ALCOA, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2016) – Remember the food, school, or health supplies your congregation collected and packed for Africa last spring?
Holston mission leaders recently received photos showing the arrival of supplies near Monrovia, Liberia, in late July.
“The container from the Holston Conference reached the compound of the Liberia Annual Conference Central Office on July 23, 2016 and distribution of supplies began on July 25, 2016,” according to an email from missionary Helen Roberts-Evans.
Liberia Annual Conference staff each received a bucket of food and a health kit, Roberts-Evans reported. “Backpacks, food buckets and health kits will be distributed to schools and orphanages. Health kits and food buckets will be distributed to the Ministry for the Aging.”
In June, the Holston Annual Conference celebrated three truckloads of Hands-on Mission supplies for Liberia and Zimbabwe with a total value of $221,334. The Abingdon, Big Stone Gap, Cleveland, Johnson City, Morristown, and Tazewell Districts collected supplies for Liberia, while the remaining districts collected for Zimbabwe.
Most of Holston's 881 churches participate in the annual Hands-on Mission Project project each spring, in preparation for the Holston Annual Conference in June.
The 2017 Hands-on Mission Project brochure provides details of next year’s collection.
Video clip: Bishop Taylor helps load buckets at Fairview UMC (Facebook, 6.2.16)
Holston raises $158,547 to help children (The Call, 6.8.16)