The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Paynesville, Liberia
In partnership as sister churches, Christ Episcopal in Dearborn and Good Shepherd are building a K-12 Episcopal schooI. The goal is to educate children and rebuild the infrastruture of Liberia, which was devestated from the many years of civil war.
The Liberia School Project
Following twenty-five years of civil unrest which devastated the school system and infrastructure of Liberia, the people of Good Shepherd church had a dream to build a K-12 Episcopal Church with the hope of educating children who would help rebuild Liberia.
Christ Episcopal Church in Dearbon, Michigan was the recipient of a generous bequest from a long time parishioner. Parishioners were invited to submit proposals for using the bequest for mission and outreach endeavors. One parishioner, a former member of Good Shepherd in Liberia, submitted a proposal to help build the school. After much deliberation the Vestry (governing board) decided to send a delegation to Liberia to learn more about the project. The delegation returned and enthusiastically endorced the project, deeply impressed by the faith, witness, and hope of the people at Good Shepherd. A sister-church relationship was established, with the blessing of the Bishop of Liberia and the Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan.
The School Project was completed in the fall of 2018.