Sunday, March 11, 2012

Look what God has done through people!

Who? East Ohio UMVIMers
When? January-March 2012
Where? Camphor Mission Station in Liberia
Why and How? These tasks of ministry were completed in partnership with Liberians and the western partners.

Tasks completed and relationships built through the glory of God!

10 water wells dug in surrounding villages, Joshua and the Geneva Rotary, Jordan's Wishing Wells, Seville UMC, Wooster UMC, Green Valley UMC
Guesthouse roofed, windows, doors, electrical, ceiling tile, carpenters, plaster job with Mr. Gbaa, Nelson, Adelphus and Solo
Cement block making with Mr. Gbaa
2 months of salary paid with Obediah
Hung solar on the guesthouse roof for recharging without the generator! Thanks Emmanuel!
Girl's Dorm completely tiled along with Matron's rooms with the help of Solo and many students
Boy's Dorm exterior painted and 3 picnic tables built for porch and study area with Alvin Joe and other students
Both dorms new mattresses and mosquito nets hung, with the girls and thanks UMVIM Volunteers, Macedonia UMC and Jan Reynolds
Map Mural Project completed with 10 students and AB Roberts
45 bags of rice for staff with Obediah thanks UMVIM Volunteers!
Village visits in places where water wells were dug being led by Aaron and other students
Girl's Dorm toiletry and pillowcase dress distribution, thanks to Faith UMC with help from Evelyn, the new Matron
Boy's Dorm soap and washcloths, Faith UMC with help from Dean of Boys, Paul Dean
Women staff, sanitary toiletry distribution
Ash Wednesday Worship introduced to Camphor Mission with Rev. Kulah
Super Bowl Event, track and field, kickball and soccer games with Coach Toe
Re-secured and hung basketball nets with Adid and other students in the boy's dorm
Library Training with Mary and Kevin
Cooking lessons, donuts, palm butter, greens with Irene and Success
Solar Suitcase Hung in clinic thanks to Hope Ridge UMC, Emmanuel, Meleiah and Mary
Traditional Birth Attendant workshop thanks to Mary, Victoria, and Trinity UMC Denver, Colorado
Midwives on the mission
Exercise with Coach Toe
Hunting with the sling shot thanks boys
Devotions at the Liberia Conference Office
Dinner with the Bishop and his family
Sharing the movie Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Played with children
Puzzles on the porch
Basket weaving
Shopping in the market with Irene and Cecelia
African clothes made with Irene
Bicycle repair
Zentangle art lessons
Volleyball net hung
Attended Liberia Annual Conference
Devotions with the Girl's Dorm
Teacher training
Tutoring students
Banner making with Garfield Church and school classes
Knitting doll lessons
Visiting the beach in Buchanan
Touring Monrovia
Visiting West Point
Preaching in the villages and in Monrovia
Visits to Harrisburg and the Farmer to Farmer project
Visit to White Plains Retreat Center

Learn more from a speaker at your church, small group, compass group, or plan to be a part of the next 2013 UMVIM trips to Camphor Mission. There are many volunteers who are eager to share the story about their time at Camphor Mission. Contact me for names and contact information.

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