Every Sunday, Child Rescue Centre student Ibrahim Bockarie sits on the front row of Leader UMC, not so he can hear the sermon better, but because he has a friend who needs his help. Ibrahim’s new friend, Toma, is a blind man who faithfully attends church, but needs someone to guide him to his seat and assist him throughout the service.
Ibrahim escorts Toma to their spot on the front pew, helps him with the offering, renders assistance if Toma needs to use the restroom, and stays with him until the service is over so he can help him down the stairs.
The CRC recently recognized Ibrahim’s service with a special citizenship award, which was announced in front of the entire staff at Wednesday devotions. “Ibrahim shows humility and love to the blind man, as taught by God and directed by the Child Rescue Centre,” CRC staff member Victor Kanu said proudly.
Ibrahim is 12 years old and attends UMC Kulanda Primary School, alongside many other children enrolled in the Child Rescue Centre. Not surprisingly, Ibrahim loves playing football in his spare time.