We invite you to join with us in walking for the kids of Liberia. Your personal involvement in our walk allows our kids to have an education that they would not otherwise ever be able to afford. We believe that education will change the future of Liberia. With a few small steps at a time we can make a difference!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Message From Frank G. Traub

I first heard about Global in January of this year when I was invited by a friend to accompany her to a workshop being hosted by the organization. When I returned home I immediately got in touch with Pastor Ben and told him that there was something very different about Global. As a Liberia I’ve seen the workings of humanitarian organizations in my country; and believe me when I tell you, a lot of them do not account for much. It saddens my heart to see people pushing their own agenda under the guise of helping the needy. However, with Global there was just something different. As I looked into the faces of couples present and heard them talk about my people with so much passion, I knew that these people, while not the wealthiest donors, where making the most sacrifices. I saw and talked to husbands who stayed home as their wives did what their hearts told them was right.

Fast forward to June and I’m invited to speak at a walkathon planned by Global. The objective: that people here in America (especially their children) will have an idea about how most children in Liberia walk to and from school (and many a times on empty stomachs). If I was surprised in January, I was blown out of my mind on Saturday, the 25th. I saw kids who were so enthusiastic about what their parents were involved in. I saw families of the organizers rally around them in support. But more than that, I saw Liberian kids who had been brought over to America either for medical care or to be placed in proper homes with love and care. In any case, these kids were being given the opportunity to dream again- the opportunity to have hope in a world that they’d given up on.

My only regret was that it was held so far in Wisconsin where not many Liberians are; and I thought a lot of Liberians should have the opportunity to see what’s really being done to help us as a nation. So if there is a possibility of a program being held in Minnesota, I would gladly welcome the idea. The hearts and the motive of the people involved are too pure to not be allowed to touch and encourage others. So on behalf of the Liberian people, I say a big THANK YOU! And may God continue to bless the works of your hands!!!

Yours truly, Frank Glenn

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Big Day is Here (and now over)

A brief update on our walk today......
We had amazingly beautiful weather and a really great time!  I will be downloading pics and finishing up final details of the walk.  Thank you to all who helped this day be a success!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Meet the Speaker

Last year we had the privilege of hearing Pastor Ben Kangar speak at the walk.  Ben is originally from Liberia, West Africa but now resides in the U.S. with his wife and children.  We enjoyed our time and Ben did an excellent job speaking about school in Liberia and his experiences growing up there.

This year I invited Frank Glenn Traub to come speak for us.  He is also from West Africa.  Glenn has authored a book called "And It Shall Come To Pass."  You can find the link to his book at Amazon.  This book was written during his teen and young adult years while he was growing up during the Liberian war.  Glenn will be speaking about the war and its affect on Liberia's school children.  Glenn is bringing his book to sell at the walk and will be selling it for $20.00.  If you are interested in a book and cannot attend the walk, send me an email and I can grab one for you while he is here with us.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Victoria Has Graduated

On June 12th we had our first graduate.  Victoria graduated from the class of K-11 from Fullness Apostolic Foundation Elementary School.  She has been a student with us for a couple of years and is doing well.  In order to partake in the graduation ceremony it is required that you wear the proper attire.  They need shoes and a dress (which costs around $15.00).  The graduation ceremony itself costs around $16 USD.  This is no small matter for our kids.  Another reason why we do the W.A.L.K.

This is the program for the graduating students.  Victoria is number 25...the very last one.

Kids in line for graduation.

Victoria in the middle.
The family and friends are gathered....
Some celebration singing...

Victoria's grandmother Annie in the middle here.
The principal making his remarks....

Almost done, Victoria!
Victoria with her family.
Congrats, Miss Victoria! We are proud of you!  Keep studying hard!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Her Blessings are Blessing Others

It has been so much fun seeing other children participate in school sponsorship!  Here is another family who is teaching their children what it means to invest in someone else.  What a gift they are giving to their children! You can check out their family blog here.  This is a post they did on W.A.L.K.  And, below are her two boys who are her greatest blessings...
Seriously, don't you just love those huge smiles?  They are already starting to get into writing their new friend some letters.  Hmmm, I might just have to post some really cute pictures for you of kids in Liberia writing letters to their new sponsors!  :)