Providing holistic services through the church, school and clinic for transformation of the world.
Describe the need affecting community
Gbarpolu County, created in 2001, is amongst the newest counties that has a population of about 85,000 inhabitants. Its capitol, Bopolu has over 3500 residents with over 60% under age 35. This is a predominantly Islamic oriented environment which effects are evident of our status of being in the least category of the educational index of the country, and spiritual underdevelopment couple with limited medical facilities thereby over burdening the only medical facility in Bopolu.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
The project is providing Christian orientation for spiritual growth and development through regular church activities; moral and metal development through the school; and maintaining a healthy sector of the school going population through the clinic.
Describe the primary goal of the project
Our goal is spiritual growth, quality education to earn a higher level of literacy, make available quality health care service for a destitute population, and rekindle the hope of the little children. The Bopolu United Methodist Mission focus is on meeting the spiritual need of a regular local community dwellers’ base, as well as a significant level of interested villagers from nearby villages. In the five year establishment phase, we anticipate attracting middle-income marketers from the community to enroll their children at our school and attend our clinic. We will provide, in the long term, with our qualified staff, services to enhance spiritual growth, moral and educational advancement for a higher standard of living. The dominant target for the church, school and clinic is a regular stream of local community dwellers. Since the cost of education and medicare are on the rise, our facilities are very much necessary and in significantly high demand, along with a consistent quest for the Gospel. Competition in terms of the school and clinic in the area is somewhat spare and does not provide nearly the level of services as the United Methodist facilities would. Residents are looking for a high experience in a relaxing atmosphere. They desire a unique, classy experience for their children: a playing facility.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
A service oriented community that will feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, cloth the naked, comfort the imprison and bury the dead. Also, the community should be able to admonish sinners,instruct the uninformed, counsel the doubtful, comfort the sorrowful and be patience with those in error while forgiving them of their transgressions by praying for all human kind.