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
Provision of Hope’s Organic Agriculture Trainers are thrilled to have our own farm land!
This is a dream come true for Kelvin Taweh who is standing beside one of the corner posts on our 2 acre property in Fendell, near Mt. Barclay. Both Kelvin and Joseph Sackie went to Kenya in 2013 to take Organic Agricultural Training through Organics 4 Orphans now called Thrive. They came back to Liberia in 2014 passionate to start training farmers at home. They have been diligently working in various communities since then! Year after year they would ask when we could set up our own demonstration garden, so the farmers they train, could see first hand what we have been showing them through power point workshops. Have a look at their work and progress Organic Farming Grows Health in Liberia.
Thank you again for those who donated so we could buy this land!!
Others donated to help us buy seeds and tools and help us pay our local workers. We will keep updating you on this project from time to time to show you our progress.
Another sad story!
It is always a sad day when a young mother dies, It is even more sad when she dies needlessly at the hands of medical malpractice. Far too many times this is happening in Liberia. Blessing was only 21. She had a C-section which was probably not even needed. Those with her said, Baby Jeremiah was already visible when the C-section began. The rural clinic kept Blessing for weeks after her delivery. She developed postpartum sepsis. Her pain was intolerable. Blessing often didn’t have the strength to feed Jeremiah. By the time Blessing was rescued from the hands of this substandard clinic, her infection was out of control. As soon as staff at Provision of Hope were notified, they rushed her to the ELWA hospital by taxi. We have few ambulances so that was not possible. ELWA did a surgical repair of the stitches. They found instruments left inside, The surgery was successful, but during the night Blessing died.
Provision of Hope plans to continue supplying their formula. A case of 12 tins lasts for over a month and a half. The cost is $ 65 US. Christian is in Kindergarten. We are trusting for funds to continue his schooling.
Thank you to Felecia Wiebe ( our Liberian daughter) who notified us of this extreme need and for raising the money to get Blessing’s body released from the hospital for burial. Thank you to all these donors. All hospital bills need to be paid before they release the body. Thank God Blessing could have an honorable funeral. Thank you to Daniel Zulu who is a neighbor to the Reeves’ family and helps tremendously! Thank you to those who have already donated and to anyone who might wish to help us continue this work.
This story is only one example of the many stories we could be posting. God is faithful to provide through our generous donors!
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ words of Jesus in Matt 25:40
God Bless you!
” Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”