Sierra Leone is a small coastal state in central western Africa. It is rich in natural resources – diamonds, gold, titanium, iron ore, cocoa and coffee. It was founded as a home for freed slaves in 1797, and has been independent from Britain since 1961. Anarchy from militant and guerilla groups in the 1990’s caused the economy to collapse and it became possibly the most desperate country on earth. Since 2002, It has been slowly trying to rebuild.
Sierra Leone was the first West African country to be evangelized. The first Protestant church started in Freetown, among the freed slaves in 1785. However, it has been difficult for the country to overcome its occult influence and darkness of evil spirits. There is an urgency among the people there now. The country is quickly becoming Islamized. Pray that they will receive more Christian support in missions, leadership and Bible translations.