News: Sierra Leone

The Evangelist – N'Gardi Bangalee Sierra Leone
Aug 22, 2008 -

N’Gardi Bangalee is known as “the evangelist” at COTN in Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone. She’s called that because she is one. “I think I cannot only keep the Word of the Lord to myself. I have to share with others,” says fifteen-year-old N’Gardi.

But N’Gardi hasn’t always been so outspoken about her faith. It wasn’t until COTN’s first summer camp in 2004 that the sweet-natured, joyful teenager realized it was her responsibility to tell others about Jesus. She was just eleven years old at the time.

Excerpts from Letters from our Children Sierra Leone
Aug 22, 2008 -

Patricia Komeh
12-year-old from one of our children’s homes in Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone

“Our school garden is near our school. It is wide and long and it is divided into little portions and each class has a portion. We plant cassava, tomatoes, corn and beans in our own area! The crops are growing well because we water them every morning. Very soon they will be ready to harvest. After harvesting we shall store some of the crops and sell the rest. We shall use the money to buy more tools because we want to have a bigger garden next year.”

Day of the African Child Sierra Leone
Aug 22, 2008 -

When droves of African children are seen walking to school in their bright African attire, it usually means one thing: it’s the Day of the African Child. The COTN children in Sierra Leone celebrated the event on June 16. Their special clothing, made of native fabrics boasting bright colors and designs, was washed and ironed for the big day and worn proudly to school. The celebrated day remembers a group of brave black South African children who protested against the white South African government during the Soweto Uprising in 1976.

Greetings from Sierra Leone! Sierra Leone
Jul 17, 2008 -

Laura Brost (a journalist) and Scott Cook (a photographer) from Florida are serving in Sierra Leone this summer as our 2008 Intern Leaders. Share their journey as Laura chronicles the trip to share with readers. Laura, formerly a journalist with the Orlando Sentinel in Florida, first visited Africa as part of a Venture Team to Malawi last year—it was a trip that changed her life. She’s back serving in Africa again this year, and recently resigned from the Orlando Sentinel to come on staff with COTN as a Staff Writer this fall.

Three Containers Depart for Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Jun 9, 2008 -

The shipment of donations has departed from Silverdale, WA and Long Beach, CA for Sierra Leone!

Thousands of donations have been loaded by hearty volunteers into shipping containers and will arrive July 1st in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Volunteers Load Three Containers for Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
May 22, 2008 -

Last week, volunteers and COTN staff worked on a sunny day in Silverdale, Washington to load a 40-foot shipping container full of supplies for Sierra Leone. The container is the first of three that will be sent to the country.

Phoebe Clark (2001 – 2008) Sierra Leone
Mar 24, 2008 -

On Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Phoebe Clark, one of our precious children in Sierra Leone, went to be with her Savior at the age of six. Phoebe’s six years on this earth were not easy. She was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that causes physical disability, permanently affecting body movement and muscle coordination. Phoebe’s full mental capacity was never known.

Chris Clark visits with the president of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Dec 16, 2007 -

International President Chris Clark traveled to Sierra Leone last month with delegates from the US and was greeted by Paramount Chief Tommy Jombla in Banta Mokelleh. They proceeded to dedicate our new preschool and primary schools in Banta with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A traditional African celebration was held in commemoration of this event. In addition, Chris Clark was able to lead an evangelical crusade, “Banta for Jesus,” that reached out to the surrounding villages.

In Memory of Pastor Sorie Morrah Sierra Leone
Nov 14, 2007 -

[date unknown] 1976 – October 3, 2007

ECHO Seed Project: Interns Get Science and Technology Involved to Help End Hunger Sierra Leone
Oct 26, 2007 -

Some say that the Moringa tree could end poverty. Its leaves are loaded with protein, calcium, most vitamins, and when used medicinally can treat many illnesses. The Moringa also produces pods which can be used to purify water and detoxify the body. Moreover, the Moringa is extremely resilient and grows in various parts of the world including India, the Phillipines, Brazil, Haiti, and West Africa. The funny thing is you’ve probably never heard of this amazing tree.