EMMANUEL GIBSON CONGRATULATIONS! WELL DONE!!
THIS IS WHERE WE MET EMMANUEL
You may remember the post of Otis Jallah, the young 12 yr. old boy who picks up garbage in the community, to help feed his family. Click here to see WILL SOMEONE HELP A 12 YR. OLD BOY?
Thank you to the person who donated for Otis to get his new wheelbarrow, gloves, boots etc. What a big help!
Daniel Coleman just reported that he still sees Otis consistently working. He is always doing his job and helping to feed his big family.
Today Daniel asked if we could possibly put Otis to school. He could be in grade 3 but there is no money. I am asking myself, Can we help one more? We have already registered well over 100, and we have school supplies to go yet. Every child needs $ 60 USD for their uniform $ 20, Book bag $ 20, Shoes $ 15, Copy books & Pens $ 5. Plus their PE outfit $ 25. That’s over $ 6,000!! My faith kicked in again, and I am going for one more starfish on the beach!!! This one really is a STAR!! See the STARFISH STORY
I decided I would do a blog post, and if someone decides to help Otis to school, we will take on one more student. The immediate cost to register him and pay his first installment would be $ 125 USD ( including PE Uniform) plus $ 60 for his school supplies. We keep a close supervision on students, always getting their report cards, and school payment receipts. Our staff goes directly to the school, to do the payment. Otis could attend the Joy Foundation International School System in his community.
Today, I hope to bring Daniel Coleman good news! He is our Mercy Ministry Director with a heart full of compassion for the less privileged children like Otis. He was raised in an orphanage, and carries the heart of Jesus for widows and orphans.
Daniel Coleman is like a big brother to this young boy. He is a real encourager to Otis and his family!
Click here to read about Daniel Coleman ORPHAN CHILD NOW STUDIES CRIMINAL LAW
See Daniel Coleman’s Graduation with his degree CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL COLEMAN
Daniel is the Director of Mat to Mattress where we do a room makeover for our widows. They go from the cold, hard floor to a nice comfortable bed, with a quality mattress. Have a look at OPERATION MAT TO MATTRESS IS STILL GOING STRONG
I thank God for our staff in Liberia. Malcolm Harris is our Chief Country Director, Daniel Keamue is our Accountant, and Daniel Coleman is our Director for Mercy Ministries. They are all men of integrity, who have been with us for many years. This year it is 15 yrs. that I have been working in this field. Today I am so grateful for the privilege of walking with Jesus among the poor. He’s very easy to find here in the hearts of these precious people!
To donate to Otis Jallah’s school fund Click here ….. DONATE
Liberia is buzzing with excitement as many of our students are graduating!! We encourage our parents to pay the small fees required for the children to participate in these celebration events. This encourages the children to focus and to be proud of their accomplishments. It builds their confidence and shows them they are valued! Every child deserves to be recognized for their achievements. Well done students!!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!
Eric and Kamah had a party with all their children, honoring those who graduated!!!
Many of the schools have GALA DAYS!! These are festive days where the students enjoy participating in special events, like sports, bands, and dances.
Every year in August we have so many students who are hoping to go to school. Bernice Roy lives with Eric and Kamah in one of our sponsored Children’s Homes. She does not have to worry about school fees, they are provided! We have others waiting to see if they will get this privilege. They are hoping and praying!
Hope would be in Gr. 5 if there was someone to help her to school. Jefferson would be in Gr. 7.
All these students will be sponsored to school this year, except for Hope and Jefferson, unless we have some one to sponsor them. Schools in Liberia vary in price. The approximate cost for one student to attend school for one year is $ 250 to $ 300 USD. In Liberia each student needs to pay for black shoes $ 10 – $ 15, uniforms $ 10 – $ 15, book bags $ 10 and copy books and pens $ 5
This year we will put as many children to school as we have funding for. Last school year we put 148 students to school. Here is our financial breakdown. Our total education costs for the year were $ 55,967.60
4 Children’s Homes have 60 children. Cost $ 16,386.32 Average Cost per student $ 273.10 USD per year.
64 Children in our Foster Care Homes and others from poor homes. Cost $ 17,612.83 Average Cost per student $ 275.20 USD per year
8 Grade 12 Grads Cost $ 2,097.78 USD
13 University Students $ 19,413.48 USD Average Cost per year $ 1,493.35 USD
Any donation towards our Education fund is most appreciated.
To Donate click here for details DONATE
We are celebrating with our children Favor Kiepea and Alvin Sherman on their Graduation Day! They have both passed from kindergarten to Grade 1! In Liberia this is a cap and gown ceremony! Many special guests come to celebrate this day!
We will be registering close to 150 students to school next month. We have several thousand to raise yet before August. God help us, keep our children in school! We know that education makes a way out of poverty. We see that in our university and college graduates. Education opens the door to opportunities.
Thank you donors! Thank you sponsors of Favor and Alvin! Look at what you are doing for these kids!
For the sake of the children,
What an amazing night we had on May 10th in Mitchell, Manitoba!! Thank you to everyone who participated in making this evening an outstanding success! What a generous community of people coming together to help others in Liberia, West Africa!
We are so grateful to Granny’s Poultry for donating the chicken again this year! Pastor Rob Martens from the Mitchell Gospel church was our MC. You did a great job! Thank you and your church for partnering with us for the past 10 plus years! You are a small church with a far reach! Rachel Siemens came out and covered our event so well, on Steinbach on Line! Elaine Peters had 40 volunteers who cheerfully came out to serve. Does anyone ever say no to you Elaine? Probably not. I love how you live by example! There are so many people we could thank individually and of course all who gave so generously!
Thank you to Principal Joe Thiessen and Vice Principal John Terrick for allowing your students to think outside the box and for introducing them to global development at such early ages. You are raising up students who will be world changers at home in their local communities and world wide! Your staff is remarkable! Six of your teachers sponsor children. Other families and students in your school also sponsor our children. Treats and Treasures has raised many dollars over the years for Provision of Hope! Thank you Elaine Peters for being our MB Rep and Advocate!
Treats and Treasures is a Giant Garage Sale put on by the K-4 students. They bring baked treats and all kinds of personal items to sell. Everyone gets to shop! Gr 4 students are the vendors and look after the money. What a great idea Mitchell Elementary!!
Thank you South East Manitoba for being a BIG PART of this work!
God Bless you!!
Expect an entertaining evening with ISLAND BREEZE and GOOD FOOD!!! Granny’s Poultry is donating the chicken. Karen Sawatzky has another great menu planned. This is a WORTHY CAUSE all for the sake of CHILDREN AT RISK, IN LIBERIA, WEST AFRICA. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!! We are expecting a SELL OUT!!
HELP CHILDREN AT RISK
ONE CHILD AT A TIME
MAY 10, 2017
MITCHELL SENIORS CENTRE
SEATING – 6:00 pm
DINNER – 6:30 pm
ENTERTAINMENT: ISLAND BREEZE
Contact Elaine Peters at 204 371-0731 for tickets
or pay on line – specify “Tickets”
Go to our website – Click here DONATE
PLEASE NOTE we are not having our annual WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES in Steinbach this year. We had our 10th walk last year and our fundraising committee decided we would rather have a dinner. This is a better venue to show our updated projects and account to donors the value of their giving.
Every year we fund close to 150 children to school in Liberia. These children would not have the means to pay for their schooling. They are poor or orphaned. There are no free schools in Liberia. Every child must pay, even for shoes and a uniform. If we are going to shift from poverty to sustainability it will require education. I agree with Nelson Mandela when he says ” Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
Please invite others to this event!
For more information contact
Elaine Peters – Elainepeters10@gmail.com 204 371-0731
Karen Barkman – Karenbarkman@gmail.com 250 – 454-9456
I am looking forward to seeing you at this event!!!!
Check out our blog posts on EDUCATION
IT’S THROUGH EDUCATION THAT WE RAISE UP LEADERS TO IMPACT A NATION FOR CHANGE. WE “ARE” BRINGING CHANGE TO A COUNTRY DEVASTATED BY WAR.
Maxwell Browne I am “so” proud of you! When I think of that day I met you and your mother at the Holiday Feeling Hotel, where your mom worked, I can hardly believe that you are the same person! ( This hotel was a very run down hotel, where we stayed outside of the Buduburam Refugee Camp) Maxwell you have been a top scholar all these years, since we first put you to school at the age of 10! Maxwell is hoping to take nursing. He passed the entrance at Mother Patern, one of the best nursing schools in Liberia. We are trusting God to bring in the funds needed for this dream to be fulfilled. Maxwell wanted to become a doctor, but that would take more funding. Maxwell, I love who you are today, and how you have given your life to Jesus Christ. See more of their story by clicking on this blog post Refugee Mother and Son Find Hope
Alhaji Kamara well done! You achieved a milestone in your life and we are so proud of you! Alhaji’s dream is to study accounting. Thank you Lance and Natalie Barkman for funding his schooling for so many years and the encouragement you have been to him. You have touched his heart! Patricia, his mother sends her deep appreciation too.
Chelsean Chea is receiving his Gr. 12 Diploma at his graduation ceremony. Thank you Jeff and Gena Conley for funding his schooling and making this day possible. You have made a big impact on his life!
We have other Grade 12 Graduates that we would also like to honor. I am sorry we do not have photos of their grads to post here.
Beatrice Constance – Dapae and Rita’s home
Stephen Toe – Dapae and Rita’s home
Love Kamara – lives with Bernice Williams and is sponsored by Elaine Caudle. Love would like to take cosmetology schooling for 6 months then set up her own business.
Keekee Bourgar – lives with his brother Emmanuel Bourgar and sponsored by Elaine Caudle
Ceegar Dyega – Otis Dyega’s bio son
Abraham Dyega – Otis Dyega’s bio son
Felecia Nyenwan – a young single mother who is raising her little girl (Karen) who we have been assisting.
Shadrach and Meshach are twin boys. They are ready to start grade 1, but have no funding. Their father died when they were very young, and their mother is doing her best with her little business to provide food and clothes for them.
Daniel Coleman has just graduated with a Degree in Criminal Justice from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University. This is a great achievement after so many hours of study. Daniel we are all so very proud of you and we look forward to seeing the opportunities that will open up for you!
Daniel has been with us through high school and through university. He manages the widow’s rice distribution twice a month in Matadi. He oversees the “Operation Mat to Mattress” Program where we take widows off the floor and provide beds and mattresses for them. Daniel founded ” Community Tidiness Care” a project that involves cleaning up garbage in various communities. He is someone we can count on and someone who is ready to serve where needed. Click on Orphan Child Now Studies Criminal Law to see more of his story. These are the leaders we like to invest into. Those who make a difference for others.
WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES MANITOBA raised over $ 15,500 at our 10th Annual Walk last Sunday at AD Penner Park in Steinbach. All proceeds are going towards education for orphan and needy children in Liberia, West Africa. For many children in this country, going to school is only a dream. They simply do not have the funds. Many families hardly have enough food to eat, not to mention school fees.
Thank you to Corny Rempel at Mix 96.7 FM for advertising the walk and inviting me to speak on the Morning Show! Thanks to Michelle Sawatzky and Karen Black at Golden West Radio for your time too! Everyone’s contribution made this event a great success! We will be able to put 150 students back to school this coming September. THAT is worth it all!!!
The Mitchell Elementary School raised $ 3,352.00 towards supporting Liberian Children to school! This is the 6th year in a row that this school has been raising money at their annual “Treats and Treasures” event for Provision of Hope. Thank you to all the teachers at this school who influence their students to reach out to others world wide. You are an exceptional school!! The Treats and Treasures money is not included in the money raised at Walk a Mile in My Shoes.
From the children of Liberia, I say a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED IN FUNDING US TO SCHOOL!