Monday, February 15, 2021

January 2021 End of Month Report

Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast:

16 - Total counties we ministered in

196 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in 

95 - Total mission trips 

1 – Wordsower Africa main base in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia

1 – Indigenous missionary team base among the Vai and Gola unreached tribes, Liberia

1 – Indigenous missionary team base among the Mandingo and Mannika unreached tribes, Liberia

1 – Indigenous missionary team in Ivory Coast. 

106 - Attended our 2-day and 1-day workshops in 4 locations

2,210 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 12 locations and 14 times shown

15 - Dental patients, 20 teeth pulled

9 - Optical patients, 7 pair glasses distributed, 1 patient was referred

3,800 - Pages printed

3 - Radio broadcast locations in 2 counties. 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. We have spread across Liberia and are in the neighboring countries where we train, disciple and church plant.  We use many different weapons as we advance the Kingdom of God within the strongholds of Satan. 

I, Kim Smith, returned to Liberia on January 29.  I spent 9 weeks in the USA.  My visit was a whirlwind of activity.  2 weeks was spent with my 87-year-old father and his wife.  He was in the hospital for falls and pneumonia.  I spent time in Michigan, Illinois, California and Ohio visiting family, friends and churches.  The disappointment was that many family, friends and churches I did not have time to visit with.  I hope to return to the USA in about 1 ½ years.

Persecutions:

We are working in resistant unreached Muslim tribes.  One of our teams is now experiencing persecution. They are in Capemont County, Liberia working with the Vai and Gola tribes.  There is not persecution without salvations, conversions from Islam.  Persecution is a confirmation that we are successfully entering the stronghold of Satan and are “snatching them [the lost] out of the fire.” Jude 1:23.  The persecution starts with those who have repented of their sins and confess Christ as their Lord.  Recently the persecution has been turned towards our team as well.  The team has been receiving threats.  Below are testimonies of the persecuted:

We will use the name, Sally.  Sally, a widow, was born into a Muslim family, is about 50 years old and is taking care of an orphan child.  She came to me hungry.  I gave her money.  She was overjoyed with the gift and celebrated.  As time went by, she came close to our missionary team and would attend their devotions in the morning.  Our team obeyed, as assigned by our Lord, “Give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins… To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.” Luke 1:77-79.  Through faith she believed and repented.  Now, as a Christian, her family became enraged.  The high Iman (spiritual leader) was called in and she was taken to the Mosque for an investigation for the family to pronounce a physical death sentence.  They were threatening, cursing and invoking curses on her.  In the midst of the trial, she fearlessly stood, testified and rebuked them for their evil.  She has been counted as dead among her family and neighbors.  We have been assisting her and will help her to start a small business for survival.

The Muslim youth are coming to Christ for salvation.  One mother had discovered that her daughters had become Christian.  She came to our base very angry, insulting and threatening.  Our team quietly listened and then shared about love and forgiveness.  Telling her that they had been assisting her daughters with school fees and rent.  She became happy and thankful after their witness and told them sorry for her insults.  Many families come to Christ through the witness of their children.    

The Muslim youth are attracted by the love, joy and gentleness of our team.  When the parents become aware, they commonly come with anger, insults and threats against the team and their children.  Pray with us as we advance within the persecution.

Church Plants:

The pictures below are of the birth of another church.  Not a “house church” but a “under the trees church”.  They meet under the Kola trees in a small village.  Formerly, the area was a place for drunks to congregate. Again, what was once a stronghold of Satan has been transformed into a church.  As of yet, we have never entered a stronghold of Satan and not seen the harvest of eternal fruit.  

Typically, the newly formed fellowship will build their own worship center.  The video below is of one of our teams going to participate in the daubing of a church building in a once churchless village.  A church building, in the rain forest, usually will cost less than $75 to build, if the roof is thatch.  $30 is for a bag of rice used to feed the daubers (the mud wall packers) and then the rest is for nails and a door or two.  If it has a metal roof then the cost is under $300.  Labor is volunteered by the members and community.  The construction material is harvested from the forest.  The below video, less than 4 minutes, is a testimony of the exchange of strongholds.

We send teams into tribes that have not been reached with the Gospel.  To those who have never even heard the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.  And, when we arrive there are always those that are waiting and ready, those whom our Lord has already revealed Himself.   He has included us, His Church, into His plans to reach those who are lost.  He has prepared the lost and commanded us to go find them. “The Lord has commanded us, saying, ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” Acts 13:47.  Jesus “said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready…  So, go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So, the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find.”  Matthew 22:8-10.  The harvest will be plentiful if we just show up under the power of the Holy Spirit.  We must inform everyone, every tribe, every person!  We must go as commanded, in obedience!!

Participate with us in praise and prayer:

  • Praise:  We are walking in obedience with the Lord and He is blessing us.  We continue to see the growth of our Lord’s kingdom!
  • Praise:  One of our field leaders, Daniel Tooua, was in a bad accident.  He was hit by a car while assisting others.  He had massive internal bleeding, has a broken leg and hip.  He is healing and is now walking around.  
  • Praise: I have returned to Liberia with needed supplies and have been distributing them to our missionary teams.  
  • Pray: One of our missionary teams is now experiencing persecution.  So the new converts from Islam.
  • 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: “Finally, our friends, pray for us that the Lord's message may continue to spread rapidly and be received with honor, just as it was among you. 2 Pray also that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people; for not everyone believes the message.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2.
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:
$1,180 - Staff support for 8 employees
$401 - Assistance to the poor includes rent, medicine, water pump parts etc.
$664 - Radio Ministry
$704 - Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance   
$2,700 - Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,476 – Level 1 2-week Bible Institute class in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County
$2,058 – Level 1 1-week Bible Institute class in Flumpa, Nimba County
$2,300 - Capemont Missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes  
$1,454 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$823 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$839 - Gas for bikes and generators 
$80 - Adult Literacy
$400 - Sierra Leone team
$6,000 – Main base construction for additional housing
$2,500 – Ivory Coast mission base
Total: $23,579

Friday, January 15, 2021

December 2020 End of Month Report

Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast:

4 - Countries; Liberia, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Sierra Leone

11 - Total counties we ministered in Liberia

160 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in 

110 - Total mission trips 

1 – Indigenous missionary team base among the Vai and Gola unreached tribes

1 – Indigenous missionary team base among the Mandingo and Manika unreached tribes

1 – Indigenous missionary team in Ivory Coast. 

9 - Completed Bible Marking

1,412 - Attended our 2-day and 1-day workshops in 12 locations

2,346 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 15 locations and 16 times shown

18 - Dental patients, 21 teeth pulled

13 - Optical patients, 12 pair glasses distributed, no patient was referred

21,000 - Copies printed, 68 booklets made (English)

3 - Radio broadcast locations in 2 counties. 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.  Looking at the above report you see that we are busy.  We have spread across Liberia and into the neighboring countries where we train, disciple and church plant.  We use many different weapons as we advance the Kingdom of God within the strongholds of Satan. 

Wordsower Africa is an indigenous missionary training and sending hub. We have two bases established that are reaching 4 of the 6 unreached tribes in Liberia.  The first quarter of this year we should have our last indigenous missionary team in place in Liberia, living and ministering within the tribes.  We will then have a team within every unreached tribe of Liberia.  In the Ivory Coast we have a base training and preparing teams to go into the 36 unreached tribes.  Teams are also ready to go to Guinea and Sierra Leone and should be in place within the first 6 months of 2021.  In obedience, we have much work to do.  West Africa has 393 unreached tribes of 147 million lost souls. 

Jesus said, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him to life on the last day.” John 6:44.  Our Father prepares the people before we ever arrive.  Our job is to discover them, present to them His Gospel which is the only path unto salvation.  We then disciple them so that they will also find those who have been drawn by our Father.  

In the Pynes Town region of Sinoe County there was a powerful demonic society, maybe the most powerful stronghold of Satan in Liberia.  When I first arrived in Pynes Town and started going from house to house three men came to me and stayed beside me, like shadows, the whole time I was there.  These complete strangers fed me and took care of me.  Later I found out that one had a dream that a white man was coming with little blue Bibles (Gideons) and to follow him.  When I arrived, our Lord had already drawn and prepared them, they were waiting.  We discipled and baptized them.  Today two are pastors of churches in this region that was once the stronghold of Satan.  The third works on our base.  He runs our printing press, repairs motor bikes and goes on missions.

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4.

The demonic societies call their spiritual leaders the Devil.  The society of this region had many adherents.  I had made many trips into the Pynes Town region evangelizing, discipling and church planting within this stronghold.  Once when I entered, with another Liberian disciple, I learned that the Devil and his disciples fled in utter panic, hiding in the forest until I left.  I had no weapons of this world and wouldn’t have been able to fight off any one of them.  Demons rule and are ruled by fear.  They knew, because of Christ in me, that I had the “divine power to demolish strongholds.”  The demons did not want to be cast out of their host so in fear they created terror in their hosts causing them to flee.  

In Romans 10:20 it says, “I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.”  

Another time I entered Pynes Town and met with the Devil, Kuaku is his name.  We sat under a tree as I spoke to him about Heaven and Hell, he listened to me for half an hour.  Many from the town were watching from a distance.  After I finished, he laughed loudly and ridiculed me boldly so that all could see and hear.  A month later, as I was on motor bike a mile from our base, which is about 2 hours from Pynes Town, the Pynes Town regional Devil, Kuaku, frantically ran into the road and stopped me.  In desperation, he asked me to tell him more about Heaven and Hell and about Jesus.  I was shocked and reminded him how he laughed when I discussed with him in Pynes Town.  His answer, “I was laughing on the outside.”  He has now become a Christian and is an active disciple in the region.  The demonic society of this region has crumbled.  Our Lord says, “I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.”  

There was another regional stronghold, the central town is Franzy, that also crumbled.  We were told that it would be impossible to start a church there, that if could start one there we could start one anywhere in the world.  The struggle took a few years but today we have assisted in the start of two churches and assisted in the construction of their church buildings.  We “have divine power to demolish strongholds.”   In fact, as our disciples fearlessly advance, they have never entered a stronghold that has not crumbled, that has not been overcome by the Kingdom of God!  Amen and Amen!

We send teams into tribes that have not been reached with the Gospel.  To those who have never even heard the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.  And, when we arrive there are always those that are waiting and ready, those whom our Lord has already revealed Himself.   He has included us, His Church, into His plans to reach these that are lost.  He has prepared the lost and commanded us to go find them. “The Lord has commanded us, saying, ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” Acts 13:47.  Jesus “said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready…  So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find.”  Matthew 22:8-10.  The wedding banquet is ready, now, today.  The harvest will be plentiful if we just show up under the power of the Holy Spirit.  We must inform everyone, every tribe, every person.  We must go in obedience!

Participate with us in praise and prayer:
  • Praise:  Our Lord is with us and is blessing us.  We continue to see the growth of our Lord’s kingdom
  • Pray:  One of our field leaders, Daniel Tooua, was in a bad accident.  He was hit by a car while assisting others.  He had massive internal bleeding, has a broken leg and hip.  He will have to be transported to Ghana to have his hip repaired. 
  • Pray:  That our Lord will use us to train more indigenous missionary teams and provide the funds to send them to the unreached tribes
  • 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:  “Finally, our friends, pray for us that the Lord's message may continue to spread rapidly and be received with honor, just as it was among you. 2 Pray also that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people; for not everyone believes the message.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
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:
$1,180 - Staff support for 8 employees
$992 - Assistance to the poor includes rent, medicine, water pump parts etc.
$665 - Radio Ministry
$654 - Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and maintenance   
$2,421 - Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$2,365 - Capemont Missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes  
$1,341 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$621 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$1,104 - Gas for bikes and generators 
$128 - Adult Literacy
$20 - Optical
$566 - Sierra Leone team
$5,000 – Main base construction for additional housing
$2,500 – Ivory Coast mission base
Total: $19,557