This month, I have decided to share with you all the 7th project Guinée Espoir is working on for December since it’s right around the corner. To learn more about Guinée Espoir visit: www.guineeespoir.com!
Michael Koroma is no ordinary guy. This 34 year old Sierra-Leon born minister has dedicated his life to the less fortunate. His philanthropic and humanitarian spirit no doubt comes from his strong faith in God but also, in his belief that every person deserves a helping hand. Michael lost his parents at a very early age and was raised by his aunt to whom he owes the person he has become today. After attending university, he became a minister and today, is the Director and Senior Minister of Call of Hope Mission International which was founded in 1996.
We were introduced to Pastor Michael by Joann Foster, a young woman who had the chance to visit and work with the mission’s children in Guinea. She only had good things to say about the Pastor and his organization. Through our many correspondences, we quickly realized that Pastor Michael is not only a generous person but is also working tirelessly to provide his “service to love and mankind”. Guinée Espoir is eager to lend a helping hand with your help!
Based in Conakry, Call of Hope Mission International is comprised of a church, school (nursery, primary and secondary) and orphanage home for the needy. The mission has plans to open a Vocational Training Institute and Health Center depending on the funding they are able to receive. Currently located in a rented building, the space is divided into 4 rooms: two bathrooms, a kitchen and a garage. The rooms are used for the library, store and office. The parlor is divided up into classrooms and the veranda also serves as a classroom (there is a total of 10). The church building and annex are both at the back of the main building.
The Mission currently provides free education to 135 kids, shelter, food and medical services to approximately 40 children who are without close relatives (orphans, abandoned street kids, handicaps, amputees from neighboring wars…) and assistance to the needy in their community. Programs such as the Good Samaritan Day which is held every 3rd Sunday of the month: people are asked to bring donations to the church for distribution to the needy within the community.
The Mission’s most pressing needs are: rent (they are often threatened to be closed down because they can’t pay on time), educational materials and supplies, salaries, funds to go towards building a Vocational Training Institute and Health Center.
Message from Pastor Koroma:
“Dear donors and philanthropists, you are the reason we are into what we are today and the reason for kids all over the world to believe their unfortunate conditions cannot deter them from being the person they are created for. I therefore would like to thank you first and foremost for taking it upon yourself to selflessly think about someone in another place suffering the blunt of life and wickedness of men.
Please keep up the good and generous work you are doing and be assured that you will be richly rewarded one day soon, and the world to come you will share in your heavenly inheritance. I urge you to please do whatever you can to help us realize our goals and objectives for the most unfortunate ones we have decided to serve in our different communities”.
Guinée Espoir needs your help to make this happen! We’d like to raise funds to help pay for the organization’s rental fees so that the kids have a sure place to stay for the next year. The yearly fee is $4,800/year. It touches our hearts to see people so dedicated to helping those less fortunate and this Mission does just that. So please join us in our efforts to make project #7 a successful one! Every little bit counts.
And remember, YOU are the ones who make the world a better place!
Thank you in advance!