Primary construction on the Bonnie Memorial Children's Home (BMCH) Orphanage is complete, and we are now focused on the final touches and ongoing support for the children. The tie beams and pillars are finished, and during the months of March and April, granites and more blocks were molded for finishing work. We completed and installed lintel supports and metal gates in the doors and windows to help increase security for the home.
The children have moved in, and enjoyed a picnic on the beach for Easter. We have been greatly encouraged by the support we have recently received to provide for the children over the next year. Please consider joining in the work to provide ongoing support for "the least of these." We truly appreciate you, our donors and givers.
We are excited to report wonderful progress! Your gifts have enabled us to add a second level to the Bonnie Memorial Children's Home in Sierra Leone. The original level is housing children who lost their parents to the Ebola crisis - we have been able to provide food, shelter, medical care, and education for these children. The second level will house children who lost their parents in the mudslides last year.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support! Please consider joining with us to support one or more of these children on a regular basis - a regular gift of $35/month can support one orphan.
Veranda on the first level
Blocks for second level
Second level nearing completion
Laying tiles on the veranda
Gifts of clothing
Children inside BMCH
Gifts to little ones
Sep 28, 2017
Distributions to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone
By Carrie Theisen - Volunteer
Regent distribution - see mudslide in background
We want to thank EVERYONE who has been a part of donating to areas such as Regent, Sierra Leone where nearly 1,000 lives were lost in the mudslide. Your donations enabled us to help people like Issatu K. who is one of hundreds of people to have lost relatives and their homes in the mudslide. Both her son and nephew are missing, she said: “Everything is gone. We’ve lost everything – our house, everything. The mud came down with the water so fast and my son did not escape. We found him lying in the mud. He was just a boy. They took his body with the others to I don’t know where. God help Sierra Leone. What are we supposed to do now, with nothing?”
This is the tragedy upon tragedy Sierra Leone has faced. Thanks to you, we have been able to donate food and other relief supplies to help heal their wounds. We so appreciate your support and your generosity - THANK YOU.
Relief items presented to Chief Kebbeh of Kamayama