The Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention Inc. in partnership with the Bethel Delaney Baptist Church in Suehn Mecca District, Bomi County has donated rice and school materials to Ebola orphans in the district.
Making the donation, the pastor of the Bethel Delaney Baptist Church Rev. Jallah K. Anthony, said during the Ebola period, many parents in the community lost their lives, leaving their children behind, and so it is the churches own way of helping those Ebola orphans.
e said during the Ebola period, district #3 was badly hit by the virus, and when the missionary heard of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia they were very concern of the people of that district, and they made some contracts and was able to send $25,000 USD to buy some items for the people of Liberia. He said after the outbreak able to make get in contract with the missionary and told them that they were some children that lost their parent during the Ebola period and needed help and so they sent those items to help the orphans.
One of the orphans, 16-year-old Alice Falley of the 11th grade attending the Sass Town Public school, said since the death of her father, things have not been well with them, because her mother alone cannot do it all.
She recalled many nights they went to bed hungry and slept with only water in their stomach, but by the grace of God, they are living. She said the most blessing thing is that since the death of their father, the family hasn’t suffered sickness, and thanked the church for coming to their aid, asking God to always touch their heart to do more for them, and called on other organizations to come to their aid.
Another victim Fatu Swaray, mother of 13 children, said her husband and children got affected by the virus, but as God could have it, she and the 13 children survived from the virus; only her husband died.
She said since the death of her husband, things have not been easy in caring for all of the 13 children so she thanked the church for the rice and books donated, adding the items came just in time because they did not have anything food in the house to eat.
Each Ebola orphan received half bag of rice, two dozens of copybooks, one pack of pencil, and other school materials packaged in book bags.
By Bridgett Milton-Edited by Jonathan Browne