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