Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Do you want to support the Camphor Mission this Christmas?
Go to www.Jordanswishingwell.com to get your Christmas cards this year. Designs made by actual children at the Camphor Mission Station here in Liberia where Danny and Kathy Dickriede are working.
A set of 16 cards- 4 of each design for $12.00; includes envelopes; $2.15 shipping cost
Get these while supplies last! (Card designs above and below)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Goals for 2009-2010
Building of Judy Olin UMVIM Missionary Housing
Begin Community based health outreach
2 new water wells drilled in the Camphor area
Sanitation built for the school
Organize finances and salaries
What can you do for us as missionaries and the folks at Camphor Mission in Libeia?
- Participate in the Year of 100 Gatherings
- Prayers for leaders, patience, our family's continued good health and comfort, pray for the babies in the Camphor region, prayers for their parents choosing clean water access, vaccinations, and health care in a timely manner.
- Invite friends to be a part of what your church is doing in Liberia.
- Pray about being a part of a UMVIM Mission Trip to Liberia
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Danny and Kathy returned home on Tuesday, September 29th to attend to Danny's mom Rose's health. After two weeks in the hospital with pneumonia and not eating and the return of her four boys, Rose woke up and announced, "I feel too good to die." Rose began eating the next day and being very cute. With her boys, Ed, Jim, Pat, and Danny by her side, Rose became strong and healthy. She returned to her nursing home on Monday, October 5th where she continues to win at Bingo, watch TV, and be one of the favorite residents. Danny and Kathy will return to work in Liberia on Sunday, October 18th. It was good and right for us to come home to be with family. It is good to know that the world is small and that we can be home in a day. Thanks for your prayers! It is truly why Rose is still with us!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We spent our first days visiting with people, moving into a repainted, comfortable, dry house that we will share with the new director and principal. We will begin building the missionary housing when the rains stop next month. Wish us luck. We need your prayers. We are also awaiting the container that Firestone is shipping and should arrive mid-October.
We were excited to see many improvements on the mission station. Mosquito nets in the hospital and girls and boys dorms, new ceiling and screens on windows in the boy's dorm, generators in girls and boys dorms, which means light bulbs for a couple of hours in the evenings for studying. Their generator is better than ours, they have lights tonight and we don't.
Danny has been spending his time at the clinic with the staff and patients. Kathy has been getting herself invited to the girl's dorm for devotions and sitting in classes at the school observing students and teachers. We are trying to keep our mouths shut and our ears open. That is hard for Danny! We look forward to working with the new administration who move in next week. People are excited about the possibilities that all of this newness might bring. As they say here, "Take time, take time, changes will come slow slow. In Jesus name."
We hope to come into Buchanan (about 12 miles from the Camphor Mission) and update the blog each week. Keep in touch with us through email, firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to hear from you!
Clinic ward with mosquito nets.
Girls dorm with mosquito nets.
Girls in the dorm.
Students at the welcome ceremony.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Bob and Connie Harnden of Mentor UMC celebrated 50 years of marriage in June. Their daughters Sarah and Susan surprised them with a gathering of friends and family. They also surprised the Camphor Mission with a donation of $460. Sarah and Susan asked the guest to instead of gifting their parents they could make a donation to the ministry at the Camphor Mission Station in Liberia. Thank you for your generosity and congratulations on your anniversary.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
August 29th 7:00-Midnight
It is finally closed and being shipped to Baltimore tomorrow! After many trips to the hardware store and Sam's Club we are done! Thanks to so many for your help. Now prayers for a safe voyage and no hassles on the other side of the ocean.
The container finally arrived. We have spent just four days loading, shopping for more items, picking up more donations, and filling it air tight! What is inside? exam table, lumber, school supplies, furniture, qickrete, bottled water, clothes, medical supplies, gardening tools, fans, filing cabinets, mattresses, and so much more! Thanks to everyone who donated items, time, and energy for this first of many containers to the Camphor Mission Station in Liberia.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thanks to the Porters and Stoney Creek Automotive for a place to store our items for a 20 foot container that promises to come at some point in the next week. Here are some photos of our packing container crew! Thanks to Ottes and James Barbur! Stay tuned for more details on shipping. Peace
Monday, August 10, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
We also recieved confirmation last week from Firestone that they WILL help in the shipment of a container. We are filling a 20 foot container with many items that you all have helped us resource. We will need to get the container to port in Baltimore and Firestone will ship it for us to Monrovia. Prayers are needed for getting it out of port and to the Camphor Mission Station! The container will leave Mentor, Ohio by the end of August for a mid-September shipment date!
This is all really happening!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Camphor Mission Station Liberia
Transforming lives from a dark yesterday to a brighter tomorrow.
The Camphor United Methodist Mission is one of the oldest boarding missions in Liberia established in 1948 by local Liberians. This is the location that Rev. Kathy and Dr. Danny Dickriede will be returning to in September as missionaries. We are organizing a container of items to ship via Firestone Rubber Company's ocean freight in the fall of this year. We are furnishing missionary housing for us and future Volunteer in Mission Teams. YOU may be of some help to them with this endeavor. Items do not need to be new. Remember everything needs to non-electric! Check out your own home, garage sales, and second hand stores. See Kathy, if you have questions.
Filing Cabinets (3)
Cabinets with lockable doors (10)
Book shelves (10)
Medical/nursing text books
Classroom posters, games, activities
Spare Tires and tubes
Box fans (10)
Bunk Beds (10)
Pots and pans
Pantry Shelves (2)
Picnic table (2)
Linens for twin beds
Water filter (2)
Family room chairs (6)
Thank you so much for supporting this ministry. The Dinner, Live and Silent Auction at the Patrician was a huge success. The proceeds from that event will help to support the cost of this container. An ongoing fundraiser, The Year of 100 Dinners has begun. See if you are interested in knowing more about this ministry.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Can you imagine, that eating a meal here could feed a community in Africa? Have you always wanted to make a difference, but did not know how? Imagine hosting a dinner for no other reason but to eat, socialize, and come together for a cause bigger than yourself.
You as a supporter of the Camphor Mission, will invite friends, family, neighbors, and/or colleagues to a dinner. You can host this gathering in your home, restaurants, party centers, parks, or even your workplace to enjoy a meal and raise funds to support the Camphor Mission Station in Liberia. Participants agree to host an event and ask their guests to make a financial donation to Camphor Mission Station. The possibilities are endless!
By particiapting in The Year of 100 Dinners you will learn more about the people and the needs at the Camphor Mission Station in Liberia.
300 students at the J.F. Yancy School
100 of the students are boarding
need for a full feeding program
need for missionary housing
need for 300 mosquito nets
need for student scholarships
need for clean water sources in local villages
need for reliable vehicle
and so many other needs that occur daily.
Even though the needs are many, through the combined effort of Mentor UMC folks, the many congregations in the East Ohio Conference, and the community beyond the church walls, these needs and more will be met.
How would money be used at the Camphor Mission Station?
- $25 pays for 5 gallons of kerosene to fuel clinic refrigeration for vaccinations.
- $25 sends a child to school for a month
- $80 pays a teacher salary for one month
- $1000 pats a teacher salary for a year
- $2000 pays for a well in a village
- $2000 supports Danny and Kathy as missionaries for a month
- $3000 pays for clean sanitation/toilet How does the Year of 100 Dinners work?
Who can host a dinner? Anyone. You don’t need to be a member of Mentor UMC to host an event.
How do I host a dinner? Send invitations, use evites (evite.com), call friends, organize a dinner. The Virtual Hostess is available to help you plan your event. They will supply you with brochures and a DVD that helps to give more details about the Camphor Mission Station. You will be empowered to share this information with your guests at dinner. You and your guest will be surprised by how much you will learn.
When and Where to have a dinner? Any time, any place. Be creative.
Ice Cream Social
In leiu of gifts for Birthday
Themed dinners i.e. Chinese night, Taco Tuesday
Meal with an already organized group in your life
The sky is the limit!
Monetary Donations Checks can be written to Mentor UMC with Camphor Mission in the memo. Mailed to Mentor UMC 8600 Mentor Ave. , Mentor, Ohio 44060 Attention: Joan Sadler, Treasurer
Virtual Hostess will answer any other questions you may have about hosting one of our Year of 100 Dinners.
Why host a dinner? This is a great way for everyone to make a difference. By participating in one of these events, dinner hosts and guests have the honor in their own small way to show people in Liberia that they matter and that they are loved.
If you host a dinner, let us know who is there, what kind of event you are holding, send us a photo to add to the blog and let us know how much you raised! You are a part of an exciting project! Peace and thanks,
Kathy and Danny Dickriede
Monday, May 18, 2009
Grades 4-7 in the fall of 2009
Live life in the African bush, take off on the The Wilds safari, cook African food on the fire, and gather around a village community of tribal crafts, worship, stores, dance, and music. We will meet and learn from African people and missionaries about survival, life, and work on the continent. Come for fun but also learn about Darfur, war, famine, hope, and the realities of life in parts of Africa. Of course we will swim (no crocodiles!), do bush walks, and have our own amazing adventures as we “travel” to Africa. Campers will share activities in the wider Camp Africa community of all ages (grades 4-10) at least once each day. Come join our guide, Kathy Dickriede, for a week of adventure. Live in Adirondack shelters or the NEW Survival Cabin.
July 26-31 Event #30825
Cost $319 Early Bird $299
Friday, May 15, 2009
Four Indians tickets
Cleveland VS Kansas City
Dinner for six at The Lodge on Eddy
Gourmet meal, appetizers on the patio, dinner in the lodge
Date to be mutually argeed upon
One men's and one women's pair of Sunglasses from the Optical office of Ellen Ellsworth-Santee
Beautiful Mosaic birdbath created by the well known mosaic artist, Lisa Rushman.
Wireless, indoor/outdoor speakers
...Plan on attending so that you may bid on these items and so much more!!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
DINNER FOLLOWED BY
SILENT & LIVE AUCTION
SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 30TH
6:00 AT THE PATRICIAN IN EASTLAKE
Proceeds will benefit children and families at the Camphor Mission Station Liberia. There are many needs at the Camphor Mission: clean water, mosquito nets, food, sanitation, and more. This is the location where Kathy and Danny Dickriede have decided to return as missionaries.
Tickets for $30 available in Mentor UMC office or call by phone 440-255-3496.
Deadline for ticket purchase is May 24th.
This event is being hosted by Mentor UMC, 8600 Mentor Ave. Mentor, Ohio 44060
Auction Donations Needed: At the Camphor Mission Auction there will be a silent and live auction to raise needed funds for water, food, student scholarships, salary support, sanitation, and other needs for the people in Liberia. If you or your place of employment would be able to donate any items for this auction, it would be greatly appreciated. Examples of auction items may include, but not limited to: tickets/passes to museums, sporting events, parks, golfing, restaurants, movies, and concerts. Other items might include, services to be performed, i.e. babysitting, home repairs, baking gardening, etc. Also artwork, baskets of themed items, beauty and hair care services, jewelry and collectibles make wonderful auction items.
Please contact Bev Lee, 256-2541 or Paula Coleman 975-2223 or Kathy Dickriede, email@example.com. Forms for donation items can also be found in the church office. We are also interested in finding people in the community who would be willing to sell tickets and display signs at their places of business in support of this event.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
We are having a meeting at Mentor UMC on Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 if you are interested in being a part of any of these projects. If you cannot attend, please keep us in your prayers as the spirit moves this ministry along!
Friday, February 27, 2009
After the Liberia UMC Health Conference, I along with two people from Peoria UMC traveled to the Camphor Mission. It was a great return trip home! It was amazing thing to see children from my preschool class, co-workers and friends, people from the village, and so many more people! I had a productive meeting with the clinic staff reviewing the details of the Health Conference. We set goals for 2009. There is a great staff who we are excited about working with when we return.
Garfield UMC in Pepperpike, Ohio is working to resource the Garfield UMC at the Camphor Mission Station. The Ohio church sent over money for church salaries and help with water pump repairs, a mimeograph machine and supplies, and mattresses and shoes for the children at the mission. The Ohio church also sent bibles, communion trays, Reach Out t-shirts, and more. Everyone was excited about the renewed connection of the two churches.
After three great days at the Camphor Mission I had three hot days in traffic in Monrovia. Shaffa and the Director of the Camphor Mission, Arthur Jimmy shopped for all of the supplies for Camphor. It was good for me to see all that goes into getting shoes for 200 children, 35 mattresses, and negotiating with shop owners. Traffic in Monrovia is really a blessing. It means life is happening again in the country and that people have resources to pay for taxis and goods. Every time we go to Liberia we see progress. This time it was city busses, new buildings, and paved roads, a miracle!
I stayed at Bishop Innis' residents and with my friend Nyamah, a missionary with UMCOR. It was a great time I am feeling blessed to be creating friendships in Liberia. We are excited to plan our return in September.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I am learning so much and connecting with great people in Monrovia. I am at the Heath Conference that is being hosted by the Liberia Annual Conference. There are people form the Repubulic of Liberia government, Liberia UMC Health Board, Liberian UMC clinics and hospital leaders, local churches from America and Germany, Annual Conferences, Christian Blinded Misison, Dental Care For The World, Operation Classroom, and so many others who want to partner together to heal the sick and move Liberia forward. Rev. Gary Henderson is here with the UMC's Global Health Initiative. A great ministry connecting people and United Methodists from all over the world. We just finished with the first day of meeting, February 18th. We will meet again tomorrow. I sit at the meeting with Meliah Toby, the certified mid-wife from the Camphor Clinic. It is good to be here again.
After the two day conference, I will travel to the Camphor Mission Station on Friday until Sunday. Monday-Wednesday will be spent in Monrovia meeting with Bishop Innis and hoping to gather some supplies for Camphor. It is great to be here and feels really right, a bit like coming home. It is really strange not traveling with Danny! I miss him VERY much and people here keep asking about him. I will be back in the US on Thursday, February 26th.