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It’s Graduation Season

Show off your Graduate

There is nothing better than walking across the stage and it doesn’t matter when you do it, just do it!!!

Congratulations Chloe

Homeless Teen

These are the stories that warm your heart. Tupac Mosley became homeless when his Father died. He slept in Tent Cities and got the help of non-Profits all the while maintaining a 4.3 GPA. Hats off to you.... Tupac has earned $3 Million Schoolarships

You can't beat Grit

Autherine Lucy Foster

Was ousted out of the University of Alabama back in 1956 due to riots on campus. Some did not like the fact that she was Black. Well she beat the odd and now has her degree 63 years later. 

Esther Okade

This 10 year old Math Genius will be getting her Bachelors Degree at the age of 14 years old. 

Christopher Holliday

Christopher has defied the stereotype. He got a perfect score on his ACT!!!

Share your Grad Story

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Diamond’s Graduation Party

Congratulations Diamond!!!

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The McGowans

Congratulations!!!

Philip McGowan graduated from High School

Stephanie McGowan graduated from University

The McGowan Family

Stephanie and Philip made their family proud!!!!

Family and Community came together to celebrate!!!

The McGowan Family have a beautiful story which includes love, a journey across oceans and 3 children that will carry on their Families legacy.

The McGowan siblings spoke from the heart and give each other words of wisdom

Our Liberian Community has long deep close ties with this family. Thank you Stephanie and Philip. You have made us proud.

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Marie S. Kroumah Graduation Party

Congratulations Marie

Marie S. Kroumah 

Date: May 25th 2019

Location: Virtuosity Hall

Marie Graduated with her bachelors Degree in Education

Marie showed so much grace and gratitude for the village that helped her through the though times. 

The Village

It takes a village to raise a strong, kind, loving women. Celebrate Marie…You did it!!!!

The Village

The Village is stronger and better because now there is one more role model for the ones that have yet to come.  
“When you educate a woman woman you educate a village”-African Proverbs

The Guest Speaker, Henry Kechulah, President of the Liberian Association of Greater Houston.

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Rev. Nina Brown

Installation of Rev Nina Brown.
Gateway International Church

Date: 5-26-2019

Kingdom City Houston 

2100 Eldridge Pkwy

Houston, Tx 77077

Time: 9:00am  

The Good News

And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding (Jeremiah 3:15)

1st Timothy 4:12

Leaders stand together in support of Rev. Brown 

Bishop Korfeh

Bishop S. Musa Korfeh doing the Prayers of Intercession

Giving of Gifts 

I will, with God's help

Congratulations Rev. Brown

You have been chosen to carry on he work at Gateway International Church.  May you always hear the voice of God. 

Our Space

Call is closed

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Know Better Do Better

By a Frustrated Liberian

For those wishing for supporters and their family to be in Liberia for the protest and for negative outcomes of the protest:


May you continue to scoop water out of a drum in your bathroom to flush your toilet especially at night.

May you continue to turn the faucet on in your bathroom only to have no water come out of it
May your hearing continues to be impacted by the noise of generators
May your electricity continues to go off and on like a Christmas tree lights
May you get stuck in traffic for three hours when you urgently need to use the bathroom on a 2 mile road with no public restrooms in sight.
May you experience “ Big shots” driving in opposing traffic that puts you at risk of a collisionMay you have a crisis and call the police and no one shows up

May you continue to live in a home seemingly secured by iron bars and high fence because your security is at risk due to fear of your impoverished neighbors

May you continue to afford school fees due to that “government job or who knows you job” only to realize that your child’s education is not up to par with the rest of his/ her peers regionally or worldwide
May you continue to educate your children in Liberia while the wealthy few are educating their children in the US and other “ developed countries.”

May you continue to experience inadequate health care in Liberia ,while the wealthy few and their family members can afford to seek healthcare outside Liberia
May you call your friends and relatives in the US for money and get Click!
May you experience what is like to ration your food because you cannot afford to eat
May you continue to pull the refrigerator plug in and out daily to reduce LEC bill or paying for generator fuel
May you continue to not know what it is like to quench your thirst with a cold drink when the Sun is hot and your heart desires
May you continue to stand in long lines at the bank and finally get to the teller to be told to return the next day due to lack of money in the bank

May you continues to carry plenty dirty money in several plastic bags because the exchange rate is increasing and USD is scarce
May you continue to take keh keh and pen pen from point A to point b instead of a decent public bus or train.
May you continue to experience “ small suffering” according to the President!

May you continue to ride keh keh and pen pen for transportation instead of a decent bus or train

For those of US who support Liberians constitutional right to protest, we pray for a peaceful protest to bring awareness gradually and then subsequent change to many of the daily experiences of Liberians. We pray and protest so that Liberians will know that their experience is not the norm in this 21 century!
Know better, do better!

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3-D Crosswalk

Those 10 Year Olds

This is something to be proud of. We have all seen cars speeding in School Zones or speeding were there are obvious signs that notify drivers that kids might be playing on the road.  Well this Massachusetts girl (10 years old) decided enough was enough and she and her classmate’s researched ways to get Drivers to slow down and they came up with 3-D Crosswalks. They also found a way to get their City Leaders attention, pitched their idea and WON!!! 


As I sit here I am so happy to see a story like this. I love it when children learn, grow and advocate for themselves and for their Peers.  This shows me that these children trusted that their “Village” (the adults around them) would listen to them and take them seriously and boy were they right. Their project is now being tested in Kansas.

To the “Village” that believed these children. I commend you!!!!

Kasahal Francis

Dear Houston

I write to you in troubling times. Children are dying at the hands of their Peers and I am not sure how we will come to turns with that, but we need to. Not only is there a Family grieving in our City, but they are grieving because  of something that could have been so easily been prevented. I have seen children get angry and try to attack each other, that is not new. Anger is a natural emotion that we all feel. It is actually known as a secondary emotion. Meaning, there are underlying reasons for the expressions we see as anger.

On Thursday April 18th 2019 Kashala Francis was attacked by students in her Middle School and she passed away today 4-24-19. From all reports Kashala’s Middle school has had trouble with Students fighting in the past, but there seems to be solution to the problem. Kashala is a victim of a problem that everyone including Parents are well aware of. So what is the solution? Let’s have a real conversation about what we need to do to make sure that children go to school to learn, grow and thrive.

First and Simultaneously: The School needs to identify the students that are showing bullying, violent and or dangerous behavior. (I can guarantee they already know most of them). The School also needs to create a new discipline program that focuses on improving behavior and personality development.

Second: Identified students should not be allowed back to school until their parents show proof that they are seeking Mental Health services. (There are free mental health services available for child in Harris County). The School needs to adopt this as a Policy for any student that shows rude and violent behavior. The student will not be allowed back in school until they can show that they are getting Counseling or some form of professional behavior modification.

Third: The School needs to implement new rules for dismissal that ensures that students are not left on their own and to their own devices.

Fourth: The School needs to call an assembly with all of their Families and explain the new plan and how it will be implemented.

Fifth: Families of the identified children should be refereed to school Social Workers, so that they can support their children as they go through Counseling and Behavior Modification.

Rest inPeace  Kashala Francis