We All Have A Story

“Don’t be ashamed or afraid to embrace and steward your life story”
— Eric Willise Wowoh.




Eric Willise Wowoh challenges readers of his book to reexamine their worldview of God’s role and their role in ending urgent, dangerous issues happening in their one-world and on their watch.
Eric Willise Wowoh’s new book, Return Of A Refugee, ($16.99, paperback, 9781498485517; $32.99, dust jacket, 9781498485524; $8.99, e-book, 9781498485531) shows firsthand how trauma and rejection turns a young African boy into a man committed to sacrificing his everything to transform the lives of others in a hurting world. This is the author’s emotional true-life story. It shows how he turned his tears, pains and struggles into a pathway of positive change, hope and opportunity in part for those who hurt and almost kill him. In spite of the fact that he had lived his entire life going through unimaginable atrocities at the hands of fellow human beings, he genuinely still believes in humanity, goodwill and God.

Eric Wowoh lived with his parents in Liberia, Africa, as a young child. His life was peaceful and stable until a brutal war broke out in 1989. When Eric was twelve, he was captured by rebel fighters. They beat and tortured him, but he was miraculously saved. He left his country and became an international refugee in exile. As a teenager, he lived in eleven different refugee camps in twelve different nations in West Africa and was separated from his entire family for twenty years.

In 2002, when Eric was twenty-three, a friend gave him a computer. He learned how to use the computer and began training other refugees from all over the continent of Africa, eventually impacting the lives of many across the world. In 2006 he relocated to America through a refugee resettlement program. He arrived in the U.S. with no luggage, no passport, no ID, no phone, no money, no home, and no friends. By the grace of God and with the help of many, he established Change Agent Network, an international nonprofit organization that is contributing to the world in big ways and transforming Liberia through education.

“We are all called to live our lives for a cause greater than ourselves, serving others and making the world a more peaceful, stable and prosperous godly place for every human being,” states the author. “We must leave the world better than we met it for the generation following. We can either choose to let tragedy and hardships to turn us into bitter, self-serving individuals or into humble servants who want no one else to experience what we have.”

Eric Willise Wowoh has had the unique position of living in and understanding two cultures – the affluent American world and the West African world of poverty, disease, illiteracy and corruption. His powerful story is one that no reader will soon forget.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Return Of A Refugee through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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“50% of the proceeds from the sales of this book will go towards providing much needed education in Liberia, West Africa. 62% of children in this country have never, ever been inside a classroom”


Change Agent Network (CAN) is a Christ-centered 501 c (3) Human Service Nonprofit Organization with Primary Focus on Education in Liberia, West Africa.
To connect under-resourced Liberian Communities with Global Partners to launch locally sustainable schools to break the cycle of poverty in Liberia.
A new Liberia free of physical, mental, relational and spiritual poverty.
Loving and serving God by loving and serving others.
— Eric Willise Wowoh


Julie Alexander

Columbus Georgia, USA.

Julie Alexander

“I know Eric personally. His personal life story is one of the most compelling I have ever heard! When you look at where he has come from, you will be amazed at his life, his attitude and his spirit. It is an amazing testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. In light of the current refugee rhetoric it makes you wonder about the potential languishing in these camps all over the world”

Melissa Mulvaney

Canton, Michigan USA

Melissa Mulvaney

Jim Robertson

Muncie, Indiana USA.

Jim Robertson

“I know Eric personally. His personal life story is one of the most compelling I have ever heard! When you look at where he has come from, you will be amazed at his life, his attitude and his spirit. It is an amazing testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. In light of the current refugee rhetoric it makes you wonder about the potential languishing in these camps all over the world”
Julie Alexander, Columbus Georgia, USA.
Return of a Refugee has taken my American, Christian worldview and rocked it to the core. Reading about the horrific things Eric Wowoh experienced during the Liberian Civil War and aftermath humbled me. How a man could live through all of it and yet work to better himself and others in the refugee camps and now children in Liberia…”oh, it’s just God.” Only God could redeem Eric’s experiences, erase anger and bitterness, and grow him into a man serving Him.
God’s fingerprints are shown all over Eric’s life, from his capture and release by rebel fighters, his miraculous healing from his injuries sustained in his capture, to multiple encounters with strangers who became friends and partners in Eric’s mission to bring education to the people of Liberia.
Return of a Refugee is a living testimony to the goodness of God and allows it’s readers to see a living, loving, active God at work to save His people and work in their lives. One of the best parts of this book is that it isn’t over yet..God is continuing to work in and through Eric and Liberia. Reading Eric’s story has brought to mind the many ways God has worked in my story. Return of a Refugee will show you that we all have a story, and encourage you to live and tell yours well.
Melissa Mulvaney, Canton, Michigan USA
I am truly blessed to know and experience working with Eric Wowoh.  He is an amazing, selfless, and godly individual with a life story that rocks your soul.

I met Eric through my church’s mission, “HOPE 2 LIBERIA”.  Everyone who had gone to Liberia came back changed and it was a change I needed to experience; so when the opportunity came to assist in installing a clean water system to supply a school in lower Johnsonville Monrovia.

Eric has assembled a fabulous team to carry out his passion of giving the children of Liberia a future through education with Christian ideals.  I’ll never forget a conversation with Eric in front of the school where I pointed to the phrase in large letters at the edge of the roof, “Oh, It’s Just GOD”.  Eric laughed and said “that’s what it’s all about.

Eric’s life story is unbelievable but it pales when compared to the passionate energy that flows through him in person.  Nobody should ever pass up the opportunity of meeting with Eric, for his enthusiasm and passion are truly infectious. I lived my life in corporate America and would have hired Eric in a New York minute for his people skills and his ability to get things done.  But this world is better off having Eric living his passion for the children of Liberia.

Jim Robertson
Retired Chrysler Engineer and Manufacturing Plant Manager

Jim Robertson, Muncie, Indiana USA

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