Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Psalm 107:19-20
Caring. Hope. Compassion. Love.
That’s what Samaritan’s Purse brought to the people of West Africa before Ebola struck … during the crisis … and in the aftermath.
And at the center of it all is Christ’s love. In an article on the Samaritan’s Purse website, the ministry’s leadership development program is highlighted.
“Samaritan’s Purse began working with Ebola survivors in Liberia in several capacities—through clinics, vocational training, support groups, and other programs. One of these programs is called Leadership Development and Trauma Counseling. One reason Ebola spread in rural communities was because of the lack of leadership. Along with counseling those who experienced suffering and loss, the program aims to develop leadership capacity in rural communities. …
“Samaritan’s Purse is already seeing change in the communities where leaders are being trained. Tanneh, who is a women’s leader in her community, said the classes have encouraged her to lead a community cleanup day. She has also been encouraging her sick neighbors to go to the hospital and pregnant mothers to seek prenatal treatment.”
The healing continues in Liberia.
See the story of how Samaritan’s Purse served the needs of the Liberians amidst the Ebola epidemic in the inspiring new documentary FACING DARKNESS, in theaters Thursday, March 30 only.
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