Welcome to Sillah – our new country coordinator for Sierra Leone
Written by Alex Bjergbæk Klausen
More than a year ago we started the conversations about having a person employed in Sierra Leone, – someone who would be directly connected to the Anglican Diocese of Freetown. The purpose was to strengthen our own presence in the country and especially in Freetown area, where our activity level will increase significantly when we begin the construction of Mount Zion. It was a very long process before we had our candidates, and after interviews and health checks the diocese together with Relay Trust decided that Mr. Abdul Rahim Sillah would be the preferred choice. We are very pleased to welcome Sillah as part of our team. We know that he will play a key role as we extend our mission in Sierra Leone and beyond. I asked Sillah to briefly introduce himself:
“I am experienced in Procurement and Administrative duties. As a candidate for Christ’s mission, I assist the Parish-Priest in my parish in spiritual matters and serve the church to achieve its Kingdom mission.
I am married to Emma and we are blessed with four (4) lovely children with the youngest called baby Samuel, who is just a few weeks old. I live with my family in the western part of Freetown.
I joined the Relay Trust mission in February 2020, and I am employed as the PA and Coordinator for Relay Trust in Sierra Leone being a direct link to process and handle all mission matters. With my experience in administration and church activities I am ready to implement and improve on ideas that will take the mission of Relay Trust to a new level in serving challenged churches and institutions in Sierra Leone and Africa as a whole.
In complementing the church mission, working with Relay Trust, I also serve the Bishop and assist the Anglican Diocese of Freetown in all related assignments and development activities.”