Teta David has a remarkable story! Let me share it with you! She just graduated from Grade 12 and passed her entrance to the University of Liberia where she plans to study biology. Her dream is to become a doctor!
It all started in 2008, when Teta’s older brother Jeremiah Gbellay, asked if Provision of Hope could please come to the rescue of his two little sisters. Jeremiah was one of our students attending Cuttington University at the time. In 2010 he graduated with a degree in Business Management and Economics, through a scholarship with Provision of Hope. See Graduation Day!
Teta and Esther’s mother had been very sick and after she died they were left with a friend who lived in their village of Sassatown. They were very poor. There was barely enough money for food, never mind education.
” Ok, lets see if we can find a home for these two little girls” was my answer to Jeremiah. Shortly after that, we asked Pastor Ramsey Keita, if his family would take in these two little girls, who needed a home. After praying about it they said yes! Suddenly everything began to change. The smiles on their faces and the sparkle in their eyes, said it all! Thank you Pastor Keita for being such a loving and caring dad! You took these two girls to be your very own and they know it! Thank you Jeremiah for pleading their case, and for Nancy Hoff who brought them from their village. Another big thanks to Sandi Senkiw who sponsored Teta all these years, and for Ben and Jennifer Jowett who sponsor Esther who is now in Grade 12. Both these girls have a promising future and a hope to fulfill their dreams.
At the heart of Provision of Hope is our mission to reach out to Children at Risk. To empower single mothers. To find homes for abandoned children. To rescue children like Teta and Esther who are left with no parents to care for them. One by one we can make a huge difference in the life of a child.
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” … Mother Teresa