The country of Liberia has a population of 5 million. Monrovia has a population of over 1 million divided among approximately 29 suburbs and districts. According to Global Finance, Liberia is the 8th poorest country in the world. An estimated 64 percent of Liberians live below the poverty line and 1.3 million live in extreme poverty, out of a population of 5 million, according to The World Food Programme. The education system in Liberia is a work in progress due to a 14-year civil war and the Ebola outbreak in 2014, which caused schools to close down. According to UNICEF, among most African countries, Liberia is behind in its education system and has one of the world’s highest rate of out-of-school children with 15 to 20 percent of 6 to 14-year-old kids not in school.
Our Missionary in Liberia is Alfred Beyan and his work in Liberia is reaching hundreds per year. He and his team of fellow ministers (part-time laymen trained in Restoration church doctrines) are ministering to the small settlements, villages, and towns near Monrovia. His team is called, “Soul Winners for Christ in Liberia” which he started when he returned from Ghana where he studied Christian Ministry 9 years ago.
His team is comprised of 21 evangelists that are committed to rural and urban evangelism and church planting. Since its inception, his team has planted 15 congregations and has connected and strengthened 10 existing congregations. Most of his team’s evangelism efforts have been accompanied by constructing wells for safe drinking water and the establishment of 4 Christian education institutions (elementary and junior high), to serve the communities that they evangelize.
Considering all that stands against the people of Liberia, the Gospel of Christ has established a foothold through the work of men like Alfred Beyan and his team. Alfred said that they are baptizing an average of 60 people per month and sometimes as many as 80! That sounds like Acts 2:47, “…the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
Join CrossWay Missions in supporting Alfred and his team of "Soul Winners for Christ in Liberia."