Children in Liberia, Africa live in unthinkable conditions.
A young boy's story: I heard many stories from young children with many similar variables of tragedy on a far too regular basis. I want to share with you one of the many I heard.
I met a teenager who had special needs. His clothes were dirty, and his flip flops were about to have a flat tire. This young person was picking up trash to try to earn some food. He was hungry. I sat down with him and asked him about his story. He shared with me that both of his parents had passed away. He then proceeded to inform me that he had a brother. His brother helped provide food for the two of them. His brother would go out into the ocean and fish. They could sell and eat the fish he had caught. But his brother could not swim. One day a storm came, and his brother drowned at sea. His only help was gone.
He told me he grew a vegetable they call a potato plant. He would try and sell what he could to afford some rice. After listening to his story, I made sure he had some food and gave him some rice to take home with him. After several weeks of spending time with him, his flip flop finally blew out. He was walking several miles each day barefooted. I went to the local market and purchased him more flip flops.
I asked him if he would show me where he lived. He took me to his home. It was 4 walls of concrete, but missing a roof. I asked him what he did when it rained. He told me he used a sheet of tin he had found to cover himself. This young person had lost his mother, father, and brother. His house was four walls with no roof. He had no idea where his next meal would come from. He had lost so much and was challenged with special needs.
What blew me away the most was not all the loss he had experienced, rather the joy he had in life despite it. I thank God for using this young person to change my heart on how I see the world. I hope this tiny glimpse into what my heart has seen has helped change yours. Yours Truly, Eric Chandler
When you sponsor a child for $40.00 per month, You are providing that child 3 nutritious meals per day. You are providing the medical care these children need. You are providing a superior education both academically and spiritually. You are providing these children with a bed to sleep in each night. You are providing them with love, comfort, and a safety that they have never experienced. You are providing them HOPE.
By partnering with His Will Not Mine, you are taking an active step to demonstrate God's love to children desperately in need.