How A Mission to Transform the World Is Changing Lives in Liberia

A new mission opportunity has created a wave of excitement.

The FUMC missions team became aware of Korsen, Liberia and its need for a school building at the Liberia Partners’ Summit this past April. There are 200 students already attending school in this small bush village in Nimba County, approximately one and a half hours away from Ganta. The students attend school in the Methodist Church and other private buildings.

The Liberian government is now prohibiting schools from meeting in church buildings. Rev. Aaron Yankee, District Superintendent of the Gompa District of the United Methodist Church, contacted us and asked if we could help with the funding for a school building for these students. The project is urgent, as the government may not allow the students to attend school starting this September, unless a school building is constructed.

After much discussion and prayer, our missions team sent $24,000 to the Liberia Annual Conference, with Rev. Yankee’s accountability, toward the building of the school. This is an example of how your Global Impact Celebration donations are being used to make disciples around the world.        
There is great potential in the connection between the Korsen United Methodist School and the Ganta School of Nursing.  Still, we must proceed with caution and wisdom.  To that end, Pastor Tim Ozment, Julie Rolffs, Dan Phillips, and Amy Zuehls will be going on a Vision Trip to Liberia in January to evaluate what level of commitment we should make in regards to the continuing education of the children of Korsen.

While our missions team is very excited about this opportunity, we also want to be sure that this is the direction God would have us go.  Please be in prayer as we continue to evaluate all opportunities this new connection could entail.