Evangelistic Outreach: Project Liberia 2013

Project Liberia 2013

If you’ve ever noticed the flag of Liberia you would see the striking similarity to that of the American flag with the exception being the Liberian flag has but one star in the blue area. The reason for this can be traced back to the early colonialization of the region by blacks from America around 1820. A large percentage of these blacks from America were slaves who had been freed from slavery. Other early residents were people who had been captives on slave ships and had been released from captivity into Liberia instead of being sent back to their home countries. The residents of Liberia eke out a living in several industries such as rubber and palm oil processing, timber, and of course diamonds. Those employed in the agricultural field will be found growing and harvesting rubber, coffee beans, rice (one of the main staples of their diet), cacao, sheep, and timber. Even with exports of cacao, iron, timber, and diamonds 85% of Liberians live under the International Poverty Line. In regards to religion, Liberia is reported to be made up of 40% Christian believers with the remaining comprised of cult followers of one form or another along with atheists. The ethnic groups spread throughout the regions of Liberia actively participate in religious practices of the Poro (men only) and Sande (women only) secret societies. Both of these societies are responsible for initiating their followers into social manhood or womanhood. The leaders of these secret societies are responsible for the political, social, and even sexual conduct of their members. Leaders of the societies will don masks in public to impersonate supernatural beings. These facts alone should tell you of the need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be spread across this 40% Christian nation. As with Americans, claiming to be a Christian does not really make you a Christian. Reverend Opoku-Asamoa Kwaku of Inter-African Christian Missions had notified Malvory Peffer that he has over two hundred pastors and laypeople who desire to be trained in evangelism. Beloved, this is an opportunity to increase the Kingdom that ETI was established for. Imagine the impact on the Kingdom as we go to Liberia, train these men and women and they begin to witness and minister to their families, friends, and neighbors. You know, our chart below shows how just ONE person can reach 32 others now imagine that times 200. You’re right, that comes to 6400 people for the Kingdom of God from this one training session we are striving to conduct in 2013. As you could well imagine, it takes money and other resources to put these training sessions on. While some ministries shy away from discussing financial matters regarding their trip, we here at ETI are glad to make a general outline of expected expenses for prospective donors to read. These figures presented below are estimated based on research as well as our experience in conducting similar trips into the areas where the Project Countries are located. Once you have read these figures we would like to us to ask you to pray for God’s guidance about your own participation in our trip the Southern Sudan. Perhaps you or the company you work for may be interested in sponsoring our trip to Southern Sudan. Or perhaps God’s leading you to sponsor a certain portion of our trip such as the Bibles and supplies or even the vehicle rental.

Project Liberia 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

Project Liberia 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

  • Project Liberia: Pastors Food and Lodging. ($2,500)
  • Project Liberia: Bibles, Workbooks, Supplies. ($750)
  • Project Liberia: Airline Transportation. ($3,000)
  • Project Liberia: Hotel Expenditures. ($500)
  • Project Liberia: Land Transportation. ($700)
  • Sponsor complete Liberia trip. ($7,450)
 

Relevant Facts About Liberia:

A little over 3,000,000 people live there, roughly the population of the state of Connecticut. Monrovia is the capital city of Liberia with over a half-million residents living there. Language-wise Liberia is an English speaking country but there are also 20 other ethnic languages. In regards to the Liberian religious make-up there are those who practice indigenous beliefs, Christian believers, and Muslims. Life in Liberia is harsh, life expectancy is only 49 years and only 58% of the nation is considered to be literate.