The Sierra Leone Mission Area emerged as the result of a vision that God gave to Mohamed and Safiatu Braima (originally from that country). In the early 1980s, the BWM had explored the possibility of ministry in Sierra Leone, but discovered that many other churches were already ministering and growing in the area. In the 1990s, after ten years of tragic war, that situation changed drastically. Refugees returned to their homeland to discover that church buildings had been destroyed and mission agencies had been forced to leave.  The Braimas, who had been living in North Carolina for the past 30 years, had come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and had joined the membership of Little Church on the Lane in Charlotte, knew that the time was right to live out the vision that God had given them for their country. With support from Little Church on the Lane, a library, a mission house, a church building and, later, a high school were built in the town of Luawa Yiehun in the Ngehun district of eastern Sierra Leone.

In 2010, the Unity Board designated Sierra Leone as a Mission Area under the supervision of the Southern Province through the Board of World Mission. A covenant was signed which brought together the BWM, the Southern Province, Little Church on the Lane, the Braimas, and the LYCC (Luawa Yiehun Community Church) in a ministry partnership.

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