Sierra Leone (CAM) — [EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an article posted directly from Christian Aid Mission’s Prayerline Daily page. Click here to learn more about how this ministry is assisting indigenous missionaries around the world.]
Authorities recently lifted a ban so native missionaries could travel and minister freely in this disease-ravaged country. There is more to do than anyone could imagine.
“We cannot turn a blind eye,” a native mission leader said. “Many children have become orphans as a result of the Ebola invasion into Sierra Leone.”
The good news is that native missionaries now can travel openly to areas of desperate need.
“We are planning a way forward and prayerfully anticipate how God will strengthen and support us as we care for people in the post-Ebola period,” the leader said. “There is so much need among survivors, especially for the orphans and widows.”
Who will hold them and care for their basic needs?
The ministry hopes to build an orphanage for 50 to 60 Ebola orphans; they want to support Ebola widows through income-generating agricultural projects.
Native missionaries are committed to doing everything they can to bring hope and help to devastated lives. They go without fear of disease; they go in the power of the love of God. And when they arrive, the gospel rushes in like a flood to drive back hopelessness, loss, pain, and depression.
Pray for healing for this country. Pray that native missionaries would find doors open for the gospel to reach the 14 people groups who have not yet heard the message of salvation through Christ. Pray for the gospel to go forth in power to heal and save the sick and the lost in this 59.7% Muslim country, which has just 3.5% professing evangelical Christians.
Pray that Ebola survivors would find comfort in the Lord.
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