Liberia Visit

By: Bill Brittain, President

About 15 years ago, Thomas was in care in one of our group homes in Michigan. He and his mother immigrated to the USA having fled Liberia because of the war in the 1990’s. Thankfully, while in our care Thomas trusted Christ, and it dramatically changed his life. He became a leader among the children in the home, at school, and in his youth group.

 
Kathy, Hillary, and Thomas gave candy and gifts to our children in Liberia

Kathy, Hillary, and Thomas gave candy and gifts to our children in Liberia

 

 Thomas decided to attend Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis.

 After his studies, he married his high school sweetheart Hillary whom he had led to the Lord. Thomas served as a youth pastor, and currently, he and Hillary are houseparents in Texas.

 
Hillary holds the chicken presented to us by the village of Mehla

Hillary holds the chicken presented to us by the village of Mehla

 
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Last February we surprisingly learned that Thomas’s uncle is the new president of Liberia, George Mannah Weah. Thomas and Hillary traveled with Kathy and me this past December, to learn of our ministry in Liberia. We had also hoped to meet his uncle, but his schedule was too full to accommodate us on shorter notice. We were able to speak with his Chief of Staff, and we stayed with one of Thomas’s relatives who is a Circuit Court Judge—such a gracious, hospitable man.


 

Thomas’s childhood days in Liberia were only spent in the capital, Monrovia. He had never been to the interior of his country, so we were glad to be able to take him there. The people in the village of Mehnla (see the picture with Hillary) showed their gratitude for our help, by giving us a live chicken as a token of their appreciation.  

Below are a couple of the 363 children in Liberia that we are able to assist, because of your help. If you would like to give a gift to help our children in Liberia, mark your gift “Liberia”.

Bill Brittain with twins Rufus and Ruth

Bill Brittain with twins Rufus and Ruth