The oldest independent republic, it was founded in the early 19th century for freed slaves from the USA. Employment is in subsistence farming, cash crops and iron ore. The country was recently destroyed by civil war.

Population: 4.3 million.
Language: English, plus local languages.
Main religions: traditional, Christian, Muslim.

Link man and correspondence team leader Stephen Sykes

CBM activities Annual visits are made when conditions allow.

Ecclesias Bangweh Town, Buchanan, Gbarnga, Jorpolue, Monrovia, Paynesville, River Cess, Rock Cess Town, Sanniquellie (about 170 members)