OIM executive director encourages missionaries; LCMS funds grants for coronavirus awareness.
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.
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.
In southeast Guinea, fearful villagers kill eight members of a disinfection and awareness team, including an evangelical church pastor.
The three grants totaling $51,175 will be used to help prevent new cases of the often-fatal virus in Guinea and Liberia.