Sierra Leone Mudslide Disaster - Appeals - Bible Society

Sierra Leone Mudslide Disaster

Last updated: 24 August 2017

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The huge mudslide in Sierra Leone has torn apart scores of lives. Will you help?

When the huge mudslide came down on a small community near Freetown on a Sierra Leone mountainside, the Bible Society office was close by and the staff rushed to help in whatever way they could.

The numbers of dead continue to rise. 300 people are known to have lost their lives. Another 500 people are still unaccounted for. 100 houses are still buried beneath the mud.

The survivors have lost everything. But we are there to help.

Please donate

One survivor told us:

‘God has given me the opportunity to serve him diligently for the rest of my remaining days on earth’

– Peter M’bayo – only survivor of a family of eight

Sierra Leone’s people live in extreme poverty, and live in fear of the forces of climate change that can devastate their fragile existences. In all this, the Churches are vibrant and many hold dear to the Lord Jesus and treasure their Bibles – sometimes the only book they own.

Now the Bible Society team are appealing for more help from us for the scores of people who are left homeless and bereaved.

Will you help with a gift today?

The Bible Society team have sent us this list of urgent supplies of Scriptures and aid they need. For instance £58 could buy:

  • a mattress
  • a 50kg bag of rice
  • a Bible

Please give now

Please give whatever you can today. It is vital that we act quickly. Our team is right there in the midst of the survivors, and is working with other local agencies to relieve the tremendous suffering.

Please also pray that the Bibles we provide will give renewed hope, and that our counsellors can comfort the stricken people in the months and years ahead.

Please give whatever you can today. Thank you.

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