eBookHoping Liberia eBook • $8.99
In Hoping Liberia, John Michael Helms weaves together multiple stories—the story of his friendship with Olu Menjay, the director of Ricks Institute in Virginia, Liberia; the story of their partnership in ministry; and the story of the nation of Liberia. . . . Helms immerses readers into a period of political turmoil and violence, a devastating civil war, and the immeasurable suffering experienced by the Liberian people. In the aftermath of these harsh realities, Liberian Christians held on to hope, and Hoping Liberia is ultimately an inspirational and uplifting story of faith being lived out and the body of Christ coming together and joining hands to do God’s work.
Ricks Institute and Olu Menjay—a struggling school and a committed Christian—are together making a huge contribution to the restoration of previously war-torn Liberia. Ricks and Olu have captured the hearts and pocketbooks of a number of Christians and churches in our country. But no person has been more passionate for the support and success of Ricks than Michael Helms. An inspiring book about hope, Hoping Liberia is also a magic story of Christian stewardship.
—Dr. Walter B. Shurden
Minister at Large, Mercer University
Hoping Liberia is an inspiring work in every way. It tells a story, not just about what God is doing among Christians in Liberia, but also about the way God has tugged on Michael Helms’s heart and changed him and many others through their friendship with and service alongside Christian brothers and sisters in Liberia. This book indeed brought me much hope; maybe we Baptists can once again be known for our love and service and not for our fighting and politics. I strongly recommend Hoping Liberia.
—Dr. David P. Gushee
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics
McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University