Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Where in the world is Liberia?

I thought I would write a few lines, we are getting a bit of information every week. Slow but steady. We are waiting for paper work from Liberia.
So while we wait, we are staying busy with baseball, baseball and high school baseball. I love baseball so it is a lot of fun. Keeping the suburban full of gas, not to fun. It is hard to get to all the "boy's" games. Tonight Son #1 played and Son #2 played summer rec.

Princess's throat is really achy tonight, and when you do not take Tylenol, it gets to be a teary night.

It was a gorgeous day, no rain and lots of SUNSHINE!

Well here is some facts on Liberia:

Liberia is where some of the slaves from the United States settled.

Liberia is in Africa, on the west coast.
I included a map on the side so you can get an idea of where it really is. I have included some information on what it is like over there.

English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence

Life expectancy at birth:
Total population: 41.13 years male: 39.85 years female: 42.46 years (2008 est.)

Agriculture - products:
rubber, coffee, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), palm oil, sugarcane, bananas; sheep, goats; timber

tropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers

mostly flat to rolling coastal plains rising to rolling plateau and low mountains in northeast

Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 40%

Flag description:
11 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a white five-pointed star on a blue square in the upper hoist-side corner; the design was based on the US flag

Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture: 70% industry: 8% services: 22% (2000 est.)
Unemployment rate:
85% (2003 est.)
Population below poverty line:
80% (2000 est.)

Prayer Requests:
Pray for Mother's who decide to place their children with other Families.
Praise for adoption progressing for a family in our town who is adopting twins from Ethiopia!
Pray also the health of children!
Pray also for families waiting to get the phone call!!!
Pray for those who have lost loved ones recently.

Have a Blessed Week!

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