What an incredible year 2018 has been. God continues to shower Freetown and the entire country of Sierra Leone with blessings. And New Beginning Baptist Church and Academy has flourished. We know you're praying. We see the hand of God moving in almost everything we do. Abdul Conteh conducted three camps in November with over 1.300 high school seniors. Almost 1,000 of them made a profession of faith. Incredible! This caused the angels to dance in heaven ... as they do when just one person accepts Christ as their savior. Property has been purchased in the city of Makeni for a new church. Construction for the church plus parsonage is planned to start in January. There will also be construction for the Bible Institute and the new Waterloo church building. It's amazing, the growth that's happening here. The Rawlings Foundation continues to walk side by site with our ministry. Mike had the privilege of preaching at the new building's first camp. The building holds nearly 1,000 students. What an honor to work with the people of Sierra Leone, telling them of the love of Jesus. Pictures (below) of New Beginnings Baptist Academy show a celebration of teachers and staff with families for a December 14th Carole Service. Candies ...and meals ... were handed out and all sang—young and not-so-young—about the birth of Jesus. Everyone had a good time.
As we turn the corner and enter 2019, we wait with great anticipation for what God has in store for the ministries of Sierra Leone. We now have four storage units full of school supplies (desks, chairs, etc.) to fill the spaces we have.
We could use your help. We need approximately $4,500 to ship it from the states over. Please, if you can, help us with this need. And continue to pray for the Salt ad Light for Africa Ministries.