The fishing communities of Freetown, Sierra Leone, are tightly knit. Tiny homes of cement, mud, and tin are crammed together on the coast and families live almost on top of one another, lending support and friendship in this hard and often dangerous profession.
J.T. Knowlton has come up with his own version of the perfect day, and a way to live it over and over again. To call his idea life-changing may sound dramatic, almost too good to be true. Until you see the effect it’s had.
It all started in 2009. Mike Guerrero was reading a magazine article that piqued his interest. It was on the “Kingdom Assignment” concept created by Denny and Leesa Bellesi. The original Kingdom Assignment resulted the Bellesis giving $100 to people in their congregation with one clear objective: make the money go farther. The assignment encourages people to be a living example like that seen in Matthew 25:14-30.
In late January, at COTN’s ministry site in Sierra Leone, a small brushfire got out of control and destroyed one of our guesthouses. Carrie Hollingsworth, an education consultant working in COTN’s school, was living there.
It’s easy to browse your news feed, read about horrific situations around the world, feel sorry for the people affected, and keep scrolling. Being inundated with negative news makes this cycle even easier.