Thursday, August 26, 2010
Mentor UMW Camphor Event
Eighty or more United Methodist Women of Mentor UM Church gathered on Sunday evening, August 22nd for our first Girls' Mission Night Out. Daughters age 2 to 82(or more!) were in attendance. There was even a daughter-mother-grandmother combination in the crowd!
The evening began with the women creating their own dinner salads and the meals were only complete after creating desserts with a chocolate fountain!
Kathy Dickriede then showed slides of Liberian women and girls at work, worship and play, reminding us of our similarities. We had fun "talking" with Sarah Forsyth in Baltimore via "Skype." Sarah told us about her months at Camphor and described how her nursing skills were used at the Camphor birthing center.
The women and girls were energized by all that they had heard and were eager to create something for the folks at Camphor. So, they used their talents to either make and write notecards, or bead bracelets or prepare birthing kits.
By the end of the evening there were bracelets, letters, and completed birthing kits to be delivered to the Camphor Mission Station, in addition to an excited buzz about gathering together again, soon!