Water for Life
Outside the Capital there is little to no clean drinking water available. With our first water well in place serving thousands in the community, we are excited to continue digging more wells across the country.
Food for Life
Many Liberians live on just $1.25 USD per day which barely provides enough to purchase half a cup of rice for an entire family. Many live on one meal of rice every other day. Our goal is to provide daily meals.
Hope for Life
Living daily with poverty has taken its toll on the morale of the people. Having faith in God and having a church community to surround them is the only place where the people can go for true hope.
How it Got Started
At the end of 2018, I noticed a newer follower on social media who was “liking” and commenting on a lot of my posts. His name was Sam Abel Gbinsay. I soon learned he was a pastor from Liberia in the town of Paynesville. Pastor Sam reached out to me asking me to come and share the message of the Hebraic Roots with their church.
The thing that got me was he said to me, “Pastor Joe, we are not stupid… it’s just that no one will come to Liberia because there is no money here.” This just broke my heart and I said to my wife, Karen, “I’m going…I have to go!” God began to break both our hearts for the people of Liberia. Literally, we could hardly talk about it without crying. I’ve travelled all over the world to speak, yet nothing has impacted us so deeply and stirred us so profoundly.
One thing led to another. Our friends and family and partners rallied around us and with no charity in place, they gave so that the message of the Gospel could reach a very much unreached part of the world. People were so generous and my son and I were able to take 7 suitcases with us filled with humanitarian aid in April/May of 2019.
Before we got there, we were also able to send money for 150 school uniforms, shoes, and backpacks filled with school supplies for the children which they were so excited to show us when we arrived.
On that trip, we were able to go into remote villages and bring clothing with us for all the children. We had brought medicines, hygiene supplies and bandages to distribute. We were able to purchase two generators for two churches which helped them get their electricity back up and running.
On my most recent trip in January of 2020, thanks to some very amazing people who gave so generously, we were able to dedicate the brand new water well on the new property. And that same day we held a community outreach with enough food for everyone and so much, in fact, that people were able to take containers home filled with food.
On this trip, I was also able to go into the remote villages where, I’m told, no one has ever given them anything. We brought clothing and food to distribute. They were so touched that they honoured me with the gift of a chicken. Really, they honoured all of you who have helped us bring so many amazing blessings to them.
How You Can Help
PRAY: We can always use your prayers. The pastors and church leaders in Liberia are on the frontlines of an intense spiritual battlefield. Pray for their government. Pray for our team as we help these precious people.
GIVE: You can help with a financial gift towards the many projects we are doing in Liberia—water wells, food, clothing, tuition, hygiene supplies, medicines, humanitarian aid and much more. You can give by:
Online: Hope For Liberia’s Website