In 2013, students attending Vacation Bible School throughout the US donated funds to a missions project that would build a Christian school in Mafla Village, Liberia. The project was part of the VBS program Investigation Destination: Follow Clues to the King of Kings, published by Regular Baptist Press.

The school, Hope Village Academy, opened in 2017. Six teachers teach voluntarily from 8:00 to 2:00 each day. “They have committed their time to teach these kids, who may likely become our future leaders in many areas of responsibilities in our society,” says Pastor James Burnette, who started the school.

Now people again have the opportunity to invest in the future of this school. Hope Village Academy is growing its own food to feed the students, as well as people from three adjacent villages. However, the school needs $2,150 (US) for gardening supplies, such as wheelbarrows, shovels, and a watering system. The garden’s food will “keep our kids well and healthy,” Burnette says.