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Olu Menjay

Olu Menjay is a second-term president of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention. He also serves as principal of Liberia’s Ricks Institute (a K-12 school) as well as assistant professor at the Columbus Roberts Department of Religion at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. 1. Where did you grow up? Sanniquellie, Nimba County, which is […] Read More

I traveled in early September 2016 to East Africa for a Christian mission conference. The Kenya Airway flight from Liberia took me through Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Accra, Ghana, to my final destination, Nairobi, Kenya. Upon our arrival to Freetown, several passengers on board deplaned while ongoing passengers stayed on board. After the routine of […] Read More

The entire community at Ricks Institute gathered in the school’s auditorium at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2016. It was the first day of the 2016-17 academic year for the K-12 Baptist boarding school in Liberia. It was my responsibility as the principal and chief administrative officer to set the pace for the new school […] Read More

“Education is one of the primary ways that this country is going to be able to get back on its feet,” says a Georgia pastor about Liberia. Michael Helms, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Jefferson, Ga., talks about Liberia’s Ricks Institute, and its role in educating a new generation, in a new Skype […] Read More

Are there ways in which a Christian may experience “exotic” places in the world without exploitation? Like Jesus, we must embody the attitude of a stranger or a host, as appropriate, in the areas we serve. In exploring the task of the stranger, we are reminded in the majestic remark: “I was hungry, and you […] Read More

Global Baptist leaders are looking beyond the 400th anniversary beginnings of Baptists in the back room of a bakery in Amsterdam in 1609 to the decades to come in the 21st century.   EthicsDaily.com asked Baptists around the world about their hopes for the future and what they thought Baptists needed to prioritize. Noting that […] Read More

Much has been written charging that short-term missions are, if not a waste, at least a poor use of time and money. For the host of one such mission to Liberia, they are nothing of the sort.   An argument can be made that short-term mission trips are a waste of time and resources. Some […] Read More

Liberia must unearth “deep remembering” to move toward reconciliation and healing after a 14-year civil war that killed more than 200,000 and displaced nearly everyone in the West African nation, a war victim turned reconciler said at the annual meeting of global Baptists in Ghana. Olu Q. Menjay described being force-marched at age 18 with […] Read More