And Morrow Church is still working actively to support communities recovering from the Ebola crisis.
About Morrow Church’s Response to the Ebola Outbreak
During his visit here in August of 2015, Bishop John Yambasu, our Mission Partner in Sierra Leone, shared with us the impact of the ebola outbreak and the pressing need for ambulances and medical equipment in Sierra Leone.
Our support is particularly important because the United Methodist Church is the major source of medical supplies in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world.
In response to this urgent need, our Global & Community Outreach Committee purchased a Ford 6.0 Diesel ambulance in good condition for $8,500. This ambulance was filled with much-needed medical equipment (using the $6,500 we collected on Home Again Sunday) and shipped to Sierra Leone.
United Methodist bishops John G. Innis and John K. Yambasu, of Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively, ask donors who want to help fight the ebola outbreak to give through the International Disaster Response Advance, #982450, to ensure “the appropriateness, timeliness and quality” of materials.
To donate to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) through Morrow Church, click here.
To support this effort, or to learn more about other ministries in Sierra Leone, please contact the church office. Thank you for your support!
Our Partnership with the UMC in Sierra Leone
For several years, Morrow Church has partnered with Bishop John Yambasu, the resident bishop of the United Methodist Church in Serra Leone, to provide much-needed support and fellowship.
Our partnership focuses on supporting education and health programs in the region, including helping to fund a new vehicle for the Education Director’s office to enable programs in areas where transportation is nonexistent. We’ve also sent school supplies to Freetown, where simple items such as pens and notebooks have been in desperately short supply.
To learn more about our efforts, email the church office.