Ubuntu Journey 2014: Liberia
We will have an unbelievably warm welcome in Monrovia by the energetic United Methodist women of Liberia, who are strong and courageous, having lived through many years of civil strife. We will stay at the United Methodist Church Guest House, within walking distance to the conference office and the S.T. Nagbe United Methodist Church, where group sessions will be held.
Together we will explore topics such as how to plan a United Methodist Women year; how to lead devotionals; the bylaws of United Methodist Women, set forth in The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2012; the Handbook for Women; and interfaith dialogue.
We will visit mission projects located within Monrovia and go on a day trip to Harrisburg and work with women and young adult women on sewing projects. Also planned is an overnight visit to and workday at Camphor Mission Station, a boarding and day school supported by The United Methodist Church. The mission station and The United Methodist Church of Liberia are “transforming lives from a dark yesterday to a brighter tomorrow.” This Ubuntu Journey will be a part of that transformation. For additional information, you may contact team leader Linda Crowell at 440-786-9096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Itinerary: March 16-23, 2014
Saturday, March 15: Team members meet in Brussels (connecting airport) for flight to Monrovia.
Sunday, March 16: Arrive in Monrovia, lunch at local restaurant. Settle in at Methodist Guest House.
Monday, March 17: Meet and greet hostesses and other Liberian United Methodist Women.
March 18-20: Mutual Sharing/Learning Sessions.
Friday, March 21: Day trip to Harrisburg – Work with women and young adults with sewing projects.
Saturday, March 22: Visit local United Methodist mission projects, including Camphor Mission Station.
Sunday, March 23: Depart for U.S.
Linda Crowell, the U.S. Ubuntu Team Leader is from Ohio and attends Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where she is very active in United Methodist Women. She coordinates a Child Welfare grant, mentoring students interested in child welfare positions. She has co-led United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) teams to Sierra Leone and twice to Liberia.
Alfreda Anderson is the Hostess Ubuntu Co-Team Leader and is presently the Directress of Women's Work of the Conference United Methodist Women and the associate lay leader for the Liberia Annual Conference.
Ellen Janjay Natt, the Ubuntu Hostess Co-Team Leader and is President, United Methodist Women, Liberia Annual Conference.