The last few months have been quite challenging for Liberians living in Philadelphia and in Liberia. On the weekend of July 4th, 2014, four precious Liberian children in the community were killed as a result of a fire caused by fireworks. As family and friends struggled to overcome this painful tragedy, the news of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa became a national tragedy. Doctors, nurses, and health workers are among the victims, as well as hundreds of Liberian men, women and children.
I have been praying for God’s intervention, and news I am getting from my family in Liberia is very disturbing. The entire country is feeling the effects and it is impossible to treat patients with other illnesses, as everyone is treated the same. Hospitals are closing their doors and some folks are afraid to go to the hospital due to fear that they could be treated as an Ebola patient.
In the midst of all this, there is still hope. I spoke with my mother yesterday and she informed me that believers gathered in her home yesterday praying to God for his timely intervention. She informed me that it was good that the school and offices were closed; this allowed many to spend time praying to God. She said that their hopes are high.
After speaking to people in Liberia, there are some needs that I would like to appeal to you for some assistance that we can get to Liberia as soon as possible. On Sunday, July 20, our church in Trenton dedicated our entire offering to help purchase sanitizers and protective gloves. After much prayer, I decided to suspend indefinitely my mission trip to Liberia (scheduled for this fall) and redirect a gift of $1,000 I had received to go towards the purchase of the needed items. I have also concluded arrangements with The Liberia Shipping Lines about shipping things to Liberia. Bro Cyrus Barchue has agreed to expedite all shipment to Liberia. I am sending out this SOS request for a small donation to send sanitizers and protective gloves and other needed items to Liberia. You may send a check or supplies to: Liberia Mission, 605 Nolan Avenue, Apt 4o, Morrisville, PA 19067.
Thank you for your assistance and ministry to Liberians in this way.
For additional information and/or inquiries, please email Rev. Peabody at .
** Editors Note: We have received the following update from Pastor Peabody.
We have collected over 4 boxes of sanitizer and protective gloves so far. We have received cash of $1500.00. We are still counting on your support for funds, protective gloves and sanitizer. Our goal is to raise $8.000 to purchase more sanitizer and protective gloves and pay for shipment. We are looking forward to ship all the things by the end of August. Our supplies will go directly to the villages that are badly affected.
As you are aware, I cannot do this on your own. Your prayer and support will help me achieve this goal.
You may send a check or supplies to: Liberia Mission, 605 Nolan Avenue, Apartment 40, Morrisville, PA 19067.