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Liberia: President Launches $3 Million Vocation School Project in Margibi County

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President Joseph Boakai Saturday launched a $3 million project to construct the Mother Vera A. Stephens Ministries in Margibi County, Liberia. This initiative aims to continue the legacy of the late missionary and her unwavering commitment to providing education and Christian values to Liberian children.

The 70-acre land for the project was financially acquired from the Kaine’s family in Electoral District #4 of Margibi County, with 40 acres already cleared for the commencement of construction. During the ceremony, President Boakai praised Mother Stephens for her exemplary life, recounting his personal experiences with the dedicated missionary.

“Mother Stephens’ unwavering faith, love for children, and dedication to education have left an indelible mark on our society,” said Boakai. “This project is a testament to her impactful legacy and our shared responsibility to empower individuals, foster love, and promote unity among our people.”

The comprehensive scope of the mission includes a high school, clinic, vocational school, children’s playground, and staff housing, all designed to provide education and Christian values to Liberian children. Rachel Stephens, the visionary behind the project and CEO, expressed her commitment to carrying on Mother Vera A. Stephens’ mission.

Born in Chicago in 1918, Mother Vera A. Stephens heeded Christ’s Great Commission and relocated to Monrovia, Liberia, in 1966.

Her passion for Liberia and her dedication to educating children led her to establish the Bethesda Christian boarding school in 1983, even during the challenges posed by the civil war. Her perseverance and faith inspired many to embrace Christ and pursue education, even in turbulent times.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by government officials and community members, who made pledges to support the $3 million project. The Mother Vera A. Stephens Ministries (Mission School) aims to continue the late missionary’s legacy, providing hope and making a positive impact on the lives of Liberians, particularly those most in need, while also striving to create a broader global influence.

 

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