Sierra Leone Episcopal Area

Poverty
Bishop Joaquina F. Nhanala of Mozambique and agricultural missionary Innocent Afful listen to The United Methodist Church’s plans for existing land in Africa during an agricultural summit held Jan. 13-16 in Johannesburg. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah.

African bishops ready to transform agriculture

United Methodist leaders pledge to move from the current subsistence farming to commercial ventures that can financially support the church.
Mission and Ministry
Staff at United Methodist Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, act out a skit at the hospital after the dedication of a new surgery wing. The performance told the story of a pregnant woman who lost her first three children at birth. Thanks to the new surgical center, she was able to give birth to a healthy baby girl via cesarean section. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

United Methodist hospital gets lifesaving surgical wing

A new $140,000 surgery center at United Methodist Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, will allow doctors to perform complex medical procedures, including cesarean sections.
Mission and Ministry
“Baby Betty” is one of United Methodist Mercy Hospital’s success stories. Mohamed Khadar, the hospital’s outreach manager, says the child was severely malnourished and sick with pneumonia when she was first seen at the clinic but is now healthy. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Bo hospital reaches out to Sierra Leone's poorest

United Methodist Mercy Hospital's outreach program targets remote communities where health care availability and ability to pay are a challenge.
Mission and Ministry
Members of The United Methodist Church’s Prison Ministry in Sierra Leone hand out food and drinks to inmates at the female correctional center in Freetown, Sierra Leone, as part of its Christmas outreach program. Photo courtesy of Saidu Samura, Sierra Leone Correctional Service.

Prison ministry makes Christmas brighter for inmates

Church members bring gifts, hope to women and juveniles incarcerated in Sierra Leone.

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