Thursday, October 17, 2019

September 2019 End of Month Report

Our Weapons used in September:

  • 2 – Countries: Ivory Coast and Liberia
  • 72 - Total villages/towns/cities we ministered in
  • 56 - Total mission trips
  • 12 - Total baptized
  • 116– Attended our 2 day workshops in 3 locations
  • 114 – Attended our 1 week training. There were 3 trainings in 3 counties
  • 12 – Dental patients, 15 teeth pulled
  • 313– Families either received a water filter system or were checked on with a follow-up visit

The month of September I, Kim, have been in the United States.  I turned 62 and have been dealing with receiving Social Security.  While here my 87-year-old mother fell, and broke her arm. She was taken to the hospital and admitted with the expectation that she would be released in a couple days.  It was discovered that she also had serious bowel problems that required surgery.  She never recovered after the surgery and died.  A complete surprise to us all.  Her last year of life she was active in the church and was a volunteer at a food pantry. Also, she was an evangelist and exhorter.  Led several to Christ, got them into church and encouraged them to be baptized.  At her funeral on Friday, a woman approached me, Donna, and said that my mother, while in the hospital, had her promise that I would baptize her.  But I was scheduled the next coming Sunday to be at a different church.  Our Lord reminded me of the parable of the Good Samaritan.  In the parable two spiritual leaders were too busy with their schedules to see what our Lord would have them to do.  So, I baptized Donna.  Our legacy is not in possessions or money but in the lives we touch.  My mother touched many, producing much fruit that will last, last throughout eternity.  She has inspired me and many others.  Much of who I am is a reflection of my mother. 

Our Lord orchestrates. I learned long ago to just show up in obedience, look around and discover the plans of our Lord. A few days before I came to the USA, I was in an unreached resistant Muslim village.  They had been telling our Indigenous missionary team that they were not welcome in their village because they did not want Christians.  Almost every one of the villages in this region of 3 unreached Muslim tribes said the same thing.  But, our Lord showed us His plans, the key that would open every one of these villages.  Now every one of these villages that said “no”, emphatically say “yes”.  The key is literacy they beg to know how to read and write English, the national language.  They beg, they say we will listen to you about Jesus and the Bible if you teach us “book”.  Weeks before a woman, Ana, from Woodside Bible Church in Michigan found and sent me digital material on evangelistic literacy.  A team of 7, from Valley Bible Church in California, is coming the first week of November.  They have agreed to learn the material, print hundreds of literacy manuals, train our indigenous missionary leaders how to teach the material and then to go into these villages to present the literacy training manuals.  By showing up and listening to the people and our Holy Spirit these ancient, resistant, unreached, Muslim villages have lost their resistance!!! To top it off we only had one motorbike for our missionary team of 4.  While here, in the USA, two have given $1,000 each to purchase two more motorbikes for our team.  Now we can be in 3 villages a day with 3 teams 6 days a week.  That’s over 50 visits to unreached Muslim villages a week who will hear the gospel of Christ that brings salvation!!!  

I want us to take a short walk through Isaiah to know the heart and plans of our Lord and to know that we are called to participate in accomplishing his plans.  “I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” Isa 49:6. And, He says, “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.” Isa 12:4.  Our Lord’s plan is that all the nations will know and praise Him.  He says in Isa 43:21, “The people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”  We, His people, His Church were formed to proclaim His praise to all the nations. His plan is that He will go before us, teach us and direct our paths.  “I will go before you and will level the mountains” Isa 45:2.  “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”  Isa 48:17.  We are to go without fear, in faith, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isa 41:10.  Finally, we go in confidence, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand.” Isa 14:24.  “For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?” Isa 14:27.  “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please… What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.” Isa 46:10-11.

The two above testimonies teach us to keep our spiritual eyes open, listen to our Holy Spirit and be willing to change our schedules. Whether it is an 87-year-old woman in a four-wheeled walker, individuals from churches spread out over America uniting to reach the unreached in West Africa, or an indigenous missionary team in Africa, our Lord orchestrates.

Pray and participate with us as we go into these resistant, unreached Muslim tribes of West Africa. We now have a fruitful indigenous missionary team reaching 3 of these tribes in Liberia.  There are two other unreached tribes that we need to go to.  We have the teams ready but not the support.  We also have a team in Ivory Coast, a neighboring country, with the mission to go to the 36 unreached tribes of 7 million.  The command of our Lord is that we, His Church, would go to them.  None of us that are His are exempt from participation.  He has His plan established all we have to do is show up in obedience.  If His obedient show up they will walk into a people prepared by our Lord and a harvest will be come.  

Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
  • Praise: My mother is dancing with His saints in heaven!
  • Praise: Our Lord has revealed the key for us to be invited into resistant unreached Muslim tribes in Liberia!
  • Pray: As I return to Liberia on October 22, pray that our Lord will continue to use me in His plans for a great harvest.
  • Pray: Truly the harvest is plentiful and the workers few. Pray for more indigenous harvesters and that our Lord would send more Western missionaries.
  • Pray: With us, our growth here has increased and we are prepared for much greater growth. But, the available finances are not allowing us to send our prepared indigenous teams into the unreached tribes. Pray that we will receive an increase in donations.   
100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Online Donations:
1. Click on the link: 
2. In the middle of the page you will see “India Children at risk” and a down arrow.  Click on the down arrow
3. Choose Wordsower Africa
4. Enter information requested

Check Donations:
Please make checks payable to the “Woodside Vision Foundation” designating “Wordsower Africa” on the memo line of the check. Please include your name and address for the receipt, if the information is not already on the check. Mail to:                    
Woodside Vision Foundation
6600 Rochester Road
Troy Michigan 48085
If you have questions or problems with donations or want to contact me, Kim Smith, then email me at

Financial Report for September:
Summary of expenses:
$755 - Staff support for 7 employees
$363 - Assistance to the poor         
$560 - Radio Ministry   
$672 - Base Expenses.  Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base.
$450 – Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,148 – Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
$2,114 – Wordsower Bible Institute we had 75 attend our two-week class on our base
$647 – Wordsower Bible Institute one week class in Margibi County
$995 – Wordsower Bible Institute one week class in Grand Cape Mount County
$755 – Wordsower Bible Institute one week class in Nimba County
$1,567 - Capemont Missionary team working with 3 unreached Muslim tribes
$15 – Printing press supplies and labor
$794 – Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$931 - Gas for bikes and generators
$80 – Adult Literacy
$1,968 – Wordsower Ivory Coast base

Total $13,814

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