Sunday, January 3, 2016

Zuannah Town (Ironman - Ebola Orphans)

I think many of you know that in May of 2015 I did the St George Ironman 70.3.  When I use the term "I" it really means Eilene and I, it's a team effort. It has been 8 months since we did the St George Ironman 70.3 to raise money for eight Ebola orphans.  The money was used to transport the orphans from Ganta (in the Interior) to the orphanage, medical treatment, clothing, housing, and school fees.  These eight children are of one family.  Their parents died from Ebola.  Read their full story at the link below.  It will touch your heart.

At the time we did the Ironman, we had no idea what would unfold.  We had no idea we would be back in Liberia and so soon.  The missionaries for our church were evacuated and the mission closed due to the Ebola outbreak the first week of August 2014.  This was just one week after we returned home from Liberia having finished our mission.  We arrived back in Liberia 24th Aug. 2015 after the newly called mission president, President Carlson, asked if we would return to Liberia to help reopen the mission.

Yesterday Eilene and I were able to visit the orphanage and spend some time with all the orphans but especially the Ebola orphans.  What a beautiful experience.  One we never dreamed would happen.

You may notice that EIlene is not in the picture.  That is because she it behind the camera.  What a great support she is.

The Children from Ganta

All the Children and their Caregivers (Rufus and Victoria)
Visited: 31 January 2015

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