Author Archives: Ben Quant

About Ben Quant

Ben is the former Chairman of the Sierra Leone Mission Committee in the UK, now serving as a co-opted member of the SLM, as well as the minister of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion church in Wormley, Hertfordshire (www.wormleyfreechurch.org.uk)

(video) Initial reflections – Sierra Leone Visit 2011

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Worth a Thousand Words

Photos from the 2011 visit to Sierra Leone have now been added to the website. You can see them by clicking on the ‘Photos from 2011’ tab towards the top right of the page. They are also automatically attached to … Continue reading

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Day 12: Ebenezer Lumley, Jerusalem Avenue, St. John’s Goderich and food with Francis

This was a day of very mixed emotions for me; our last full day here visiting churches and some old friends, but maybe also my last time of seeing them. I am torn between being eager to get home and … Continue reading

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Day 11: Fogbo, Ebenezer Church Manalo, Makomba, Groves Memorial Church Magbafti & Dinner in Freetown

Ok, a late start to blogging tonight, I wonder how far I’ll get before nodding off! It has been a longer day today, with a day that has shown clearly the contrasts in Sierra Leone. We were out in the … Continue reading

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Day 10: Foofoo Water, Brama & St. Marks, Waterloo

That was one hot day! It was a real treat to meet up with Magnus Bendu at Hailsham, Foofoo Water this morning. Foofoo Water is a special place to me as it was the school I raised funds for during … Continue reading

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Day 9: Bureh Town, Tombo, Tissana & Cole Town

A day at the seaside today! The car was full today as Francis Charley, our¬†distinguished the,¬†able contractor joined us along with Sallu Koroma and Sylvanus Alaba Nicol. This meant there were four of us in the back and two in … Continue reading

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Day 8: Sunday Service at Roger Grundy, Jui, prayer & football

Today has been another very enjoyable day. Woke in time for both of us to have a shave and boil the kettles for a cup of tea before the power went off (they turn the generators of at about 7am … Continue reading

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Day 7: St. Stephen’s Rokel, Grafton, Mongegba & the Chimpanze Sanctuary

This morning we were accompanied by our two friends the preying mantises (or whatever the plural is of a mantis!) Each day they appear – the largest, a green one, sits on the outside of the hall window all day, … Continue reading

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Day 6: Last Day of Conference

Hard to believe that today was the last day of Conference and we only have a week left! I will be sorry to leave but pleased to see the family again (although we’ve just managed a great Skype conversation). We … Continue reading

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Day 5: Jui Junction, Conference & Late Night Service

Back home at the end of a long day. Much to our surprise we were offered the morning off again today, as it was the day of the late night service. We were happy to accept this offer as many … Continue reading

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