Sierra Leone is a nation rising out of years of hardship. A brutal decade-long civil war took the lives of over fifty thousand people in the 1990s, and in the aftermath the country has faced an Ebola crisis followed by a deadly mudslide. Ranking number 179 out of 188 on the Human Development Index, Sierra Leone has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world.
The people of Sierra Leone, however, are vibrant and full of life. They are eager to see their country flourish, and the Lord is moving in mighty ways across the nation. Despite being predominately Muslim, Christianity is widely accepted and many people are eager to come to the Lord. The Lulu Tree’s focus in Sierra Leone has been partnering with Pastor Sonnel Kamara to plant churches, provide support through micro-loans to vulnerable families, and help villages grow a surplus of food through agricultural development.
As of November 2020, the Lord made a way for Pastor Sonnel’s ministry to become sustainable, due to the gift of 35 cows. Read more HERE.
To learn more about how God led us to Sierra Leone, please CLICK HERE.
preventing tomorrow’s orphans in Sierra Leone by…
Mosques are prevalent in Sierra Leone. Pastor Sonnel Kamara is committed to offering an alternative by planting churches. Click HERE to learn more.
Pastor Sonnel Kamara (right) oversees dozens of pastors/churches in the villages of Sierra Leone, equipping them to care for their people through training and discipleship. Click HERE for more info.
healthcare & FGM rescue
A new birthing clinic will bring healing to 18 different villages, through a pastor’s vision and Lulu’s partnership with the Sierra Leone government. Additionally, an FGM (female genital mutilation) rescue program is saving girls from this ancient evil practice. Go HERE to learn more.
Fathers in Sierra Leone are learning to care for their families under the leadership of Pastor Sonnel Kamara. These men are receiving the training and tools necessary to care for their families through sustainable farming. To learn more, go HERE.
Microloans offered through the local church support village families, allowing them to establish small businesses. To learn more, please go HERE.
putting orphans in families
While he doesn’t have any biological children, Pastor Sonnel is passionate about caring for his country’s orphans. To read more, please go HERE.