It is bittersweet as Charles and Ally Currie, along with their new daughter, Eleanor (Ella), leave Sierra Leone this week and began their long trek back to the United States. Arriving in late July of 2017, Charles and Ally have served The Raining Season for over two and a half years. During that time, Ally served as the travel coordinator, preparing, planning, and coordinating trips for our travelers. Charles has served as the Director of the Roots Project. Together, they have served as house parents since the Roots House opened in August of 2018.
Charles shared this about their experience, “We have gained many new friends and family during our time here and know that Sierra Leone will forever have a prominent place in the life of our family. Our relationships and work here has served to reinforce the reality that we all belong to a global community, which means that our well-being is interconnected with the well-being of others, even those in parts of the world that we’ve never seen. We now feel a greater obligation towards our brothers, sisters, and neighbors around the world.”
We are excited for the Curries as they begin a new season. They will resettle in Jackson, Tennessee. Charles hopes to begin his doctoral studies in social work within the next year. In the meantime, they plan to take their time settling in and adjusting to life back home. Although their time in Sierra Leone has come to an end, they will still very much continue to be involved with The Raining Season. Ally will continue to serve as the travel coordinator. Charles will also continue to be involved in the Roots Project. He is also planning to lead a team to Sierra Leone later this year. Regardless of their day to day involvement, they will at the very least continue to travel to Sierra Leone to visit their friends and family there.
Charles shared, “We are very grateful to TRS for allowing us the opportunity to serve here. We are also thankful to all those who have given, prayed, encouraged, and supported us during our time here. Lastly, we want to thank our colleagues, friends and the children of TRS. They welcomed and loved us dearly and were gracious to allow us to become one of their own.” Charles and Ally, thank you for your dedication to The Raining Season over the past two and a half years. We are thankful for the time you spent serving, loving, and discipling our children, staff, and the Freetown community. We are forever grateful for the impact you had during your time in Sierra Leone.
Join us in praying for Charles, Ally, and Ella. We pray for safe travels back to the U.S. We also pray for their transition from their family in-country to their life back in America and for their expanding family with the adoption of their daughter, Ella. We pray for them as they apply and interview for new jobs. Thank you, Charles and Ally. We wish you all the best as you enter this new season!
The Raining Season