Ministry News from Dr. Mike Peper
Vicki and Abdul Conteh
Dr. Mike and Diane Peper
“...our 25 Churches averaged 1,116 in attendance”
Two weeks ago we were able to start a new church in the town of Graftan, a growing suburb of Freetown. Pastor Daniel, who has been working with us for the last 11 years, has become the pastor of this new ministry. They had 39 the first Sunday and last week they had 126 in attendance with a total of 34 that accepted Christ. I am so thrilled to let you know that we now have 25 total number of churches, all being pastored by national pastors that have been trained or are being trained in our Bible Institute.
Last month we hosted our first Fellowship Meeting with all of our pastors present along with their wives and some of our associate pastors. I preached to them a message on Ënduring Hardship" after which Diane took the pastor's wives and spoke to them on "The Responsibilities Of The Pastor's Wife". Our grandson, Brandon, his wife Emily, and our daughter-in-law, Pam, visited with us and participated in this meeting along with being involved in several other ministries while they were in Sierra Leone. We were so happy to have them.
In little over a year, because of your wonderful generosity, we have been able to complete 7 church buildings and this week we began construction on the new church building in Ratoma. Our goal is for this church to be able to have their Christmas Service in their new building. Thank you so much.
In October, our churches averaged 1,116 in attendance with 84 visitors. There were 318 that accepted Christ as Saviour and 97 who were baptized.
We have been so blessed to be able to partner with you in reaching the people of this country.
Mike and Diane
Mike and Diane Peper
Pastors and Wives at the Conference
Guest Speakers and Teachers
Mrs. Diane Peper speaks to pastor's wives.
Property for building New Church Building in Ratoma
As you may know, the Rawlings Foundation has invested in Youth camps in countries around the world and one of those countries is Sierra Leone. My Son-in-law and daughter are privileged to represent the Rawlings Foundation by overseeing the camp. The camp is located on 42 acres of beach-front property. The Foundation is in the process of developing the camp and have already completed a pavilion, kitchen, dug a well, and have a good start on landscaping the property.
Although the camp has not been completed, it has already hosted thousands of young people with thousands of young people being saved. Though Sierra Leone is a predominately Muslim country, the camp has already proven itself to be a bridge in reaching the Muslim young people of this country.
Two weeks ago an Islamic high school came to the camp with 543 students in attendance. Out of that number, 378 accepted Christ along with the Principal, the Vice Principal, and
6 of the teachers. We are so excited about the future of this ministry.