During the Ebola crisis, the country’s infrastructure collapsed, critical medical services struggled to cope, social care evaporated, schools closed and there were food shortages. According to UNICEF, thousands of children witnessed their mother, father or family member dying from Ebola. These orphans needed special attention and support, yet few found it.
Orphans are usually taken in by their extended families, but in many cases, the fear surrounding Ebola was stronger than familial loyalty. These little ones were sent away to fend for themselves, unwanted and abandoned, devastated by what they had seen and experienced.
The local churches in Liberia now have a vital role to play in rebuilding communities; a key priority is nurturing and healing these children so that they no longer feel rejected. While there will be many initiatives taking place to achieve this, we believe that the most important one is restoring hope for the future, bringing Jesus into their lives so that they can know His love and His plans for their lives.
This year we want to make it possible for 18,000 children in Liberia to go on The Greatest Journey
Watch how children in Uganda are finding hope through The Greatest Journey
Will you make this happen?
The Greatest Journey comprises 12 fun-filled lessons that take children on a creative and interactive journey through the Bible, teaching them the message of Jesus and of His love for them. Each child receives a New Testament Bible at the end of the course that they can treasure forever.
Millions of children around the world have found healing, hope and salvation through The Greatest Journey; attending the classes has given them the chance to consider what they have experienced in life through the eyes of a heavenly Father who loves them. Without exception they leave this course feeling loved and wanted, with a renewed sense of hope for the future.
Please help us today to tell the children of Liberia about Jesus and His love for them.
These children have ‘endured’ so much through the Ebola outbreak but they will receive great encouragement through The Greatest Journey; through this teaching we pray that these children will find hope for the future.
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance taught in the scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4, NIV)