SO HARD TO SAY GOOD BYE

Rev. James Modesco Saiker, Pastor of St. John United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, Liberia was involved in a fatal accident on August 8th 2016. He was a dedicated family man and he served the Lord with all his abilities: Leadership, Motivation, Singing, Preaching, and Building Relationships in the Community and with Farmer-to-Farmer; an Outreach Ministry of the Celebration and Henrietta United Methodist churches of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was on his way home from the University of Liberia where he was to receive a Bachelor Degree in Education when his motorbike was struck by a truck.

We will all miss him dearly. He was a people person; he embraced the Farmer-to-Farmer goals and objectives 100%; if the men were clearing  an area to plant crops, he would be in the lead with his cutlass clearing the  busheOur love and support to his wife Rita and children. 

He was on his way home

NEW AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN HARRISBURG

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Liberia 3Cs Team Reunion, May 13TH 2015

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On May 13th 2015, members of United Methodist Visitors In Mission (UMVIM) to Liberia gathered at the Brecksville United Methodist Church to get a briefing from Rev. Kathy Dickreide and Pryde Bass on their recent visit to Liberia. The main purpose of their trip was to assess the effect of the Ebola virus on East Ohio mission stations: Ganta, Camphor and Harrisburg. The evening was festive, with lots of food, including some favorite Liberian dishes, and catching up with other team members.  It was good to know that when we heard about the Ebola crisis, the East Ohio Conference had already established sites in Liberia where we could hear from local Liberians and know how to best help.  We could give directly to our mission sites to help them respond to the crisis.  This was a perfect example where the established relationships worked efficiently and effectively.

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A TIME FOR RELAXATION AND SIGHT SEEING

AT THE KING BURGER RESTAURANT

Liberia food they say is “SWEET” Not like sugar sweet but the food has a distinctive  taste. A taste you could easily come to enjoy; but after a week or so, most visitors crave for some home food. Well, we found a King Burger on Broad Street Downtown Monrovia and our team was pleased to take a break and chow down on some burger and fries.

AT THE KING BURGER RESTAURANT

AT THE KING BURGER RESTAURANT

We were also invited to a picnic given by Vice President of Liberia Hon. Joseph Boikai for members of his staff. A very nice Atlantic Ocean view with the waves and suds beating against the sand; that brought back so many memories from my childhood.

ELIZABETH FELDMAN STROLLING THE ATLANTIC SHORE

ELIZABETH FELDMAN STROLLING ALONG THE ATLANTIC SHORE

ENJOYING A MEAL BY THE SEA

ENJOYING A MEAL BY THE SEA