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arrow icon. Answering God's Call in Sierra Leone 
A mother cradles her baby outside the United Methodist Church's Mercy Hospital in Kulando, Sierra Leone, as part of an Imagine No Malaria net distribution.

As part of the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet initiative, maternal health advocates from the Global South visit the United States to share their experiences with United Methodists and government policymakers. Their purpose is to urge congregations to support increased funding for international family planning.
Source: New World Outlook
More about: Bioethics | Children | Communities | Ethics | Family | Health | Human rights | Missionaries | Welfare | Women | Focus on Ministry with the Poor | Focus on Global Health | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Aug 05, 2011

arrow icon. Ecumenical Days to Advocate for Women and Families 
At Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington DC, people from all faith groups are invited to share strategies for empowering women, girls, and families.

March, Women's History Month, is full of special days, such as the World Day of Prayer, Ash Wednesday, St. Patrick's Day, the first day of Spring, and this weekend, Ecumenical Advocacy Days.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Advocacy | Children | Education | Ethics | Family | Health | Human rights | Justice | Missionaries | Poverty | Welfare | Women | Focus on Ministry with the Poor | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Mar 24, 2011

arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for March 1, 2011 
In Today's Hotline: PAKISTAN: Flood Emergency Far from Over RESOURCES: United Methodists in Disaster Ministry MYANMAR: HIV Does Not Render One Useless SIERRA LEONE: Moringa Tree, “Mother’s Best Friend”
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | AIDS/HIV | Emergencies | Health | One Great Hour of Sharing | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Myanmar-Burma | Pakistan | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Mar 01, 2011
arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for February 15, 2011 
In Today's Hotline: AFGHANISTAN: A Place to Call Home SIERRA LEONE: Moringa Tree, “Mother’s Best Friend” ARMENIA: Anti-Trafficking Program FAQs CHILE: Bringing Comfort to Refugees
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | Emergencies | Health | Human rights | Refugees | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Afghanistan | Armenia | Chile | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Feb 15, 2011
arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for November 9, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: HAITI: Hurricane Tomas PAKISTAN: Winter Brings New Worries WORLD AIDS DAY: Sexual Violence and HIV SIERRA LEONE: Fighting Malaria One Net at a Time HAITI: Key Staff Members Join Office RESOURCES: Hope for Christmas
Source: UMCOR
More about: AIDS/HIV | Christmas | Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | Newsletters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Haiti | Pakistan | Sierra Leone | World |
Date posted: Nov 09, 2010
arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for August 24, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *PAKISTAN: Millions in Urgent Need *US: UMCOR Responds to Iowa Flood *HAITI: UMCOR Seeks Head of Mission *LIBERIA/SIERRA LEONE: Strengthening Rural Communities *GLOBAL: World Humanitarian Day
Source: UMCOR
More about: Emergencies | Natural disasters | Newsletters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Haiti | Liberia | Pakistan | Sierra Leone | World |
Date posted: Aug 24, 2010
arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for August 3, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: PAKISTAN: Worst Flooding on Record; 2 Million Affected US: Care Teams for Gulf Coast ZAMBIA: Securing a Future SIERRA LEONE: Church Farm Supports Rural Communities HAITI: Job Postings HAITI: Physical Therapists to be Trained US: First Hurricane of 2010 Season
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | AIDS/HIV | Emergencies | Health | Hunger | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Haiti | Pakistan | Sierra Leone | United States | Zambia |
Date posted: Aug 03, 2010
arrow icon. SPSARV's African Task Force Recommends Increased Trainings 
SPSARV's African Task Force excecutive committee met in Nairobi for a two-day meeting in early March where members discussed plans for launching regional trainings to tackle substance abuse and the related development challenges impacting the continent.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: AIDS/HIV | Education | Global connections | Health | Poverty | Welfare | Focus on Global Health | Africa | Angola | Congo DR | Germany | Kenya | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Jun 04, 2010
arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for December 22, 2009 
In Today's Hotline:*ZIMBABWE: A Door to Zimbabwe *UMCOR: UMCOR Opens New Offices *JFON: JFON Adds Bay Area Clinic *SIERRE LEONE: Gifts Increase Health Capacity *UMCOR: UMCOR Initiates Fair Trade Challenge *SAGER BROWN: UMCOR Adds New Birthing Kit *CHILE: UMCOR Builds Disaster Response Network *RESOURCES: New Tools for United Methodist Churches *WORLDWIDE: UMCOR Responds to Three Emergencies *COLOMBIA: UMCOR Expands Micro-Enterprise For Refugees
Source: UMCOR
More about: AIDS/HIV | Emergencies | Health | Immigration | Natural disasters | Refugees | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Africa | Chile | Colombia | Sierra Leone | World | Zimbabwe |
Date posted: Dec 22, 2009
arrow icon. Academy for Church Growth Hears Calls for an "Evangelical Missiology" 
Bishop John Yambusu of the Sierra Leone Annual Conferece.

Freetown, Sierra Leone, October 6, 2009--From a site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Freetown, Sierra Leone, a new series of United Methodist Academies for Evangelization and Church Growth in Africa got under way in early October. Twenty pastors and lay leaders from Sierra Leone and Liberia took part.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Education | Evangelism | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Focus on Leadership Development | Africa | Liberia | Nigeria | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Oct 07, 2009

arrow icon. United Methodists Plan Church Growth Academies in West Africa 
This resource outlines the topics, themes, and history of the Academies for Evangelization and Church Growth and offers details on how to participate and support these events.

Evanston, Illinois, August 1, 2009--A renewed emphasis on evangelism and new church development is taking place across the global United Methodist Church.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Conflict | Education | Evangelism | GBGM events | Global connections | Poverty | United Methodist Church | Women | Focus on Congregational Development | Cote d´Ivoire | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Aug 01, 2009

arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for July 7, 2009 
In Today's Hotline: SIERRE LEONE: Grant Expands Kissy Hospital US: Alaska Floods SRI LANKA: Water for the Displaced JFON: Helping Future Clergy
Source: UMCOR
More about: Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | Refugees | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Sierra Leone | Sri Lanka | United States |
Date posted: Jul 07, 2009
arrow icon. Want to Save a Child's Life in Sierra Leone? 

New York, NY, June 12, 2009--For the price of a lunch, you could save the life of a child in Sierra Leone. Each day, some 3,000 children die of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Children | Health | United Methodist Church | Women | Focus on Global Health | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Jun 12, 2009

arrow icon. West Africa Women Meet to Explore Being Better Together in Christ 
We are Better Together in Christ: Twenty six women from Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone,  Cameroon and Senegal gathered in May 2009 to explore opportunities.

Monrovia, Liberia, June 2, 2009—Twenty-six voices rang out amidst clapping, dancing, and celebration: "We are one in Jesus. We are together. We are one."
Source: Women's Division
More about: Global connections | International affairs | Women | Cote d´Ivoire | Liberia | Niger | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Jun 03, 2009

arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline for February 17, 2009 
In Today's Hotline: US: Oklahoma Tornado Response; SIERRE LEONE: A Gift for Malaria Prevention; DRC: AIDS Education; US: Eco-Palm Benefits; RESOURCES: One Great Hour of Sharing
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | AIDS/HIV | Health | Natural disasters | One Great Hour of Sharing | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Congo DR | Sierra Leone | United States |
Date posted: Feb 17, 2009
arrow icon. United Methodists Elect Bishop for Sierra Leone 
Presiding bishop Rosemarie Wenner congratulates Bishop John K. Yambasu after his election as Bishop of the Sierra Leone area.

MONROVIA, Liberia (UMNS), December 22, 2008-- The Rev. John K. Yambasu, 52, has been elected bishop of The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone by delegates of the denomination's West Africa Central Conference.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: GBGM news | Global connections | Globalization | Human rights | International affairs | Justice | Poverty | United Methodist Church | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Dec 22, 2008

arrow icon. Global Justice Volunteers: The Program 
Global Justice Volunteers 2008.

New York, NY, October 7, 2008--"The most important and challenging part of the program is the cross-cultural experience," said Beth Buchanan, Program Coordinator for Mission Volunteers, Global Ministries. "It is the building of these relationships that develop you as leaders and help you decide what you believe. That's what we're about. Challenge and be challenged. Change and be changed."
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Global connections | Volunteers | Youth | Ghana | Sierra Leone | Zambia |
Date posted: Oct 07, 2008

arrow icon. Global Justice Volunteers Challenge and Are Challenged 
The director of the HIV/AIDS center in Sierra Leone explains the testing process to Global Justice Volunteers Annie Mae Krapek from the US and Brima Koroma from Sierra Leone.

New York, NY, October 7, 2008--"The experience has been amazing." Anthony Cruz, 25, a youth director from Las Vegas, Nevada, emailed these words home from Accra, Ghana, as a Global Justice Volunteer (GJV) at the West Africa AIDS Foundation this summer.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Communities | Global connections | Globalization | Volunteers | Youth | Ghana | Sierra Leone | Zambia |
Date posted: Oct 07, 2008

arrow icon. Peer Counseling Training in Sierra Leone 
Sierra Leone is a small country in Western Africa with an estimated population of 5 million people, an average life expectancy of 34.3 years, with only 57 % of the population having access to safe water. The infant mortality rate is 182/1,000, and the HIV- infection rate for adults (aged 15 to 49) is 1.4 %.
Source: Community and Institutional Ministries
More about: GBGM programs | Health | United Methodist Church | Violence | Africa | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Sep 26, 2008
arrow icon. Sierra Leone Task Force on Substance Abuse and Related Violence 
In 2005 I was appointed to be the chairperson of the SPSARV Task Force in the Sierra Leone Annual Conference. I was excited to work because it was a dream-come-true to work with young people to address some of the issues they face.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: GBGM programs | Health | United Methodist Church | Africa | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Sep 26, 2008
arrow icon. United Methodist Missionary Doctor in Africa Dies while Visiting the United States 
Dr. Ainor Fergusson, doctor-in-charge at the Kissy United Methodist Eye Hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa,  died on September 18, 2008. New York, NY, Sept. 18, 2008--Dr. Ainor Fergusson, a physician and United Methodist missionary in Sierra Leone, died of heart failure on the afternoon of September 18 at a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. The director of the Kissy United Methodist Eye Hospital in Freetown, Dr. Fergusson had been in the United States since suffering a heart attack while visiting a sister here two months ago. His wife, Martha Cassandra Fergusson, and other relatives, were with him at the time of death, which came on the 17th birthday of his daughter Nadia.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Family | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Health | Missionaries | Africa | Sierra Leone | United States |
Date posted: Sep 18, 2008
arrow icon. A New Podcast: Finda Quiwa 
Finda Quiwa is a Regional Missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church serving in Sierra Leone as coordinator for the Global Justice Volunteer, Africa Pilot Program. Interview by Rachael Barnett, Global Ministries staff of The Advance.
Source: Mission Stories
More about: Missionaries | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: May 20, 2008
arrow icon. The Umcor Hotline for April 29, 2008 
SIERRE LEONE: Restoring Health UMCOR: Join UMCOR’s 100-Ton Challenge DRC: A First of Special Deliveries RESOURCES: World Fair Trade Day—New Church Bulletin SAGER BROWN: Order Depot of Hope DVD
Source: UMCOR
More about: Health | Hunger | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Sierra Leone | United States | Africa | Congo DR |
Date posted: Apr 29, 2008
arrow icon. Advancing Hope With 60 Years of Giving 
Justa Mamani of Bolivia. For the past 60 years, The Advance for Christ and His Church has received more than $1.2 billion and has responded to human need in more than 100 countries. One hundred percent of each gift to The Advance reaches its intended mission or ministry.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Advent | Finance | GBGM programs | Bolivia | Sierra Leone | World |
Date posted: Apr 28, 2008
arrow icon. Hope for New Mothers in Sierra Leone 
A woman and her child at Kissy Hospital. "At the time of civil war, the hospital was seeing three patients a day," said Janet Bio, head midwife at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. "But I started bringing pregnant women to the hospital--just a few at a time." Twelve years later, 400 women come each week to see "Sister Bio" for prenatal treatment.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM programs | Health | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Women | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Apr 28, 2008
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