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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (BP)–Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board officials in Richmond, Va., received word Sunday, June 1, that two missionary couples arrived in the West African port city of Conakry, Guinea, after evacuating from Freetown, Sierra Leone. The mission workers are Ron and Sharon Hill of Albuquerque, N.M., and Felix and Dene Greer of Jackson, Miss. The Hills are permanently assigned to work in Sierra Leone, while the Greers were most recently assigned to Liberia, working outside Freetown until they could get back into Liberia. It was the Greers’ fourth such evacuation during their missionary career. The four will fly Wednesday, June 4, to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where Foreign Mission Board administrative offices for West Africa are located. They will remain there for an undetermined period of time. “God’s hand was on us step by step,” said Ron Hill of the evacuation. “There was never a sense of panic. Things came together as if it were a puzzle.”