Jesse Quapourlee is a pastor with the African Fundamental Baptist Mission, Inc., in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. He shares the following update regarding Ebola in Liberia.
Over three hundred worshipers, including children and adults, gather together every Sunday morning at New Testament Baptist Church of Monrovia. To date, none of them have been infected with Ebola. This has happened as a result of divine intervention; there is no controversy about it. Because of your tireless prayers, these unspeakable blessings came upon us. Therefore, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to you in particular and encourage you to intensify your unwavering prayers on our behalf in this new year as we have purposed in our minds to leave no stone unturned in promulgating the gospel of Jesus Christ in difficult Africa.
The disease’s rate of infection has slowed down significantly to the point that the president has ordered all schools (including universities and colleges) that closed as the result of the crisis to reopen in February.
Our Christian School
Many parents are just unable to pay their children’s tuition fees now because the sickness crisis made them jobless. As a result, we are considering two options: either our doors remain closed for the rest of the year due to lack of enough funding to reopen, and the over four hundred children who attend our school will not have access to classrooms this entire year, or open the school and ask the employees to voluntarily serve this year, which will not be healthy for the school.
We, therefore, need your prayers so that the Lord timely intervenes and provides for all our employees’ salaries for the year. We have 16 teachers and two support staff members. We don’t really want our Christian school to remain closed this year due to lack of money. The school has provided education for uncountable disadvantaged children, some whose parents died during the Liberian civil crisis. We are even contemplating helping more orphan children in the coming years.
Preaching and Evangelistic Tour
Our first planned preaching and evangelistic tour in 2015 will take place Jan. 26—Feb. 2. Five remote villages will hopefully be visited. Pray for safety, protection, provision of transportation and feeding needs, and that many will be saved.
Because of His matchless grace,
African Fundamental Baptist Mission, Inc.
- Another school in Liberia, Calvary Baptist School System, is facing a similar financial hardship as it reopens following the Ebola outbreak. “It will be very difficult to operate the school this year unless we get external help,” says Pastor Larque Vaye. Read about the school’s needs and consider donating financial support.