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ETI in Sierra Leone
June 2009
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ETI in Sierra Leone

ETI in Sierra Leone   On my most recent visit to Sierra Leone, taking Pastors’ Conferences for PTI (Pastor Training International) I met Samuel Suluku. He is a young man that my home church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Swansea, are privileged to support by paying for copies of Evangelical Times International (ETI) to be sent to him every quarter.   I took the opportunity of spending some time with him, trying to discover something of his past and of his hopes for the future, both for himself and for his country.      Samuel is from the Kono tribe of Sierra Leone and was brought up in...

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Missionary Spotlight – Sierra Leone today
July 2007
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Missionary Spotlight – Sierra Leone today

Sierra Leone today In the centre of Freetown in the middle of the rainy season, a group of more than 40 pastors and evangelists from different tribes and churches gathered for a Bible conference organised by Truth Mission and UFM – the first reformed gathering in Sierra Leone as far as anyone could remember. Each morning of the three-day event opened with a sermon on ‘The primacy of the cross’, followed by a study on how to prepare an expository sermon. Other topics included: What is an Evangelical?; The sufficiency of Scripture; The importance of doctrine; Current spiritual trends; and The role of women in...

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Amazing grace in Sierra Leone
June 2006
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Amazing grace in Sierra Leone

The gospel arrived in Sierra Leone over 200 years ago, the first missionaries being former slaves from Britain. They strode up the shore from their ship praising and thanking God, and singing an Isaac Watts hymn: ‘Awake! And sing the song, Of Moses and the Lamb’.   Missionaries indeed – for many of these pioneers were descendants of slaves captured along the West African coast during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In the providence of God these descendants, now free, would carry the gospel to Sierra Leone and much of West Africa. Their first ship arrived in 1787. Another came in 1792, followed by many...

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June 2006
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-The way forward in Sierra Leone

Christopher Jonah, his wife Betty and baby Ciel have set off on a lonely path. They have, with the help of friends in the UK, set up their own mission – Truth Mission. Saddened by the way in which the Bible is mishandled throughout the country, and by the prevalence of ‘prosperity’ teaching, Truth Mission sets out to model faithful exposition of the Scriptures.   False teaching   The gospel in Sierra Leone is being submerged in a sea of false teaching that – as Christopher put it – ‘promises so much but delivers so little’. He had to do something about it. Prosperity teaching...

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