Announcement

Ebola Outbreak Update

August 6, 2014

Over the last six months, ABWE’s health director and administrators have been vigilantly monitoring the Ebola outbreak affecting several West African countries. The outbreak first began in Guinea in March 2014 and has since spread to Liberia where ABWE has had missionaries faithfully sharing the gospel for more than 12 years. This Ebola outbreak is one of the most severe in recorded history, and ABWE recently made the decision to evacuate our entire Liberia team due to intensifying conditions in the region.

When faced with these types of decisions, ABWE works hard to guarantee the safety of our missionaries, while also maintaining good stewardship of the time and resources God has given us. As of August 5, 2014, there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in any other countries with ABWE missionaries, including Ghana, The Gambia, or Togo. Those workers are remaining on the field at this time, but ABWE and our medical leaders are continuing to review and update our crisis management plan to ensure our teams are ready to adapt as the situation develops.

Please join us in prayer for the people and missionaries facing this ongoing crisis and those affected by it. We continue to look to God for wisdom, as we trust in His provisions, protection and timing.

If you have any questions, please contact Ron Washer, ABWE Area Director for Africa, at rwasher@abwe.org.