On September 16, 2015, a major flooding brought by torrential rain hit parts of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, an unknown number of people have been killed, many left injured and over 3,800 people have been displaced. Many of those left homeless have sought refuge in Siaka Stevens Stadium and Attouga Stadium – which is reminiscent of what took place during Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. It is estimated that there are another 1,000 displaced people at Ferry Junction in Kissi.
The flooding has devastated several settlements around the capital. The rushing flood water is said to be over four feet deep in many places. Still having to battle Ebola, many local observers in Freetown are saying this is some of the worst destruction and devastation they have seen in recent years. Our own ministry, Word of God Church & Ministries – Sierra Leone, has also been terribly affected by this disaster, leaving the Pastor, his family and the entire congregation without homes.
We are asking for your support now to aid in disaster relief for the people of Sierra Leone. To date, there have been no major disaster relief efforts made on their behalf, and more heavy rains predicted in the coming days. As a result, the number of people affected by flooding is likely to further increase. If you can become a sponsor, select your monthly amount and click the subscribe button. ALL PROCEEDS GO STRICTLY TOWARD ASSISTING THE PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE. As a ministry with a personal connection to this tragedy, we will ensure all funds received are appropriately directed.
Acts 20:35 By all these things, I have shown you that by working in this way we must help the weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”