January/February 2022 Ministry Update

Hello Friends & Ministry Partners
After the busyness of the holiday season, we have enjoyed the return of a regular routine throughout January and February. Even so, most weeks we have welcomed multiple, first-time visitors to the Sunday services and rejoice in the growing attendance of Wednesday night Bible study. This is particularly exciting to witness as Shaun continues challenging the church to BE THE CHURCH.

February brought a special guest: Christin’s father. He visited for ten days, and in addition to family time with us, participated in the church’s “game night”, Saturday afternoon evangelism/outreach, and church services. This month, which marks our one year anniversary here in Sierra Leone, is a sweet reminder of God’s sufficient care of our family as we continue to build a life in West Africa and learn the nuances of ministry here. As we continue scheduling outreach events with the dual goals of increasing church involvement in evangelism and saturating the Babadorie community with Jesus Christ, we delight in 1200 gospel tracts distributed, two positive responses to Jesus Christ, two young men registered for discipleship, and the best attended “game night” to date (57)!

As we move forward into our second year in Sierra Leone, please continue to pray over the following:
• Continued discipleship of current and new believers
• Ongoing property search for a new church plant and sports outreach ministry

November 2021

Wow! November has been a wonderful month! Eight believers followed Christ in baptism, 1 man professed Christ, a baby was dedicated, 40  attended the second game night, and 83 people (10 first-time visitors) worshipped with us at the special service of thanksgiving!  As we have moved into December, we are currently planning some special church events to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Our prayer is that people will be saved as we share the message of Hope! 

Recently the city of Freetown is filling with visitors as many Sierra Leoneans living outside the country return home for the holidays. While the traffic is outrageous at times and the electrical grid is overburdened, we are vividly reminded of the great opportunity we have to share the Good News. As we move into the Christmas season, we anticipate God continuing to work in big ways during this special time of year. 

Prayer Requests:

  1. Discipleship of new believers & upcoming church events
  2. Property search for a new church plant & sports outreach ministry
  3. Our family and extended family in the US during this first Christmas season overseas

October 2021 Ministry Update

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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. 

Prayer Requests:

  1. Discipleship of new believers
  2. Property search for the next church plant
  3. Upcoming events at the church 
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