Liberia and Ivory Coast
2 - Countries: Liberia and Ivory Coast
5 - Bases: 1. Ivory Coast; 2. Grand Gedeh County, Liberia; 3. Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia; 4. Lofa County, Liberia; 5. Gbarpolu County, Liberia
18 - Total counties we ministered in
155 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities/churches we ministered in
111- Total mission trips
23 - Persons that were baptized
122 - Attended the WBI 1 week school in three counties
292 - Attended our 2 day and 1day workshops in 4 locations.
2,163 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 26 locations
3 - Community Radio stations that we broadcast the gospel of our Lord
16 - Dental patients, 18 teeth pulled
17 - Optical patients, 16 pair glasses distributed, 3 patients were referred.
75,400 - Pages printed, 185 manuals made at our press shop
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.
CELEBRATING!!! DANCING!!! MILESTONE ACCOMPLISHED!!!
We now have an indigenous missionary team, living among and ministering to every unreached tribe of Liberia!!! This has been our passion and dream for several years.
- Our Grand Capemont County team is evangelizing and discipling among the Vai and Gola tribes
- Our Lofa County team is evangelizing and discipling among the Mandingo and Maninka tribes
- Our Gbarpolu County team is evangelizing and discipling among the Mende and Bandi tribes
Our newest team, Gbarpolu County, was started the month of March. They are in a very dark region. It is a powerful demonic stronghold. But, we know that in this stronghold is a great harvest. Our team has already seen salvations and baptisms. Even now they have formed a committed, faith filled, sacrificial local team. Long ago we learned that by just “showing up” there would be a harvest. Within these tribes are many that have already been prepared by our Lord and are waiting for the Gospel to be brought to them. Our assignment is to find them, unite them with Christ through faith and to disciple them. These new disciples need to form small churches and then they are to go out and reproduce: disciples making disciples and churches starting churches.
Daniel Martinez from Valley Bible Church in Hercules, California participated in the opening of the base. This is his second visit to us. He is planning to lead a team in November/December. The next step is for their family to join us as missionaries in 2022-2023. The 2 minute video below is his reaction and plea.
During the celebration of this last Liberian outpost we had some spontaneous fun. Below is a 25 second example. It is true, these are warriors of the gospel. I like the NIV earlier translation of Matthew 11:12; “From the time of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing and forceful men lay hold of it.” They are gong into resistant unreached Muslim and Animistic tribes, into the strongholds of Satan, and he will not be complacent as they advance. Their mission is to, “Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them.” Jude 22-23 (NIV). Their assignment is not for the fearful or timid. They go knowing that Christ said, “I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matt 16:18.
Advancing beyond the boarders of Liberia:
We praise our Lord for the accomplishments in Liberia. But, West Africa has 393 unreached tribes of 147 million. Acts 13:47 says, “For this is the commandment that the Lord has given us: I have made you a light for the gentiles so that all the world may be saved.” We, His Church, have been commanded to reach all the world!!! There is no stopping, there is no enough, until His command has been obediently fulfilled!
In Sierra Leone, a bordering nation of Liberia, there is an unreached tribe called the Temne-Banta tribe. The Joshua Project tracks the 17,000 tribes of the world and says that there are 0.00% evangelical Christians in that tribe. We have an indigenous missionary team ready to go to them. They have spied out the land twice, spending months there, and have tasted of the harvest and see a great harvest waiting. Sierra Leone has 11 unreached tribes of over a million people. The doors are open. We await the funding.
After that team is in place, we fill a burden, to cross another boarder of Liberia and to go into Guinea. They are 86% unreached with 29 unreached tribes.
I love the below picture I found in facebook. The devil says we can’t withstand the storm, well we are the storm and the gates of Hell cannot withstand our Lord’’s kingdom, His advancing Church.
New church plants continue to spring up:
Thompson and Teresa Morris, leaders of Wordsower, have started another church. The town of Wlortondee, in Grand Gedeh County, is in the center of 7 villages. Under their leadership, small fellowships would meet in the villages. They have united them to form one church. 38 attended their first church service in the new building. A church building like this does not cost money, the material is harvested from the rain forest.
“Confirming the Call.” Missionary Boot Camp:
Two men will arrive from Woodside Bible Church, of the Detroit region, in May. They will spend 7 months with us. They are confirming their call into missions by attending our missionary boot camp. While here they will participate in all aspects of the mission and visit other missions. We are rushing to have our new residential building completed by then. If you are feeling the call into missions then you are also invited. Contact us and we will custom fit our training to fit your timing and needs.
Participate with us in praise and prayer:
- Praise: Our main base in Zwedru is now 10 years old. We have been ministering in Liberia 12 years.
- Praise: Our new Liberian base is in operation. Their focus is the Mende and Bandi unreached tribes. We now have an indigenous missionary team living among and ministering in every unreached tribe of Liberia!!!
- Pray: For increased donations. We have indigenous missionary teams ready to go to unreached tribes in Guinea and Sierra Leone
- 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. Pray also that God will rescue us from wicked and evil people; for not everyone believes the message.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2.
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Financial Report for March:
Summary of expenses:
$1,240 - Staff support for 8 employees
$624 - Assistance to the poor includes rent, medicine, water pump parts etc.
$655 - Radio Ministry
$2,768 - Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and construction project
$2,732 - Mission; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,600 - Capemont Missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,500 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$2,000 – Ivory Coast mission team
$339 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$426 - Gas for bikes and generators
$80 - Adult Literacy
$29 – Printing department
$40 – Video department
$300 – Bookstore Bibles
$3,861 – We had 4 one week classes of Wordsower Bible Institute on each of our bases and supplies
Total - $18,194