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Zogos The Forgotten Soldiers Complete Story

Jesus Breaks the Chains / Michael Bowen
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March 19, 2022 8:30 am

Zogos The Forgotten Soldiers Complete Story

Jesus Breaks the Chains / Michael Bowen

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March 19, 2022 8:30 am

The Zogos are the forgotten child soldiers of the war in Liberia most of them are drug addicted and jobless. Evangelist Michael Bowen of Sons & Daughters of Thunder Ministries has partnered with Evangelist Sylvester Payne of Brighter Minds for Progressive Future and Evangelist Sam Nunoo of Samaritan Action Incorporated, helping spread the Good News of  Jesus Christ to the Zogos.

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Five years ago I was driving my truck I received a phone call from a strange number from overseas are usually more numbers. I do not recognize especially one from other countries this day.

However, was different. I felt in my spirit that I needed to get to this: I do. On the other you know I was a pastor for my Bureau West Africa when I do, you said you just read my testimony and it touched his heart with a great conversation and enjoyed speaking with each other about Jesus. Over the next several years we became friends. I found out he was coming to visit America.

When he did I went to meet him. We did up both preaching at the church where he was visiting. After church we all went to lunch and I had conversations with him and anybody me to come to Liberia to vandalize and have a crusade not too long after my invitation, I began to plan for my trip to Liberia in my preparations.

Pastor Blalock told me about a group of people and Liberia codes logos does logos are those that were addicted to drugs and living in the cemeteries and ghettos on its edges and and and and throughout Liberia in different ghettos in different communities.

Some of the drug addicted people actually have broken open. The tombs were living inside of him doing drugs amongst the bones of the dead.

I was riveted when I heard this story, and I told pastor born that when I was in Liberia that I want to go there. He said to me, but nobody goes there. I said I don't care. Set it up for me make this happen and he did just that. 1000 Liberia we went to the Palm Grove Cemetery on Center Street in the capital city of Monrovia and the largest open drug market in the country and set up a sound system at the edge of the cemetery. We had church once music started, the people came out of the cemetery and out of the abandoned buildings and began to worship and praise Jesus with us. And there was a mighty move of God. I fell in love that day with this people, I was one of them and they were just like me, how I used to be when I was addicted to drugs. I was addicted to smoking crack cocaine for 25 years and I know that if I had been born in Liberia I'd be right there in the tomb, smoking, drugs, and in the ghettos.

I told my testimony, and they could see the truth in my eyes when I told them Jesus set me free from drugs and I wanted to show them how Jesus would set them free to at the end of the service we fed them. They kept begging me to help them: because no one was there to help. They felt abandoned and had lost all hope. They were just left there to waste away and die in the misery of their addiction.

I made a decision that day that I'd be the one to help. I believe God's chosen me for this work in Liberia because of what I had to come through to get back to him. I am not afraid I have the love of Jesus in my heart for these people, my people, God's people and help us come to them now in Jesus mighty name. I want to share with you the history of addiction in Liberia and Monrovia. The capital city drug addicted men, women and young people of taken over the Palm Grove Cemetery in the center Street ghettos on its edge. There are hundreds of tombs in the cemetery, almost 13 acres of them 14 years of death by machete Civil War left no shortage of bodies to bury in Liberia. Some of the older drug addicts or the former child soldiers and victims of abuse from this bloodied and brutal war became addicted to drugs and had nowhere to go when the war was over, the warlords kidnapped young boys and often killed her family members in front of them before making them go off to war in order to get the frighten children to fight the woollies gave them drugs to make them brave and became addicted. They gave the marijuana and cocaine and fed them a mixture of alcohol cane juice and gunpowder. The got them high and smoke supposedly made them unafraid warlords even made the children cannibalize the victims. Once the disarmament came, the government took away the guns, machetes, the addiction trauma stayed this brutal Civil War seated drug addiction in Liberia and now there's the entire population of people of all ages addicted to drugs and living in cemeteries and ghettos across the country in the most horrible conditions imaginable. They been forgotten by the rest of society. Their babies being born into this environment that never have a chance at a decent life in a different mortality rate is high. Drug use is not criminal, Liberia like it is in the United States.

It is treated as a disease, like leprosy and all the drug addicted people are pushed into cemeteries and ghettos left their waste away and die from disease, violent sickness and starvation. There are very few resources Liberia to help them.

These are the heartbroken and addicted people Liberia and they need our help praise the Lord God is giving me a mission to help the drug addicted poor, homeless and disadvantaged people. Liberia joined together with two Liberian men of God pastor Sam knew of Samaritan action in advance the Sylvester paint a brighter minds for progressive future and together we have Foreign Ministry called sons and daughters of thunder liberation center Liberia.

We are here to show the heartbroken and addicted people Liberia that Jesus is not forgotten them, and neither we, you can visit our ministry I would like to now introduce to you my ministry partners. Let them tell you about drug addiction and Liberia and what the needs of the people are to be able to support them and get them the help they need to be able to overcome their addiction and become disciples of Jesus Christ and law-abiding productive citizens of Liberia. This is our goal. First, I'd like to introduce pastor Sam knew was dedicated his life to help this group of people, as well as his work in providing them an opportunity to get an education. Once they been delivered from addiction and rehabilitated hello pastor Sam hello Michael, thanks for the limited share what is happening Liberia like you. Michael stated this was a Liberia left over so euros from the Google for the Civil War without a warlock. Duals who participated in the wall do with it do it do it sadly drops cocaine and marijuana to keep them high so that it warlords move toward machinery the way that what cereals different factions in Liberia. If I was six different factions that for the wall and the human and sediment cocaine for heroin At high they give them goals that we use them all studios fight the wall and this when all fall below 14 Sweeting children were recruited as small as 910 years old or child soldiers and one-word villas all use L was small so euros by the time the war ended abuse where you team is just all of someone waiting to get it. Lifting points is a moment when all is a united vision of mutually Liberia.a moment set. Overall, 90% of ghouls would be as active drug users reported on the night a personal duals wet on wet active drug users so these active drug users delegate delegates in 2003 onward to confront them deal with it do it do abroad back into society. What was not taken from them was that ditch and withdraw as sought to see introduce up toward little program will disarmament just to fight us, but it would grab to help them recover from additional anything. I was pleased to let their lives will be better of any of them know what you can give you a little scholarship to boost throughout the double doors at all your mind long drawn to these objects to the community as a giving to the community do you do you.for individuals while on the waterfront team into the community is with Deb and Walt. What will form what these large drop amenities different local amenities is large amenities that will form the Lodge as well as form was on a place on center Street visit I gave was of the largest minute dollars fall was also the street is called lava and very close to the gruesome entry so because, despite those where were rejected by the people and will push off of the community to gather themselves in the graveyard games games when they're educable of active active drug use, so would this get this community of active drug is asked Belize move because blood may also use of the diplomat on those illusion to go about 1001 because of the guys was was just started doing this done nothing to was not an active and this is a list I could but I'm going out with his one referral center. I did so these titles would just let Lori all what a community if only one small drop omitted it many drop amenities started to form all around the cities and artisanal. We will likely begin pigment by Britt as excited as I wanted to know will do it. I wouldn't know.

Want to see that it wasn't a Smith was doing this I got this or as to when planner chart on aware that Wells blew the blandishments was somewhere in the summitry somewhere on symmetry.

When I got there I started into our two diesels started reaching out to them like Michael's that area started providing education for them started feeding them without accoutrement. It not his problem was a larger problem in the left wrist excited to date is a problem not not be attended. Many facilities fall for four drug use is a lot bigger if I did I got caught OSTRACIZED got treated like I'm the worst is decided what to describe it. I believe of the lease in the library, society, and that's what it does about as old as this setting were left to themselves.

All that I didn't need his people with the level going your heart that will reach out to them at the end of that. Nobody love you Jesus love you give your life to Jesus Christ and your life to be different and dialogue. We started doing all of the articles was 200 was that original Deb and Ingalls died in Providence by chemical.we would like is Michael Boyd started to cello what were doing on center Street bills botanist started reaching out and there is very very serious need Liberia. These men not that would work to multiply around the city and more like asked for so long. After long, long enough you even people who did not form a part of the wall was drunk in the community on attended to drug laws to restrict it. People you much agreement is the boarding schools is not included are legitimate and drugs being sold it so that many of our young children were not eating out part of the fighting forces be recruited individual committed to growing larger and larger and larger lot believe Michael Boyd is an answer to prayer of what would be free for all people to work together with T-Mobile get up and and and and and let go of your help our young men and women in Liberia recover from trucks yes and that's what were doing when I met Sam I saw his love to these people and is the same love that that I had formed went when I saw them and and and and I knew he was some and I could work with and sobbed into the library a few times and we've gone out into these communities and we minister to the men and the women there and we brought them food, we bring the medical supplies in the one they just tell us is please help us.

Please help us so Sam and I and and and are other ministry partner of Anza Sylvester. We've joined together American resources and Liberian resource. We pool our resources and our streaks alone me as an American I can't go over there and do and have an impact that I could have without my Liberian resources. If we pool our resources together and we come together and we believe that God has brought us together for this purpose and I say it all the time that I believe that God the fire of God's going to burn the addiction of Liberia, one soul at a time. In Jesus name we form this mystical liberation center and we just got some some incredible programs and some credible plans going on. I'm working with Sam right now and we are at work in the process of a constructive product product product project and we are asked to put on the riff today foot for a men's drug rehabilitation discipleship program tells a bit about how the work is going on with that Sam. Good to know that we put on the roof today is sort discipleship. What is men out of the street. Others symmetry will bring them in this one be free from drugs. First and foremost we can get to know Jesus and the other disciple about the gala tree produce what Google's lack of business to the did not learn something so teach them was to teach them what treatment is also limited what a computer We learned in the disciple about what you've learned to be rehabilitated. Jacob go back and shed a little girl would about us.J in the ghettos and the summitry all the places as a result of the restarting it is to admit it is, is this thought is more about like Michael's that is Goldberger at this automobile one soul out of time and will begin at first men's rehabilitation center will believe that God is many many others point of the bottom a lot because I love your brothers believe that we will eliminate all of this country will go to men out of the eccentric men out of the ghetto bring individual shall disciple had to get disciple did and still is, as something we can learn something you did with your heirs and an end to give you better than citizens tomorrow and likely is because etiquette is grapples with yet is the drivers I want to live in Dallas to an authentic scenic great reports Liberia turnout with those around and go a little you is blessed with his geisha also LIES that will be transformed use you as excited and I will make a difference in his leisure beginning with this please that will start it all on his men's rehabilitation on this so much to do yet because of the beauty of the process is so much we would lobby is really this is something please read it was small so that I would beginning the goals at least 2025 men for the time we were allowed to keep growing God bless is not limited center area is that these men out of the summitry is men out of the ghettos.

God help us, and it will be free from drugs free from drugs below.

Telemetry blowback is decided in zoomable I will be used in Liberia's right. I do not want to say something. Sam also has a Bible college in. We've already altered sons and daughters of donors already sponsored some of the soul goes in the last year of Bible college and working to continue in the second year, and soon will have a four year degree from his Bible school. Would you tell about your Bible school. Sam was who is Lisa's international is most a lot about which ring is not much of a reach out to Kristin's are showing a level going within teaching of basic Bible training discipleship and design discipleship will go all in. Teach was about to be thought also make it I would cute it will bring into almost dual Zulus W rehabilitated. We give them basic Bible training and saws of the dental deliveries as being the business of schools. What is also a number of students about 67 students would include applause at the end of the first part of the program regarding certificate and included a seven out of the program. Robidoux puma soul About his 40th duality, and you will be able to shed a little disciple Bible school process and will watershed and lovable someone desiring to be passed as a vandalism. It is as of the ghost was well and that is something that God is doing wants a lot of time. Dick should be burned out of Liberia souls in the rotunda liberation center is sent out what goal is doing in this nation and this is just someone for me to hear because this is the process that we believe in. This is the process then I went through when I was addicted to drugs and I ended up in prison because I was stealing tooth to pay for my drugs and I headed up I was like I was in prison. Two separate times I've been locked up. Probably seven or eight years because of my drug addiction, but the last time I was locked up, I surrender my life to Jesus Christ. And when I got out of prison I went to one of these drug rehabilitation discipleship homes and I spent my time in that home and I was properly discipled and then after I was properly discipled. I went to Bible college and I earn my bachelors degree in theology and became a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

And now I go on I serve actually involved in prison ministry enema missionary to Liberia, West Africa, and so we believe in this process we know it works. I'm a living testimony that it works in working to take this formula that God is given to us and were going up planet in Liberia. This is the pastor's. He has been doing for years. He dedicated his life to and we just love that the Lord has brought us together and and that that we can do this in help the people of Liberia. We know that thousands of lives are going to be changed in this work of God is. I just want to thank you Pastor Sam for coming on this podcast coming on the show and again if anybody wants to read more about overdoing you can go to also and you can also if you feel led to make a donation to help support this ministry will overdoing there you can do that through PayPal on either one of those websites and we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and will send you a receipt for your tax purposes for your donation and once again on the sale. We believe the fire of God is going to burn the addiction I Liberia one little lead time was the time and you can email yes I think you Pastor Sam. You won't have any parting words or the people listening today I'm so blessed to be able to share what God is doing Liberia and all this is like love your on telephone about three Americans live.

We also wasn't, and I will flag all Anand will run our government is the one that I got connected because to do this better work together and I pray that many of you are listening to me to do your part of what God is doing Liberia help Charlotte wants a lot of time in Jesus name.

All right, brother. I love you Pastor Sam and will be talking soon. Thank you. Now would like to introduce major Sylvester Payne who spent years working with the youth and drug addicted people of Liberia. Hello then to Sylvester how you doing today I'm okay on five Glasgow yeah thank you Jesus.

I just wanted to tell the people that the Lord is brought us together told the story already about how I came to Liberia and how I was introduced to the people called is almost a drug addicted of Liberia. We've already spoken to to Sam Vanunu and he explained how addiction came into Liberia and I told him the story about the first time when I can buy.

You and I set up the church service. The sound system on the edge of the Palm Grove Cemetery. We had church service and the people came out worshiping and praising the Lord. The men and women and young people and just begging us to help them adjust right now. Want to ask you to tell us about your experiences with drugs with the drug addiction problem in Liberia. The Leica was listed with drugs that Bishop available is all a learning issue way people all the royalties getting good day for you to smoothly.

Drugs and the guy was what it comes to been having kids where they bore me to greatly get to it is to be in the lobby. For some of the negative signals of the thigh and by doing this he knew some updated baby, you probably want to dictate drugs and was bye-bye is that the Chemical Being Used Is Dr., Mars have size relative God help them.

Youth kids are dying on the on the on the belief that if you have an experience with compelling point uprightly. We have to dig into each daily tree. And only give breath travel far help with them but I will bless" for a vendor list. McAvoy will can't die yet been a be a real blessing. Deliberation see me that we are possibility to see habits again help achieve their specific duties going to get to a pharmacy and fleeing literally, on the request for themselves, given bid alive. See beyond addiction for the 40 females that will fall somewhere to go up a new class for themselves. Hello yes you would. So what what what vengeance investors, we are at the final stages of completing the liberation center is children safe home and this is going to be able to be a place that we can bring those babies with her born in the ghettos to drug addicted mothers to bring them out of that environment into a safe place. They can be nurtured in love and and as a part of that. If the if the mothers do not get off drugs and Morgan have a home for them were also where in the beginning plans of constructing a we've not begun constructively and had the groundbreaking, yet we have plans in the near future the next couple months to break ground on a women's safe phone which is right there close to the on the same property as the children safe home food for the women, and so we can we can deal with both of them.

The mother and the child and and if the mother will accept treatment and and and and be rehabilitated and discipled. Then we can bring the mother and the child back together at the mother's not going to be able to place those babies into a loving, nurturing Christian home in Liberia and so it's just an incredible thing. The work of God that he is put together and we should be finalizing construction of the children safe home within a month to six weeks.

We believe slight is when you right now.

Do you have any more information they want to share with us about the.

The children safe home for the women's home that will be starting soon yeah but it's aggressive he is already blessed Liberia, because in this fleeing that proof here, for it keeps the hot militant who is 85 people consider them as BAA with so is a blessing is a blessing and let Beulah we really appreciate did not believe that wacko is that the Liberia and we grow in religion itself. We realize the blessings of his children will be up, and neglected a few that with will grow all to be child's warriors of Christ. Yet again, lives with me immediately let you and also the female whom we need a leading media. Also, not all live very few people are running a rehab program for females.

It would be as good. That will be going that direction and will soon be starting the project by degreaser that would let us go for the three will of God, especially for the US Denver thank you for inviting Michael and it's my pleasure yes thank you answer Sylvester in will be in touch and I just thank you so much for joining this podcast until the people from your perspective of what it's like in Liberia and eyes when I think you for your for your service. For these people and I know you love them. I've seen it firsthand and it really especially the children and the women. It is really touched your heart you your wife's heart to to to to be of service to them and to help this people of your country. So I just thank you so much and and I'll talk to you soon you think you think you do consumers want to thank everyone who is listen to this podcast and tell you that if you feel led to be a part of this wonderful ministry you can do so by visiting our websites and donating online or sending a check to the address on the website again only do the website is or WW W.liberation center We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation will send you a receipt for tax purposes through donation. We believe the fire of God's going to burn the addiction I Liberia, one soul at a time. In Jesus name heard from Pastor Sam innovator Sylvester. These two men are champions in Liberia for this forgotten right away people and were there for them and I joined them because they are like how I used to be when I was addicted to drugs I was considered someone who they thought would never ever be anything but a drug addict or criminal everybody that knew me had lost hope. They said all you to be a drug addict forever because I told him so many times that I've never used drugs again and I continued to use drugs over and over and over again. So nobody wanted to be around me I heard too many people I stole from them, and nobody would believe a word that came out of my mouth. But God change me that day in prison when I give my life to him and God will change the people, and God is made me a champion for him.

I am an ambassador for Christ, disciple of Jesus Christ.

He took this drug addicted crackhead crack cocaine addict for 25 years and everybody had lost hope. And he turned them into an evangelist for the drug addicted population in Liberia, West Africa, and preaching in the prisons all over Texas and and so if you can do that for me. There's nothing I did. I promise you only thing I did was surrender my life to him and became an empty vessel, let him fill me and I said yes to God. I will serve you the rest of the days of my life and that's what I do. I'm going to leave you with this vision that the Lord is giving me for Liberia. This is the vision of the ministry we have in Liberia.

The vision of sons and daughters of thunder liberation center is to take the drug addict wherever he or she is and bring them out of the ghettos cemeteries in addiction and have them become new creations in Jesus Christ as his disciples and witnesses to the end of the earth, just like the Lord did with me, Jesus took me my brokenness as I surrendered my life to him on a prison shop floor. I begged Jesus that if he would save me that I would serve him rest of the days of my life I traded my old addicted life to drugs and for a new life as his disciple in witness. This is the vision the Lord is given me every so going Liberia become a fearless disciple of Jesus Christ and serve him the rest of the days of their lives in only a believer, spreading the gospel for the salvation of souls, then for the new disciples to go back into the ghettos, cemeteries, and help pull their friends out as well until all the ghettos cemeteries in Liberia are emptied out in Jesus name in the building on Center Street at the edge of the cemetery where the soul is live and do drugs is torn down and a liberation sinner is built in its place. I prophesy so those will be born again. They will become sons and daughters of thunder and it will form a mighty and powerful spiritual army. The rises up and takes the battle of the Yemenis stronghold defeating the enemy and taking back everything Everest over them.

In Jesus name old dry bones come alive. Ezekiel 37, 13 to 14 then you shall know that I am the Lord when I opened up your graves all my people, and brought you up from your grave. I will put my Spirit in you and you shall live and I'll place you in your own land, and you shall know that I the Lord have spoken it and performed it says the Lord. This vision for my. This is the vision for all of us and it's just happening in Liberia is happening all of the United States, but this is the place where the Lord has called us to serve Petra Sam Sylvester and myself to serve this, the mission he has for library with him and I hope the testing does.

In your soul help the people the least.

The movable population in West Africa is open and the children are being born. So I just leave you with this. Thank you so much for listening to podcasts. May the Lord bless you and all the Jesus name.

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