Sierra Leone Episcopal Area

General Church
Bishop John K. Yambasu prays with the Rev. Byron Alexander, a conference page, during the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

How will denominational divide affect mission?

Directors of Global Ministries express pain and concern over how the deep divide since General Conference 2019 will affect United Methodist mission work and mission giving.
Mission and Ministry
A new student at The United Methodist Church Primary School in Sayllu, Sierra Leone, receives a backpack, uniform, shoes, books and other learning materials in preparation for the start of the 2019 school year. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Sierra Leone Conference helps kick-start new school

Community-empowerment team hands out backpacks, books, uniforms, shoes and supplies to 100 students ahead of new primary school’s opening in rural village.
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.

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