After being closed seven years during Liberia's civil war, the campus of Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary has reopened with 95 students enrolled.

The seminary, which began operations in 1976, trains Liberian Baptist leaders to evangelize and plant churches throughout the West African nation.

Although the campus closed in 1990, students met in down town Monrovia between 1993 and 1996.

After the civil war, evangelicals in Liberia helped restore order, and church leaders have assisted the process of rebuilding the country's war-torn cities (CT, Dec. 7, 1998, p. 24). But stability is by no means assured. In March, the U.S. State Department warned Americans not to travel to Liberia because of rebel activity on the Sierra Leone border.

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