Alliance Church Leader among Ebola Team Members Killed in Guinea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rev. Moise Mamy and seven others in an Ebola education delegation were killed by villagers in southern Guinea on September 16 or 17, 2014. Government officials and news reporters were among those who died. Mamy was a member of the Eau de Vie (Water of Life) Ebola awareness team, a ministry of Compassion and Mercy Associates (CAMA), the relief and development arm of The Christian and Missionary Alliance  (The Alliance).

Mamy was a fervent evangelist and district superintendent of the Alliance church among the Mano, the people group of his ethnic origin. He was also the executive secretary of Eau de Vie and cofounder of Hope Clinic, a CAMA-initiated medical and surgical facility that provides treatment for villagers in southern Guinea who otherwise would have no access to medical care.

“Many places accepted [the awareness team’s] teaching,” wrote Jon Erickson, an CAMA international worker and close friend of Mamy, with whom he cofounded Hope Clinic, ” but some villagers had heard a rumor that the [bleach they were distributing], which kills the Ebola virus, was actually the virus itself.” In the ensuing chaos, the team members were attacked and killed. The BBC reports that the bodies were recovered from a septic tank at the local primary school.

Mamy is survived by his wife, Nowei, and five grown children. In 2008, Moise wrote his life story for Alliance Life magazine. Read his powerful testimony of God’s redeeming grace.

The Alliance in the United States comprises more than 2,000 churches, mobilized to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–20) by living out the fullness of Jesus Christ in personal experience and building His Church worldwide. Seven hundred U.S.-based Alliance workers serve in 70 countries.

CAMA shares the hope of Jesus Christ in word and deed through development projects, medical care, microenterprise initiatives, and disaster relief. Forty-five U.S.-based CAMA workers serve in 13 countries.

CONTACT:
Rev. Mike Sohm, President
Compassion and Mercy Associates
719-265-2038
sohmm@camaservices.org

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