Gambrell W. spent a part of her summer in Liberia, helping to train VisionTrust teachers. Below is a poem she wrote at the end of her time in the country.
This is not the end nor goodbye. It is the beginning for Liberia. Rebuilding and growing with good leaders in sight. Broken hearts are finding purpose and hope. The light is shining, darkness is fading, because Jesus is King! Shouts and praises of freedom from all tribes so loudly ring!
I came to these people with half opened hands, expecting to give all that I’d planned. My hands were opened to receive, the beautiful love these people showed me. Each person has a story, because we’re all a part of God’s! His abundant grace extended here to fix my eyes above.
He sends rain to this nation, so thirsty for hope, filling dry wells and pulling up hearts holding tightly to a rope. So many have endured, and said God’s still good, things I know that I never could!
The power of Christ in these precious hearts, joining hands, a new journey to start. One day we’ll walk together on the streets of gold, again we’ll dance and sing, but this time in the presence of our Majestic King- and yes, for eternity!
The vast ocean cannot separate the bond that God did create. For He has done far beyond what I dreamed, such providence at my weakest it seemed. So who am I to ever say, doubt or even again complain. I’ve been blessed with three meals and clean water each day, keep me mindful and humble, Abba I pray!