The Chief of Protocol to President George M. Weah, Finda Bundo who is commonly called as “Rescue Mother” has strongly opposes individuals labelling themselves as “Rescue Mother.”
While Madam Bundo did not mention anyone by name, Senator Nyonblee Kangar Lawrence of Grand Bassa County has recently been associated with the title of “Rescue Mother” after endorsing the ticket of former Vice President Joseph Boakai and Nimba County Senator Jeremiah Koung commonly referred to as the ‘rescue ticket.’
Former Vice President Boakai is referred to as rescue one, Senator Koung as rescue two, and Senator Lawrence as the “Rescue Mother” of the rescue team. Unity Party supporters, both on social media (Facebook) and at political rallies nationwide, consistently refer to Senator Lawrence as a “Rescue Mother”.
But when quizzed upon her return from Nigeria, Finda Bundo stated that she is not bothered when individuals refer to themselves as “Rescue Mother”s, considering it a blessing from God.
She said, “To be a rescued mother, God himself has to make you one because it comes from the heart. It is not just a mere label but comes once you’re a blessing to others and its something that I have been and is always doing.”
According to Madam Bundo, her reputation as a “Rescue Mother” stems from the goodwill she has shown to the underprivileged Liberians over the years, noting, “I did not give myself the title of rescue. It is those whom God has blessed me to touch their lives that have bestowed upon me the name rescue.”
“Therefore, you cannot declare yourself a “Rescue Mother”. Instead, be a blessing to someone, and they will recognize you as a rescue. Do not claim the title for yourself. Rescue someone without seeking recognition, as the assistance you provide today comes solely from God,” she added.