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We’ve been back in Sierra Leone a full month, and our life is finally settling into something of a routine. This month, we opened the church doors and hosted the first “Game Night.” It was a great time of fun and fellowship with nearly forty people (including several guests) in attendance. Some of these guests have returned for the Sunday morning services. It’s exciting to see God strengthening the fellowship among church members while also introducing new people. We pray that the visitors will continue coming and remain open to the Gospel message. We are anticipating the next “Game Night” planned for late November as well as a special service dedicated to thanking God for all of His many blessings.
These past weeks we’ve also seen one young man make a profession of faith in Christ as well as several express their need for baptism. We are beyond blessed to witness God working in these lives! Soon we will be holding baptism services for these believers.
Moving forward, the search for property for a new church plant as well as launching a sports ministry continues . Location on the peninsula and accessibility to a main road are imperative. Traditionally, real estate searches in Sierra Leone can be complex and the process is very time consuming, but we trust in our Lord’s perfect timing and plan.
- Discipleship of new believers
- Property search for the next church plant
- Upcoming events at the church
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The month of April has been unique. “Mama Salone,” as many locals refer to the country, celebrated its 60th independence day. The week leading to the holiday were filled with various riots across the city which included some casualties. Additionally, many Sierra Leoneans have been been celebrating Ramadan, a Muslim, 30-day season of fasting. The city has been more quiet during the day, but the nights have been full of crowds as fasts are broken at sunset. This has been a stark reminder to us of the need to saturate Sierra Leone with the Gospel.
Our family is continuing to lead and serve at New Beginning Baptist Church–Babadorie. We have begun a weekly meeting with the current Sunday school teachers to assist with lesson preparation, but are also using this time to grow these men and women as spiritual leaders within the church.
- God’s leading and wisdom as we work to strengthen and grow the local church
- A successful leadership conference for the Sierra Leonean military chaplains at the end of May
- A smooth and problem-free move into our new home in the upcoming month
If you were praying over our last letter, THANK YOU! Mohammed accepted Jesus as his Savior two weeks ago while meeting with Shaun! As Shaun begins to disciple this new believer on a weekly basis, please be praying for his growth in the faith in the days, weeks, and months to come.
Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer & financial support!
The Evans Family