In the United States, the fear of Ebola is rising. Humans have always exhibited one of two responses to fear: fight or flight. While most of us would definitely choose flight in the face of Ebola, Baptists in Liberia are choosing to fight.
The Baptist World Alliance is partnering with the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention to raise money to fight the Ebola epidemic at its source. These partners are attempting to raise $35,000 to provide food, sanitation and other materials to 100 pastors in 100 communities across Liberia. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the United States has contributed $5000 to this effort.
Ebola has claimed the lives of over 700 in Liberia and more than 1,900 in West Africa. The epidemic has forced the closing of schools and businesses. Loss of job income has forced people to abandon their homes and created an even larger disaster.
Education, medical support and help with food and shelter are needs that Christians are helping to meet. Liberian Baptists, with help from Baptists around the world, are bringing hope and healing to their neighbors and families.
To learn more about the Baptist Response to help in the fight, visit http://cbfblog.com/2014/10/30/cbf-encourages-financial-support-for-its-ebola-crisis-response/
If you would like to donate to the Baptist World Alliance partnership with Liberian Baptists visit http://www.bwanet.org/give
Love in Christ,
Greg Burriss, Pastor
Rocky River Baptist Church
Siler City, NC