When Bishop John Yambasu tragically died in a traffic accident in August of this year, he left behind an epic legacy of love and service, but he also left a huge hole in the hearts of the many people he led and inspired. The Child Reintegration, Mercy Hospital, and Missionary Training Centre staff members have been especially devastated by his loss. They decided to hold a very special ceremony to honor the bishop and reignite their commitment to his ministry of transforming the lives of vulnerable children and families in Sierra Leone.
The ceremony, called "Carry the Light" was held on September 29th at the CRC and included all staff members from the CRC, Mercy and the MTC. At the event, one big candle represented the Bishop's light, and each staff member lit an individual candle from that light, symbolizing the continuation of the bishop's vision and mission. The staff members took the candles home, so that they will continue to be a visible memento of the CRC and Mercy staff members' recommitment to their mission.