Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Liberia...Here We Come!

I thought that you might enjoy a picture of the kids who are going on the Liberia trip with Dave and I. This picture is actually missing one - my niece, Anna, from Chicago. But pictured above, from left to right, is Nate Weflen, Nicole Wisen, Christopher Wisen, Alex Wisen and Alex Tarnow. The puppets have various names, depending on which kid is using it to hit the person next to him. We thought that the children at the church might find the puppets compelling enough to listen to a Bible story, so as I tell the story, these children will be sitting on the floor with their hands raise high above their heads, acting it out as I go. I am hoping that by the time we do it in front of the Liberian children, the joy of hitting and biting each other will be gone and the boys will behave with their respective puppet. It should be fun...

I also thought I'd post our schedule for the trip, so you could pray accordingly each day. Note: I explained in class that a Liberian schedule and what we would call a schedule are two different things. The times don't mean a thing, so look at this list as a possibility of what might happen each day!

Thank you for your prayers and I hope that you all have a great week!


"Praise the Lord, all nations;
Laud Him, all peoples!
For His lovingkindness is great toward us,
and the truth of the Lord is everlasting.
Praise the Lord!"

Psalm 117

Friday, April 2/010

Dave and family arrive at RIA------------------5:50PM

Saturday, April 3/010
Pick up at hotel----------------------8:30 AM
Women's Conference------------------9:00 AM - 12:00 noon
LUNCH/REST------------------------12 noon - 2:00 PM
Community Outreach------------------2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ministry to kids----------------------4:20 PM - 5:30 PM
Evening Prayer Service-----------------6:00PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 4/010
Pick Team up at hotel-----------------9:50 AM
Sunday School----------------------10:00AM - 10:55 AM
Easter Service-----------------------11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LUNCH/REST------------------------1:20PM - 3:30 PM
Ministry to Kids----------------------4:00PM - 5:00PM

Monday, April 5/010
Leave for Buchanan-------------------7:00AM
LUNCH / REST----------------------12:00 noon – 1:45PM
Widows learn about project/Conference---10:30AM - 1:00 PM
Ministry to Kids (in Buchanan) -----------2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Evening Prayer Service-----------------6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 6/010
Pastors or Women’s Conference in Buchanan-----9:00AM-12:00 noon
Leave for Monrovia------------------------1:30 PM
SUPPER/ REST-----------------------------6:00 PM ff

Wednesday, April 7/010
Pick up at Hotel--------------------------7:30 AM
Devotion with SOGA’s Teachers--------------8:00 AM – 8:15AM
Visit SOGA’s Classes----------------------8:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Visit and meet with ELWA------------------10: 30 AM – 11:30 AM
LUNCH--------------------------------12:00 PM
Leave for RIA----------------------------3:00 PM


  1. I'm going to need a copy of that picture! Praying for you all already! Can't wait to hear how it really all turns out. Be safe!

  2. Thanks Kristen. Copied, printed, and tacked to the wall above my computer. Will be praying and have been.

    Beth, good to see Alex in that picture. :)

    I imagine those puppets will be a big hit...

  3. Oh, and I stole the picture and made it my desk top...another reminder to be praying...


  4. Thanks, Kathy! I think it's going to be quite a trip...