Want to see African lions, giraffes, and gazelle? There are private companies that can help you do just that. However, if you would like to be engaged in real Christian ministry in Africa, consider going to Sierra Leone from July 12-21, 2016. In the Bumpeh Chiefdom, the Hatfield/Archer Hospital in Rotifunk stands as a beacon of hope and healing.
Rotifunk Hospital was seriously damaged during the civil war which ravaged Sierra Leone, yet rebuilding is taking place and once again patients are being seen. Since 2013, there has been a relationship formed with the Sierra Leone Annual Conference primarily by members of the Wrightsville United Methodist Church who have gone to Rotifunk to form relationships and to investigate the health needs of the people in that community. In partnership with Bishop John Yambasu of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference and persons connected to the Norway Annual Conference, plans are being made for restoration of that hospital to a place which will provide help and care to numerous persons in that area of the country.
Since 2013, much work has been done—even in the midst of the Ebola crisis which gripped that country. With that outbreak of Ebola contained, it is time to once again venture to Rotifunk to form relationships with the new set of staff members there. While on site, the team that is going in July will do a variety of important tasks which include cleaning and painting several buildings, itemizing and organizing supplies that have been sent to that hospital on behalf of our Conference, and working on a fence which is being built around the property for security purposes.
If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Rev. Bill Haddock at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 910.262.3831.