Albert was so in love, he agreed to come to his beloved’s church every week. The experience transformed him – so, in return, he transformed the church.
As paid-up romantics will tell you: when you meet ‘the one’, you just know. And Albert thought he had met the love of his life.
Fatama worshipped at a local church in Lunsar, Sierra Leone, and that intrigued him.
‘I saw her regularly attending and was really impressed by her commitment,’ remembers Albert.
‘I wasn’t even a churchgoer, and wouldn’t really call myself a Christian,’ he says.
In for a penny
However, love will find a way. ‘One day, I had the courage to approach her and tell her that I was interested in pursuing a relationship. She said, “Well, if you are interested in me, you will have to start coming to this church.”’
So, as good as his word, Albert started attending Good News Baptist Church every Sunday morning with her. However, just as importantly, he started attending a brand new meeting that took place every Wednesday night.
The church had embarked upon something called Church and Community Transformation (CCT).