Liberian Mission Trip


Thank you for visiting my digital presentation of my 2012 Liberian Mission Trip.

This experience was lifechanging for me. I tried to capture that experience in a bottle and open it here on this page.

I must give a thank you to my fellow servants. Dave was our fearless leader. Jon was a great companion who took some of the pictures and all of the videos shared. And Shane provided us with many deep conversations.

I must also thank all of those who financially/prayerfully supported me in this ministry. Without that support, this would not have been possible.

Here are a few articles that I wrote upon my return:

One Drop

I divided the subjects into individual pages, for ease of use.

2012 - Liberian Mission Trip - Economy





2012 - Liberian Mission Trip - Our Brothers and Sisters



Sunday morning in Liberia.

I was given the great honor to preach to the church there.

A native and an English choir. It was neat to hear the two different styles.


video

This is part of a series that I wrote showing the mission trip I took to Liberia.
I divided the subjects into individual pages, for ease of use.

Here are a few articles that I wrote upon my return:
One Drop

2012 - Liberian Mission Trip - Gifts


I came bearing gifts. Children from Riverside Christian Church in Antwerp, Ohio, gave up some of their toys so that I could give them to children who literally have no toys. 

This is her only toy.

They loved their matchbox cars.

And our gifts weren't only just fun and games. We gave away Bibles too.

This was Sue Knapp's Bible. Not it's Ruth in Liberia's bible. 

This is part of a series that I wrote showing the mission trip I took to Liberia.
I divided the subjects into individual pages, for ease of use.

Here are a few articles that I wrote upon my return:
One Drop

2012 - Liberian Mission Trip - Leadership Training Institute


Some of the church leaders who came to our three day leadership training institute at the Monrovia Hope Center. One man walked eight hours one way to get there. Their dedication to learning how to be better followers/leaders was inspiring.

They slept on mats on the cement floor.

This was a mattress in another room that two ladies shared.

Here I am teaching one of the sessions.


The students. Or should I say teachers?

Pastor Danny's wife, Bea, was one of the participants of our training session.
This is part of a series that I wrote showing the mission trip I took to Liberia.
I divided the subjects into individual pages, for ease of use.

Here are a few articles that I wrote upon my return:
One Drop

2012 - Liberian Mission Trip - Marshall Hope Center


A village near the Marshall Hope Center.

A picture of the path back from the village to the future Hope Center.

Can you see the Hope Center? It's a vision now, but it will be a reality soon enough.

The newly dug well at the Marshall Hope Center.

The squatter shack on the Marshall Hope Center.

The view from the shack.

A lagoon is next to the Hope Center.

This lagoon runs to the ocean.
This is part of a series that I wrote showing the mission trip I took to Liberia.
I divided the subjects into individual pages, for ease of use.

Here are a few articles that I wrote upon my return:
One Drop

2012 - Liberian Mission Trip - Monrovia Hope Center


This is the community right by the Hope Center. On the other side of that wall is the Hope Center.

A street near the Hope Center in Monrovia.


Soccer in the community near the Hope Center.

Be careful with that out of bounds line.

A cut that they are trying to treat. Sadly, a cut like that could be deadly in Liberia.

The roof of the temporary home to the Monrovia Church of Christ. I thought all of the natural beams were neat.

The man's bathroom at the Hope Center.

The large scale water system at the Hope Center in Monrovia. People from the neighboring community can come here and fill buckets with water from this tap any time they want. It's water so safe that an American can drink it.
This is part of a series that I wrote showing the mission trip I took to Liberia.
I divided the subjects into individual pages, for ease of use.

Here are a few articles that I wrote upon my return:
One Drop

2012 - Liberian Mission Trip - Water


Without safe, clean drinking water, we would all die.

A well in Buchanan. Notice how the bucket gets handled. This would cause contamination of the source, especially because these wells are shallow.

Finding water is not the difficulty. Finding safe drinking water is.

The dirtiest well in the world.

They try to filter their own water. They pour the water through a sandbag. It makes dirty water clean, but it does not make unsafe water safe.

This is where we purchased the three gallon containers to assemble our filtration systems. We bring the system from the States and buy the buckets in Liberia.

A plastic three gallon container.

Sonny, Hope 2 Liberia's worker in Liberia, helped us clean out the buckets.

Here I am assembling a filtration system.

The filtration system assembly line.

The final product. We do not just give safe water. We also provide the Living Water.

At the school where we provided three systems.

At the Buchanan Church of Christ where we provided them with three systems.

At the village we gave a system to.

At a house, where four families and fifty people live, where we gave a system.

The matriarch of a community who we gave a system to.
This is part of a series that I wrote showing the mission trip I took to Liberia.
I divided the subjects into individual pages, for ease of use.

Here are a few articles that I wrote upon my return:
One Drop