Updates from White Cross Canada Shipping Centre – December 2019

Contaienrs On ShipAs the year-end approaches, we would like to share some praise items from the year 2019.

1. We were able to ship 2 containers to Cameroon The June 2019 container has cleared the Cameroonian port, and the items that we sent are now being distributed to hospitals and clinics. The October 2019 container is now travelling toward the port.

2. 56 local groups across Canada have prepared and donated items to send and/or made financial contributions from October 2018 to October 2019. Many more churches are supporting this ministry through prayers, providing volunteers, and referring local businesses to us.

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3. We celebrated the 100th year of the White Cross ministry since the American Baptist Women’s group inaugurated the ministry in 1919. We are grateful for all who have served before us. God has used our work, donations, and prayers for his Kingdom.

4. The 100th Anniversary fund was established by our volunteers and has raised more than $5000 for a contingency fund to offset container shipment costs.

5. Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, our partner in Cameroon, continues to grow their ministry despite the difficult socio-political situation in the country. It is such a privilege to be able to join their mission to love people in need and witness God’s transformation of lives through them! Praise God for continuing to sustain them.

The list has captured only a portion of the praise items, for there are more than we can list. Thank you for being part of His mission by partnering with us in many ways throughout the year!

Please also remember our Director, Dr. Hammer, who is still in the process of multiple surgeries and recovery periods in your prayer so he has a restful Advent and Christmas season with his family.

We would love to hear from you too! If you have stories, pictures, and encouragement from your group, please send them to us at WhiteCross@Taylor-edu.ca.

Our October 2019 Container has shipped!

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In the last week of October, another 40-feet container has filled with baby items, hospital supplies, medical supplies and equipment. It is now traveling toward the port in Cameroon. Thank you for being part of this vital ministry in so many different ways! Visit our Taylor Seminary’s Facebookpage to see more pictures and stories from this loading.

Also, our June 2019 container has arrived in the Cameroonian port, Douala. Items are going to be distributed to assist the ministry of Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services. (See pictures and some behind-the-scene stories from the June 2019 loading on Taylor Seminary’s Facebook page.)

Thank you for participating in God’s work through joining White Cross.

Updates from White Cross Canada Shipping Centre –October 2019

After some break over the summer, we are getting ready for the fall shipment by repacking donated items from local church White Cross groups across Canada. Thank you for preparing all the materials!

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On October 16th, we had the final repacking day before loading onto the October container.

In the picture, rolled bandages are tightly repacked into a 16”x20”x22” box.

 

When the box is full, another group of volunteers weigh, strap, and label the box. Bandage boxes are particularly heavy—sometimes a box of rolled bandage exceeds 100 lbs!—and require two strong people to lift.

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Sewn items are repacked tightly in similar ways. Today, we had 4 ladies who were on this job.

 

The stack of boxes is growing.

Thank you, local volunteers, for the hard work!

And thank you all for praying for the next shipment. We are planning to load a container at the end of this month. More pictures of volunteers in action are coming!

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We would love to hear from you too! If you have stories, pictures, and encouragement from your group, please send them to us at WhiteCross@Taylor-edu.ca.

 

Our June 2019 Container has shipped!

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Thank you for remembering the loading in your prayer!

More than 20 volunteers came to move the boxes and equipment for our June 2019 shipment. While the weather on the container loading day was forecasted to be a thunderstorm, God graciously waited for us to finish loading. The container full of hospital beds, gurneys, infant warmers, and over 200 boxes of hospital supplies donated from local White Cross groups are now travelling toward Cameroon.

Please continue to pray with us for the safe arrival of the container and for His blessing on the items we prayerfully prepared and loaded for the ministry in Cameroon.

Updates from White Cross Canada shipping centre –May 2019

We are receiving so many donations from local church White Cross groups towards the spring shipment. Thank you for preparing all the materials!

At White Cross Canada’s shipping centre, volunteers have repacked items you have donated into the sturdy shipping boxes:

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White Cross April repacking day on the 11th, volunteers processed 1945 lbs of donated items and prepared for the June shipment. Great work!
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White Cross May repacking day on the 2nd, volunteers packed over 60 boxes. All the boxes were weighed, taped, strapped, and waiting for the loading day.

We would love to hear stories and thoughts from you too! If you have a story, pictures, and encouragements from your group, please send us at WhiteCross@Taylor-edu.ca.