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11th Chronicles: The Power of Partnership

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now. I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3-6

 “Stay strong in the Lord, Brother.” Dennis Aggrey encouraged Pastor Sam Tabolo, “Even if nobody stands with you, you and the Lord together are the majority.” (In a recent phone conversation between CRCA Mission Director, Dennis Aggrey (currently in Mauldin, SC) and Pastor Sam Tabolo (CRCA acting Mission Director) in Monrovia, Liberia.)

 With the Aggreys in the US, how will Christian Revival fair? It will thrive, if God’s children keep their eyes on Him (Prov. 3:5,6). And God’s work is thriving! The Support staff of CRCA—Sam Tabolo, Yassah David, Dawosu Gayflor, and the Monrovia Jesus Film Team—recently made the journey to Tumukolia Region to connect with the churches there, to share ministry news, and to challenge and encourage the leadership and believers. They also had the joy of helping the churches say “Farewell” to their current Regional coordinator, Pastor Carter, who will be continuing his education and overseeing one of the newest CRCA church planting areas, Robertsport, in Cape Mount County. Pastor Carter, along with Emmanuel Jackson, is charged with the responsibilities of continuing to WIN, BUILD and SEND the new believers in Robertsport and other areas of Cape Mount County, perhaps even crossing the border into Sierre Leone one day, as God allows. Pastor Zoeta was commissioned to begin his responsibilities of overseeing the Tumukolia Region.

 Since the Aggreys arrival in the US, they have had the joy of helping the Southside Fellowship Church in Greenville, South Carolina prepare a 14-person mission team for their work in Liberia, as well as helping the CRCA support staff and team on the ground in Liberia to get prepared to host the team. The Southside team is currently in Liberia helping with teacher training, Pastor & Leadership Training, youth sports outreach, vision clinics, and Vacation Bible School. Two of the team members, Karen Rigsby and Lisa Romines, have also been working passionately to help CRCA and other ministries with Christian day schools have access to a Liberian government approved training program that would allow participants to receive a “C-certificate” which will is accreditation by the Liberian Government.

 Another piece of exciting news is the on going construction of the CRCA medical clinic. This project is supervised by one of CRCA’s progressive leaders, John Kucuyoiyoigee, and has been able to be pushed forward quickly with the ardent support of our partners at CIG church in Vienna, Austria and their benefactors. The dream for this clinic spun out of a short-term mission trip in which CIG and CRCA partnered to set up medical clinics that would both help the physically and spiritually sick. The clinic is situated in Kpassagizia, a Liberian town bordering the neighboring country, Guinea. This clinic will be serving two nations. There is currently no hospital near this area and many have died trying to get to the nearest one, which is hours away by car over extremely rough roads, and considerably further when traveling by foot, as many of the people in this region do. Please pray for this initiative; the needs are financial support, government support, medical supplies and equipment, compassionate staff in the future, and commitments from medical professionals around the world to partner with CRCA in this faith-filled endeavor by coming on medical mission to offer their services and talents to be God’s healing and caring hands to these dear people. Please also pray with us as we share our hopes and prayers for the expansion of this important project with our friends Nurses for the Nations and Samaritan’s Purse!

 Christian Revival and Aggrey Cove Guest House have also recently welcomed University of Michigan student, Brieland Jones to Liberia. Brieland, as well as fellow student, Ryan Smith (already in Liberia since February, 2011) have been joined by close friend and partner of CRCA, Jose Alfaro and a few other University of MI students to do some agriculture work and engineering projects in CRCA church and school site, Kpondeh Town. CRCA was recently blessed with a UNDP grant for this partnership to continue expanding the work in Kpondeh Town. Earlier this year in May, five Engineering students from Clemson University, South Carolina came to work on a playground & dehydrator project in Kpondeh Town as well. Kpondeh Town is is really expanding, so much so that we have recently built housing for our pastor, Augustus Yeker and his family and for other Kpondeh town teachers and project staff.

 We are so thankful for the partnerships that God has brought thus far and for those that He continues to bring alongside us as we work with Him in Liberia. We just want to highlight a few of our partners and the current or recent projects that they are supporting. Although we do pray this report encourages you, we must not let it allow us to become complacent or to be fooled into thinking that the work is complete. There is still so much to do! Please pray for CRCA, our partners, and God’s work in West Africa…and come join us!

 

“See where God is at work…and join Him!”

Henry Blackaby

 

Partner

Project

Brookwood Church: Simpsonville, South Carolina

*Ongoing faithful financial support of CRCA Operations, including Jesus Film Teams and multiple Pastors & Mission Projects

CIG Church: Vienna, Austria

*CRCA Medical Clinic/Hospital in   Kpassagizia, Lofa County

*EQUIP Student Sponsorship

*Pastor & Leadership Training

*Konia Christian Revival High School Gymnasium Construction

CRCA—USA Office (Gene & Amanda Brooks & the Board)

*Record & Bookkeeping, technical advising, & Ministry Promotion

University of Michigan—Engineers Without Borders

*Kpondeh Town Agriculture, Livestock, and Business Projects

Clemson Univeristy—Engineering Students

*Kpondeh Town Projects—Playground & Dehydrator

North Hills Church: Greenville, South Carolina

*Robertsport, Cape Mount County Ministry

Water of Life              

*Water Wells in many of CRCA church communities—targeting Bong County in 2012-2013

Nurses for the Nations: Georgia

*Medical Mission Team to Guinea in October, 2012

Liberty Baptist Church: Chelsea Alabama

*Pastor & Leadership Training

*EQUIP Student Sponsorship

Waushara Community Church: Wautoma, Wisconsin

*EQUIP Student Sponsorship

*Mission Support

Liberian Government: Ministry of Education

*Konia Christian Revival High School

UNDP

*Grant for Agriculture Projects & Development in Kpondeh Town

Samaritan’s Purse: Liberia

*Operation Christmas Child

Great Commission Movement (Campus Crusade for Christ): Liberia

*Jesus Film Equipment, training, & written resources