President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee the Liberian co-winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Prize winning (this week! Oct. 5th 2011) Leymah Gbowee (on right). I took this photo last month at her Chicago Book signing.


"Do the right thing. Yet do it for Love"

I am back. It feels great to be working on my life calling of helping the poor again. I am ready to get on with the work of both helping the needy and inspiring Americans to greater levels of love.

As in the 90s, I am focusing on one country. I felt that with my limited resources that I should find the neediest people that I am capable of helping. At this point it seems to be recently war ravaged Liberia.

English speaking and very high on the neediest country list it seemed the obvious choice. Founded by freed slaves from the U.S. in the 1800s it recently suffered decades long civil war and brutal dictators destroying most infrastructure. The people have heroically rebounded with an excellent democracy and Africa's only elected woman leader. The infrastructure hasn't.

-No public library
-50% of all children die before age 5
-No traffic lights
-No land phone service
-No power plant electricity outside of the capitol
-Severe malnutrition.

I am planning on a three week trip there in Feburary to visit charities, learn, pray, and seek God's will on how to help. Of particular focus for me right now are feeding centers and help for the physically challenged.
Mother Teresa's ideals of helping the poorest are in my heart.

Specifically, I need to chat with someone with in depth knowledge of the current poverty situation and the names and locations of any feeding centers.

Thanks for your Prayers. Advice. Support.


Liberia's Leymah Gbowee and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have co-won (along with a Yemeni woman) the Nobel peace prize.  Just this week!  (Oct. 6th, 2011).

I met Leymah just last month at her book signing and movie showing in Chicago.  Her women's prayer and peace group was instrumental in ending the decade's long civil war and establishing a real democracy.  The movie (on netflix) "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" is very well done.  I took the small picture of her (she is on the right) at the book signing.  Prayer and mass civil protest, can end ugly wars.  I recommend the movie.

The Liberian President (Pictured above left) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is and was the only woman ever elected president in Africa.  She is up for re-election this month.