From Paul Glaydor Camphor Mission Station Superintendent/Principal
Judy Olin UMVIM Guesthouse
After its completion, the first unit was used recently by two guest groups; St. James UMC (team of eight) from Kansas Missouri on October 21 (one night), and a German team(team of five) from the Christian Health Association (CHAL) that has been sponsoring TBA and other health related programs at the mission. This team actually came to inspect CHAL’s work at the mission when they got attracted by the Guest House after they lost their hotel in Buchanan to Presidential delegates attending a Cabinet retreat of President Sirleaf.
This is an area of major concern at Camphor. I am in discussion with some NGO’s regarding the feeding program. I had a very positive conversation with one of the guests who stayed at the guest house. She is associated with an American based NGO responsible for school feeding. She has promised to get us on her list of schools for feeding but that could be next year. If our partnership relationship with the Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) is concretized by the end of this year, we should be getting some support also from that end.
UMVIM Longterm Volunteers
I am happy that a lot of volunteers are coming in next year hopefully to help with program support for the various projects. I am specifically pleased about the return of Janet Keckner and Kevin Schanner both of whom will be working with the school in the areas of teaching math and supporting the reading program/Library.
Jordan's Wishing Wells
The new hand pumps will be helpful for the village communities. Krayngar town will be the first town on my list. They are offering us land for our rubber plantation that is being arranged with LAC. Guehzeo Town and other towns could benefit at this time. This should be exciting news for the villagers. Extend our thanks to all donors who are partaking in providing “life” through safe drinking water for our people.