Meet Fatmata James

As we enter the holiday season, we can’t help but think of the many things we are thankful for. We are thankful for a Lord that loves us unconditionally. We are thankful for the many blessings The Raining Season has experienced in the past year. We are grateful that travel resumed this year, and we were able to send two teams to our center in 2022. We also can’t forget about the incredible staff that shows up every day. Our staff loves our kids as their own. They meet our kids in their most vulnerable places, love them, care for them, and disciple them – and for that, we are thankful.


It is always an honor to share our staff with you. While we have welcomed many new staff members over the years, it is not uncommon for our staff to be with us long-term. This week we are sharing about a longtime staff member, Fatmata James.



Auntie Fatmata James has been a part of The Raining Season for eight years. She attended school up to senior secondary school and earned a certificate in catering. She is married and has three sons. Fatmata serves as the coordinator of the Baby Apartment. She is an amazing member of our staff, demonstrating love and patience to our littlest ones.


As the coordinator of the Baby Apartment, Auntie Fatmata helps train the other caregivers to ensure our kids are receiving the best care possible. She also communicates with our management to share needs and concerns and takes direction and information from them back to her team. Auntie Fatmata observes the children’s health status to share with our medical and leadership staff.


We are incredibly thankful for Auntie Fatmata’s commitment to The Raining Season. She enjoys working for TRS because regardless of circumstance, the kids are accepting of each other. We serve a wide range of children, including babies, young adults, and special needs children. They treat each other like brothers and sisters. Our big kids are loving and help care for the younger children. All of our children are kind and compassionate to the children in the Hope Apartment.

Like so many on our staff, Fatmata shares the vision of The Raining Season continuing to grow. She hopes that TRS can one day have its own building that allows us to meet our children’s needs and continue to serve others in Sierra Leone while introducing new projects.


Thank you, Auntie Fatmata, for being a part of The Raining Season community. You are dedicated, caring, and hardworking. Your commitment to The Raining Season and our youngest children is valued, and we are grateful for you.


Join us in continuing to pray for our caregivers and staff. We pray for the impact they have on our children in 2022 and beyond.


Many blessings,

The Raining Season