Liberia and Ivory Coast
3 - Countries (Ivory Coast, Guinea and Liberia)
5 - Bases 4 in Liberia and 1 in Ivory Coast (Liberia bases: Zwedru, Grand Gedeh; Sinje, Grand
Cape Mount, Voinjama, Lofa County and Bopolu, Gbarpolu County)
16 - Total counties we ministered in Liberia and Ivory Coast.
122 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
30 - Churches we visited and worked with
88 - Total mission trips
38 - Persons were baptized
14 – Completed Bible Marking study
42 – Attended level 4 training, 2-week class, in Liberia
17 – Attended level 1, 1-week training in Liberia
15 – Attended level 3, 1-week training in Ivory Coast
2,446 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 20 locations
3 - Community Radio stations we are broadcasting from
20 - Dental patients, 24 teeth pulled
8 - Optical patients, 0 pair glasses distributed, 0 patient referred.
4,000 - Pages printed, 660 manuals produced
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.
Introducing Max Kubik, 21 years old; Henry Combs, 21 years old; and Jared Hewines, 19 years old
These 3 men are part of the Global 100 team assembled by Woodside Bible Church from the Detroit region. They have sacrificed to come! Max and Henry will each stay 7 months and delay a semester of their college studies. Jared will stay 3 months.
The assignment given to Wordsower Africa by the Global 100 team is to “confirm their call”. Each of these young men have felt the call of our Lord to become missionaries. Well, that is easy to say while setting in an Easy-boy chair, sipping a coke, with air-conditioning, in America. The test is, can they endure the hardships and sufferings of “Wordsower Boot Camp”! Already they have prepared and eaten an African ground hog, eaten monkey, porcupine, chicken feet and bugs. They are learning to live without in-house electric and running water. They have ministered in a refugee camp, a prison, drug yards, and isolated villages. Even now, Henry is with a team in a gold camp, a modern Sodom and Gomorrah, ministering and sharing the gospel of our Lord to the lost.
Recently, Jared was dropped off with two Liberians deep into the rainforest. They walked for hours going from village to village. When they arrived in the villages, they taught the Gospel of our Lord and other Bible teachings. While in between villages, walking the trail, they came across a man named Solomon. They stopped him and shared the gospel with him. He confessed that he was the violent regional Devil (the Animistic religion is a demonic religion that believes in voodoo, spirit worship, witchcraft, and curses. Their Spiritual leader is called the Devil). Solomon professed that he believed the gospel that was presented to him. He said that he wanted to become a Christian and be baptized, thereby leaving his religion and his position as the Devil. The team left him with a promise to return the next day and bring him to our base.
The next day, Solomon was ready and waiting to come to our base. When he arrived, we again shared with him the gospel. He prayed, confessed his sin, and asked Jesus to be the Lord of his life. After we heard his testimony and profession of faith in Christ, Jared taught him about baptism, and we then proceeded to go to the creek and baptize him. From his confession, it was obvious that Solomon had been experiencing demon possession before the Lord brought him to us. He had received the position of the Devil from his father, and it had been handed down from father to son for many generations. His conversion is a devastation to a major stronghold of Satan. Praise God!
After Solomon was baptized, he was taken back to his village so that he could testify to his family and the community that he had become a Christian and was baptized. This was a very bold act of faith. For a person to leave the position of the Devil, it is supposed to be a death sentence. But Solomon boldly proclaimed to his family and village that he had become a Christian and that he was leaving his position as the Devil. Imagine Jared, a 19-year-old, sheltered American suburbanite, was used as an instrument by our Lord to devastate a stronghold of Satan. Jared has proven himself to be a fearless, faith-filled, sacrificial warrior. Today he is training on the frontlines. One day, we pray, he will be a frontline commander, and that our Lord will continue to use him to destroy the strongholds of Satan!!!
We continue to advance:
Participate with us in praise and prayer:
- Praise: The three American trainees have arrived safe and are going on many missions.
- Pray: Please pray for their safety. Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill them, train them and use them.
- Pray: There are 393 unreached tribes, 147 million souls, in West Africa. Pray that we can send and train teams to go into these tribes. Pray about participating in the financial need to send them.
- 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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Troy Michigan 48085
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Financial Report for May:
$1,240 - Staff support for 8 employees
$662 - Assistance to the poor includes rent, medicine, water pump parts etc.
$661 - Radio Ministry
$686 – Zwedru Base Expenses. Covers food cost for the team, visitors and construction project
$2,324 – Zwedru base mission teams sent; teams that are sent out to preach and teach
$1,600 – Grand Capemont Missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$2,400 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$2,900 - Gbarpolu County Missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$2,000 – Ivory Coast mission team
$634 - Motorbike maintenance and repairs
$391 - Gas for bikes and generators
$80 - Adult Literacy
$40 – Printing department
$0 – Video department
$0 – Bookstore Bibles
$1,508 – Wordsower Bible Institute level 4, 2 weeks, Zwedru
$683 – Wordsower Bible Institute Level 1, 1-week class, River Cess County
$1,351 – Construction costs
Total - $19,160