You are just a child, with several siblings. All around your village, people have died, and now both of your parents are dead too. The only home you have ever known has been destroyed, all of your belongings burned. And, you are shunned by the only people who could have helped you. Disease, fear, stigma, lack of education and hunger--gnawing, painful hunger-- have pushed you to the brink of survival.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9
There are no jobs. There is no food, for crops did not get planted, and imported food was embargoed. You know your only hope of another life is education, but how? Many schools have closed, and where is the money for school fees, uniforms, and transportation?
"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” I John 3:7-18
For months many were asking, "What about the Ebola orphans?" "What can be done?" But now, months later, the need is as bad as ever, and yet.....silence. Where is God? Where are His people, and His church? Does He really care? Does He really love me?
“Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.” Psalm 82:3
Only the power of the Gospel of Christ can change hearts and lives, but He uses His family to share the Gospel, and help provided for these dear ones in seemingly hopeless, helpless situations. At EMAUSA, we cannot sit idly by, in our comfortable homes, our tables groaning with food, with our jobs and education, and not do what God has commanded us to do. We are partnering with Feed My Starving Children to provide 720,000 meals two or three times a year. We are providing 455 scholarships to students attending Christian schools who would otherwise not have an education. And we are partnering with Seeds Program International to provide tested seeds to feed families and provide an income stream.
“For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.” Psalm 72:12-13
Can you sit by and carelessly lament the plight of these Liberian Ebola survivors? Or will you follow the many commands of God to be the hands and feet of Jesus? A carton of 1400 seed packets costs $350. A year scholarship is approximately $300. A meal costs less than 5 cents. Every gift, large or small goes to these Liberians needing assistance. You can send a check to EMAUSA, P.O. Box 1, Warrenville, IL 60555 or use the "Donate" button to donate via PayPal. May God richly bless you as you partner with us.
“Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor..” Proverbs 22:9
In the photo: Solomon King Jr. is a survivor who attends Moses Paye’s church. His parents died of Ebola, and he watched his sister die of Ebola in the ETU. Tommy(5) last attended K-2and is Solomon's son. Teddy (14), was last in 3rd grade. Faith (16) last attended 4th grade. Teddy and Faith are nephews. They all live in the same house. It is much harder to find work when you are a survivor because of the stigma associated with survivors.