Wellington Orphanage, Sierra Leone, Africa, Update:

We are pleased to announce that we are able to provide the funds to put a new roof on the Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone. This project will be handled by our new Charity called Charities Aid Foundation of Canada. In the near future, this organization will also handle our present sponsorship program which began in 2005. We are so grateful to the many people in our congregation who have faithfully sponsored a child.  Some have also chosen to privately contribute to their child’s college/university education…………..You have made a tremendous difference in their lives.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24th we invite people to come to our SPONSORSHIP TABLE OUT IN THE FELLOWSHIP AREA:

  • You may pick up a general information page about the orphanage
  • see the pictures and read the stories of children needing sponsors
  • ask questions about how you can become a sponsor for a child in the Wellington Orphanage which we have supported for almost 17 years (most of these children have become orphans as a result of the Ebola Crisis).

This regular monthly donation helps to provide the much needed food and medical care.  It also provides a level of security for the leadership and staff as they look after the feeding of 185 children. We hope you will join us in this wonderful opportunity to bless the life of a young person.
We thank you for considering this project.

Wellington Orphanage, Sierra Leone, Africa Update:

We are pleased to announce that we are able to provide the funds to put a new roof on the Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone. This project will be handled by our new Charity called Charities Aid Foundation of Canada. In the near future, this organization will also handle our present sponsorship program which began in 2005. We are so grateful to the many people in our congregation who have faithfully sponsored a child.  Some have also chosen to privately contribute to their child’s college/university education…………..You have made a tremendous difference in their lives. On Sunday, September 24th we will once again invite people to become a monthly sponsor for a child in the Wellington Orphanage which we have supported for almost 17 years. This regular monthly donation helps to provide the much needed food and medical care. It also provides a level of security for the leadership and staff as they look after the feeding of 185 children. We hope you will join us in this wonderful opportunity to bless the life of a young person

Thank you for your donations for Sierra Leone

Thank you to all who donated items for shipment to Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone. In addition to the things previously collected, Wellington Square United Church donated 4 boxes of used bibles which were picked up last week. We know that these will be put to good use by the residents and staff at the orphanage. The container shipped this past week and should arrive in Freetown in about 2 months.

Mud Slides in Sierra Leone

As you may have seen on the news, Freetown and surrounding areas have been hit by devastating mud slides and hundreds of people have been killed or are missing.  Ebe Marquardsen and his wife Jane from Burlington, who have supported the children of Wellington Orphanage for many years are also currently in Sierra Leone and have experienced the mud slides first hand. Christiana and Donald Kaley from Wellington Square also have family in Freetown who have been impacted by this latest disaster.  Please remember Christiana and Donald and their families in your prayers. The children at the main site of Wellington Orphanage are presently safe and have not been affected by the mud slides. However, the heavy rains have overwhelmed their septic system and sanitation concerns and risk of disease are current threats.  The roof of the building was already in poor repair and the heavy rains have caused additional damage and resulted in increased safety concerns due to exposure of water to electrical wires.  We are hoping to be able to assist with providing a new roof for the building  with funds previously raised for the orphanage.  The older boys are at the Wellington Ophanage in Freetown, They are safe for now, but very close to the devastation and will be in need of good and water  as well. It is a very devastating time in Sierra Leone. Many of the bodies were dismembered by the slide and many are not identifiable. The search for survivors is hampered, as the mud is like quick sand in some areas. There will be diseases and shortages of food and water in many places…………….we pray that God will move on the hearts of many to provide help.