New Teachers and Preachers
A portion of the grant received annually from the Cheshunt Foundation has been allocated to an educational programme for new Sunday School Teachers and Lay Preachers in Sierra Leone.
The training, which is provided by the Whitefield Christian Institute, began on Saturday 21 May for six weeks. During the course, participants are required to complete various assignments and also take examinations.
The origins of the Cheshunt Foundation go back to its roots as a Training College for Independent Ministers, founded in Trevecca in 1768 by the Countess of Huntingdon. When the College moved to Cheshunt in Hertfordshire in 1792, it was renamed Cheshunt College, before moving again to Cambridge in 1905 and finally merging with Westminster College from 1967.
It is wonderful to see the work of the Cheshunt Foundation continuing the Countess's legacy in Sierra Leone. Offering opportunities for individuals to gain the type of theological training that would ordinarily be unavailable to them.