Sisters Of Sierra Leone Celebrate Tenth Anniversary


Sisters of Sierra Leone celebrated their tenth anniversary at the Spring Valley United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. The commemoration coincided with the 47th independence anniversary celebrations of Sierra Leone's independence from Britain on April 27th, 1961.


The well organized event was graced by a mammoth attendance of Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone within the Dallas – Fort Worth metropolis, as well as guests from other neighboring communities. Upon arrival, attendees were treated to a welcome kit comprising a pocket notebook, pen and other memorabilia, as well as light refreshments at the end of the two hour program.


The ceremony started at 4pm prompt. After guests had been seated, the sisters themselves were ushered into the church service by the organization's current president, Mrs. Yvonne Deen who was flanked by flag bearers of U.S and Sierra Leone flags. The event was hosted by the very articulate Mrs. Florence Campbell (See Picture).    


President  -  Mrs Yvonne Deen


Newest member - Hawa Sesay


Hostess - Florence Wright


Sisters of Sierra Leone


Guest pastor was Dr. Corrie Kent. She delivered a sermon with accent on the mission of mankind in the fulfillment of God’s plan on earth. In her message, entitled, “women of strength”, she accentuated the importance of giving back to the community. The congregation broke into a resounding applause when she told them her husband had spent thousands of dollars helping our beloved nation, and that the organization will spend thousands more to help our war and poverty stricken nation.


Dr Corrie Kent, who has never been to Sierra Leone herself, told the audience that her presence was felt every time her husband has gone to the country to distribute gifts and donations. Doctors Corrie and Charles Kent presently reside in Texas, where they run a charity organization called Joseph Outreach Enterprise based in Texas.

Over the past five years, their charity organization has helped the people of Sierra Leone receive with clothes, books, shoes, medicines and other necessities. For more information about their outreach, please visit:


Drs. Corrie & Charles Kent

 Dr. Charles Kent

Mr. Gustave Coker - Guest


Sisters of Sierra Leone is a non-profit organization founded ten years ago by women with roots or ties to Sierra Leone residing in the Dallas Metropolis. The group was formed with the aim of helping displaced women and children in war-torn Sierra Leone.  The organization’s focus is dedicated to helping women and children who have been victims of amputations, rapes, emotional instability and child soldiering.


Since its founding, Sisters of Sierra Leone has demonstrated its commitment of empowering community leadership, and development by rendering medical help to the amputees, adopting and supporting displaced children, providing educational resources, clothing, and food. 


The group has partnered with organizations such as mercy ships, to help disabled and mobility impaired victims,  the University of Texas Arlington's "Books for Africa" program, and Daystar volunteers made up of nurses, doctors, pastors and friends of Sierra Leone  in to take their expertise every year to provide emotional, physical and medical help to the people of Sierra Leone.   


Major and long term goals of Sisters of Sierra Leone include the establishment of mobile clinics, micro-lending; housing for displaced women and children, women’s shelter, and continued sustenance to the maternity hospitals.


More information about Sisters of Sierra Leone can be accessed through their website: