Ebola: The Struggle to Recover in Africa

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For The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone, it’s been a year in the “combat zone.” The unseen enemy is Ebola and the deadly virus has left a path of destruction that will require foresight, determination and faith to help revitalize this resilient nation.

In May of 2014, a team of representatives from United Methodist Communications and the United Methodist Committee on Relief were on location when Ebola first entered Sierra Leone. It was the third African nation to succumb to the deadly virus and it was the hardest hit.

In early 2015, a team returned to Sierra Leone to ask the question, “How will United Methodists be called upon to help rebuild West Africa?”


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