The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.
Partnerships that began with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative in January are now making the response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis easier.
The Africa travel funds of up to $2,500 each — for airfare, lodging and food — are available to the first 20 applicants.
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.
In Oct. 7 letters to congregations and district presidents, Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares the church body’s plan to continue fighting the disease “for the long haul.”
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.
Seminary Professor John Pless explores the question: Should medical personnel expose themselves to a highly contagious and lethal disease in an effort to help?
The three grants totaling $51,175 will be used to help prevent new cases of the often-fatal virus in Guinea and Liberia.