Tuesday, April 9, 2013

VOA Refugee Camp

Today we visited the young missionaries taking them supplies and mail.  It's always a great experience to visit these young men and women. We often marvel at what they our doing at this young age in there life compared to what many of their friends are doing and the sacrifice they make.

After visiting the missionaries we continued on to the VOA Refugee Camp with the Humanitarian couple Elder and Sister Miles.  They have been building wells and latrines at the camp - see news article in previous post.  There are about 30,000 refugees in the camp.  They are mostly Muslim and from the civil war in Sierra Leone. Even though the war ended 5 years ago the camp is still there.  We questioned why they have not returned now there is peace.  They have no family there as many where killed during the war, their homes destroyed.  There is nothing to go back to.

You can not walk too far before this happens:
Check out his smile

All the kids say: "white man here, white man here!"
What a great day.


  1. Great blog thanks .. Parents who follow your blog would love any pictures of our missionaries too. Our thoughts are with you always. The Dahlin's

    1. I created the blog for our family and friends. I did not realize missionary parents were following. However, I do realize that it is difficult for our missionaries to send pictures to family due to lack of internet services here. It's difficult for them to get any type of email off sometimes.

      So, I have created a blog where we will post missionary pictures, hopefully yours from time to time. Here's the link for the very unofficial Liberia Mission blog: