Rev. Bill Haddock will be leading a mission team to Liberia May 1-13, 2023. The purpose of the trip is to enhance the partnership which the NC Annual Conference of the UMC has with Ganta Mission Station. The Ganta Mission Station has a hospital, a nursing school, a church, schools, a leprosarium, and a large amount of acreage used for agricultural purposes. The team will stay at Ganta Mission Station for most of the time and will work with local pig farmers to construct an abattoir so that their pigs can be prepared for market. The Conference will be shipping a walk-in cooler which we will construct and a trailer which will be equipped with cooling equipment. All participants will be required to purchase round-trip flights to Liberia from RDU (participants will be given the appropriate flight numbers). Housing and food will be provided by the Liberian hosts for about $300 per person for the two weeks that the team will be in Liberia. Team members will also be asked to contribute $200 per person towards the construction project. There will be some day trips to other places of mission so that team members can understand and appreciate the impact the UMC is making in Liberia. Prospective team members should contact Bill Haddock at 910.262.3831 or by email at email@example.com.