Wade Roberts’ Testimony
My wife and I have been traveling to Cambodia since 2004. When our children were still young, we started taking them with us to participate in various humanitarian projects. Combining a passion to help alleviate poverty in Cambodia with an educational background in development economics has proven a recipe of success for my family and many great Cambodians. Our children see the world with different eyes, and they now know they have the capacity to enact great change with a small sacrifice. They also feel a social responsibility to be a part of the solution to poverty and have raised their own money to use on our humanitarian trips. With even a meager amount of savings spent in the right way, someone can be lifted from the depths of poverty and set on a new path towards economic prosperity and growth. I am grateful to have had opportunities to bless the lives of others, knowing that even a small sacrifice on our part can make all the difference to someone who is suffering the wrath of poverty.
Ken Diebner’s Testimony
I lived in Bo, Sierra Leone, for a year between 2015 and 2016 to serve the needy and impoverished. I filled the positions needed to coordinate between international partners and to provide financial mentorship at the Child Rescue Center and Mercy Hospital in Bo. In early 2017, I returned to Sierra Leone as a Good Will Ambassador after founding a service project called Operation 29:11, which is designed to give children and impoverished families a vision of hope and the promise of a bright future. Such work has included initiatives to spread God’s Word, help the disabled, bring clean water to local schools, and create a farming project that would feed an entire village for years. I am currently focused on providing a proper education and improving living conditions for 65 children at the Paul Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Bo. The goal is to help these children grow into self-sustaining adults and bless them as they mature. Seeing such joy on the children’s faces when they know that someone cares for their well-being adds meaning to life and fuels my passion to teach them how to overcome their challenges.
The next steps for the Veritas Foundation to provide this aid include donating fresh water pumps to the impoverished in Cambodia and rebuilding the kitchen and bathrooms for the Paul School for the Blind in Sierra Leone. Blessing Cambodian families with new water pumps enable them to work hard and build a livelihood for the next generation. In Sierra Leone, an updated kitchen and bathroom will keep sight-impaired children from injuring their feet on broken tiles and acquiring diseases from contaminated atmospheres. As the Veritas Foundation continues to grow, the organization will expand its reach from Cambodia and Sierra Leone to provide aid to further impoverished countries of the world.*