Loving Kids In Liberia, Africa Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. Matthew 25:40
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Margaret's Story This is a picture of me (Eric) and my dear friend Margaret. Sitting in my lap is Margaret's three year old daughter. On the day I took this picture, 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 that of 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. She 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.
However, Margaret fears for the future of her precious daughter. One day Margaret and I were talking and she asked if she could ask a "very big favor" of me. I smiled at her and said, "of course you can." I was not prepared 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 child's future. I fear she will not reach her teenage years here in this country." Then she asked 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 for me. It was at that moment that 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 - This scripture as a follower of Jesus has deeply convicted me and inspired me, to truly follow in the footsteps of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27
I knew I had to do something. I had to help my sister in Christ, Margaret, and the many other mothers and children desperately in need. Tragically, this was not the only mother that asked 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. That's when I felt the call by God, 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 that I needed 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 had a deep desire as a follower of Jesus to equip Margret and her daughter with the tools they need to be able to be independent and stay together.
In the west, we live in a culture of abundance. It is hard to understand and imagine a culture so devastated by poverty. Today, you can join me and change the life and story of a child, a mother, a family, a community. Will you pray continuously for this ministry that the Lord has placed deep within my heart and if the Lord places it upon your heart to become a partner with this ministry will you take action to join me. By giving monthly, you will be rewriting their story as well as your own. Their new storyline is love was freely given, and in turn hope was renewed and health was restored.
Can you imagine having a family to provide for and your average income is only $2.00 per day? A 50 lb. 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 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 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.
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!