Liberia and the Ebola outbreak
Village Ministries (now Vision Impact Liberia Society) published this poster in Liberia during the outbreak
When the international community teams and money arrived, their help and funds were immediately applied to the crisis of caring for the dying, but no money or manpower was given for prevention by education and hand washing kits for the 1.5 million people living in the villages of the interior of the country. The people of the interior needed to stop eating bush meat, specifically bats and monkeys, believed to be carrying the Ebola virus.
When county borders were closed Pastor Eric delivered bags of rice to these isolated villages. The reputation of Village Ministries spread, through the mostly Muslim villages of the Interior, to people who had never heard of this Christian ministry and we believe in this way God has prepared their hearts to allow us to return and show the Jesus Film or put down a well which has in the past led to an invitation for us to build a Christian church and share God’s Word on a regular basis. By God’s grace we will experience these new opportunities created by the Ebola Virus epidemic.