This month June 2015, we bring you the Impact Story of one of our Pioneer Volunteers. James B. Toe who has demonstrated a true spirit of volunteerism. It is quite humbling to see and feel a new form of enlightenment in a young African leader impacting his society and people
This is Eric Wowoh. Today, I am honor and humbled to share with you another impact story from Liberia of James B. Toe, my son. James comes from a broken background, and a lost and forgotten generation.
In 2002, while I was still a refugee in Nigeria searching for somebody to take care of me. James’s father, Henry Toe brought him to me. He asked me to take care of him as if he was my own. I took him with me where ever I went and got him involved with whatever I did. Henry Toe later died in the refugee camp after a protracted illness. There was no hope of saving his life due to non-existing health care services in the camp. Four years later, James’s mother, Jessie Toe also died shortly after returning to Liberia. For the past 13 unbroken years, James Toe and I have worked together sacrificially to change the story of a corrupt, self-centered and self-promoting culture in our world.
James Toe was in the refugee camp when we started our first computer school with one single desktop computer. He graduated from that computer school and started giving back to his fellow refugees from other African countries by teaching them computer skills.
James Toe is planning to come to the U.S. on July 7, 2015 to join me in completing the work we started together in the refugee camp thirteen years ago. James will be staying in Lafayette, Louisiana my hometown in America. He is coming through the US Government’s Diversity Visa Lottery Program.
I am so excited for James and I look forward to continuing our father and son relationship as we build a solid team in America to intensify our efforts in Liberia and to fight poverty through education.
My hope is that you are able to understand and appreciate from James’ story that your partnership and support of Change Agent Network is having a lasting impact in the lives of many people around the world. Furthermore, I want to express my profound thanks and appreciation for allowing God to use you to give hope and opportunity for a purposeful live in this troubling world, to individuals like me. Because of your continual encouragement, love and support for me, I am able to extend the same to James Toe.
I want to close with a very special quote and a life code of mine from the Bible: Galatians 6:7: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”
Click here to read the full story on our website: http://www.canintl.org/impact-stories/
Moving from Grass to Grace ”Story of James Toe in his own words
Thanks and God bless!
James Toe's graduating class from the first computer school in the refugee camp in Nigeria