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  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.

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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

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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

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