While Ebola does not seem to be capturing the same headlines, our children and their families remain in a large-scale crisis. We don’t view the situation as something going on across the world, but right next door. VisionTrust has many long-term colleagues from other mission agencies who have supported us through the years, including the physician recently transferred to a hospital in Nebraska. As we try to share the ongoing story of our partners and children, we wanted to share an excerpt from a close Liberian friend reflecting on the reality of their daily lives.
“At 6:14 am, I was awakened by a call from a friend to inform me that our mutual friend, with whom I had supper with on Friday, was tested positive for the Ebola virus on Monday. While the chance is remote that any of us might be at risk, because no one came in contact with any bodily fluid from him, we must face the reality that we came in contact with someone who has been tested positive for the virus. I reflect on the Lord’s words, ‘Let not your heart be troubled.'”
My friend goes on to share the need for intercessory prayer adding, “We need God to come to our aid and deliver us from this deadly disease. Our government cannot help us. We need an intervention from on High.”
In my ongoing communications with Liberians they are asking for prayer. Time and time again I hear, “Only God can stop this devastation.” I am asking you to take a minute to stop and pray.
Pray for our colleagues who are caring for the sick at ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa).
Pray for our children and their families that there will be a hedge of protection around them.
Pray that God will heal Liberia.
We pray and we give to help those who are courageously remaining on the front line to serve our children. The need is getting more desperate each day. Please help us by sponsoring one family in order to feed them for a month. For just $60 you will provide rice, other staples, and disinfectant supplies.