Update from Kokeh Kotee of LEADLiberia

Thanks for your prayers & responsiveness.

Thanks to our brothers and sisters for joining with us in these proactive measures. As we stand against this unseen enemy, the message we keep hearing to share with others is prevention, prevention, prevention. Thank you for your courage and efforts to help us carry this message to our neighbors.

Pray for us to keep healthy during this critical time. May God help us to overcome this bleak period as we wait patiently for his deliverance.

As we are praying unto God and calling on you to help, we are aware that God is primarily our source and He is giving each of us the opportunity to participate in what He is doing in the lives of His people. This is always a humbling thought for me, to know that with or without me, God will still act. In this situation, God is looking for FAT (faithful, available and teachable) people to come alongside to serve others. We are grateful for your response to God in this time.

The latest reports

We continue to hear reports of places in our country that have seen almost hundreds of inhabitants died within a week. Medical workers on the front line are being infected every day. As a result, many healthcare workers are staying away from work for fear of losing their lives. If you get sick here of any other ailment, you hardly get attended to for fear of having the Ebola virus disease.

As it is, we feel like people on death row just waiting for our time to be called. A lot of friends we have known over the years have died and some are in treatment units as we speak. For our friends in treatment, the possibility of death is 90%. And, their family members bear weight too. All people they have interacted with are quarantined for 21 days to make sure they are not infected.

Indeed, it is better to prevent the virus than fight to cure a person who is infected with it. For a post-war country with a crippled economy, prevention is a better path to pursue. A greater percentage of our people have no health insurance, most of them rely on the assurance that God the Father will care for them in time of need.

And yet still…

We know that what is at stake is not the fear of Ebola outbreak. We are encouraging folks to hold fast to their faith even in the face of death. For us as Christians, death should be a graduation to glory whether it should come either at this time or somewhere on down the road. May we remain faithful in the victory of Jesus Christ that has overcome this world and continues to shine forth ever so brightly into our desperation.

Rich blessings as we worship our God on this day!