New school uniforms!
The children at Kabala and Kamakontakay church schools in Sierra Leone are proudly wearing new uniforms, which were sent out to them by The Connexion's Sierra Leone Mission (SLM).
Kabala Church School, Peterya
The church in the village of Peterya in Kabala was established in November. Kabala is one of the main towns in Northern Sierra Leone, and has an ethnically diverse population. The community as a whole is predominantly Muslim, but there is also a substantial Christian minority.
Their Pastor, Mark, is a keen evangelist who attended church in Bureh Town. He is leading the church in Peterya and also established the school for the village children.
Kamakontakay Church School
The church at Kamakontakay, which is constructed from mud blocks and a corrugated iron sheet roof, was largely built by members of the village community, with support and funding from the SLM. The building is used as both a church and school for the local children, which now has a regular attendance of a small fellowship of pupils. With the nearest primary school being three miles distant, the school provided a first-time opportunity for children to attend a school in their own village.
Kamakontakay is a Muslim dominated village to the north of Sierra Leone, 160 miles from Freetown. When the first foundations were laid for the new church building, the village Imam joined in prayer for the dedication of the land and building, bringing the whole community together in shared celebration.
The Connexion in Sierra Leone
Magnus and his team work tirelessly to serve some of the poorest communities in Sierra Leone, often in far-flung, small villages. Continuing the legacy of the Countess of Huntingdon, and her passion to spread the gospel, The Connexion now has more than 30 churches in Sierra Leone with over 3500 members.
How to Donate
If you would like to make a donation, to help SLM's work in Sierra Leone, just click on the Donations button, located at the top of each website page. Please also state if you would like your donation to go towards a particular project.
Alternatively donate by Bank Transfer:
Sort code: 20-16-08, Account number: 30799076, Account name: Sierra Leone Mission
(NB We are very grateful to receive anonymous donations, but when making a bank transfer donation, the donor's name is needed for auditing purposes. Please be assured this information will remain private.)
Or send a cheque to:
Sierra Leone Mission. Postal address: Janet Foord, 2 Cheyne Close, Church Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2SQ