Update on Liberia Project
I Believe . . .
Poet: John McLeod
I believe that nothing in life is unimportant
Every moment can be a beginning
And a time for decision,
Taken against the constant
background of one's faith
Each word and gesture -
whether it comes from our
Strength or our weakness
the subsequent course of our life
And the lives of those around us.
A couple of years ago, a group from our little mountain community, walked the labyrinth with a woman from Africa, Hawa P. Quaye.
She spoke of her dream to build a school in Liberia. She spoke of how the children who have no family cannot go to school, because school costs money. She spoke of her dream to help the children believe in themselves and their own dreams.
That day, we pledged to help her.
We really didn't know how we were going to do this. We are not an organization or a church. We are just a group of citizens who want to help others to grow up to be good citizens in their own communities. We walked the labyrinth and we made prayer clothes and we prayed together.
We prayed in different ways, from different belief systems, even in different languages, but we all prayed with our hearts wide open.
In January of 2015,
we purchased the land for the school!
When I called Hawa to tell her about the money, she was absolutely thrilled. She asked me to extend her gratitude to her friends in the Hot Springs community. I could hear the work going on in the background as they are working on the building. Today is a good day! For now, they will own the land and the school can be fully constructed.
Thank you to friends, family, strangers and community members who have prayed and donated to help bring this to a reality.
If you would like to be a part of this project, please send donations to us,
Rebecca or Tom Gahagan at
2441 Roaring Fork Road
Hot Springs, NC 28743