“We stand on the word of God.” These were the words Garnett, our National Director in Sierra Leone, shared as we talked through updates on the Ebola outbreak that will not let up. This is the message that they are giving the children at El Shaddai, VisionTrust’s partner Transitional Home, as they share the word of God in the midst of a challenging situation.
60 of these children have been taken in from the streets to be sheltered through the crisis. They may have a parent, but the parent is not around, leaving the children to take care of themselves. In the best of times life on the street for children is tragic, but with the risk of infection and the growing unease among the people, the danger to these children has escalated.
At El Shaddai, the kids are in a more controlled situation, with the ability to limit access and disinfect all that enter. The days have started to get long and the food needed to feed 60 extra children is running low. We hope that you will consider supporting their additional food needs as they try to hold onto the children they have sheltered in the midst of this crisis. Please continue to pray for an end to the Ebola outbreak.