Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia (PIMIL) was established in 2005 at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Westerville, OH. It was established to continue the missionary efforts of parish member, The Rev. Abeoseh (Abby) Flemister who had served in Liberia from 1997-2004 until she retired from active ministry in Liberia. PIMIL is the coming together of individuals and organizations in the United States to support Liberian children in their educational needs. According to statistics published by UNESCO in 2004, only approximately 65% of primary school age and 24% of secondary age children were enrolled in school due to the economic conditions of the country. PIMIL is in place to bridge that gap through individual student tuition sponsorship. School tuition starts at US $100 per year for Primary school and increases by educational level. Following is an invitation to PIMIL’s 10th anniversary celebration on July 11th. A letter from Harold Patrick, Chairman We are excited to announce…PIMIL’s 6th Annual International Luncheon at which PIMIL’s 10th Anniversary will be celebrated. The event includes an Inspirational Speaker, Silent Auction, Children’s Activities and highlights of PIMIL’s Accomplishment! The fundraiser is to assist in educating the children of Liberia including some of the over 2000 Ebola left-orphans. We would be honored to have you join our efforts as a Church Sponsor, Business Sponsor, Family Sponsor, Silent Auction Donor, or an Individual Patron! For your convenience, a form has been provided for your participation and/or donation in this year’s Annual Luncheon. Donors generously contribute, annually, $11,000. PIMIL needs $18,000 to sponsor 80 students. PIMIL must raise $7000 annual to augment donors’ contribution. Your donation of $100 will assist sponsorship of a student in the primary grades (1-3) for one semester of school; ($200 for a year). Fees increase by educational level. Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia (PIMIL) is a life-transforming scholarship assistance program. Our efforts are directed toward the most indigent families in Liberia, giving them the opportunity to send their children to school. At this event, PIMIL is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary, as it was formally established in 2005 at St. Matthew’s, Westerville. This represents the coming together of individuals, families, organizations and churches in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, and beyond, to support the Liberian children in their educational needs. Liberia is a small country in West African that has been emerging from a 14 years of civil war (1989-2003), and is at the crossroads of major rehabilitation and reconstruction. But it was brutally hit with the deadly Ebola virus in March 2014. Liberia now faces even greater challenges from the loss of thousands of lives and of thousands of orphans to care for that this deadly disease has had on the people, and their fragile economy. Please make your check payable to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Indicate PIMIL in the Memo field of your check. Thank you for your support! The PIMIL Council, Harold Patrick, Chairman (317-650-1769) Website: www.pimil.org PLEASE HELP REBUILD THESE YOUNG LIVES IN LIBERIA!