7 - Bases - 4 in Liberia, 1 in Guinea, 1 in Sierra Leone, 1 in Ivory Coast
23 - Total counties we ministered in
279 - Total communities/villages/towns/cities we ministered in
36 - Churches we visited and worked with
2 - Churches started
161 - Total mission trips
145 - Persons were baptized
178 - Made confessions of faith in Christ
30 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute level 3, 2-week training in Zwedru, Liberia
27 - Attended Wordsower Bible Institute Level 3, 1-week training in Man City, Ivory Coast
636 - Attended our 1-3 days workshops, training in 13 locations
5,275 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 44 locations, shown 47 times
4 - Community Radio stations broadcasting on
15 - Attended adult literacy school in Zwedru
25 - Dental patients, 33 teeth pulled
13 - Optical clients, 8 gasses provided, 5 clients sent to see specialist
21,500 - Press report: Pages printed, 310 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.
God prepares and calls the lost:
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” Jn 6:44. Our Lord prepares the hearts of the people. No one can come to God in faith if the have not been prepared, by Him. Jesus said, “What gives life is God's Spirit; human power is of no use at all. The words I have spoken to you bring God's life-giving Spirit... This is the very reason I told you that no people can come to me unless the Father makes it possible for them to do so." Jn 6:63-65. No one can come to Jesus, nor can we lead others into salvation if our Lord has not prepared them first with His Spirit. “When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and praised the Lord's message; and those who had been chosen for eternal life became believers.” Acts 13:48. The testimonies below are not from our great wisdom or presentation. We show up in obedience and God does His work. “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? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Rom 10:14-15.
Testimonies from our Bases
From our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone:
“Good evening my dear brethren. Our Lord has done a marvelous and wonderful work today in an unreached churchless village called ******. We did a day long mission there and asked if we could show the Jesus film. They agreed for us to show it, in their Temne dialect, the next day. We arrived during their Muslim prayer time, so we waited until the prayer ended. More than 300 people gathered to view the show. We called upon the Imam to pray before we started. The Imam prayed. Almost everybody was praying the Muslim’s prayer way by having their hands open. Afterwards, we thanked the Imam and began the show. In the middle of the show, many of the people were shedding tears and shouting. After it finished, 143 people gave their lives to Christ and were willing to be baptized. The next morning, we baptized 162 people. Interestingly, this resistant, churchless, Muslim village, of an unreached tribe, has given birth to a new church! Pray that our Lord will guide and protect all the new converts in ****** village. Lord thank you for leading us to this Village and for delivering these souls. Everybody everywhere needs to hear the Gospel. We go.”
These Muslim converts have saving faith, though immature. No Muslim baptizes flippantly. They know their baptism will create, life devastating, personal persecution. And look carefully at the “water” they were baptized in! Green slim had to be pushed aside for them to be immersed in that stagnant, glutinous, sludge. 162 were baptized in it. The faithless would never enter there!
“Today is another wonderful day in the history of Wordsower Sierra Leone. We baptized two people yesterday in a churchless village called ******. They are believed to be the only Christians in this village. Esther, one of the two new baptized converts, was only a two day old Christian. She is an eleventh grade student of the nearby senior secondary school. While walking home from school she witnessed to two of her friends. By the grace of God, one of them accepted Jesus. Upon our arrival with their baptism certificates, Esther quietly rushed to us and said I have talked to my friends and one of them accepted Jesus and is willing to be baptized. As a team, we prayed with Marie and baptized her. How could a new convert who had just been baptized the day before lead another Muslim to Christ for salvation? God can use anybody at anytime to accomplish his mission. Pray for Esther that the Lord will use her to do more. Everybody everywhere needs to hear the Gospel.”
From our indigenous missionary team in Lofa County, Liberia:
“We did a training, 23 attended. The town did not have a church building so we did the training under a big tree. We showed the Jesus film in the evenings. The first night 47 viewed and three people gave their lives to God. The second night 55 viewed and 7 people gave their lives to God. Mr. Saylee said, he was a very wicked man. The night after the first day of our training he had a dream, he saw himself walking towards a huge fire. As he was getting close to the fire, someone spoke to him and said, “Go and baptize.” In his dream he saw a building and was told to enter it and pray. He woke up from sleep greatly disturbed. That day he went with his wife to the building where we were training. He told us that he wanted to be baptized. So we spent time with him teaching him the scriptures, prayed with him, and baptized him. A 99 year old woman also attended the training and was baptized. After the training the village is requesting for us to help them start a church.
From our indigenous missionary team in Gbarpolu County, Liberia:
Our mission to the prison was great! We talked with 32 prisoners, and 3 prayed for salvation. One was a Muslim man named Mohammed. He is the head of all the prisoners. They call him 5-star. 5-star surrendered to Jesus. We gave him 5 Bibles and our Bible marking training so that he could start training disciples. He was once a leader under Satan’s rule, he is now being transformed by God to make disciples in God’s kingdom.
Praise God! He called and sent us reinforcements:
Bryan Bame, from Michigan, and Lee Trisler, from Ohio, came to provide much needed service and training. Wordsower Africa has a new financial board. Bryan is the treasurer of our board. He came to train us in accounting and how to produce reports on Excel. Also he came to observe our ministry first hand. This made Lee’s third trip here. He is a master pressman! We purchased a new press. In America, he reconditioned it. After it was delivered he came to set it up and tuned up our existing press. Both men were essential and much appreciated. Thank you!!!
Other short-term and long-term reinforcements are invited and needed. Pray to see if you are being called to be sent.
Participate with us in praise and prayer:
- Praise: We continue to advance into the strongholds of Satan without serious persecution.
- Pray: For increased donations so that we may continue to advance into unreached tribes.
- Pray: For our indigenous missionary teams, that they will continue to fearlessly, boldly and sacrificially advance the gospel.
- Pray: As we prepare to create and send another indigenous missionary team to the Muslim unreached tribes of Sierra Leone.
- Pray: For us as 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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