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In a recent update, Jennifer shared a story about one of the girls in her community. She writes:

"'Orchera' means stranger in one of the Sierra Leonean languages. It is also the name of one of the Word Made Flesh youth. Like her name suggests, she has struggled to find a place of belonging, a place to call home. Orchera was born to a prostituted woman who abandoned her at a neighbour's house when she was eight months old and the whereabouts of her father is unknown. An old lady in the community had been raising her until recently when she was taken in by a Word Made Flesh staff and his wife. She has since been baptized and received a new name: Ruth."

Jennifer serves with Word Made Flesh. She mentors vulnerable children in the Kroo Bay area, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country. As an Advocacy member, Jennifer fights for the rights of those who are abused and exploited. She does this work through her role overseeing the Child Sponsorship Program and by leading and walking alongside a small group of teenage girls.

Stephen works with Global Scholars Canada as a professor in the Language Studies Department at the University of Sierra Leone. Passionate about discipleship, Stephen has started a Tuesday prayer meeting for the Christian faculty members, which seeks to explore what it looks like to work for Christ at a university.

Together they are seeking to make Christ known and draw people into relationship with Him. To learn more about who they are and what they do, visit Tenth Missionaries.

Stephen and Jennifer are extra precious to the Tenth community as Stephen served with excellence on the Missions Committee for years, and Jennifer has led our Alpha program and worked with our friends at Servants in the Downtown Eastside.