Missionaries serving in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission report that Makeni will have full-time missionaries assigned for the first time beginning next missionary transfer. Furthermore, mission leaders taught, interviewed, and baptized the first 11 converts in the Makeni Group and report that the group will soon become the first branch in this city of over 100,000. Currently there are approximately 70 people attending group meetings, including 50 members who were baptized in other cities that have relocated to Makeni. Additional cities may open to missionary work in Sierra Leone within the next few months as more than 60 new missionaries will arrive before the end of the year. Missionaries also indicate the districts in Freetown East and Bo will likely become stakes in the near future.
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