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Ubuntu Explorer Journeys: Sierra Leone 2011

Connecting women to women for a faith and mission opportunity


Trip Details

Trip dates: December 1–13, 2011
Length: 12 days
Location: Sierra Leone
Costs: $3,000/person*
(final costs depends on airline prices)
•   Round-trip airfare.
•   Group transportation throughout stay.
•   Meals.
•   Lodging.
Travel method: Air
Group size: 10
Sign-up deadline:  September 30, 2011
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Sierra Leone is located in West Africa along the Atlantic coast. United Methodist Women members in this region are organized for mission and serve Christ through committed leadership within The United Methodist Church of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference and the West Africa Central Conference. United Methodist Women in the United States have long been in partnership with their United Methodist Women sisters in this country in their work toward empowerment of women in leadership within the church and community. Mission and outreach that both United Methodist Women organizations share include a strong organization at conference, district and local levels; the Ubuntu concept of being in relationship with our neighbors; and the School of Christian Mission to bring mission education to the whole church.

The Sierra Leone community of United Methodist Women is concerned about the needs of women, children and youth that impact life for all in Africa. Continual attention to spiritual growth and greater mission education and understanding highlight their faith expression. Join United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone to affirm the vital role of women in the United Methodist Church today and to engage with these sisters in worship, workshops, mission outreach and fellowship at their annual meeting.

The Ubuntu Explorer Journey to Sierra Leone will give you an opportunity to:

  • Actively experience the global network of Methodist and United Methodist Women as a team member of the Sierra Leone–U.S. Ubuntu Journey.
  • Worship, learn and reach out side by side with United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone.
  • Understand the issues and concerns of United Methodist Women in West Africa.
  • Share in creative and supportive fellowship with United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone.

For more information or to request an application, contact Vickie Newkirk at bvnewkirk@iquest.net. Please include “Ubuntu Sierra Leone 2011” in the subject heading of your e-mail.
*Visa for Sierra Leone and immunizations are not included in the above cost.

Last Updated: 04/11/2014

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