Monday, May 23, 2011

UMVIM Teams Ready To Go!

Last night we commissioned two UMVIM teams to travel to Camphor Mission this summer. Please pray for the volunteers as they travel from June 25th to July 25th. Everyone is very excited! We were just missing one person, Kathy Steinheimer from First UMC in Peoria. Kathy and Danny will be traveling with the groups too.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Choir Coins for Camphor

Ministry, advocacy, education, contributing to the needs of others, and prayer support can happen in a variety of settings. Big prayers and thanks to the Mentor UMC choir who so faithfully give their time to ministry and practice. Every week at choir, people have the opportunity to give to Camphor Mission. $154.82 was just donated. Enough to go to market for to feed some of the 70 boarding students for a week. Thanks choir for the coins for Camphor! Enjoy the video of the Garfield UMC church choir and congregation.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Camphor Mission Donations

Thank God for answered prayers.
The Peoria UMC has raised $10,000 for village students scholarships and salary support. When these funds arrive, this will help get the mission station current on salary. Monthly salary for 55 employees is $3500.

GreenValley UMC has raised $725 for feeding students for almost a month at Camphor Mission.

A member of the Wooster UMC recently donated $3000 for 2 water wells to be dug in a village around the Camphor Mission.

The Garfield UMC in Pepperpike, Ohio is partnering with the staff and congregation to meet the needs at the Garfield UMC at the Camphor Mission Station.

The Pedaling Parson's group of the East Ohio Conference is riding bikes this summer to support the work at Camphor Mission.

Many other donations come to Camphor through the GBGM advance Advance # 12548A, thank you.

The needs for water wells really have been met at this time. We will have funds for more wells than we can put in during this next dry season because of the amazing work of Geneva Rotary, Jordan Martin, Seville UMC, Stan Gault, and others. Churches and donors will need to get in line as Joshua can dig perhaps 5-7 wells a season. Praise God for the abundance! Clean water will always be a need, but it not only takes resources but time, accountability, and presence. There will be a time in the future when more funds are needed for clean water wells around Camphor . . .

But if you want your donation to go to work at Camphor NOW, here are ways you can support the mission.
The Camphor Mission Station continues to struggle with salary support, feeding boarding students, and maintaining an operating budget.

Your prayers and partnership with the Camphor Mission help change lives in Liberia.

If you would like to know more or have questions, please contact Kathy at