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  • Grants help Liberian schools to re-open

    March 10 2015 by Candice Lee, WMU Foundation | with 0 comments
    Grants help Liberian schools to re-open

    A total of $44,000 in grants assisted in re-opening Liberian schools Feb. 16 that had been closed for seven months. National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) and the WMU Foundation made the grants from the Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow Fund to provide assistance as Liberia recovers from the Ebola crisis. 

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  • Ebola fears persist, yet churches keep reaching

    January 8 2015 by Paige Ryder, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Ebola fears persist, yet churches keep reaching

    Ebola has struck fear in many Americans considering mission trips to the continent of Africa within the last few months. Many churches are cancelling trips, even to countries not affected by the disease, Southern Baptist mission workers report. Only a few congregations continue to push forward with sharing the gospel there.

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  • ‘Ebola fighters’: TIME’s Person of the Year

    December 11 2014 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    ‘Ebola fighters’: TIME’s Person of the Year

    “The Ebola Fighters,” many of whom were motivated by their Christian faith to risk their lives in battling the deadly disease in West Africa, have been named TIME’s “Person of the Year,” the magazine announced Dec. 10. Kent Brantly was one of several medical workers featured on a TIME Magazine cover…

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  • Help Ebola victims, Baptist pastor urges

    October 14 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Help Ebola victims, Baptist pastor urges

    Southern Baptists should respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with the same urgency expended during natural disasters at home and abroad, James Graham, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Herndon, Va., a multi-ethnic 2,800-member Southern Baptist congregation with immigrants from about 25 countries.

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  • Ebola sorrow, prayer voiced in Dallas

    October 10 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ebola sorrow, prayer voiced in Dallas

    A prayer vigil for the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S., was held Wednesday at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, where Duncan’s fiancé is a member. Joining pastor George Mason were about 200 people, including representatives of the 10,000 Liberian nationals who live in Dallas…

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  • U.S. Ebola patient dies in Dallas hospital

    October 9 2014 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments

    The first person diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil died on Oct. 8. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, died at 7:51 a.m. CDT, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital reported. Duncan contracted the virus in Monrovia, Liberia, where he lived, days before flying to Dallas and developing signs of the disease.

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  • Ebola kills 6 in Baptist woman’s family

    October 6 2014 by Diana Chandler, BGR/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ebola kills 6 in Baptist woman’s family

    A Southern Baptist who emigrated from Liberia has lost six family members to the West African Ebola outbreak, she told Baptist Press. Medication, food and prayer, she says, are most needed to stem the epidemic. She encouraged Southern Baptists to pray and fast for the control of the virus.

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  • How Brantly survived Ebola: medical care and prayer

    August 22 2014 by Liz Szabo, USA Today/RNS | with 0 comments
    How Brantly survived Ebola: medical care and prayer

    Kent Brantly was discharged from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital Aug. 21, and an American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, was discharged Aug. 19. Brantly and Writebol, a volunteer with SIM USA, were flown to Emory from West Africa in early August and were treated in the hospital’s specialized unit.

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  • Ebola missionary points to faith in Christ after release

    August 22 2014 by Baptist Press/LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Ebola missionary points to faith in Christ after release

    Kent Brantly and Nancy Writbol were recently released from from an Atlanta hospital. Ed Stetzer, vice president of LifeWay Research, interviewed both sons about their mother’s ordeal and how her Christian faith has played a role in her recovery.

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  • Liberian missionaries during Ebola outbreak arrive in U.S.

    August 11 2014 by Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Liberian missionaries during Ebola outbreak arrive in U.S.

    Three SIM missionaries serving in Liberia during the recent Ebola virus outbreak returned to the United States late Sunday night. They flew into Charlotte-Douglas International Airport by private charter and arrived at 10:16 p.m.

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  • Christian worker shares report on ‘invisible war’ with Ebola

    August 4 2014 by Charles Braddix, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian worker shares report on ‘invisible war’ with Ebola

    While the International Mission Board has issued a statement indicating all its personnel in Ebola-stricken West Africa are safe, a Christian worker on the ground released a first-person account of her thoughts on “the invisible war” with the deadly Ebola virus.

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  • Ebola outbreak triggers confusion & concern

    July 30 2014 by Paige Ryder and Evelyn Adamson, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ebola outbreak triggers confusion & concern

    With 964 total victims and 603 confirmed deaths, the Ebola virus continues to surge through the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The outbreak originated in Guinea and has rapidly spread in Sierra Leone and Liberia, triggering concern and fear.

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