Praises for Ebola Survivors

By Daniel Johnson–

At the Good News Church of the Nazarene in Monrovia, one member contracted the Ebola Virus Disease and several others were quarantined.

Mrs. Betty Bonner, a member of the Good News Church of the Nazarene was discharged from the Island Hospital ETU, where she tested positive for the deadly Ebola viral disease and subsequently treated; her husband and children were quarantined for 21 days.

We are thankful to God that Mrs. Bonner is a survivor of Ebola, and her children and husband went through the 21 days of observation with none of them contracting the virus. The Bonner family reunited with the Good News Church of the Nazarene family in Monrovia on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Sando Welloh contracted the Ebola virus and died a few days later. While she was sick she was cared for by her mother, Frances Welloh (a Nazarene); after the death of her daughter, she was quarantined for 21 days. We praise the Lord that Frances did not contract the Ebola virus as well.

Bro. Gabriel Swen (a Nazarene) took care of a sick person in his community, who later was confirmed dead of the Ebola virus. Brother Gabriel, like the others went through the period of 21 days of observation; and as the Lord would have it, he remained Ebola free.

To God be the glory for great and marvelous things He has done for His people and His church.

Responding to Ebola

Standing together as a global church.

For months, the Church of the Nazarene has been responding to the needs of sisters and brothers in West Africa who have been affected by the Ebola virus. The global church is continuing to partner with local churches to bring critically needed supplies, educational materials, and a compassionate presence to those in need. Today we ask that you join us as we pray, fast, and give.

Will you watch and share this video and encourage your church, small group, and friends to join us in supporting our global church during this time of great need?

 

To download the video, prayer guides, and fasting resources, or to give financially visit NCM.org/EbolaRelief.

Thank you for joining us as we stand together as a global church. 

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Hygiene Response


“On October 5, 2015 the Liberia, Monrovia District distributed hygiene supplies, including 3 small boxes of soap and 30 tap -buckets to local congregations in Monrovia and its environs. The distribution exercise took place at the Grace Chapel Church of the Nazarene in New Kru Town, Bushrod Island on the out sketch of Monrovia the capital.”
Submitted by Rev. Daniel Johnson. Liberia Country Coordinator

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Tap Buckets for Community


Tap Buckets Tap Into Sense of Community Well-being
By Monica Carr and Vidal Cole

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in West Africa has partnered with local leaders to provide valuable tap buckets to many churches in Sierra Leone.  Five areas: Lumley, Central City, Kissy, Waterloo and Segbwema received a total of 60 tap buckets.

At each location, the pastor/leader gathered with the people in the community, including church and local leaders, to discuss Ebola prevention strategies.  At the end of the health training session, the Church of the Nazarene gifted the tap buckets to the entire community so that everyone could use them to wash their hands.  Additionally, a church member was assigned to care for the bucket and keep it ready for daily use.

The gift of tap buckets has been a great blessing. Country coordinator Rev. Vidal Cole has received various testimonies.  One pastor shared, “We now have extra confidence to minister among the people and they really know we care about them.” A pastor from Kissy describes the sense of community and well being the tap bucket provides.

Every morning when the church fills its bucket with chlorinated water . . .everyone in the community is welcomed and encouraged to wash their hands as they pass by. This has brought much joy to the people in the community; it is a way of ministering to them and letting them know that the church cares not only for their spiritual life but for their health also . . . the church has made it’s presence felt and the people are very much encouraged.

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