Were back!!! We had an amazing mission trip to Liberia working alongside Change Agent Network, and we couldnt have done it without your prayers and support!
First of all, this was unlike any other mission trip weve ever been on. In a span of two weeks, we covered a lot of territory and served in a variety of ways. Our team traveled throughout the country from village to village bringing a message of exhortation to ministry leaders, teachers and locals alike. We ministered and prayed for those doing the work of rebuilding Liberia and educating the next generation. Other activities included equipping sessions with the teachers, digging trenches, building a ramp outside the home of an elderly man in a wheel chair, speaking at the computer school graduation ceremony, and entertaining hundreds of children, many who are orphans, with songs, games and sports.
On the evening we held a worship service to dedicate the brand new school, Alexandria A. Andrews Academy in Gbarnga, Bong County, the message of salvation was preached and nearly half of the people in the center lifted their hands to receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior! Praise God! Many others were ministered to and prayed for individually. We would also like to point out that the place where the school was built used to be known as the evil forest where human sacrifices and other rituals took place. Today it is no longer called the evil forest but referred to instead as the hope center! The school is located at the top of the hill and its light shines brightly for all to see!
Toward the end of our trip, we visited the village where Eric Wowoh was born in Lofa County. This part of the country is feared by most natives and known for its various forms of witchcraft including voodoo, black magic, and also Islam. Of all the regions we traveled to, Lofa was the most desolate. Most of the children run around naked or half naked, with flies swarming around their bodies. Many of these kids (not only in Lofa) will not live to see their 5th birthday because they are dying of malnutrition and preventable deceases such as malaria.
Unlike most third world countries, what is most stunning about Liberia, is that there are no pockets of prosperity. The entire country is in ruins and living in extreme poverty. With the civil war just ending roughly 7 years ago, there is a lot of work to be done. That being said, the people of Liberia are not looking for a hand-out, but a hand-up. They are willing to be trained and work hard to rebuild their own country. They understand there are many problems but also understand they are the solution. They are full of hope and joy, and in the midst of ruins, decease and starvation, they are paving the way for a brighter tomorrow. They simply need to be empowered and provided with the tools and resources to succeed.
In addition to the basic needs of food and clean water, there is a need for education and healthcare. The Last Well, with the support of many donors, is committed to drilling wells and providing clean water to every village by the end of this decade. Another organization, Equip Liberia, is committed to health education, nutrition and hygiene. Change Agent Network is committed to building schools and providing education from K1 to High School, as well as post high school vocational education such as sewing and computer training. These organizations are sharing the gospel in word and deed. They are not only meeting the tangible and physical needs of the people, but also sharing the message and love of Jesus Christ!
To view the photos of this mission trip please visit our ministry page on Facebook. We thank you so much for your support and prayers!
Tom & Lyly Ledbetter
Go thereforeand make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:19-20
United Encounter 2013
On Friday, August 9th believers across Christian denominations came together as one body for a powerful night of prayer and worship! The worship team itself represented 7 different churches. They symbolized our heart for this event which was to break the walls of division and establish unity in the Body of Christ. Ministry Leaders and Pastors from the Rockwall County area took turns praying for the local churches, our schools, the youth, for laborers and the lost. Together we filled the skies with praise, worship, and prayer to our God!
This is only the first of many more United Encounters so stay tuned for upcoming events! To view the photos from this event, please visit our ministry page on Facebook.
Partner With Us
The most effective and powerful way you can partner with us is through prayer. Continue to lift us up in prayer asking for the Lords guidance, direction and wisdom in all that we do. Additionally, if you would like to financially support our missions you may donate online or mail your check to Kingdom Gravity Ministries at PO Box 415, Rockwall, TX 75087.
Thank You Very Much!
We thank God for the work He has entrusted to us and thank you for your faithful support and prayers!