Ministry update

[From Pastor Yatta via WhatsApp]

We are very much grateful to God for you for remembering us in your prayers. Thank you.

  • IBRAHIM KAMARA and FODAY BANGURA are still not found so we believe that they perished in the fire accident at Wellington. We have gone to see the family to sympathise with them. It is a big loss for the family. We shall indeed miss them.
  • There is a lot of fire accident around Freetown taking place. We really don’t know what is happening. It need to stop. Many people are left displace almost every 2 days. We are believing God to stop it in Jesus name.
  • GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH MAMBO …. This is the new church we started in the extreme west of Freetown. The church is 4 months old and growing fast. Our attendance has gone up to 70 it is unbelievable and we are grateful to God. We are preparing 22 candidates for baptism. Myself and pastor Eddie have move to pastor it.
  • KONO CHURCH is doing well. The Leadership is growing and developing in their new role after we lost pastor McCarthy. I went and set up a senior council comprises of the 5 ordained pastors to be chaired by Rev. Benjamin Lebbie. I visit every other month. I value your prayers as I move up and down the road. Good report coming from Kono about is stability and growth.
  • SARAH, late pastor McCarthy’s wife values our prayer. The 3 boys are in the university and the girl Dianne is in school. We try to give her something every month. As I said the last time we want to do it once and for all. To give her seed money.
  • Political tension is building up in Sierra Leone as the General Election draws near. May it not result to something else that will bring mayhem to this nation.
  • Sports Life MINISTRY…. We are presently working with the national Amputee as they are in camp to participate in a tournament in Tanzania by the end of the month. Ibrahim and Baio visit them every morning for devotion. We try to give them hope and meaning to life. Every one of them have a story.
  • School and community coaching are ongoing. Our weekly activities with the schools and communities are going on well. Getting to know and love the kids is important above all is to point them to Jesus.. We really needs Equipments, like Balls, bibs, cones, etc. Whatever help we can get in that direction will be appreciated.

PRAYERS

Please pray for the family of IBRAHIM and FODAY that lost their life’s in the fatal fire accident. They were bread winners in their family. Government promises are still yet to come by.

That the new church Grace Community will continue to grow in number. Our target is to go up to 100 by the end of the year.

For pastor Benjamin in Kono as he leads the team of leadership in kono

For SARAH McCarthy for God’s grace and provision for the family.

As we work with the Amputee for God to give them grace and hope. Above all for them to find Christ.

For God’s travelling mercies as I move up and the kono road. Too many accident take place on that road.

As we continue to work in the schools and communities. For God’s salvation grace and hope. For God to provide the Equipments we need.

Sierra Leone has gone through many difficulties… May peace and Democracy prevail . Come against any plan of the evil one in this nation.

Stay Blessed
Yalta Samura

The Amputees in camp. IBRAHIM is with them in green T-shirt

Pastor Yatta Ministry Update

[From Pastor Yatta via email]

This two months has been a very busy time. Schools are on holiday so we are moving around with the children play competitions.  Our U 15 and U 10 respectively…

School Reopen at the end of September. Trying to get some school Items to help some of the children that their parents are finding it difficult to take care of them.

The churches were close for the 3rd. Wave of the coronavirus but has now reopen last week. People are refusing to take the vaccine

Just coming from a meeting in Kono. We are working in retaking the St. Andrews school in meama. It has become a government assisted school. We don’t want them to change the name. We are also working in doing some repairs in 3 classrooms.

Community coaching and clinics are going on every morning during this school holiday. Many children have registered. It is a fun time with the kids.

Thank you for the vehicle you help me to get. It is very useful. I go to Kono more regularly because I have to supervise the work in kono. I miss pastor marcarthy.

We are very much grateful to God. One of our teammates at sports life ministry won and became the 1st. Vice president of the Sierra Leone Football Association. It is wonderful.

 Guinea Conakry our neighbouring country has just yesterday remove their president from power because of corruption and poor condition of living. 
 Sierra Leone is worst than guinea. So I am afraid.

     PRAYERS……
1. Please pray for Mrs. Sarah marcarthy and family. For god’s provision

2. Please pray for us to be able to take the school from government. Their is a very big plot of land given to the school. We don’t want to miss that as well for future development

 3. Our pastors are doing well. Please also remember their family as school reopen. This is one of the most difficult period for parents. School opening

 4. Pray for our brother to make the difference in the football association. 
He is  – Harold Nat Johnson

5. Please pray for people to come out and take the vaccine. To save Sierra Leone from coronavirus.

 6. We are having fun with the kids… As we share the gospel let them understand to receive Jesus as Lord.

7. Please pray for the the vehicle to keep performing well as it is very much serviceable.

Stay Blessed….
Yatta Samura

Pastor MacCarthy memorial service

[From Pastor Yatta via WhatsApp]

Just coming from Kono where we did a memorial service for the late Pastor James MacCarthy who pass away on the 11 June 2020. He died during the height of the coronavirus and lockdown.


As a mission we decided to do a memorial service alongside the family.

The service was very well attended. We indeed lost a great man of God. Somebody who have served the mission and impacted lives. People were crying and wailing. I am grateful to God that we were able to do it.

Please pray for the Family, life is difficult for them. Every thing was Pastor MacCarthy. His wife was just a house wife. She has 4 children to look after. A girl the youngest and 3 boys all in the university.

As a mission we want to empower his wife to take care and support the family. If you guys can help us to set her up in a small business. After spending time talking to her she agree that 2 thousand pounds can do that for her. 2,000 . Her extended family and church family are looking for what we are doing for her. Pastor MacCarthy has been a key figure in this mission.

Ministry Update

[From Pastor Yatta via WhatsApp]

Greetings from Sierra Leone on our Independent day 27th. April which makes us 60 years. Where are we as a nation…. That’s what people are asking…. Some people cry for Sierra Leone.

I hope you guys and your family are doing well. Corona is gradually going down many of the Restrictions have been lifted. Infection cases are going down…. That call for celebration.

Yesterday 27th April was our 60th Independent day ….. There was no celebration because people thought that there is nothing much to celebrate. Problem after problem in this Nation. The government invited other heads of state in the sub Region. Ghana, Gambia, Liberia , Guinea and dignitaries……..

UPDATE………

  1. I have taken the coronvirus vaccine my second dose is on th 16th June. Happy to have had the opportunity others are afraid. But I am ok. Pastor Boima the assistant pastor in Meama Kono was very sick I brought him down to Freetown for medical treatment. He has improved and has gone back to Kono. We bought all the medicines to continue the treatment. I am grateful to God that we were able to help a brother and a teammate. May the good Lord continue to give him good health. Pastor Boima who is also the chief at Meama has given a large portion of Land to the MISSION for future development of the MISSION.
  2. The New church planting in MAMBO West of Freetown will be officially start on the 30th. May. We really look forward to it.
  3. I am Invited to attend a leadership conference in Dubai on the 13th – 18th. May. I need your help with my contribution of $500. They are working on my visa now.
  4. Memorial Service….. We are doing a memorial service for the the late pastor Marcarthy. We shall do it in collaboration with the family and the body of Christ in Kono on the 3th. June 2021. Putting our plans together.
  5. We have started working with the single leg Amputee. They do have a football team practising by the beach side. It is so good to hear their stories and to be able to share the love of Christ with them. They value your prayers.
  6. PRAYERS……
    • For Sierra Leone to make progress, to move forward , for peace and cohesiveness
    • For pastor Boima for his health to improve
    • For the planning going on for the new church planting to start
    • For the memorial service for pastor Marcarthy as we work with the body of Christ and the family for good working relationship. And God’s province
    • Single let Amputee for Grace and wisdom for us as we work with them.
    • For my travel to the training in Dubai for God’s province

Stay Blessed
YATTA Samura

Ahkom school farm classrooms

[From David Sandi]

The roof is finally coming up on the initial set of 6 classrooms at the school farm.
 I saved a lot by hiring a power sawer to cut down a few trees in our village and reap the boards. However the carpenter says I’m short by 43 boards. I shall try asap to overcome that hurdle.

Gifts for children

[From Pastor Yatta via WhatsApp]

I say thank you on behalf of our children for the gift you sent them.

I did 3 things……

We made a small breakfast for them which they enjoyed so much.

I sent some money in One of our village Church in kono to feed the children

We also help some children with their schooling. I gave them some money to take to their parents to help them get back to school. We received a lot of thank you from the family.

So I am sending the THANK YOU back to you for providing the funds. This is an excitement the children always look forward to.thank you thank you thank you.

Ministry Training in Kono

[From Pastor Yatta via WhatsApp]

As I told you I am in Kono since last Friday. I came to do ministry training for pastors and Elders. I targeted 15, it has turn out to be 45. Pastors came from other churches. It is a blessing. I am teaching 4 subjects a day. I am doing 6 days in the week. I am grateful to God for the turnout and interest.

These are the people who went through the training in Kono. They came from the various branches of the church.
We also had Leadership meeting…. We discuss a whole lot of things among them is about starting a development project for the mission that will be of benefit to raise funds to support the mission. Talk is on going. We also had FUN time, to keep the training interesting

My budget went way up because I have to serve lunch. People are excited to learn.
Sorry for the pictures my phone is not that good

Easter meal for Ahkom pupils

[From David Sandi]

Schools closed yesterday for Easter break. Second term report cards were also prepared for distribution to students. Staff therefore thought it ideal to have the meal on this day as at least 98% of students would be attending. The meal was prepared for nursery and primary divisions numbering 255.


Parents were in attendance to pick up their children and report cards. There wasnt time for games this time round as most parents had urgent Easter preparations at hand. Nonetheless the children enjoyed themselves with the popular food of their choice –  joloff rice and additional non-food incentives.