Children of Zwedru

Children of Zwedru
At Church - July 3, 2010

Welcome to the Liberia Mission 2010

Hello,

We are pleased to have you visit our Blog. Our team is extremely excited about our upcoming trip and we are anxious to share our adventure with you. Meet our Team:

Tom - Mission Director
Geoff
Ann
Penny
John
Shirley
Dan
John

A little history of Liberia:

Liberia is located on the west coast of Africa between Sierra Leone to the north and Cote d'Ivoire to the south. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and it has been through some extremely turbulent times over the past 20 years. It concluded a 14-year civil war during the mid 1990's and it still has not recovered from the devestation to its economy, infrastructure, the loss of jobs and the thousands of lives displaced and lost. There is no running water, and no electricity. Any electricity is provided strictly by generators for individual buildings, therefore the majority of the people are without. The unemployment rate is around 85%. Life expectancy is a round 45 years old. AIDS is one of the primary killers, along with many other diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, polio and typhoid all of which run rampant in part due to the its climate in which is receives over 14 feet of rain during the rainy season from May to November. It is clear that the Liberian people are in desperate need of assistance and our love.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A few pictures of "On the Road to Zwedru"


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