Country Bible Church
2014 Liberian Mission
In January of 2014
Country Bible Church of Wallace, MI (website)
sent a team of 5 people to minister to the people of Liberia. This is the second time CBC sent a team to Liberia. The purpose of our 2014 trip was to build a
closer relationship with LCMI and their ministries as well as ULIC (United Liberian
at their church in Monrovia.
Our team consisted of
me (Robin Newlin), my wife Jenny, Bobbi Buckley, Renee Haberland and Tessa
Rye. We spent our first week in Monrovia at LCMI church
where I was privileged to preach in their Sunday worship service on January 12. We followed the service with a fellowship
dinner (sponsored by CBC) where the 5 of us served the congregation the
meal. This would be our pattern for 3
churches during our visit. What a
special time of fellowship this was. We
sang and praised God together. We also
served this way at ULIC where Titus Namen (a friend of Emmanuel Jonah) is
Pastor on Tuesday of the same week.
These two services built up our relationship between CBC and Liberia.
We then traveled
across Liberia to Yekepa in Nimba County
to visit the Betty Jonah Orphanage. We
spent a week there with our time split between work in the CBC medical clinic
and spending time with the children from the orphanage. It was so good to reconnect with them (3 of
our team had been there the year before) and to build on our
relationships. It was especially good to
see the maturity of many of the children growing. James Dahn, as president of the boys at the
orphanage and Princess Topka as the girl’s representative showed God’s love
through their testimony. We stayed
through Sunday where we worshipped and had our fellowship dinner at Redeemer
Baptist church. Another great day to
worship God as representatives of our diverse world came together with one
common Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Meeting with the
people of Liberia
definitely helps to strengthen our relationship with God. We also find ourselves loving the Liberian
people even more. We could not ask for
any more friendly and accommodating people.
Emmanuel Jonah and his extended family are especially to be commended
for the love they show their visitors from the West. We look forward to future trips to Liberia with
new plans and goals as God leads us to do His work.
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,