–As World Of Life Breaks Ground For Youth Camp In Liberia
By Esau J. Farr
A humanitarian organization with a heart for youth and children named and styled World of Life, Liberia Chapter, has broken grounds for the construction of a multi-purpose youth camp in Marshall, Margibi County.
The ceremony took place over the weekend in Margibi County with a plan to help less fortunate Liberian children to realize their God’s given potentials.
World of Life (WOL) is a non-denominational nor a religious organization instead a humanitarian organization that works with Christians or all denominations to enhance the transformation of youths especially teenagers worldwide.
It was established by Jack Wilson (an American) with an aim and overall objective of giving hope to hopeless children the world over while at the same time adding values to their lives through the provision of vocational education and skills training opportunities.
Making separate remarks during the ground breaking ceremony at the WOL Vocational Training Education Center site in Marshall over the weekend, WOL Liberia Coordinator, Rev. James Kiamu thanked his partners and sponsors of the program for granting Liberians the opportunity to benefit from the program amidst tight competition amongst other deserving country adding that there is hope for Liberian youths in the country.
Rev. Kiamu disclosed that plans are under way to extent the program to other parts of the country, but chose to begin in Margibi since “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
“This is the beginning of what we hope to see across Liberia’s fifteen (15) counties, but we are beginning here because this is my home where I reside and here after, we will hope to have branches all over Liberia,” Rev. Kiamu told journalists.
One of the visiting guests of the WOL Liberia Charter, Nightingale using Biblical instruction from the Holy Bible likened the start of the youth project in Liberia to that of the journey of the struggles of the Israelites from Egypt to the promise land (Cana) saying, “The breaking of grounds here today for the construction of youth camp that will help Liberian youths to make positive impact on society is like the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to Cana, the Promise land,” he pointed out.
“However, Liberians are not there yet; there will be programs run on this land, the teenagers of Liberia need Jesus and we are here to help them,” Mr. Nightingale envisioned.
The US preacher man challenged his colleagues and partners in Liberia to leave a mark that will serve as evidence for their existence to the future and unborn generations.
“We must make mark for our children to see because God stopped the water for us to cross. For Liberia, we want children to be changed and trained to better the future, we all must make mark so that when we are asked by our children in the future when we are no more, our works will prove our answers that yes indeed, we were here,” he encouraged his co-workers and partners using Joshua 4: 1-15 as a reference liking the struggles of Moses and Joshua with the children through the Red Sea and the Jordan River respectively.
He further compared the coming of WOL to help Liberian children to that of the arrival of a groom and bride at a wedding ceremony prepared to make vows.
For him, the main purpose of the land is to transform lives, especially teenagers in Liberia.
Sharing his experience in the Lord’s Vain Yard, he recalled a chant in Nigeria at his home believed to have been buried there by evil people fearing that they were not aware of what people have planted into the ground, but prayed for God’s protection.
“May God intervene in whatever way to destroy evil plans of the devil and purify the land for His (God) purpose,” he prayed and hoped as he dedicated the land to be used by the people of Liberia for God’s mission to be accomplished.
For his part, Rev. Hunt expressed his delight in having such project to be started in Liberia adding that are making wise use of the opportunity to work as a minority group of people with authority to reach the majority.
The program was graced by local authorities in Marshall, the student community, religious community and past and current government officials with all promising and pledging their honest and unflinching support and contribution to the project whatever necessary way possible.