Meet Royal Nest

Meet Royal Nest

Meet Royal Nest

Name

Royal Nest

Oakseed ministry partner since 2021

Location

Monrovia, Liberia

Ministry Focus

Education for Impoverished Children

About Royal Nest

Liberia’s government cannot provide educational resources to the poor, so Mission Bethel Church stepped into this void by starting Royal Nest Awareness Christian Academy, a tuition-free Christian school for impoverished children in the slums of Monrovia, Liberia. The gospel is shared in the classroom through Christ-centered curriculum, and school employees conduct home visits. Through this ministry, children and families are exposed to the gospel and folded into the church for fellowship and discipleship.

Royal Nest helps 500 underprivileged children break the cycle of poverty through education. Each year, Royal Nest hosts community outreach days on Liberia’s Independence Day (July 26) and Christmas Day where 300 community children gather for a meal, clothing distribution, and special gifts. The ministry also hosts a soccer program so children can develop positive friendships and cultivate team-building skills. Royal Nest’s ongoing generosity to the community directs families to the gospel and the local church.

About Liberia

Liberia, located in West Africa, is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the world’s poorest countries and, while poverty rates in the capital city of Monrovia are improving somewhat, slums and rural areas suffer an overwhelming 81% poverty rate. In addition, Liberia’s life expectancy is among the lowest in the world, with only about five percent of the country’s population living to be older than 60.

Liaison Notes

At Royal Nest, the gospel is proclaimed in just about every parent-teacher and assembly meeting, with the goal of bringing parents to Christ and incorporating them into the church. The staff are passionate about serving the children, and the school is well-known in the community for its compassion.

Prayer Points

  1. The staff desires to win the parents’ hearts to the Lord through their children as they hear the gospel and are changed by it. Please pray for the Lord to give the children new hearts of faith in Him and win their parents’ hearts as well.
  2. Pray for the children at Royal Nest to come to faith in Jesus, grow academically and spiritually through their classes, and escape the cycle of poverty.
  3. Pray for the Lord to sustain the director as he seeks to lead the school and impact the children with the gospel.
  4. Royal Nest is in the process of expanding their space to accommodate more students. Pray for the Lord to help the project finish on schedule.

Oakseed offers several ways to support Royal Nest as they seek to bring the gospel to their community, including prayer resources and financial support. Please visit our prayer or bazaar catalog pages for more information.