Ebola: Alliance People Respond

With the continuing spread of Ebola in West Africa, a number of Alliance workers are finding opportunities to educate people about its prevention as well as share Jesus’ light and truth with their neighbors. Among them are Stephen and Lori Albright, Alliance Compassion and Mercy Associates (CAMA) workers, who partner with Envision in Conakry, Guinea’s capital city.

Friday evening, September 12, Stephen led an Ebola community-awareness training seminar. A number of Conakry’s civil and religious leaders (from the region’s dominant faith) attended the seminar.

Stephen and his interpreter during the education seminar

Attendees heard a clear presentation about the epidemic in their heart language. (Stephen spoke in Pular, which was translated into Susu—the area’s predominate languages.) All participants indicated a desire to ensure their neighborhoods would implement preventative measures.

Opening Doors

While our immediate intent is to help stop the spread of Ebola, our ultimate goal is to bring Jesus’ light and truth into this community. We desire to walk through the doors that Ebola is opening to build relationships with our neighbors. Please pray with us:

  • For spiritual discernment
  • For blind eyes to be opened
  • That we would know how best to follow up
  • That we would know which relationships to pursue

Recently, in reading the Book of Daniel, we’ve been struck by the passage where Michael was prevented from reaching Daniel because of the “prince of Persia” (Daniel 10:13).

hand washing bucket photo
Stephen distributed hand-washing buckets at neighborhood Ebola awareness training meetings.

As we read this, we wondered, What is the name of the prince who controls Guinea? Darkness covers so much of this land, and we know the real battle is in the spiritual realm. Thank you for praying with us!

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12).

―Adapted from recent updates by the Albrights


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