By John Michael Helms

In Hoping Liberia, John Michael Helms weaves jointly a number of stories—the tale of his friendship with Olu Menjay, the director of Ricks Institute in Virginia, Liberia; the tale in their partnership in ministry; and the tale of the country of Liberia. . . . Helms immerses readers right into a interval of political turmoil and violence, a devastating civil conflict, and the immeasurable affliction skilled through the Liberian humans. within the aftermath of those harsh realities, Liberian Christians hung on to pray, and Hoping Liberia is eventually an inspirational and uplifting tale of religion being lived out and the physique of Christ coming jointly and becoming a member of fingers to do God’s work.

John Michael Helms is pastor of the 1st Baptist Church in Jefferson, Georgia. He holds a doctorate of ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary, a grasp of divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a bachelor of technology from Samford college. His first booklet, discovering Our Way—An Introspective trip in the course of the Labyrinth of lifestyles was once released in 2006. He has received a variety of writing awards from The Amy origin, and his sermons were well-known for awards by means of the Baptist historical past and history Society. He and his spouse, Tina, have grownup sons, John, a US Marine, and Ryan, an All-American diver on the college of Tennessee.

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