the Big Year Mission Trip May 2010
WHERE did they go? - Freetown - Sierra Leone - West Africa. Listed among the ten poorest nations on earth and recovering from a brutal civil war.
WHEN? - May 19th to 30th 2010. WHO ? - a team of students from the River Church BIG Year 09/10 course.
WHY? - we believe that by working with local church leaders we can make a difference to people who are struggling to rebuild their lives.
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WHY NOT JUST SEND MONEY? - That’s a very good question. Our experience is that the people we go to help always tell us that it means so much more when someone cares enough to give up their time to be alongside them. A touch and a hug is something that money can never provide. Also we could make sure that the money we took with us really did reach the people who need it.
WHAT DID THEY DO? Worked with the Sierra Leone Iris Ministries team (Heidi & Rolland Baker)
- Helping to run a conference to train Worship Leaders and their teams
- Working on the streets with teams, befriending and feeding amputees and beggars
- Visiting prisoners and hospital patients
- Assisting a nurse with her clinic.