Steve Trexler - September 27. 2017 - Gbarnga, Liberia
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42
The Baptist College of Missionary Physician Assistants program has completed its 2nd class and their graduation will be taking place in the near future. The students have been long informed that tuition was required before they could walk for graduation. We set the minimum limit of 10 students with paid tuition to have the graduation. The deadline came and there were not enough who had met the requirement so the graduation was put on hold. We are trusting that with school now completed the students will have more time to devote to raising the money for their tuition. If tuition is paid by December we will have the graduation then. We have selected thirty-three students for our next class (16 women and 17 men). They have been instructed on the planned beginning of program to be around May 2018.
Our church plant works are progressing. In two small villages, Gbelekpalai and Kornee, we have surveyed and have deeded land for future church buildings. This is a good start and I trust the Lord will lead in seeing these fellowships finally having their own buildings for worship.
Kornee is a village of about 2000 people. Elizabeth, one of our graduates to be, has been working with the youth there for most of the three years of her MPA program. On one of my last days there she had all her children (40 +) come to the church to say goodbye. Earlier while there I was astounded to find that this village has absolutely no school, none! The Lord has laid it on my heart to help out with this and get a school started there even if it is just for the children from our SS class.
Gboimue our first church plant has been on its own for some time and I try to visit with them every 4-5 weeks. Voloblai is still looking for a pastor after the passing of Josiah Willie, one of our graduates. Please keep these churches in your prayers.
I will be leaving for the U.S. on October 4th and arrive home the night of the 5th. With the people hearing of my departure, my house has been busy with visitors. They all have needs because Liberia is still in an extremely difficult situation with many not working. People need financial help for school fees, food, illnesses, wanting to start businesses etc. Please pray that the Lord will allow my money to stretch so I can distribute it to as many as I can. Thank you all for your prayers and financial support that allows me to serve in Liberia.