Sometimes we don’t realize to what extent our prayers, volunteer time and monetary gifts to Asbury Mission Partners have on people in our own community, across our nation and around the world. The impact is life-changing. 

For example, are you aware that your generous donations through Asbury in Mission (AIM) provide full scholarships for 14 elementary through high school students and five university students in Liberia?  See below for a few letters from Liberian students explaining just how much we have had an impact in their lives. 

Ongoing support of Asbury in Mission allows us to meet our commitments to these students and other mission partners. So if you’ve missed worship over the last few weeks because of bad weather or you’ve been traveling, please consider catching up now. Many very special people depend on your generosity.


Liberia Student Letters

5/12/16: Here is a letter from Varney Bedell Dindo who attended our camp in Liberia as a third grader back in 2010. Varney has been a recipient of an Asbury scholarship for the last 6 years.

I greet you in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I write this letter in order to appreciate you all of the Asbury UMC for your support towards my education.

I am grateful for all that you have done for me, and I pray God will bless all of you abundantly. Through your support I am now a seventh grader at the Carol I Martin Academy where I serve as president of my class. I also sing in my church choir [at] EJ Goodridge UMC.

Sometimes when I sit down and think of all we did and all you taught me, I feel proud and happy. I always remember the theme [of camp], "No matter what, God loves." Thanks again for your kindness. May God continue to bless us all.

Yours in Christ,

Varney Bedell Dindo

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Hello Asbury Mission,

I write to say thanks a million for sending my school fees. I am very glad to be back in school after being deprived for several months due to the Ebola epidemic.

May the Lord almighty richly bless you, the Asbury family, and support the effort of your hard work and multiply your resources.

God bless
Kpadeh Kennedy
United Methodist University

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Dear Sponsors,

I take this time to extend thanks and appreciation to you supporters, that you have helped us and also our parents by paying our school fees.  We say God will continue to give you ample time to live and continue your good work toward your children.

Nakamu Nupolu
Grade 12
Lutheran Training Institute
Salayea District, Lofa County, Liberia

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Dear Sponsors,

We like the way you people are treating us by paying our school fees one time, because many of our parents do not have the financial hand to do this payment of school fees on time.  But again we say God will pay you back for your high supports toward us.  Amen.

Yours truly,
Nathan Kesselee
Grade 10
Lutheran Training Institute
Salayea District, Lofa County, Liberia

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Dear Asbury Church,

I extend my compliments and greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I want to say thank you for making my dream a reality.  My mother received the money and my school fees have been paid.  If it wasn’t for you, I don’t know how I would have made it in life.  I promise I will do my very best in school and to bring pride to my mother and to you who have done me this great favor.

May the Good Lord whom we serve continue to guide and protect us.

Sincerely yours,
Phildora Browne
Stella Maris University
Monrovia, Liberia

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Dear Sponsors,

I take this time to afford thanks and appreciation to you supporters, that you are doing well by paying our school fees.  May the Lord continue to guard you in the process.

James Wymon, Jr.
Grade 8
Lutheran Training Institute
Salayea District, Lofa County, Liberia

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Dear Asbury Missions,

My heartfelt thanks and appreciation to you for the opportunity you have given me to be in school again this semester.  Words are inadequate to express how grateful I am to you Asbury mission.

May the Almighty God replenish you in double fold in Jesus name.

Secondly let me apologize for the delay in sending my grade sheet to you on time, but actually it was not my fault.  Due to the Ebola crisis some of the instructors traveled without submitting their grades.

Thanks for your understanding.
Yours truly,
Ruth J. Tulay
United Methodist University
Monrovia, Liberia

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Click here to read more student letters added August 3, 2015.