Today is one of the dearest days of my life. Today we the Foundation for Women celebrated 10 years of service to the people and country of Liberia. Never in my wildest dreams…
We had a wonderful program at our new office with very special partners, clients, and friends – lots of special stories and lots of celebration – and so much thanks to God! Joy!
Everything about today filled my heart with so much love and gratitude:
The very best FFW Liberia staff ever!
Wonderful leadership by our COO David Beyan!
Treasured friendship with the Vice President of this country and his entire team!
Ma Annie, Marie Flomo, Angela Benson – and so many women leaders here connected to us!
More than 25,000 microfinance loans to women in 14 of 15 counties!
100+ school partners thanks to our fabulous partnership with Edify!
90 schools trained in the very best education practices due to our partnership with the University of San Diego!
Many girls in school due to our scholarship program!
Son Moses is excelling and helping to introduce skateboarding to this country!
And my dear friend David Browne and his family bought a huge bag of rice today for the first time in three years – after having no food for over a week – thanks to our dear friend, past board member, and banker Jennifer and her family…
None of this would have been possible without all of you – every one of you! – who over the last decade, two decades, have been standing next to and supporting the work of the Foundation for Women. God had a very good idea so many years ago now and I was blessed to hear it – the Foundation for Women was born. How I wish I could have had you all here with us today… You would have been amazed and overwhelmed by the impact you have had and continue to have in this beautiful country and around the globe…
Connections, conversations, events this Thanksgiving weekend have touched my heart like no other Thanksgiving time in my life. When you have a moment, please turn away from the angst and stress in America and the world and view the goodness that we all have created together. Please be inspired by the unwavering trust and love of the Liberian people, your sisters and brothers. Please view two short films – ONLY LOVE and HOPE www.ONLYLOVEisbest.com and www.ONLYHOPEisbest.com and know how much you are loved and appreciated by so many!
With a heart bursting with Thanksgiving love and gratitude,
“Faith is our assurance that there is a Divine plan of infinite love at work even in the most challenging moments, and that we are a part of that plan. Faith gives us the confidence to move ahead with vast visions in the face of enormous odds; it is an invitation to work in active partnership with the Divine in service of a better world.” - Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership