Sierra Leone

Bag of Rice or Corn

Rice or corn
These dietary staples save lives. Your gift will provide rice or corn to feed hungry children!

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

Christmas Celebration


You can help prevent famine, not just relieve it. Your donation will help provide fast-growing or drought-resistant hybrid seeds for crops like maize, rice, cassava, carrots, cabbage, green beans, peas, potatoes, and onions. Surplus crops can be sold to bring in much-needed family income that can pay for life-saving medicine or help send a child to school.

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

Christmas Celebration

Thank you for blessing a child in need with the joy of the season.
Every $35 you give will provide a child with an unforgettable celebration of the coming of our Savior (including a Christmas meal and a special present) or provide transportation for older students to visit home for the holidays. 
Thank you for making this Christmas special for the children!

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

Four Containers Arrive in Sierra Leone!

Four containers full of food and supplies that were shipped to Sierra Leone last June have safely arrived. COTN–SL Country Director Angie Myles reports that the initial shipment has already been transported to our ministry site in Banta Mokelleh. “The first shipment included what was most urgently needed—100 cartons of packaged meals, several dozen large bags of rice, 60 student chairs, 30 student desks, 200 cartons of school supplies, various medical supplies, and 100 cases of Dove shampoo. The remaining inventory will be sorted and trucked to Banta in the coming weeks.

A Summer Camp Update

New friends were made, the gospel was preached, and the fun, games, and activity kept children going all day. The COTN summer camp in Sierra Leone had all the elements of an unforgettable two weeks.

Nearly 500 children gathered at the COTN site in Banta Mokelleh, Sierra Leone between July 27 and August 9 for an evangelistic summer camp.

The Evangelist – N’Gardi Bangalee

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

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

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!

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

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.

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