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(video) The new Ebenezer Church, Lumley

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(video) On the Jui Road

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(video) Initial reflections – Sierra Leone Visit 2011

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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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