The containers, which have been held in the docks of Freetown since 5 December, have finally arrived in Bethesda. Praise the Lord!
The final hurdle to cross was the question of dock charges accrued during the period of delay.
Fortunately, a discount of 50% was granted through negotiation, but the total due still amounted to just over £4,500.
Zion Community Church in St Ives have been able to cover the majority of the cost of what has become known as the 'container saga' and The Connexion's Sierra Leone Mission contributed the balance of £1032.
Inside the containers
The people of Bethesda will be both relieved and grateful to receive the many useful items donated by the generosity of people who support our communities in Sierra Leone.
- Shoe bags from Zion Community Church, St.Ives, Cradley Chapel, Ebley Chapel and Woodmancote Church
- Sleeping bags, blankets, sheets, towels, curtains
- Table cloths, crockery and cutlery
- Clothes and shoes for adults and children
- At least 60 boxes of new school uniforms
- 100s of school text books - children's story books, adult Christian books, and some new books that have been donated for the Evangelical library
- Assorted toys, as well as balls for football and netting for goals
- Furniture, bunk beds, cots, settees, and desks for Magnus and Daniel
- Sewing machines and manual typewriter for blind folk
Click on the image below to see a short video of the containers' arrival:
On behalf of The Connexion, Sierra Leone Mission and Zion Community Church we extend sincere thanks for your continued prayer.
If you would like to contribute towards the important work of The Connexion both in the UK and in Sierra Leone, please click on Donations. All contributions, no matter how small, are of huge value to enable us to continue the legacy of the Countess of Huntingdon.