Sierra Leone

January Sierra Leone Prayer Request

15 January 2010
Word Made Flesh

1. Education is appalling here. I personally think that sometimes the teachers don’t know what they are teaching. We have enrolled our youths in a school run by a British woman. The school is designed to help kids from low income family. They want to prevent kids from ending up on the street. The teaching […]

A-le A-le House of Hope

1 December 2009
Word Made Flesh

Word Made Flesh Sierra Leone has volunteered in Kroo Bay since 2003 when Jared and Julie first moved to Sierra Leone.  What was once just a simple weekly club for kids with singing and a message has developed into a dream to reach out in more transformative and lasting ways to kids in that community.  […]


28 October 2009
Word Made Flesh

Dear Friends of WMF Sierra Leone – I’m writing with a piece of very exciting news! We have found a property that WMF Sierra Leone would like to call “home” (picture is taken from the front of the house…notice the space for playground). Word Made Flesh has had a presence in Sierra Leone for nearly […]

Sierra Leone October Prayer Request

12 October 2009
Word Made Flesh

1. Over that last few months we realized that we really need to find a space we can use for WMF Sierra Leone.  We have out grown working from our homes.  So we are looking for a place that we can use as: 1. office space  2. space for the Lighthouse small groups to meet.  […]

Sierra Leone September Prayer Request

9 September 2009
Word Made Flesh

1. Please pray for our first WMF Sierra Leone board meeting this Saturday September 12.  We will be presenting potential board members with information on WMF Sierra Leone’s history, WMF philosophy and what it means to be on the board. 2. Please pray for our community of Sierra Leoneans, Americans and Germans.  It can be […]

27 August 2009
Word Made Flesh

Last month(July 19-24) was our camp for the youth and kids that we work with. This year we had a group of American (from inner city Michigan) join us. I was excited about the dynamic… but also knew it could have turned out horribly. It didn’t. Overall the kids got along great. They were excited […]

Sierra Leone July Prayer Requests

15 July 2009
Word Made Flesh

1. Chris, Erin and baby Keyara are back in the states.  Please pray that their time with friends and family will be a sweet and refreshing time. 2. Stephanie returns to Freetown on the 15th.  Please pray for her transition back.  Pray that she will be able to find a sustainble and life-giving way of […]

June Prayer Requests

9 June 2009
Word Made Flesh

1. Please pray for us as we try to organize and plan another week long camp/retreat in July for the youth that are in relationship with in Lighthouse and Kroo Bay. 2. We are in the midst of reorganizing our field and dreaming about where we want to be 3 to 5 years from now.  […]


8 June 2009
Word Made Flesh

On April 2, 2009, Keyara Jane was officially adopted into the Harrell family and became the newest member of the WMF-Sierra Leone community.  She was born on September 15th, 2008 here in Freetown.  Chris and I were both with her birthmother at the clinic on the night she was born.  I was even able to […]


28 May 2009
Word Made Flesh

Sierra Leone’s population is very young. Due to the war, many of the population have moved to the city. In a country with 4.9 million people, 34 percent of them (1.7 million) live in urban areas, and 42 percent of them (2 million) are below the age of 15 years old. 1.6 million (34%) of […]