Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Camphor Christmas Greeting
From the Missionary Partners Kathy and Danny Dickriede
Thank you for your prayers in 2011! We journeyed to Camphor Mission Station in Liberia in January to mid March and again the end of June to mid August. God accomplished much in Kingdom building through you, the partnering church and United Methodist volunteers.
Relationships were formed.
Guesthouses were built and slept in.
Maternal Health Wards built, painted, and tiled.
Water wells dug.
UMVIM teams hosted.
Libraries organized and teacher’s taught to use books.
Vacation Bible School held.
Container packed, delivered and backpacks, soccer balls, church pews, bicycles, medical supplies, school supplies, tables, chairs, and more distributed.
Agriculture fields tilled.
Traditional Birth Attendants trained.
Garfield UMC (East Ohio) retiled and ceiling refurbished at Garfield UMC on the mission.
Vaccines administered and patients saved and so much more.
Danny and Kathy will be traveling back to Camphor Mission on December 31, 2011. They will be taking 3 UMVIM teams of 24 volunteers, from 15 different churches, and 4 different UMC conferences represented! Passion and energy for the Camphor Mission Station is sure to spread to all of these partner ministry areas!
Please be praying for the things we hope to accomplish.
Nine clean water wells dug.
Preaching and worshiping in local UMC congregations.
Completing the 3rd unit of the Judy Olin Guesthouse.
Continue library training.
Gaining knowledge on agriculture needs.
Painting a mural of the world on the school wall.
Continue training Traditional Birth Attendant.
Building of a generator house and submersible pump for guesthouse and dining hall.
Preparing for East Ohio Pedaling Parsons in 2013.
Rev. Kathy Dickriede will be back in the states in April 2012 and will be eager to share the story of the 3Cs Mission of the East Ohio Conference. Get her on your church’s worship or meeting schedule now by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org Follow the missionary partners on the 3Cs website, www.eocumc.com/3Cs and click on Liberia. While on this website learn more about the way the East Ohio Conference is at work in Sierra Leone, Russia, and Zimbabwe.