WBS students ‘Marching to Zion’ in Sierra Leone
A Church of Christ in Pujehun, a city in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, recently hosted a graduation service for students who completed the World Bible School curriculum.
The students, dressed in bright yellow T-shirts emblazoned with the WBS logo, marched down the main street in town, singing “We’re Marching to Zion,” as part of the graduation service. Pujehun is a predominantly Muslim city, said missionary Isaac Daye, and the Christian parade “hit the town like a tsunami.”
“Our greatest joy was not the 97 who graduated … at the local town hall,” Daye said, “but the five souls who surrendered their lives to Christ … in response to a gospel sermon I delivered titled “Bringing God back into your life” from 2 Chronicles 15:1-8 …”
Daye is a native of Ghana who serves as a missionary in Gambia, a tiny country contained entirely within the West African nation of Senegal. He works closely with World Bible School and travels on evangelistic campaigns throughout the region. I met him in person at the Global Missions Conference in Texas in 2005. In our June issue, he shares his thoughts on traditional African beliefs, including demon possession and divine healing.
Sierra Leone has seen its share of suffering in recent years. The country was the setting of the film “Blood Diamond” and continues to recover from years of civil war.
The Pujehun Church of Christ has 24 members, some of whom converted from Islam, Daye said. Church members in Louisiana provide support for the work. This December World Bible School workers plan to host a graduation for 200 more students in Sierra Leone.
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