Ministry Update: Angel Care (Liberia)

Ministry Update: Angel Care (Liberia)

Ministry Update: Angel Care (Liberia)

Almost half of all Liberian women have experienced domestic violence, whether as children or as adults. The cycle of trauma is perpetuated as they, in turn, respond to their children in negative ways. Not only are the mothers affected, but the children are more likely to grow up to seek love, acceptance, and purpose in the wrong places.

Seeking to address this crisis, Angel Care holds quarterly two-week-long parenting classes for pregnant women and mothers of young children. The goal is to bring the gospel to bear on the women’s lives, teaching them that they and their children are worthy of dignity because they are made in God’s image.

During the two-week classes, sessions approach this goal from different aspects. A counselor works with the women to understand the root cause of their trauma, while a pastor teaches them the biblical role of mothers. A teacher then takes what they have learned and walks them through how to parent from early infancy through the teenage years. After these sessions, a lawyer presents the legal implications of parenting in an abusive way.

Angel Care ended its spring training class with seventy-five mothers in attendance. They also provided small cash loans for at least ten mothers to help them start businesses to help provide for their families.

Prayer Points

  • Please pray for the Lord to bring these mothers to faith in Jesus.
  • Pray for Him to help them find hope and dignity in Jesus and heal them from past trauma.
  • Pray for Him to equip them to be godly mothers, caring for their children, parenting with wisdom, and pointing their little ones to Christ.
  • Pray for the Lord to break the devastating cycle of domestic violence in Liberia.