Praise Ministries International is cross-continental ministries whose mission is to reach the world for Christ through evangelism, education, and church planting. Our goal is to meet the emotional, cognitive, psychological, physical, and spiritual needs of humanity. It is based upon this philosophy that Praise Ministries International operates under the didactic and holistic ministries of the Great Commission. Praise Ministries International is ministries of liberty and restoration. The Ministries is built on the following scripture:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor (Luke 4:18-19[NIV]).
Praise Ministries International was envisioned on June 14, 2001, in Danane, Cote D’Ivoire. Its visionary being a refugee for 8 years in Danane, Cote D’Ivoire, moved into the Republic of Guinea in 2002 as the result of the cross-border attack by rebels from Liberia into Danane, Cote D’Ivoire. The visionary in person of Jallah Koiyan initiated the ministry in Laine Refugee Camp, Republic of Guinea as a prayer ministry. For the past twelve years, the ministries has been operating and ministering to the needy in Africa and the United States. Praise Ministries International is a non-denominational and it has since been incorporated in 2008 with the state of North Carolina as a public charity and it has a 501 (c) (3) status. Praise Ministries International works in alliance with the Kingdom Global Ministries and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina as a church planting group recognized by the state convention.
Praise Ministries International presently operates from a leased facility as a church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The church has been operating in Charlotte for the past two years. The base of supports for the African mission comes directly from the U.S.A based local church assembly. The local church assembly in Charlotte had been a support based for the church in Liberia, Monrovia. Meanwhile, the church in U.S.A in collaboration with the Liberian based church ministries are embarking on a school project to provide shelter (school building) and instructional staff to affect the hundred of children in Lofa County, Liberia, who are not in school as the result of lack of school building and instructional staff. The meeting of the educational need for the present population in this region is urgent.
ONE VISIONARY STORY
The visionary in person of Jallah Koiyan has been in ministry for the past 19 years. He grew up spiritually in a church called the Light of the World Christian Church situated in Harbel, Firestone, Liberia. During the tenure of his Christian life at this church, Jallah Koiyan served in various capacities. He served as usher from 1986 to 1988. From 1989 to 1992, he served as choir member. He also became a youth leader and a Financial Secretary during these years. From 1991 to 1992, he closely worked with the Pastor as assistant. As the civil war intensified in Liberia, the visionary fled into the Republic of Guinea for refuge. While in the Republic of Guinea, the visionary served as the General Secretary and Secretary for Evangelism for the Refugee Pastoral Fellowship and Eglises Protestante De Guinee (Protestant Churches of Guinea under a missionary group from Canada). After serving in these capacities for two years, the visionary traveled to Cote D’Ivoire in 1995 to continue his secondary education. Upon his graduation from high school in 1996, the visionary attended the Charismatic International School of Ministry where he obtained a diploma and a certificate for Ministerial and Biblical Studies. After his graduation, the visionary volunteered to work for this school as School Administrator from 1998 to 2000. The visionary fled again into the Republic of Guinea in 2002 as the result of rebel’s invasion on Danane, Cote D’Ivoire. He lived in Laine Refugee Camp from 2002 to 2005 where he initiated this ministry as a prayer ministry. The visionary traveled from the Republic of Guinea into the United of America along with his family in 2005, October 31. The visionary is the Senior Pastor of the Praise Assembly of Charlotte of the Praise Ministries International and he is presently a student at New Life Theological Seminary, undergraduate degree. The visionary is called into the pastoral and the deliverance ministries.
THE CHALLENGES AND CORE ISSUES
For the past four years, the U.S.A based church leadership and the congregations have been the supportive arm for the mission in Liberia morally and financially; unfortunately, our resources are inadequate to meet the various needs outlined below:
- The need to build a church edifice in Liberia
- The need to build a school in Liberia
These areas mentioned are vital to the development and expansion of the ministries in Liberia and U.S.A. The church leadership and congregations solicit generous giving of potential donors to help supplement our inadequate resources to take care of the two areas mentioned above.
The goal of Praise Ministries International is to affect the emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual needs of the human race as to enable her carries out the Great Commission. It is based upon this idea that the Ministries focuses on evangelism, church planting, and education as to fulfill the didactic and the holistic ministries; therefore, Praise Ministries International is committed to follow E.C.E.
EVANGELISM: Praise Ministries International is committed to preaching the Gospel through local church evangelism and crusade. The implementation of evangelism is the direct obedience to the Great Commission which brings about multiplication and church growth leading to church plant.
CHURCH PLANTING: Praise Ministries International is planting church in Charlotte and churches in Liberia; as a result, the need for church’s edifice for U.S.A and Liberia is urgent.
EDUCATION: Praise Ministries International is conducting adult literacy and early childhood education programs as to affect the illiterate population in Liberia, Lofa County, and Voinjama District. The erection of the ten classroom school building is on the way to take place as soon as funds will be available; however, Praise Ministries International is presently using the local materials to mold the blocks or bricks for the building foundation.
Praise Ministries International recently had a visit in Lofa County, Kpademai town. During the second visit, the Ministries donated a generator, a set of jersey, and two bags of used clothes to the inhabitants of Kpademai town. The generator and a set of jersey were donated for the adult literacy program and the used clothes donated were used to serve six hundred children for the Christmas season. In 2010, Praise Ministries International also served children with clothes and food in Grand Cape Mount County for the July 6 celebration held under the auspices of the Maketta’s Preparatory School in Monrovia, Liberia. The Ministries collaborated with this group to serve the environs of the township in Grand Cape Mount County.
CALL TO ACTION
Praise Ministries International has the mission to reach the world for Christ through evangelism, church planting, and education as to meet the emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual needs of humanity thereby fulfilling the didactic and the holistic ministries. Fulfilling this vision will require cooperative effort from individual donors, philanthropic groups, or governmental and non-governmental organizations to supplement Praise Ministries International inadequate material resources to enable the Ministries to carry out the building projects in Liberia. The leadership of Praise Ministries International is inviting and soliciting assistance from potential donors in kinds and money to accomplish this goal to carry out the construction of the buildings to house students and the congregations in Liberia.