Sierra Leone

Former Bible college president passes away

Former Bible college president passes away

Dr. Warren Woolsey passed away December 24 in Houghton, New York. He was 95. Dr. Woolsey began serving in full-time ministry after his service in the United States Army. In 1950, he and his wife, Ella, moved to Sierra Leone, West Africa, to serve as missionaries. He...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. South Dakota church feeds residents on Thanksgiving GracePoint Wesleyan...
Former Sierra Leone leader loses daughter in tragic accident

Former Sierra Leone leader loses daughter in tragic accident

Rev. SD Kanu, former National Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone, lost his daughter, Susan, recently in a tragic accident. Susan was killed in Freetown when she and two friends were struck by a large truck while walking down a street. A college...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Orphaned Sierra Leonean children building new lives, post flooding Children...
​Mudslide in Sierra Leone kills nearly 300

​Mudslide in Sierra Leone kills nearly 300

Freetown, Sierra Leone, was victim to deadly mudslides and flooding on Monday, August 14. According to The Guardian, 100 houses were hit, 270 bodies have been found and thousands are still missing. Freetown is still in danger, as the flooding continues to spread....
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Wesleyan Christian Academy continues to expand Wesleyan Christian Academy in...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Pastor’s wife encouraging others amidst suffering Carol Manship serves...
​’Devil Boy:’ Down’s syndrome in Sierra Leone

​’Devil Boy:’ Down’s syndrome in Sierra Leone

In a country that demonizes mental disabilities, a mother recalls the journey of her community’s acceptance and remorse. Aminatta stands in a narrow mud alley outside her house and rocks her brother’s newborn baby from side to side. Her five-year-old son...
Maternal/infant health addresses abortion in Sierra Leone

Maternal/infant health addresses abortion in Sierra Leone

This year the United Nations and Sierra Leone parliament have been making a major push to legalize abortion in Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone abortion bill blocked by President Ernest Bai Koroma again. World Hope International worked with The Wesleyan Church to lobby...
Saving thousands of infants in Sierra Leone

Saving thousands of infants in Sierra Leone

World Hope International has started a new project in Sierra Leone called Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)–a program that teaches basic infant resuscitation at the time of birth. Sierra Leone is ranked amongst the countries in the world with highest under-five mortality....
World Hope International releases water video

World Hope International releases water video

In this new video, see how tens of thousands of students sing praises for clean, fresh water at their schools because of you. With your overflowing response to a call for wells at schools in Sierra Leone this fall, you have brought opportunity to more than 38,500...
​Toilets and girls

​Toilets and girls

When I was in the fifth grade my parents took a church in a rural area. This meant that I transitioned from a city school to not only rural, but a one room school in the middle of a wheat field in western Oklahoma. We lived in the little town of about 50 and piled in...
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...
World Hope International meets 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign goal

World Hope International meets 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign goal

We, at World Hope International, are pleased to share that our 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign was a huge success! We achieved 120% of our total goal thanks to your generosity and the support of our 1:1 match partners. Our partners will match every dollar raised as we...
​No longer abandoning disabled children in Sierra Leone

​No longer abandoning disabled children in Sierra Leone

A young mother watches her little boy play in her home in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. The physical therapist assists him and directs his play, while the mom observes and learns exercises she can help him with. Because of the boy’s serious disability,...
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...
The edges of the field

The edges of the field

How Wesleyan farmers are helping to end hunger Can we end hunger in this world? Should we even try? One only needs to look as far as the book of Leviticus to know that God has not only given us the command to feed the hungry but also the instructions on how to...
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...