August 11, 2007, was a historical day for Sierra Leone as it successfully held its first post-war presidential and parliamentary elections, fully organized, supported and conducted by the country’s National Electoral Commission (NEC). Shortly thereafter, on September 8, 2007, the NEC held a presidential run-off election in which Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the candidate of the All People’s Congress (APC), the lead opposition party, won with 55 percent of the votes. Merely hours after the announcement of Mr. Koroma’s victory, the outgoing President, Mr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah acknowledged defeat of his ruling party, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), and congratulated his successor. This peaceful transfer of power, through the ballot box, from one government to the next, constitutes a clear indicator of democratic development and sustainable peace in the West African nation.
The Jesus Is Lord Ministry is the most popular Born Again Church in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Church services can last for up to eight hours and on an average Sunday 2500 people attend. They come for support of the Lord Jesus in coping with hardships or when they suspect to be possessed by a demon or evil spirit. Sister Dora Dumbuya helps people to come under the power of God through prayers and singing and in deep trance will exorcise evil spirits.