Sierra Leone

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...
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...
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...
Open letter about Ebola epidemic from World Hope International CEO

Open letter about Ebola epidemic from World Hope International CEO

The Ebola epidemic sweeping Sierra Leone is worsening. The Sierra Leone government put hundreds of thousands more citizens under quarantine on Thursday, sealing off more than a quarter of the country and warning travelers not to get out of their vehicles in the...
How can we pray about Ebola?

How can we pray about Ebola?

Dear pastors, church leaders, and Wesleyans everywhere: “Good morning.” This easy-to-say phrase, sadly, is not true for our 300 Wesleyan churches and 50,000 attenders across Sierra Leone and Liberia today in West Africa. The Ebola virus is spreading rapidly across...
News on the Wesleyan Ebola crisis – September

News on the Wesleyan Ebola crisis – September

In the still mounting Ebola crisis, Wesleyans worldwide are urged to help through faithful prayers and generous giving to the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund. Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised in that fund and through World Hope to date. However, double...
Medical team headed to Sierra Leone to help in Ebola crisis; requests prayer

Medical team headed to Sierra Leone to help in Ebola crisis; requests prayer

For a three-minute video from Dr. Jo Anne Lyon on the Ebola crisis, click here. [Kim Kargbo is a nurse and a former MK (missionary kid). Today she is president and CEO of Women of Hope International. Kim is returning to the Ebola-stricken country with Carrie Jo...
Ebola virus death toll continues to rise

Ebola virus death toll continues to rise

More than 1000 persons have died in West Africa due to the spreading Ebola virus. Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma (pictured) proclaimed a state of public emergency in order to “take a more robust approach” in dealing with the Ebola outbreak. This is why...
Wesleyans in danger from Ebola

Wesleyans in danger from Ebola

The Ebola crisis in West Africa is spreading. Nearly 700 people have died from the disease since February. We have received confirmation of cases in the Bombali District of Sierra Leone, where we have many Wesleyans. World Hope International, the humanitarian partner...
Wesleyan churches helping to provide pineapples in Sierra Leone

Wesleyan churches helping to provide pineapples in Sierra Leone

Pineapples are growing across much of the countryside in Sierra Leone, Africa, thanks to a partnership between The Wesleyan Church and World Hope International. The partnership is empowering smallholder farmers with education and economic opportunities in an otherwise...
Well-drilling brings together Canadians and Africans in Sierra Leone

Well-drilling brings together Canadians and Africans in Sierra Leone

Nackawic Wesleyan Church in New Brunswick, Canada, has had a passion for drilling wells. In the last 12 years, the congregation has helped fund 40 wells, the first 12 wells in Sierra Leone through World Hope Canada (WHC). I travelled there to learn more about these...
JESUS film: one month in Sierra Leone

JESUS film: one month in Sierra Leone

[Sierra Leone JESUS film director Warren Fornah reports:] Every month God uses the movie in powerful ways. In just the month of January, a typical month, over 3,200 people viewed the JESUS film in eighteen showings in Sierra Leone, Africa. There were 668 people who...