Preparing to Serve in Liberia


The people of Liberia have suffered through fourteen years of civil war.  In a country of 3 million, nearly a tenth of the population lost their lives and 800,000 were displaced as refugees.  Now in the midst of recovery, the Liberians have renewed hope.  We will be partnering with the local church to serve those in need.

John is joining the staff at ELWA hospital in Monrovia, caring for those who have lived through this difficult chapter.  He will be involved in establishing a Family Medicine residency program.  Beth will homeschool Rebekah and seek opportunities to serve in the healthcare, youth or orphanage ministries.  Bethany will use her passion for photography to help communicate the ministry at ELWA.   Josh will be our anchor in the States continuing his studies in physics.

In this country where so many have experienced such intense pain, the hope of the gospel is providing joy in place of despair.



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6 responses to “Preparing to Serve in Liberia

  1. Eric and Shelli Birdwell

    Please keep us up to date with what is happening in your lives. So excited for you all.

  2. Cherie Eulau

    I am in awe of your bravery and will eagerly follow your journey.

  3. Robert Garrison

    Thank you for “answering the call” and making a difference in this world.

  4. Debbie Ayers

    So thankful that technology will allow us to follow you on this journey! I am in awe of your family’s dedication! The feeling brings tears to my eyes. Looking forward to supporting you in any way I can!

  5. Tami Thorsen

    We are CHEERING you on with our love, prayers, excitement, and encouragement! We, the Thorsens & everyone else here at SIM USA, are here for you!

  6. Jan Mitchell

    We are excited for you all, Beth. We will look forward to the updates and pray for you. Thank you for going where God has called you, to do work most of us are not equipped to do.

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