As a teenager in Sierra Leone, Paul Affiong’s faith journey began as he encountered the reality of a loving heavenly father and his searching culminated with a dream in which the Lord Jesus spoke to him saying, “I am the one true God, follow me.” Paul takes great inspiration from John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” Ask him, and he will tell you some courageous stories of supernatural provision and protection from the Lord.
He now serves as a Chaplain for hospitals in Freetown, a city of over 1 million, the largest in Sierra Leone. The city of Freetown was founded on March 11, 1792 by Lieutenant John Clarkson, Black Britons, and free people called the Nova Scotian Settlers, who were transported to Sierra Leone from the Americas. The city of Freetown was a haven for free-born and freed African American, Liberated African and Caribbean settlers; and their descendants are known as the Creole people.
Paul’s life journey has led him into chaplaincy service, where he helps those who are sick, injured, and in need of healing. With a vision to empower the Chaplaincy in Sierra Leone in partnership with Olive Branch International, Paul Affiong and OBI board member Jeff Davis (pictured below), are partnering to develop a business plan for a water purification and bottling enterprise. From this venture, funding will be generated to support Paul, his family, and eventually other chaplains. In addition, their local community will gain better access to clean drinking water, sold at fair prices and employing ethical business practices.
Please join OBI as we raise funds for this capital investment to purchase the equipment to operate a clean water business in Sierra Leone, Africa. The plan shows a rapid ramp-up to profitability and self-sustainability for this mission-through-business model.
OBI Board Member