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Container Update 


A 20 ft container was sent to the Rainbow Centre in Bujumbura, Burundi. The container was filled with humanitarian aid for the children, workers and further work of the Gospel. 

It has now arrived and here is the story behind it.

  *   To read the Dec 6 newsletter for Melli's description of the container's arrival, click here

  *   To view pictures of loading the container on the truck for delivery to the Savannah, GA port, click here.

  *   For a chronological timeline of the container delivery from America to Africa, click here.

  *   Please go to the Picture Gallery for recent photos of the Johnson family.


Container purchased:

Nov 27, 2002

Container packed and loaded:

Nov 30, 2002 – April 1, 2004

Container picked up in Laurens, SC and delivered to port in Savannah, GA:

April 14, 2004

Expected ship day from port at Savannah, GA:

April 26, 2004

Expected arrival date in port in Africa:

June 18, 2004

Unbeknownst to everyone, the container was put on Customs hold and never was loaded on the ship

New expected ship day from port at Savannah, GA:

June 6, 2004

Expected arrival in Haifa, Israel:

June 20, 2004

Haifa is Israel’s third largest city. From here the ship would go through the Suez Canal and down the coast of Africa

Actual arrival in Haifa, Israel:

Late June, 2004

Expected departure date from Haifa, Israel:

July 15, 2004

Estimated arrival in the African port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania:

July 28, 2004

Actual Arrival Date in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania:

Aug 18, 2004

Container cleared from Dar es Salaam for delivery to Burundi:

Nov 8, 2004

Arrives in Customs in Bujumbura, Burundi:

Nov. 18, 2004

Final delivery date at Rainbow Centre in Bujumbura, Burundi:

Nov 26, 2004


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