What’s in a Smile? For the children of Liberia Mission Inc. a Brighter Future!
So many times people ask me, “What kept you and Clarisa in Liberia for 2 years?” Our answer is always the same, THE CHILDREN. No matter how tough the road was to hoe in Liberia, no matter what problems we faced or how much sorrow came our way the children of Liberia Mission Inc. always were there with a smile or a hug or an encouraging word. They never failed us. It is so easy to think we were there in Africa blessing the Africans but the truth is when we left it was us who had been blessed, first by the mission children and then by the Liberians we had a chance to live with. I still become very emotional and tear up when I am giving a presentation on Liberia or my book and I bring up the kids. I love them and I miss them so much.
I know many people are suspicious of organizations that ask for financial help for children, and not without good cause. I have worked all over the world trying to help and educate the people of the developing world. I have run into hundreds of NGO’s, Non-Profits and volunteer aid organizations and I am convinced that Franciscan Works, the stateside organization that supports Liberia Mission Inc., is one of the very best. Please consider becoming involved with us at Franciscan Works. You can start by visiting http://www.franciscanworks.org and find out how you can start helping today.
Times are hard, individuals always assume that a different person will step up and help, many of us convince ourselves throwing a couple of dollars in the collection plate is enough but the truth is if not US then WHOM? If not NOW, WHEN? Come on board and join us in changing a country one child, and one smile at a time!