The Ebola pandemic in West Africa has reached crisis proportions, with Liberia at its epicenter. Recently, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention projected in a worse case scenario that 1.4 million people could be infected with the disease by January. We pray that this will not happen. The international community has finally begun to mount a meaningful response to the crisis. But while the national media has focused on Ebola itself, very little coverage has been devoted to the daily plight of the average Liberian.
We have been in close contact with the management team at ELWA and the situation in Liberia is dire. The Ebola crisis has brought the country's fragile economy to a standstill.
Jobs have dried up and very few people are working. Children are no longer attending school. People are dying in their homes of treatable illnesses, as health care workers attend to Ebola patients. Food and commodity prices rose between 30% and 75% from April to September. The anxiety and confusion among the Liberian people are intense and constant.
Proverbs 17:17 says, "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity". ELWA Ministries Association USA is making this appeal on behalf of our Liberian friends on the ELWA campus and beyond. Your donation will purchase food, water, and medical supplies, and will help to meet the growing demands on ELWA facilities necessitated by the Ebola crisis. Our friends need our help, and we must help them.
Please prayerfully consider a gift during this critical time for the Liberian people. Make your check payable to ELWA Ministries Association USA and send it in the enclosed envelope. Write "Ebola" in the memo line. Or donate through our website below. If you are unable to help financially, please pray for God's intervention to resolve this devastating crisis. May God bless you.
Serving together in mission,
The ELWA Ministries Board of Directors
Clip Kniffin Judy Koci Nancy Molenhouse Perry Moore Tom Odishoo Dan Snyder Bill & Betty Thompson Les Unruh