God is Blessing!

We are so happy to announce that CRCA has received approval to train new teachers. The Certificate of Accreditation from the Ministry of Education of Liberia has been awarded to CRCA. This is a major step towards improving Liberia’s educational system , and getting the country back on it’s feet. By investing in our children, we equip them to be future teachers and leaders, sharing the Gospel while positively impacting those around them.

John Kucuyoiyoigee, our CRCA School Coordinator has been appointed to a special committee created by the Ministry of Education to develop a curriculum for the CRCA teacher training program. We thank God for John Kucu, and for opening the door for us to have a hand in training men and women to touch the hearts of Liberia’s young.

This is a unique opportunity for others to join us as we educate Liberia’s future teachers, pastors, and leaders. Will you join us as we raise up the next generation for Christ? We ask that you pray about contributing to this work, or perhaps joining us for short or long Term missions.

To find out how you can get involved in preparing these young hearts and minds to change the world, please contact us below.

To God be the glory,

Dennis and Vania

Trip to Paytoe Town

Hello friends,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. In February, the Lofa Jesus Film team’s projector had a problem so they were unable to show the film. They are waiting for a replacement projector.

We traveled to Yangaryah in mid-February to deliver supplies for completion of the church bathroom. The project began before we arrived, and the supplies will enable them to complete it. They were very thankful to receive them. We are planning a praise and worship event with them in the next month or so. They are also excited about an upcoming Mother’s Day program. Brother ZB was encouraged and hopeful. We met a few of the sisters who wanted us to pray for their health. The trip was encouraging for our support staff as well to see the improvements of the place and the joy of the leader and the people there.

We also took a mission trip to Paytoe Town in Grand Bassa County. We had to travel by canoe and over a very skinny log foot bridge a good fall distance from the ground. Blessedly nobody fell! We found the brothers and sisters well, and they graciously  welcomed us. The elders of the town welcomed us warmly, and gave us a chicken. We had service in the church there. The local leadership introduced themselves and Dennis preached on “Putting on the Full Armor of God”. After the service, there was a meeting to discuss some conflict between Paytoe Town and the neighboring town. We delivered 40 bags of rice to bless the people there. Brother Aquoi Lackay, their Regional Coordinator, seems to be doing very well, and is excited about the ministry work taking place. We hope you were able to see some of the photos on Facebook. We are in the process of revamping website so that we can share pictures with even more of you. We are excited to see the information that Melissa has already sent regarding that project. Thank you, Melissa, Water of Life, and all of you!!

Please pray with us as some false teaching is trying to creep in to CRCA on multiple fronts. In one church plant, a pastor had been teaching that you keep your salvation through works, and that you can lose it and regain it again. He was trying to control the congregation through fear, and had little interest in growth as he was encouraging some of the people in rebellion. The pastor, along with some of his key people, are no longer with us—which we believe is for the good. The Sunday morning services have ceased for now so as not to cause a painful split in a very young church. For the time being, we have offering Friday Night Alive instead. We meet on Friday nights for fellowship, worship, prayer, testimony, and faith building films. We pray that we can resume Sunday morning services again soon. Those who have been coming to Friday Night Alive have been so excited, and enjoying the time. They have even asked if we could hold it more often during the week.

A woman from the U.S. has come with her own ministry, and has made connection with another CRCA congregation. She has even provided them with financial assistance for some church equipment. This woman seems to have very little spiritual accountability. She is not interested in meeting the leadership or support staff of CRCA to discuss a partnership. She only wants to work with the local church, and the leader with whom she has made the association. She has gone to some of our church plants in Lofa in the past, and is teaching some philosophies that we don’t adhere to—namely that speaking in tongues is a necessary evidence of being born again. She is in Liberia now, and she is encouraging our leadership to continue with her and the Pastor she brought from Uganda, even though we shared our position with her, and told her clearly that we would partner with her. She was asked to do her work independently and not to include our churches or pastors in her teaching times. Yet, some of our people are going along with her. They are currently in Lofa.

Please pray for these struggles. The resistance from within is often more painful than those from without. We don’t want to see our people confused or led astray.

Thank you for your care and love. We know that you will pray.

Because of Jesus,
Vania & Dennis

Operation Love in Action: How you can help fight against Ebola

Since the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa in August, there have been 4,366 confirmed, suspected, or probable cases of the disease, with 2,218 deaths in 3 West African countries. The pace of infections and the amount of deaths are increasing each day. The epidemic is not just devastating the Liberian population but is also crippling all sectors of the country’s economy, especially trade, health, and imports. Liberia is currently experiencing its worst ever crisis since the end of the country’s 14-year civil war in 2013. Beyond the virus, the situation of famine will increase because of agricultural and economical setbacks.

CRCA is taking action and you can help! Beginning in September and running through May 2015, CRCA will run a project to provide the desperately needed LIberian staple food, rice, in communities that are in need with the purpose of loving the way Jesus loves.

Jonathan & Mamie Wolobah

What is CRCA? CRCA stands for Christian Revival Church Association, and is a family of fathers, wives, brothers, sisters, friends, and followers of Jesus around the world. It’s an association of people just like you, families like yours, and families like the Wolobahs. Meet Jonathan and Mamie.

Jonathan Wolobah is the Principal of the Konia Christian Revival School in Lofa County, and his wife Mamie teaches at the school and dreams of going to nursing school. Together, they have seven children and foster children, including a beautiful and healthy baby boy named Jonathan Jr.

HIS STORY: As a brother and deacon at the CRCA church in Monrovia, Jonathan served others with a servant’s heart, kind spirit, and ever-present smile. By 2009, his children were nearly grown, and he was nearing the end of his time at the University of Liberia when his late wife, Yassah, fell seriously ill. After hospitalization and a serious fight for life, Yassah passed away. By the end of 2009, Jonathan, although dearly loved and cared for by his church and family, was lonely and brokenhearted. He threw himself into his studies, graduated in 2010, and then immersed himself in serving his church. Around Christmas, he became involved with a traveling VBS hosted at an orphanage in Brewerville. Jonathan laid his eyes on Mamie Sannah, and was immediately intrigued by her beauty, both inside and out…but quickly learned that she was married.

HER STORY: Mamie Sannah had been a Christian for years, but was not involved in a local church fellowship. Two friends in her community invited her to participate in a special series called “Operation Andrew”, and Mamie fell in love with her local body of believers. She began getting more involved, and brought her children to participate in the special activities of her local church. In 2010, Mamie was thrilled to join the traveling VBS team headed to Brewerville to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with over 
50 orphans. She glo
ried in the stories, 
songs, crafts, and 
games that pointed the 
children to Jesus. Tragically, Mamie’s
 husband suddenly became ill and passed away. Though shocked, she trusted God to provide for her and help her raise her two sons. She continued to stay involved with CRCA by traveling with and cooking for mission teams and catering. She saw God’s hand on her and His faithfulness and provision as she mourned her husband.

THEIR STORY: CRCA asked Jonathan to accept a mission position as the principal of the Konia School in Lofa County. Jonathan saw the need, took the challenge, trusted God, and packed his things for Lofa County. The location was far from home, a nearly nine hour drive over dusty, unpaved, difficult roads. And although he was excited for his next adventure, there remained a loneliness and emptiness, a longing for a partner to share this life and journey. He shared his heart with his pastor and friend, Willie Johnson. Their pastor immediately thought of Mamie’s faithfulness and commitment to God. Jonathan was surprised and saddened to hear of the death of Mamie’s husband, but also drawn even more to this woman that he had served with in the past. With his impending departure to Lofa, Jonathan stepped out in faith again and made his intentions known to Mamie. After some time of prayer and seeking godly counsel, Mamie saw Jonathan as God’s loving provision and care for her and her family. On December 25, 2011, Christmas Day, Jonathan and Mamie were married. It seems Jesus’ Birthday has extra special significance for them…it marks the celebration of the birth of their Lord and Savior, their meeting, and the start of their marriage!