RLM recently received this testimony from Papie Mulbah.
My name is Papie Mulbah a student at the Teen Challenge Centre in Liberia; I am twenty- three years old. During the civil conflict in Liberia, my father who was a member of the Armed Forces of Liberia was killed gruesomely and head cut off, his body was discovered on the street of central Monrovia. We were called to go and identify his body; the death of my father was a disappointment for me. My mother who was suffering from Romatism could hardly work any long distance and the war was fast approaching our area. The war came closer, all our neighbors left the area, and we could no longer with stand the heavy shelling, my mother finally decided that we should leave the area. On our way out, stray bullet hit my last sister who died two days later, I felt disgusted and decided to join the National Patriotic Front of Liberia one of the warring factions.
I was taken to one of the training base where I was trained to fire rifles for one week but on our first attack, I saw my friends dying like driver ants fear caught me and I manage to run away to the Republic of Guinea.
Life in Guinea was not pleasant at all, I suffered a lot, no father, no mother I was frustrated I started smoking grass, we were caught by some Guinean police who sent us back to Liberia. Thank God that during the Outreach session of Teen Challenge staff to our Ghetto I was able to listen to the Pastor and his message touched my life and I decided to follow them to see the center, I thank God that Jesus, Jesus, Jesus has changed my life, I am going to school now, Teen Challenge Liberia has done so well, I am in school now. Thank you Teen Challenge.