Skip to content

Cart

Your cart is empty

Article: Amani Comes Full Circle: Announcing Amani Liberia

Amani Comes Full Circle: Announcing Amani Liberia

Twenty years ago, pain and loss gripped Liberia as civil conflict broke out.

But today, the hope of peace emerges.

Becky Chinchen, founder of Amani ya Juu, vividly recalls stopping at a checkpoint 18 years ago with her family, starting their long journey into exile. After several attempts to stay in Liberia, they were forced to leave. “We are here to share God’s peace,”were Becky’s words as she faced the barrel of a gun carried by a child soldier in the village of Lapia. “I’m not here for peace, I‘m here to kill!” were the words shouted back. These words still echo in her memory today. This was Becky’s last attempt to plea for peace as she evacuated, leaving Liberian soil for what she imagined would be forever. In 1996, Amani ya Juu was founded in Kenya, far away from the Liberian war. Amani offered a place where wounds could heal, life could be resuscitated, and purpose could be restored. Peace was lived out in Kenya and soon passed to sister centers in Rwanda, Burundi, and Washington, D.C.  And now, God’s peace for families and communities is ready to come full circle with Amani Liberia. Where war robbed an entire nation of peace through brutal civil conflict, Amani ya Juu became a haven of peace. Where peace had been snuffed out many years ago in the little Liberian border town, peace will be passed again. Amani is coming to Liberia, usurping the power of the evil, and reclaiming the country with God’s peace - Amani ya Juu!

What Will Amani Liberia Look Like?

  • In a community where 85% of the population is unemployed, Amani will offer jobs and skills training.
  • To those who have never had a chance to dream, Amani will offer hope.
  • In a country where the moral fabric of society has been unraveled by civil conflict, Amani will mentorand disciple others in faith.
  • To a country lacking in professional capacity, Amani will provide skills and leadership training to emerging leaders.
  • Where churches are stuck in Sunday religious practices and traditions, Amani will engage inholistic ministry to the body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Join us in bringing Amani back to Liberia.

Prospective site of Amani Liberia Amani’s team in Liberia plans to renovate a building that now stands as just a shell.  Plans have already begun for gathering materials and generating products and patterns.  The plan is to launch in March 2011. It’s an ambitious goal. Amani Liberia is looking for partners. Many have already stepped in to support the renovation of the building soon to be Amani Liberia's home.  Will you join Amani in bringing peace back to Liberia with a gift to outfit the new Amani Liberia center? Gifts to support Amani Liberia will be used for startup costs, including:
  • Sewing machines
  • Sewing materials
  • Stitching kits
  • Fabric
  • Furnishings
  • An Amani Liberia sign board
Give online now.  Click here to make a direct donation to Amani ya Juu's work in Liberia. Donations can also be sent to: Amani Foundation P.O. Box 28133 Chattanooga, TN 37424 Your year-end donation is tax-deductible.

Amani extends peace - God’s transforming peace - to Liberia!

Leave a comment

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

All comments are moderated before being published.

Continue Reading...

Angelique's Journey to Education: A Story of God's Goodness

Angelique's Journey to Education: A Story of God's Goodness

Angelique managed to complete her primary education at 32 years old. Her life is a testimony of God’s grace and strength in times of adversity. What motivated you to go back to school and finish? I...

Read more
Reflections on Motherhood

Reflections on Motherhood

A reflection on motherhood from the women of Amani Kenya...  The Word of God gives me a purpose – to love God more above everything else. Godly motherhood is a product of fulfilling our purpose and...

Read more
Partner Highlight: Birke Kibnesh & Friends

Partner Highlight: Birke Kibnesh & Friends

In Ethiopia, Leprosy is still highly stigmatized. Because of this, most people with visible effects from leprosy are excluded and ostracized, forcing the affected to resort to begging for survival....

Read more