September 23, 2010
We are now in the peak of the rainy season in Liberia. Yesterday morning, it rained so heavily that we thought the sun won’t shine. But by 12 mid day, the sun came up and stayed that way for the rest of the day. That’s how life goes sometimes, especially for the child of God: Trials and tribulations, and then victory. Like the old saying goes: “After the rain the sun will shine”. The Psalmist puts it more vividly when he says, “For his anger endureth but a moment, in his favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning “(Ps. 30: 5). Being the last month for the rain, September is bidding us a rainy farewell.
Almost all schools in the country have now opened. But many children do have the opportunity that some have to go to school. This is one of the reasons why we decided to help children.
We thank you for your continual support and prayer for us and the work here at Calvary. As you know, beside our pastoral work, we are helping some children in difficult circumstances. At present, we have eight (8) children in our home including two of ours to care for. In April, we took in Gifty and now, we just brought in another boy, Diamond Weah, 16 years old. Diamond and his twin sister were born during the war in Mary Land County. Due to lack of support and home care (they lived with their father), his sister got pregnant and just gave birth at age 16.
Beside those living in our home, we also help other children in need. With the help of the church, we have started helping Princess Yanzeah. Princess lost her father few years ago and her mother does not have the means to support all of her children in school. Because of this, she did not attend school last academic year. We have registered her at the church school where she will benefit from the church scholarship. Last week, we bought her a pair of shoes to enable to her start school. Mark is another orphan boy we have been helping for the past two years. Mark lost both parents as the result of sickness. Beside him and Princess, the rest of the kids are being sponsored by Rose and me in our home.
At present, Marie, Diamond and Gifty are the three we are trying to get in school. It will cost us about USD $ 450 to get them in school beside uniforms and books.
We will appreciate what ever assistance you can give to help us get these kids in school. And pray for us.
May the Lord bless you all.
Pastor and Sister Roseline Vaye
Calvary Baptist Church