Samuel Ziah School in Liberia

The students in Kpah Town, Liberia have had to meet in a thatched roof building, but this year they will be attending a new school. Thanks to a partnership among our missionaries, the people of the village, and this church, funds were raised and labor provided to construct a brick building with six classrooms.

We continue to assist with school supplies, books, gardening tools, and other material

The Guys' and Gals' ball teams wearing their "Super Yooper" shirts!!


School supplies and food distribution


Left: Construction-Samuel Ziah United Methodist Church
Right: 6th grade class

Samuel Ziah United Methodist Church!

Blocks for the new church

Sand for the new church

 

Latest photos from our kids and teachers & school board in Liberia!


Rev. Robert D. Tommy-Kpah Town

 

Zinc Roof

Different Angle of roof

Part of Kpahtown

Land behind school

 

Driver Ants crossing a path near town

Posted School Fees

 

 

Victor Doolakeh Taryor

Ganta United Methodist Hospital

Liberia, Africa

Victor Taryor is a missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving through the Global Health program in his home country of Liberia. Victor is hospital administrator for Ganta Hospital, a position he has held since 2006.
Also a registered nurse, Victor oversees the daily operation of the hospital while communicating with hospital staff to insure the hospital is providing the best possible care to each patient. Growing up in a poor subsistence farming family, attending school was difficult and challenging for Victor. With the help of his step-mother he was able to complete his elementary and secondary school education. Victor attended the Winifred J. Harley School of Nursing and earned his degree in nursing. He also attended Cuttington University College in Liberia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he completed a non-degree program in health policy and administration.

Victor served as Director of Nursing Services, Head Nurse and Associate Administrator at Ganta before his appointment as administrator. "God has blessed me so much in utilizing my career to alleviate suffering and to share the love of God in a meaningful way," Victor shares.
Married, Victor and his wife Rebecca are the parents of four adult children and four grandchildren.

 

 

REV. CALEB DORMAH

Rev. Dormah is also the Youth Director for the Liberia Annual Conference, and he does a lot of traveling in Liberia in this role. During his sermons he spoke of two different trips – witnessing to the Lord after being jailed along with a youth group, and the experience of grace as he visited the Nana Kru District and saw the extreme poverty there. There is continued fighting in northern Liberia, and the many checkpoints along the roads make travel difficult. It is hard for the country to rebuild, and progress is slow. Still, the people have hope and Pastor Dormah spoke of goals and dreams he has for seeing things change for the better. The young people are the future of his nation (and of all nations, for that matter), and he wants to see them have a strong Christian foundation to build on. There was a lot to fit into a short visit, but in this time the bonds were strengthened between our congregations and our pastors.

Caleb's current activities include the EXECUCITIVE DIRECTOR of the TUFEIA FOUNDATION. The foundations goals are to bring health and healing to the nation and the children of Liberia.

Reverend Caleb Dormah received a MS in Math from the University of Liberia in 1985. Reverend Dorman also attended the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a bachelor's degree in Religious Education. He has worked with children and youth for the past 21 years. In 2003, the United Methodist Church at the Liberia Annual Conference asked Rev. Dormah to expand his ministry to include displaced members of the community in Ganta Nimba County. Community building is now the focus of his work.

We pray God’s greatest blessings for Rev. Dormah, and look forward to further involvement in months and years to come.

 


CLICK ON EITHER OF THE PICTURES OF PASTOR DORMAH
BELOW - GO TO HIS WEB PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

 

 

Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti

Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti was established in 1967 to treat children with tuberculosis, the facility has grown to include a 60 bed in-patient hospital, a large out-patient program, and numerous other programs for literacy, rural health care, vaccinations, and parent training in health, hygiene & nutrition. Last year the hospital became a center for more general pediatric care as there has been a gradual shift in the health needs of children being admitted (AIDS and other problems as well as TB), Involvement of families in the treatment of children continues to be important in the continuing health of the young patients once they are released, since follow-up care may be needed with medicines, etc.

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 forever changed the nation of Haiti, and severely damaged the Grace Children's Hospital campus. The hospital has rebuilt transitional facilities that continue to serve the people of Haiti, and have new outreaches to the tent communities near the hospital. Even in the aftermath of the earthquake, hospital operations were only halted for a few days, and care for the children staying at the hospital never ceased.
The staff members at Grace Children’s Hospital care for around 300 children a year on the hospital’s inpatient ward. During their stay, which averages three months, Grace Children’s Hospital provides a place of healing and solace to these suffering children.

As a member of the Cornerstone Group, we pledge to contribute a minimum of $1000 to Grace Hospital on a yearly basis, and this hasn't been a problem! Our total for the year 2013 passed $50,000 mark since beginning this project in 1982. In 2000 Vic & Rhonda Thompson led some of our youth on a mission encounter trip to Haiti, and they came back with gifts, memories of children, and a new awareness of the lives of people in this country.

 

Trenary United Methodist Church
is the Marquette District Mission of the Year.