On the streets of Monrovia, you will see the blind begging for food. Their children lead them. They will go to the windows of cars, hoping someone will show pity on them. They are hungry and desperate.
For sometime now, Daniel Coleman, our Director for Mercy Ministry has been asking if we could please do something to help the blind and their children. Could we bring them rice and soup mix? Could we help their children get to school? On October the 4th we took a leap of faith, and started our first outreach to the blind and their families. They were so grateful! They were so touched!
” I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…. whatever you did for one of the least of these … you did it for Me … words of Jesus
Provision of Hope’s Farm is beginning to harvest vegetables. We had a beautiful crop of cucumbers, enough to sell some at the market. Next we will be harvesting tomatoes, peppers, egg plant and cassava. It all takes time. We are so pleased at the progress!
Please join us in prayer! We are believing for miracles!
TELL CUMMINGS was taken to the JFK hospital and diagnosed with Hepatitis B. He is one of Eric and Kamah’s children. He has had treatment and today he can come home if his medical bills are paid. They will need our help for this. In Liberia they will keep you in the hospital until the bills get paid. PRAY for Tell. He needs a healing miracle to recover and be the strong boy we know him to be.
Ma Esther was rushed to the ELWA hospital on September 14, to find out she had a brain hemorrhage. Thank God this did not happen at her home with the children, but rather at her missionary son’s house ( Emmanuel Davis) where they were having a family meeting. Emmanuel rushed her to the hospital immediately. This left her with numbness and inability to walk and talk. Each day at ELWA she was improving and soon discharged. Praise God for answering prayers to this point and for all who have been praying!! Please keep on praying! Ma Esther has a very supportive family who is taking very good care of her and they always have someone by her side. From ELWA she was taken to a health clinic for physio therapy. Each day she is able to move her limbs more and talk more clearly. Pray too for the children. They are taking this very hard. There are caregivers in the home. We still have Kuo our cook and Ma Esther’s helper as well as Lemuel the children’s tutor and help for the shop. Lucy Wolo just informed me that she is there too, helping with the children. She grew up in Ma Esther’s home and is the mother of David.
Congratulations to Emmanuel Bougar who graduated with a BA in Theology at the AMEZU university! Your dream has come true! We are all so proud of you! You are a real help to the Word of Faith Bible Church. God bless you as you continue to serve. It is such a joy to see our youth reach their goals!
We have six GRADE 12 GRADS that we want to recognize for studying hard and doing well in school this year.
Congratulations go out to Christiana Lemu Davis, Felecia Dapae, Rachel Smith, Denise Lovetee Keamue, Sunday Dunbar and Felecia Dyega.
We are so proud of you! May God provide for you as you plan for your future. We are here to cheer you on.
Several students are still needing school fees.
Our staff have been very busy collecting report cards and registering over one hundred students to school. It’s often hard to decide where to draw the line, when so many are too poor to pay for their children’s schooling, especially our single mothers. If you know of anyone who is interested in sponsoring a child to school, we would love to hear from you.
So far we have not said yes to these ones. I decided to do a blog post and see if we get anyone interested in funding one of these children to school for this year or even a smaller donation towards a child’s schooling.
Andrew and Rose Wallace have 8 children they raise. Each one has their own story of how they lost their parents or their mother is too sick to raise them. Four of these children still need funds to go to school.
The average cost to register a student to school and pay their tuition for one year is $ 300. The cost does vary from school to school. Besides the tuition is the school costs of shoes, uniforms, book bags, copy books and pens. We allow $ 60 per child for school needs.
Children are so excited to be getting new Bibles.
We are so thrilled that the Liberian Bible Society is selling us children’s bibles for a low cost of $ 15 USD a set! Our children treasure these bibles. Most children do not have access to books. These Bibles will help build their faith as well as their reading skills. The older children can read to their families. Often a mother is illiterate, and cannot read. We hope to buy more and more bibles to distribute to our kids.
FAITH HINNEH graduated on June 28th with a BSCN from CUTTINGTON UNIVERSITY! She graduated with a 3.74 GPA!! ” Well done Faith!”
Words cannot express how very proud we are of her great achievement. Faith worked hard and stayed focused on her studies. Today she stands tall and is confident that GIRLS IN LIBERIA CAN REACH THEIR DREAMS TOO! What a role model for our girls.
” When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” Michelle Obama
Faith would like to thank her sponsors who made this day possible. Faith comes from a family who would not have had the means to fund her schooling. They did well in providing her housing and food during all these years.” Thank you Mike and Bindu Hinneh for all you did, it was a big help! Thank you for raising Faith to know God and believe that nothing is too hard for Him!”
Rose Doley Wallace Congratulations!! Well done!!
Rose Doley Wallace graduated this month from the Tubman University in Maryland. She was given the Florence Nightingale Award, A Certificate of Honor for “best exemplifying caring in nursing situations and living the philosophy of the Department of Nursing including Competence, Commitment, and Confidence.” This is no small award! Rose you are my hero today!! Friends I know her story. Rose has had a very traumatic journey. It’s private and it’s her story, but I will say this. To come through as she has takes more courage than most of us would have! We are so proud of you!!
“If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” African Proverb
“We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.” Drew Fuast