Dr. John Easter, director of Africa’s Hope, visited Sierra Leone in March 2016.
Sierra Leone is unique from other countries in Africa due to its infrastructure and development as a nation. The country has experienced severe suffering including a long civil war and more recently, the Ebola epidemic.
Easter was enlightened by a visit to Evangel College in the capital city of Freetown, which offers a diploma level program. He identified strengths and weaknesses and was encouraged by the leadership’s desire to update their training program.
Three days in the Bow district, located in the middle of the country and at the center of the Ebola crisis, allowed Easter the opportunity to see the devastation left in the wake of Ebola.
A leadership conference was held in Bow. Easter, Randy Tarr, and pastor John Johnson shared leadership principles ranging from personal life and ministry, to organizational methodology. Question and answer sessions allowed time to discuss church vision and strategy.
Easter sees great potential for the Sierra Leone Assemblies of God church. He committed Africa’s Hope to assist them with their training needs, knowing that this will result in many new churches being opened across their country.