August 2016 Prayer Letter

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August 2016

As the summer draws to a close we at the Kuwaa Mission hope that you had an enjoyable summer and were able to spend some quality family time and enjoy God’s great outdoors.

The Board of the Kuwaa Mission greatly appreciates all the support that we have received over the past year.  July marked the beginning of a new fiscal year for us and as a result of matching funds from employers we start this year on a very sound fiscal footing.  As you consider your financial gifts to the Kuwaa Mission please check with your employer to see if they have matching funds program.  We are a 501c3 organization with the IRS and can provide you, or your employer, with any information required.  This program makes a huge difference in the amount of work we are able to do to serve the Kuwaa people.

I also ask each of you to consider being a “Mission Member” in your congregation.  As a “Mission Member” we ask you to carry the Kuwaa Mission program directly and frequently to your congregation by speaking about the work we have accomplished, our financial needs, and the programming we have planned for upcoming seasons.  We will provide you with brochures, videos, fundraising ideas and all the prayer support one could ask for.  We do receive good congregational support from congregations across the US but we need to increase this support base.  While we realize that much of our individual support comes through the local congregation we also have a line item in our budget for “congregational support” and we are looking to increase our financial support here as well.  As a “Mission Member” we also ask you to visit other congregations in your geographical area and spread the word about the Kuwaa Mission.  There are many congregations that have a mission program, or would like to start one, and just need a bit of direction.  Every new congregation that supports our work is a valuable member of our team.  Please contact our congregational coordinator: Karen Voris at kvoris@kuwaamission.org and we will work with you to serve the Kuwaa people.

Many, if not most, of you receiving this newsletter use “Facebook”.  Please consider passing on the work of the Kuwaa Mission to your “friends”.  The Kuwaa Mission website receives many “hits” and the more “hits” we receive the more support we will receive, both financial and prayer support.

This coming work season in Liberia I will be travelling into the Kuwaa area with the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, Rev. Dr. Daniel Jensen Seyenkulo, and meeting with the Kuwaa tribal leaders and the local commissioner to thank them for the support we have been given and to work with them to increase the support base with the people.  Rev. Seyenkulo is one of the founders of the Kuwaa Mission and it is through our excellent relationship with the Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL) that we have been able to reach out to so many Liberians.  Bishop Seyenkulo thanked me today for all the support we have been able to provide to the Kuwaa people working with and through the LCL. It is because of people like you that we have accomplished so much.

 Thank you again for your support and please contact Karen Voris for additional information on how you can become a “Mission Member”.

Stan Olsen, CEO Kuwaa Mission

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July 2016 Prayer Letter

July 2016 Prayer Letter

 

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July 2016

THE KUWAA MISSION – KIDS4KUWAA PROJECT

Fall will soon be upon us and many Sunday Schools and Christian Schools will be selecting some of the missions that they will pray for and support this coming school year. If you are looking for a children’s mission project, Kids4Kuwaa in Liberia would be an excellent choice to consider and pray about. They need our prayers and support.

Consider that half the children in Liberia die before they reach the age of 10. Many die due to childhood and tropical diseases along with malnutrition. Children must pay to go to school and they must have uniforms or they cannot attend. They need school supplies. Their desks are often just wooden planks. Kuwaa children live in remote villages. Only a very few are on the motor road so there is limited schooling and even more limited medical facilities and help.

These factors are currently being addressed by the Kuwaa Mission. We and our supporters have built a clinic in Kondesu which is staffed by a nurse that attended nursing school with our scholarship help. We currently have helped to build and repair bridges that allow for easier transportation by motor bike or by foot to the farthest villages. We are currently seeking information from the Dept of Education in Liberia so that we can assist the teachers to get better training with workshops we can provide.

Kids4Kuwaa was the idea of a young Lutheran girl in Alaska who had a heart for these very children. She collected “noisy” offerings in her church services in little tin pails. Since then the Kuwaa Mission has promoted Kids4Kuwaa within Sunday Schools and Christian Schools.The Liberian children deserve to live longer, be healthy, and a quality education. They are the future leaders of the Lutheran church and Liberia.

To assist you with this project, we have a children’s Liberian Coloring book for you to photocopy and colorful bookmarks for the children.  Please contact us if you would like to have any or both of these items for your mission project this coming school year.

Diane Stelling

dstelling@kuwaamission.org

Kuwaa Mission Board Member

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May 2016 Prayer Letter

May 2016 Prayer Letter

 

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May 2016

Give thanks to God for his Holy Son, Jesus Christ, for he has risen. Risen, indeed!

I was very excited to be invited to Lutheran Church of the Pines in Waveland, MS (pastor Brock Cain) on April 10, 2016. It was a very wonderful opportunity to share the Kuwaa Mission story with the Sunday morning Bible Study classes that consisted of all ages. They were very interested about the life and needs of the Kuwaa people in Liberia, West Africa.   The members were pleasantly surprised to learn that a member of their church, Rev. Dick Thompson, was one of the founders of the Kuwaa Mission seven years ago, and actually lived among the Kuwaa people for 10 years, translating the New Testament into their language.. After the presentation, the Sunday School was excited to learn what their church could do for the Kuwaa people.

We were invited to a wonderful dinner hosted by Dick & Shirley Holterman at their beautiful home, The discussion continued about what their church could do for the Kuwaa people. We talked about funding for clean water wells, education, health, roads, bridges and volunteers. But most of all the need for prayers and spiritual guidance for the Kuwaa Mission and the Kuwaa People. Thank you so much for the invitation to introduce the Kuwaa Mission to the Lutheran Church of the Pines. My husband Eddie and I thank you all for your Southern hospitality.  ?
I also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Terry King, a representative of Thrivent Financial, who is eager to list the Kuwaa Mission with Choice Dollars, a Thrivent Financial charity site. If you are a Thrivent member and receive this newsletter, please ask your local rep. what you can do financially for the KM. If you are not a Thrivent member, please know that anyone can join Thrivent! Check out their website.
?I have personally served on the KM Board of Directors for several years now, and it is time for my term to end. I have served on the board as the Event Coordinator. I can truly say it has been a great journey serving the Lord and working with the generous and humble fellow board members. The Kuwaa Mission is looking for volunteers.
Please visit the Kuwaa website for more information on how you can serve.

May the Lord richly bless you all.

Lolitha Shepard

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March Prayer Letter-2016

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March 2016

We greet each other in many ways, such as: The Lord be with you. And also with you. Good morning.

The typical Kuwaa greeting is: Mu wuhnee nu veh?  Kajeh Ngala deh.   

The translation is: How was your sleeping place? Thank God.

The greeting tells us a lot about the Kuwaa People.

They thank God that they woke up this morning. Sometimes, they’ll say, “Thank God for life.”

Last night, I slept on a pillow top mattress in a climate controlled room. I had to go to the bathroom in the night, and it was not uncomfortable. It was only a few steps from the bed, also climate controlled.  I sat restfully and after flushing, I won’t have to worry about that waste again. My cats sleep on the bed with me, in places of their choosing. They are well cared for -plenty to eat, clean water to drink, a clean bathroom of their own, and vaccines to keep them healthy.  I don’t have their teeth cleaned, as some pet-owners do, because they don’t enjoy traveling to the vet. I once even saw a dog with braces at the vet. His teeth were so crooked it was hard for him to eat. That’s a very special dog.  An American dog.  Oh, the opulent lives we live as Americans. And yet, we find things to complain about.

So, how was your sleeping place?  Did any rats run across your bed in the night? Did they eat your ground peas stored in the roof- the fruits of your hard labor that you planned to carry through the jungle for 2 days to the market?  Did the wind take your roof off?  Did the rain come through the roof? Did everyone in your household wake up alive?  If you woke up this morning, then you can thank God.

Sometimes people ask me what I learn from trips to the Kuwaa Chiefdom. There are many lessons.  First, I learn gratitude.  I thank God for waking me up this morning. I’m thankful for my cozy sleeping place.  I’m thankful for the health and safety of my family members.  I also learn that if I “Let go and let God”, things will work out better for me than if I try to control my life. I listen to God’s calling and try to do His will.  God provides what we need, if not everything that we want. I learn humility. Relationships are so much more valuable than things. I learn that with God, all things are possible.  I do not claim credit for the things God has done.  To God be the glory.  Our God is a mighty God!

My experiences in the Kuwaa Chiefdom also bring questions to mind.  Why is it that people who have so little in the way of material possessions put a high value on their relationship with God?  Why are they thankful for their very lives?  On the other hand, why do people with so much material wealth lack the spirituality that is much more valuable than all those burdensome things?

I can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit when worshiping with the Liberians, whether in a half hour daily Chapel service at the Lutheran Church in Liberia in Monrovia, a 3 hour New Year’s celebration at a beautiful church, or in a mud hut with a thatched roof.  For wherever two or more are gathered in My name, I am there. His presence is felt.

I believe that the Kuwaa people live closer to God than we do.  They say that America is the second heaven. And yet, they live much closer to God than we do.  They must listen to Him for their very survival. They live only by God’s grace. And still they are thankful. For life.

Go in peace, serve the Lord.

THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

 By Cindy Bye

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Jan-Feb 2016 Prayer Letter

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Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year, on behalf of the Kuwaa people of Liberia, West Africa.  As we look forward to 2016 we ask for your continued prayers and financial support as our work continues in Liberia.  

Romans 12:4-5
“For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.”  

At the end of January, Cindy Ellis Bye once again traveled to Liberia.  During her time there they hope to accomplish many things.  Repairs will be made to old wells in Kondesu, Goleta, Kalata and Kpaulazu, and a new well will be completed in Goleta.  We  ask for your continued prayers for her while she is there and for the people of Liberia, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ among the Kuwaa.

The Kuwaa Mission is a 501c3 charity, your donations are fully tax deductible and don’t forget  to ask your employer about matching donations.  Our Tax ID number is 27-5458111

Ways to become involved as individuals or with your congregation:

Mission Possible Club – Congregations or groups pledge to pray regularly for the Mission and financially support it.
 
Kids4Kuwaa – Children get involved in prayer and financial support for the Mission and the Kuwaa people.  They support  the Mission by school and Sunday School offerings and fund raisers.

$12 Klub 4 Kuwaa – A program to get 1,000 people to give at least $1 a month.

Coffee Clatch 4 Kuwaa – An opportunity for women and women’s groups to get involved.

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Merry Christmas 2015

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Christmas 2015

On behalf of the Kuwaa people of Liberia, West Africa, we wish you all a most Blessed Merry Christmas  2015  and  Happy New Year 2016.

The Kuwaa Christians celebrate Christmas much as we do. They observe Advent in their churches and many of their houses will have simple Christmas decorations. The women will dress up in their finest lappa garments. The children learn Christmas carols in school along with the Christmas story. There will be  church services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Often they will have a community feast on Christmas Day, sharing the food as we do with our church pot lucks.

Thank you so much  for your continued prayers and financial support of the Kuwaa Mission as we share the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, with our Kuwaa brothers and sisters in Christ. In 2016 we will be doing the following: digging a new well, conducting VBS classes, offering sanitation training, assisting local evangelists, supplying medications for the recently completed medical clinic in Kondesu, and building a number of bridges sorely needed for the access to the clinic and access between the villages. Please keep our busy 2016 work program in your thoughts and prayers throughout the year. We will be providing you with frequent up-dates as the work progresses.

Yours in Christ for the Kuwaa,

Ed and Diane Stelling, former missionaries to the Kuwaa with Lutheran Bible Translators, 1973-1979.

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Thanksgiving 2015

 

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November 2015

‘Tis the season to be thankful…

Dear friends of the Kuwaa Mission,

Always be joyful.  Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.                      

1 Thessalonians 5:16

At Thanksgiving this year it is time once again to pause and give thanks for the many blessings we’ve been given.  Even as we are aware of war, violence, injustice and suffering in many places around the world, we are also aware of the many ways we see God’ hand of healing at work.  In the midst of crises, God’s people reach out with hope, offering tangible acts of service and gifts of grace.

One of the places this is surely evident is in the work of the Kuwaa Mission.   From the dedication of our volunteers to the faithfulness of our donors and partners we have seen God’s hands at work to bring hope, healing and Good News to the people of the Kuwaa villages during 2015.

We wish to offer a particular word of thanks to the staff and volunteers of Samaritan’s Purse who have been willing and available to deliver equipment, provide much needed transportation services for our Mission volunteers, and distribute aid during the Ebola crisis.  We deeply appreciate their partnership with us and all that they do in our and surrounding regions of Liberia and around the globe.  May God grant you continued success in your ministry!

Thank you, too, to our volunteer missionaries, CEO Stan Olsen and former Board Chair Cindy Ellis Bye, who leave the comforts of home to travel to our partner villages delivering hope and encouragement along with their love of Jesus and the Kuwaa people, and their expertise in construction and engineering, furthering the work of the mission in so many ways.

We also wish to thank YOU, our many generous donors, who support the work of the Kuwaa Mission through your monthly pledges, Noisy Offerings, special events and promotions, and your prayers.  Your gifts in 2015 made it possible for us to provide training and materials for Children’s Bible school for over 240 children, to train 21 people from 5 different villages in how to maintain and service well pumps, provide a sanitation training in Belle Baloma, to install two new wells in Belle Baloma and Teiglei,  purchase medicines for the Kuwaa medical clinics and, with the help of Samaritan’s Purse, the Lutheran Church in Liberia, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia, provide relief to families suffering from Ebola during the recent crisis.

We still have much to do.  In 2016 our focus will be on building bridges to make it possible for villagers to receive medical attention, supplies and food year-round.  This is a big undertaking and we are asking for your continued financial and prayer support.

We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.   Colossians 1:3

May God bless each of you and your families this Thanksgiving and all year through.

Rev. Carol George, Chair

Kuwaa Mission Board of Directors

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October-November 2015 Newsletter

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October-November 2015

ROADS AND BRIDGES!!

Matt. 25:34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

                  We are so excited and grateful that Cindy Bye can return to Liberia in January, 2016.  Due to the Ebola crisis, we were unable to return to Liberia in 2015.  By God’s grace, the Ebola crisis is over and the Kuwaa chiefdom was relatively untouched!!  Thank you so much for your prayers for Liberia and the Kuwaa people during that difficult time.

Liberia, and particularly the Kuwaa chiefdom, is in a tropical rainforest – emphasis on RAIN!!  Liberia receives between 80 and 200 inches of rain a year (Monrovia is the wettest capital city in the world).  How does that affect the work of the Kuwaa Mission?  American volunteers come to Liberia only during the dry season (mid-November through March) because the roads are impassable at other times of the year.  When we arrive, the roads and bridges have been washed out or damaged due to the heavy rainfall during rainy season.  This makes for delays and difficulties in bringing important supplies to the villages.

                  Right now, Liberian colleagues are busy working on bridges and roads.  We have sent funds for the needed supplies and labor to clear roads and repair bridges so that they are ready when Cindy Bye comes in January to provide children’s Bible school, hygiene and sanitation training, and medical supplies and support.  If we receive enough donations, we can also renew work on wells.  Without good roads, the trucks laden with bags of cement and other supplies cannot reach the villages.  Other modes of transportation must be found which are much more expensive.  These roads are not just for Cindy’s comfort (although they will be appreciated!), they are necessary for the economic and physical well-being of the Kuwaa people.  Without clear and passable roads year round, the Kuwaa people have difficulty accessing the medical clinic.  With good roads and bridges, the villagers can engage more easily in commerce which supports the local economy.

                  Will you partner with us to provide the funds for this important work?  Your donations go far in providing life-enhancing and even life-saving clean water, public hygiene, and medical support.  Even more important, the Kuwaa Mission loves to tell the story of the Son of God who provides living water.  Please pray for the Kuwaa people that they may know Jesus as their Savior.

                  Among the Kuwaa people, it is customary to say “Na Mama O-Oh” (thank you) when you see someone working.  We wish to say “Na Mama O-Oh” to you for the work you do for the Kuwaa Mission and for God’s Kingdom.  Thank you.

                  Sincerely,

                  Jenny Cosgrove

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Sept 2015 Prayer Letter

Kuwaa Mission-Sept 2015 Prayer Letter

 

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Sept 2015

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As summer begins to ebb away, ebbing quickly here in Alaska!, we are busy preparing for another season of activity for and with the Kuwaa People.  Liberia has essentially recovered from the Ebola crisis so we are looking forward to another dry season of productive programs.

The clinic that we finished almost two years ago now is being staffed by the Ministry of Health.  In addition to birthing the mid-wives have a basic understanding of the health care needs of the people and how to see that they get the medical help that is available.  Dr. Harris, the shorter man in the white tee shirt, is the son of a former bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia.  He recently travelled to Liberia and made available to the Kuwaa Mission a pickup load of medical supplies for the clinic.  Due to the condition of the roads at this time of year we were not able to transport them directly to the clinic.  We put a notice on the radio and many people came on a two day 2 day walk from their villages to get the medicines and walked two days back to the clinic.  We praise God for making this possible and the people for their dedication.

Our well contractor is now conducting an assessment of three villages to see exactly what the well needs are.  After this season we will have installed either new wells or refurbished wells in all of the 16 villages.  Some have more than one well but all have working wells delivering potable water for the first time since the very early 1990’s and some for the first time ever!!

We again will be conducting a sanitation workshop with the women from one of the villages.  This has been very successful in teaching them to understand the basic principles of sanitation and why the feces around the village needs to cleaned up and latrines built.  They willingly undertake this responsibility.

Children’s Bible School is a program that has grown beyond our wildest expectations from around 100 the first year to well over 200 last year.  200 is stretching it to be a manageable number but the program will continue for however many children show up.

As Ed Stelling mentioned last month, we are undertaking a new program this year:  building bridges.  The feeder road from the clinic to the main road has many bridges that are only passable by motorbike.  Two of the bridges have fallen down completely and any traffic is rerouted down into the creek bed.  We have a signed contract with a man who will rebuild the main bridges as well as install small log crossings over the smaller creeks.  All constructed in order that a pickup truck can safely pass.  Our clinic contractor will oversee this work.  Upon completion the Ministry of Health will be able to access the clinic easily and the people will have a means to get their produce to market much more efficiently.  Health care and economic development all in one program!!

As our new board takes over the reins of the program we thank all of you for your prayers and financial support.  We ask your continued prayers for the Mission and that we will raise the funds to complete the planned work projects this years.  We are so so close and need your continued support.

Thank you and God bless.

Stan Olsen

CEO

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July 2015 Prayer Letter

 

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July 2015

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Last month I had the privilege and opportunity to represent the Kuwaa Mission at the biennial International Lutheran(LCMS) Women’s Missionary League convention held in Des Moines, IA. Two years ago, board member Lolitha Shepherd and I attended the convention in Pittsburgh, PA.  I met many of the same women and shared the good news of what the mission has accomplished in the past two years: completion of the medical clinic in Kondesu; completion of wells in 14 of the 16 villages; and the VBS conducted  in our former village of Belle Baloma several months ago with over 120 children attending. Together we praised the Lord for what has been accomplished.

I also shared with the convention delegates and visitors   the current project of our Mission.  We are raising funds to help the Kuwaa people to have easier access to the medical clinic from many of the remote villages by building and/or repairing log and plank bridges. These bridges are built for motor bike and foot traffic only at this time. They  will also provide easier access for the farmers to transport their rice and other farm produce to market.

Since the early 1970’s the Kuwaa have had portions of God’s Word and in 1988 the complete Kuwaa New Testament in their own heart language was printed and distributed. The Word of God has been sown, nourished and we have seen the bountiful harvest of souls brought to Christ. Since 2009, the Kuwaa Mission has been involved with the Kuwaa people in helping them to rebuild their lives and villages after the 14 year destructive Liberian civil war. We will, with God’s provision and with the prayers and financial support from our faithful partners carry out this mission and ministry for the Kuwaa. Please consider a donation at this time for the bridge-building projects which begin this November.

Among the convention delegates that stopped by our display was Lopu, a young Liberian woman living in Delaware. We had met in 2013 at the Pittsburg convention. She entered and won the drawing for the book, “Mighty Be Our Powers,” written by the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee. Leymah is a member of the Lutheran Church in Liberia and was a leader of the women in Liberia  bringing an end to the civil war.

Na mama o, tegbele gbaa.  (Thank you all very much) on behalf of   the Kuwaa people for your continuing prayers and financial support of the Kuwaa Mission. God bless you all.

Ed Stelling

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