In 2001, Galilee joined a partnership of churches to support the Child Reintegration Centre (CRC) in Bo, Sierra Leone, Africa. The CRC started as a home for children orphaned during Sierra Leone’s long civil war. As time passed, the need to provide medical care in Bo became evident. Mercy Hospital opened its doors in 2007, adjacent to the CRC. Mercy Hospital cares for nearly 1,000 children and adults each month, regardless of their ability to pay. Mercy also provides community-based outreach programs to over 10,000 patients each year, with a special focus on malaria, prenatal and infant care, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS.
Since its beginning, the Child Reintegration Centre has offered life-changing programs to hundreds of children who struggle to survive in desperate situations of poverty and neglect in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world. Today, the Child Reintegration Centre continues to identify children and families who are extremely vulnerable, and partners with in-country organizations to help them break free from the cycle of generational poverty and illiteracy.
Galilee continues to support the CRC and Mercy Hospital financially through sponsorship of families and regular donations and sends volunteers to aid in the work of this mission in responding to the needs of the people of Sierra Leone.
For information on sponsoring a family through the CRC “Family Empowerment Program” please click here.
You can donate to the hospital or the CRC any time by noting “Mercy Hospital” or “CRC” in the notes field of your check or online donation.
For more information on the CRC and Mercy hospital, visit the website of our partners in ministry, Helping Children Worldwide.
Mission Teams to Sierra Leone
Each year, Helping Children Worldwide sends mission teams from the US to support the hardworking and dedicated staff of the Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone. A mission trip is a wonderful opportunity to serve alongside the people who help vulnerable children and families, and is an opportunity to see how you can advance God’s kingdom in Sierra Leone while you are there and when you return.
Information about upcoming mission team travel dates can be found here.