A Tribute to Mothers from Sierra Leone

Habibatu Fugbawa sits with two of her children in front of the insecticide-treated mosquito net she received from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in 2010 at her home in Bumpe, near Bo, Sierra Leone.

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Mothers share moments of joy and tender caregiving with their children in Bo, Sierra Leone. Photographer Mike DuBose with United Methodist Communications captured these images during an April visit to the West African country, in preparation for a health care campaign that will occur in June, 2014.

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Rev. Tom Berlin is a native of Winchester, Virginia, and is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In his current appointment, Tom serves as the Lead Pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia. Headshot from his blog.

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