MEET ANGEL CARE
Angel Care is a pregnancy center in the midst of a maternal healthcare desert. Liberia is ranked 10th for maternal mortality rates in the world. Prenatal care is hard to come by in Liberia, and even more so for those living in poverty.
Compounding the difficulty for women in Liberia is the pervasiveness of domestic violence. Around 49 percent of Liberian women experience domestic violence in their home—that is almost half of all women in the country. Widespread domestic violence results in unhealthy and destructive habits of interaction within families.
Angel Care steps into this brokenness through offering two-week parenting classes. During the parenting class, counselors work with women to process the trauma from abuse and help mothers learn healthy ways to interact with their kids—instead of following the unhealthy ones modeled in many Liberian homes.
Women like Krubo hear about God’s plan for healthy relationships and are given hope in the steadfastness and love of Christ.
Krubo is a single mom of five children. She had experienced more disappointment and hardships than she could count. Bitterness and anger consumed her heart. Rude words escaped her mouth and reached the ears of her children. But when Krubo started attending Angel Care programs, her disposition shifted. She started to understand the trauma she and her children experienced, began to heal from the abuse, and attends church as she learns more about God.
GOD PROVIDED A NEW START
When Wothy Freeman became a Christian, her Muslim husband refused to provide basic support to her, and she struggled to meet her children’s needs. Through a gift from the Oakseed bazaar catalog, Wothy was given a sewing machine to start her own tailoring business. Today she is a successful seamstress in her community and fully self-sufficient. With a heart to help, she also trains other poor women and young girls from her church and neighborhood to become seamstresses. Through Wothy’s compassion, her business continues to thrive while she teaches women a tangible skill and helps these ladies discover hope in Jesus.
Please pray for the Lord to preserve the lives of mothers and babies and break the devastating cycle of domestic violence in Liberia by bringing them to faith in Christ.
In addition to prayer, Oakseed’s bazaar catalog offers tangible ways to provide for Angel Care as they minister to impoverished mothers, including:
- Basic hygiene and medicine: Your gift will provide an impoverished woman with basic hygiene supplies such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitary pads, and other items. While we may consider these basic items, they are often too expensive for the women at Angel Care to purchase on their own.
- Prenatal vitamins and care: Your gift will provide prenatal vitamins, medical checks, hygiene supplies, and other prenatal care to a woman who lacks access to maternal healthcare.
- Baby Bundle: This bundle contains baby blankets, diapers, wipes, baby soap, and other essential infant care supplies. They are given to new mothers after delivery.
- Sponsor a trauma counselor for a parenting class: Counselors work with women as they process trauma and learn to interact with their children in a healthy way. Your gift will sponsor the honorarium and food costs of a counselor during a two-week parent training course.
- Where most needed: Your gift will be meet the critical needs of mothers at Angel Care.