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Prison Ministry Transforms Child Offenders

Friday, July 28th, 2017

A 17 year-old boy, charged with murder, and currently detained at the Remand Home, Kingtom, in Freetown, has entreated the Prison Ministry of the United Methodist Church to do more for young boys in remand homes.

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Ebola Doesn’t Stop 93-year-old’s return to Sierra Leone

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

In early September, 2014, 93-year-old Dr. Lowell Gess bought a plane ticket to Sierra Leone. The earliest booking he could get was Jan. 3, 2015, but Gess was determined to provide whatever services he could to fight Ebola in a country that had been a second home to him. In a report he wrote after […]

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Church Donates To Government Hospitals

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The founder of Methodism, John Wesley best said it, “In the hands of (God’s) children, it is food for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, raiment for the naked. It gives to the traveler and the stranger where to lay his head. By it we may supply the place of a husband to the widow, […]

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“Vision 2020” A United Methodist University

Monday, January 19th, 2015

INTRODUCTION John Charles Olmsted, in 1908, wrote, “A University as a whole, both grounds and buildings, without any suggestion of lavishness or over decoration, ought to exhibit clearly, in all its outward appearance, the fact that it is the place of work and of residence of cultivated and careful people,” Even today, that sentiment should […]

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UMC Hospital Gives Hope to Stroke Patients in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Physical Therapy that initially started as a volunteer service by a United Methodist at UMC General Hospital, Kissy in eastern Freetown is today winning national acclaim for the hospital. To date, the Physical Therapy unit has treated 2065 patients since its inception in 2008 with 60% fully recovering and 30% partial recovery. By October, the […]

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