The people of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church have a long history with the people of Liberia. It was in 1833 that Rev. Melville Cox, a NC Conference clergy member, landed in Africa as the first United Methodist missionary to Africa and began to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. At Annual Conference 2011, you will have the opportunity to join with our many United Methodists family of North Carolina who have gone before us as we collect and ship desperately needed health, education, and empowering items to Liberia. Bring your items and look for the Love for Liberia signs. Here is a listing of items being collected.