For the past few weeks, the word “Ebola” has permeated our vocabulary. This deadly disease has already taken thousands of lives in West Africa, and without assistance, many more will suffer. We rejoice that the life of Dr. Kent Brantly, a Christian who was working in Liberia, has been spared and we are convicted by his request: “Continue to pray for Liberia and the people of West Africa, and encourage those in positions of leadership and influence to do everything possible to bring this Ebola outbreak to an end.”
Ebola is becoming an ongoing crisis in western Africa. The Center for Disease Control states, “The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa.” Medical workers are struggling to keep up with consistently growing patient needs. Healing Hands International is staged to send some of the desperately needed medical supplies to the area and we need your help. Although there are several countries infected with the Ebola virus, our strongest contacts are in Liberia, hence the decision to send supplies there.
Assisted by the church in Sanniquellie, Liberia, we will be distributing supplies to the city’s local hospital. Healing Hands will send a container including surgical gowns, gloves, face masks, sharps containers, and other personal protection supplies. Your support means that medical workers will have the tools necessary to treat the increasing number of Ebola patients. As always, your gifts will also open the door to sharing the gospel with those in need.
We urge you to join us in prayer for God’s intervention in this dire situation and we also ask you to consider a gift to provide medical supplies in Liberia during this time.
’For I will restore you to health And I will heal you of your wounds,’ declares the LORD.