On a more positive note, Kathy also reported that the litter on the streets of Freetown is being cleaned up, improving both the health and beauty of the capital city. She is also involved in a Bible study prayer group held at the home of the President, as the First Lady is a Christian. Below is a picture of Kathy at the home of Dr. Modupe Taylor-Pearce (he's on the left). Also in the picure is our team: David Musa of S.A.V.E. in the middle, Danny Golich, and myself. You can learn more about Kathy's ministry in Sierra Leone here: http://missions.beavertonfoursquare.org/
Kathy also speaks of the fervency with which those in her Bible study engage in prayer. While in Sierra Leone, Danny and I were struck by the importance placed upon prayer by the Christian leaders in Sierra Leone--Dr. Taylor-Pearce and David being two of them. When I think about this, James 2:5 always comes to my mind: "Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to be inheritors of the kingdom which he promised to those who love him?"
So, as alarming as the contrast of a large shipment of cocaine landing near a children's school may seem, the believers in Sierra Leone have something even more powerful than drug trafficking on their side. They have the ear of the Creator of the universe!