African Bible College
The civil war in Liberia recently ended, leaving in its wake a shattered nation with a bleak future. As with the nation so went the church. Heavily damaged in population by hatred and in buildings by weapons fire, this former American colony has to work with little to rebuild. Help has come from Christians in the southern U.S.
Southerners are all too familiar with rebuilding after total wars and natural disasters. They have leant their help and experience to the church in Liberia. So far, the response to this help has been enthusiastic and efforts to build and rebuild churches have begun.
The African Bible College specifically has been trying to “begin again” as they put it. In 1994 the war became so bad that the campus had to be closed. Several buildings throughout the campus have been damaged, unfinished, or just neglected until they needed massive restoration to be usable. Efforts to rebuild have begun and the college is trying to first rebuild the buildings that are just damaged and then build the ones that are gone. For that reason a large push has been made to rebuild the school’s gym. The college is hopeful that soon they will have, “the only Gymnasium in the country of Liberia.”