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VIrginia UM Conference Collaboration

The Virginia UM Conference has been involved with the Child Rescue Center in Bo.

In 2006, Mercy Hospital was opened, adjacent to the Child Rescue Center. In 2009, the Sierra Leone Annual UMC Conference asked that Manjama be under the administration of the Virginia UMC Conference/Africa Partnership without assuming any financial responsibilities for Manjama. This arrangement is still in effect.

The Missionary Training Center (MTC) was built near the Child Rescue Center and Mercy Hospital to provide housing for VIM Teams and short term volunteers.

The Virginia UM Conference sends VIM Teams regularly, usually 3-4 times a year.