Local African mission celebrates 10th anniversary –
, 2022-11-25 21:54:54,
Amberia Missions, Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 29, at the Enoch Davis Center.
ST. PETERSBURG — Amberia Missions, Inc., formerly Bahnhill Lighthouse Mission, celebrated its 10th year of mission work in Liberia, West Africa, on Oct. 29. This St. Petersburg-based independent, nonprofit, Christian mission celebrated with an almost full house. The audience was made up of various churches and well-wishers from across the county.
The evening began with soft African music as a video presentation ran showing past works of the mission along with photos from their 2019 Liberian mission trip.
This set the tone for the evening as mistress of ceremony Melanie Coney kept things lively and on point. The Mbambou (mum-boo) Demba Drummers from Senegal, Africa, captivated the crowd with their drum history and audience participation. There were smiles on every face as the rhythmic beats filled the room. The guests also enjoyed authentic African food, from casava to palm butter.
Another highlight of the evening was the African fashion show. The beautiful colors, as well as the beautiful people who wore them, were radiant. Fashions from Ethnic Wears by Tangela Murph-Bailey displayed garments of different fabrics and designs from many parts of Africa.
Pastor William Sherman of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Clearwater served as the keynote speaker. Being a native Liberian himself, Sherman shared how he is the product of mission work.
He explained how…
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