Liberia
Learn a little about the country where
Zion's supported
missionary is working

In 1822, freed slaves from the United States began settling in what is now Liberia with help from the American Colonization Society. They established a republic in 1847. For a brief history of Liberia, visit Wikipedia or the Library of Congress 




The Liberian flag is patterned after the flag of the United States. The eleven stripes symbolize the signatories of the Liberian Declaration of Independence, red and white symbolizing courage and moral excellence. The white star represents the freedom the ex-slaves were given, above the blue square representing the African mainland.




Zion's new missionary, Rev. John Lunn, is the administrator of Phebe Hospital which is located near the town of Gbargna in Bong Province - the orange area in the center of Liberia. Click on the map to the right for a larger map.
Learn more about Phebe Hospital and see some pictures of the hospital and area and people.





Liberia's president is Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first woman president in Africa.

She was elected in the 2005 elections and took office January 16, 2006. Read more about her on Wikipedia.