Bold Women of the ELCA are driving projects
In 2012, 17 members of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America traveled to Liberia to visit and learn from the bold women who mobilized to bring an end to the raging civil war. Given the very real challenges the group witnessed at Phebe, they approached RREAL with the only natural solution: solar. Since 2013, RREAL has been proud to partner with the Women of the ELCA and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America to make PV for Phebe a reality.
At the triennial convention in 2014, the nationwide Women of the ELCA adoped the following memorial:
"Memorial 5 - Solar Power for Phebe Hospital
The Memorials Committee recommended adoption of this resolution as amended.
RESOLVED, that the delegates of the Ninth Triennial Convention encourage Women of the ELCA in all its expressions to hold in prayer the fragile country of Liberia as it struggls to recover from the tragedy of fourteen years of war; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the delegates of the Ninth Triennial Convention affirm the extraordinary efforts of the Northeastern Minnesota Synodical Women's Organization to work with RREAL and National Lutheran Church Women Fellowship of Liberia to develop a proposal for providing solar power to the Phebe hospital in Liberia; and be it further resolved
RESOLVED, that the Northeastern Minnesota SWO continue to inform the churchwide women's organization about the progress of this project over the next triennium and encourage women throughout the organization to pray for and support this extraordinary initiative."
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