With the help of the Lord, Lifegate is having an impact in Sierra Leone.
Fatmata used to be a practicing Muslim. At one point while she was pregnant, one of the Lifegate pastors visited her village and told her he cared for her unborn child. He then asked to pray over her and her belly.
Never had anyone shown her such tenderness.
Miscarriage and infant death are so prevalent in Sierra Leone. Most mothers wait until 4-5 months after a child is born before they will even give the baby a name, for fear of allowing themselves to become too attached.
For Fatmata, Pastor Lamin coming and expressing concern for her and her unborn baby was life-changing.
That very day, Fatmata placed her trust in the God who cares about unborn babies.
Eventually, Fatmata lost the baby late in her pregnancy. Yet, she has not lost her faith. Even through the loss, she has remained devoted to the God who has radically altered her life. Her culture tells her that the Lord took her unborn child to punish her for some past mistake, but she knows otherwise. She remains faithful.
Six months ago, his life was completely different. He was in a gang. He partied all the time, got drunk often, was promiscuous, and was in fistfights constantly.
One warm evening last spring, that all changed.
As Lifegate’s daily radio program played through his speakers, Tommy listened to a Bible story.
Almost instantly, Tommy was captivated and convicted. He continued to listen to the Bible nightly, and because of his hunger for more, he attended Lifegate church in Brigitte Village.
His first Sunday is one that he will never forget. He showed up. He heard God’s Word. He connected with people. He felt valued, and he felt loved.
Today, Tommy’s old friends call him “Pastor Tommy” because of the radical changes in his life.
There are many things we love about Tommy’s story, but we are particularly fond of how his story started: by hearing God’s Word on the radio.
Tommy heard the Good News of Jesus, got connected with a church, and experienced true community. And because of it, his life has been transformed.
A Mover And Shaker
Almost in an instant, Makuey watched her church in Kassie Village disintegrate. She never thought the day would come, but because of the actions of a crooked man, her church was gone.
Makuey didn’t give misery or heart-break a foothold. She knew the value of having a church in her community, and she realized the importance of the Gospel being shared with her people.
So, she acted.
She offered her own land as a building site for a new church.
She gave her own money to purchase the materials for construction, and she hired workers to build benches.
When asked why she acted so selflessly, Makuey responded, "I am so grateful for Lifegate. I know my community, and I knew that we needed the Gospel here. I had to do something, so I gladly donated the land. Lifegate is a serious mission for Jesus Christ."
Today, in the church Makuey sacrificially had built, she and 45 others pray, sing, and listen to sermons. Every week, Lifegate’s pastor, Lamin, shares God’s stories with the Kassie community. Since the church was built, six people have come to know the Lord.
In response to Makuey's generosity, Lamin expressed his thankfulness,”I am so grateful for Makuey. Because of her, we have been able to bring the light of Jesus back to this village. Makuey is a wonderful woman of God."
Makuey appreciates your prayers. Thank you for lifting up her and her people.
Letty & Martha
Martha, one of the kids at Lifegate Children’s Home in Sierra Leone, West Africa, was suffering greatly. She had a mass under her right arm that was causing agonizing pain, and her only earthly hope was the orphanage nurse, Letty.
In an effort to best meet Martha’s needs, Letty took her into her own home. She worked around the clock making her comfortable, administering medicine and meeting her needs.
On the fourth day of constant care, Letty received word that a specialized doctor in the city had agreed to see Martha. Upon arrival, the doctor explained to Letty how pleased he was with her work; she had done everything perfectly, and Martha was on her way to recovery!
In a very short time, Martha was back in the village celebrating with her orphan brothers and sisters.
Letty doesn’t just care for Martha, she meets needs of nine other orphans as well. Send us a note of encouragement and we'll pass it along to Letty
All The Earth
"It teaches everyone what to do and how to live on earth."
That's what Mr. Kamara, a Muslim, had to say about God's Word. A native of Tombo village, he listens regularly to Lifegate's radio broadcast in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Kamara, all we've got to say is this: You. Are. Right.
Yabu Can Change Sierra Leone
Ms. Kalokoh, the grandmother of Yabu, has this to say:
"My granddaughter, Yabu, attends Lifegate’s Pre-Primary School in Brigitte Village. I know that education is very important. And I know that Yabu can change Sierra Leone if she is educated. There are highly educated women that are doing much good for their country, so I want Yabu to have a good education."
Ms. Kalokoh can barely afford to send Yabu to school, but knows that learning is vital, so she sacrifices.
Thank you for your generous support. Yabu has a greater chance at success because of your help.