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Church Growth Report on the Tappita District of Liberia Annual Conference, UMC

This is Rev. Victoria Dennis, District Superintendent of the Tappita District in northern region of Liberia. She has been on the road for 6 hours attending to 4 charge conferences within her District. This would not have been possible had the Bike and Bible Ministry not blessed her with a motor bike recently at the 186th Annual Session of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church held in Gbarnga, Bong County, from 4-11 February 2019.



Côte d’Ivoire laity present clergy with bikes and Bibles

A gift of 25 bicycles to the clergy in Abidjan, means they can evangelize in areas with few or no passable roads, and while they are pedaling, they can “meet the faithful” along the way.



Bikes & Bibles

There are 200 bicycles stored here in the UMC airplane hanger in the Congolese city of Lubumbashi located in the Southern Congo Episcopal Area.

Two hundred tribal language bibles plus these 200 bikes will soon be shipped to the five annual conferences across this Episcopal Area, the largest in the UMC with one million members.

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2015 Distribution of Bikes and Bibles in Liberia

Table with bibles in local language distributed to the district superintendents for delivery to their pastors. Bishop John Innis prays over the bible distribution and the bike distribution. Also, the white packages are boxes of 4 bicycles each to be carried by the district superintendents to rural areas. There is a picture of an assembled bike as an example.

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Distribution in Sierra Leone – 40 Bikes and 40 Bibles

It begins with Relationships

Joe Kilpatrick met Rev. Francis Charley when Joe was in Sierra Leone, Africa teaching a course on UMC General Conference polity. Francis was dean of Bishop Yambasu’s cabinet and the Superintendent of the District that had led the UMCs “Nothing but Nets”

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