Evangelical Lutheran Church feeds Ebola affected kids


January 27, 2015 By Isata Janneh

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone (ELCSL) has provided food, drinks and assorted items worth millions of Leones to over 390 children directly affected by the Ebola virus disease at John Thorpe, Morabie and Kissy Town, all in the western rural district.

The items supplied include cherry flavour, peanut butter, cheese, biscuit, soft drinks and prawn crackers, among others.

The Church’s Treasurer, Madam Phyllis Brewah, said the donation was made possible through support from Companion Synod Team through NTNL and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

“We decided to organize Christmas party for children in quarantined homes and were unable to celebrate 2014 Christmas. We are saying to them that all is not lost but there is hope at the end of tunnel. The Church is really focusing on Ebola affected children, survivors and ravaged families as we continue to monitor situation within the Western Rural Ddistrict,” she said.

According to her, the Church has been supporting quarantined homes across the country because of the huge support they are getting from their funders in America, adding that the latter also provided them support during the country’s civil war.

She assured of the Church’s determination to continue counselling those affected by the virus, as well as provide food and medical support to victims.

Abdul Kamara, who chaired the programme, lauded the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone for their humanitarian contribution to their communities since the start of the Ebola outbreak.

“The Ebola outbreak has disturbed everything in the country. Te disease has left large number of children as orphans,” he said, and called on the Church and its partners in America to support Ebola victims.

Councilor Hassan A. Kamara of Waterloo also commended ELCSL for being one few humanitarian organizations to have provided huge support for people in quarantined homes.