Liberia is well watered and has an abundance of natural resources including iron, diamonds, and timber.  In 1847 Liberia became Black Africa’s first independent state, created as a colony for freed American slaves.  But decades of corruption, civil war and chaos has caused major poverty and joblessness rates as high as 75%.  Most survive on less than $1 per day.

They need help rebuilding their country, repairing of churches and Christian ministries, and ministering to young people and children.  There are 15,000 former child soldiers who survived that will have little chance of a normal life with the memories of the atrocities they witnessed, endured and committed.  Over 30% have already attempted suicide.  Please pray for these young people, and help where you can.  God grieves to see young children treated like this.

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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and  Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.

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