Hi! We are Charles and Ally Currie and we’re so thankful you’re taking the time to hear a little bit about us and the work we do! We’ve been married for four years (in April) and were living in Jackson, TN before we moved to Sierra Leone. We met doing YoungLife in college and was introduced by our mutual best friend! We’ve spent our time since graduating college in 2013 serving the youth in our community of Jackson. We were both employed separately and ran after school programs for at-risk and marginalised kids in our community! Charles also returned to get his Masters in Social Work and graduated in 2015.
Our passion for kids on the margins took us across the oceans when we traveled to meet our sponsored kids for the first time in June of 2016. After traveling to Freetown we fell in love with the people, the country and began to gain a vision for the work ahead. After a year of planning and dreaming we moved to Freetown in July of 2017.
We moved to Freetown to partner with The Raining Season to begin the Roots Project. We are passionate about seeing kids thrive in the communities in which they are planted, both domestically and abroad and we saw the opportunity to come along side the vision of Roots and join forces with TRS. Since moving we have been able to be apart of beginning the transitional home where we now serve as house parents.
Charles serves as the Roots Project director and continues to serve kids both in the transitional house and at the centre by helping them learn to thrive in their home country of Sierra Leone. Ally has taken over serving as the Travel Coordinator and in-country hosts for all mission teams as well as serving in the Roots house.
We are both grateful and humbled to be a small part of this work. We are thankful to the people who have come before us laying the ground work for this program and the local staff who have helped aide us in the building of Roots. We are excited to see the way to Lord continues to move and use and grow this program to ensure all of the kids we serve are able to thrive in family.