Albertha’s new glasses

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*Sorry we’ve been gone so long…   We plan to get these stories out much more consistently in the coming months and hope you enjoy sharing them with the children God has placed in your lives!

Check out a video about Albertha’s story of sight renewed by clicking here: Sight Renewed

Albertha is a 17 year old girl who lives in Liberia and enjoys playing kickball.  The small, coastal, African country of Liberia is still recovering from

a 14-year Civil War that ended in 2003. The Liberian people are struggling to rebuild their lives after having almost everything taken away from them by the gruesome war. Even after 10 years of peace, the vast majority of Liberians still do not have electricity or running water, and many children do not have access to adequate education or health care.

Albertha is one of these children who had to drop out of school. Her father died, and she lives in a house with 5 other people including her mother and grandmother. Her grandmother works as a nurse for the government, but she is the only one in the household that has a job. The family eats one meal a day and live together in a house without electricity and running water.

Another problem Albertha had was that she couldn’t see very well. This made reading and learning difficult. Things began to get better in several ways for Albertha.  She got the opportunity to enroll in school when VisionTrust came into her village and started a learning center. Albertha now has prescription glasses given to her by a doctor – she can read better because of the glasses which helps her a lot in school.

Through her new experiences at school and getting her glasses, Albertha was able to hear and understand that Jesus loves her and wants to have a relationship with her. She decided to follow Jesus and is continuing to learn more about Him. She now feels God’s love and understands that she has hope for eternity.

Discussion Questions:

  • Do you wear glasses or contacts? What would be some of the difficulties you would have if you couldn’t see very well and had no glasses or contacts to help you see better?
  • How many meals do you eat everyday? Can you imagine just eating one time a day?
  • What were some of the good changes that happened in Albertha’s life?  What have been some good things God has been doing in your life recently?

Fun Fact:

Liberia has amazing beaches, a rich supply of minerals and forests, and a great climate for agriculture.

Prayer Request:

Please pray for the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.  For more specific information click here: www.visiontrust.org/ebola 

Pray for Albertha to continue to grow in her relationship with Jesus.

Scripture: 

“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law.” Psalm 119:18

 

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