Can you imagine having a family to provide for and the average income is only $2.00 per day? A 50lb. bag of rice costs $20.00, rent for a small room starts at $25.00 per month. Everyone pays for education in Liberia; public schools are around $250.00 per child per year, and decent schools start at $600.00 and up per year. Many families cannot afford to send their children to school. Many families are more concerned with putting some RICE on the table, so their family doesn't starve. Too many children only get one meal per day, often just rice. Medical expenses... clothing expenses...the list goes on... All on $2.00 per day... The economy of Liberia is extremely underdeveloped, largely due to the First Liberian Civil War from 1989–96. Liberia itself is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. His Will Not Mine was born out of the love and grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We have a deep desire by God's grace to attend to both the physical and spiritual needs of God's children around the world that His name will be made known for His glory.
His Will Not Mine By the grace of God, we are devoted to demonstrating the love of Jesus to the abused, abandoned, and hungry, and to share the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ.
THIS CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER
In this picture is myself and my dear friend Margaret. In the other picture sitting in my lap is Margaret's daughter. The day I took this picture of her daughter, her daughter had been upset. So, they brought her to me to cheer her up. Margaret's daughter was afraid of men, but for some reason, we were like two peas in a pod. Margaret's story is like many mothers in Liberia, Africa, she lives in extreme poverty. Margaret works hard doing whatever she can to provide for her children. Margaret has a beautiful voice. Margaret can also read, which is a true blessing. Everyday Margaret spends time reading her Bible and her hope is found in Jesus. She is a wonderful human being. But, Margaret fears for the future of her precious daughter. One day Margaret and I were talking and she ask me, "if she could ask a very big favor of me". I smiled at her, and said "of course you can". I was not ready for what came next. Margaret said, "life here in Liberia is very hard. I thank God every day for life, but life is hard. I fear for my Childs future. I fear she will not reach her teenage years here in this country". And then she ask me, "would you please adopt my child and take her home with you to America". I was speechless. I was shocked. My heart was broken. I said to her, "but Margaret you may never see her again". She replied, "I know, but I love her so much, and I know the life she will have if she goes home with you". She said, "not only will she be loved, but she will have a future. If she stays here she will either spend her life in poverty or worse". Can you imagine? That moment was a life changing moment. It was at that moment, I knew I had to do something to help my friend. There is a song by Matthew West that comes to mind, "Do Something", the lyrics say - I woke up this morning - Saw a world full of trouble now - Thought, how'd we ever get so far down - How's it ever gonna turn around - So I turned my eyes to heaven - I thought, God, why don't You do something? - Well, I just couldn't bear the thought of People living in poverty - Children sold into slavery - The thought disgusted me, So, I shot my fist at heaven, Said, God, why don't You do something? - He said, I did, I created you - Now listen - If not us, then who - If not me and you - Right now, It's time for us to do something - I knew, I had to do something, I had to help my dear friend Margaret and the many other mother's and children desperately in need. Tragically this was not the only mother that ask me this question. I didn't want to separate a mother from her precious daughter by adopting her, and I also didn't want to see her daughter grow up in extreme poverty or worse. And that's when I felt the call to build an orphanage to house children, feed them, and build a school to give them an education that will change their lives forever. I decided I need to build a campus, A place that was safe and offered a family community. A place that was full of love and grace. A place where we could hire Margaret, train her, educate her, and also house and feed her along with her precious daughter. I wanted to give her and her daughter the tools they need to be able to be independent and stay together. In the west, we live in a culture of abundance in comparison. It is hard to understand and imagine a culture so devastated by poverty. And, today you to, can change the life of a child, a mother, a family, a community. Will you join me and our team, by partnering with us today? Today you can change the story of a child, a mother, a family, a community. The story of that girl or boy, living in immense poverty. By giving monthly, you will be rewriting their story as well as your own. The new storyline... love was freely given and in turn hope was renewed and health was restored.
Christians are to walk in the steps of Christ, living lives of sacrifice and selflessness. We are commanded to love others as we would love ourselves. We are commanded to care for the orphans. For less than what it costs to go out to dinner, you can impact the life of a child desperately in need. Your financial contribution doesn't just impact the life of one child, it impacts an entire community. Help us make disciples of ALL Nations. Become partners with us today and help disciple, educate, feed, house and heal someone today!