Saturday, November 8, 2014

October, 2014 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.  

They have arrived!
US military transport aircraft flew over our base and landed in Zwedru.  Two Ospreys with tilt rotors that can fly like a plane or helicopter came to scout out the land.  I believe they plan on building us an Ebola camp.  Huh, made us feel like a frontline spiritual MASH unit.  We have a few with Ebola here in our county.   But Praise God Ebola in Liberia is reducing!  

Lasanna on the left
“Let us go somewhere else”
Jesus replied, “Let us do somewhere else… So I can preach there also.  That is why I have come.” Mk 1:38.  One of our teams, Lasana and Samuel, went to Geejah it is about 4 ½ hours from our Zwedru base on a very bad “road” and then a 1 ½ hour hike on a little trail.  

They took the bike on the trail.  Soon the tire went flat so they had one drive slow and the other walk.  Upon arriving in the village, exhausted, they saw a small gathering studying them.  They had heard the sound of the motorbike and were shocked, they said that it was hard for a bike to ever reach them.  

The village was mostly empty because the people had gone to the main road to sell their produce in the market.  Our team introduced themselves and why they had come. The village elder said that their coming was of no use that this village was a society village, that they had never had church and never wanted a church.  “We have no time for God business”, he said. Samuel said that God had directed them to come and that they would wait for the people.  

When the people returned our team and the elder announced their mission and that they wanted to have a meeting with them to give them God’s word.  They refused to come.  For 1 ½ hours our team sat in the village praying.  Slowly they started to come until almost the entire village had gathered to listen.  Samuel taught about salvation.  The elder allowed them to spend the night.  The next morning Lasana taught about repentance, baptism and Ebola.  The team reports that many received Christ.  The Geejah people invited WSL to always come back to them and to help them start a church.  The devil society leader even invited them to return.  Praise God!

They fought to get the bike with the flat tire back to a village on the main road.  Not easy!  There they found a man to repair the bike.  The cost - all the money they had about $1.75.  On their way back to Zwedru the tire went flat again.  Fortunately they were close to a town we are known in.  Our house of peace accepted them and the next morning a local disciple trained by WSL fixed the tire for free.  Again they headed to Zwedru only to run out of gas.  Being close to a town they pushed it and found another disciple WSL had trained who assisted them with gas.

They arrived in Zwedru exhausted in body but celebrating in spirit.  Samuel laid on his mattress to rest.  A black poisonous cobra had crawled across his body to get to a chicken on nest next to his bed.  Their fight woke him. The snake wanted the eggs.  The snake bite killed the chicken.  He killed the snake.  “Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.  I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”   Lk 10:18-19.    

Left: Augustine  Right: Lasanna
Former rebel soldiers are now soldiers of our Lord:
In our WSL family of field leaders we have many former rebel soldiers.  Lasana and Augustine, former soldiers, go into towns and villages preaching and teaching.  They are well known and were once the most evil and feared men of the land.  In Tian’s town they found one of their former rebel fighters, Darlington, who had been a body guard for Augustine.  They introduced him to Christ and into his salvation.  The three united have been preaching and teaching throughout the town to the amazement of all.  The have brought many to Christ, baptized them, are discipling them and have formed a house church of over 30.  Many are young men who were also former fighters.  They are now too many to meet in a house so they have started building a meeting house.  That not being enough they have begun going into the neighboring villages and towns to bring Christ and His church to them also.

“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth” Acts 1:8:
Several of our former Bible Institute school students in Greenville, the county capitol of Sinoe County, have united and are working as a team. In Greenville they led many to Christ, they then baptized them, discipled them and sent them out.  Their report, which has been confirmed, is that this team and their disciples have also impacted 24 of the surrounding towns and villages. They want to continue to spread the gospel throughout that region. Amen!  We will try to provide them with a much needed motorbike.  They have done well in their assignment to Jerusalem and Judea. 

Main Road in Liberia
Supplies came undamaged.  Praise God!
Bad Roads:
Answered prayer!  Our supplies from Monrovia, the capitol, to Zwedru have arrived.  The road is not easy.  Miraculously I made it in 2 days.  Our load of paper and Bibles took 25 days to travel those 300 miles. The road is one of Liberia’s main national highways but it is a dirt road and we can get 200 inches of rain a year (Ohio gets about 20 inches a year).  We are now in the rainy season and can get 50 inches a month.  We were blessed, that road is littered with past transport failures, trucks on their sides and other skeletons damaged beyond repair.  

A Breakthrough?
Franzay has been a stronghold of Satan.  Churches and pastors of the past have never succeeded in Franzay.  We have worked there for 5 years and there has been little lasting fruit from our small church plant.  But, Praise God, things are changing.  We had a 3 day conference, 150 attended.  There were many salvations and testimonies of repentance.  The conference ended with 10 baptisms.  Young men of the society repented as well as some of the old men, who were pillars of the society.  A breakthrough?  We will see.  Join us in prayer for Franzay. 

Wordsower Bible Institute:  
Our school has been closed.  The president has announced a State of Emergency.  All schools have been closed throughout the country to help to stop the spread of Ebola.  We do not know when the state of emergency will be lifted and schools allowed to reopen.
Ebola checkpoint
Prayer requests: 
Answered prayers:  Our load of paper and Bibles arrived to Zwedru safely.  Also Ebola has decreased significantly.  Maybe it is even on its way out.  Places that were Ebola hotspots are now Ebola free.  Continue to pray with us for Liberia!  Pray for a great revival to sweep through this country.  Pray for a healthy church in every village in our generation, that every Liberian can walk small and find a healthy church.   Please make these prayers part of your daily prayers.  

October’s Statistics:  
- Went on 99 mission trips
- Visited 204 towns and villages
- Went into 64 new communities
- 58 people were baptized
- 74 people completed our extensive Bible study program
- Printed 133,000 pages of training material

“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: Bah, Bannah, Bardoua, Beatuoken, Beeweyee, Bilibokee, Bluebarrack, Blumsville, Boah, B.O.P.C., Charlie, Cass Town, Ceeubo, Chea, Cheepoyee, Chebioh, Cheboken, Congo, Dagbe, David Kuma, Deedo, Dejila, Deyankpo, Dioh, Donnah, Down, Down the Mangrove, Eni, Farmersville, Fanfin, Fish, Funnioh, Gardoway, Gbalawin, Gbason, Gbliyee, Gbojuelville, Gbowe, Geblo logging camp, Geekin, Geekloh, Geelor, Grasphy, Greeneville, Greft, Greenville Hospital, Grigsby Farm, Jalay, Jaytoken, Joazon, Joe Village, Jokoken, Jonny-Boy, Judu, Kakpo, Kamus, Karquekpo, Katuzon, Kelgbeh, Kilo, Korjayee, Kpantan, Kuwait Gold mining camp, Lexington, Louisiana, Mama Creek, Monueh, Murraysville, Neinplikpo, New Kru, New, Nyanphio, Nyennwlejen, Panama, Patern, Paul, Peace Camp (a gold mining camp), Pellkon, Penny, Plandiaba, Planksite, Pokpaken, Putu Jadweodee, , Poblee, Po-River, Pogbaken, Polay, Pratt, Prison of Sino County, Pynes Town, Qutatozon, Red Hill, Saikas, Sackor, Sarpo Community, Sargbah, Saygbeken, Seebeh, Seedubo, Seth, Seetor, Saybaken, Saydee, Senquene, Sennajalh, Shakepeh, Shalee, Snoboe, Swangba, Swenpon, Tabti, Tarta, Teah, Titus, Tudee, Unification, Voobadee, Wiah,  Zanwonjah. Grand Gedeh County: Army barracks, Badou, Bah, Bakor, Banana ,Bar, Bargblor, Barte-jam, Bassa, Bawaydee, Beagompo, Beezon, Beh, Bellyalla, Benin, Benla, Bently Mining Camp, Best, Better Hill, B’hai Tarway, Blessing Hill, Billibo, Blown, Boe, Boley, Boplue, Borbor Freeman, Border, Boundary, Brown, Buhou,  Cartumacy, Chayee, Chebeh, Chebeor, Chensla, Compound, Crahold, Cotton tree Community, CVI gold mining camp 1, 2, 3, 4, Deplay, Deyan, Diah, Disco Hill, Dogbar, Dolozon, Dougee Refugee Camp, Doubah, Ducas Wulu, Duo Town, Dweh,  Enoch Nahn, 48 mile, Franzaz, Frinkey, Gambo Road Community, Garbo, Garley, Gave Thank Shilue, Gardweh 1 and 2, Gaye, Gbakah, Gbarbo,  Gbarken,  Gbarzon, Gbarzon Inside, Gbayea, Gbeyoubo, Gbloue, Gboe, Gboan, Geewon, Gboleken, Gborabo, Gambo, Geeha, Geeyah, Gleplay, Go Look, Golo, Gorabert, Gorbowrogba, Goyeazohn, Graddeh, Grady, Guagbo, Gween, Gwenebo,  Jackson, Jaibo, Jallah, James’s Sayon’s, Jargbeh, Jarwleh, Jarzon, Jayteken 1, Jayteken 2, Jellu,  Jerry Tiah, Johban, John David, Jonesgbaye, Juahzon, Julutuzon, Kadifah, Karlowleh, Kartumaside, Kohn, Kojayee, Konobo, Kpallo, Krah, , Kpae, Kulee, Kyne, Kwebo, Ma Esther, Menyeah, Momom Camp, Morris Dowho, New York gold mining camp, Neplubo, News, Nico, Old Pohan, Panwolor, Papa Hill Gold Camp, Papayea, Pellelzon, Pennue Community, Penokon, Peter Saydee, Pineapple village, Pla, Ploe Bodee, Polar Town, Polar Village, Pokor, Popo, PTP refugee camp, Queboe, Rancy, Sally, Sant, Savah, Savior Worbey, Saycon, Saylee, Sayubo, Sentrodu, Sewion 1, Sewion 2, Sloman (a gold mining camp), Solo Inside, Solo Outside, Solo Refugee Camp, Sowaken, Steven, Suahken, Tagbayah,Talorkan, Taryee Beaway, Taye’s Village, Techiensla, Teladee, Tempo, Tiama, Tobolee, Toes Refugee Camp, Toes Town, Toffoi, Togbayee, Tojillah, Toueah, Tuglor, Tuzon inside, Tuzon outside, Varglor, Vleyee, Whybo, Wilking Paye Camp, Willie Jellu, Winner Gardueh, Wlagbo, Woloken, Wulu, Zarzar, Zaiyee, Zeon, Ziah Zilaken,  Ziulay, Zuabah, Zwedru, the county prison, 4 road check stations, and the county hospital.  Montserrado County: Bannerville, Bassa, Gbenbah, Jacob town, Monrovia, New Georgia, Pipeline.  River Gee County:  Bletiken, Cheboken, Dweaken, Fish Town, Fish Town Prison, Gbaweleken,Geeken, Jarkaken, Jarlatuken, Jaytoken 1, Jaytoken 2, Kanweaken, Kaytoken, Klaboken, Knowluken, Myoken, Podroken, Putuken, Sargba, Sueaken, Sweaken, Tartiken, Tuaken, Tuobo, Tuumaken, Wartiken, Whesatuken, WorlekenBomi County:  Beh, Jaway, Joes Town, Tubmansburg.  Margibi County: Army barracks, Barclay, Bovclay, Brown, Dolos Town, Harbel camp 7, Kpuyah, Mazoe, Naway, Sherflin Barak, Takata.  Maryland County: Bann Village, Barreken, Biladimour, Bonnikek, Brownell, Cain, Cavalla, Cavalla Konukridi, CRC Camp 3 and Camp 8 Gbolobo, Dakay, Dannis, Dibleken, Doloken, Driver’s Camp, Dugboken, Dweaken, Face, Factory Camp, Feloken, Fish, Free, Gbanken, Gboloken, Gedetabo, Geeken, Glofaken 1 and 2, Gwissiken, Halfgrayway, 7 locations in Harper, Henugba, Hnabo, Holegrn, Hospital Camp, Jebaiken, Judy’s, Kablaken, Karloken, Kings, Koffibeo #1, #2, #3, Koluso, Konusod, Lexicon, Libsuco, Little Weleppo Refugee camp, Refugee Camp Town, Marfliken, Middle town, Nekpachelu, Nemelken, New Half and Whole Half, New Sodoken, Number 8 Camp, Graway Towns, Old Lady, Olegravic, Pedebo, 4 locations in Pleebo, Philadelphia Gold Mining Camp, Poceken, Pogbaken, President Tubman farm camp #1&2,Pular, Pulla, Puluken, Quiloken, Refugee Village, Rock 1 and 2, Rock Town, Rubber Bag Camp, Saleken, Saydeken, Sawlowken, Saywonken, Siliken, Spring Hill, Teaken, Tugbaken, Warteken, Weah’s Town, Wechoken, Weleken Wholegrayway, Wuluplukredi, Wutuken, Yelibibou, Ylahken, Yoploken, Yourken, Yulukridi, the county prison and check stations.  Nimba County: Beatwo, Borbor, Bleaseh, Burtein, Camp 1, Dialah, Fienney, Fluma, Freeman, Ganta, Gbanquoi, Gbanolu, Glalay, Gonkopa, Gougartwo, Graie, Guotoin, John Strother, Karbah, Kpallah, Kpaytuo, Kpiekpoa, Logan, Mentor, Miller, Noway, Puayaker, Saclepea, Sarlay, Tappita, Towah, Unification, Venn, Whea, Wontoe, Yiteepea, Your Peg, Wesseken, Zarwulugbo, Zautuo.  River Cess County: Darhga, Gbee.  Grand Kru County: Baclaville City, Baclaville Check Point, Bewane, Boniken, Camp Spin, Company Camp, Doubbo, Dweaken, Farina, Gbarken, Gblebo, Geneken, Genoyah, Big Suehn, Glabroken, Iron Bridge,  Kladipah, Leaceco, Newaken, Solokent, Sorroken, Woelowinken, Wropluken. Grand Bassa County: Bucannon Baccoline, Dayes, Goah, Nagbeh, Nyudeh, Penney. Bong County: Baptist Clinic Community, Belefana, Cuttington Univeristy, Deemita, Foebilla, Galatua, Ganyea, Gbarnga, Gbarnga Central Prison, Gbenniquileh, James Flomo, Janyea, Kokoyah Community, Lelekpayea, Suakoko, Tamayata, Tubman Army Barracks.

October, 2014 Ministry Expense Report

Mission expenses:
$1,732 – Pens, folders, Bibles, mission trips feeding, etc.  We purchased 4,200 bibles!  
$1,937 – Motor bike gas and repair, we have 13 bikes. We buy gas in bulk at about $5.00 a gallon.    

Wordsower Bible Institute:
$251 - Print Shop: This includes all expenses for printing Bible training material. We purchased
enough paper to print 350,000 pages.  
$0 – Our school has closed because of the Ebola crisis.  In Liberia’s state of emergency all schools have been ordered to be closed. 

Assistance to the poor:
$747 – Humanitarian assistance: This includes food (average cost is $1.50 a day for food) rent, home repair, etc. Most of this fund assists our sacrificial leaders that live in extreme poverty.  We also assist refugees, orphans, widows and the handicap.                     
$104– Medical expenses (average treatment cost per person is $1.00 - $10.00). 

Team food and house supplies:
$1,580 – Food and house supplies (close estimate).  Our core team consists of 13 adults and 17 children.  To cover, clothes, food, batteries, soap etc.  We feed visitors every day from the interior, refugees, and locals from our house funds.

$6,351 - Total for the month.     THANK YOU!   

Donations should be mailed to:

Wordsower International
16960 Sidney Plattsville Rd
Sidney, Oh 45365

Donations can also be made online by going to our web page: 
All donations are tax deductible.  A receipt will be sent in January.  100% of all donations go for the mission to the Liberians and refugees.  None is used for me or administration.  If you have any questions concerning donations you may call Tom Looker at 937-489-8090.

Thank you for your prayers and support,


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