News: Sierra Leone

God Uses a Child's Story to Teach Others of His Love Sierra Leone
Sep 30, 2011 -

From the beginning of time and creation, God has always used people and situations to draw the attention of men to His love and faithfulness. The story of Susan Ibrahim is in many ways the typical example of this.

A Lasting Relationship: A COTN Sponsor Visits Her Child in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Aug 19, 2011 -

When Janet first met Nicole Anderson, at the Children of the Nations (COTN) church in Ngolala, Sierra Leone, Janet immediately latched on to her. “She was always by my side, didn’t leave,” remembers Nicole. A teacher from Colorado, Nicole had come to Ngolala on a COTN Venture trip. Little did she know this first attachment would develop into a long-term relationship, and through COTN’s Child Sponsorship Program, Nicole would become an integral part of Janet's entire family.

New Buildings Provide Children, Visitors in Sierra Leone with Needed Space Sierra Leone
The new classrooms should be ready for students this fall.
Jul 15, 2011 -

When nursery school students in Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone, return to school this fall, it will be in a brand new classroom. They will have a little more space to spread out and study in their new digs. They’ll have an easier time concentrating, too, because class sizes will be smaller than they were in the crowded schoolrooms they inhabited last year.

A Child's Story: Esther Tholley of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Jun 24, 2011 -

Looking back, 15-year-old Esther remembers having a difficult life. As a young child, she had few clothes and not enough food to eat. Esther is one of many children who suffered and tasted the brutality of a senseless war that destroyed the very fabric of Sierra Leonean society.

New Partnership Provides Breakfast for Children in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Jun 13, 2011 -

Breakfast isn’t a normal thing for most children who live in the villages of Sierra Leone, Africa. One meal a day—maybe two—is typical, but breakfast isn’t usually one of them. Most children arrive at school with an empty stomach in the morning, which doesn’t help with learning at the beginning of the day. Thanks to a new partnership, however, that problem is being tackled—kids in Children of the Nations’ (COTN) child sponsorship program are now eating breakfast at school before class begins.

Tejan's New Jaw Comes With a Bigger Smile Sierra Leone
May 27, 2011 -

Tejan Margay smiles shyly before opening his mouth as wide as he can. Children of the Nations’ Sierra Leone Country Director, Rev. Angie Myles, has asked the teenage boy to demonstrate how effective his latest jaw surgery has been. Although a little embarrassed by the attention, Tejan is also clearly excited by being able to open his mouth so wide. “Weird” is how he describes the feeling.

A Child's Story: Augustine Musa of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Apr 28, 2011 -

Augustine Musa is a good-looking boy, full of smiles, who stands about three feet, five inches tall. He is a Class 1 (first grade) pupil in the Children of the Nations (COTN) school, located in the village of Mokpangumba, Sierra Leone. Augustine is the son of a poor, young gardener mother named Sabiana Musa. His father passed away last year.

COTN Child Plants a Church in a Predominantly Muslim Village Sierra Leone
Apr 19, 2011 -

Susan Ibrahim became a missionary when she was in junior high. Four years ago, Susan, a child at Children of the Nations’ (COTN) Banta Children’s Village in Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone, helped plant a branch of COTN’s Church of the Nations in the village of Mogborie.

A Child's Story: Adama Sillah of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Mar 31, 2011 -

By Jonathan Jusufu, Headmaster of Mallory Jansen Memorial Primary School

Adama, age 10, lives in the village of Ngolala, Sierra Leone, Africa. Her parents are subsistence farmers, growing the food that provides for their family. She comes from a Muslim family background; however, most of her family is now Christian.

Children Have Fun with Sports in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Mar 11, 2011 -

At the beginning of March, excitement erupted at the Children of the Nations (COTN) Banta Ministry Center in Sierra Leone. Finally the time had come for the Seventh Annual Sports Meet: a fun-filled, two-day competition to encourage and help African children with athleticism and sports.