Dear LCMI Supporters,
you and your family have a very merry Christmas. We want to thank you for all
your prayers and support. The Christmas gifts you all sent for the orphanage
children are still on the way to Liberia because of delays related to Ebola
outbreak. This outbreak has taken a great toll on the people of Liberia and
surrounding countries. For most of the outbreak, there were no cases in towns
near the Betty Jonah orphanage. Sadly, we have heard this week that a few
people have been diagnosed with Ebola in a town near the orphanage. At least
one of those diagnosed has lost their life. Thankfully, all the adults and
children at the orphanage along with all who live in the closest community to
the orphanage are healthy. Please pray for the continued health of all the
workers and children at the orphanage and for the people of Liberia as they
face this horrible outbreak.
you again and Merry Christmas,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and may God save Liberia again.
July 8, 2014
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
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
LCMI Church Ministry:
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,
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!
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.
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.
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
Office, our students kept meeting for classes in LCMI Church temporary worship
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
- 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:
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.
God for Rev. Dr. Anthony and Ma Betty Jonah and their Godly examples before 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
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
- 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
- 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
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!
- 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
- More curtains (Measurement of a
piece- 25 inches, 3 pieces to a window)
- Spoons, plates, cups for the
- $150.00 to help with medication
to inject orphanage pigs (40
- $100 to buy Cutlasses for the
Thanks the Godfreys and all LCMI
Sponsors as well as Churches for your prayers and financial support. May the
good Lord reward you.
Update for Emmanuel Jonah December 2013
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.
Winston, Daniel, Cyrus, Angie, Matthias, and Blessing Mary Jonah say they love
LCMI Church Ministry:
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
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
- LCMI Agriculture Project-LCMI
Church Gbarnga Property
deserves all the glory!
Betty Jonah Orphanage:
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 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.
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:
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
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-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,