Journal Entry 3 – January 7, 2020 Visit to Gbranga Prison & 45 Acre Prison Plantation

Journal Entry 3 – January 7, 2020 Visit to Gbranga Prison & 45 Acre Prison Plantation

Each day gets more exciting!  We had our team of 8 Liberians and 4 Americans who went to the prison right away at 10:00 am this morning when it opened.  The officials had called ahead, and they were expecting us. They were very welcoming, they opened the huge metal prison gates, and we drove onto the grounds. […]

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Journal Entry 8 – January 11, 2020 Resort near Airport Libassa Ecolodge

Journal Entry 8 – January 11, 2020 Resort near Airport Libassa Ecolodge

After we left Monkey Island, Raymond drove us to the Libassa Eco Lodge.  It was a very fancy lodge, where rooms go from $125/night, $250/night and $500/night.  What was really special about this lodge is how they tried to be so ecofriendly.  The individual lodges were round and built off the ground about 3-4 ft. They didn’t have […]

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Journal Entry 9 – January 14, 2020 Monrovia Central Prison – Kristen Johnson

Journal Entry 9 – January 14, 2020 Monrovia Central Prison – Kristen Johnson

Today’s visit to Monrovia Central Prison was quite an experience. This prison is commonly known as “South Beach” and is the largest prison in Liberia. 1360 inmates occupy South Beach and it is common to have at least 17 inmates per cell with 318 sharing one toilet! When we walked into the prison, we encountered […]

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Journal Entry 10 – January 15, 2020 Monrovia Central Prison, United Methodist Church Liberia & Shopping

Journal Entry 10 – January 15, 2020  Monrovia Central Prison, United Methodist Church Liberia & Shopping

Yesterday we headed into town to do some “early morning” shopping – 10:00 am, and to visit the United Methodist Liberian Church Office. The Bishop wasn’t it, but the Assistant to the Bishop, as well as the woman in charge of all the clinics for the Methodists and their 700+ congregations, graciously welcomed us in. […]

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