4 – Countries that have Wordsower Africa bases: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia
7 - Bases - 4 in Liberia (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County; Sinje, Grand Capemont County, Voinjama, Lofa County and Gbarpolu County), 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone, 1 base in Guinea
26 - Total counties we ministered in
282 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
31 - Churches we visited and worked with
195 - Total mission trips
211 - Persons were baptized
45- WBI attended the level 2 section held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County
42- WBI attended the level 3 section held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County
811 - Attended our 2 day trainings in 19 locations.
5,644 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 53 locations and 61 times shown.
4 - Community Radio stations broadcasting on
13 - Adult literacy school
11 - Dental patients, 15 teeth pulled.
76,000 - Press report, Copies printed, 206 booklets made (English)
Our on-site leaders and the donations of churches and individuals from abroad are bringing in a great harvest. We need the unity of us all, His Church, to accomplish his command to reach the world. Thank you for your love, and faith and for sacrificing with us.
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6. We, His Church, should be united as one mind, one voice, one mission. In this we best “glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Denominations should not divide us. Christ said, A kingdom divided cannot stand.
We had a big problem! We have bases in the French speaking nations of Guinea and Ivory Coast. Hundreds of former Muslims are becoming Christian. We were not able to find French Bibles for them. But we fret not, for the ministry belongs to our Lord, and He will provide.
His answer to the problem was to unite 7 different ministries to provide the unreached Muslim tribes with 141,000 French NT Bibles and scripture tracts. The load weighed almost 7,000 pounds. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” World Missionary Press, in Indiana, printed them and shipped them to Christian Aid Ministries on the East coast for free. Christian Aid Ministries put them in a container and shipped them across the ocean at cost. When our load arrived, they took it from the port to their warehouse. Then they put our load on their truck and carried it, for free, to the third ministry, Hope 2, for free storage. The fourth ministry, Kingdom Earth Builders, took a truck load to Missionary Aviation Fellowship, the fifth ministry, to be flown to our base in Zwedru which is close to the French speaking Ivory Coast border. Kingdom Earth Builders again hauled a load, on trailer, to the sixth ministry, Hope in the Harvest Missions International, in the city of Ganta They are close to the French speaking Guinea border. From Zwedru and Ganta, our Wordsower Africa leaders, the seventh ministry, have started taking them in 55-gallon barrels across the borders to our bases there. Our base leaders will give the Bibles and scripture tracts to the new converts to use for evangelism, discipleship and church planting. You, the donors, are also included in this project because of your donations we were able to cover the, “at cost” expenses of some of these ministries.
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts…” Romans 12:4-6. Each of these ministries have different gifts, functions, beliefs, methods and specific callings. But these differences did not cause division, because we are all united in the one mission of strengthening and enlarging His Church. Paul asked our Lord’s Church to be, “like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Doing nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.” Phil 2:3. Mission accomplished!!! “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Ps 133:1.
The 6 ½ minute video, below, is about us loading the French Bibles for our Missionary Aviation Fellowship flight from Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, to our main base in Zwedru:
The pictures show Jesse of Kingdom Earth Builders transporting a trailer load of the Bibles to Ganta, Liberia. Ganta is close to the Guinea border. From Ganta the Bibles will be put in barrels for crossing into Guinea.
The 1-minute video, below, is an example of the hardships we encounter when transferring the Bibles and supplies in barrels across the border of Ivory Coast and Guinea.
Samantha Lloyd and Hanna Pittman are preparing to be missionaries. They have spent 3 months with us in Liberia as interns. The internship was a test to confirm their call. They have had a multitude of experiences and gone through many hardships. Their test results are an “A.” Our Lord’s church has the assignment to train and send missionaries to the unreached. After the three months with us they flew to a country in Asia that does not allow Christians to witness. They will be there as undercover witnesses for another 4 months. Below is a 1-minute video showing them in action.
Testimonies from our basesThe testimonies below come from our indigenous missionary bases. These bases are strategically located in the midst of resistant, unreached tribes. In the regions of our bases are towns that have never had churches. In the midst of these strongholds, we are seeing salvations. We are baptizing, discipling and starting churches.
From Field leaders on our main Zwedru base, Liberia:“There is a town in Grand Gedeh, Liberia called Dejieh. There was no church. The town was a powerful Animist, demonic stronghold. Their spiritual leader, called the devil, had made a law, stating that, no one was to go to church, no church was allowed in his town and no one was to baptize. The penalty for breaking this law was the fine of one cow. It was also stated and known that if anyone tried to enter the town with Christianity that they will be severally punished. Yet, our Wordsower Africa disciples entered knowing the threat and consequences. Many came to Christ through their fearless efforts, including the devil himself!!! Our team goes to them discipling regularly. The town has agreed that they need a church and has given land for a church. When the former devil was asked about the town laws, he stated, “It is God who will do His work in this town.” This type of testimony is common. We have never entered an Animistic demonic stronghold, through Christ, and not crumbled its foundation. It baffles me, why do these places still exist? Pray for this town. Pray for more workers. Pray for increased resources so that we can continue our advance.
From our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone: “We are very grateful to God almighty for the safe arrival of our soldiers, Jonathan and Prince, from a 4-day mission in which 33 souls were baptized. 7 of these were converted from Islam to Christianity through the teaching of scripture. Pray that God will strengthen them as receive family and community prosecution. Indeed, Jesus is Lord.”
“Makondeh is one of the churchless towns in which we baptized 74 people in the month of May. We established a house church under a mango tree. The community people provided us with three town lots to be used for church purposes. We are kindly requesting a sum of $150 to complete the project.”
“We baptized 25 Souls, all from Islam, today in the Mafaray village in a great move of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said to his loving disciples (you and I), “Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And I am with you always, to the end of age.” (Matthew 28:20). Lord Jesus thank you for always being with us and sending us to do your work. As you will, we will follow. Everybody everywhere needs to hear the Gospel. Your prayers are needed for these new converts.”
“One of our teams returned on base, with joy. They showed the Jesus film twice in Kono City, one night in Jama Swefeh village, and one night in Lebanon village. They baptized 12. We thank God for the great work He has done through these soldiers. Everybody everywhere needs to hear the gospel. Here we go!!!!!”
From one of our indigenous team in Gbarpolu, Liberia: “We closed our adult literacy school today. By the grace of God, the students performed great. In the class two Muslims have become Christian and are now active in the church.”
Our people conducted training in Jungle James camp. It is a gold mining community. Many of the mineral boys attended because the rain had flooded out their work. Many rejected and returned to the camp. But, praise God, some stayed and heard the message. We need your prayers, Wordsower Africa is entering another stronghold.
From our indigenous missionary team in Grand Capemont County, Liberia: “It's so encouraging, we took a risk in the regions of Gawolo and Gola Konnah showing the Jesus film for many days, going from town to town. We were showing it to the Vai, unreached Muslim tribe… 11 Muslims believed in the lord Jesus last night after the film. But for fear of their lives, they are doing it secretly. The people have never seen a big screen movie, nor have they heard a movie from their language.” The Jesus film lasts over 2 hours. It depicts the birth, life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. It is an epic event in the towns to see a big screen show in their language. Usually 80-100% will come out of curiosity. Seldom are there no salvations after the showing. We are always thanked by the residents and invited back. to the community.
Participate with us in praise and prayer:Praise: We received and have started distributing French Bibles to the unreached Muslim tribes.
Pray: That we will not be harassed by border guards as we cross into Guinea and Ivory Coast.
Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel into the unreached tribes.
Pray: As we prepare to create and send another indigenous missionary team to the Muslim unreached tribes of Sierra Leone.
Pray: For us we 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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Summary of financial report for August:$1,830 – Employee pay for 8 employees, Zwedru base
$494 – Assistance to the poor; medical, rent, school fees, funeral expenses - Zwedru base
$682 – Base expenses; food, maintenance, local transport – Zwedru base
$4,275 – Missions; sending teams into the remote villages – Zwedru base
$539 – Bike repairs – Zwedru base
$696 - Gas for bikes and generators – Zwedru base
$665 – Radio broadcasting from 4 stations
$82 - Adult Literacy
$926 - Wordsower Bible Institute, level 1, 2-week class, Level 3, Zwedru, Liberia
$1,337 - Wordsower Bible Institute, level 3, 2-week class, Level 4, Zwedru, Liberia
$13 – Printing department – Zwedru base
$2,500 – Grand Capemont County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,600 - Lofa County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,600 - Gbarpolu County missionary team is reaching 2 unreached Muslim tribes
$1,600 – Sierra Leone missionary team is teaching 1 unreached Muslim tribe
$2,500 – Ivory Coast mission team going to several unreached tribes
$2,800 – Guinea Missionary team
$205 – Bank fees, the cost of receiving and sending money from USA and our international bases
$1,712 - Debt
Total – $26,056