Liberian Children’s Ministry uses MAF flights to reach remote parts of the country as the organisation supports thousands to get an education.
Joe Boway has seen generations of children in rural areas build a brighter future for themselves through the work of the Liberian Children’s Ministry (LCM).
The superintendent for LCM travels to isolated communities in Zwedru, Foya and Sinoe where most kids can expect a future in farming. His organisation helps young people get an education that gives them options through academic and vocational skills.
“I do enjoy working with the kids, especially, seeing kids who are eager to learn academic education,” said Joe. “The school not only runs academic education and Biblical teaching but also vocational skills in tailoring.
“The students respond to the teaching very effectively, but the love of Jesus Christ is also shared, children are encouraged to worship Christ in different churches.
“I have been working with the organisation for the past twenty years, and the kids that began the ministry are grown and out of college, some are working, and others are running their ministry. It brings joy to my heart to see students with a brighter future.’’
Joe was born in the jungle areas of Liberia but settled in the USA after the Civil War. Through the ministry, he returns to the jungle areas to support educational opportunities by sponsoring children in school, supplying furniture and training teachers.
He said travelling with MAF from Liberia’s capital Monrovia made a big difference to LCM’s ability to reach rural areas.
“MAF flights are a blessing to the Liberian Children’s Ministry. Both organisations share similar goals of bringing hope and help to people in isolated areas, and most people within the rural areas focus on farming as a career,” he said.
“The partnership is helpful, not only the organisation is benefiting but the students are gaining as well; they admire the flights whenever the plane lands in our area of operations. Thank you, MAF for your endless blessings to the children’s ministry.”
The organisation is building schools in the interior of Liberia, where the kids are embracing the challenge to achieve quality education.
Currently, the school in Zwedru, in the southeast of Liberia close to the border with Cote d’Ivoire, has 1100 students and the total number of students in the various counties is approximately 6500 students.
“The LCM has been partnering with MAF from the very beginning of MAF's operations in Liberia,” Joe said.
“I do appreciate that it has made my job easier travelling in the rural areas to impact knowledge with the children. For years we drove on rough roads, and it was the most difficult moment on the bad roads.
“MAF flights have made a big difference of reaching people in the interior part of Liberia.
“Congratulations MAF for the great service. We pray for love, unity, and peace to complete our work on earth to bring joy to the hearts of the citizens of Liberia.”