The Lord’s work has continued to prosper, particularly in the forest region, where a programme of sustained preaching activity in villages close to N’Zerekore has borne much fruit with 23 baptisms. These happily coincided with a visit from UK during the first quarter of the year. Since then, an important local initiative has led to the formation of a preaching team, set up on the back of a training programme to enable younger members to be involved and take responsibility for the work. Some elderly members, who have lived for many years in the refugee camp at Laine, have now returned to Liberia, and we pray that they will have taken the gospel back home with them. The news from Guinea’s capital, Conakry is less positive. This area has faced much unrest during the year due to acrimonious presidential elections and subsequent violence. Members have feared for their safety, and regular meetings near to the capital, have not always been possible.