Liberian Ministries
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Latest News

August 28th, 2017:

Greetings! Once again we want to thank you for your support! Your prayers are the bedrock of the Children's village and your financial support is not only very much appreciated, but very much needed! Some recent good news we would like to share with our partners: Shadrach has recently registered the orphanage with the Liberian Government. This is important because we now will be able to receive a small amount of assistance regarding the purchase of rice for the children! What a blessing!

Please remember to pray for: Shadrach and Gertrude, Jeremiah (Shadrach's right hand man), the school and teachers, the children and the workers, transportation, and overall safety in the village. Thank you so much, and God bless!

 

April 27th, 2017:

Prayer request: Shradach has requested prayer concerning their water well in the village. Due to heavy rains, the well  has received some major damage. Until the well is fixed, the village has to turn to the creeks for water. Please join us in praying that God will allow the well to be fixed in a timely manner. Thanks and God bless!

 

February 9th, 2017:

Below is a recent message from Gene Hauser that he posted on the Liberian Ministries Facebook page concerning life in Liberia.... And remember, the Liberian Ministries Facebook page is oftentimes the quickest way to stay up-to-date with the ministry, as Facebook is more easily and readily accessible.

Greetings. I spoke with Shadrach this morning. Life in Liberia is very hard at this time. Harder than usual. The government has allowed corruption and power mongers to creep in. Taxes have been levied on the folks to such a high level that rice and medicine are beyond the reach of many-especially those that need them most. This has happened because there is a presidential election this October and the government is raising money for itself. Please pray. Please give. The need is real. Those of us who can give should give. Thank you and God bless.

November 7th, 2016:

Here is a statement from Shadrach about the passing of Mr. Carl Hadley....

"The Liberian ministry have lost A Father, and I mean a real Father who is caring, loving and know what the Liberian needs. He always answered my calls, no matter what time of the night. I called Him my American Father, and he also called me his African Son. We will miss you. It has been 17 years since we meet in Bonifay. When I told him the Vision that God have giving me, to come back home and build a children Village, he told me Son "OUR GOD CAN DO ANY THING. FAITH MAKES ALL THINGS POSSIBLE" and since than we been working by faith and will always work by Faith. I know that my American have gone to be with his Creator to have a rest and collect his crown of a job well done. Father Carl Hadley, you will never be forgetting, you are and will always be in our Hearts for the so many lives you have touched. Today hundreds of Orphans have come to know the Lord. They have been given a new hope (Hope in the Lord Jesus) and it was all because you never one day refused my called. It is our prayers That God will Send us another Carl Hadley. All of the Children at the children's Village wish farewell, till we meet again, GOD BLESS"

 

 

November 4th, 2016:

It is with sadness but also joy in the Lord that we report that Carl Hadley has gone home to be with Jesus. Carl was very instrumental in the development of the Children's Village because of his unwavering support for Shadrach, and his willingness to do whatever it took to develop support for the ministry. Please pray for his wife Betty and their children. And, please pray for Liberian Ministries. Thank you and God bless.

 

 

May 17th, 2016:

Recently, there was a truck that damaged the bridge on the road between the village and Monrovia. The only other road available increases travel time about 15-20 hours. They think it will be a year to fix the bridge. The trip to Monrovia normally takes 7-10 hours and now will take 24-30 hours. This means Shadrach will have to purchase items in Greenville (at a higher cost). 

 

 

This is the truck that damaged the bridge on the road between the village and Monrovia. Shadrach told me last night the only other road available increases travel time 15-20 hours. Until repaired, the trip will now take 24-30 hours one way. This is life in Liberia. Prayers appreciated, financial donations always needed

 

February 16, 2016:

Greetings friends of Liberia. We have two prayer requests that we will list with the most urgent one first. There is a young orphan girl named Roseline from the village who has contracted typhoid fever. Shadrach has taken her to Greenville (approx. 30 miles east on the coast) for treatment, as they have nothing in the village to combat typhoid. The 'hospital' in Greenville is not much more than a poorly equipped clinic, but that is all there is. A simple infection over there can lead to sickness and death. Typhoid is quite serious. Also, the Nissan truck that we rent for income to buy food, is broken. And, we have no funds with which to repair it at this time. These are both serious needs and we would appreciate serious prayer. Thank you and God Bless!

 

 

December 1, 2015:

We would like to thank God for his blessings and for everyone who supported the Liberian Ministries Craft/Yard/Bake Sale at Trinity Church, Geneva Al last weekend! All proceeds went to Liberian Ministries. Here are a few photos of the craft room which were handmade by volunteers who gave of their resources to benefit Liberian Ministries. 

 

 

October 21, 2015:

Below are photos of the progress of the teacher housing. The photos show the process of the roof being put on.

 

 

August 18th, 2015:

Shadrach sent us pictures of their church building. It is an open air building that they have been working on improving for a while. Here are photos of their dedication service of their renovated building.

 

 

July 22nd, 2015:

Recently, we had a church donate money to build teacher housing. Below are photos of this ongoing project.

 

 

 

 

 

April 27th, 2015:

By God's grace we think that we have most of the money raised for the windows. We will not know for sure until Shadrach goes to buy them. We have no money raised for the doors, but we do not know exactly the cost of the doors as of yet. Thank you to all who have responded with prayer and financially giving to this matter.  We cannot thank you enough. May God bless you all!

 

April 15th, 2015:

On our last update, we noted that the Liberian government is requiring the ministry to put doors and windows on the school. Shadrach told us this morning that government officials came by to see if this request had been completed. Since we have not had the funds to send to fix the windows and doors, our school will be facing future fines until this is done. Please pray that God will provide the money to do this. We were not able to send the full $4500 in March that we try to send monthly. The money to fix the windows and doors will have to be above and beyond the normal operating cost of the ministry. We would appreciate the prayers and financial support. If anyone has questions, please feel free to call us at 334-684-1166. This is the number for Trinity Church, which houses the American side of the ministry. Thanks and God Bless!

 

 

March 12th, 2015:

The Liberian government is requiring the ministry to put doors and windows on the school. According to Shadrach, the windows alone are $3300. The ministry aims to send $4500 a month for regular operating cost that includes the orphanage and school. The money to fix the windows and doors would have to be above and beyond the normal monthly funds. Also, Ebola is not entirely gone from Liberia but it is not as bad as it once was. Praise be to God, our ministry has remained unaffected by Ebola. As always, we thank you for your prayers and financial support. Blessings!

 

February 6th, 2015:

The Teacher Housing is completed. Here are pictures below:

 

 

January 15th, 2015:

We hope everyone had a great holiday season and are looking forward to this year. We do want to start off with a bit of sad news. Shadrach's dad died unexpectedly today in the village. Please be in prayer for Shadrach and his wife Gertrude. As always, thank you for your prayers and support of what God is doing at Liberian Ministries. Blessings!

 

December 22nd, 2014:

As we reflect on 2014, we have many reasons to rejoice and thank the Lord for his provision and blessings. Through God's grace and mercy, he protected the village from Ebola this year. Continue to make Ebola a matter of prayer, because it is still a problem in Liberia. With that said, we were able to restock the store (about $4500), and renew the truck certification and insurance, so those two things are back up and running. By God's grace and His people, we were able to send emergency supplies twice this year during the Ebola crises. This year we were able to get the teachers caught up with their income (Praise God!!!). And finally, this year we started construction on the new teacher's housing (See pictures below). We would like to thank you all for your continued support and prayers. Without you being obedient to the Lord, this ministry would not be able to operate. As a reminder, there is no overhead pay at Liberian Ministries. Every penny goes straight to the ministry and the work being done with our orphanage and village in Liberia. On behalf of the American Team and Shadrach Sayon, we would like to sincerely thank you all. We look forward to what God has in store for 2015!

 

 

December 3rd, 2014:

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Liberian Ministries Craft/ Bake/ Yard sale! It was a huge success, and we are very grateful for God's blessings. Also, Shadrach has updated us on the construction of the teacher housing that we are currently building. Below are photos from the construction site at the village for the teacher's housing. 

 

 

November 17th, 2014:

This weekend (Nov 22), Trinity Church will be hosting its 3rd annual Liberian Ministries Craft/Bake/Yard Sale from 7AM to 1:30PM. If you are in the area, please make plans to join us and get your Christmas shopping done early! Thank you all for your prayers and support. 

 

November 3rd, 2014:

Recently, Ebola had been confirmed in Sinoe County. Because of this, the area was under a quarantine for a week. We had to send emergency funds to Shadrach prior to the quarantine so he could buy as much rice and foodstuffs as possible. When Shadrach went to buy the rice in Greenvile, the entire shipment was already sold. Fortunately, Shadrach was able to find rice in Buchanan ( a nearby town). He was able to buy a large quantity of rice for the village and orphanage. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. 

 

October 20th, 2014:

An Ebola update:

We were able to talk to Shadrach today. Ebola has been confirmed in Sinoe County in a location about 30 miles from the village. The county will be quarantined within the next 36 hours for at least 21 days. We are sending sending emergency money to Shadrach so he can pick it up in Greenville and stock up on foodstuffs and supplies. This is obviously a very bad situation as ebola is continuing to inch closer to the village as well as the quarantine means no food or supplies will be brought in once it starts. Shadrach would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. The main concern at this point is ebola spreading to the village and the upcoming quarantine. Please pray that God will protect the village from this disease. We will offer more updates as they are given.

 

October 9th, 2014:

Trinity Church, Geneva AL will be hosting its 3rd annual Yard/Craft/Bake sale for Liberian Ministries on Saturday, Nov 22, 2014. The time will be from 7am to 1:30pm. All proceeds will go to Liberian Ministries. If you are in the area, make plans to stop by and get your Christmas shopping done early! There will be a large selection of items to purchase.

 

An ebola update:

Thus far, ebola has not been confirmed in Sinoe County (where the village is located). However, the situation in Liberia is bad. Shadrach is not able to go to Monrovia because of the ebola risk. As far as our ministry is concerned, the taxi service and store has ceased due to the risk of spreading ebola, which equates to loss of generated revenue for the time being. 

 

Bank account update:

Our bank in Monrovia was recently breached, but we are glad to report that the situation has been resolved. The lost money was replaced. Unfortunately, at the moment Shadrach is unable to go to Monrovia because of the ebola risk, gas is over $10 a gallon, and its the rainy season. Therefore, he has been picking up the money we are able to send in Greenville via MoneyGram.

 

July 29th, 2014:

Shadrach called today with two very serious prayer requests. First, our bank account in Liberia was breached and is frozen until the investigation is completed. We are having to send money the old fashioned way through MoneyGram at this time. Secondly, the ebola virus is spreading and causing panic in Libera, to the point that medical personnel will not even treat someone with any symptoms of the virus. Thus, some people have died from a common-cold because of the failed treatment. The ebola virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids (including sweat) and physical touch. Shadrach is currently in Monrovia and said that the airport is full of foreigners trying to leave the country as fast as they can. As you hear about the ebola virus in the news, please be reminded to pray for the Liberians and those who have come into contact with this virus. Thank you all for your support and prayers.

 

June 2nd, 2014:

 

We are pleased to announce the school in which this ministry operates will be graduating 10 seniors this year, as well as 33 pre-primary students. Please pray for these graduates and the entire village (orphanage, school, etc). Thank you for your continued support. We thank God for continuing to bless this ministry.

 

April 29th, 2014:


Ebola virus update:

Shadrach told me today that it appears the virus is abating somewhat. This is very good news. Hopefully we will be able to lease the truck before too long-if the fear subsides as well. The ministry really needs the income from the leased truck.

Also, for the very first time, the village is hosting a women's conference from the 24th-27th of this month. There are 15 churches working together to facilitate this conference.

Trinity Church plans to lead 6-8 men and women to the village at Sinoe, Liberia next February. We will have a crusade like two years ago, plus VBS and backyard Bible clubs for the children. The children have never been able to participate in a VBS. We also hope to do some small group intensive Bible studies. Please pray for all of the above. If you have never supported the ministry financially, please consider doing so. We support a school of about 500 students and 24 teachers, (1st-12th grades), an orphanage with approximately 75 resident children with scores more coming every day for food and education, and a church. The work is very hard and the resources are few. Your gift is tax deductible, and every dollar goes straight to work. There is no overhead. Really. God bless!
 
April 15th, 2014:
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR LIBERIA:
As you may have read, the ebola virus has moved from Guinea into Liberia. Monrovia (the capital) is in a state of panic even though few cases are reported and a few have died. The ministry is affected in several ways: 1. Our transport vehicle we lease that generates income for rice is idle, as are all public conveyances because of the virus. 2. Rice is already scarce and there is a "run" on it now. 3. We must now send money to buy rice (we hope) that we really don't have. 4. If the virus gets into the children's village that would be devastating to say the least. Please pray for the countries, the folks, and the children. Please pray that we are able to buy all the rice we need. Pray that this virus would be stopped. Thank you all and God bless.
 
 
March 27th, 2014:
We have exciting news! We have a found a bank here in Geneva, AL that will wire funds to Liberia. This is great for the future of the ministry. This is an answer to prayer as we have found over the past year that many banks refuse to wire money to Liberia. We were previously using MoneyGram. This move will allow us to save money on transaction fees and our transactions being stopped altogether (as we had previously experienced). Thank you all for your continued prayers and support for Liberian Ministries. We are continually amazed at how God blesses this ministry!
 
March 3rd, 2014:
Recently, Shadrach's daughter Kenyette came down with Malaria. In Africa, Malaria is a very serious illness. The government clinics, hospitals, and doctors are all on strike. This meant that for three weeks Kenyette was not able to receive health services, but God got her through. Also, the new nissan truck has been used several times to transport the sick and the pregnant  to the Greenville hospital (which was short staffed but operating). Two years ago a mother died because there was not adequate transportation available. 
 
Also, we would like everyone to pray for Shadrach and the American Support Team to find a bank that will allow us to wire funds electronically from the United States to Liberia. This would help greatly in the efficiency of sending money to the work of Liberian Ministries. 
 
 January 6th, 2014:
As many of you know, we have been praying for God send to us a heavy-duty delivery truck (One that could be used to generate money for the ministry). Recently, Shadrach found a 10 passenger 4 wheel drive diesel. The jeep is only 7 months old and was previously bought for $57,000. By the grace of God and the help of Trinity Church, we were able to buy this new jeep for only $8,500! The jeep will be used to deliver passengers and goods to generate money for the ministry. God has answered our prayers! We would also like to thank everyone for praying and giving to our ministry. All monthly donations, unless specifically noted, go towards the normal operating cost of the ministry (about $4500 a month). The above expenses, like this jeep, are only purchased with funds that are specially donated for that reason. Below are pictures of the new jeep.
 
 
December 9, 2013:
Thanks to your continued support and God's blessings, we were able to send $4500 for the month of December to Liberia for the normal monthly operating costs of our ministry. Please continue to pray for Liberian Ministries. Without God's blessings and your support, we would not be able to feed and take care of the children at our orphanage, operate a school where kids are being educated in academics and God's Word, and others. Above our monthly needs for the ministry, we are praying that God will send the funds for a heavy-duty delivery truck. We would like to ask you to join us in praying for this need. We thank you and pray for you. Have a blessed Christmas season!
 
November 21, 2013:
Thanks to the overwhelming support of the Liberian Ministries Bazaar held at Trinity Church, Geneva AL, we were able to send enough money for a number of things: to pay all of the teachers their full salaries and back pay,  to stock the store in the village, and to buy Christmas presents for the orphans this year. All of this was due to how God honored the sacrifice and heart attitude of the Trinity Church folks. We thank you and praise God for you. The ministries next big need is a heavy-duty delivery truck. Join us in praying for God to provide the money for one. Also, we would like to thank our monthly donors for your continued support. Above the extra needs of the ministry, our ministry needs about $4500 to operate each month (paying teachers, buying food for the village, and operating the oprhanage. Without God's blessings and your prayers and financial support, none of this would be possible. Thank you and God Bless!
 
October 23, 2013:
Below are pictures of the newly finished girls dorm! The girls have now moved into the new building. There are a few pictures of the girls in front of their new dorm. We would like to thank you for your continued support for our ministry. Here at Liberian Ministries, we operate a school as well as an orphanage. Without your prayers and support, none of this would be possible!
 
 
October 1st, 2013:
The girls dorm is now completed! We are expecting the girls to be able to move into it sometime this week. Thank you for the prayers and donations for building this dorm for our girls. Below are more pictures of its recent completion!
 
September 16th, 2013:
We would like to the supporters who have given us money in order to buy rice for the orphanage. Also, below are pictures of the progress of the girls dorm. A few months ago, money was designated to the ministry for the purpose of building a girls dorm. The roof has been completed and now the attention is on plastering the walls. Shadrach is hoping it will be ready for the girls to move in by the end of this month.
 
 
 
August 26th, 2013:
As many of you know, our ministry operates a small store near the village. The store allows revenue to be generated to help meet the needs of this mnistry. From time to time, we have to purchase foodstuffs to restock the items over there. Currently, since it is still the rainy season (through December), we are in need of funds to buy rice for the children at the village and foodstuffs for the store. We will be able to start harvesting the cassava roots that we planted by the end of November this year. Although funds are low right now, we are trusting God to meet our needs. For those of you who give, the ministry is greatly blessed by your donations!
 
August 12th, 2013:
Gertrude is doing better. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. We would like to thank everyone for your prayers for Gertrude!
 
August 9th, 2013:
We would like to ask you to please pray for Gertrude Saywon, Shadrach's wife in Liberia. She has been experiencing pain for some time and it is getting worse. She also has contracted malaria. She was diagnosed with high blood pressue and elevated blood sugar a few months back at the little hospital in Greenville, which is not very clean or modern. She has back pain, chest pain, numbness in the arms, hands, and sometimes in her legs. The malaria by itself can be very bad over there. Shadrach hopes to take her to Monrovia in a few days so she can be seen by a real physician in a larger, more modern hospital. This hospital will not be close to what we have here in the United States, but it is much better than Greenville as there will be some diagnostic technology available. Thank you and God Bless.
 
August 5th, 2013:
 We were able to send money for the Liberia required uniforms for our students at the school.
 
August 1st, 2013:
Recently, we had specific donations to build a girls dorm in order to seperate the girls and the boys at our orphanage. Shadrach has sent us pictures of the progress thus far. They are getting ready to put on the roof next week.
 
 
 
 
July 18th, 2013:
Yesterday we told about a young mother who died several hours after giving birth. It is estimated the ministry will need an extra $500 a month to care for the newborn (as he needs special milk) and the older brother. A caretaker will need to be hired. Please pray for these two children. Below are pictures!
 
July 17th, 2013: *Message from Team Leader Gene Hauser*
"Shadrach called on the satelite phone and we are trying to bring two infants from another county to the orphanage at the village. Both babies are children of Jeremiah's sister who died on the way to a clinic. One is a newborn, the other is about 1+ years old. She left four other children by they are old enough to be tended to where they live. We will need to hire a woman to take care of these orphans due to their age. We will also have to have money for food to feed them as they can not eat rice or casava. As a matter of information we want you to know that it took 6 hours for Jeremiah's sister to bleed to death. She was on the back of a motorbike when she died. It took several hours to locate transportation and the nearest clinic was several hours away. It is the rainy season in Liberia now. In America a mother bleeding after childbirth is usually not a big deal. In Liberia it can mean death, as we have experienced with this mom. Please continue to pray and if you have never given to the ministry we hope you will consider starting. God Bless!"
 
 
June 4th, 2013:
Recently, Dothan Community Church sent $10,000 for the purpose a girls dorm at the orphanage. Below are pictures Shadrach sent us of the beginning stages of this project. We were also able to send $3700 this month for teacher salaries and graduation fees for the graduating students. We have 13 students graduating from the school (12th grade). In addition, we have 23 graduating kindergartners. 
 
 
May 28th, 2013:
Thanks to the kindess of Dothan Community Church we were able to send $10,000 to Liberia for the purpose of building a girl's dorm at the orphanage. This will enable to girls to live in a seperate building from the boys. God is good! We appreciate all of the big donations we have had over the past several months that have been designated for special projects like fixing the old truck, buying the 4X4 Toyota 4-runner, and etc. Please continue to pray for monthly support as this is the one area where the ministry is still lacking. Thank you and God Bless!
 
 
May 9th, 2013:
We would like to encourage everyone to keep praying for Liberian Ministries and consider becoming a monthly financial partner. We have had several big gifts come in for specific needs (repairs on the army truck, stocking the store with foodstuffs, new mattresses for the orphanage, preparing the 5-acre field, and the 4X4 Toyota 4-runner), but we are still in need of monthly donations. Each month we need to buy food for the children and pay teacher salaries. Our goal is to send $5000 each month. For the past several months we have only been able to send around $3500 monthly. Thank you for your prayers and financial support for our ministry.
 
April 29th, 2013:
We would like for everyone to pray for one of our teachers, Richard Quayee. His mother has passed away. Also, Kenyette (Shadrach and Gertrude's 14 year old daughter) has been living in the U.S. for several years. Recently, her caretaker (Carol Chambers) passed away. Kenyette will be returning to Liberia for the summer. Kenyette's church ,Dothan Community Church in Dothan, AL, is paying the expenses for her to return. Please pray for Kenyette and her safety in traveling. Please keep Kenyette in your prayers as well.
 
April 24th, 2013:
For those who didn't know, our ministry operates a little store in Sinoe County. When we have money to stock the store, we are able to sell food and supplies to generate a little revenue for the ministry. We thank the Lord that we were able to send money to purchase supplies for the store that should last through the rainy season. We hope to have pictures of the store the next time Shadrach makes his way there. Having the 4X4 Toyota 4-runner has made traveling easier and has been such a huge blessing. Thank you all for your prayers and support!
 
April 16th, 2013:
We would like to thank everyone for your prayers and continued support. Below are a few pictures of the new mattresses we were able to purchase for the orphanage. Previously, the kids were sleeping on the floor due to the old mattresses being completely worn out. We also had heavy duty off-road tires put on the 4X4 Toyota 4-runner for the rainy season. The tires that came off of the 4-runner fit the old rundown truck, so we were able to continue using those tires.
 
 
April 10th, 2013:
Here are new pictures of the ministry farm. The burning of the field has been completed. Now is the time for planting Cassava sticks. Shadrach will have to go to local farmers and ask to pick Cassava sticks from their old Cassava farms. We are truly excited about all that God has done and is doing in the village!
 
 
 
 
April 1st, 2013:
We have new updates from Liberia (along with new pictures)! The army truck will be repaired in about two weeks. This will generate much needed revenue for the ministry. An anonymous donor gave $5000 to Shadrach and Gertrude so they can buy a taxi in Monrovia. This will enable them to generate some income for themselves--something that has never been the case. The field has been cleared and burned. Planting can begin in a few weeks. We were able to buy new mattresses for the kids in the orphanage (They had been sleeping on the floor for a while). We were able to send $4000 for teachers and rice last month. God has a provided the ministry with a 4 wheel drive Toyota 4-runner (we were able to purchase it about $10,000 less than we thought). We give God all the glory for what he has done and what he is doing for us. Even with some people feeling led by God  to give donations toward projects and special needs that we have, we still are in need of the monthly $5000 to buy rice and pay teacher salaries. Thank you for all of your support. We truly thank God for each of you!
 
These are photos of the field being burned:
 
 
These are photos of the Toyota 4-runner:
 
 
 
March 18th, 2013:
We want to ask everyone to continue to pray for Vero (Gertrude's sister). She is doing better and plans are to take her out of the hospital and back to the village. 
 
Also, we have a new need in which we would like everyone to pray. Shadrach has let us know that we have had to remove many of the mattresses in the orphanage because they are worn to the point that the springs are poking through the mattress. In result, many of the kids are having to sleep on the floor. The cost to replace the mattresses is $100 per mattress. We have a need of 25 mattresses. We would like to ask you to pray about donating $100 for a mattress. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers!
 
March 12th, 2013:
We have many exciting updates this week:
 
Vero (Gertrude's sister) was put in the hospital last week in Monrovia due to sickness, and we are happy to report she is doing better! A few weeks ago, we mentioned the army truck had been broken down and needed to be repaired (The army truck has been used to generate about $1500 per month for the ministry in Liberia). With the promise of donated money, heavy duty truck repairs have begun! The 5-acre field has been cut. We are waiting on it to dry so that we can burn the field in preparation for planting. For the first time in several months, we were able to meet the needs of the teacher's salaries as well as purchase rice for the children for the month of March.
 
Shadrach and Gertrude have been given enough money by a donor to buy a car to use as a taxi in Monrovia. This will generate money for them, their children, and for helping others. Gertrude and Shadrach have never received a salary and have never been able to provide for themselves or their family. This will be the first time for them. This will help reduce the financial load on the American support team and free up more funds to be used for ministry.
 
Below are pictures of the 5 acre plot and the old army truck:
 
Stage two (clearing the 5 acre plot of trees and getting them ready for burning) has been completed:
 
Here are pictures of the old army truck that is currently being repaired:
 
 
February 25th, 2013:
We are extremely thankful for the funds we were able to send a few weeks ago for the clearing of 5 acres of farm land. The ministry is clearing 5 acres of farm land to plant cassava, pepper, plantain and etc. The first stage (Brushing) is already completed! This process was done by hand using cutlasses. Stage two will be cutting down trees. The final stage will consists of burning the 5 acres to complete the clearing process. Below are pictures of these men brushing the land. While the workers were on site, they cooked rice for them. Check out our pictures below!
 
 
 
February 11th, 2013:
Shadrach has found a man that is willing to replace the drive train and tires on the old army truck (the truck that is used for transporting goods and generating revenue for the village) for $4500. The army truck has been broken down for a while. Please pray the funds (which would have to be above and beyond the monthly cost of the ministry) would come for us to have the army truck repaired. It has been sucessful in the past in generating revenue in Liberia for the village. Also, the ministry is looking for two replacements in Liberia. The orphanage is still looking for a replacement cook (Remember that Ida, the former cook for the orphanage, passed away last December.) Also, our driver Isaiah recently stepped down. The driver is also an important job because he, along with a couple of others, has to fix the truck when it breaks down on the rough roads (which tends to happen often). Please pray that God will send us a cook and a driver. Thank you for your prayers and support!
 
February 4th, 2013:
 Shadrach and Jeremiah made it safely to Monrovia. Shadrach was able to see a doctor. He ribs are fractured but not broken. Please continue to pray for a quick recovery for Shadrach. The 5 acre field that we sent money for is currently being worked and prepared for planting. This will help the village become more independent for food. We were able to send money for rice and about 65% of the teachers salaries. Even though the teachers are not getting paid full salaries, they are still willing to stay. We thank God for their help and patience. Please continue to pray for the teachers, Shadrach, and the village. God Bless!
 
January 28th, 2013:
Please pray for Shadrach. While he was working on a roof, he fell. He thinks he has broken a few ribs but is unsure. He is in much pain. Jeremiah is taking him to Monrovia to be x-rayed. They are traveling on our small scooter, and the roads are rough. Please pray for a quick recovery for Shadrach. We will update as soon as we know more! Thank you for praying and for your support.
 
January 22nd, 2013:
We were able to send $1500 to Shadrach to clear a 5 acre piece of land for planting and growing cassava plants. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world. Cassava roots are a great source of carbohydrates. It has been the goal of the ministry to be able to grow and produce its own food there in the village. This 5 acre plot will help us take a big step in reaching that goal. Thank you for your continued support and prayers for Liberian Ministries!
 
January 14th, 2013:
Shadrach and Jeremiah made it safely back from Monrovia this morning. Jeremiah is Shadrach's right hand man. It took them four days to arrive back home at the village. They rode the motorbike up there but had to receive a ride in a truck back. They were able to purchase about 3 weeks worth of rice. We were also able to pay the teachers about 1/2 of their monthly salary. Please pray for Shadrach, Gertrude, Jeremiah, and others as they are being obedient to the call of God on their lives.
 
January 7th, 2013:
Looking back to last year we are thankful for God's blessings in 2012. As we start this new year, we would like to encourage you to consider becoming a monthly financial partner with our ministry. 100% of your donations goes directly to Liberia, Africa. The money given is used for several things such as: buying rice to feed the children in the village and orphanage, paying the teachers salaries at our school, and etc. May the Lord bless you in this coming year! If you are interested in becoming a financial partner, click here!
 
December 14th, 2012: A Message from Gene Hauser, Liberian Ministries Team Leader
 
"An update on Ida, the cook for the orphans in Liberia: There was no doctor at the hospital and Ida died. She has a brother who is blind so please pray for him and the rest of her family. The teachers and orphans as well as Shadrack, Gertrude, Jeremiah and others in the village are obviously very sad. Please keep them lifted up. Life in Liberia as well as most of the planet is very hard indeed. 

Today we will be able to send some money so that all of the orphans may receive a pair of shoes for Christmas and the 26 teachers would be able to send about $20.00 to their families in Monrovia-this for Christmas as well. This would not be possible without God's grace and the hard work of some folks and the many contributors who helped the Liberian Ministries bazaar be such a success. Please continue to support the ministry as this will mostly deplete the account. God is good and He will supply the needs."
 
December 13th, 2012:
Our village and orphanage have heavy hearts today. Ida, the cook for the orphanage who has been there from the beginning, passed away last night. She became sick a few days ago. She had a huge impact on the lives of the village, particularly the orphanage, cooking for them every day. Please remember to pray for the village, teachers, students, and the orphanage as they are dealing with their loss.
 
December 5th, 2012:
This past weekend (On Saturday Dec 1st), Trinity Church hosted a Liberian Ministry Craft and Baked Good Bazaar. We would like to thank everyone for their time and effort. We give God all of the glory! Through His mercy and grace, we were able to raise thousands of dollars for Liberian Ministry to buy rice for the children and pay the teachers part of their salaries. For the past 10-12 months, members and friends of Trinity Church worked hard at making homemade crafts including woodwork, glasswork, crochet, quilting, and painting (any many more!) The sale also consisted of delicious baked goods and yard sale items. There were a lot of people who sacrificed their own time and money over the past year to help make the Liberian Ministry Craft and Baked Good sale a success. We also would like to thank everyone who came out to support Liberian Ministries via buying something at the sale! May God bless you!
 
November 21st, 2012:
On December 1st, Trinity Church (our host church in the United States) is having a Liberian Ministry Craft and Baked Good Bazaar from 8AM until ?. All of the proceeds will go to Liberian Ministries. If you are in the area (Geneva, AL) please stop by! For Questions, Contact Trinity Church: 334-684-1166 or visit us online at trinitygeneva.org.
Crafts inclue: glasswork, woodwork, quilting, crochet, Christmas Ornaments, and more!
3 wreathes (Alabama, Auburn, and Christmas)  are being raffled. Pick up raffle tickets via Trinity Church.
 
November 13th, 2012:
Shadrach sent us a letter (via email) from Monrovia in Liberia. Everyone is thankful for the money sent in last month for the bags of rice for the children. He says that all of the children are doing fine. The only concern is with the teacher's salaries. We have not been able to pay our teachers full salaries since September. Many of our teachers have families back in Monrovia that are depending upon their salaries to support them. We all understand the teachers' frustration ( Imagine working a job but not getting paid your full salary). Liberian Ministries is funded by donations and generous gifts. Please pray that God would provide funding for food and the teachers salaries. We are only able to send what we receive. We guarantee that 100% of all monies received goes straight to Liberia (There are no overhead expenses). Thank you for your continued support! Below are a few pictures Shadrach sent us of some of the children and teachers!
 
   
 
November 2nd, 2012:
Shadrach was able to make it back safely to the village from last week's ride to Monorvio. Pray that this new month of November will bring in the finances necessary to buy rice for the kids and pay the teacher's salaries. We thank you for your support in prayer and finances!
 
October 24th, 2012:
Shadrach was able to receive a ride with a friend to Monorvia this week to pick up $2500 a week early. This is half of what we are supposed to send to Liberia each month. This $2500 will be used to purchase supplies for the store (we use the store to help generate revenue in Liberia) and pay some on the teachers salaries. Please remember to pray for our teachers at our ministry. They are truly a blessing. Even though we are not always able to send their full salaries each month, they are willing to continue to stick it out and  teach at our school.  We are very thankful for their hard work and sacrifice they make each day (Many of them are separated from their families because the village doesn't have enough housing for everyone). By your generous donations each month, you make it possible for us to send money to buy supplies, food, teacher salaries, etc. Shadrach and everyone is VERY thankful for your financial support! 
 
October 18th, 2012:
The kids have rice again! God is good! Thank you for the donations! We were able to send Shadrach around $4000. Even though that is still short of what is needed every month for the ministry to operate, we are very grateful for your financial support. Shadrach, Gertrude, and all of the people in the village are EXTREMELY thankful and are continuing to trust God. The teachers at the school have not been able to receive their full salaries for the past several months, nevertheless, they are still hanging in there. We thank God for their sacrifices. Please continue to pray for Liberian Ministries, the kids, the village, Shadrach and Gertrude, and all of our wonder teachers.
 
October 11th, 2012:
TRUCKS UPDATE: Here at our ministry, we have two trucks that are extremely important to the life of our ministry. One is an old army truck that we use to generate revenue here in Liberia. The other truck is the old two wheel drive that we use to travel 260 miles to Monorvio to pick up goods and monies. As we have stated before, we are in desperate need for a 4-wheel drive truck to travel these roads. We have a video that explains our need for a new truck. The old army truck has been torn up for the last couple of months. It is not repairable. Therefore, we have lost that $2000 a month that we have been raising over here ourselves. The loss of revenue impacts our abiblity to provide for and meet the needs of the kids and teachers here at our village. We desperately need your financial support. Please consider becoming a financial partner with us!
 
October 4th, 2012:
We have many things going on at our ministry. One of the things our ministry does is taking care of 90 orphans. We are responsible for all of their needs, schooling, feeding, clothing, medical, and ect. The ministry is spending $2500 a month to be able to meet the needs of these children. Right now we do not have all of the money to support all of these needs. It is our prayers that God will provide some funds to help buy rice for the kids and etc. If you feel God leading you to give to our ministry, instructions on how to do so can be found here.
 
September 27, 2012:
The past week we have had a couple of wonderful videos made concerning our ministry. (A big thank you to Amy Warr, a member of Trinity Church and a missionary at Camp Victory) One video is a generic video about financial support while the other is designated specifically to the need for a new truck. We encourage you to check out the videos at the following links: Liberian Support and A Need for A Truck.
 
September 19th 2012:
Below is an ariel shot of the newly constructed school. The photo was taken from a helicopter that belongs to a missionary who recently visited our ministry and village.
 
Currently, our school for the 2012/2013 year has 550 registered students. The ministry also employs 23 teachers for our school. There are always ways to give and help Liberian Ministries financially. We need financial support to support our students and pay the salaries of our teachers. You can find more information about our school at this link. Below are a couple of photos from inside on of our classrooms.
 
 
September 12th, 2012:
Shadrack, Jeremiah, and the road crew (mechanics), drove to Monrovio (260 miles) to pick up a container sent from Dothan Community Church in Dothan, AL. Once again, during this treacherous rainy season, they were stuck in the mud for four days (seems to be a normal occurrence these days). Shadrach says that with a proper 4-wheel drive truck, they would have no problem on the road. As we have mentioned before, the ministry is in a DIRE need of a new truck. This is a high priority at this point. Monrovio (260 miles away from the village) is the main place they go to pick up money and other items sent from the U.S. The normal trips to Monrovio is necessary for the operations of the ministry. Please pray about giving towards a new truck. $15,000 would get a very used truck. $35,000 would get a brand new truck.  If you would like to give, information on how you can do that is found at this link.
 
September 5th, 2012:
Last week Shadrach and some of his crew were making a trip to Sinoe, when there truck became stuck in the mud. For three days, they were stranded on this road while they waited for help to come by. The ministry is in DIRE need of a new truck. Please pray for Shadrach and Liberian Ministries, that God would send money for a truck.
 
 
August 29th, 2012:
The ministry's truck had been recently broken down. Money was sent to repair the old truck to get it working again. The truck breaking down is a common occurrence given that the truck is old and the roads in Liberia are indescribably rough. 
 
August, 22nd, 2012:
A new school year has started! Willie N Wylie Memorial Baptist Children’s Village has approximately 500 kids and children at our school. We have also welcomed  a group of new teachers, as since the school building has been completed, we have more classrooms available. With the increase of teachers, comes the increase of support for the teachers. Please pray that God would send the monies necessary for each month. You can read about the works of Liberian Ministries: here!