Tuesday, November 13, 2018

October 2018 End of Month Report

Our Mission is to see a healthy church in every village of Liberia.  It takes many weapons to fight and win a war.  Wordsower Liberia has many weapons:

Our Weapons:
  • 4 were baptized this month!
  • We sent teams on 35 missions to 46 villages/towns in 9 counties.
  • We did 6 three-day trainings in 5 counties.  Many are unable to attend our school so we send teams out to do trainings.
  • 45 attended our Wordsower Bible Institute 2-week, level-3 English class. The Bible Institute trains the students in Bible doctrine, discipleship, church planting, and becoming missionaries.
  • We have an hour radio broadcast every day.  The broadcast presents the Gospel and teaches scripture.
  • Our printing press has been shut down because of mechanical problems and because we are out of paper.  The road is impassible, no cars or trucks can get through to bring supplies to the SE of Liberia.
  • Our dentist treated 18 patients and extracted 23 teeth. We have the only dentist in 5 counties.  The Gospel is presented to every patient, many are Muslims.
  • We have distributed hundreds of thousands of bibles in over 1,000 villages.  For those who are illiterate, we have given away many audio Bibles on small memory chips, in their dialects, that can be used in phones and music players.
  • Our water filter team has moved to Maryland County.  We have the assignment of providing a water filter system to every small village home in the county.  The larger communities will have drilled wells. Our filter team has been there a couple weeks but the county government has not allowed them to begin.  We hope they will be released this week.  Every home receiving a filter will also receive his Gospel.
  • The Capemont County Missionary Team continues to be trained on our base in Zwedru while the mission housing and school are being renovated.  The mission of WSL is for every village of Liberia to have a healthy church.  In Liberia, we have a half million people in 5 unreached Muslim tribes.  We must go to them!!!  We have learned that in order to be accepted into an unreached resistant tribe we must, “Give them what they want so that we can give them what they need.”  They want a school for their children, they need Salvation through Jesus Christ.  This team will be reaching the Muslim unreached Gola and Vai tribes.

Praise God!! We have 11 new motorbikes on the road!  Currently, teams are using them to spread His Gospel, discipling, church planting, and training existing church leaders. Some of the bikes are being used to put water filter systems in the homes of remote small villages.  We are dancing, rejoicing, and celebrating!

I, Kim, now have one year, multiple entry visas for Ivory Coast and Nigeria.  I also have a round-trip plane ticket for Nigeria.  I fly out of Liberia on December 9th and return back to Liberia from Nigeria on January 4th.  We are just an hour from the Ivorian boarder and will go there on bikes.

Wordsower Liberia started in refugee camps for Liberians in Ghana.  In 2019, we plan on having indigenous missionary teams in all 5 unreached tribes of Liberia.  Also, next year we will be opening a new mission in Ivory Coast.  This Ivorian mission was birthed in refugee camps for Ivorians in Liberia and will be led by former refugees that were trained by Wordsower Liberia.  The primary mission of Wordsower Ivory Coast will be to train and send indigenous missionaries into the 32 unreached tribes of 7 million people.

Now we head to Nigeria.  Nigeria has refugee camps with over 2.4 million refugees plus another 4.5 million people who are depending on food assistance for survival.  Malnutrition, starvation, disease, and death sweep through these camps and the land of Northern Nigeria. It is the militant Muslims that are massacring the church and even their fellow Muslims.  The refugee camps are a strategic place to bring the Gospel to the unreached tribes.  Refugees from most of the tribes enter the camps having lost everything including the cultural isolation of their tribe and Islamic overseers.  In the loss, confusion, chaos, suffering, and violence caused by their Muslim brothers, there is a new openness to His Gospel.  We, His church, must be there! We must be there to care for His persecuted Church, to bring His Gospel to the unreached tribes, and to the militant Muslims.  Just as it has happened in Liberia and the Ivory Coast it will be the converted in the camps that will one day return to their tribes with His Gospel.  A perfect storm of sorts…if we show up!

Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
  • Praise God for our 11 new motorbikes!
  • Praise God I have visas for Nigeria and Ivory Coast
  • Pray for our filter team as they go to Maryland County to distribute filters
  • Pray for our indigenous missionary team as they prepare to go to the Vai and Gola tribes
  • Pray as we go into Ivory Coast this month searching for our Wordsower Ivory Coast base
  • Our Lord says to pray for more harvesters to be sent into the field.  Truly the harvest is plentiful and the workers few. Pray for more indigenous and foreign harvesters

100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.
Please send donations to:
Wordsower International
16960 Sidney-Plattsville Rd
Sidney, OH 45365

Financial Report for October:
Summary of expenses:
$905 - Staff support for 7 employees
$303.37 - Assistance to the poor                     
$460.13 - Radio Ministry     
$40 – literacy Ministry.  4 classes of students meet each week.
$670.41 - Base Expenses.  Covers food cost for the team, visitors, maintenance, on base ministry
$784.16 – Missions
$263.40 – Printing press supplies and labor
$1,301.15 – Sending our filter team to Maryland County to distribute filters
$1,120 – Construction and supplies for our Capemont missionary project
$68.50 – Dental medical supplies
$725.93 - Gas for bikes and generators
$9,772.10- The purchase of 11 new motorbikes.  Including licenses and bush preparations
$1,574.95 - Wordsower Bible Institute. Food, housing, training material, transportation and teacher pay for 45 students for 2 weeks
$1,466.51 – Nigerian and Ivorian Visas for Kim. Roundtrip plane ticket to Nigeria
$210 - Bank to bank money transfer fees.  Liberian banks charge transfer fees when we send money.

Total $19,665.61