James wrote this week to share about how things are “on the ground.” He has many start-ups happening with meetings, training, tutorials and broadcasts in their continued efforts to push back Ebola.
Because of the ebola crisis all schools have been closed and so he has been training three young adults from our community and preparing them for holding tutorial classes. This week they are doing a community survey and registration of the children in our community.
Please pray for wisdom for him as they decide where and how to conduct these sessions. Ebola is a real concern and we do not want to spread it yet the children need things to encourage them and show them how they can help prevent Ebola.
Already Liberian children have been struggling with educational challenges. The ebola crisis is just one more step backward for them in their need for proper education and access to support services. The first tutorial is scheduled for November 3.
Also, this week they continue with radio broadcasting in first languages. Five minute Ebola Awareness messages are given in 7 languages, five days a week.
A well known couple came to the radio station to record a special message for the Bassa people. Bassa is a predominate language on the coast of Liberia and around Monrovia. This couple did a recorded program concerning abstinence and Ebola.
The reason abstinence is a concern is that Ebola can be spread by those who have recovered from Ebola for up to seven weeks through semen.
Next week will begin the first of four one-day sessions with churches that have responded to our invitation to pray. Using a CHE model and helping to network and support one another our prayers are to bring a greater unity and effectiveness among the churches and their efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola, reach out to the poor and needy in their communities and show God’s love in tangible and practical ways.
We are thankful to God for his answers to our prayers regarding the spread of Ebola. Numbers of cases are down, and we pray this will continue and we will not see a resurgence in the next two or three weeks.
We are also thankful for God’s protection and health for James and those he is working with.
We thank God for Provision of needed resources to help with our efforts in prevention and education.