Liberia Christian Ministries International - Serving the People of Liberia, West Africa.
 Dear  LCMI Sponsors,
 
I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our help in ages past and hope for years to come.
 
I write on behalf of LCMI Liberia and all its Institutions (Churches, Mother Betty Jonah Orphanage, LCMI School and Randy Godfrey School), to thank you for your prayers. It is a difficult time right now in Liberia and we continue to hear the increase in the death rate of Liberians affected by Ebola. Only God keeps taking us through each day, and we continue to look up to Him, the giver and sustainer of life, to protect us. Again, thank you for praying and I would like to encourage you to keep praying for the Jonahs, the orphans at the Betty Jonah Orphanage, and the people of Liberia 24/7.
 
Please be informed that my family and kids at the orphanage are safe by God's grace. No one has come down with the virus and we thank God for that. We continue to pray, educate relatives, church members, and community dwellers about the virus, and the necessary practical steps to take to keep safe. Some Liberians are not literate, so our churches in New Kaymah Town and Gbarnga, are providing training. Right now, major hospitals are shut down and sick people are left on their own. Please pray along.
 
The clinic at the orphanage is still open, but with a careful observation of patients. Thank God for our health team and their commitment to providing healthcare for sick patients in the Camp Four Community. Yesterday, July 30, 2014, Mama Betty and Sister Hannah Jonah Saa did a delivery at the clinic for a lady who gave birth to a baby boy! Thank God!
 
As far as the opening of schools, President Sirleaf has ordered all schools to be closed until the situation is contained. I will notify Trecia as soon as the situation changes. President Sirleaf is on the radio and television daily informing the public about what's happening daily, so I hope to let Trecia know as soon as I hear good news.
 
The following supplies are urgently needed to help disinfect the buildings and surroundings at the orphanage: Hand gloves, Clorox, chlorine, hand sanitizers, rexoguard, and soap. These items are on the market in Liberia and would appreciate people donating money to have us buy them. Please contact Trecia Godfrey at lcmi@carolina.rr.com.
 
 
Thank you and may God save Liberia again.
 
Emmanuel
 

July 8, 2014
 
                       
                    Dear LCMI Sponsors:
 
                    Warm greetings and best sentiments to you in the infinite name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was and is to come. May you be blessed as you read LCMI Liberia newsletter.  There is a song we sing in Liberia entitled: “What the Lord has done for me, I cannot tell it all.”  LCMI Liberia identifies with this song considering God’s love, faithfulness, and the many opportunities He keeps bringing our way for ministry. It is a blessing to touch lives through our Churches, schools, clinic, and the Betty Jonah Orphanage. We are grateful to God and to all LCMI Sponsors for their prayers, moral and financial support. May God bless our partnership!
                   
  LCMI Church Ministry:
                   
                    LCMI Churches keep growing and going for Jesus Christ by His grace.  Truly, as we(Pastors) focus on our primary responsibility” Equipping the Saints of God,” (I Tim. ) doing ministry will be done by our members. This is what LCMI Churches are seeing in the lives of our members, especially in LCMI New Kaymah Town Church. Thank God for the level of commitment and the passion to serve in the vineyard of the Lord. God is good and He alone deserves the glory!

                    A few things to praise God for and to pray about:
-     LCMI Church in NKT has a very active men ministry going. Men who have been passive over the years are taking the lead to study the Bible, pray for other men in our community, country and the world at large to lead to the glory of God. Pray for our men leader and all men in LCMI church to continue to be active.
-     LCMI Church members have started a fundraising to continue the project of our main edifice. It is encouraging to see members giving under difficult circumstances. Pray for God’s blessings upon members of LCMI Church so as to continue to give towards the project.
-     LCMI Gbarnga Church Project is ongoing. We are hoping to dedicate the edifice to God before this year’s end. We have gone 80% of the way. Pray for funds to complete the worship center.
-     LCMI Gbarnga Church Pastor, Cooper G. Goszlay now has a wife! As praying and searching for many years, God has blessed Cooper with a loving, God fearing wife. Rebecca’s presence on the mission field is a huge blessing to our Pastor and the ministry. Pray for strength, courage, wisdom, and God’s provisions as the couple serve in Chief Compound, Gbarnga, Bong County.
 
 LCMI Schools:
                   
        LCMI-Liberia schools continue to provide and ensure quality education for all Liberian children within the New Kaymah Town and Camp Four Communities. Our schools have programs that promote Christian Principles and values, and a team of Godly teachers who are committed to sharing the gospel with our students as they teach Science, Math, English, etc.  As a result we have students attending services at LCMI Church in New Kaymah Town and Redeemer Baptist in Camp Four. Praise God for what He is doing through our Schools in these places.
                   
          LCMI School had her Kindergarten graduation and closing exercises on June 22, 2014. The occasion was well attended by parents, students, and our hard working teachers.
        The academic Year ended with 122 students and seven teachers. With threats from the Paynesville District Education Office, our students kept meeting for classes in LCMI Church temporary worship center up to the last day of school. To avoid the closure of our school by the government, LCMI Church and school teamed up to start the school project. Thank God for LCMI Church members, teachers, and parents for identifying with the project. 
       A big thank you goes to Pastor Dan Lloyd and the Westhill Church family for their generous contribution towards the school project. We are grateful! Presently, the school project is at window level. Please pray for funds to complete the school before the new school year begins on September 1, 2014.  
      Thanks for praying for Alphanso Tarr, Wintee Jonah, Naomi Johnson, Nene KouKuyou, Daniel McCarty, Shadrach  Maakah, and Alexander Flomo. These teachers are gifts to LCMI School System.      
                   
         Thank God for the Randy Godfrey School, a blessing to the Betty Jonah Orphanage and the Community of Camp Four. The school closed on June 30, 2014 with 300 students and twelve teachers. Out of the 300 students, 20 students failed in the entire school with 8 from the orphanage.
           Parents are always grateful for the role Randy Godfrey School is playing in the community. Parents have made an appeal to the school to start extra classes for special needs students, something the school’s administration is seriously studying.
          This academic year was challenging for our teachers due to delays in salary payments. There were several meetings held to inform them about the global financial difficult, and how it is affecting LCMI monthly operational budget. Teachers struggled to address their basic needs, but they kept teaching the students. Thank God for Trecia Godfrey who keeps me informed and go extra mile to keep the teachers and workers happy.  A few requests to pray about:
-     LCMI School and Randy Godfrey School  need pens, pencils, stationary, report cards, staple machines, copy books(for students and teachers), soccer balls, Jerseys, etc, for this coming academic which starts in September. Some of these items can be seen on the market in Liberia. Please contact Trecia if you would like to help out.
-     More Sponsors to help get LCMI monthly operational budget current. Please contact Trecia Godfrey if you would like to sponsor a teacher, a child, or LCMI projects.
-     Randy Godfrey School Annex has been roof. Funds are needed to get bundles of Zinc for the building. Please contact Trecia if you would like to help out.
-     There is a need for additional benches for students and to repairs some. Please help out if you can. Contact Trecia Godfrey.
-     Our Adult Literacy Program needs big print Bibles and reading books for students. Please help out if you can.
-     Pray for our teachers and their families-Ciaphus, Helen, Morris, Jonathan, Anthony Ziabor, Caroline, Lester, Ezekiel, Johnson, Tony, Abraham, and Jerry
 

 Betty Jonah Orphanage:

             The Betty Jonah Orphanage is going well by the grace of God. We continue to provide spiritual guidance, and to meet the basic  physical need of orphans and indigent children at the orphanage.
               Thank God for Rev. Dr. Anthony and Ma Betty Jonah and their Godly examples before the over the years. Their prayer life, reading of God’s word daily, counsel, courage to stand the test of time, and passion for God’s work keep impacting the lives of these children. Truly, Pa Anthony and Ma Betty are gifts and LCMI is honored to partner with them. At age 79, Anthony still keeps going strong, and Ma Betty  as well who is in her 70s. Thanks to Randy and Trecia Godfrey, all LCMI Sponsors, Churches, and friends who pray daily for the Jonahs and the entire ministry of LCMI.

       Thank God for the following:
-     God’s grace and protection upon the Children, Jonahs, and workers at the orphanage amid Ebola
-     God’s provision that enables us to buy supplies for the orphanage, pay workers, etc
-     Curtains donated by Waxhaw Baptist Church for the orphanage buildings
-     A decision by the Steel Company to fence the orphanage (Still waiting for the actual work to begin, although survey has been done).
-     The workers and their heart to serve God by serving orphans at the orphanage

        Prayer Requests:
-     That the Steel Company will act quickly as deadline to fence the orphanage is drawing closer.
-     That God will connect more Sponsors to help with our monthly budget and the growing needs of the orphanage
-     A funds to do thorough repair on the generator.
-     Funds to get footwear, toothpaste and brushes, bath soap, rexoguard, backpacks,  mattresses, bedding, underwear for orphans and workers, etc.
-     Others as the Holy Spirit leads
 
CBC Medical Clinic:

The CBC Medical Clinic is in full operation. Thank God for County Bible Church who is helping out to get thing moving. As Camp Four and its surroundings get crowded with people seeking employment with the company, so it is with the number of patients who come to the clinic . Our team of health workers are doing great and the gospel is being shared with patients who come for treatment on a daily basis. Thank God for such an opportunity that allows Ma Betty, Jonny, Moses, and others to minister to sick people. God is good!
                    Prayer requests:
-     For funds to undertake a project to dump waste(use needles, etc)
-     For  laboratory equipment
-     Medicine for headache, diarrhea, typhoid, skin rash, etc
-     Pray Ebola out of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea
 
 Other needs:

-     More curtains (Measurement of a piece- 25 inches, 3 pieces to a window)
-     Spoons, plates, cups for the orphanage use
-     $150.00 to help with medication to inject orphanage pigs (40
-     $100 to buy Cutlasses for the orphanage 
                   
Thanks the Godfreys and all LCMI Sponsors as well as Churches for your prayers and financial support. May the good Lord reward you.
 
                    Yours in Christ,
                   
                    Emmanuel Jonah
                    LCMI Liberia

 
 
  Update for Emmanuel Jonah December 2013
                 
                    The year 2013  has been a great year for our family. Mother Wintee and I are grateful to God for His love, protection, strength, and provisions. We give thanks to God for the ministry He has given us (our family).  This year has been a time of studying the Bible, praying, and attending church together.  It has also been a time to eat, play, and share jokes during our devotions. All these add flavor to the activities in our home.  We all work so hard to keep our little home clean...Thank God for blessing the Jonahs with such a warm family. Our family appreciates your prayers. May God reward you.   
                   
             L-R: Winston, Daniel, Cyrus, Angie, Matthias, and Blessing Mary Jonah say they love you all!
 
   
LCMI Church Ministry:
                   
                    LCMI Churches in New Kaymah Town and Chief Compound continue to reach the unsaved for Jesus Christ with discipleship in mind. We are humbled by the increase in membership and the spiritual growth we are seeing in the lives of our members. LCMI Church in New Kaymah Town   also has a ministry that focuses on prayer and visitation to the sick, bereaved families, homes experiencing broken marriages, and the jobless. It is amazing how God is using our visits to draw many to Himself. Again, thank you for praying for our Churches in Paynesville and Bong County.
 
        Some achievements in 2013:
-       A successful 8 Anniversary Celebration from November 26 - December 1, 2013
-       A successful 3 days revival services
-       3 weddings organized and officiated by LCMI Church in New Kaymah Town
-       8 people were baptized   during the anniversary  celebration
-       Additional 15 chairs  bought for worshippers
-       A jazz drum for the church
-       Funds equivalent to $200.00usd  raised during the celebration to buy a few bags of cement for LCMI School Project
-       Training of church leaders
-       Tremendous growth in our children ministry
-       LCMI Agriculture Project-LCMI Church Gbarnga Property
 
                    God deserves all the glory!
 
                     
                    Betty Jonah Orphanage:
                   
                   Thank you for your prayers and financial support towards the Orphanage. We are able to meet the basic needs of kids living in the orphanage, pay our workers, and to take care of some pressing needs because of your willingness to be a blessing through your finances. BJ Orphanage is truly grateful and pray that God will bless your family.
 
                    LCMI Schools:
                   
                    LCMI runs two schools for the less fortunate children in Camp Four and New Kaymah Town communities.  LCMI Elementary School and Randy Godfrey School continue to impact the future generation of Liberia through their educational programs. With both schools being Christian schools, the Bible is taught without compromise. Many children have accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord in our schools-Something we praise God for. Thanks for praying and please continue to do so for the both schools.    There is an adult literacy school also for all in the community of Camp Four. It is running well a lot of women from the community attending.
                   
                   CBC Medical Clinic:
 
                  There is a little clinic on the grounds of the orphanage.  This is one of the effective evangelistic arms of the ministry in Camp Four. Sick men, women, and children, hear God’s word as they get treatment at the clinic.  It is a joy to provide health services for people living in surrounding villages. Thank God for our medical team!
                   
                    URGENT PRAYER NEEDS:
-       Pray for wisdom, strength, courage, and good health for Emmanuel. Wintee, Pa Anthony & Ma Betty, and Cooper Goszlay as they stir the affairs of LCMI Ministries in Liberia

    
                 Yours in Christ,
                   
                    Emmanuel Jonah
                    LCMI Liberia
 
   


 
 
Update From Emmanuel Jonah LCMI Director in Liberia
                    Betty Jonah Orphanage:
                   
                    The Betty Jonah Orphanage continues to make tremendous difference in the lives of orphans and indigent children. It is a joy to watch these precious little ones learn about Jesus and grow in their walk with Him. Pray that God will continue to keep each child focused on God and to win their peers by the lives they live each day in the community of Camp Four.
                   
                    The orphanage clinic is going well. It provides services for 50 orphans and indigent children, and the Camp Four community, as well as surrounding villages. The clinic stands in need of medications,
                   
                   
                    LCMI Schools:
                   
                    LCMI-Liberia is grateful for the opportunities to impact the lives of many Liberian children through its educational programs. It is a joy to see what Randy Godfrey School is doing in the Camp Four-Yekepa area. The school has the student population of 350 and a teaching staff of 12.
                    Due to limited space, there is an annex project under construction. The completion of this project will enable Randy Godfrey to take in many students.                    
                     LCMI Elementary school is also touching lives in Monrovia. The school has 120 students and a teaching staff of 7.
                   
                      A big thank you to LCMI Sponsors for the level of support over the years. LCMI US has been so faithful in sending funds every month to enable us take care of the Monthly needs.  Thanks for your partnership and we pray that God will reward you.
 
                    Yours in Christ,
                   
                    Emmanuel Jonah
                    LCMI Liberia
                                                   
          
  
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