Friday, February 10, 2023

2022 End of Year Report

We are in 4 countries: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. We have 7 bases: 4 in Liberia, 1 in Ivory Coast, 1 in Sierra Leone and 1 in Guinea. From the unity of our bases and you who participate have seen a great harvest.

3,134 - Total times we ministered in communities/villages/towns/cities
2,279 - Total mission trips 
1,922 - Persons who were baptized
1,197- Wordsower Bible Institute student attendance, one-week and two-week classes
9 - Churches started 
555 - Churches we visited and trained pastors
70,038 - Viewed the Jesus Film, 588 times it was shown
6,754 - Attended our 1-3 days workshops-training in 109 locations.
4 - Broadcasting on community radio stations 
223 - Dental patients, 255 teeth pulled
542,500 - Copies printed, 3,639 booklets made (English and French)

In our unity Wordsower Africa is advancing. We are in 4 nations and are ministering in 11 unreached tribes. Our indigenous missionary teams are seeing a move of the Holy Spirit. Of the 1,197 that were baptized, in 2022, many were from resistant Muslim churchless villages and towns of unreached tribes. Towns, for unknown generations, that outlawed the existence of churches and Christians now have churches and thriving congregations. When we evangelize, disciple and start a church in one of these communities there will be invitations from the surrounding communities to come and start a church for them. 

Towns are led by a chief and Imam. Imams are the Muslim spiritual leaders of a community. Together they are powerful and rule the people. It is only by a move of the Holy Spirit that they agree to break, age-old, generational laws and give us land to start a church, and they do it with joy and enthusiasm. When the neighboring towns and villages here about what the town has done then we are invited to come to them to start a church in their town. Our teams are overwhelmed and unable to meet most of their requests.

As we are now living within this open door of God, I am reminded of the below verses: 

These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.” Revelation 3:7-9 

Paul said, “Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me.” 2 Corinthians 2:12. We are also experiencing an open door.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9, “A great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.” As we advance, we are witnessing a great open door and opposition.

Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch. “On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.” Acts 14:27-28. We are also reporting to you the news of this open door of faith to the Gentiles.

Paul asked the church of Colosse to pray for them, “And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” Colossians 4:2-5.

Please pray with us regularly as we start a new year. There are many more unreached tribes in these 4 counties. Wordsower Africa has become an indigenous missionary training and sending hub. We are asking for your continued unity and participation so that additional indigenous missionary teams may be sent out. The doors have been opened! Let us, in unity, advance and “save others by snatching them from the fire.” Jude 1:23!!!

Thank you,

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