Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Garfield UMC Renovations

Funds were provided by Garfield UMC, Pepperpike, Ohio, East Ohio Conference for renovations to the sanctuary at the Garfield Church on the Camphor Mission. Ceramic tile is completed! Praise God. The church leadership is moving on to complete the proposed project by replacing the ceiling of the church.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Traditional Birth Attendants and New Water Filters

Bob Sterken from Main Street UMC in Mansfield helped to procure 40 water filter systems. The water filter system is a simple device that attaches to a local bucket to filter dirty creek water and turn it into clean drinkable water easily and quickly. Bob taught the clinic staff how to make and use the bucket and together they taught and shared this resource with the over 40 TBA's at their monthly training in June 29th. The TBA's were amazed and excited about this new life saving resource. Some traveled home with a bucket other's will carry a bucket to the clinic for their next meeting and make and receive the water filter system.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

How far to Camphor Mission Station?

We are 5070 miles from home when we are at Camphor Mission! Larry Hoon created a mile marker post at Camphor telling each of us and all of Camphor how far we have traveled to do the work that God has called us to do!

Bicycle Distribution

Thanks to donations on our recent container that arrived at Camphor we were able to distribute bikes to people. A bike was given to one of our students who travels the farthest distance to school. He rides his bike over 8 miles to school. He had been walking beginning his day at 5:30 in the morning to make the trip. Another bike was given to Rev. Zack Erickson who teaches on the mission and walks 15 miles to and from Camphor to community college and one and half hours to preach on Sundays. Another bike was given to Solo, one of our builders who lives in Buchanan and lives and works with the effects of polio. Solo is like a son to us, is the hardest worker we know, and has been more than generous with us.

Ganta Hospital Supplies

We were able to deliver medical supplies to the Ganta Hospital through the efforts of Laurie Joyce, MedWish, and the Bishop 3Cs Initiative in the East Ohio Conference. These supplies will help meet the needs for better sanitation and surgeries at the hospital.

Thank you East Ohio and MedWish for these needed supplies.