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April 2015
July 28, 2017

Prison Ministry Transforms Child Offenders

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.

April 1, 2015

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

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

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 […]

March 10, 2015

Church Donates To Government Hospitals

Church Donates To Government Hospitals

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, […]

January 19, 2015

“Vision 2020” A United Methodist University

"Vision 2020" A United Methodist University

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 […]

January 8, 2014

UMC Hospital Gives Hope to Stroke Patients in Sierra Leone

UMC Hospital Gives Hope to Stroke Patients in Sierra Leone

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 […]