Thanks so much to our partner in the field for this powerful, testimony straight from Liberia
Sarah Zarwye is 13 years old. Sarah is completely helpless and can do nothing for herself. Her arms and legs are very skinny and her joints are twisted and rigid. As I stood and looked at her, I couldn’t imagine how her body could even be alive. To me it looked like there was little or no tissue between the bone and the skin. Talking, for her, takes major effort but in spite of it she managed to give a big smile and say “Thank-You, God!!”
At age three she was abandoned during the war, and was first found laying in a coconut plantation in Ivory Coast. Later she was found again laying in the city gutter. A Christian lady working in a hotel saw people looking in the gutter and went to see what it was and found little Sarah (muddy and covered with fire ants.) She was then taken to the police station but was released without a home. Somehow over the course of time she came to live at Life Village Orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia where she lives with 50 other orphans.