In continuation of its humanitarian work and compassionate desire for Liberians, the Lutheran Church in Liberia through its Ebola Task Force has provided several food items to Ebola survivors in five communities in Montserrado County.
The items were presented on January 12, 2015 to survivors in New Georgia, Frog Island, Pipeline, Barclay Mission and Kpelle Town communities.
The Lutheran Church, during the exercise distributed a total of over 60 bags of rice (25Kg), 10 containers of vegetable oil, 5 cartons of sardines and other assorted food items.
The Task Force also donated 4 cartons of chloral, a carton of hand gloves, a box of nose masks and some food items to the Trinity Dental Clinic located on the ELWA compound.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia at each of the communities, Rev. Oretha Miller Davis said the gesture was goodwill from the Bishop of the Lutheran Church as means of giving hope to Ebola survivors.
She said, though the items being provided are not much, but the gesture demonstrates that the Lutheran Church in Liberia cares about their plight and will always remember them in like manner.
“This is our own way of identifying with you as a church; we know it’s not much, but little is much when God is in it; and we hope to do more when we have it,” Rev. Davis pointed out.
In response, the beneficiaries lauded the Lutheran Church family for identifying with them at this critical time. Madam Vivian Sambola, a survivor of Kpelle Town, 72 Community in Paynesville disclosed that the Lutheran Church is the first institution to identify with them.
“We are so grateful for such gesture and may God bless you for coming to identify with us,” she expressed.
Two other beneficiaries, Mr. Eric B. Nuway and Rev. RoberthaNyenkam of Frog Island in Bardnersville and New Georgia communities praised the Church for the donation and indicated that it came timely.