LIBERIA - Monrovia: My Father's House

To provide basic needs and training for high school aged orphan boys in Monrovia

My Father's House is a group home for high school aged boys who were left orphaned during the war.  We provide basic needs and education with the goal of raising them to be leaders of integrity within Liberia.

16 High School students live here, all who are developing a healthy self identity and a confidence in their ability to follow their dreams in life.  During these ages we train and disciple them to contribute to the needs in our surrounding community and teach them work skills to enable them to become independent of handouts.  We are always looking for families or individuals who would like to "adopt a student"  which means you would be willing to sponsor them for schooling.  This is how they will advance and walk out their dreams.  Funding for school, in Liberia is a desperate need. 

If you would like to sponsor a student, please ckick here

Our partner organization, Provision of Hope, Karen Barkman,  is dedicated to serving the poor in Liberia, West Africa. [Click here to learn more about our partner] 

Project Updates

  • GRADUATION BRINGS MAJOR CHANGES
    IT’S GRADUATION TIME for eleven of our Gr. 12 students in Liberia.

    Graduation  brings about a major change and transition for these students.  For sure this will be a challenge for each of them!  They are used to having all their needs met on our program, now they are stepping out into independent living, where they will cook and provide for themselves.  They are no longer orphan children,  they have grown into 'TODAY’S LEADERS!'

    Provision of Hope has rented rooms and helped them with household supplies.   We are hoping once again to give each graduate a small amount of money to start a micro business.  They are now required to support themselves.   Last year each student was given $300.    Today two of them have motor bikes, and are running a profitable transport business!  We believe we can raise the funds to help these graduates do the same.

  • Provision Of Hope is RAISING LEADERS OF INTEGRITY in Liberia!

    We first met DANIEL COLEMAN in 2003,  living in an orphan village, just at the end of Liberia’s 14 years of  civil war.  He was left an orphan after the passing of both his mother and father, and the unknown whereabouts of his three siblings.  To this day, he has not located his siblings. In September of 2005, he came to live with us at My Father’s House.  Our goal is always to provide for physical needs, education and discipleship training to raise young leaders to make a difference in Liberia.  Daniel has grown immensely and is a natural leader!

    Daniel completed his high school studies at the Phillips Preparatory School in Monrovia.  He is now a second year student at the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University studying CRIMINAL LAW!   He plans to finish his degree in 2  1/2 more years.   We are trusting God to continue providing the funds. Liberia needs leaders like Daniel Coleman who will stand up for Social Justice.   Daniel is honest, determined and dependable.  One we can trust to carry out assignments.  He is very reliable.

    In addition to dedicating time to his studies, Daniel lives out his gift of compassion by helping others.   He is on the Provision of Hope Mercy Ministry Team, which is an outreach to the very poor and destitute.  Every other Saturday they host a Widow’s Program at the Discipleship Training Centre, where rice is distributed and an inspirational message is shared.  This outreach is such a blessing to the widows.

    Daniel also shares his knowledge and tutors children who need assistance.  He is the kind of man who everyone benefits from, and is always around to lend a hand. As a part of the leadership team at DTC he goes above and beyond, running errands, assisting the directors, purchasing food for the cooks and being available for any other needs.

    Provision Of Hope / Hope for the Nations is so proud of the man Daniel Coleman has become! In the midst of uncertainty he has risen above his limitations and absolutely thrived! He is a man of integrity and we are blessed to be a part of his life. We are excited to share his testimony thus far, and are excited to partner with you in walking alongside Daniel to help him successfully complete his education.

    If you would like to help support Daniel,  or other Provision of Hope Projects, click here.

    Click here to visit the Provision of Hope website.

    The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.  ~William James

    Much love,

    Karen Barkman

     

  • To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of My Father's House, the boys planned a SOCCER TOURNAMENT. They selected 3 different teams to organize a ”BEST OUT OF 3″ Tournament. Of course they are all friends. This was more for fun, than competition, though I know our boys, and for sure they ALL wanted to win!!

    The College Team, the Highschool Team, and the Hope of Praise Team, were the 3 teams, in the tournament. Looking at the college team, and the fact they did not do so well, has led me to believe that they had a couple of weaker players who may have handicapped them … haha!! I will let you look at the photo then you can tell me who you think that could be. I know that Peter Flomo is an “all-star” player, so for sure he was strong for the team. Momo Bai scored the only goal in their second game against the winning team, Hope of Praise, so definitely Momo, too is an outstanding soccer star.

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