Greetings! this month, we are happy to celebrate 20 years of transforming the lives of vulnerable children and families with you! We are so grateful for your generous support - you are feeding families made vulnerable by COVID, providing essential protection equipment to Mercy Hospital, and so much more. Thank you for standing with the Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital through every hardship and victory. Your prayers, love, and generosity are changing the world, one child and family at a time.
Can't join us tomorrow? This is the first of four Trivia Nights, stay tuned for more information!
VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT
Let's have some fun! J oin friends, sponsors, and fellow travelers for a fun game of TRIVIA on Wed, July 22 at 6:30 PM. There is no charge to play, but everyone who makes a donation of $20 or more will be entered into a raffle to take place during the event (must be present to win.) The top two players will also win a prize! Register at the link below and invite your family and friends!

CRC provides food relief to families made vulnerable by COVID pandemic
Thanks to the support of our donors, including a very generous gift from the congregation of Floris UMC, the CRC was able to provide emergency food supplies to families that have been made even more vulnerable by the COVID pandemic. "Most parents have lost their source of income to support their homes," CRC Director Olivia Fonnie said. The CRC provided hundreds of needy families with rice, cooking oil, onions, and Maggi seasoning cubes, the staple foods for most lower income Sierra Leone families. 

Henry Kebbie, case manager and coordinator of SAC initiative, helped distribute emergency food to families in Bo and the villages served by the CRC.
CRC students had the honor of cutting the celebration cake. CRC staff, families, children, and alumni were joined by pastors and local dignitaries to celebrate the joyous occasion.
Twenty years ago, the Child Reintegration Centre was founded by Bishop John K. Yambasu and the United Methodist Church of Sierra Leone , with a mission to rescue children orphaned or abandoned due to the Sierra Leone civil war. All this month, the CRC is celebrating the hundreds of children and their families who have been lifted out of extreme poverty through the work of the CRC and its devoted staff.  

Bishop Yambasu, CRC Director Olivia Fonnie, the CRC staff, CRC children and their families, and other dignitaries gathered at the CRC to kick off the celebration. 

It's Christmas in July - time to start planning the Child Reintegration Centre's annual Christmas party!
Once again this year, the CRC is planning a wonderful, welcoming Christmas celebration for all the children and youth enrolled in a CRC program. There will be a delicious lunch, games, dance contest, and a Nativity play. For kids from Muslim families, this may the first time they have heard the gospel message. Each of the students will receive a small gift to take home and share with their families. Can you help make this year's Christmas party an unforgettable event for the CRC students? Donate below to share the joy of Christmas with vulnerable children.
NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS IN SIERRA LEONE
Bethel UMC donates COVID protection equipment to Mercy

HCW partner church Bethel UMC donated personal protective equipment and critical supplies to Mercy Hospital to protect against COVID and help in the event of a suspected patient. The church also generously provided funds to...

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Former street child rescued by the CRC shares his dream

​I am very grateful to God and all the sponsors for changing my life. My dream is to finish my school and complete university and help to remove other children from the streets. Thank you sponsors, and may God bless you all.

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Mercy Hospital staff trained to use patient database

Mercy Hospital Statistician Jusu Massaquoi held a training session with the staff of Mercy Hospital to further develop their skills using the patient information database.

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THE GOLF TOURNAMENT IS ON! Every year since 2001, we’ve held our epic golf tournament to support the  Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital  in Sierra Leone. This year, we hope to pass a cumulative  $1,000,000  raised for vulnerable children and families   with the best tournament ever!

NEW LOCATION:  This year, the tournament will be held at beautiful Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Virginia, centrally located and close to Routes 28 and 66. 

KEEPING OUR TRADITIONS:  We'll have a spirited team competition to win trophies, lively on-course games, great raffle prizes, and a bounteous banquet. 

YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT: We are working closely with the golf course to insure that everyone will have an enjoyable day.  

Whether you’re a veteran sponsor or this is your first time participating, the golf tournament promises to be a memorable day of fun and fellowship. 
2020 MISSION TRAVEL & VIRTUAL MISSIONS
At this time, travel to Sierra Leone is restricted, but in the meantime HCW is developing "virtual missions" so you can offer your skills without leaving the country. Possible opportunities:
  • Assisting with medical expertise and training
  • Virtual teacher or case manager collaboration
  • Data collection
If you are interested in learning more about virtual or in-country mission opportunities, please email  mission@helpingchildrenworldwide.org .
You can join a mission team or serve the Child Rescue Centre and Mercy Hospital virtually from the US. Learn more about HCW mission trips and opportunities for service .
Your light will break forth like the dawn

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

Isaiah 58:6-9
Learn how the Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital are transforming the lives of vulnerable children and families: www.helpingchildrenworldwide.org .
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