The name "Sierra Leone" dates back to the 15th century when a Portuguese explorer sailing down the coast of West Africa came upon the hilly coastline, heard the roaring thunderstorms over the mountainous peninsula, and described the place he saw as Sierra Leone--or "Lion Mountains" in Portuguese. Below is Sierra Leone's coat of arms depicting two lions as well as a picture I took of some mountains in Sierra Leone.
|Sierra Leone's Coat of Arms|
|Sierra Leone's hilly mountains in the background.|
We have often described the leadership concept of working in a team in terms of a lion pride (lion's always win because they work together), and one can appreciate the strong image of Jesus as the "Lion of Judah," so the concept of a lion's head for our logo was born! I'm really pleased with it and I can't wait to see this image multiplied in villages throughout Sierra Leone as a symbol of Christian service and transformation! Here's our new logo ...