It has been over two years since the people of Sierra Leone were overcome by the Ebola outbreak, which led to the deaths of 3,955 people. Sierra Leone was the second worst-hit country. Many people were left without husbands, mothers, sisters, children, and families due to the country’s dismal healthcare delivery system. Sierra Leone is among the top three countries with the poorest healthcare system in the world. The country’s inadequate supply of clean and
Rev. Henri Zombil Mission of Hope is excited to introduce Rev. Henri (pronounced ONRÉ) Zombil as the new health services administrator for the Sierra Leone Annual Conference at Rotifunk Hospital in West Africa! He is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church and was commissioned in May of 2016. Henri was ordained in 2012 and is an elder in the Florida Annual Conference. He holds multiple master’s degrees
Dale Smith, Director
In an effort to keep our donors and all supporters of Mission of Hope up-to-date on our work in Sierra Leone, I will be preparting a monthly report. Thank you for your continuing prayers, interest and support. Marketing/Fundraising The marketing/fundraising committee has a four pronged approach: Continuing with one-on-one surveys Holding salon dinners in which a board member or supporter will invite guests over for dinner and tell the Rotifunk story A youth group district
The 2015 year proved difficult at times for the hospital but through the spirit of the community, hospital staff, and multiple organizations working in unison, the hospital achieved many strides. Continued Care by Rotifunk Hospital The Ebola epidemic impeded the Moyamba West Local Health Management Committee including Mission of Hope from addressing issues regarding the functioning of Rotifunk Hospital. After a formal letter was written declaring the area Ebola-free in November of 2015, people began to take cautionary steps to move forward with the hospital’s
Dear Supporter of the Mission of Hope: I am excited to tell you that the Ebola situation has improved enough so that Kip Robinson, our Missionary in Sierra Leone, will be returning to Freetown later this month. This means the Mission of Hope can begin to implement plans for 2015. As you may recall this is long term project requiring tens of thousands of dollars and multiple trips of teams to Sierra Leone. Over a