The Genuine Nature Of Conversion In Liberia...

Sincere greetings come to you from your co-laborers here in Liberia, West Africa. The following news letter contains report on activities at the Liberia Bible College and our mission to Lofa County, Northwestern Liberia in March 2013.  

Desiring to go back and visit the brethren in Fissebu, Lofa County and see how they were doing, Brother Alassis Goldore director of LBC in March 2013 departed Monrovia for a four day evangelistic meeting in Northwestern Liberia. He was provided with the opportunity to speak to over one hundred sisters in Christ who had converged at the Fissebu church of Christ for a Bible lectureship and fellowship. The director spoke to them on the importance of fellowship. These sisters came from some twenty congregations from Monrovia and other parts of the country.

The director stayed four days preaching and teaching the word of God. Working with host brethren the Gospel of salvation was preached and the Word bore fruit. This is true because the seed fell into good soil. Through the efforts of the visitors and host brethren, several lost souls were reached and Christians edified (Photo: First converts on March 30, 2013).  The converts numbered six. Their change was genuine. They turned from idol to the living God, from despair to hope. The six persons obeyed the gospel and ipso facto received water baptism as follows:

Saturday, March 30, 2013 3 Baptized

Sunday, March 31, 2013 3 Baptized

Eleven backslidden members were restored as well. 

Again for the month of March our students, especially those in residence actively participated in weekly evangelism by presenting the gospel, the good news of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for sins of mankind. Also the students participated in Bible teaching, distribution of gospel tracts and worship services in local congregations.  

In Monrovia
Several of our campus students worked in Monrovia and parts contiguous. Student Robert Choloplay was involved into the following activities: He conducted personal evangelism in five communities in Congo Town and Paynesville.   He taught Youth Bible Class and served at the Lord’s Table at Monrovia Church. Robert visited weak and backslidden members and helped some to return to the fold. Through his outreach effort four persons were immersed for the remission of their sins. 

Jestine Kamara evangelized in four communities including Smythe Road, Gaye Town, Duport Road, and Zubah Town. In these communities, Jestine got involved in evangelism by the “printed page.” He distributed tracts to his prospects. 

John Kyrian Uzoamaka visited the Catholic Hospital and preached to the patients. He also distributed gospel tracts to the patients.  John led prayers throughout the month of March at the Monrovia congregation situated on the VP Road. Furthermore, John conducted house to house Bible study with prospects.

J. Klemee Tokpateh worked in three communities consisting of VP Road, Cabral Estate and SOS Clinic. In these places, Tokpateh evangelized by handing out tracts.

A commuting student named James Togbah, was involved in personal evangelism in Pipeline Community in Paynesville outside Monrovia. He preaches for the Pipeline Church of Christ. 

Up Country
Harris Wawehlee was actively engaged in evangelism in Kakata, Margibi County. Through his personal work one person was scripturally baptized and added to the church.  He taught Bible Class for the month of March. As part of his evangelistic effort, he spoke every Sunday on a community radio program.

In Suakoko, Bong County student Tokpateh taught Bible class and preached each Sunday in March. In fact he is the preacher of the church of Christ in Suakoko.  

In March we came to the climax of the second term of academic activities at the Liberia Bible College. Teachers completed their lectures and evaluation of students. Final examinations were administered from March 25 – 28, 2013.

With the close of this second term, students are expected to participate in two weeks of short courses. The short courses include 1) The Godhead and 2) the Book of James. Brother Steven Ashcraft will teach James while Brother Maxwell Whea will present lectures on the Godhead.  

Take care and God bless
Report by: Alassis N. Goldore

To see brother Goldore’s report with pictures, please click here.

Posted on May 19, 2013 .