Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Oct. '13: "The whole bar became a congregation."

This was our busiest month ever thanks to the new bikes and plenty of gas.
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 300 villages in 12 counties; there are 8,700 villages and towns in 15 counties. We made 143 mission trips, visiting 79 villages and other locations and we made many other local mission trips. Our longest mission trip was 2 weeks the shortest a few hours.  10 attended our 2 week Bible Institute. We printed and distributed approximately 28,000 pages of teaching material (We purchased a new copier for about $2,000).  27 were baptized and 24 completed our extensive Bible study program.  Jesus film was shown 2 times in the local dialect to over 200.  We had 3 1-2 days conferences.  We acquired 3,900 Bibles.  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
Delta 1: as they call him, was also a former commander of the war.  I met him in a bar on a Sunday in the capital city, Monrovia.  The whole bar became a congregation.  All listened to the word of God and prayed for forgiveness.  Many of them are now doing our Bible marking study.  Delta 1, I discovered, is good friends with the other two former commanders that have join us and that I have written about.  He is studying and preparing to come to our Bible Institute.  The army grows!
Wordsower Bible Institute:  The third class of our Bible Institute have completed the course and have been sent out into their communities and the nation.  This class had 10 students. Our next class starts on January 20th.  We will not have classes in November nor December because we will be setting up our printing press shop.
Purchased of another ¼ acre lot: Praise God for more answered prayer!  We had been praying for the ¼ acre lot that borders our existing property.  In the past the owner did not want to sell.  After days of prayer I was preparing to go to him and ask him again.  But, before I could he came to me to ask if we would buy it.  Sold!  We plan on using it for our permanent press house, a storage building, bike shelter, and future expansion of our Bible Institute.  And, maybe to store water well drilling equipment and supplies, read below.  
Preparing for the printing presses:  Our printing press shop is on the boat and should arrive in the port on November 18th.  We are now changing our storage and bike garage into the temporary press house. We need prayer, the equipment weights about 3 tons.  It is too fragile to travel the terrible Liberian road from Monrovia, the capital, to Zwedru.  It will have to be flown in.  Thank our Lord that Samaritan’s Purse, Billy Graham’s organization, has agreed to fly it to us by plane or helicopter at no cost.  But there are issues.  How do you pick it up and get it through the door of a small plane?  We need prayer.  We may need to put it in a net under the helicopter, issues there also.  We need prayer, please pray with us.
Clean Water for all: We are in discussion with two other organizations about forming a partnership, The Last Well and Water of Life.  They are committed to evangelism, church planting and clean water for all in Liberia.  We are praying to see how we could work together.  We may be given the assignment of drilling wells in the South East region, our region, of Liberia. It may be that we will get trucks and all necessary well drilling equipment.  We would put water wells in all the places we have started churches and use it as a tool to enter resistant areas like Muslim communities.  This also would give our missionaries much needed jobs.  During the day they would put in wells, in the evenings establish and strengthen churches. The Last Well’s goal is clean water for all Liberia this decade.  Pray about this with us.  


“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), Polay, 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, Bellyalla, 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, Zuabah, 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, Kaytoken, Klaboken, Myoken, Podroken, Putuken, Sargba, Sweaken, Tartiken, Tuaken, Wartiken.  Bomi County:  Beh, Jaway, Joes Town, Tubmansburg.  Margibi County: 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 County: Darhga, Gbee.  Grand Kru County: Baclaville City, Baclaville Check Point, Bewan, Boniken, Camp Spin, Company Camp, Doubbo, Gbarken, Iron Bridge,  Kladipah, Leaceco, Solokent, Woelowinken, Wropluken. Bong County: Bucannon.  Grand Bassa County: Baccoline, Goah.