At Westminster Presbyterian, we are passionate about serving our neighbors both near and far.
Our mission is simple: partnering with and empowering current and future leaders to rebuild and lead their local communities.
To accomplish this mission, we're dedicated to supporting two schools, one in Liberia and one in Ghana. Ensuring these boys and girls have a stable and supportive education is vital for the stability of both these countries.
Hope Mission School, in Paynesville, Liberia is the only school within five miles walking distance for many children. Through education, the school empowers almost 300 students, including 11 Ebola orphans residing on the campus. These 11 Ebola orphans are fully supported by Westminster.
WPC partners with local leaders, NGOs, foundations and Liberians living in the States to assist this overcrowded school. The partners share in the desire to see Liberia build itself back from civil war and the Ebola crisis.
WPC and its partners helped build classrooms, a well for clean drinking water, six latrines and a hand-washing station. In addition, Westminster funds scholarships for students and provides textbooks, teaching supplies and other items for the school. Efforts to alleviate the overcrowding continue. Our last WPC delegation visited the school in May 2016.
You may read about this mission opportunity in this article: Westminster's Important Work in West Africa
A great overview is also available in the video below.
See how you can get involved below!
WPC is a partner in mission with two churches in Tema, Ghana - - Redemption and Greenwich Meridian Presbyterian Church. The focus of this mission is support of a 3-room school near Tema in Okushibri, Ghana. The Okushibri school aims to provide quality education for the children of this off-the-grid, Ghanaian village. Projects have included installation of a new roof, building a classroom and providing supplies, such as desks. WPC also supports high-school students with scholarships, to empower the next generation of leaders.
The project is a model of partnership with local Ghanaians who are leading mission efforts in their country. Teams from Westminster have traveled to Ghana and members of our partner churches have visited us in Albany. These visits further our partnerships and facilitate joint mission planning. The partner churches also now join in a monthly prayer exchange.
Our WPC delegation visited the school in Okushibri in August 2016.
Read more about this trip and how you can help in Belinda's Blog Post: Transforming Lives of Children in Ghana
Learn more about how you can get involved below!
Westminster works with partners in Freetown to purchase and distribute food supplies for 200 orphans living at the Mass Orphan Mission. Funds have also been used to support Ebola orphans and for Ebola prevention.
Sponsor or attend one of our African Family Night fundraisers. Twice a year, in March and November, families of Westminster and the local African community gather for a free night of games, music, speakers and lots of very good food. View a video from the 2020 African Family Night.
Ways to Engage
African Family Night
The Water Project
Prayer in the African Way
** This is temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 ** Join us the last Sunday of each month for Prayer in the African Way. We will meet in the chapel following coffee hour, to pray, sing, and praise the Lord. Everybody is welcome!
Join The Water Project at Westminster and help us research responsible projects. Contact us for more information!
African Ministries Committee
Join with concerned WPC members and others to identify mission needs, discuss emerging priorities and develop action plans.
The 2020 African Ministries Annual Report provides detailed information for what money is raised and how it is being used to serve these ministries.