Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yangayah and Cape Mount

Dennis and Vania Aggrey at Buchanan's picturesque port.
We have just returned to Monrovia after a challenging and exciting CRCA regional conference hosted in the Yangayah region. The evangelism team, using the Jesus Film, was sent ahead to do two weeks of mass evangelism and discipleship, which was very successful.

On Thursday, Feb. 25 the CRCA office staff joined the Evangelism team in Yangayah and met with members from all 7 of the CRCA churches in the Yangayah region for celebration in the Lord. Our time together included training in leading in small group Bible study and discussion, sustainable projects and community development, financial accountability with emphasis on reporting, and preparing the women for the upcoming conference. We really know the Holy Spirit was leading our time because there was real unity between the churches being developed as we sang and praised God and discussed what is happening in each church. We left feeling encouraged that a multiplying church movement is on the run in that region.

Unexpectedly the Lord has opened up a new field for ministry that we were not anticipating. Three months ago one of our pastors crossed the Lofa bridge to start the planting of a new church in Cape Mount County in an area called Gold Camp. During our conference, this church was highly represented and served as an encouragment to the rest of the body of Christ. They presently have 62 adults in attendance and about 37 children.  They shared with the rest of the body about the opportunities in other Cape Mount villages around them that they are determined to reach with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It seems like CRCA will be focusing on doing more outreach and ministry among these Vai Muslims in the months to come. Please pray with us as we follow God's leading and direction regarding this.

By next week, me and Vania will be traveling up to Borkeza and Kpassagizia to help continue the church construction and discipleship ministry there with our young pastors and the women's ministry. We are hoping to take the opportunity to cross into Guinea for prayer walks and possible contacts with the men and women of peace in that area.

Praise God with us for the successful distribution of the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. God has blessed our ministry to be the one to spear head this children's ministry in Liberia. Our OCC team was able to distribute to 47,000 children so far! There are still a few more distributions left to be done. We plan to go to Suehn on Tuesday to do OCC distribution and to begin the construction of the kitchen and septic tank project for Jenna's House.

Please continue to pray for Vania and me as we seek to balance marriage life with the busyness of doing exciting things for God, as challenging as they can be.

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