Sunday, September 5, 2010

Aggreys in the States

Dennis and Vania in South Carolina
Dennis and Vania Aggrey had a great, but seemingly short time in the States, visiting friends in ministry and family in Wisconsin. They headed back to Liberia on September 4. 

While they were here, one new friend at a church in Rocky Mount, NC, covered the legal expenses for them to file for non-profit incorporation of CRCA in North Carolina. Once that is approved, they can then apply for tax exemption with the Internal Revenue Service. More coming on that.

Aggreys with the Brooks in North Carolina
Why set up a US office for CRCA? Because many in the States want to give to CRCA, and there has not been a direct route to do that. Always it has to be given through a local church or another ministry like Samaritan's Purse or Water of Life. Now with a legal entity in the US, donors can give directly to CRCA and have a more direct access to accountability and ministry on the ground. 

But CRCA is not a helpless group of churches. Recent accounting of the ministry in Liberia has shown that CRCA is now generating 45% of its income from the churches themselves. As that percentage grows, CRCA can continue to focus donated funds on the frontiers of what God is doing.

The ministry is growing very quickly, now with sixty-two churches. No one really knows how many preaching points exist since the local churches are starting them regularly. Lorma people from Guinea are crossing the border into Liberia to hear the gospel and attend CRCA churches. 

Many of them are asking, "When will you come to Guinea?" One of Dennis' first assignments when he returns is to make an investigational trip to Guinea to plant more churches. Already CRCA has contacts in Sierra Leone and are planting churches there, and there is a possibility of work as well in the Gambia, farther away.

In South Carolina
Continue to pray with Dennis and Vania as they settle in to the daily activities at home in Liberia. Pray for harmony among the pastors and staff. Pray that God would provide resources to handle the growth. 

1 comment:

ron bateman said...

Jesus, today I pray for this family and thank you for their work among the people of Liberia. Supply their financial and physical need as the ministry grows under Your direction and leading. Pour out Your Holy Spirit in this day for Kingdom influence and breakthrough among a hungry worshiping royal priesthood of believers. They are Your Children God and created for Your Glory, so have Your way in their midst and reflect Your heart through them wherever they go. Let the spirit of wisdom and revelation be poured out in abundant supply as they teach Your Word and reach the nations within their grasp. Thank You Father in Jesus Name. Blessings Pastor Ron Bateman