Wednesday, July 8, 2020

June 2020 End of Month Report

Liberia and Ivory Coast:
2 - Countries we ministered in
18 - Total counties we ministered in 
305 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in 
168 - Total mission trips  
30 - Dental patients, 35 teeth pulled
9 - Optical patients, 7 glasses distributed
56,000 - pages printed on our printing press
3,170 - booklets printed
2 - Broadcasts from radio stations. On 105.3 FM we do one hour teachings 7 days a week. On 98.6 FM – we do 2 one hour teachings a week

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad.  Only in the unity of us all can the above be a reality and even increase.

The video below, less then 3 minutes, is of our teams going out.  Junior was on one of the teams.  He was going down a big rutted hill and hit a deep hole.  The wreak caused cuts to both legs, both hands and one arm.  There were numerous cuts and scraps to his face, his chin required 4 stitches.  The bike was badly damaged as was his helmet.  The team was on two bikes, the driver of the second bike, George, put Junior on the back of his bike.  He slumped onto George bleeding and semi-conscious.  The road was rough, muddy, dangerous and there was rain.  In these conditions, Junior had to ride back to Zwedru, our base.  It took them 3 hours.  When they arrived he slumped to the ground.  Immediately we took Junior to our hospital.  The next morning a repair team was sent to fix and retrieve the bike. 

Junior is ok.  Most of his injuries have healed.  On his face, he will carry the scar of a solder of the cross, for life.  All our leaders have wreaked, all have been hurt, bruised and bled.  Many have had broken bones and have scars.  This is the cost of discipleship, the cross we carry with joy.


While preparing the video I noticed the pictures, shown below, of Juniors damaged, bleeding hands.  I was stunned.  It was not staged or planned.  Immediately, these verses came to mind:

When Jesus was praying to His father about us, He said, “As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”  John 17:18

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  Matthew 16:28

“Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?”  1 Corinthians 10:16.


As His disciples we all have been sent.  We have all been commanded to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him.  As He was sent into the world to bring salvation for the lost, He has given us the assignment to bring the lost to Him for salvation.  As we take Communion we make an oath to our Lord Jesus to also participate in the sacrifice.  We may not all be able to go but we all must participate in the sacrifice. 

The picture below is of Precelous Wright, a young teenager, hiking through high water.  She says, “I was created to do the mission.”  She goes and proclaims to the lost, to those that are hard to reach.  She comes to us asking to go and returns rejoicing, often hiking 4-6 hours a day.


Amos, below, is going to the isolated villages teaching about the virus and distributing hand washing buckets for their village entrances.


We go!!!  We go to the ends of the earth evangelizing, discipling and church planting.


The motorbike below is loaded with metal sheets for the roof of a newly constructed church building.  Praise God, as other once churchless villages now have churches this village will also no longer be churchless.


Participate with us in praise and prayer:
  • Praise:  It can take 4-5 months for a shipment from the US to reach our base.  We thank our Lord that our replacement generator for the press shop has arrived along with 5 barrels filled with tracts donated by World Missionary Press.   
  • Praise: Our newly formed indigenous missionary team has moved onto our base.  They are going through additional training before moving to live and minister within two unreached, resistant, Muslim tribes. 
  • Pray: For the funding of a third team to go to the last 2 unreached tribes in Liberia where we do not have an indigenous missionary team. 
  • Pray: For our team in Ivory Coast.  The church there is so corrupt, cold and hardhearted. Also, they have 36 unreached tribes of 7 million.
  • Pray: Please pray for our safety as we continue to boldly and fearlessly march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: For increased donations.  Our neighbors, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are asking us to start this ministry in their country also. They have many unreached tribes of millions.
100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online

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 kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com. I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Financial Report for June:
Summary of expenses:
$755 - Staff support for 6 employees
$780 - $30 support for 26 disciple leaders spread throughout Liberia
$405- Assistance to the poor includes rent, medicine, water pump parts etc
$635 - Radio Ministry
$989 - Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance   
            on the base
$3,389- Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,855 - Capemont Missionary team working with 2 unreached Muslim tribes  
$99 - Printing press supplies and labor
$483 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$1,165 - Gas for bikes and generators 
$80 - Adult Literacy
$42 - Dental
$30 - Optical
Total: $10,707

Friday, June 5, 2020

May 2020 End of Month Report

Liberia and Ivory Coast:
2 – Countries we ministered in
14 - Total counties we ministered in 
331 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in 
204 - Total mission trips  
15 - Dental patients, 20 teeth pulled
8 - Optical patients, 9 glasses distributed
123,000 - pages printed on our printing press
10,941 – booklets printed and distributed
2 – Broadcasts from radio stations. On 105.3 FM we do one hour teachings 7 days a week. On   
      98.6 FM – we do 2 one hour teachings a week

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad.  Only in the unity of us all can the above be a reality and even increase.

Going to the bank:

So, maybe, the last time you went to the bank you had to wait 15 minutes!  Terrible!!  Well going to the bank is a little different here:

Two days on a motorbike with rain, mud, wreaks, breakdowns and bruises just to get to the first bank.  Was there for two days and was able to only get ½ of our money.  Another day in car to the capital, then another day at that bank to get the other ½ of our money.  A day in car going back to the mud road and another 2 days on the mud road.  9 days to go to the bank!!  And guess what that is our standard.  Now, again, I’m in the capital.  Tomorrow I go to the national branch to try to get our money.  Below is a 2 ½ minute video clip of us on the mud road.  This trip took 12 hours just to get to the asphalt road. (In the video I said it took 10 days to get to the bank, an exaggeration, it was only 9, oops my mistake.)

The sending of teams:

While I was spending 9 days going to the bank the base was busy.  They organized and sent 12 disciples on 8 bikes to 4 counties.  They were gone for 12 days and ministered in hundreds of communities. They all left together and then separated, going to their various destinations. They regrouped in River Gee County and returned together.  Their mission was virus awareness and sharing the Gospel of our Lord that leads to salvation.  They spoke to, who knows, thousands?  Mostly they went to isolated, remote villages who only had heard of rumors and lies of the virus.

I’m reminded of the time Jesus sent out His 12 disciples in Luke 9.  It says, “When Jesus had called the Twelve together… he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick… So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.”  That is what His disciples also did here, 2,000 years later.  Our Lord’s 12, in 2020, went out, going from village to village, 2 by 2, proclaiming the Kingdom of God and warning them of the great pandemic coming.  In Luke 10, it says the disciples returned rejoicing. In this 1 ½ minute video you will see them also rejoicing as they return.  
May Video Update

Rejoice and again I say rejoice:

We are dancing!! Prayers answered!  In the last newsletter I asked us to pray that we could send 2 new indigenous missionary teams to 4 resistant Muslim unreached tribes.  One individual stepped up and agreed to donate $5,000 to start the mission by purchasing motorbikes, supplies, rent and transporting the team.  Plus made the pledge to give the entire amount necessary, $1,500 a month, to fund them.  Think about it.  One individual in sacrifice and faith is sending out an indigenous missionary team to go to 2 unreached tribes.  It would be fun to be a fly on the wall at their judgement.  That is significant!  Now I’m thinking how many are also able to do what this person did.  I also think about small groups, often called house churches or cells groups etc, who could, united, accomplish the same.  Churches could do many. Small Christian fellowship that do not explode, implode.  To implode is spiritually disobedient and unhealthy.  You want your fellowship to be filled with Godly explosive passion?  Well then, put in the dynamite of obedience and sacrifice, light the match and rejoice.  And again I say rejoice!

“For this is what the Lord has commanded us:
“‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” Acts 13:47

He said to us, His disciples, “Therefore go, make disciples of all nations.” Matt 28:18. I don’t see an exception clause.  We cannot all go, but we can all participate.  In West Africa there are millions upon millions in 393 unreached tribes.  Wordsower Africa is a training and sending hub.  We are able to send indigenous sacrificial warriors into the Kingdom of Satan to do some shaking.  It would seem to me that our problem should be that the line of supporters would be pushing us to train teams so that they could send the teams.  But, it is not happening.  Why?

Participate with us in praise and prayer:
  • Praise: Thomas Martins, from Woodside Bible Church in Michigan, was with us 3 months.  Because of the virus his flight was canceled, he rescheduled another flight.  It was also canceled. Then he received a text saying a US Embassy evacuation flight was accepting passengers.  He got the last seat and is now back home.  
  • Praise:  Last month we prayed for the funding of 2 indigenous missionary teams to be sent into 4 unreached tribes.  Well, Praise God! Funding for one team was provided.
  • Pray: For the funding of a second team to go to the last 2 unreached tribes in Liberia where we do not have an indigenous missionary team. 
  • Praise: Because of the great financial crisis of America we prayed that our donations would not decrease.  Praise God there was no reduction of donations!!! 
  • Pray: For our team in Ivory Coast.  The church there is so corrupt, cold and hard hearted. Also, they have 36 unreached tribes of 7 million.
  • Pray: Please pray for our safety as we continue to boldly and fearlessly march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: For increased donations.  Our neighbors, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are asking us to start this ministry in their country also. They have many unreached tribes of millions.
100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online

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 kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com  I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Financial Report for May:
Summary of expenses:
$1,500- Staff support for 12 employees
$780 - $30 support for 26 disciple leaders spread throughout Liberia
$829 - Assistance to the poor includes rent, medicine, water pump parts etc
$636 - Radio Ministry
$962- Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base
$1,947 - Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,600 - Capemont Missionary team working with 2 unreached Muslim tribes  
$684 - Printing press supplies and labor
$374 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$960 - Gas for bikes and generators 
$110 - Adult Literacy
$193 – Dental
$40 - Optical
$1,900 - Wordsower Ivory Coast base
Total: $12,515

Friday, May 15, 2020

New Normal

Thomas Martins, from Woodside church in Detroit region, is staying three months with us. He is writing what he has experienced while here. This will give you the perspective of a guests experience. You can read the original post here.

The topic for this blog was planned to illustrate my transition to life here in Liberia. In the short time it has taken to publish this blog, the theme has assumed a far greater meaning in describing the new reality we are all facing.

What is normal? The idea of normality gives the illusion of being a constant—something we can measure our experiences by. Our view through the lens of the expected allows us to see the extraordinary or notice the horrific. Many of us believe our normal is the universal standard. And yet, I doubt there is something more relative or subjective than normality. What is normal in one culture, can be quite unusual or even offensive in another. When snow and temperatures below freezing are typical in one climate, it’s a constant 86 degrees and sunny in another. For some people, struggling for survival is a daily reality, while deciding what outfit to wear is the biggest dilemma others will face all day. Not to mention the fluctuations of normality in one’s own life. What I do and believe today is radically unlike what I did in the past.
I’ve been contemplating this idea of what normal is to different people at different times. Here in Liberia my normal couldn’t be any more abnormal. For the first few weeks, all of my senses were acutely aware of my new reality. The experience has been at the same time delightful, intriguing and difficult.

Here are some of my new normals


Photograph by Thomas Martins
When much of my time was spent escaping the cold outdoors of a Michigan winter, now even when I am indoors, I’m still basically outdoors and there is certainly no escape from the Liberian heat. When the temperature reaches 45 Fahrenheit, Michiganders can’t rip their coats off fast enough and pop the sunroof open with a childlike delight. On the other hand, in Liberia, if the temperature drops below 80 people bundle up in their heavy jackets as if expecting snow to fall from the sky.

Photography by Thomas Martins
In the US my normal shower consisted of exaggeratedly hot running water in the privacy of a bathroom inside of a house. My new routine consists of a bucket filled with well-water, heated on a wood fire, a smaller bucket to pour water on myself in a space outside under the stars in the open air.

If there is one thing I have learned through all the different experiences I have had crammed into my short lifetime—it’s the resilience of man. We have a remarkable ability to adapt to new realities, live in new environments and endure unimaginable suffering. As even a brief glance through history will show. Unfortunately, in the west, we have grown quite soft due to a century of historically unprecedented levels of comfort and safety. Even so, this God given ability lies dormant in us. Today, we may have a chance to bring it to life once more.

As the days roll on and the weeks pass painfully slow while we watch the inevitable consequences of the global shutdown grow, our naïve hopes of a quick return to normal life have faded. We are beginning to realize our world will never be the same again. It is not entirely over dramatic to say the foundations of the earth have been shaken. Entire nations have trembled (even if for just a moment). The global political and economic landscapes have become shaky at the very best. When the dust settles, we will be confronted with a very new normal. Even now normality has been turned on its head.

But the resilience of mankind will be seen once again and has already begun to shine. Not because our governments and politicians will rescue us, not because our celebrities stopped wearing makeup or our friend tweeted a quote from a book they never read and certainly not because one ideology has won over another—no, but because the resilience of man is an image, a reflection, of the unshakable God. The one who himself shakes the foundations of the earth.

“At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’ This phrase, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” ~ Hebrews 12:26-29

We do not have to fear the shaking. Even if the shaking takes our comfort, our jobs or our bodies, we can go on rejoicing. Why? Because of the immeasurable gift of eternal life that is hidden in Christ and cannot be shaken. What an opportunity we have to take our light from underneath the basket and let it shine for all the world to see! (Matthew 5:14-16). In the same way that the world will adapt to a new normal, we, who are possessed by the Spirit of God, have been given a gift. If we have ears to hear the voice that shakes, this is a time to have the distractions, vanity and misguided religiosity shaken so that the eternal may remain. We should not be so quick to desire that life would go back to “normal.” If only the eternal will remain at the end of the shaking, we should be asking: What in my life is not eternal? What has my family prioritized that can be shaken? What have our churches and ministries been distracted by that will not remain? I pray as we answer these questions, the Spirit of God will root us and ground us in His love.

“Love never ends… So now faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”  ~ 1 Corinthians 13:8, 13


At Wordsower Liberia (WSL) the mission goes on.


The missionaries are not easily deterred. Photograph by Thomas Martins
As long as there is paper, the production continues.
Photographs by Thomas Martins

Here at the WSL base we also have adapted to a new normal. The mission continues, but it looks a little different now. Before the global situation became what it is today, WSL had multiple teams on “scouting” missions to make contact with the last of the unreached tribes in Liberia. When the first cases were reported in the capital, Monrovia, these teams were called back before the county boarders were shut down. Through prayer, the leadership of WSL discerned our new assignment. We were to spread awareness of the Corona Virus and bring the hope of the Gospel to all the tribes and villages of Liberia. We are well on our way. In just a couple weeks, we have covered the entire county in which we live, Grand Gedeh County. The Lord confirmed our mission when He gave us favor with the government, military and police, granting us permission to cross the closed boarders to continue our mission in the surrounding counties. Some teams have already been sent on these missions, and many more will follow this coming week. Join us in prayer for the protection of our missionaries as they have chosen not to value their own lives over the lives of others.

Missions in the time of the Corona Virus.
Photographs by Thomas Martins

The Liberian version of the face mask. A “Lapa” is a traditional African cloth (used for skirts, dresses, shirts and suits). With a little help from YouTube, we have taken some lapas and turned them into face masks for our mission teams. This is just one of our new normals.

Photographs by Thomas Martins

Thursday, April 23, 2020

A Message of Hope and Action

Thomas Martins is staying in Liberia wuth us for three months. He has written a blog about his experience with us. You can view the original post here.


I have been reluctant to write about this topic. Rare are the moments when the effects of this pandemic are not on the forefront of our minds. Our forgetfulness may provide us with a moment of stillness, only to be snapped back to reality by a news headline or a tweet. Fewer still are the moments we hear of hope and action. I will attempt to share with you, one of those rare moments of hope and light in the midst of confusion and fear.

To recap what we are all painfully aware of, a few weeks ago our world changed to the point that it will likely never be the same again. So fast and absolute was the upheaval of our deceptively secure lives that we have been left shaken and wondering: Why? Did God allow this to happen? Are we being punished? Is this the end? In our prayers we beg God to stop this plague and the coming global economic and health care crisis, to keep us safe from it all. We begin to rebuke it in the name of Jesus! But we are forgetting a fundamental truth. We forget there are only two possibilities for everything that has happened since the creation of our universe. God either made something happen or he permitted it. To say there is a third option is to say God is something less than He is. I realize this may challenge how some view God as the benevolent old man in the clouds who only sends out his baby cupids to shoot us with arrows of love. Yet, we must seek to know him as he is not as we want him to be.

This is Vasco, one of the children on the mission base. Photograph by Thomas Martins

In the wisdom of man, we have always misunderstood God. John the Baptist (who knew something of the divinity of Jesus when they were both yet in the womb), clouded by the understanding the years had given him, questioned what he knew at the river Jordan when Jesus did not meet his expectations. When John’s life was flipped upside down and death was at his doorstep, when the savior he thought he knew didn’t show up with an army to bust him out of prison, he was left disillusioned. He thought to himself, “this can’t be right, the God I know wouldn’t leave me in here. He wouldn’t let them cut my head off… maybe I had the wrong guy all along.” Yet, Jesus responds by pointing to the miracles that John was blind to and finishes by saying, “blessed is the one who is not offended by me” (Lk 7:23). In other words, “you wouldn’t be offended if you paid attention to what I AM doing, instead of what you THINK I should be doing.”

“Blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” ~Luke 7:23

May we also seek to be the blessed ones who are not offended by what the Lord is doing. Instead of praying for God to fix this disaster (as if it had accidentally slipped through his fingers), we should be asking for Him to show us what he is doing through it. In what way is he seeking to spread his kingdom in these difficult times and how can we be part of it? I believe each of us find ourselves exactly where we should be to fulfill our purpose in the coming weeks.

The following is Wordsower Liberia’s (WSL) response to the virus.
The printing press room in action. Photograph by Thomas Martins

In a country where misinformation and superstitions are widely spread and easily believed, communication of the facts is of primary importance. In a country where many towns and villages are located in the bush and not easily accessible, dissemination of those facts is equally important. Getting this information into the hands of the people has the potential to save many lives.

After identifying this need and realizing that WSL has the perfect resources to fulfill it, namely a printing press and motorbikes, we got moving. In collaboration with the Liberian government and the official health organizations, we produced a booklet with all the facts of COVID-19. We also added some of WSL’s own evangelistic material to the back of the booklet. We have produced hundreds of these booklets. We trained the WSL missionary teams and sent them out. We have been going to all towns and villages, teaching awareness about the virus and bringing the only message that can provide hope in these times, the good news of the Kingdom of God. The teams have been received with joy and gratitude.

On the mission field. Photograph by Thomas Martins

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For those villages that can’t afford a bucket for hand washing, we are teaching a free alternative for a hand washing station. Photograph by Thomas Martins

Monday, April 13, 2020

March 2020 End of Month Report

Liberia, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone:
12 - Total counties we ministered in
263 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
138 - Total mission trips
12 - Total baptized
503 - Attended our 2-day trainings in 4 locations
31 – Attended our Wordsower Bible Institute 2-week class, level 2
13- Dental patients, 18 teeth pulled
13 - Optical patients, 14 glasses distributed
577 - Viewed the Jesus film shown in 4 locations
79,000 – pages printed on our printing press
3,700 – Manuals printed
2 – Broadcasts from radio stations. 105.3 FM - 7 one hour teachings a week. 98.6 FM - 2 one hour teachings a week

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad.  Only in the unity of us all can the above be a reality and even increase.

 “If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence…  For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” ... This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s… Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you… Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged… The LORD will be with you.” 2 Chron 20:9-18.  Everything is different! Months ago, we never imagined the world we live in now could change so fast.   None know what the next 3, 6, 12 months and beyond will be like.  All is in our Lord’s hands, He is Sovereign. We pray. 

“Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples…Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.  Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” Ps 96:2-10. We will always do all we can with what is available to continue the mission of Christ, given to us. to reach every tribe. Our passion, our urgency, increases.  Virus, war, plague, danger, persecution nor famine will keep us from the assignment of our Lord. “For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” Ac 13:47.  

“Men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” 1 Chron 12:32.  We the people of Wordsower understand the times and know what we should do.  Things have changed and our tactics must change.  Most of Liberia is made up of remote small villages and towns.  They are confused, they hear and believe rumors and false prophecies.  We have been to hundreds of towns and villages bringing awareness and the truth about the virus and the gospel of our Lord in a booklet.  We teach about the virus and salvation, leaving the booklets with the pastors and community leaders.  Below are two videos that show how we are doing it. The below video is less than 2 minutes. 

This video is 2 ½ minutes.  It shows our teams ministering in the villages.  Thomas Martins is in the video.  He is from Woodside Bible Church in Michigan.  He came to spend 3 months with us…. Well that was before the virus, now we do not know how long he will stay. 

In February, we sent two teams, on mission to spy out 4 unreached tribes. Each team, of two, was gone for 3 weeks. They found the unreached tribes. They presented the Gospel to 78 towns/communities in the regions of these tribes.  Surprisingly, overall, they were well received. If we show up in obedience and fearlessness then a bountiful harvest will result.  These are the tribes that they went to: the Maninka is 0.00% evangelical Christian, Mandingo is 0.03% evangelical Christian, Bandi is 1% evangelical Christian, the Mende is 1% evangelical Christian.  We already have a team ministering to the Vai, they are 0.01% evangelical Christian and the Gola, they too are 0.02% evangelical Christian. (Source - joshuaproject.net).  We have seen salvations and baptisms among the Vai and Gola tribes!  Praise God!! We have discovered that if we show up there will be salvations and baptisms.  Our Lord has prepared people from among them. Our job is to find those prepared, evangelize, disciple and unite them into churches. Before the virus crisis, we had hoped to have these two indigenous missionary teams relocated and ministering in these 4 tribes.  It is still possible, lack of funding holds us.

This film, below, is for fun.  It is one minute.  There is much to observe, notice the mothers joy and laughter, the building on the left, the pot on the fire, the clothing, and the corn (the corn is not wasted, it will be eaten, sanitation is not like ours).
As always, you can view all of our videos on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
  • Praise: For our two spy teams.  They returned safely and accomplished their mission.
  • Praise: Our leaders are sacrificial, bold and fearless.  When I asked for volunteers to go in the midst of the virus I got what I expected.  100% raised their hands to go!!!  Wow to be surrounded by such is exciting. They call me general, we have a war soldier passion.
  • Pray: Please pray for our safety as we will continue to boldly and fearlessly march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: For increased donations.  We have an indigenous missionary team ministering to 2 of the unreached tribes of Liberia.  We have 4 more unreached tribes that need indigenous teams to go to them.  Our neighbors, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are asking us to start this ministry in their country also.
100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online

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 kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com  I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Financial Report for March:
Summary of expenses:
$1,500- Staff support for 12 employees
$452 - Assistance to the poor
$635 - Radio Ministry
$728- Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base
$1,489 - Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$866 – Sent two teams to spy out 4 unreached tribes.  They were gone 3 weeks
$1,506 – Wordsower Bible Institute 2 week, level 1 class on our Zwedru base
$29 – Video production labor
$1,786 - Capemont Missionary team working with 3 unreached Muslim tribes.
$221- Printing press supplies and labor
$552 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$1,400 - Gas for bikes and generators.  Liberia went through a gas crisis.  The normal gas price is
$80 - Adult Literacy
$1,900 - Wordsower Ivory Coast base.
Total: $13,144

Thursday, March 12, 2020

February 2020 End of Month Report

Liberia and Ivory Coast:
3 – Countries (Guinea, Ivory Coast and Liberia)
11 - Total counties we ministered in
128 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
125 - Total mission trips
12 - Total baptized
33 -  Attended our Bible Institute 6-day satellite training
555 - Attended our 2-day trainings in 4 locations
18 - Dental patients, 26 teeth pulled
8 - Optical patients, 9 glasses distributed
2,032 - Viewed the Jesus film shown in 9 locations
5 - Towns we are doing adult literacy with 3 unreached Muslim tribes
121,160 – pages printed on our printing press
914 – Manuals printed

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad.  Only in the unity of us all can the above be a reality and even increase.

The Birth of a Church:
In 2019, Julian Mason was introduced to Wordsower Liberia when he attended our 6-day Wordsower Bible Institute class in River Gee County.  He left the class passionately inspired to go and make disciples, especially in churchless communities.  He went to his head pastor and said he wanted to form an evangelistic team that would go to the nearby villages to start churches.  The pastor’s response was “no”, that it was too costly and would require too much work and that it was not the vision of his church.  So, Julian traveled to our base in Zwedru and attended all four of our Wordsower Bible Institute classes.  Upon returning home, he again humbly went to his pastor and recast the vision of going to the lost, making disciples and starting churches.  The pastor responded the same, “No” and to Julian’s great amazement the pastor told him to leave.  Respectfully, Julian left and as was taught began to conduct a Bible study in a churchless community of Jarpuville.   Wordsower Liberia helped him start the new church by having a 2-day training in the community, 58 attended.  We also showed the Jesus Film to almost 300.  75 attended the first church service. A church has been birthed!  It is called The Living Christ Mission Bible Church.  Thompson Morris one of our top field leaders will spend a month going to Julian and the other disciples we have trained in River Gee County.  He will encourage, assist and train.  Thompson started a house church several years ago.  The congregation increased and he had to put an addition on his house.  He has raised up leaders for the church and he now goes from county to county evangelizing, discipling and training pastors.

Spying out the unreached tribes:
We have two teams on mission.  We expect they will gone a month.  Their mission is to find 4 unreached tribes in Liberia: According to the Joshua Project the Maninka is 0.00% evangelical Christian, Mandingo is 0.03% evangelical Christian, Bandi is 1% evangelical Christian, the Mende is 1% evangelical Christian.  We already have a team ministering to the Vai, they are 0.00% evangelical Christian and the Gola, they too are 0.00% evangelical Christian. We have seen salvations and baptisms among the Vai and Gola tribes!  Praise God!! The video below is about our indigenous Capemont team that is living and ministering among them. We have discovered that if we show up there will be salvations and baptisms.  Our Lord has prepared people from among them. Our job is to find those prepared, evangelize, disciple and unite them into churches. The 2-minute video below is about our indigenous Capemont team that is living and ministering among them. 

“You will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth” Acts 1:8
We already have a fruitful base in Ivory Coast. Guinea and Sierra Leone, our neighbors, are being taught by us, Wordsower Africa, also.  Good News travels, it is natural. We see national boarders, God sees a river. We have had several from these countries attend our school and conferences. Those trained have returned home and are obeying the command of our Lord to: Go, make disciples, baptize and teach. They are requesting us to assist them.  The 2-minute video below is a testimony of one of our students from Sierra Leone.

New Motorbikes:
They have arrived.  We have purchased 13, much needed, new bikes.  Thank you!!! We have many essential weapons as we fight against the strongholds of Satan.  The bikes take us all over Liberia and Ivory Coast.  The 1-minute video is our thank you for the bikes.


As always, you can view all of our videos on our YouTube channel by clicking here.


Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
  • Pray: For our two spy teams that have gone out looking for four unreached Muslim tribes of Liberia that we are not working with yet.  They are on the boarders of Liberia. The boarders are the gate in which Muslims pour into this country.  I feel a God ordained urgency to have teams there.  It is in places like these where radical Islam starts.
  • Praise: Continued reports come in throughout Liberia of the lasting fruit, the harvest, that is being brought in from disciples we have trained.
  • Pray: Please pray that we will continue to boldly and fearlessly march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: For increased donations.  We have an indigenous missionary team ministering to 2 of the unreached tribes of Liberia.  We have 4 more unreached tribes that need indigenous teams to go to them.  Our neighbors, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are asking us to start this ministry in their country also.
100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online

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 kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com  I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Financial Report for February:
Summary of expenses:
$755 - Staff support for 7 employees
$418.46 - Assistance to the poor
$530 – Book store supplies
$635 - Radio Ministry
$947 - Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base
$2,320 - Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,307 – Wordsower Bible Institute 2 week, level 1 class on our Zwedru base
$656 - Wordsower Bible Institute satellite 1 week class in Nimba County
$5,109 - Capemont Missionary team working with 3 unreached Muslim tribes.  They received
              $3,000 extra to rent two homes for 1 year for our team.
$360 - Printing press supplies and labor
$268 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$1,056 - Gas for bikes and generators.  Liberia went through a gas crisis.  Gas prices greatly
              increased, gas was over $10 a gallon for some time. It is now the normal price of $3.95
$80 - Adult Literacy
$5,088 - Wordsower Ivory Coast base. They received $2,000 extra for 2 new motorbikes
$44 – Optical ministry
$65 – Dental ministry
$9,151 – 10 new motorbikes
Total $28,789

Thursday, February 13, 2020

January 2020 End of Month Report

Liberia and Ivory Coast:
2 - Countries
14 - Total counties we ministered in
147 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
98 - Total mission trips
35 - Total baptized
3 - Completed the Bible Marking program
46 – Attended our Bible Institute 6-day satellite training
165 - Attended our 2-day trainings in 4 locations
14 - Dental patients, 17 teeth pulled
10 - Optical patients, 11 glasses distributed
615 - Viewed the Jesus film shown in 5 locations
7 - Towns we are doing adult literacy with 3 unreached Muslim tribes

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad.  Only in the unity of us all can the above be a reality and even increase.

We need more missionaries!! Come for your training. Here are a few statistics:
  • Today there are 6,741 unreached tribes, 3.14 billion people, 42% of the world
  • Only 0.37% of all full time Christian workers go to the 6,741 unreached tribes
  • 99.99% of the worlds Christians live in 44% of the world
  • The national average is that out of every $100 given to missions $0.05 goes for reaching the unreached tribes.
  • There is only 1 missionary for every 405,500 unreached Muslims

This information came from www.thetravelingteam.org/stats.  I encourage you to look at this resource.  I especially encourage you to watch the 4-minute video at the top of the page.

I spent some time with our Grand Capemont County indigenous missionary team. They work with 3 of the 5 unreached tribes of Liberia. Last year they went on 311 missions; went to 445 villages/towns/cities, usually they visit each community several times; they baptized 68; and literacy school for adults in 5 communities.  Below are some videos and pictures of what I experienced (sorry the videos are raw and unedited):

The video and pictures below are of a house church in Farlee village.  This is a remote region of several small villages, they are a mixture of the Vai and Gola Muslim unreached tribes.  Almost all are also a part of the Animist demonic religion. This little house church is the light on a hill.  They are full of passion, love, faith and hope.  We give encouragement, Bible teaching, Bibles, love and assistance.  Persecution is common. Many in the church are former Muslims and from the Animist religion. What you see in this town is common. Some churches, like this one, we start others we find.



The Vai, Gola and Mende unreached Muslim tribes are unreached because they are resistant.  When we first started going into many of the villages they would politely tell us that we were not welcome. They told us that they did not want Christians in their village. Our Lord opened doors that had never been opened before. He showed us the secret. Villages that said “no!” now beg us to come.  The secret is adult literacy!!! And, are they ever excited to have us come so they can learn to read.  We have 5 villages being taught and have a huge amount waiting in line. The pictures and video below are of the schools.



Below are a couple short videos of the people, for fun.  It will give you an idea of the environment. I saw these groups as I was traveling from village to village preaching and teaching. 

I stood on a bridge and watch the kids, one is naked, I guess none are 10 years old yet. They all swim like fish. No adult supervision.  They took the hand dug canoe out to collect fire wood for cooking.  They will probably sell it to buy a sucker each. They were so cute to watch as they interacted, so focused, serious, businessmen, entrepreneurs.   


The blacksmith buys scrap metal and reshapes it.  In the video, he is making axe heads. I was well received when I entered the thatched roof tent. They were all Muslims. We sat and talked for about 30 minutes. They were glad to hear about Jesus and invited me back to teach them more. Notice the homemade contraption that they put together to make the blower.  The wheel looks like it came off a tricycle. What a privilege to be there sharing with them about their creator, their hope, their God.  I felt the joy of the Lord as I spoke of Him.  His Spirit was with us. We all felt it. 


Good news: 
  • We completed our banking problems after muddling through the quagmire of the Liberian banking system for 6 weeks 
  • We have on our base enough paper to print 250,000 pages, a quarter million pages
  • We have 6,000 Gideon Bibles on our base
  • We have purchased 11 new motorbikes and are expecting to purchase a few more
  • Our printing press has never run better
  • The disciples we have trained are spread throughout Liberia and are producing much fruit
Participate with us in Praise and prayer:
  • Pray: We are sending out two spy teams into the two unreached Muslim tribes of Liberia that we are not working with yet.  They are on the boarders. They are the gate in which Muslims pour into this country.  I feel a God ordained urgency to have teams there.  Places like these are where radical Islam starts.
  • Praise: Continued reports come in throughout Liberia of the lasting fruit, the harvest, that is being brought in from disciples we have trained.
  •  Pray: Please pray that we will continue to boldly and fearlessly march into and live within the strongholds of Satan to, “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: For increased donations.  We have an indigenous missionary team ministering to 3 of the unreached tribes of Liberia.  We have 2 more unreached tribes that need indigenous teams to go to them.  Our neighbors, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are asking us to start this ministry in their country also.
100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online

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 kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com  I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Financial Report for January:
Summary of expenses:
$755 - Staff support for 7 employees
$454 - Assistance to the poor
$647 - Radio Ministry
$706 - Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base
$1,263 - Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,149 – Wordsower Bible Institute 2 week, level 1 class on our Zwedru base
$640 - Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
$547 - Wordsower Bible Institute satellite 1 week class, level 1, in Maryland County
$1,280 - Capemont Missionary team working with 3 unreached Muslim tribes
$681 - Printing press supplies and labor
$688 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$1,074 - Gas for bikes and generators
$80 - Adult Literacy
$1,592 - Wordsower Ivory Coast base
$16 – Optical ministry
Total $11,572

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

2019 End of Year Report

Weapons used and the fruit of 2019:

  • 896 - missions sent into villages/towns/cities.  Most of our missions are accomplished by motorbike but others go on foot or taxi.  The taxi may be a car, truck or another’s motorbike.
  • 1,311 - villages/towns/cities were visited.  Many of those were visited multiple times. Usually a town visit can be a few hours to 10 days. While in the community we evangelize, disciple, do Bible training, train pastors or assist with humanitarian needs.
  • 289 - baptisms were completed.  We do not count those who profess coming to Christ during our meetings because salvations can’t truly be known by the raising of a hand.  We count baptisms, these are a better sign of a repentant believer.  We shared the gospel of our Lord to tens of thousands this year giving them the knowledge of the path of salvation of which many professed salvation.
  • 458 - Attended our Wordsower Bible Institute 2 week training.  These students, through much sacrifice, live on our base for 2 weeks.  Our classes go from 8 AM - 4 PM 5 days a week.  When it is over they will have been in class for 70 hours.  We have four class levels available: Basic Bible Doctrines, Discipleship, The Church and Being a Missionary.
  • 445 - Attended 1 week training.  Many are not able to attend our 2 week class so we send out satellite teams into regions.  The number reported for these trainings is much lower then reality because many times the attendance was not reported after the training was completed.
  • 1,910 – Attended 2 day trainings throughout Liberia and Ivory Coast
  • 1,374 homes received a home water filter system in 62 villages that were all drinking dirty water.  Our filter team completed putting a home water filter system in every home of the villages of Grand Gedeh County.  They now have been working in small isolated Maryland County villages.  They will go into a village do an assessment and share the gospel.  Next, they return and install a water filter system in every home.  After that they will return 2 more times to check on them to see if they are using them proper.  They will be in every home of a village at least 4 times.  Each time they evangelize and disciple.
  • 6,000-10,000 watched the Jesus film, in their dialect, in many villages/ towns and cities.  Often the result will be baptisms, the desire to be discipled and the start of a church.
  • 149 – completed our “Bible Marking” Bible training course
  • Many thousands have heard the gospel and received Bible teaching through the radio. We broadcast on two radio stations. One station 7 days a week, the other 3 days a week.  Each broadcast is an hour long. The broadcasts go to thousands. The response of the people is tremendous. 
  • Thousands of Bible were distributed free this year.  Our book store, the only known one in the SE of Liberia has sold many Bibles and reference books.  Micro SD memory cards with the Audio Bible and Jesus film in their dialects have been distributed by the hundreds.
  • Our printing press has printed hundreds of thousands of pages of Bible teaching material.  Which has been freely distributed throughout the countries of Liberia and Ivory Coast. 
  • The love and compassion of Christ has been shown to many by assisting with medical, dental, optical, clean drinking water, food, clothing, rent, school fees, ect. 


Our Indigenous missionary team has gone to 3 of the 5 unreached Muslim tribes of Liberia.  Their faith, obedience and sacrifice has produced eternal fruit as they go into these resistant villages.  This year they have gone on 311 missions to share the gospel in 445 villages/towns/cities.  68 were baptized.  They have been teaching 245 students evangelistic literacy in 7 Muslim villages.

This year we changed our name to Wordsower Africa because we have established a base in Ivory Coast and sent missions into Guinea and Nigeria.  Our missionary base in Ivory Coast was birthed in 2019. Ivory Coast is a spiritually dark country. Much of the church is corrupt and full of false teaching.  There have 36 unreached tribes of over 7 million lost souls.

This above report has only been made possible by the efforts of us, His Church, united from abroad and in West Africa.  I’m reminded of 1 Cor 3:5-9, “The Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” We have each participated by prayer, donating and/or by getting on a motorbike.  All are essential.  Let us all dance and celebrate. Our Lord has made this grow, to Him goes the glory. Thank you Lord for uniting us and allowing us to participate in Your mission!!!

“I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.” Jn 4:35-36.  Liberia is a place ripe for a great harvest!  We, here and abroad, continue to plant, water.  We have had a huge harvest.  I believe a much greater harvest awaits us. 

“Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.  Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Ps 126:5.  It has been a challenging year.  Problems never end they just change, we know it and expect them.  We have had tears, blood, broken bones, disease, mud and sweat.  The government, thieves, demonic attacks, strongholds, sin, roads, environment all attack but we persevere.  Our joy has made us to forget those as we dance with joy bringing in the sheaves, “a crop of eternal Life.”

One of our goals is disciples making disciples, going into the unknown, beyond what we could ever count. The above report numbers are confirmed but our belief is that this is just the tip of an iceberg, that it is a small observation of a much larger harvest.  “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Tim 2:2. We have trained many thousands of disciples over the past 11 years.  They go out, many we hear from, most we don’t.  Often while we are out on mission we will discover the fruits of their faith, sacrifice and obedience. “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” Mk 4:26-29.  We dream of a Holy Spirit fueled wildfire owned and controlled by Him.  We, here and abroad, are the tools He uses to accomplish His purposes. I believe this wildfire has ignited. We will never know to what extent while here on earth.




Please continue to persevere with us.  Remember us in prayer, visit, participate in donations.

Thanks to all who participated with us!!!
Kim

100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online


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

Monday, January 6, 2020

December 2019 End of Month Report

We have had a very hard 2 months (November and December) because our bank is only allowing us to withdraw a maximum of $100 a day from our account.  The bank we use, LBDI, is government owned.  Because the country is in financial crisis, the government has taken all the cash from the bank not allowing its costumers to withdrawal their money easily.  This has caused a reduction of our ministry output and is a waste of time.  I am now working on opening a new account with another bank.

Liberia and Ivory Coast reports united:
2 - Countries
14 - Total counties we ministered in
69 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
47 - Total mission trips
26 - Total baptized 
3 - Completed the Bible Marking program
96 – Attended our Bible Institute 6 day satellite training
60 – attended a 4 day training in 1 location
98 - Attended our 2 day trainings in 8 locations
68 - Attended our 1 day trainings in 2 locations
20 - Dental patients, 28 teeth pulled
0 - Optical patients, 7 glasses distributed
1,100 - Viewed the Jesus film shown in 13 locations
800 - Pages printed

The above report is made possible by a united sacrificial team here and abroad.  Only in the unity of us all can the above be a reality and even increase.

WSL Christmas was very good!!!

We had an $8,000 donation from a person in California for 8 new motorbikes.  Earlier, we received a separate donation for $1,000 for another bike from someone in Michigan.  Praise God for answered prayers!

I have been in the capital, Monrovia, for over a month because of the bank problems caused by what could be a big financial collapse of the nation.  The bank we were using, LBDI, is government owned.  The government took 62 million from the bank to try and pay employees that have not been paid for over 5 months. The result is that those who had money in the bank no longer have their money available to them.  This has caused a severe cash flow problem within our ministry.

One day, I went into the city to try to open a new corporate account at another bank, UBA. This is a solid private bank that is all over Africa. It has taken almost a month to open the account.  Finally got it opened.  This was my first morning prayer answered.  Thank you Lord! joy is present! 
We have searched the city for Gideon pocket Bibles in the past but to no avail; all our former sources were out of Bibles. I prayed for the Gideons that morning and it so happened that we bumped into a guy on the street that had 4,000 available for a nickel each.  40 cases of 100 Bibles for $5 a case: total cost $200.  Beautiful! Another morning prayer answered! The dance starts! God ordained!!!

My foot has been swollen and painfully bruised from a motorbike accident over a week ago.  I didn’t have a pair of regular shoes and was only wearing rubber “shoes” (think crocks). I wanted more support and protection.  I also prayed the same morning for our Lord to help me find a pair of real shoes.  As I was going about the business of the day, working with the bank and Gideon Bible shipping, I walked by an open faced shack.  There was a brand new pair of Merrill shoes - the same style I have in the USA - which were very nice!!  Exactly what I would have chosen if I had all the world’s shoes available to choose from.  The new $100 shoes fit perfect, for only $17!!!  A next to impossible find, and in a rotten shack to boot!  It is fun to see answered prayer. God ordained, again.  I sensed the pleasure of our Lord and dancing increased!  The joy of our Lord was now overflowing.  The worlds best gift was found in a shack and 2,000 years later, we can still find wonderful, God-ordained, gifts in shacks. 

“You, Lord, are all I have,
and you give me all I need;
my future is in your hands.
How wonderful are your gifts to me;
how good they are!
I praise the Lord, because he guides me.” 
Ps 16:5-8 (GNB).

I love it!  I love walking in faith and obedience and living in the miraculous!!  Let us all dance, let us praise our Lord!!!  Thank you Lord, thank you… wait its not over.  While typing this last sentence I get a phone call. Tomorrow we will be given $3,000 in cash from our ministry partner, The Last Well, located right down the road from here.  If the banks won’t give us money God will find another way.  Our Lord, isn’t He gracious? I sense Him chuckling just now.

Kim

Participate with us in Praise and prayer:

  • Praise: We are now in several resistant, unreached, Muslim villages teaching literacy, Jesus, and the Bible!
  • Praise: We have now 245 students from these villages learning how to read and learning about Jesus!
  • Prayer: Please pray for the financial crisis in Liberia.  Banks have run out of money.  Confusion, stress, suffering, and poverty is rapidly increasing because of this new current crisis.
  • Prayer: Please pray that we will continue to boldly and fearlessly march into the strongholds of Satan to  “snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 1:23.
  • Pray: For increased donations.  We have an indigenous missionary team ministering to 3 of the unreached tribes of Liberia.  We have 2 more unreached tribes that need indigenous teams to go to them.  Our neighbors, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are asking us to start this ministry in their country also.

100% of all donations go to the mission. None is used for administration. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent each January.

Click here to donate online


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 kimlogansmith1957@gmail.com  I’m also available on the app called Whatsapp, the contact number is +231881344417

Financial Report for December:
Summary of expenses:
$755 - Staff support for 7 employees
$296 - Assistance to the poor
$1,062 - Radio Ministry.  Because of bank problems we could not pay them last month
$650 - Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance on the base
$499 - Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$742 - Water filter team is in Maryland County installing home water filter systems
$786 - Wordsower Bible Institute satellite 1 week class, level 1, in Maryland County
$1,230 - Capemont Missionary team working with 3 unreached Muslim tribes
$0 - Printing press supplies and labor
$322 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$603 - Gas for bikes and generators
$80 - Adult Literacy
$1,920 - Wordsower Ivory Coast base
$1,200 – Supplies for press, WBI, dental
Total $10,145