SUDDENLY, in a humble little room, on the BUDUBURAM REFUGEE CAMP, the PRESENCE OF GOD came so strong …. and we “all” knew we had been touched!!!
BERNICE WILLIAMS and LEONA WLEH with daughter SUCCESS that night in January 2009.
It all started when we began to PRAY and ASK God to come and bless these dear Single Mothers.
We could all feel the Power of God in the room, that night. Wow!!! Carol Jones, from Kelowna, BC was there with us praying.
We stood up to leave, and go back to our Hotel across from the camp, when Leona began to share the vision God was giving to her. “God is giving me a vision, to start a PRAYER GROUP!!!” Her face was glowing as she spoke about this revelation!!
Immediately these girls began to gather with other single mothers, and very soon they grew from 5 to 24 single mothers and children who would come out to gather in an open field, at THE PRAYER TOWER. They had only one purpose and that was TO FIND GOD!!
They remind me of the song TAKE YOUR CANDLE GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhUVHmt6BHs
Today when they gather they are close to 60 in number. This Friday night they will spend all night in prayer. The children come too. We have watched how they pray!! They learn from their mothers.
These are women from various churches, all reaching out in unity to SEEK THE FACE OF GOD AND PRAY. Is it any wonder God comes to touch them? It is always the desperate who find God!
These single mothers all have tragic stories of how they survived the 14 yrs. of civil war in Liberia. They have experienced one trauma after another, in their flight to seek asylum in Ghana at this Refugee Camp. They have suffered much. Many have been raped, or suffered some kind of abuse before reaching their final destination. The refugee camp is hard! Exceptionally hard! No human being should have to live here in these horrendous conditions.
There are open sewers right next to houses.
Garbage is thrown everywhere.
Flies are buzzing on the open sewers.
Diseases are fast spreading.
Many are hungry.
They pay for their drinking water, and their bath water.
They keep CRYING OUT
REMEMBER US LORD GOD REMEMBER US!!!
Psalms 12:5 in The Message is a passage I love!
“In the hovels of the poor, into the dark streets where the homeless groan
God speaks: I’ve had enough, I’M ON MY WAY TO HEAL THE ACHE IN THE HEART OF THE WRETCHED.”
PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME… FOR THOSE LEFT IN THE HOVELS OF THE BUDUBURAM CAMP… that God would come
and Heal the Ache in their hearts, and let them know, THEY HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN.