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Here is an encouraging update from one of our partners in Liberia:

Thank you again for the help in purchasing sports equipment for our Liberia program. Using the Ball Project grant from two years ago, we have been able to purchase dozens of balls, nets, pumps, paddles, etc. for the Samuel Morris Center in Greenville. Here are a couple photos of our playing fields. We have 30 acres and it is becoming the “place to be” for youth in the community.

The annual Samuel Morris county-wide sports tournament is coming up. IEI sponsors and runs the tournament. We have a junior high division and a senior high division with up to 20 schools participating. Boys play soccer and girls play kickball. We rent the local soccer stadium, a nice arena just outside of town. The trophies we bring from the U.S. are highly coveted. Over a thousand students and spectators will pack out the stands. This is the highlight of the year for many of these kids.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners working faithfully around the world to help children play!

A friend in Sierra Leone recently sent a heartbreaking update about his work & the situation in Sierra Leone regarding the ebola crisis. He asks for prayers for the victims & families & countries & health care workers.

A wise & practical friend here in the USA asked what we could do to help with the ebola crisis in West Africa.

I contacted Mark Moore, a friend & founder of Mana Nutrition ( To over-simplify things, Mana makes supercharged nutrient-rich peanut butter that can bring starving people back from the brink of death.

Mana is working with Mercy Ships & Convoy of Hope to get food packets to Liberia & Sierra Leone in West Africa.

As we all know, if people don’t have food (particularly of the safe & healthy kind) lots of good can’t happen & lots of bad can.

This is obviously not a perfect solution but it is something we can do & part of a solution.

If you want you can contribute directly to Mana or send a check to:

MANA Nutritive Aid Products
PO Box 763
Matthews, NC 28106

In the memo line/comment line put, “West Africa – Ebola”.


We currently have ~$12,000 committed to Mana for West Africa.

Previously Mana & Ball Project partnered together in Jinja Uganda on a soccer project.

Help children play

“Give me a ball and I’ll have a thousand kids chasing after it.” –Solomon, Kenya

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