Sierra Leone

The Cry for Safety

Keziah is a vulnerable young girl desiring safety for her life. She was abandoned when she was four years old when her parents left her with an older woman in the east end of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Keziah was abused sexually there, and the old woman did not fight for her. So she started a journey […]


Mourn With Those Who Mourn

It’s September in Kroo Bay, an expansive area located on the coastline in central Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. Home to more than 6,000 people, this community is primarily made up of makeshift structures pieced together from bits of scrap metal, sticks, garbage, and mud. The neighborhood lies at the bottom of a large hill […]

“Do you love your neighbor?”

This was shouted from Kumba and Bala’s cabin (just next door to ours) on a frequent basis over the course of our retreat. It’s a trick question, obviously, to which we could only respond that we did, in fact, love our neighbors. This joke carried on through the whole retreat; “Do you love your neighbor” called out to neighboring […]

Flooding in Sierra Leone

After the flooding on September 16, our staff and volunteers as well as our youth have been tirelessly helping out those who have been affected by the flooding in Kroo Bay. The community of Word Made Flesh Sierra Leone provided up to 30 people with a place to sleep for over a week after the flooding. Most […]

Mabinty, A Strong and Vibrant Woman of God

by Cami Goble When I moved to Sierra Leone in 2003, I felt like I had moved into a sauna. For those of you who may be a little rusty with your geography, Sierra Leone is on the west coast of Africa, 7 degrees north of the equator. Freetown was so hot and humid. I […]


“Does it work?  I mean, are you seeing any results or changes in Kroo Bay?”  I wanted so badly to say, “Of course! The Bay is an entirely different place because of the work of Word Made Flesh.”  But it had been particularly discouraging lately.  Several of our youth skipped school, I physically broke up […]