- 2 – Countries: Ivory Coast and Liberia
- 118 - Total villages/towns/cities we ministered in
- 86 - Total mission trips
- 64 - Total baptized
- 41 – Completed our extensive Bible Marking scripture training program
- 54 – Attended our 2 week Wordsower Bible Institute
- 598– Attended our 2 day workshops in 12 locations
- 16 – Dental patients, 34 teeth pulled
- 367– Families either received a water filter system or were checked on with a follow-up visit
- 2 – Showings of the Jesus Film to hundreds
The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad.
Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.” (Jn 5:17). “The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” (Jn 14:10). “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does.” (Jn 5:19-20).
The truth we receive from the above verses are that our Father is always working and He expects us always to be working. That He will reveal to us the work that He is doing so that we will be able to be fruitful by joining him in His work. We must be dependent, listening and observing, seeking to discover how He is working so that we can participate along side Him. Finally, it is our Father in heaven that gets all the Glory. His command throughout scripture is that we are to spread His Gospel, the knowledge of Him, to every nation, language and tribe. He is with us, goes before us and prepares us to do His work, His way. 64 baptisms in the month of October is confirmation that we are participating alongside Him doing His work. Our Lord receives the Glory!!!
I’m reminded of the times in the Old Testament when He would give the Israeli army battle instructions. Almost never did He give the same instructions twice when leading the people into battle. Today, it is much the same. We must show up for the battle and wait for specific onsite instructions, not living in the past. This forces us to be humble and to seek Him in every battle.
Our indigenous missionary team in Grand Capemont County, that works with 3 unreached tribes, is also seeing the confirmation of their participation in unity with the plans of our Lord. In Failey Town, made up mostly of the unreached Muslim Vai Tribe they had a 3-day training. They did not expect many to attend so they brought enough rice for 50 meals. To their surprise 36 showed and they ate most of the rice. When the day was over they had enough rice to feed less than 20. On the second day of the conference there were 62 plus many children. Those who attended the day before went out proclaiming what they had learned! There was enough rice to feed less than 20 yet over 70 expected to eat. They prayed and served the rice. All ate their fill and much was left over. It was a miracle of feeding the crowd that brought amazement to all. During the second day, there was a very real spiritual warfare. A snake entered the building, which is a symbol of Witchcraft and the Satanic to the people. Many were frightened by the omen. The head was cut off and the snake put on a rock. When they returned to take pictures, it had disappeared. This brought additional awe and wonder. Often when entering a stronghold, a demonstration of God’s power is observed. On the third day when baptism was offered, 5 agreed to be baptized. Many came to watch, the Spirit of our Lord moved and 15 had been baptized before the creek-side service was over. Most were former Muslims!!!
I, Kim Smith, arrived back in Liberia on the 24th. The first item on my agenda was to purchase two new motorbikes for Grand Capemont missionary team. We now have 3 motorbikes for the team. Then I purchased paper for our printing press, Bibles and reference books for our book store and supplies for our Bible Institute. The supplies had to be flown to our Zwedru base because our dirt road is impassible due to heavy rains.
We have started a Wordsower Africa YouTube channel that will have all our videos on it, Google it. This is something new that is developing.
Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
- Praise: 64 were baptized in October
- Praise: It is being confirmed that we are united with our Lord, included and participating in His plans!
- We are forcefully advancing into one of the most powerful strongholds of Satan. Pray that we will see and resist his attacks.
- Truly the harvest is plentiful and the workers few. Pray for more indigenous harvesters and that our Lord would send more Western missionaries.
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.
- Click on the link: https://woodsidebible.onlinegiving.org/donate/form/523#/
- In the middle of the page you will see “India Children at risk” and a down arrow. Click on the down arrow
- Choose Wordsower Africa
- Enter information requested
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:
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If you have questions or problems with donations or want to contact me, Kim Smith, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Report for September:
Summary of expenses:
$755 - Staff support for 7 employees
$356 - Assistance to the poor
$708 - Radio Ministry
$717 - Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base.
$1,043 – Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,374 – Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
$2,715 – Wordsower Bible Institute we had 54 attend our two-week class on our base. We had two classes in October.
$1,650 - Capemont Missionary team working with 3 unreached Muslim tribes
$2,020 – Two new motorbikes for the Grand Capemont missionary team
$50 – Printing press supplies and labor
$1,020 – Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$988 - Gas for bikes and generators
$100 – Adult Literacy
$1,900 – Wordsower Ivory Coast base