Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia (PIMIL) will host their annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction on Saturday, July 23 at St. John’s, Worthington from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Launching the vision of a “Decade of Expansion”, and with Ebola orphans in mind, the goal is to raise $10,000.

The theme for the luncheon is: “Seeking, Caring and Belonging” (John10:16).  The food is delicious! There are creative activities for the children and wonderful interactive educational and cultural activities. The event also will feature three wonderful vignette speakers that include a former PIMIL student of the program, Rufus Kelly from Liberia, now residing in Texas with his family.

PIMIL supports Liberian students in three ways: Letters from the students, donations from individuals, families, organizations, congregations, and grants, and also by the annual fundraising through St. Matthew’s, Westerville and the PIMIL Council, the governing broad of PIMIL.

We invite you to join us in this self-giving humanitarian effort in any way possible: sponsoring an ad for the souvenir booklet, donating an item for the silent auction, attending the fundraiser, or by making a donation.  Send donations to: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 23 East, College Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081. Indicate PIMIL in the Memo line.  Your contribution will be acknowledged and used for the intended purpose.  See the PIMIL website: for more information, including the support of a student.

To do good, and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased” (Hebrews 13:16).

The Rev. Abby Flemister is a retired priest attending St. Matthew’s, Westerville and serves as PIMIL Director. Contact Mother Abby at