Liberia is a lush, rolling-hill country on the West African coast racked by former civil war and ebola crises.
God Led Us
Late 2018, the Lulu NA board asked Pastor Sonnel if he would go into Liberia and find a pastor to partner with.
Through visions and prayer, Sonnel was led to the doorstep of Pastor David Zawu, a man who moved home to his village more than a decade ago to start a school for over 500 children, to oversee 75 churches, to start an agricultural and livestock program, and to build a health center.
Partner with us
Although founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia is mostly inhabited by indigenous Africans, with the slaves’ descendants comprising 5% of the population.
According to the CIA World Factbook, the average age of its citizens is 17.9 years.
English is its official language. The country’s capital and largest city is Monrovia. Sierra Leone is its neighbor.
Liberia is Africa’s oldest republic. Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic the country had 50 doctors for its population of 4.3 million. The country’s health system was seriously weakened by a civil war that ended in 2003.
Pastor David Zawu is the overseer of three churches in Liberia. It is his hope to see the church become a bright light in Liberia, lifting his people out of darkness and despair through the hope of Jesus Christ.
Other ways God is using Pastor Zawu
- by sustaining local communities through rice, cocoa and palm farms, as well as the rearing of goats.
- assisting families in the churches he oversees through a microloan program.
- Pastor Zawu received a dream in 2008 telling him to start a school offering affordable education for families. Now it has over 750 students.
What God is doing
In the villages of Liberia, Pastor Zawu is supporting multiple villages and schoolchildren by clearing land, planting rice farms, and raising up palm and cocoa nurseries. He also rears goats and pigs. The goal is for Pastor Zawu to be able to fully support the ministry God has given him through agriculture.
Sustainable farming not only helps pastors raise up fathers who can provide for their families, but most importantly, it enables them to both plant — and harvest — the seeds of the gospel.
Many parents in Africa struggle to make ends meet, not because they don’t work hard enough — they work sunup to sundown, trying to sell fuel or purchasing a few items from the market to sell in their village, or doing neighbors’ washing, or selling whatever food they grow in their garden — but because they don’t receive fair wages or fair opportunities. This unfairness makes it difficult to help provide for their children, and may mean they have to give their children away.
Microloans invest in a family business, giving parents the honor of providing for their own.
Caring for the Vulnerable
We are honored to partner with Pastor David Zawu, a man who received a dream in 2008 telling him to start a school for his own people. Using just $200 he started this school which now cares for over 750 vulnerable children. He and his churches are also operating two farms in the hopes of providing a full-time feeding program for the school and nearby communities.
For over a decade this school has operated without any national or international support. It is our desire to come alongside the vision Pastor Zawu has for his country, in honor of his faithfulness to Christ and his commitment to his people.
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