News: Sierra Leone

And Then There Were Lights! Sierra Leone
Mar 25, 2010 -

For three and a half weeks this past February and March, a Venture team of ten led by Jim Jackson of Silverdale, Washington had the opportunity to serve in Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone. COTN–USA staff comprised half of the team, each with an individual task list to accomplish during the trip, but the primary focus of the team was construction.

A Child's Story - Moiyatu Mbawah of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Mar 19, 2010 -

by Pam Wright, COTN–USA Communications Director

Christmas Bouncing in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Feb 12, 2010 -

If you ask an American child, “What is the best part of Christmas?” you will most likely get the answer, “Presents.”

But if you ask a Children of the Nations (COTN) child from Sierra Leone, odds are, you’ll hear, “Bouncing!”

COTN–Sierra Leone has recently acquired two “bounce houses”—giant, inflatable cages in which many children (and some adults) enjoy jumping, tumbling, and falling without fear of injury.

Ernest Musa of Sierra Leone Gets Baptized Sierra Leone
Feb 9, 2010 -

Ernest Musa can’t see. For years, the elderly man has suffered from blindness, after being attacked by a dog, which took his vision. His home is Mogborie Village in Sierra Leone, about a ten-minute walk from COTN’s ministry site in Banta Mokelleh. And until this past summer, Ernest Musa was a muslim.

Children in Sierra Leone Pray for Haiti Sierra Leone
Mallory Jansen Secondary School Students praying for Haiti
Feb 9, 2010 -

Shortly after hearing of the devasting news of the earthquake that hit Haiti, students of COTN's Mallory Jensen School–Banta in Sierra Leone converged on the field "praying that God will touch and direct Reverend Chris and Mum Debbie [COTN founders] as to what to do about the situation in Haiti," reported Rev. Angie Myles, COTN–Sierra Leone Country Director.

Our Children in Sierra Leone Pray for Haiti Sierra Leone
Primary students in Sierra Leone
Jan 20, 2010 -

This morning, students of Mallory Jensen Memorial School in Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone converged on the field praying that God will touch and direct Reverend Chris and Mum Debbie [Chris and Debbie Clark, COTN founders] as to what to do about the situation in Haiti.

A Child's Story: Jacob Tower of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Jacob Tower of Sierra Leone is shy, but very friendly.
Jan 19, 2010 -

Sacrifice is a word known all too well to the people of Sierra Leone. Eleven-year-old Jacob Tower is certainly no exception.

A House Father for the Boys in Sierra Leone! Sierra Leone
Dec 11, 2009 -

Abdullai Thollie wears many hats at Children of the Nations (COTN) in Sierra Leone. The jolly Sierra Leonean, who is known as Uncle Thollie or “Grandpa” by the COTN children, became part of COTN’s staff last year as a teacher for Class 5. He soon began taking on pastor roles, helping in different partner village churches near COTN’s property and serving as “Cluster Pastor,” overseeing the different village pastors. His latest role, however, is probably one of the most important and most needed: he’s serving as the House Father.

An Update on Our Agricultural Projects Sierra Leone
COTN-MA Country Director Yobbe Lungu and Chichere Farm Manager Foderick Kapalanga
Dec 11, 2009 -

Children of the Nations operates three farms—one in Sierra Leone and two in Malawi—that support our ministry in many ways. Food grown on the farms supplements the diets of our children. Surplus crops, animal by-products, and livestock are sold to help fund other projects and programs, bringing Children of the Nations closer to the goal of establishing self-sustainable ministry.

A Child's Story - Adamsay of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Dec 10, 2009 -

Adamsay (pronounced "uh-DOM-say") loves to laugh. She is silly with her friends, like any 10-year-old, and can be shy around those she doesn’t know—giving her typical bashful look. When it comes to helping around the house, though, Adamsay is dependable and responsible. She tries her hardest at school, too, completing her homework and listening in class. When she grows up, Adamsay says she wants to be a teacher. Adamsay was only three years old when she became part of Children of the Nations' (COTN) family in Sierra Leone.