Monday, July 27, 2009

This is really happening!

We have purchased airline tickets to return to Liberia on Labor Day, September 7, 2009. We will work at the Camphor Mission for ten months returning to the states on June 7, 2010. We are excited, yet overwhelmed by all of the work that needs to be done before a September departure.

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

Camphor Mission Meeting

Thanks to folks who came out for our Camphor Mission meeting on Tuesday, July 7th at Mentor UMC.  We had great energy and brainstorming about a Mentor UMC UMVIM trip to Liberia in July 2011, future fundraising events, education and advocacy, grant writing, and the progress of shipping a container yet this fall! 

We will be having another follow up meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 at Mentor UMC.  We would love to see more people make it out to this meeting and keep the momentum moving at Mentor UMC and Lake County for this ministry in Liberia.

Danny and Kathy 

Update on container items needed!

Thank you to the many people who have donated items to the Camphor Mission container.  These are the items that we are still in need of . . .

bunk beds
box fans

We have also discovered a need for some new items.  

We are trying to create a library of dvd's for missionaries, volunteers and our Liberian friends. If you have movies, sitcoms, dramas, a library of entertainment that you don't watch anymore and want to find a new good home there are people in Liberia who have not seen the latest or even the older movies.  This is a great way to help with proper spoken english, understanding culture, faith, and more.  

Lockers for boarding student closets
Board games
Classroom charts and maps
Teaching aides for all subjects, preschool-9th grade
Double face tape
School supplies, notebooks, crayons, coloring pages, pencils, notebooks, pens
Clocks for classroom, batteries, not digital  
Air pump and needle for bikes and balls

If you have questions please email Kathy and Danny at
Thanks and Peace