Lahai Kargbo

In the aftermath of last week’s severe flooding in Sierra Leone, Lahai Kargbo, the director of Crossroads Sierra Leone, and his team of mentors brought much-needed supplies to two juvenile detention centers in the area, where many resources were destroyed in the floods.

The Crossroads Sierra Leone team provided food, water, toiletries, sweaters, slippers and medications for the Crossroads students and the other young men in the facilities, said Cynthia Williams, director of international ministries at Crossroads.

“On Saturday, they visited both facilities to distribute the items and were received with gratitude and thanksgiving, both from the young prisoners and from the corrections staff,” Williams said. “It was a great encouragement to our team in Sierra Leone as well as to the young boys being held in these facilities to know that we care about them and are willing to demonstrate the love of Christ practically in their time of need.”

The director of one of the facilities sent this message of thanks to Crossroads:

Lahai and a facility director

“On behalf of the [Kingtom] Remand Home, the inmates and staff of the Remand Home, we want to express our sincere gratitude to Crossroads Prison Ministries for their support of the Remand Home. We are so grateful for these items because we are really in need of them, especially the toiletries and the food, and also the slippers and sweaters for the kids of Remand Home. So, we are grateful and we really appreciate all of your efforts. They have been great for us.”

Please continue to be in prayer for the people in Sierra Leone who have been affected by these floods and the Crossroads team as they offer support.