Category Archives: Thoughts from Sierra Leone

Posts made from Sierra Leone during our visit in 2010

Saturday 13th February: Jerusalem Avenue & Goderich

Today started with a jolt, the violent sound of a screaming woman running past the hotel, a commotion following in her wake. It was a horrible sound. Made me wonder if it was a little taste of what it must … Continue reading

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Questions from Wormley Primary School

The children at Wormley Primary School, our local school in the UK, have twinned with the children at Allen Town Primary School. Here are some photos of the school at Allen Town which we took during our visit: (For this gallery to … Continue reading

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Scenes from Sierra Leone

The last few days I’ve been trying to get some photos of Sierra Leonian life and scenery. It’s hard, you can’t capture the sounds, smell and richness of the air, nor the dignity of the people despite the poverty of … Continue reading

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Friday 12th February: Election Day

Today has been a tense day. All Conference has been working up to this moment, the day of the elections for the Connexional Officers, including the post of Chairman and General Superintendent, currently held by the Rev. Reuben Dove. Behind … Continue reading

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Thursday 11th February: A long day at Conference

Another day at Conference. It is fascinating being there, getting to know everyone and seeing for ourselves what they are passionate about and how they run ther affairs. It was a packed day yesterday with reports from the schools and … Continue reading

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Keynote Sermon

Ben’s story telling skills were put to good use yesterday – two stories in one sermon and everyone was touched by them. Ask him about the story of the little boy who met God on a park bench and you … Continue reading

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Conference

Fascinating day at the SLM Conference. No mention of hoovers (for those who are kind enough to forgive my failings about meetings) but there are plenty of substitutes! People are very passionate about the business of the Church and although … Continue reading

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10th February: Conference Photos

Photos from another day at Conference: Related Images:

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Tuesday 9th February: The Prodigal Freetown Boy…

Today was the first day of Conference. This is the annual gathering of all of the ministers of the churches in the Sierra Leone Connexion, delegates from their churches, and other guests such as representatives from the Bible Colleges and … Continue reading

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at last – a banana!

For the past 30 years I have joked that I only eat bananas fresh from the tree – it seemed a safe excuse until today! Actually really enjoyed it so I was right! I am a bit of a failure … Continue reading

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