Updated: Sep 10, 2021

Mission of Mercy Outreach has extended its mission to Liberia, West Africa.

As we work to enhance the Kingdom of God to every nation around the world, Mission of Mercy Outreach has embarked on the establishment of a mission Center in Liberia, West Africa.

Brief History About Liberia

Liberia is Africa's oldest republic, but it became known in the 1990s for its long-running, ruinous civil war that devastated the country and plague the population into extreme poverty

Liberia is located on the West Coast of Africa with a population of 3.489 million, bordered by Sierra Leone to the west, Cote D’Ivoire on the east, Guinea to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the South.

Liberia has 579 km of coastline and 111,370 sq. km. land mass with 15 political subdivisions known as Counties namely, Bomi, Bong, Gbarpolu, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Lofa, Margibi, Maryland, Montserrado, Nimba, River Cess, River Gee, Sinoe.

English is the official language with 16 local languages. It has a mixed legal system of common law (based on Anglo-American law) and customary law and an annual rainfall of 4,650mm per year in the coastal areas and 2,240mm in the interior and possesses about 40% of the West Africa’s rainforest.

Christians in Liberia form 85.6% of the population, Muslims 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.4% (2008 Census). Liberia is rich in natural resources, including iron ore, gold, diamonds, timbers and rubber. Freed slaves from the United States settled in Liberia in 1822.

By 1847, the country declared her independence becoming the first black independent country in Africa where Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic. Liberia has a Republican form of government with three branches including Legislature, Judiciary and Executive.

In 1980, a military coup led by Samuel Doe ushered in a decade of authoritarian rule. After 142 years of stability and a one party system of government, Liberians experienced violent conflict in December 1989 to 2003 when Charles Taylor launched a rebellion against Doe's regime that led to a prolonged civil war in which DOE himself was killed including about 250,000 people.

The crises had immense social, political, and humanitarian implications. The system of governance collapsed resulting in abuses of human rights. A period of relative peace in 1997 allowed for elections that brought TAYLOR to power, but major fighting resumed in 2000.

In August of 2003, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) led peace talks in Accra, Ghana ended the war and restored peace to the country.

Sadly in 2013, again the country One of the hardest-hit countries by Ebola, that took thousands of lives and devastated the economy .

Despite its abundant natural wealth and favorable geographic location, Liberia is among the world’s poorest countries. While poor households are heavily concentrated in rural areas, urban poverty also poses a significant challenge. In 2016, more than 2.2 million Liberians were unable to meet their basic food needs, of which almost 1.5 million (68%) resided in rural areas, 1.6 million were below the food-poverty line, and 670,000 lived in extreme poverty. Regional and urban-rural disparities in poverty rates widened in the wake of the Ebola crisis and the collapse of global commodity prices. (World bank Oct 16, 2020)

The country is rich in natural resources which include iron ore, diamonds, gold, fertile soil, fishery and forestry. However, the economic potential of these assets remains largely untapped.

Mission of Mercy Outreach Works In Liberia

In Liberia West Africa, Mission of Mercy Outreach Ministries has developed through its local Leadership not only limited to the preaching of the Gospel but with two other main elements as a holistic approach:

  1. Educational endeavors in building up of schools, from elementary schools up to professional and university education; and health care with clinics and dispensaries.

  2. Churches, and among them Mission of Mercy Outreach Ministries, helped to raise a generation of indigenous leaders in church and state. Linked to the poor economic, educational and health conditions, the mission in Liberia will remain dependent on outside support in personnel and finances.

What you can do

Pray for Us, Donate, and Join Our Field Trip.

The men and women of Mission of Mercy Outreach Ministries live on faith and therefore we do not charge for our ministry. We operate solely through donations. As full-time Evangelists for the last twenty-five years we have supported our ministry and families through the generosity of the people we have ministered to.

We are continually being invited to the poorest of countries to encourage the love of God. We never refuse a request to minister if our finances and schedule permit us to go that is while we are present in Africa. Your financial support enables us to share the Gospel wherever we are invited.

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Mission of Mercy Outreach Inc

1015 North Combee Road

Lakeland, Florida 3301

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