Living Stone Outreach Primarily, our mission is to assist people in meeting their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and education, networking with organized teams of field operators in places of operation, with the goal of enriching life, strengthening hope, and enabling reconciliation.
Beyond the immediate needs of feeding the people, there needs to be efforts to empower the people and regain their ability to provide for themselves. Education must extend to getting the children back into schools. There are schools in place for many of the children, but the funds to pay for it is not for most of the families. Our outreach will provide needed funds to pay for the children’s basic elementary education.
There are many children who have been displaced from their natural families because of war torn years. Other families have taken them in, but the burden is great when the funds are not there to buy food, clothing and education. Living Stone Outreach will grow to providing sponsorship for verified children and families in need of basic provisions. A little US money goes a long way in Africa.
The West African Republic of Liberia, founded by black Americans, has seen 15 years of devastating civil war that ravaged the country and left more than 150,000 dead. Though the war has ended, hundreds still live in refugee camps in neighboring countries. Many fathers, husbands and guardians were lost to fighting, leaving women and children alone and vulnerable. Infrastructure and necessities such as electricity and water have been destroyed. A generation of children is growing up with the devastations of war and with little schooling. Many children have simply been abandoned. The needs in Liberia are desperate and urgent. People without the hope of employment scavenge the streets each day in search of a meal.
Though elections have taken place in Liberia and a government is now in place, and though the international community is now responsible for security with 15,000 UN Peacekeeping troops stationed in the country, the plight of the Liberian people is still desperate and challenging. It requires compassionate intervention.
“Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, …”
- Galatians 6:9-10