We are grateful to greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The vision & passion for reaching the world for Christ compelled us to partnership with you (the IGM family) since December 14, 2021. Indeed, together, we can reach the world for Christ. Therefore, we are grateful to God for all of His blessings throughout the first quarter. It’s our privilege to convey to you our 1st quarter report.
We have six biological children. Two, Elijah and Elisha Dissee, are at home while the other four are away from home attending higher education in Liberia.
We are also caring for seven other children. Five of the children we care for because of their parents’ physical condition and lack of funds for school. They are Alvin L. Gweh, James N. Momo, Ellen T. Sakou, Edwina Dissee (my niece), and Samuel J. Johnson. Samuel is the youngest in our home at age four years and is in nursery school.
We also care for two orphans: Jeremiah Gweh, who is my wife’s nephew. His father was killed during our last civil war in 2003. My wife has cared for this boy ever since. The other one is Peter Weato, whose father was killed in a car accident. He is now 16 years old.
We are thankful that all of the children we are caring for are in school. By the grace of God, Elijah and Jeremiah will be sitting for the West African Senior Secondary Exam (WASSE).
We have been praying for a good mission agency, knowing that my wife and I cannot do it all alone in ministry without a partnership with a good mission agency like IGM. Remember Paul’s statement to the Corinthian Christians in 1 Cor. 3:8, “Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.”
My wife, Sister Evelyn Gweh Dissee, studying nursing at the BSN level at the Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences in Ganta, Nimba county, Liberia. She is currently spending vacation with the family and will return to campus in the first week of April this year.
We are involved with three ministries. We are currently pastoring the Good News Baptist Church at Shoe Factory Japan Freeway, Gardnersville, Monrovia, Liberia. We also run a small Bible School and plant churches in rural areas. My wife and I also freely assist the rural church members and their children with medication as the Lord provides.
We were called to the Good News Baptist Church on February 5, 2017. The church was in serious confusion which led to the resignation of three pastors before we were called. The size of the congregation we met was 15 persons, both male and female including children, but we are indeed grateful to God for adding 120 persons to the existing 15 persons and now our congregation size stands at 135. Praise the Lord.
During this first quarter, we also visited and conducted a week-long revival in two of our rural churches, one of which the former Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Gary Newhart, along with Rev. Vaye and the late Rev. Moses U-joe Weidehgar, Sr. visited some years ago. At the revival, 152 persons were converted to Christianity by accepting the Lord as their personal Savior.
At the Bible School, we have the enrollment of four persons this year. This school has prepared nineteen (19) men and all of them are in ministries but five have gone to be with the Lord. However, the school has now moved to Monrovia, due to my calling to Monrovia. It was first located in Bong Mine, Bong County, Liberia.
As you may be aware, there is no ministry without challenges. Our family’s challenges are school fees for both my wife and our children, transportation for outreach to rural churches, and my own further training.
Also, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the congregation’s size decreased by 25% so our monthly tithes and offering were also reduced by the same 25%. Because of this, we cannot meet all of our ministries’ monthly bills.
As for the rural churches, there is no direct income from the members. As a result, our rural pastors are struggling to meet their needs. Therefore, they are not fully involved with the church activities.
People nowadays are not willing to listen to sound doctrine, but instead listen to prosperity messages and attend healing ministries as Paul warns in 2 Timothy 4:3. But that will not stop us from preaching and teaching the sound doctrines of the Bible. The Lord said in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Our Family’s Prayer Requests
We are asking all of our prayers partners to kindly join us in praying for the following needs for our family:
- Faithfulness in the Lord’s service
- School fees for Sis. Evelyn Dissee as she returns to campus, amount is $400 USD.
- School fees for those children we are caring for in the amount of $350 USD
We are always praising God for His support for the family’s food needs every month through the Good News Baptist Church which I pastor.
Please pray with us.
Pastor Elvis Dissee
Good News Baptist Church