Tuesday, December 6, 2016

November 2016 report

This month we worked in 4 counties going into 23 villages evangelizing, discipling, starting churches and assisting established churches.  We did five 2-3 day regional workshops, showed the Jesus film 1 time and 3 were baptized.  We also printed and distributed 10,000 pages of teaching material, distributed many Bibles and manuals.

The picture above is some of the residents of Pineapple village.  They walked about an hour, carrying load, to greet me.  They brought the fruits of their labors as gifts; pawpaw, rice, banana and a rooster.  These gifts came with true sacrifice.  Their harvested rice will finish before the next harvest is brought in, yet they gave us 40 cups.  They came to welcome me and tell me “sorry” about the accident.  It was their way of saying thanks for how we have assisted them in the past.  When we met them years ago they had no church, were worshipping the devil, no school and were drinking dirty water.  Today they have a fellowship that meets and all have clean water.  The worshipping of the devil is over!  Patrick, one of the town leaders, has finished 3 levels of our Bible Institute and is their church leader.  Their lives have been eternally changed as has their quality of life.  We plan on training Patrick to be the literacy teacher so that the youth and adults will learn to read, write and do simple math.  Their smiles, hope and joy was overflowing.

The pictures above are of our adult literacy graduation ceremony.  We had 15 graduates complete the training, nine completed level 1 and six completed level 2.  Now all these women are able to read.  In the future we want to offer Levels 1-3.  We also have plans to teach the village spiritual leaders to teach literacy in their region to both youth and adults.

Yetta has been vising us for years.  During these years she has had a terrible stinking rotten leg.  She gave me her twins to raise because she was not able to take care of them.  While I was in USA her 5 year old boy got malaria. Treatment for malaria is 75 cents.  She delayed treatment, he got worse.  When she got him to the hospital he was in bad condition.  The doctors said it would cost $50 treat him and that they would not start treatment without payment.  She ran the town frantically begging.  Sometime later She arrived with $20 but it was too late her boy had passed away.  Early treatment of 75 cents or late treatment of $50 and the child would be alive today.  In my office Yetta wept bitterly as she told me the story.  This is just one story of the preventable atrocities, injustice and hopelessness caused by poverty that blanket this country.    

Praise God!  Money was donated for 10 motorbikes.  We have purchased 4 and have them out on missions.  We are evaluating when to purchase the others.  Also money was donated to start construction of our much needed new print shop.  Construction has started.  We hope to have it completed in 4-5 months.

Prayer Requests:  I urge you by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit to join us in our struggle by praying to God for us, Romans 15:30.  Probably 3 million Liberians do not have access to a dentist.  The exciting news is in January we will be able to send 2 of our leaders to Monrovia to be trained by American dentists to pull teeth.  Pray that this plan will work and that we will be able to acquire all the dental equipment needed so we can start pulling teeth as needed from village to village, showing our love, as we evangelize and disciple.  We want to again start distributing water filters in the remote villages where they are drinking dirty water.  Malaria is the number one killer in Liberia and dirty water is number 2.  Pray that we will be able to get the equipment shipped to us from Monrovia. 

November Expenses:
$4,263 – Motor bikes - Includes purchasing 4 motorbikes, gas, repairs, 9 helmets, 13 sets of rain boot, 5 raincoats.
$958 - Mission expenses – includes feeding, supplies and compensations
$466 - Humanitarian includes medical, rent assistance, food, and a business start
$670 - Base expenses – includes base feeding, upkeep, maintenance, generator gas for press and printers. 
$290 – staff support
$180 – Night security.  Doors and windows are locked and secure so thieves took machete and cut through our metal roof.  This now requires us to have night security.
$6,827 - Total

We want to keep you informed.  Below is list of goals that we are working towards to accomplish our mission of seeing a healthy church in every village of Liberia in this generation.    

1, 5, 10 year plans for WSL
Our desire is to have the heart, mind, passion, will and plans of our Lord, not our will but His will be done.  It is good to make plans, set and pursue goals knowing that God’s will, will be done and that as we go forward He will adjust our plans to fit His will.

“The plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.  Ps 33:11

“I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.  
Correct me, LORD,” Jer 10:23-24

“I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.  Ps 16:7

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Pr 16:9  

“If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not
fall, for the LORD upholds  him with his hand.  Ps 37:23-24

“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Ps 37:4

Goals for 2017
·        There is a list of our methods, weapons, used to accomplish our mission.  We want to strengthen and increase each of these methods.
·        Disciple and strengthen our Liberian board.
·        Teach levels 1-4 in the Bible Institute.  Teach the school 11 months meeting the last two weeks of each month.  No classes in December.  
·        Print and distribute 1 million pages of teaching material making thousands of booklets and manuals both in English and French.  There is a huge need, there is desire from the people to receive the training material and we have the ability to distribute the material.  I believe this will bring much lasting fruit.
·        Continue sending teams into the villages evangelizing, discipling, creating leaders and starting churches.  We have some very good, fruitful elder quality leaders. 
·        Have several missionary in training candidates living on our base, planting churches within reach of our base and preparing to go to the unreached tribes of Liberia.
·        Using water filters as a tool showing the Liberians the love and compassion of Christ in us.  This tool would be part of our mission to evangelize, disciple and church plant.
·        Implant the vision and assist existing churches to start free, independent churches and send out missionary teams as in Acts 13:1-4.
·        Continue to have interns visit from the USA.
·        Build a press shop costing approximately $10,000. 
·        Start a dental program that will go from village to village showing love as we evangelize   and disciple.

Within 5 years
·        We would implement new methods, weapons, to accomplish our mission as revealed by our Lord that are not known at this time.
·        We would continue to strengthen and increase our methods, weapons, used to accomplish our mission. 
·        Maybe we would form a unity of independent churches.
·        Another missionary would join WSL.
·        I would be continuing to create indigenous leaders to replace me, preparing for my future death.
·        We would be active in Ivory Coast sponsoring several missionary teams. There is a great cry from them for us to do more in their country.
·        Maybe we could open a new branch in Ivory Coast led by another missionary.
·        Have missionary teams serving in all the unreached tribes of Liberia.
·        Have missionary teams serving in West and North Africa.
·        Add buildings for the Bible Institute to increase the number of students who will become ministers and missionaries.

Within 10 years (I will be 69 in 10 years)
·        Be alive!!!?
·        We would continue to strengthen and increase our methods, weapons, used to accomplish our mission. 
·        Every unreached tribe of Liberia would have church planting missionary teams.
·        We would have several missionary teams planting churches in several West and North African countries.
·        Churches would be starting other free and independent churches. They would be training and sending out their own missionary teams as in Acts 13:1-4.
·        Every village of Liberia would have had the Gospel presented to them, would have received Bibles and Bible training material.
·        Be able to turn WSL in Liberia over to another missionary and the trained indigenous leaders.
·        I would spend more time as a consultant, overseer, and traveling throughout West and North Africa implementing our methods and system into their countries.
·        I would be visiting our missionary teams throughout West and North Africa.

And Beyond
·        Every village of Liberia would have a worshipping fellowship of believers!!!
·        North and West Africa would be flooded with missionaries.
·        Experience the great tribulation and rapture J.
·        “Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Rev 2:10-11.
·        “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Rev 3:21.




Thursday, November 10, 2016

October 2016 mission report


Praise God for answered prayer!  We have received a donation from a church in Michigan for $10,000 for the purchase of 10 much needed motorbikes.  Also, a ministry in California donated $2,000 for a plate making machine needed for our Printing press shop.

My return flight is November 15th.  I expect to be in Liberia for another 2 years.

In October went on 16 mission trips to 25 villages in 4 counties.  We conducted 6 three day workshops in 3 counties. Four persons completed the Bible making lessons and two persons were baptized.


$895 was spent on missions

$390 on motorbike repairs

$253 on humanitarian assistance such as rent, medicine, school fees and food

$625 on staff support (7 adults)

$379 operation of the base – includes feeding, gas, printing expenses and general supplies

Please continue to lift us up in prayer.  We see that the harvest is truly plentiful but that the workers are few.  Pray that our Lord will raise up and send an army of workers into this harvest field.  Pray that our Lord would send us a multitude of His chosen to be trained and sent out.

The mission of WSL is to see a healthy church in every village in this generation so that every Liberian would be able to walk and find a healthy church.

Below are some of the weapons we use to accomplish our mission

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Cor 10:4-5). 

The Written Word:  We have distributed maybe 25,000 to 50,000 Gideon Bibles.  Also, we have purchased and resold (We buy them in Monrovia and resale at our cost) several hundred NIV and Good News Bibles. We also acquire and distribute Bibles in the languages of the people. It is very difficult for people to get Bibles in most of Liberia. This has been a great service to the Liberian’s. 

The Print Shop: We have printed and distributed, I am sure, over one million pages of teaching material.  We have over 60 lessons written specifically for the Liberian.  Simple English and concepts usually on no more than one piece of paper per subject.  We have 3 main manuals and now an evangelistic booklet.  The manuals cover basic doctrines, discipleship and the church.  The Liberians have overwhelmingly received with great joy and appreciation the Bibles and teaching material. When I arrived in 2008 the only spiritual material I saw was JW Watchtower booklets and they were everywhere even in the deepest most remote villages.  Now things have changed the Bibles and teaching material we distribute has reached into over 800 towns/villages.        

Missions into the Villages:  We send out trained teams into the communities to evangelize, disciple, raise up leaders, train existing leaders and start churches.  Our teams bring to the people His written word.  They also preach and teach.  It has been tremendously effective, fruitful and appreciated.  Likewise, we do 2-3 day regional trainings.  Spiritual leaders from a region meet in a central location for training.  This has been one of our great weapons for accomplishing the mission of WSL.  It is an essential ingredient. Many, many communities call us regular inviting us to return to them for workshops and training.  

The Bible Institute:  Throughout Liberia spiritual leaders have not been trained!  Their options for training are limited.  The most common method of training in Liberia is the American educational system which is found mostly in Monrovia, the capital.  This system has the spiritual leader relocate and attend fulltime a 2-4 year Bible college or seminary.  This method is expensive, produces unnecessary hardship, and requires students to have completed high school, thus making it inaccessible to about 95% or more of the Liberians.  Our Bible Institute has been specifically developed to meet the needs of the Liberian.  We have four levels that meet throughout the year.  They meet and live on our base the last 2 weeks of each month.  The demand for the school is huge. We have had classes from 25-70 students.  We have housing for 30 on our base.  In the future, we hope to enlarge our school to accommodate 100 students.  We own 1 ¼ lots we have room to build additional housing and classrooms.

Jesus Film: The Jesus Film is another powerful weapon used for accomplishing our mission.  When our teams go into a village they teach and preach sections of the scripture.  The Jesus film presents the life of Christ, His crucifixion, burial, resurrection and accession. It is essential that those we minister too have the complete picture.

Form and Send Missionary Teams: The Joshua Project states that 60% of Liberia is unreached and that 5 of the 16 tribes of Liberia are still unreached.  Students attend 4 levels of our Bible institute.  After completion of the Bible Institute if some feel called and it is confirmed with our board then they will live on our base 3-6 months for one on one daily deeper training and discipleship.  While on our base and in training they will start 3-5 successful churches.  Next, as our Lord leads, they would be sent into the unreached tribes of Liberia and then on to North Africa. North Africa is in the “10/40 Window” and is about 98% Islamic.

Ministering to the Illiterate: Much of the population of Liberia lives in remote villages.  In these villages the literacy rate may be 10%-20%.  We reach the illiterate through preaching and teaching.  They need to also be raised up as leaders and disciplers.  Tools that we now have in place are:

·         Teaching spiritual leaders how to teach literacy to those in their villages

·         Conducting literacy classes on our base and other locations

·         Teaching and distributing “The Gospel Picture” bracelets

·         Teaching Romans chapters 1-8 using pictures

·         We have distributed micro-chips that fit in their phones and music boxes.  We give them, audibly, the Bible in their language, Christian music (Don’s CD), and preaching in English, and teaching in their dialect.

Distribution of Water Filters:  Dirty water is the second largest killer of Liberians, Malaria comes first.  We use the filters to show the love of Christ to those who are suffering and dying because of dirty water.  United with another ministry called The Last Well we have been given water filters for every home in our county.  These water filters last a lifetime and never need chemicals or replacement parts. 

Our mission is to see a healthy church in every village of Liberia in this generation so that every Liberian would be able to walk and find a healthy church.  Each of these weapons is essential components to assist us to accomplish our mission.  I sense our Lord is giving vision for the enlarging of our territory.  We now have several trained active teams in Ivory Coast and a team in Nigeria and others who feel called to other countries of Africa. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

After a bad motorbike accident in Liberia I came to the USA for tests and treatment.  Praise God, my body has healed and appears that there is no permanent damage.  Thank you for your prayers.   I expect to return to Liberia the first of November.  
In September our team in Liberia went on 21 missions trips into 4 counties visiting 33 communities.  We did 5 regional 3 day workshops and showed the Jesus film 6 times.

$896.92 was spent on missions
$211.78 was spent on motorbike repairs.  We have 6 running bikes
$478.94 was spent on base feeding
$311.83 was spent on base expenses and compensation
$520 was spent on staff support
$200 was spent on assisting the poor
$2,619.47 total spent

Our Lord has expanded our vision below is the vision and the plans for accomplishing the vision.

 Vision and plans to send out missionary teams 

Matt 28:18-20, “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The mission of WSL is to see a healthy church in every village in this generation so that every Liberian would be able to walk and find a healthy church.  I believe our Lord has enlarged the vision and plans of WSL. 

Our Current Situation
Listed below are statistics concerning Christianity and Islam.

          Christianity is by far the world's largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion believers, 31 percent of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.  Islam was second, with 1.6 billion, or 23 percent of the global population.

          By the middle of this century it is predicted that Islam will grow by 73 percent while Christianity will grow by 35 percent — resulting in 2.8 billion Muslims and 2.9 billion Christians worldwide.

North Africa is directly above Liberia.  Liberia is located on the West coast in dark blue directly below the green.  All of North Africa, marked in green and is part of the “10/40 window”.  Below is a partial list of the religious status of some of those countries in North Africa. 
          Western Sahara is 100% Islam
          Somalia is 99.95 Islam
          Morocco is 99.85% Islam
          Mauritania is 99.8% Islam
          Tunisia is 99.7% Islam
          Comoro Islands is 98% Islam
          Niger is 98% Islam
         Libya is 97% Islam
          Algeria is 97% Islam

We have been working in the country next to us on the East side, Ivory Coast.  They are 40% Islamic, 26% Christian and 14% traditionalists.  Islam is growing faster in Ivory Coast then Christianity is.  The country North of us is Guinea and is 85% Islamic.  To our West is Sierra Leone and they are 71% Islamic. 

Liberia has 16 major tribes and the Joshua project states:  
          48.4% of the population is traditionalists, 13.0% is Muslim, and 10% are evangelical Christian.
          Of the 16 tribes 5 are still considered unreached. Over 60% of the Liberia’s population is still unreached.

 It has been stated by the fanatical ISIS leader, Boko Haram, that one day soon every West African nation will become an Islamic nation.  
The Vision
The above verses are mandates of our Lord for His Church.  WSL would like to form and send out trained missionary teams, as the Lord leads and enables, into the unreached tribes of Liberia, North and West Africa. 

The Plan
WSL has a Bible institute that teaches 4 levels.  The completion of each level consists of attending a 2 week class on our base in Zwedru.  Level 1 teaches the basic doctrines of Scripture.  Level 2 teaches about being a disciple and raising up disciples.  Level 3 teaches about the NT church and how to start a church.  Level 4 teaches about having the mind of a missionary and becoming a missionary.

Students that completed all 4 levels and felt the call of God to be missionaries would submit an application to the board of WSL.  If approved the candidate would live on our base for 3-8 months.  We can house at least 15 unmarried students and 3 families.  While residing on our base the candidates would receive daily training.  They would assist in the running of the base, teaching in our Bible Institute, going on missions, forming into teams of 2 and start at least 3 churches.

 Acts 1:8 will be our formula.  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 

·         Their “Jerusalem” is their home town.  They will have been fruitfully ministering in their home town during their attendance of levels 1-4 of the Bible Institute.

·         Their “Judea” would consist of forming a team of at least 2 and going out to start at least 3 churches while living on our base in Zwedru as a missionary candidate.

·         Their “Samaria” is when they are sent into the unreached tribes of Liberia.  It would be expected that they would start several healthy churches within their God assigned tribe.

·         Their “ends of the earth” is when, as our Lord assigns, they are sent into North or West Africa to start churches as missionary teams.

WSL would cover their living expenses while living on the base and would partially cover their living expenses when they are missionaries.  They will be expected to be “Tent maker” missionaries.

Please join us in prayer.  Pray that we may forcefully advance and clearly proclaim the Gospel of Christ.

Matt 11:12, "From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it."
Col 4:3, "And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ... Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should."



Monday, September 12, 2016

I was reading in John this morning.   Jesus says in 5:24 “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned.  It made me think of Roman’s 10:14, How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? Recent religious statistics shows that 48.4% of the population of Liberia is of an animistic demonic religion, 13.0% is Muslim, and 10% are evangelical Christian.  Of the 16 tribes 5 are still considered unreached.  Over 60% of the Liberia’s population is still unreached.  It is the appointment of our generation to make Christ known to this generation.  In verses 6:38-40 Jesus says, “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.  For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”  He also says in Jn 5:30, “I seek not my own will but the will of Him who sent me.”  He suffered, sacrificed and died for the lost.   Let us pray to have His heart and passion. 

Currently I am in the USA because of a motorbike accident while on mission in Liberia.  I am ok, recovering.  Still having a few aches but am hopeful that they will heal.  My plans are to return at the end of October or the first of November.  My phone number while here is 937-710-6999. 

While I am in USA our trained teams of sacrificial disciples are continuing to make Christ known in Liberia.  In August they:
·         Went on missions in 4 counties
·         Presented Christ in 34 villages and towns
·         Taught 2 regional 3 day workshops
·         Showed the Jesus film 10 times
·         Distributed Bibles
·         Baptized
·         Distributed 1000’s of pages of Bible teaching material

We also have teams that were trained in the refugee camps in Liberia.  They have returned home to Ivory Coast.  They also are sacrificially presenting Christ to that Muslim dominated country.

We are training missionary teams to go into the unreached tribes in Liberia and Ivory Coast.  Right above Liberia is North Africa, most of the countries in North Africa 95-99% Muslim.  We pray that our Lord will raise up Liberian missionary teams to go into North Africa.  We pray that North Africa will also hear and know the Gospel of Christ.    

Praise God!  World Missionary Press has given us 3,000 French NT Bibles and 1,000’s of tracts.  We will use in them in French speaking Ivory Coast.  They have also given us 1,000’s of English tracts and have committed to send us much more in the future!

Please pray with us for Liberia.  Pray that every Liberian will know the truth of Christ and that every Liberian will one day have access to a healthy church.  Pray for our missionary teams now in Ivory Coast.  Also pray for North Africa and that our Lord will raise up Liberian missionary teams who will go to them. 



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Urgent Prayer Request!

Kim was involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained a hard blow to his helmet that rendered him unconscious and split the helmet. He has been flown to Gbarnga and received medical attention at the hospital there where an X-ray revealed no fractures. However, a CAT scan has been recommended which is not available in Liberia. He is resting and recovering now and evaluating his next steps.

Please pray for Kim in regard to his recovery and wisdom for the decisions to be made in the next few days. Head injuries can have a long term effect, but our Father is a Healer!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Team from Woodside Church near Detroit area comes for short term mission trip

We had a short term team of 4 come from Woodside church in the Detroit area stay with us for about 2 weeks.  The team brought us new Jesus film equipment which we showed with them in villages and a refugee camp.  Before the film we shared the gospel with them going door to door.  Several hundred in these villages and refugee camp watched the film with enthusiasm.  In one of the churchless villages where we went they have requested WSL to come often and help them start a church.  We are sending teams to this village for continued evangelism and discipleship. 
With the Woodside team we also did our first install of water filters.  So many Liberians drink from swamps, creeks, and holes.  As you can see from the video they were drinking muddy water you would not even want to step in.   We have 100’s of these filters and plan on distributing them in many of the villages we work in.

Our printing press is running great we print and distribute about 100,000 pages a month.  Our MI team also assisted in the printing and producing of manuals.

During the filter distribution we were sharing the gospel.  We also distributed bracelets with the gospel picture on them for the people to remember, pray and teach.  To receive the bracelet they had to be able to repeat the gospel.  Many are illiterate.  This teaching and the bracelets helps them to teach and evangelize.

Our school was packed.  In the past we usually have 20-30 students.  This month we had over 70 at times and graduated 66 from the two week class.  There are 4 levels of training each lasting two weeks.  Level 1 is the basic doctrines, level 2 is on discipleship, level 3 is on the church and level 4 is on being and going as a missionary. 

We continue so send out teams into the villages preaching, teaching, discipling and starting churches.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


WSL has been silent.  Sorry we have gone through major rebuilding of our Liberian team.  I pray the pruning is over for now.

I wanted to send an update.  The April end-of-month report will soon come.

Much exciting news!  We have a team of 4 from Woodside Church in Michigan coming to us next week for a 2 week mission trip.  Dan Parks, also from Woodside, has spent 8 months with us and will complete a year with us.

Our Wordsower Bible Institute is doing great!   We had hoped to have 15 students in this level 2 class, we have 40.  We teach 7 hours a day for 10 days.  They receive 70 hours of instruction at each of the 4 levels.  After classes on Thursday and Friday we ran our printing press till late.  We printed over 40,000 pages.  On Saturday the students, as volunteers, did base improvements and yard work.  They also produced over 1,300 - 28 page manuals. Most of these manuals will be carried by our class graduates as a tool as they go making disciples.  The students come from 8 counties of the 15 counties, representing over 1/2 of Liberia.

While the school is in session, Daniel on Monday and Tuesday will be working with a team translating and typing lessons into French for printing.  Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this week we will be printing and making French manuals for the 3 refugee camps and Ivory Coast.  Within 2 months every refugee in the camps will have available, and should receive, the written word.  We also hope, in the same 2 months, to show the Jesus film in every camp.

The title of the 28 page manual is "What Must I Do To Be Saved?"  The subjects are: The Gospel, Salvation, Jesus Christ, Sin, Repentance, Forgiveness, Faith, Obedience, Heaven and Hell, God created you, Time and Separate from the world.  We have produced and distributed 1,000's of these manuals.

There are over 200 villages and towns in Grand Gedeh County.  In the last 2 months Daniel Parks and a Liberian has assessed the drinking water conditions and need for churches in every town and village of our county, with GPS coordinates for each one.  He also distributed our manuals and presented the Gospel in every one of the towns and villages of Grand Gedeh County!  He has suffered doing this.  Dan and team on one mission walked 22 hours in 3 days in the deep forest/jungle!!!  They were lost, sore, blistered and dehydrated.  He said it is the most he has ever suffered in his life.  On another trip he drank creek water to prevent dehydration and was so very, very sick for a few days.  Another time they were so exhausted and hot after hiking for hours in the deep forest/jungle that they laid in the creek to cool off.  He has had numerous bike wrecks, has bled, possibly broken a bone and been muffler burnt.  One trip they wreaked 20 times because of clay slick wet “roads”on a damaged bike.

Next week is the opening of our Literacy school.  On our Zwedru base we will be having night classes for level 1 and 2 students.

The refugee is the poorest of the poor.  The blind refugee truly suffers.  In one of the camps we work in there is a group that is blind.  They know Braille.  The hand of our Lord put into our hands a French Braille Bible!  It was no small celebration when we delivered it into their hands.  Thanks go to the volunteers of LBW who sacrificed and worked to do the typing.