Children Helping Children Dream!
Children have dreams. They want to find their place in the world and change it. No matter where they live, what their life circumstance is, or how difficult their future may be, they want to achieve their dreams.
Fifteen-year-old Taylor has a dream – to one day become a civil engineer so he can build up the infrastructure of his country, Liberia. He wants to improve the war-torn roads leading into Rainbow Town, the small, rural orphanage he calls home. In the video clip below, listen as Taylor shares his aspirations for the future.
On the other side of the world, 70 middle school and high school students from Missouri’s Odessa First Baptist Church have a dream – to become world-changers.
Rainbow Town: The Documentary was screened at Odessa Baptist Church’s youth retreat. The youth sat and listened to the stories of Taylor, Alice, and Faith – all children their own age – as they shared the horrors of the Liberian civil war they survived, as well as, their hopes and dreams for the future.
After the film, the middle school and high school students actually became world-changers by donating $500 to the education of war-affected Liberian children like Taylor. The money they raised will provide two full semesters of college education for one Liberian child.
This is the power of children helping children.
Why do we care about others? Why is important to help our brothers and sisters from other cities, communities, states, countries, and cultures? Because we’re more alike than different …we all have dreams.