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Friendship UMC to transform cargo container into a medical clinic for the people of Ghana

Pictured: Friendship Methodist Church Pastor Nate Lehman and Billy Williams stand in front of a cargo container soon to be transformed into a medical clinic and shipped to Ghana

Friendship United Methodist Church is partnering with the community to construct and deliver a solar-powered medical clinic to those in need in Ghana, a country in West Africa.

The medical clinic will be built from a 40 foot shipping container, and will include a waiting room, a triage room and a state of the art labor and delivery room. Local Boy Scouts, led by Ashley Shingler, will be constructing a simple bathroom for the project.

The project is expected to take three to four months to complete and will involve local volunteers from the Methodist church and throughout our community. 

This project will be the tenth transformed container sent to Africa, under the direction of Unto The Least of His Ministries. This ministry is a worldwide ministry that focuses on providing safe drinking water to locations that have none, and to building medical clinics with a focus on labor and delivery.  For additional information on the ministry visit

A brand new shipping container has been purchased by Friendship Methodist Church. It was delivered this week and is now parked on church property just south of Highway 84 along Woolfork Avenue. Production and construction teams for the project are being led by Nate Lehman, Billy Williams, Gabe Lowry, Jean Trice, Dr. Sarah Hampton, Sarah Avery and Larry Hornsby. 

Teams are looking for volunteers, as well as financial partners for the project. Contact Billy Williams at 229-400-1549 for more details, or if you would like to help sponsor this endeavor.

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