Where We Serve

Mokpangumba

Upper Banta, Sierra Leone

An hour-long walk through swamp, farmland, and jungle followed by a brief ride in a dug-out canoe takes you from our Banta Ministry Center to the beautiful riverside village of Mokpangumba.

Mosenesi

Lower Banta, Sierra Leone

Seven miles away from our Banta Ministry Center is Mosenesi Junction, a relatively busy village where roads from several of the main towns in the area and from the main bauxite mining site converge. Mosenesi Junction is in the Lower Banta Chiefdom, in the Moyamba District of southern Sierra Leone, which is about two hundred kilometers (an eight-hour drive) from the capital city of Freetown.

Ngolala

Upper Banta, Sierra Leone

The rural African village of Ngolala (pronounced GWOL-uh) is just a short, ten-minute walk through the jungle from our Banta Ministry Center

Village Partnership Programs

Upper Banta, Sierra Leone

Children of the Nations currently has three Village Partnership Programs in and around the Upper Banta chiefdom of Sierra Leone:

Medical/Dental/Surgery Center

Barahona, Dominican Republic

Located in downtown Barahona, adjacent to our Barahona Ministry Center, our Medical/Dental/Surgery Center is staffed and operated by our Dominican staff. The facility enables our local physicians and medical center staff to offer daily care to the children in our programs, as well as low-cost medical services to the people of the greater Barahona area.

Praises and Prayer Requests

Dominican Republic

August 2011

We are thankful for God’s blessings! In July, our partners from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, Washington, built five latrines for families of our children in Altagracia. Pray that more Venture teams would be moved to do the same.

Praise the Lord that meals from the May 1 Million Meal Marathon in California have arrived to feed our children! The meals came in a shipping container with shoes donated by Native Shoes and Seattle nonprofit Luis Sneaks. And the taxes on the container were waived!

Praises and Prayer Requests

Uganda

August 2011

We’re thankful for our partners who volunteer their time and expertise to help our children. Hannah Follet, a physician’s assistant, went with our nurses to check on the health of the children in our Village Partnership Program in Anai-Okii this summer. Pray for good health for all of our children.

We praise God that supplies for our primary school have arrived. Last month, we received fifteen large desks that can seat three children each.

Praises and Prayer Requests

Malawi

August 2011

Praise God for keeping all our children, staff, and interns safe while parts of the country endured political protests in July. Pray for continued safety and that the political climate will continue to cool.

Praises and Prayer Requests

Sierra Leone

August 2011

Praise God that our summer camps and clubs are introducing children to Christ. Pray that God will continue to touch hearts through these activities.

We’re thankful that several Venture Teams have traveled safely to Sierra Leone this summer, including a teacher team that trained the staff at our schools in Freetown and Banta Mokelleh. The techniques they taught will be helpful in the next school year.

We thank God that construction of our new school building and guesthouses is progressing nicely. Pray that project continues to go well.

Uganda Children's Homes

Lira, Uganda

Children at the Uganda Children’s Homes come from a variety of difficult backgrounds. Many have lost parents and family members to war and disease. In our Children’s Homes, they receive well-rounded care that addresses their physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs.

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