"The King Bomboh Lahai and his retinue in the mission compound at Fouricariah." Group portrait of men in front of hut. . Rev. Toye served in Sierra Leone from 1911 to 1920, when he continued his work in India. Methodist Missionary work in West Africa had begun in 1811 with Coke's mission to Sierra Leone. A second station was opened on the River Gambia in 1821, and on the Gold Coast in 1834.