Sierra Leone

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

A gift of new motorbikes will allow evangelists in rural eastern Sierra Leone to better connect with congregations in remote areas. They received the motorbikes through a project called Bikes & Bibles coordinated by Joe Kilpatrick of the North Georgia Conference.

Motorbikes, Bikes Revitalize Ministry in Sierra Leone

By Phileas Jusu
June 4, 2015 | BO, Sierra Leone (UMNS)

A motorbike means more to an evangelist in rural Sierra Leone than a way to get from one place to another.

For Hindowa Simbo, a United Methodist circuit minister in the remote Mondema Circuit of the Kenema District in eastern Sierra Leone, a motorbike means a revitalized ministry, easier and faster communication with local churches, savings of money and time and more frequent connections with his congregations. Read More >


These recipients also attended a three-day training sponsored by International Leadership Institute. Here they show their certificates of completion and the bicycles and bibles received.
These recipients also attended a three-day training sponsored by International Leadership Institute. Here they show their certificates of completion and the bicycles and bibles received.

2017 Recipients in Sierra Leone show their new bibles and new bicycles. Rev. Francis Charley is Dean of the Cabinet and coordinator of this project in Sierra Leone.
2017 Recipients in Sierra Leone show their new bibles and new bicycles. Rev. Francis Charley is Dean of the Cabinet and coordinator of this project in Sierra Leone.


The following pictures are from an article by UM Communications which was featured on the UMC website about the Bikes and Bibles ministry as it was applied in 2015 in Sierra Leone, a West African country and Annual Conference. The article can be read by clicking here.

Pastor Moses Sandy (right) and Henry Tucker lead worship at the United Methodist church in Fulawahun, near Bo, Sierra Leone. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Pastor Moses Sandy (right) and Henry Tucker lead worship at the United Methodist church in Fulawahun, near Bo, Sierra Leone. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist Pastor Moses Sandy walks to the first of two churches near Bo, Sierra Leone, that he will lead in worship this Sunday. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist Pastor Moses Sandy walks to the first of two churches near Bo, Sierra Leone, that he will lead in worship this Sunday. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Pastor Moses Sandy leads worship at the United Methodist church in Kortihun, near Bo, Sierra Leone. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Coconuts, received as part of the offering, lie on the altar. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Pastor Moses Sandy leads worship at the United Methodist church in Kortihun, near Bo, Sierra Leone. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Coconuts, received as part of the offering, lie on the altar. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

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United Methodist Pastor Moses Sandy prepares to leave from his home near Kortihun village, outside Bo, Sierra Leone, for the first of two churches he will lead in worship this Sunday. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist Pastor Moses Sandy prepares to leave from his home near Kortihun village, outside Bo, Sierra Leone, for the first of two churches he will lead in worship this Sunday. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist Pastor Moses Sandy prepares to leave from his home near Kortihun village, outside Bo, Sierra Leone, for the first of two churches he will lead in worship this Sunday. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist Pastor Moses Sandy prepares to leave from his home near Kortihun village, outside Bo, Sierra Leone, for the first of two churches he will lead in worship this Sunday. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

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United Methodist Pastor Moses Sandy walks between the two churches near Bo, Sierra Leone, that he will lead in worship this Sunday. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist Pastor Moses Sandy walks between the two churches near Bo, Sierra Leone, that he will lead in worship this Sunday. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Photo from Francis Charlie

March 2014 Annual Conference in Sierra Leone

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Photo from Francis charley

2014 Annual Conference in Sierra Leone

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