Sierra Leone Episcopal Area

Evangelism
Bishop John K. Yambasu watches the ribbon cutting at the new eye clinic at the Port Loko Government Hospital in northern Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Sierra Leone conference opens new eye clinic

For years, patients living in the northern Sierra Leone city of Port Loko and nearby villages who had eye diseases had to travel about 40 miles to the nearest eye clinic.
Evangelism
Members of the Sierra Leone Conference prison ministry serve a meal to a detainee at Kingtom Remand Home, a facility for juvenile offenders, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo by Saidu Samura, Sierra Leone Correctional Services.

Prison ministry delivers gifts, hope

Members of the Sierra Leone Conference, UMW missionaries visit young detainees at Kingtom Remand Home to celebrate Day of the African Child.
Mission and Ministry
Finda Quiwa (third from left), a United Methodist missionary, joins members of Finda Quiwa House at the May 2 Young Women's Gathering in Yonibana, Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Young women's program revived in Sierra Leone

Six years after shutting down in Sierra Leone, the Young Women’s Network is active again thanks to a donation by Discipleship Ministries.
Violence
Parishioners gather outside Mango Brown United Methodist Church in the Pa Loko community near Freetown, Sierra Leone, in February 2018. Three members of the church were injured Sunday in a violent attack on their nearby home. File photo by LaDonna Weiler, Faith Church.

Caretaker, family attacked on church property

Three United Methodists were badly injured when a mob attacked them and demanded they vacate a 533-acre plot owned by the Sierra Leone Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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