Local church helps African visitor


Shown are Alex with Bellefontaine friends at DeGraff UMC. Alex traveled from Ghana to Columbus in 2017 and started working for a home health agency in Bellefontaine. This summer while on assignment, he met Deb Orr, Mary Rutan Community Health Nurse, at a DeGraff store. He told her he worked two jobs to send money to his Ghana village, where residents must walk 35 miles for medical aid. He said he was trying to raise funds for a vehicle for his village. Through Orr, he met her pastor, Pastor Mike of DeGraff UMC, who suggested avenues of assistance and helped arrange for Alex to send unsold items from the church’s Aug. 4 “Free” Sale to his village. The Church Missions Team agreed to help with postage to mail boxes to Ghana.

Shown are Alex with Bellefontaine friends at DeGraff UMC. Alex traveled from Ghana to Columbus in 2017 and started working for a home health agency in Bellefontaine. This summer while on assignment, he met Deb Orr, Mary Rutan Community Health Nurse, at a DeGraff store. He told her he worked two jobs to send money to his Ghana village, where residents must walk 35 miles for medical aid. He said he was trying to raise funds for a vehicle for his village. Through Orr, he met her pastor, Pastor Mike of DeGraff UMC, who suggested avenues of assistance and helped arrange for Alex to send unsold items from the church’s Aug. 4 “Free” Sale to his village. The Church Missions Team agreed to help with postage to mail boxes to Ghana.


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Shown are Alex with Bellefontaine friends at DeGraff UMC. Alex traveled from Ghana to Columbus in 2017 and started working for a home health agency in Bellefontaine. This summer while on assignment, he met Deb Orr, Mary Rutan Community Health Nurse, at a DeGraff store. He told her he worked two jobs to send money to his Ghana village, where residents must walk 35 miles for medical aid. He said he was trying to raise funds for a vehicle for his village. Through Orr, he met her pastor, Pastor Mike of DeGraff UMC, who suggested avenues of assistance and helped arrange for Alex to send unsold items from the church’s Aug. 4 “Free” Sale to his village. The Church Missions Team agreed to help with postage to mail boxes to Ghana.

Shown are Alex with Bellefontaine friends at DeGraff UMC. Alex traveled from Ghana to Columbus in 2017 and started working for a home health agency in Bellefontaine. This summer while on assignment, he met Deb Orr, Mary Rutan Community Health Nurse, at a DeGraff store. He told her he worked two jobs to send money to his Ghana village, where residents must walk 35 miles for medical aid. He said he was trying to raise funds for a vehicle for his village. Through Orr, he met her pastor, Pastor Mike of DeGraff UMC, who suggested avenues of assistance and helped arrange for Alex to send unsold items from the church’s Aug. 4 “Free” Sale to his village. The Church Missions Team agreed to help with postage to mail boxes to Ghana.
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/09/web1_church.jpgShown are Alex with Bellefontaine friends at DeGraff UMC. Alex traveled from Ghana to Columbus in 2017 and started working for a home health agency in Bellefontaine. This summer while on assignment, he met Deb Orr, Mary Rutan Community Health Nurse, at a DeGraff store. He told her he worked two jobs to send money to his Ghana village, where residents must walk 35 miles for medical aid. He said he was trying to raise funds for a vehicle for his village. Through Orr, he met her pastor, Pastor Mike of DeGraff UMC, who suggested avenues of assistance and helped arrange for Alex to send unsold items from the church’s Aug. 4 “Free” Sale to his village. The Church Missions Team agreed to help with postage to mail boxes to Ghana. Submitted photo