The Cotton Tree
If you have ever traveled to visit our center in Sierra Leone chances are you've driven by the famous Cotton Tree. According to legend the Cotton Tree gained importance when a group of former slaves landed on the shoreline, walked up to the giant tree that sits just above the bay, and held a service of thanksgiving there, gathering to pray and sing hymns of thanks to God for their deliverance to a free land.
Today the Cotton Tree marks the center of Freetown, the nation's capital city, and remains a meeting place for many. We decided that we needed a meeting place just like this. A place to gather, to share information, to lift up prayers, and to find community. With that, welcome to the start of our weekly email updates. We'd love for you to meet us here.
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