ebola

Liberian pastor spearheads project to aid Ebola victims

The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.

LMI partnerships ease Ebola response in West Africa

Partnerships that began with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative in January are now making the response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis easier.

Latest Ebola aid: travel scholarships for medical professionals

The Africa travel funds of up to $2,500 each — for airfare, lodging and food — are available to the first 20 applicants.

LCMS supports medical professionals in Ebola fight

ST. LOUIS, November 14, 2014—Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison announced today a new initiative to deliver aid to combat the spread of Ebola.

Synod pledges more aid to fight Ebola

In Oct. 7 letters to congregations and district presidents, Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares the church body’s plan to continue fighting the disease “for the long haul.”

Walking with our African partners to fight Ebola

As Ebola continues its deadly sweep across West Africa — the death toll rising to some 3,500 at this writing — the people of the LCMS continue to respond with prayer and support for our relief efforts.

Could superstition thwart Ebola’s eradication in Guinea?

In southeast Guinea, fearful villagers kill eight members of a disinfection and awareness team, including an evangelical church pastor.

Brantly donates blood to another doctor fighting Ebola

An American physician who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa has received a blood transfusion from Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly.

Recovered from Ebola, U.S. missionary discharged

Dr. Kent Brantly is discharged Aug. 21 from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital.

Commentary: Vocation in the face of an epidemic

Seminary Professor John Pless explores the question: Should medical personnel expose themselves to a highly contagious and lethal disease in an effort to help?

Is Ebola a curse from God?

As Western nations evacuate their citizens from West Africa’s growing Ebola outbreak, some Christian leaders say the virus is a curse from God.

LCMS OKs new grants to fight Ebola in Africa

The three grants totaling $51,175 will be used to help prevent new cases of the often-fatal virus in Guinea and Liberia.

Disaster Response ‘touches lives with Gospel of hope’

It may seem like devastating tragedies are never-ending, but there’s a light in the darkness: LCMS Disaster Response is there, “reaching out with caring and compassion in the name of Christ.”