Hi there, my name is Michelle Clarkson currently living in Ocala Florida. I am an American from the great state of New York. I am 26 years old and I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism. In September of 2019, I will be moving to Liberia to work alongside an incredible individual called Eric Wowoh, the Founder of Change Agent Network. This is the organization through which I will have the chance to teach, tell stories, and help the struggling people and underserved children of Liberia, Africa. Even though Liberia is the second poorest country in the world, and fewer than 40% of children complete primary education, Eric Wowoh has faithfully listened to the Lord and through his endless labor, has successfully built 14 schools in 6 counties. Change Agent Network (CAN), is a Christ-centered non-profit organization which goal is to transform the entire nation of Liberia through quality Christian education, mentorship, sustainable development, and the hope of the Gospel. Although Liberia has been majorly affected by civil wars (1989-1996), government mismanagement, and the recent Ebola breakout in 2014, I believe in a redemptive God who is mighty to save His children. Through this organization, The Lord is not only bringing education to people who are desperately seeking knowledge, and jobs to local communities, but I believe He is rewriting the story of a country that many people know little about. I am in awe that He would want to use me in this mission.
In order to do this, I need you to partner with me. First and foremost, I need your prayer. While I am confident that the Lord has been preparing me for this, for far longer than I ever suspected, moving across the world by yourself is a daunting task. I ask that you would not only pray for me, but also for the hearts of the people that I will be working alongside, and the children I will have the privilege of serving. I ask that you would pray that they would be reminded of His hope each and every day and that the Lord would continue to use CAN in the beautiful West-African country of Liberia.
The other thing I need is financial help. Unlike my teaching job in Florida, my position in Liberia is not paid and I will need to raise money for my living expenses (everything from travel vaccines, food, gasoline for electricity, medical insurance, security, and travel.) I have seen God provide time and time again and have no doubt that He is working even in the midst of fundraising. My budget to make this transition to Liberia a success is $8,000 United States Dollars. Please help me financially to fulfill this calling upon my life. Your contributions are tax deductible.