“After my parents died, I remember feeling so hopeless. A missionary visiting the orphanage said something to me that really touched my heart. He said, ‘Alphonsus, you might not have earthly parents, but you have a father in heaven who loves you very much. You have to trust that He is your father and mother now.”
Alphonsus smiles at the camera as he shares his inspiring story with us.
“That phrase will always be in my heart and mind,” Alphonsus continues. “I have carried it with me, and I believe it has changed the direction of my life.”
Alphonsus grew up at Phebe Grey Memorial Orphanage in Liberia, a partner home of Serving Orphans Worldwide. Against all odds, he recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice from the Adventist University of Western Ghana. He credits the home and staff for providing him with the support to accomplish what he thought was impossible.