Zogos are perverse citizens of Liberia, mainly youth who are involved in street crimes such as theft, physical attack and harassment of pedestrians. They are mostly found in ghettos, cemeteries, market places, unfinished buildings, liquor shops and on street corners. The main sources of income for zogos are thievery, car loading and begging. The continuous abuse of drugs and other addictive substances is affecting them (zogos) even more. Generally, they are seen and considered as street criminals and thugs in Liberia.
“The Bible insists that the best test of a nation’s righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable in its midst.” — Jim Wallis, Christian writer and social activist
“Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.” — Adam Schiff, U.S. representative
Before Saul became an Apostle of Jesus Christ, his primary goal was to eradicate Christians. He was more ruthless in his pursuit of Christians as he believed he was doing it in the name of God. He was considered a religious terrorist. Acts 8:3 states, “He began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.” A miraculous transformation took place in Saul’s life when he encounters Jesus Christ on his way to Damascus, and Saul became known as Paul (Acts 13:9). Paul wrote 13 of the books of the New Testament when he became a new creature through Jesus Christ, and his leadership principles is one of the best.
God can save anyone! The remarkable story of Paul repeats itself every day as sinful, broken people all over the world are transformed by God’s saving grace through Jesus Christ. Some of these people have done despicable things to others, while some just try to live a moral life thinking that God will smile upon them on the day of judgment. When we read the story of Paul and know what he had done, it is difficult for us to believe that God would allow into heaven religious extremists who murder innocent women and children.
Today, we might see people on death row as unworthy of redemption because their crimes against humanity are just too great. Yet we live our lives in a sinful manner, expecting that God will be impressed by the fact that we haven’t killed anyone. The story of Paul is a story that can be told today—he isn’t worthy in our eyes of a second chance, yet to God he is worthy. The truth is that every person matters to God, from the “good, decent,” average person to the “wicked, evil” degenerate. Only God can save a soul from hell.
We learn from the life of Paul that anyone can be a humble, powerful witness for Jesus Christ. Arguably, no other human figure in the Bible demonstrated more humility while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as Paul. Acts 20:19 tells us that he “served the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to him through the plots of the Jews.” In Acts 28:31, Paul shares the good news of Jesus Christ: “Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul was not afraid to tell others what the Lord had done for him.
Most people are like Jesse. They have eyes, but they cannot see. Zogos are considered the black sheep of Liberia. But we believe that God sees things deep within them that others cannot see. God saw a king in a shepherd boy (David). God saw an Apostle in Saul at the time he was eradicating Christians, and most people called him religious terrorist. Just as Saul encountered Jesus Christ on his way to Damascus, we believe Zogos will encounter Jesus Christ through our initiative, deliverance, and they will preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
That’s why we take pride in serving humanity because we go after everybody the world has ignored and bring the good out of them through the blood of Jesus Christ, and we help them understand their God given potential. We will work tirelessly with bible believing churches across the globe to help deliver these men and women (Zogos) from the hands of the enemy through the power of Jesus Christ. We will work to provide them vocational training, food, educational assistance, psychosocial support, spiritual support and help incorporate them back into society. Your support of this organization will allow us to be the hands and feet of hope to Zogos in Liberia, and to those who societies had ignored all around the world.