Letter From Us
Many years ago, in the 90s, I lived in a part of Africa where poverty should not have been a problem. But due to the greediness of the leadership and self-centeredness of the average citizen, poverty ravaged the life of her citizens and the immigrants within her borders.
I saw the children from the Republic of Niger, a country that bordered to the south of the country where I was a resident. It was--and still is--one of the poorest countries in the world.
At the time, I did not have any money. I was a student on placement and depended on my parents for support. Even when I served the country with the government, my average monthly pay was less than $20. However, I had a heart full of compassion. Each time I met them /those in need at the bus station, I would talk with them in the little bit of English they could understand and would give them what little I had. Many of them were Muslim, but a compassionate heart is devoid of racial, religious or sexual bias. I wanted to see them well dressed and fed, accommodated and, above all, well educated.
I said to myself, “When God blesses me, I would love to have a platform that can impact and change the lives of people in all areas of life.”
Fast forward to December 2003, in the UK, the Lord again reminded me of the project. And again, my minimum wage was £4.50 per hour as I worked in a shop located at a filling station. Still, my heart of compassion was intact. Compassion was what the Lord ministered to my heart and what was written in His Word.
Over time, the Lord began to bless my works, and in 2018, it was clear from His Word that the time to pursue this project of compassion was at hand. It took almost 15 years to get to that point, but I give thanks to Him that the dream did not die.
As my family and I waited on the Lord in that year, we heard Him say from His Word, ‘But the generous soul devises generous plans; and by his liberality he stands.’ (Paraphrased, Isaiah 32:8). It was instructive and even though we were feeling a little inadequate, when God speaks, it is the end of the matter.
It was also a matter of starting from where we were at. My family and I had always given sacrificially in our own way, but we realized it was time to put structure to our compassion so that it could flow to a wider range of people.
And from that infant of an idea conceived in the womb of compassion came ‘The Liberality Foundation (Olusola & Folake Omole) Charitable Trust.’
This is no ordinary Trust. It is a Trust that seeks to exemplify the heart of God for humanity, a heart devoid of any racial, gender or religious bias. God loves the whole world and desires to see them all adequately cared for.”
Olusola and Folake Omole,