The Open Bible Church in Oldest Congo Town, a suburb of Monrovia has donated several assorted food items to the management of the ELWA hospital in Paynesville for Ebola patients at the treatment centers there.
Rev. Daniel G. Johnson presents crackers to ELWA supervisor Jackson G. Kai
On Wednesday, 3 September the church presented 16 sacks of mineral water, 4 boxes of cream cracker biscuits, and 5 boxes of energy juice for inmates at the hospital. The donation is in response to appeals made by some patients on live radio broadcasts for help.
The patients had complained of lack of food and other essentials needed while in the center, said the Rev. Pastor Daniel G. Johnson of the Open Bible Standard Church. He said as a church, it was necessary to do something to help contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which is taking away many lives in West Africa with Liberian leading the death tolls in the subregion.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Open Bible Standard Church, Pastor Johnson said the church was saddened by the effects of the virus on the Liberian people, and added that the donation was a manifestation of the church’s interest in working with humanity, especially helping Liberians in these difficult times.
“We are in this fight with you as our country struggling to kick out this nightmare that is taking the lives of our loved ones, family members and innocent children,” Pastor Johnson said, while assuring that the leadership of Open Bible Standard Church is committed to fighting the disease from many fronts.
For his part, the maintenance and logistics hygiene supervisor at the ELWA Hospital, Jackson G. Kai, expressed gratitude to the church for what he described as a meaningful contribution. He spoke of the difficulties being encountered by the hospital in gathering resources to cater to patients with the deadly Ebola disease.
Mr. Kai commended foreign partners for responding to the government’s request for assistance, which he said, will go a long way in helping those in need, especially individuals who have been quarantined as a result of Ebola, stressing, “They need more attention than ever before.”
“I want every church to make more donations to patients that are in the center, especially those churches that have air time on various radio stations, because the patients within the center are all giving up hope”, he pleaded.