The plea for the world’s attention and resources continues as world health authorities continue to try to get ahead of the crisis in West Africa. Move between the websites of UNICEF, the WHO, CNN and the BBC (just to name a few) and the banner is consistently focused upon Ebola. As fast as treatment centers open, they are filled to capacity. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the situation just tracking information for our West African countries.
Sadly the news is not improving, the outbreak continues to escalate and we are looking at the potential of thousands of orphans and many more infected people. In the midst of the crisis, we are thankful that as of the 26th of September we have had no infected children or staff in West Africa.
The more we hear from our Liberian Director Robert on the ground, the more amazed I am in his ability to lead in the midst of such a large scale crisis. Despite a decreasing food supply and a truck that is becoming very unreliable, he is keeping the food moving to our VisionTrust children and their families.
Robert wanted me to share that they are so very thankful for the support and the hope so many of you have given. He also asked that we pray:
- Pray for the nation.
- Pray for those who are dying in their homes.
- Pray that God will send people to help with the fight.
- Praise for the financial and prayer support that they are getting from the VisionTrust family.
As we sang our final song at church on Sunday we sang of the power of the Great I Am. I found myself using the song as my prayer and my testament to God’s sovereignty in the midst of the crisis.
The mountains shake before Him, the demons run and flee, at the mention of the name, King of Majesty. There is no power in hell, or any who can stand, before the power and the presence of the Great I Am!
We pray that God will be glorified in our response and that He will bring His mighty power to stop the outbreak. We ask that you pray and would continue to give. We have more than 2,000 children and their families getting more desperate by the day. We’ve raised more than $20,000 to date, and have spent more than $10,000 to get the food distribution up and moving, keeping our children and their families in both Liberia and Sierra Leone fed and with disinfectant supplies. We have a long way to go and estimate that we will need more than $30,000 a month to support our families each month for months to come. We need your help!