Thank you for your prayers and active support this year. We, as a team united, are tearing down ancient strongholds of Satan. We are also experiencing dangerous, violent opposition!
“The Lord has assigned to each his task. 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. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service”
1 Corinthians 3:5-9
Those going on the bikes will be rewarded, as will those who provide the bikes and gas. Your continued participation is encouraged and needed. The motivation of your giving is not for reward, though it will come, but out of love. Love for the lost, especially for those who have never heard a proper presentation of the gospel, who have never had the chance to reject Christ.
Our Sierra Leone base was attacked!!!
Sierra Leone is actively resisting an attempted coup. On November 25, coup militia broke into the prison and helped about 300 criminals escape and the coup attacked several other government buildings and a military base.
Five days after the prisoners escaped, on Thursday night, November 30, 12 armed robbers entered our Sierra Leone base at 1:00 AM. They used large metal tools to force open the steel door. 4 of them entered, 8 remained outside. Thomas, one of our base leaders, was held at gunpoint and struck on the back with a machete and beaten. Ezekiel, with a gun pointed at his head, was stabbed in the hand and chest. Another held a gun to the head of Cecilia, Eziekiel’s wife. Ezekiel and Cecilia’s children experienced the whole event. They stole phones, money, clothes, shoes, even a mattress, and one of our motorbikes. Ezekiel was taken to the hospital, has been treated, and released. I called him after being released from the hospital. I asked if he wanted to evacuate and rest. His response is that we are soldiers. We will remain and continue the mission as assigned! The total loss was over $3,000.
From our Base in Lofa County:
I just returned from our base in Lofa County. The round trip required for me to be 32 hours on motorbike, 5 hours on car, and 3 hours on a small Cessna plane. It was worth the hardship to visit the town of Bakadu. The town is of the Muslim Mandingo Tribe (also known as Maninka). In Liberia, this has been the hardest tribe for us to get a foothold in. We have started a church there. The town has given us property to build a church building and we have already started clearing and preparing the lot for construction. This is truly historic! The national Mandingo tribal head has given Wordsower Africa special permission to start churches in all their towns and villages. For over a hundred years it was against their law for Christians and churches to be in their towns. The pictures below are of the town meeting, attended by the elders and residents.
Please remember to assist us as we continue to stand in the midst of violence and threats of death. Unite with us as we boldly advance through newly opened doors that have been closed for over a hundred years.
Donations can be made by:
Please make checks payable to Wordsower Africa and mail to:
P.O. Box 1112
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
For questions or problems with donations contact our board treasurer:
Bryan Bame: (248) 971-3650.
Kim Smith’s contact information is:
WhatsApp - +231-8813-44417
Signal app - +231-7757-89662