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The New Dawn LiberiaA prelate of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC) has applauded churches in Liberia for their tremendous efforts thus far in buttressing the government’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

Rev. William R. Slocum said role played by churches in the ongoing fight is very significant and could not be over emphasized.

Speaking recently when the LBMEC embarked on a nationwide donation to churches, mosques, hospitals and other vulnerable groups in the country, Rev. Slocum said churches of Liberia are not only praying for God to eradicate the virus out the country, but they are also providing food and bringing mental relief to families.

He said no government can easily survive without the church, adding that government will come and go, but the church still remains.

Meanwhile, items donated by the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention  in Margibi County include several 25kg bags of rice, cholera and other detergents.

The C.H. Rennie Hospital, which is the only government referral hospital in Margibi, is one of the beneficiaries as well as churches and mosques in the county. The Baptist prelate has put the total cost of the donation at about US$20,000.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the C. H. Rennie Hospital, an administrator of the hospital Mr. Raymond Cassel, thanked the LBMEC and assured that the items will be used for the intended purpose.

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