7 - Bases - 4 in Liberia, 1 base in Ivory Coast, 1 base in Sierra Leone, 1 base in Guinea
19 - Total counties we ministered in
217 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
33 - Churches we visited and worked with
2 - Churches started
123 - Total mission trips
142 - Persons were baptized
403 - Confessions of Christ for salvation
23 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute level 2 Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia
27 - Attended our One-week Level 2 training in Man City, Ivory Coast
1,071 - Attended our 2 days workshops-training in 8 locations.
5,604 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 35 locations and 48 times shown.
4 - Community Radio stations broadcasting on
17 - Dental patients, 23 teeth pulled.
7 - Optical clients, 3 gasses service, 4 clients sent to see specialist at the public hospital
11,500 - Press report, Copies printed, 128 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 our Lord’s command to reach the world. Thank you for your active love and faith. Thank you for sacrificing with us.
Jesus said, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.… He went on to say, this is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.” John 6:44 and 65. God draws mankind unto Himself and enables mankind to receive salvation. Jesus also said, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18. Jesus builds His church.
He has assigned us, His church, to bring the gospel, the knowledge of saving faith, to the world. “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Romans 10:14. Our Lord receives all the Glory. Paul said, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7. Our joy on earth is to be used by Him to reconcile the world unto Himself. Our unity, here in West Africa and abroad, is accomplishing his command to reach the world.
Our base in Sierra Leone is experiencing a great move of the Holy Spirit. I, Kim Smith, just returned from there. I went to encourage, give additional training and to observe. I was astounded!!! I saw churches in towns of resistant, unreached Muslim tribes that had never in their history had a church. It is estimated that some of these tribes may have only one or two Christians per 100,000 people (joshuaproject.net). Christmas Sunday morning I preached in Malai. Our indigenous missionary team first entered the town 5 months ago and found no Christians. One month ago, we built their church roof. They have already outgrown and put an extension on it. Christmas morning 148 showed for the service. The new church building was overpacked. Continuously benches were brought in and filled throughout the service. Testimonies were given from the Imam (The spiritual leader of their Mosque), the town chief and town elders. Several had walked far to come to the new church. Many said that they wanted a church in their town! This is not an isolated example, there are many other such testimonies in the surrounding counties. Only by a powerful move of the Holy Spirit could the majority of a town, from an unreached Muslim tribe, come to Christ in 5 months. That is not the work of man but of God. We, us here and you there, are His tools that are used for His purposes. The video, below, is less than three minutes long. It tells of some of my experiences in Sierra Leone.
Testimonies from our bases
From our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone:
From our indigenous missionary team in Gbarpolu County, Liberia:
Participate with us in praise and prayer:
- Praise: We have entered a new year. We thank our Lord for the harvest of 2022.
- Pray: The roads are bad. It is dangerous for us as we travel on our motorbikes. I had an accident returning from Sierra Leone. My knee is damaged. Another had an accident and his foot is damaged. Please pray for our safety.
- 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 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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