Bringing Christmas to the Least of These

Dear Friends and Partners,

My heart is stirred once again to be a voice for the poor in Liberia, West Africa. These are the  people I have given my life to since first seeing the poverty in 2003. Please pray as we go back this coming January.  This year Tim Moores of Edmonton, Karen Aerssen, of Chatham, & Carol Jones of Kelowna are coming with me!

See our new blog for more details and stay up-to-date on this 2009 trip.

My Prayer this Christmas is that we can bring HOPE to “the least of these”

Ma Demowa with her grandchild Bindu

Ma Demowa with her grandchild Bindu

Esther David

Esther David

In the first photo below, Ma Demowa, a widow, stands with her little grandchild Bindu, after they lost all to a house fire last week. They had little. Now they have nothing. Grandma came running to Provision of Hope Director, Aaron Paul, crying “Papee, my papee, we have lost all in the fire!” Bindu longs to go to school, but there have been no funds. Her mother is blind, and she has no dad.

Esther David, lost her mother at 6 yrs. old and has just recently been put in one of our Hope Homes.

Jonathon Luwis lost his parents in the war, and is in need of some new clothes. Shoes too.

Jonathon Luwis

Jonathon Luwis

Patrick, 15yrs. old with Mother Melvina and little 4 yr. old sister Gifty just returned to Liberia from the refugee camp in Ghana. They need a place to live.

Refugees Patrick and his Mother arrive home in Liberia

Refugees Patrick and his Mother arrive home in Liberia

I decided I would write a letter to everyone who has a heart for the orphans, widows and refugees of Liberia, ….a country EXTREMELY devastated by 14 yrs. of civil war. I will do whatever I can to PROVIDE FOR THESE HOPELESS ONES…especially the SUFFERING CHILDREN + ELDERLY WIDOWS!

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Perhaps one of these ideas is for you……

_____ Put Little Bindu to School 100.00 or another poor child or orphan

_____ Buy a bag of rice for a widow or a poor family 35.00

_____ Buy a pair of shoes 15.00 for a small child 20.00 for older children/youth

_____ Help Patrick’s mother to find a new place plus house hold items. Any amount will help.

_____ Buy new clothes for one of our highschool or college students. We house 24 students. These boys lost their parents in the war. We hope to give 50.00 per student for clothes.

_____ Buy a gift for one of our orphan children in our Hope Homes 20.00 New clothes, shoes

_____ Help to buy chickens or a bag of rice for Christmas Dinner in a Hope Home 50.00

_____ Help to save a life by giving for medical needs 30.00 can save a life. Statistics tell us more than 30,000 children die daily from preventable diseases as common as pneumonia, diarrhea, typhoid, malaria. I believe that.

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” John Wooden

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You can donate by credit card if you wish by phoning 250-454-9456

Or…

In Canadaplease return this portion with your donation

and Make your cheque payable to:

 

Hope For The Nations ( for Canadian tax receipt)

Mail to:
101-1865 Dilworth Dr. Suite 342 Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1
C/O Provision of Hope

Name:_____________________________ Phone Number: __________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

Email: ______________________________________________________________________

I would like to donate to a specific need _______________________________________

Use where needed most ______                     Amount donated $____________

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In the US please send your donations to:

Wordsower International (for USA tax receipt)

Mail to:
P.O. Box 3215 Nampa, ID 83653
C/O Provision of Hope

Name:_____________________________ Phone Number: __________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

Email: ______________________________________________________________________

I would like to donate to a specific need _______________________________________

Use where needed most ______                     Amount donated $____________

Tax receipts will be mailed early 2009

Have a BLESSED & JOYOUS CHRISTMAS!!

from Karen Barkman