Faces of Motherhood

Today we celebrate the many faces of motherhood in Liberia and honor the stories of sacrifice and love sculpted into each. Happy Mother’s Day! “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25

A Mother’s Day Gift

Let’s start with some sad news: Life is difficult for mothers in Liberia. The struggles, however, don’t start at pregnancy — they begin when girls eat nutritionally deficient diets, putting their bodies at a developmental disadvantage for surviving the stress of birthing later in life. Insufficient education leads to illiterate young women who cannot read… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Gift

He is Risen

These palm branches painted on the mud home in our village declare “Hosanna! He is Risen!” Despite our social distancing in the US and our geographic distance from Liberia, we celebrate together our victory over death. Happy Easter! “Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live,… Continue reading He is Risen

For Each Other

I arrived safely home to Massachusetts last Wednesday afternoon and the world has changed quickly in a short time. My original itinerary was Monrovia-Brussels-Frankfurt-Boston but the coronavirus had already made its presence known in Germany and my two Lufthansa flights were cancelled. I was rerouted on TAP airlines through Portugal with no delays in my… Continue reading For Each Other

Tough Questions

The last Friday of the month is the school’s “chapel program”. One 12-year old girl was the emcee and very professionally invited various individuals or small groups to come forward. Some joined everyone in prayers, others recited memorized Bible verses, some either led songs or sang solos, and still others came forward to share a… Continue reading Tough Questions