Thank you for praying for children in Liberia during this time of global uncertainty. Though school is not currently in session, God is working through you in the lives of our students. Here’s a recent update from our team—
God continues to work in Liberia!
Two weeks ago, the President of Liberia ended the State of Emergency, and the Ministry of Health announced a “Revised COVID-19 Declaration of National Emergency” that would require face masks in public, social distancing, and hand washing.
We’re hopeful this means school can resume this fall, but we’re waiting to see what God will do. We’re thankful we can trust Him.
In the meantime, we’re celebrating 3 of our students who have successfully graduated from high school and the orphanage over the past couple of years. They’re a daily reminder that God is working in Liberia to accomplish His good purposes.
Grace: From Student to Teacher
We first met Grace in 2014 when she came to us for care during the Ebola Disease Outbreak in Liberia. She and her sister had lost their father—a pastor who contracted Ebola while ministering to others who were sick. Grace and her young sister were not allowed to interact with anyone in their community because of Ebola, so they were completely alone.
After coming to the orphanage, they found a family who took them in, and the sisters have been able to stay together. We provided schooling and vocational training for Grace until she graduated from high school and enrolled at a Teacher’s College. She graduated in 2019 with an Associate Degree in Primary Education.
We praise God for His protection of Grace and His work in her life that has prepared her for life as an adult.
Grace is now a second-grade teacher where she’s investing in the lives of her students.
Abraham: Called to Serve
Abraham has been in our care since 2000, after losing both of his parents. He attended both Lifesong Vocational School and our high school which he graduated from last year. He is now part of our transitional teen home where he is doing on-the-job training learning how to build and install aluminum windows and doors.
Abraham’s deep desire is to serve God as a pastor. He is currently serving as a youth leader in his church and will be enrolling at the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary this summer.
We are grateful for how God is leading Abraham to serve Him with his life.
Oddisious: Leader in Training
Oddisious and his sister spent 10 years in our care after losing their parents to the war and then being cared for by an extended family member who passed away.
Oddisious attended both Lifesong Vocational School and our high school which he graduated from in 2019. He is currently preparing for college where he wants to study Banking and Finance and become a banker. We’re grateful for the gifts God has given Oddisious to work hard and help others. And we’re excited to watch him succeed.
Oddisious is also a great soccer player and is being mentored as a sports ministry assistant coach. He’s excited to lead kids to grow in their skills as well as their walk with God.
Never underestimate what God can do through your prayers and support. You are making a difference every day in the lives of children in Liberia!