Monday, December 22, 2014

Together we make a difference

One hundred thirty 25kg bags of rice were distributed throughout the Liberia Episcopal Area to help families struggling to find food in the midst of the Ebola crisis.
The following is a letter describing how together (through the General Board of Discipleship) we have helped those suffering through the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Resident Bishop, Rev. Dr. John G. Innis and your brothers and sisters of the Liberia Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church wish to thank the entire membership of the General Board of Discipleship for the generous gift of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00USD) for food assistance to the Liberia Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church.

As you may know, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) has created a serious health and economic crisis that has resulted in several families being unable to put food on their tables. The food assistance was indeed a great help to those we were able to reach and in a small way was able to reach across the twenty districts of our conference and one circuit.

Because of bad road conditions and considering the distance from Monrovia to most districts, funds were wired to all district superintendents to purchase rice and distribute among pastors and members.

Each district was allocated three hundred US dollars ($300.00USD). The one hundred thirty (130) employees, staff and volunteers at the United Methodist Conference Center in Monrovia received 25kg bag of rice each at the rate of $20 per bag of rice. The Bishop Judith Craig United Methodist Orphanage Home, Charles Britt United Methodist Senior Citizens Home, and the Camphor United Methodist Mission Station were allotted three hundred US dollars ($300.00USD) each.

We are very grateful for your thoughtfulness to identify with us during this very critical time in the history of our nation. Your action is truly redemptive and demonstrates the true meaning of Christianity. Kindly convey our deepest appreciation to the General Secretary and staff of the General Board of Discipleship.

In mission together,

Rev. George D. Wilson, Jr.
Director of Connectional Ministries
Chair, LAC/UMC Ebola Task Force
Liberia Episcopal Area
The United Methodist Church






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