Where do I find real peace?

by Dr. Conrad Van Dijk We can all agree that the people of the world today are desperately searching for peace.  The people of Sierra Leone are no different.  At our meeting with the traders union, a man stood up and said something profound about peace.  It caused tension in the packed room.  The man wasn’t talking peace in his nation; he was talking about peace in his heart, and it was lacking. I had…

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A mustard seed of hope

What is hope? I found the answer lying on my bed, long into my recovery process from a terrible car accident that caused me serious injury and ended the life of my wife Anna. I had a choice, and that’s when I realized what hope is. Hope is a choice. If I have faith in God’s love, it gives me hope, and hope can lift, encourage, and put a man’s feet back on the floor to stand up and take another step forward in the strength He freely gives to us, if we’ll receive it.

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The story of transformation in Sierra Leone

It all started in December 1968, when Anna and Conrad got engaged. With that huge decision made the next question was, “What are we going to do afterward?” The wedding date was set on June 28th, 1969 – the day after Anna finished the school year teaching at Calvin Christian School in Hamilton. Both Anna and Conrad had a spirit of mission and adventure; now they needed a direction. During March Break that year they…

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Transformation of Wongo town

by Desmond Johnson Wongo town is found at the eastern part of Freetown, Sierra Leone, on a mountain approximately 1000 feet high.  The two thousand people who live there were until recently all Muslim.  Before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone there were no churches or schools in the community.  Wongo town was severely affected by Ebola with an average death rate of four or five persons per day.  The Transformation team were able to…

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Transformation comes to Rogbangba

We are so thankful to God that the Transformation Sierra Leone team was able to make a breakthrough into the Rogbangba community.  Rogbangba was a Muslim-dominated community about 20 km east of the capital of Freetown, Sierra Leone.  In 2015, it had only one church and about 20 mosques, one school, no water facility, and no hydro.  Rogbangba was also strongly influenced by occultism.  There was evidence of witchcraft practice, and with little work for…

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