In their more than 65 years of work in Liberia, Baptist Mid-Missions’ missionaries have been used of God to train many Liberians to do the work of the gospel. Since there are many trained men and established churches here, we do not believe our work should be like those who pioneer in unreached fields. Instead, God is using us to encourage these trained Liberian leaders in their church-planting efforts. Through preaching, teaching in the Bible college and at conferences, counseling church leaders and supplying teaching materials for Bible schools we are able to help Liberians to reach their own people with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
While our job description is different from those who came before us, we are convinced we have an important role here. We believe that, like Titus, God brought us back to Liberia to help to “set in order the things that are lacking.” Our position here as “outsiders,” while in many ways being “insiders,” allows us to understand the people and their cultural issues.
In 2005, through some providential circumstances, God brought a disabled Liberian girl who was near death into our home. Through God’s grace she became healthy and strong and was adopted into a beautiful family in Canada. Through her—and the many others we fostered since then—we have been able to fulfill the command to “visit orphans ... in their distress” (James 1:27). This ministry brought Jonah into our home. To read his story, click here.
While our primary goal is church planting through evangelism and discipleship, as funds allow we are able to help with church and Bible school repair projects, hospitality, helping the sick and fostering orphans.
To see what is happening now, click here.