HCW is one of many partners working with the Sierra Leone Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to serve the needs of vulnerable children and adults.
On Saturday, January 26, Kim Nabieu and I represented Helping Children Worldwide during mission presentations in Freetown, S.L. We were able to continue our fellowship with other supporting partners from the United States, Africa, Norway and Germany, and to share with the delegates of the UMC SLAC conference the vital work we all do in collaboration with their employees. Even after two days of conference with the other international partners, we learned more about the work they were doing in their presentations.
When it was our turn to share, we joined with Mohamed Nabieu, Olivia Fonnie, Catherine Norman, and Jinnah Lahai of UMC SLAC to speak about Mercy Hospital and the Child Rescue Centre's accomplishments over the ten years of Bishop Yambasu's tenure, and the twenty years of our partnership and joint efforts to overcome the barriers to sustainable futures and transform the lives of vulnerable children through education, healthcare and spiritual mentoring.
Of course, no celebration at a Methodist Church goes without music - and we had quite a treat in the gospel praise band. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed the live performances!
Perhaps the most exciting moment of all was when Olivia Fonnie and Mohamed Nabieu introduced the new Sierra Leone local sponsorship program to benefit the Child Rescue Centre - and the Bishop began raising funds on the spot, securing sponsorships for 50 children!