Friday, August 15, 2014

Continued prayers, please!

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone despite the governments attempt to educate, raise awareness, and prohibit unnecessary travel.  The country is still in crisis.  As of 8/14/14 there have been 15 new confirmed cases reported per the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation.  The majority of new cases continues to be in the Kenema and Kailahun districts.  Kono, which is the district where Phebian's clinic is, has only one confirmed case of Ebola.

Phebian and Pastor Joshua are doing well.  Pastor Joshua stayed in Kono to oversee the clinic building process while Phebian went to Freetown to get a break and take care of some logistical things.  Phebian plans to return to Kono and does not feel threatened by Ebola at this time since Kono has been spared thus far from this horrible virus.  Our medical clinic building progress continues and is still on track to be completed by Jan 2015.

Pastor Joshua, in a recent email from 8/10/14, says, "We are doing fine in the name of The Lord.  We believe that your prayers are giving us the courage and power to function."

We need to keep praying for Phebian, Pastor Joshua, Sierra Leone, Jericho Road, other medical and ministry partners, the health personal who are risking their lives, those suffering from this terrible virus, the loved ones of those suffering, for a vaccine and medication development, and for education, isolation, and early treatment of Ebola in order to stop it's spread.

Despite the grim situation in Sierra Leone, we need to trust in God and in the peace that Jesus gives during times of trouble.  Jesus said in John 14:27, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

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