, 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: Bannerville, Jacob town, Monrovia, New Georgia, Pipeline.  River Gee County:  Cheboken, Dweaken, Fish Town, Fish Town Prison, Geeken, Jarkaken, Jaytoken 1, Jaytoken 2, Kanweaken, Klaboken, Podroken, Putuken, Sargba, Sweaken, Tartiken.  Bomi County:  Beh, Jaway, Joes Town, Tubmansburg.  Margibi: Army barracks, Bovclay, Brown, Dolos Town, Harbel camp 7, Kpuyah, Mazoe, Naway, Sherflin Barak,Takata. Maryland County:Cain, Cavalla, Cavalla Konukridi, Gbolobo, Dakay, Dannis, Dibleken, Factory, Fish, Gboloken, Halfgrayway, 7 locations in Harper, Holegrn, Judy’s, Kablaken, Kings, 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, Pular, Pulla, Puluken, Refugee Village, Rock, Rubber Bag Camp, Saydeken, Sawlowken, Saywonken, Siliken, Spring Hill, Warteken, Weah’s Town, Wechoken, Wholegrayway, 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.  Grand Kru: Bewan, Camp Spin, Doubbo, Gbarken, Wropluken.

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