We don’t always know the extent of the good we do even when we are giving generously. When we make a gift, we hope to have an impact but often can’t foresee how many lives we touch or how far our care extends. Mambud Samai’s story is a tangible example of how your gifts through Mission & Service send ripples of compassion across continents.
Mambud, a pastor, lives in Sierra Leone, where an estimated 27,000 citizens became amputees during the civil war that raged between 1991 and 2002.
To support amputees he visited in rehabilitation camps after the war, Mambud turned to soccer, his country’s favourite sport. He founded a soccer league for amputees called the Single Leg Amputee Sports Club of Sierra Leone to help restore hope. Now 350 members strong, the league isn’t just about helping amputees overcome discrimination, restoring their pride, and providing therapeutic support. As if these alone aren’t amazing.