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Find more stories below. You will know why we believe you will be excited about this mission initiative and want to support it.
This is a school library.
Winneba Methodist School in Ghana, West Africa, suffers from the lack of resources in their library for their 934 students and 39 teachers in both primary and junior/high schools.
The Methodist church in Winneba has been partnering with us for the past few years. In this partnership, we have helped ship the Bibles and Hymnals from the old Emmanuel UMC on W Silver Spring Drive to the churches in the Ghanaian community and build a cistern to provide safe drinking water to the village of Kokodo. Find more stories at umcwfb.org in Serve Beyond Milwaukee page.
Our kinship with the church in Winneba continues.
This past May, a small group of our church members including Aba Baffoe who is an alumna of the school, visited the church at the invitation to the dedication ceremony for the cistern. The team came back and reported us that the Methodist school in Winneba need books. God gives us this opportunity to live out our faith and make a difference in the lives of children, youth and community members in Winneba. Though the library looks like an empty room at present, with your help we can make the room a library with books in the shelves and desks for study and reading.
1. Please donate new and/or gently used fiction and nonfiction books, suitable for students ages 11-14. We also accept books for elementary-school-aged children’s reading. English is used at their school. There is a collection box near the church elevator on the sanctuary level.
2. Monetary donations are also welcome and appreciated. Shipment of the books and renovation of the library room are estimated to cost US$ 6,500.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Cynthia Boock, Co-chair of UMCWFB Mission Team, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marge Lee, Member of UMCWFB Library Guild, Lee1818@wi.rr.com, or Pastor Peace at email@example.com