Ebola

Why 2016 marks a pivotal year for Sierra Leone

Why 2016 marks a pivotal year for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has always held a special place in my heart. After the devastation left by Ebola throughout 2014 and most of 2015, I look forward to 2016 as a pivotal year of recovery for the country. Prior to the Ebola outbreak, the war-torn nation had made such great...
The big picture in Sierra Leone: looking forward with gratitude

The big picture in Sierra Leone: looking forward with gratitude

Stories of thankfulness highlighted in the annual newsletter for The Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone. EBOLA May 25, 2014, was a beginning of another historic national crisis in Sierra Leone, the recording of the first Ebola virus case. Thousands of people were...
Sierra Leone is now Ebola-free

Sierra Leone is now Ebola-free

Sierra Leone has been officially declared Ebola-free! On Saturday, the World Health Organization released a statement announcing Sierra Leone–a country which accounted for nearly half of all the cases during the epidemic–Ebola-free! The Ebola epidemic, the largest in...
Caring for the sick in Jesus’ name: new 2-minute video

Caring for the sick in Jesus’ name: new 2-minute video

View the video here. World Hope International has been the key partner of The Wesleyan Church in the battle against the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. Thousands of lives were lost before the spread of the virus was slowed down. This outbreak has still not been fully...
Ambulance driver survives Ebola

Ambulance driver survives Ebola

With the release of Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola patient last week, the country is likely to achieve the “Ebola-free” status in the very near future. Take a look at our new video to learn more about our Ebola recovery efforts. In the video, you...
Ebola is yielding to World Hope International efforts

Ebola is yielding to World Hope International efforts

When Ebola first struck West Africa in March 2014, World Hope International (WHI) immediately answered the call for emergency relief efforts. With a longstanding history and boots on the ground in West Africa, WHI has been a key player in the fight against Ebola in...
The Ebola fight enters final phase

The Ebola fight enters final phase

Good news about the Ebola fight Thank you for giving to and praying for the Ebola battle in Sierra Leone and Liberia. There is some good news finally as the number of new Ebola victims has dropped sharply and more people than would be expected survived the disease...
Hero with a thousand faces

Hero with a thousand faces

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has created thousands of unsung heroes who risk their lives every day to battle this disease. Having been on the front lines of this fight since the beginning of the outbreak, World Hope International and The Wesleyan Church of Sierra...
Video of Ebola supply container arrival

Video of Ebola supply container arrival

The Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund is helping send several shipping containers supplying the ongoing Ebola battle in Sierra Leone. This flying drone video records the arrival of a container.
Top 10 Wesleyan news stories for 2014

Top 10 Wesleyan news stories for 2014

Listed below are the most-clicked stories from Wesleyan.org in 2014, number one reflecting the most clicks of all news stories on the website. 1. True power: a meeting with the President about immigration Today I had the honor to represent The Wesleyan Church in the...
Ebola update from Sierra Leone

Ebola update from Sierra Leone

Ebola update from Sierra Leone With the total number of Ebola cases now exceeding 21,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports Sierra Leone remains the worst-affected country with 184 new confirmed cases reported in one week in mid-January....
Time for prayer and fasting for Sierra Leone

Time for prayer and fasting for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma asked the nation to carry out a week of fasting and prayer to end the Ebola virus epidemic. Nearly 3,000 have died in recent months from the dread disease in Sierra Leone alone. Christians around the world should join in...
Heroes and survivors from the Ebola battle front

Heroes and survivors from the Ebola battle front

The World Health Organization still shows an escalation in new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone. A high number of confirmed cases were reported in Freetown, the districts of Bo, Bombali, Kambia, Kono, Koinadugu, Moyamba, Port Loko, Tonkolili, and Western Rural Area. [These...
An outbreak in Africa, but it’s not Ebola

An outbreak in Africa, but it’s not Ebola

There is an OUTBREAK in Africa! It is like a wave that is overwhelming its shores. Although some have gone to great lengths to try and stop it, it seems like an unstoppable force. No, I am not referring to the Ebola virus. I am talking about the gospel of Jesus...
The moray man

The moray man

When the R.U.F. (Revolutionary United Front) rebels entered and occupied Makeni, many people fled for their lives and others cowered in terror. On the second Sunday after their arrival, Rev. Usman Fornah, pastor of the Rogbane Wesleyan Church, passed the word that...
A Funny Money Family Meeting

A Funny Money Family Meeting

My family added to our Thanksgiving weekend tradition by doing something new we learned from our friends who have a good bit of family wealth. They meet periodically and discuss all the different organizations that ask them for money. They have a big meeting and...
World Hope Ebola report

World Hope Ebola report

[World Hope International is the key partner of The Wesleyan Church in doing battle against the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.] The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on October 31 that a total of 13,567 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus...
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Dr. Lyon confers with White House on Ebola crisis

People often think of a trip to the White House as a “photo op” event. My visit to the White House last week was nothing of the sort. In fact there were no photographers or reporters present. This meeting with White House senior staff last week included about 10...
Wesleyans respond to Ebola crisis

Wesleyans respond to Ebola crisis

On behalf of the communities where 300 Wesleyan churches are located across Sierra Leone and Liberia please accept great thanks for your many prayers and financial gifts to help fight the good fight against Ebola. While the news grows worse in many places we can...
World Hope International Ebola partnership

World Hope International Ebola partnership

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that “EVD transmission is rampant in Sierra Leone, with 425 new confirmed cases reported between 6 and 12 October. The areas hardest hit are the capital, Freetown, with 172 new cases, along with the neighboring...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...