Children of Zwedru

Children of Zwedru
At Church - July 3, 2010

Welcome to the Liberia Mission 2010


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

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 13, 2010

Some More Pictures- A last post is coming tomorrow

Fixing a flat along the Road to Zwedru- The children gathered to watch
Leaving for Zwedru- Geoff, Shirley, Ann and  Penny
Digging the Well for the Project- Hand Dug by 3 Zwedru men- 22 feet at this point

Dan getting a ride on a motocycle taxi

John on the motocycle taxi and Tim fixing the cargo

Pakistani Solider Guarding the UN Compound next to our hotel

A Zwedru Lumberjack carrying the WaWa board

On the road to the worksite

Singing  Our National Anthem on July 4th prior to our Soccer match with the local youth

Shirley and John working on the roof trusses

Penny helps a puppy

Shirley, John, Penny and Tim shopping in downtown Zwedru

A Liberian Gas Station-note the jars- only way they
can guarantee a gallon

Filling up at a Liberian Gas Station
Many of the Pastors

Emmanuel- the businessman who loaned us his internet aircard
Tom is handing out gifts to some of the works- Ellis, Cephus and Hardy

Our last picture at the Start Mart Guest House in Zwedru-July 9th

Pastor Geoff preaching at the Outreach Church in Monrovia-Sunday July 11th

Youth in Mission team- Devin, Sadie and Jennifer with Jeannette and Matthew of Liberia


More inner city pictures of Monrovia

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