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Westminster Receives Presbyterian PC(USA) Women Grant for Hope Mission

Just over a year ago the Westminster delegation to Hope Mission in Bernard Farm, Liberia returned with ideas for new initiatives to build long-term capacity at the school in addition to annual support for Ebola orphans and scholarship students. Using an $18,300 award this spring by a Presbyterian Women U.S. Thank-Offering grant and a matching $4,000 raised by Westminster donors, Hope Mission has: Contracted with PCUSA’s West African Initiative of Liberia (WAIOL) to provide instruction and supplies for vocational training programs for students and community members on snail farming and bee-keeping. WAIOL also advises farmers on marketing honey and snails. Fist-sized land snails are a valuable

Hygiene Kits for Girls in West Africa

Summer Meetings: Sunday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. Members of Westminster Presbyterian Women (WPW) and all interested women are invited to two summer meetings to develop WPW fall plans and to provide sample reusable and durable menstrual hygiene kits for girls at two Westminster mission sites -- the Hope Mission School in Liberia and the M.O.M. Orphanage in Sierra Leone. Contacts are being made by Felicia Kollie-Gambles and Fatmata Hilton. The group’s interest was sparked by: Rev. Ruth Everhart, author and preacher who visited Westminster in May and who specifically mentioned school days lost by girls who do not have access to appropriate menstrual hygiene suppli

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