169th out of 182?

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HDI is a measurement of the Human Development Index

Suncrest has been partners with Danny and Bea Buegar for all 15 years of our history.  Many around here know them personally, but only a few of us have had face to face interaction with them over the last 5 years because they returned to very challenging circumstances in their home country of Liberia, Africa.

There is a lot that could be said about my respect for the church-planting ministry they lead there.  It is not an exaggeration to say they have given their life to that ministry and to their native — and troubled — country of Liberia.

Last week, a friend passed on to me a website that recently ranked the development of nations on the face of the globe.  In a survey of 182 nations on the face of the earth, Liberia Ranked in the “Low Human Development” category at 169th.  It measures a variety of factors like Life Expectancy, literacy rates, GDP per capita (they are 179th of 182 on this measurement).

If you are interested the worldwide report is available by clicking here.  The “fact sheet” report specifically on Liberia is available by clicking here.

It only confirmed what I experienced on the ground there in February.  There is great need in this country and for the Buegar’s ministry there.  These needs become powerful opportunities for us to serve them…and to show them that Christ-followers truly care about them.  And that opens doors for the gospel in powerful ways.

~ by Greg Lee on October 22, 2009.

3 Responses to “169th out of 182?”

  1. Thanks so much for posting this Greg! Indeed the Buegar’s have given their lives for this ministry. I talked to Danny this morning and they are having an all night prayer vigil at their house tonight with several church members.

  2. My thoughts, too! I’m sending an email to some of the E. 91sters and Harvest!

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