Morris Sheriff is no stranger to a rough and difficult life. He knows what it is to suffer as a child. He knows what it is to be a drunk, and he knows all about street culture.
Morris grew up in a remote “bush” area of Liberia, West Africa. He suffered from polio as a child and since then has not been able to walk. Morris says he spent his childhood crawling on his hands and knees, not even knowing what a wheelchair was.
As an adult, Morris moved out of the bush and into Monrovia—Liberia’s capital city. Soon he turned to drinking and spending time on the streets. Being wheelchair-bound didn’t keep Morris from fighting. He was well able to look out for himself in the rough street culture of Monrovia.
Eventually, though, something changed. Morris came in close contact with some devoted Christians, and as Liberians would say, he got serious about “God business.” Serious enough, in fact, that he is now in instruction class at Hope Mennonite Church near Monrovia and looking forward to baptism.
Morris now uses his energies, not to fight and look out for himself, but to teach others about Jesus, the One who made such a difference for him. Most days you will find Morris assembling Lamp and Light Bible correspondence course booklets or grading tests that enrollees have returned. The hundreds of books that pass through Morris’s hands are sent to many people of many backgrounds all over Liberia.
CAM financially supports Light Mennonite Church, which began in 2000, and its sister church, Hope Mennonite, which started in 2011. Between the two, membership has grown to over 100 national members. CAM also supports church planting efforts in Suceava, Romania, and La Source, Haiti. These churches benefit our field staff and open spiritual opportunities in the community.
As a result of your support, and God’s blessing on these church plants, many others like Morris have broken away from generations of sinful living and are now walking with Jesus.
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“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.” Revelation 7:9