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purpose, in

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missions?

Your own explanation In some d^ail might be influential in leading others into full-time service. (Use extra sheets if
you need more space):

Describe briefly in outline form the nature of your daily duties on the field:

Which of the following terms most nearly describes your missionary status?
Evangelist
Bible College Teacher
Bible Reader
Public School Teacher.
Homemaker

ministry

Doctor

Nurse

Christian Service Camp

Radio follow-up
Maintenance

mission equipment
Correspondence Courses
Evangelism
Name other:

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Production of Bible

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Serving with Pioneer Bible Translators

Karen Wilhoit

Karen Wilhoit

Serving in
Guinea
West Africa

Birthday: March 2
Addresses:
Field: Karen Wilhoit

c/o A.P.E.
B.P. 438

Conackry, Guinea
West Africa (Afrique de Touest)
Forwarding Agent:
Ron and Patti Oakes

12051 Cato Drive

Florissant, Missouri 63033

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PRAYER COVENANT FOR THE SUSU PEOPLE
PLEASE JOIN MF. IN PRAYER DAILY

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Background InformatIon:

There are estimated to be around 1 million people in West Africa who speak the
Susu language. It is primarily spoker in the country of Guinea by 600,000 Susu

people. Some also are able to speak and read French, especially In and around
the capital city of Connckry in Guinea.

Most cannot read Susu. since It is

primarily an unwritten language.

The Susu people are Muslim,

They follow the teachings of Mohammed, who began

a movement among the Arab peoples in tre 7th century after Christ which included

religious revival and ritual to the Cod of Abraham and Ishmnel, the father of

the Arab peoples. It is estimated that one fifth of the world's poplulation now \ j

practice Islam as a religion, and It continues to spread rapidly in many parts

of the world, including the United States.

Host of North Africa Is now Husllm.

'

It Is estimated that 70* of the world's Muslims practice a type of Isalm called
Polk Islam in which they blen<l the values and rituals of Islam with their
animistic or traditional religious practices. This is the type of Islam found
in much of West Africa, including Guinea and the Susu people. Because of this
there is a spiritual vacuum, both from the religious rigidity of Islam and tlie
unmet spiritiia! needs which drive tliHse people to still practice their own
traditional belief systems.

In tiie Spring of 1389 Pioneer Bible Tnnslators sent a team for the first time
to work among tiie Susu.

Their goal ir. to eventually translate tlie Bible into

Susu anri teach the Susu people to read tiieir language by training teacliers and
producing materials. Including scripture.

Through this work and the daily

Christian witness it is our hope that Susu people will come to know the saving
work of .Jesus Christ and emtirace new l ife and frecdnm in Christ.

Guinea-

y Kdrtdya

Mali

WiCCBII

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TfliBtU.

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Kouroussa
.Kankan

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Kindia

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Caoao
Kerouan,
Allanilo
Ooean

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Kissidougou

Sierra
Frtttos

Leone

Guinea

Nzerekors

Coast

tot) km
too ma/

Liberia^

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Tunisia
Horoooo

Algtpia
Libya

U.Sahai^a

Cape

Mauritania

iJe^ndie
"

Egypt

Mali

Niger

Senegal

Chad

Sudan

Burkina

The Ganbia
Guin.-Bissau

Faso

Sierra Leone
Liberia

Djibouti

luoru o|

Coa^ g ?

Ethiopia
C.A.R.

Cai%e-

Sonalia

roon

God's vision for

Christ.

the

world can only be

fulfilled

through

the whole Body of

Therefore, the whole Body^aust pursue that vision together.

the task of reaching the Susu, and any ottier people group,

Because

is the task of the

church, we must prayer together in a united effort that these people will be nade
ready to hear and respond to the Gospel aiiJ that the task can be finished.

Paul tells us In Gphcsians 6:12 that. "Our struggle is not against flesh and
blood, but against the rulers, agalsnt the authorities, against powers of thla
dark world and against the spiritual forcen of evil in the heavenly realw." We
nust pray that Christ will have victory over the hearts of the Susu people and
over the spiritual kingdoms of the earth as well as the physical.
Please Pray:

1.

Pray for the Susu people that God would awaken their hearts to the truths

of the Gospel.

2.

Pray for Brad and Estel Willlts and their family,

translators who are

presently living In the village of Wonklfong In Guinea, for tlie spiritual and
piiysical struggles they confront every day.

Pray that

they learn the language

and their Christian witness will be seen liy the people.

3.

Pray for Jackie Wlllits and her medical ministry to the people.

4.
Pray for the continued freedoms Missionaries have in the country to
evangelize. Pray for continued tolerance of Christians by Muslins.
5.

Pray for Mange, the newly elected leader of youth culture in Wonklnfong. who

will be a key person in tlie llleracy program.

Pray for a successful literacy

effort, that people will learn to read, and that Susu people will be culled who
will commit to being teachers.

6. Pray for El HadJ Hnmo, the second Imam, or religious leader of the village,
who has befriended the Willits.
Pray that his heart will be softened as he
learns about the scriptures.

7. Pray for the families like those of Ousmanti Sila and El HadJ Bangora who live
near the Wlllits and are exposed to their Christian witness every day.
8. Pray for a small group of Christians among the Susu who were evanglized many
years ago by the Anglican Church. Pray for their spiritual revival and that they
nay actively share their faith.

9.

Pray that other missionaries will be able to Join the effort among the Susu

and among other people groups in Guinea.

(Jan. 25, 1991 by WM)


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Karen Vilhoit

dcpgrtWiPC

m^99l\or Guinea, Vest Africaj


Karen's deep desire to work

s report
on th e

mission

iield started at an early age.and- sho

maintained that drive and desire^ Now

she is

in the process of fulfilling her!childhood


dream.

Karen's parents, other missionaries

including her aunt: Janice(Mrs.

Ro adal)

Smith and her brother^Jeff Wilhoit^hav e


been guiding influences.

Karen served

July-August, 1984 internship in Papua

all

!^ew

Buinea where her brother^Jeff^ now serves.


Karen did a Harch-May, 1990 short-term

Literacj^ Hission with Pioneer Bihle Translators:


Brad and Estel Willits. ._This led to her plans

for service with PBT tea^^ in Guiiiea(No t Papua


New Guinea). Willits work with the Sus u
language and culture.

..

There are ian estimated

600,000 to one million in this Isinguag0


speaking group.

French is the officia1

language there in public schools,; busihess


sind government.

So, Karen is learning French

and when the Willits take their ^^rlou


Karen hopes to go to France to study F cench.

Karen plans her first furlough iii 1994


Karen Elaine Wilhoit was born March 2,

1Q6S at Bellflower. Cal. to the late Cnarles

cn^

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Tracy Wilhoit sind Mrs. CatherineLH. P^derer

Wilhoit. Tracy & Cathy were **^issiona3!|ico.. c.


ia-Barbados,

indies at least one

ternu

Catherine now serves as Professor at S t.

Louis Christian College, Floriss^t, i'. o.

and forwarding agent for her sonjJeff.

Karen

^-did-high school in. throo yoaro at Ploiissant,


Ko. whejro r.hc wan graduated, in 1983

She studied

part-ti^o and later full tiTnc^iniSt. louis


ci/v\dL
^
Christian College where oho received e( Nursing
A.D. degree in 1987*

She wont oho yoor-%e-

Johnson Bible College, Knoxvillei Tenr.'whcrcr


-efee received the B.S. degree in Bible/Nursing,

She heed- one and a^half years-ia the Ui]iversity


of Texas, Arlington, Texas .studying ill
Karen's work will be: pieparing

literacy materials, training nationalq in


literacy, assisting with Bible translation

for hhe Susu speaking people-

The elc.ers and

leaders of: Lakeside Christian Church,

Springfield, 111. and Halls Perry Christian


Church, Florissant, Mo. highly recommend

Karen for missionary work.

Kareh sti]1

needs $166.00 per month to complete her


$706.00 living-link budget.

Her; one-time

expenses total $11,584.00. and oaj Janu3py-4^


1991 $88Vl,88 was needed to compiLcto 1ha:t

nhould be maae pa;fab1 e to;

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Pioneer Bible Translators for Ka^en V^lhoit


I

and sent to her forwarding agentfe: Rod and

Patti Oakes, 12051 Cato Drive, PiorisE ant,

Me 63035 phone(31^)839-^75^-

Her field address is: Karen Wilhoit,

c/o A.P.P., B.P. 438, Conackry, (^ine


West Afriica.

The End

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( I Just called the FA and Karen;is Ho t yet gpne. i A bit '"oi e

(is needed and the papers are Not Yet in hand.


(will be her departure date-

Watch! !

Sd, likely Jebruary

I knew this gal's M

( and her Grand-Fahher, Dale Wilhoit v erywell.

Ttoney

Good guys! !)

Dad

2 2 1991
Karen Wilhoit

serving with
Pioneer Bible Translators

Update Jan 1991


Dear Friends.

Several weeks ago I received word from the Brad Willits family in
Guinea. They are ready and eager for me to return to Guinea, but there are
some more details that need to be worked out before I actually leave.

They

are in the process of getting official consent for my return from various
other missions and Africans whom we will be working with, so that when I

return these key individuals will know why I am there and what work we plan to
do.

The Willits are also making arrangements for my long-term work visas so

that I will know how long I will be allowed to stay. Although this process is
slow, it is very necessary for good working relationships and trust to be
established.

So in the meantime I continue to work. wait, pray and prepare for my

departure, and trust that everyting will happen in God's time.


I am still in need of more financial support before I leave as well.

My

remaining needs are:


$
166.00 monthly
$ 8.814.00 one-time gifts

Financial reports for 1990 and the 1991 budget are available upon request if
you have not already recieved one. If you are already a monthly supporter,
please continue to send the monthly gifts, as these will apply toward the one
time expenses.

Prayer concerns:

Please pray...

1. That the remaining funds will be raised

2. That the Willlt's efforts in Guinea in planning my return will be in God's


hands

3. That mall will get to and from Guinea without any delays

4. That God will continue to prepare the heart's of the Susu for His Word
I pray that you will know God's love more deeply in this new year !
In Service to Him.

Forewarding Agents;
Ron and Patti Oakes
12051 Cato Drive
Florissant. Mo 63033

1990 Financial Report for Karen Hilhoit

1991 Budget for Karen Wllhoit

Beginning Balance

Monthly expenses:

1990 Receipts

583.42

10.272.92

Interest

2.86

Personal:

Subtotal

$10,859.20

1990 Expenses

- 8.090.08

Food

Ending Balance

$ 2.769.12

Personal.unexpected
Wages, domestic

$ 100.00
100.00
20.00

Social Security

1990 Receipts

50.00

Retirement

100.00

$ 370.00

Gifts from 22 Individuals

Bond County Christian Fellowship


Mission:

First Christian Church Collinsville

Halls Perry Christian Church


Postage
Printing

Lakeside Christian Church

Old Ripley Church of Christ


Prairie States Christian Camp
Rock Garden Christian Camp
St. Louis Christian College

S.OO

Office supplies

$10,272.92

1990 Expenses

Hinistry

15.00
15.00

Telephone.

20.00

Medical

80.00

Rent

40.00

Vehicle maintenance

10.00

Vehicle fuel

40.00

Return flight home

40.00

Team Hinistry

71.00

$ 336.00

Office supplies

470.32

Professional
Promotional

$ 706.00

83.41

Printing

56.10

Phone

Banking

One Time Expenses for setting np Initial living and Mork situation

20.20
329.00

House building

3.115.38

5.000.00 minimum

Transportation

67.06

Refrigerator

800.00 minimum

Equipment/Supplies

78.00

Stove

100.OO minimum

Various furniture pieces

300.00 minimum

Postage

Team Ministry

202.32

Solar panel/or electric

1.027.29
$6,264.09

converter sytem/battery
Mosquito net

Personal

Salary

Total Commitments 1-4-91


$ 540.00
Remainder to be raised:
$ 166.00

265.27

Health Insurance
Overseas Travel

Total

549.74

200.00
40.00

Elecrlc fan

42.00

Electric Iron

17.00

394.65

"Computer and Printer

Student Loan

201.40

Social Security

450.00

Software and supplies

Emergency Medical

779.94

One-way airline ticket


Moving costs

$1.825.99
$8,090.08

Visa and visa service

Total

3.000.00

500.00
1,300.00
200.00
85.00

S 11.584.00

Total balance as of 1-4-90


$2769.12
Remainder to be raised:

..$8814,88

Wilhoit To Guinea
Karen

Wilhoit

left for Guinea, West

Africa recently. Karen's


desire to work on the

Karen Elaine Wilhoit was bom March 2, 1965 in

mission field started at

Bellflower, CA to the late Charles T. Wilhoit and Mrs.

an early age. Now, she is


in the process of fulfilling

Catherine H. Federer Wilhoit.

her

and is forwarding agent for her son, Jeff.

childhood

dream.

Karen's parents, other


missionaries, including
her avmt (Mrs. Janice
Smith) and her brother,
Jeff Wilhoit, have all
been guiding influences.
Karen served a
Karen Wilhoit

July-August 1984 intern


ship in Papua New
Guinea

where

her

brother, Jeff, now serves.


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So, Karen is learning French and when the Willitses take


their furlough, Karen hopes to go to France to study French.
Her first furlough will be in 1994.

Karen did a March-May 1990 short-term Literacy Mission


with Pioneer Bible Translators, Brad and Estell
Willits. This led to her plans for service with the PET
Tesun in Guinea (not Papua New Guinea).
The Willitses work with the Susu language and
culture. There are an estimated 600,000 to one million in
this language speaking group. French is the official
language in the public schools, business and government.

Catherine now serves as

professor at St. Louis Christian College, Florissant, MO


Karen graduated from high school in Florissant,
MO in 1983. She studied in St. Louis Christian College and
received a Nursing A.D. degree in 1987. She attended
Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, TN for one year and
received the B.S. degree in Bible/Nursing. She studied lin
guistics for one and one-half years at the University of
Texas in Arlington, TX.
Karen's work will be to prepare literacy materials,
train nationals in literacy, and assist with Bible translation
for the Susu sp>eaking people. The elders and leaders of
Lakeside Christian Church, Springfield, XL and Halls Ferry
Christian Church in Florissant, MO highly recommend
Karen for missionary work.
All funds to assist ICaren should be made payable
to Pioneer Bible Translators and sent to her forwarding
agents - Ron & F>atti Oakes, 12051 Cato Drive,
Florissant, MO 63033, phone 314-830^754.

Her field address is: Karen Wilhoit,(^o Af-E., C 37)


B.P. 438, Conackry, Guinea, West Africa17