image Ebola’s Touch

In addition to these two young men, we have Christian Zigbou living and working in Liberia. He too has personal stories of loss and suffering. Our prayers and love are with them all.

"Stretch Out Your Hand"

It seems like every morning I listen to my NPR podcast, there’s a new conflict or tragedy somewhere in the world. Generally, these conflicts feel so remote, so distant. Even Ferguson, just over two hours away, felt half a world away from the quiet town of Fayette. Needless to say, even from my quiet town, the deadly Ebola outbreak is terrifying. Human beings are dying so fast they’re becoming faceless numbers. It seems like even though the whole world knows, and stopping the spread of Ebola is indeed possible (shout-out to Akbar), nothing is changing. And yet, for two of my friends and Global Mission Fellows, JR Wuo and John Yambasu, this disease is not faceless. For them, it’s up close and personal, and the fact that change is possible–but isn’t actually happening–is just rubbing salt in the wound. JR and John, this post is dedicated to you.

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I am a young adult missionary for the General Board of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church, and will be serving Youth to Jesus in L'viv, Ukraine from September 2012 - February 2014. I will return to the US for an additional 17 month placement in February 2014. I'm excited for this awesome journey!

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