Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New frontiers for CRCA

From Dennis Aggrey this morning:


“My food,” said Jesus “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. …Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest (John 4:34-35 NIV).


Harvesting the ripe crop for eternal life’ is exciting.

(Pictured: Liberian coast at Buchanan)


January 2009: CRCA in partnership with one of Dennis’ friends launched into Grand Bassa County to do church planting. Up to May 20, 2009, CRCA has four churches in this county. Our Regional pastor, Brother Oliver Gaye works tirelessly overseeing the work in this area.


April 9-12, 2009: CRCA hosted a prayer conference for the four Grand Bassa churches in Paytoe Town. Two hundred persons from these churches attended. (Pictured: An initiated teenage girl of the Sande society.)

At this prayer conference, eighteen persons were baptized, (12 female and 6 male). We showed the Jesus video in the Bassa dialect and fifteen persons gave their lives to Christ.

The Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes from Samaritan's Purse were also distributed to 140 children. Please continue to pray for our pastors and churches in this region.


Church

a. Buchanan City------------------------------------Pastor C. Gbarluhion

b. Paytoe Town--------------------------------------Pastor Simeo Browne

c. Vorlugul Town------------------------------------Pastor Philip Gonoe

d. Peter-Whorkpee Town --------------------------Pastor Mother Sundayway

e. Regional pastor----------------------------------- Pastor Oliver Gaye


Another new frontier in Bomi County among the Gola people is Weakama Town. This is a central village with four surrounding villages. Brother Ronnie Carr and two others lead Bible studies in these five locations.


During April 1-May 10, a storytelling workshop was held in Lofa County in the Lorma dialect, in Bomi County in the Gola dialect, and in Gbarpolu County in the Kpalla dialect. Only seventy-five persons in total were allowed to attend.


The Malawu church construction with four class rooms was completed. We are now trusting God for the funding to help with Peter’s Town church and zinc to roof some of our mud and thatch buildings.

Thank you for your continued prayers as the Lord goes forth among us to do His work.



Saturday, May 9, 2009

Malawu Church sign

View from front of Malawu Church

Inside Malawu Church

First Sunday Worship at Malawu church

Sande Secret Society Altar


Sande Secret Society Altar

Poro or Sande Secret Society Altar where human sacrifices took place