Posted Oct. 7, 2015
Remember the Hands-on Mission kits that your church packed last spring?
Photos have arrived from Liberia and Zimbabwe, with gratitude expressed to Holston members for faithfully collecting and packing critical supplies each year for children.
“The Holston Conference sent a 40-foot container filled with food, health and school supplies,” missionary Helen Roberts-Evans reported to her supporters in a recent newsletter.
“The container was unloaded at our Conference Center on July 22, and Liberia Annual Conference employees each received a bucket of food and a health kit,” she wrote. “We are delivering items to our schools, clinics, Ministry to the Aging, and orphanages. The requests for these items are overwhelming. Thank you, Holston Conference!”
Roberts-Evans is a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving as director of the Department of General Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in Liberia.
Bill and Maria Humbane, missionaries in Zimbabwe, sent numerous photos of the joyous arrival of containers for children at Ishe Anesu. The supplies arrived in Mutare on Sept. 14.
The struggle to support children at Ishe Anesu has escalated, however, due to the mandatory retirement of Bill Humbane from Africa University. For many years, Bill Humbane has supported Ishe Anesu with his salary.
The Holston Conference Foundation has set up an emergency fund to assist the Humbanes and the children they love. The deadline to give donations – which will be matched by the Foundation – has been extended to Oct. 15.
"Humbane returns to Zimbabwe, grateful yet concerned" (The Call, 4/7/14)