In continuation of the partnership between the United Methodist Church of Liberia and several United Methodist Churches based in the United States of America, Operation Classroom-Liberia (OC) has distributed relief items to delegates who attended the 180th Annual Session of the Liberia Annual Conference held in Greenville City, Sinoe County, Liberia. Most of the items included t-shirts, Holy Bibles, school materials (notebooks, chalk, pencils/pens, text books, laboratory equipment, and teachers’ plan books, etc), and health items such as tooth brushes and toothpaste.
During the Ordination Service on Saturday, February 9, 2013, over 100 Holy Bibles were distributed including the Bibles that were given to the twenty Ordained and Commissioned persons of the LAC/UMC. A specific donation of choir robes, communion sets, and Bibles were made to the First United Methodist Church and the Nimene Nah United Methodist Church joint hosst of the 180th Annual Session of the LAC/UMC.
Though the OC Coordinator, Bro. Alfred Zigbuo extended the gesture to several United Methodists and other Liberian citizens, the gift was designated for Brumskin, Ganta, Tubman Gray, College of West Africa (CWA), and St. Matthews United Methodist Schools the five Operation Classroom sponsored schools in Liberia. He said the items were donated by several United Methodist Conferences based in the United States “including those in the Indiana, Minnesota, and Maryland areas in fulfillment of the mutual friendship that exists between us.”
In a related development, OC Liberia in collaboration with the Ministry to the Aged (Senior Citizens) on Friday, February 22, 2013 distributed several gift items to Senior Citizens of the United Methodist Church in Liberia and other Senior Citizens who are not United Methodist. According to several Senior Citizens, “the gifts items from their brothers and sisters overseas is an assurance that their membership and time with the UMC Liberia was well invested”.
Coordinator Zigbuo said the items are worth US$11,000.00