The United Methodist Church in Liberia has responded to the Ebola virus crisis by launching the first phase of its Ebola awareness program.
The UMC Ebola Task-force is headed by Connectional Ministries Director, Rev.George Wilson Jr. The launching program was held at the United Methodist Church Central Office in the Sinkor neighborhood of Monrovia on Friday August 23, 2014.The program brought together conference officials including journalists, the Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. J Samuel Quire, Head of Management Team of LAC and District superintendent of Monrovia District Rev. Samuel Brown, the presidents of the Men,Women, Youth/young Adult Departments and LAC Health Director Mrs. Victoria Tomah who is co-chair of the UMC Ebola Task-force and many others.
The Ebola awareness campaign is targeting five counties for the first phase. The counties include Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Bong and Nimba. Messages of Ebola prevention were in the local languages and printed on billboards, T-shirts and flyers. As a way of building hope in the mist of despair, the Liberia Annual Conference United Methodist Church believes that no matter how big the Ebola storm in Liberia our God is bigger than Ebola. The Liberia Episcopal Area received a US$10,000 crisis communication grant from the United Methodist Communication in Nashville, USA to carry out this awareness exercise.