After a decade of faithful giving, enough money was saved to buy a Mahindra Max 24 4WD HST tractor and three implements for Ricks Institute, a 700-student Baptist school 16 miles outside Monrovia, Liberia.  The purchase was made through The Bricks for Ricks Foundation, Inc., which was established in 2008 to help in global relief efforts to aid people in Third World countries with life-sustaining efforts.

This gift will help Ricks Institute grow food in their garden plot, cut the grass on their large campus, and repair their roads that eroded out each year during the rainy season.

Dr. Olu Menjay, principal of Ricks Institute was in Atlanta recently to receive the tractor, the bush hog, box blade, and tiller, where it was loaded in a container for shipment to Liberia.

thumbnail_IMG_8920Sunday, September 4, Rev. James Blay, a recent graduate of McAfee School of Theology, spoke at First Baptist Church Jefferson and received a symbolic key to the tractor on behalf of Ricks Institute.

After completing his Masters of Divinity degree, Rev. Blay is returning to Liberia where he will work at Ricks Institute, the Liberian Baptist Theological Seminary, and with pastors around the country.  James is one of the bright leaders of Liberia.   We pray for God to bless and use him to bring people to Christ and to strengthen churches throughout Liberia.

We also pray that God will use this equipment to help feed students, make life on the campus easier, more productive, and efficient. Thanks to everyone that have given to the Bricks for Ricks Foundation through the years, making this gift possible.

Donations to the Bricks for Ricks Foundation can be made through this website or  through the First Baptist Church Jefferson website,   Checks can also be mailed to FBC Jefferson, 81 Institute Street, Jefferson, GA, 30549.