Discipleship Resources International
Sierra Leone Publishing Team
Sierra Leone Annual Conference
Bishop John K. Yambasu
Team Leader: Phileas Jusu
Publishing Coordinator: Beatrice Fofanah
Resources Produced/In Progress
From Julu Swen, covering the team’s first days in February 2017.
The first task of the 12-member team, led by Phileas Jusu and publishing coordinator Beatrice Fofanah, will be a quarterly newsletter. The team also plans to produce catechism booklets, daily devotionals and school curriculum books, as well as republish hymnals and liturgies in the Temne, Mende, Limba and Krio languages.
The desire of members to know what the church is doing is overwhelming, Jusu said, adding that, “the newsletter, which is our priority project, will make the people know and follow the activities of the church, no matter their distance from the church headquarters.”
“Our people need to know more about The United Methodist Church and how it operates,” he said.
Jusu, who also is director of communications for the Sierra Leone United Methodist Church and a contributor to United Methodist News Service, said the production of catechism booklets by the team will help pastors in teaching their members the values of Methodism.
The Sierra Leone team brings the total of United Methodist Church publishing teams established and supported by Discipleship Ministries through Discipleship Resources International to 15.