On February 20, 2014, our Volunteers In Mission Team began a trip that continues our journey with the St. Matthew High School in Logan Town, Liberia. This is a school we have been supporting with scholarships and construction material starting in 2006. We last sent a team, lead by our pastor, to this school in 2012. The school, located on Bushrod Island, which is a suburb of Monrovia, saw its full share of the catastrophe which was the Liberian Civil Wars. To this day it has no electric power, uses water supplied by a hand pump, and draws its support from a community with a very high unemployment rate.
This community is very poor, yet the school provides a solid Christian education for 805 students in Grades K to 12, with an instructional staff of 31 and a school staff of 11. The primary focus of this trip is to complete the construction of the Medical Clinic started on our first trip.
When we left, the walls were erected to the beginning of the lintels. We now see the walls have been completed and the roof constructed.
We have also spent time with the students in a variety of ways.
While it has been a few years since we have sent a team to Liberia, the partnership continues through the financial generosity of St. Matthew’s.