Christmas and New Year gatherings have been banned by the government throughout Sierra Leone for fear the Ebola virus will spread to rural villages, as people go home to celebrate. The edict, which will be enforced by the army, means those who live in the capital, Freetown, will be barred from travelling to join their extended families. More than a quarter of the population of Sierra Leone is Christian. Last month the DEC launched an appeal to help fight the outbreak and at the time we spoke to Dr Sam Dunnett – GP who was studying at Redcliffe Bible College in Gloucester.
A few weeks ago she travelled to Sierra Leone to work with other GP’s in the Ebola ravaged country.
2 Corinthians 1:8 – 10
We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. 9 In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. 10 And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.