I’ve been a bit preoccupied with Advent blogging preparations, but have continued to Tweet about Ebola and related prayer needs.
The biggest prayer need right now is the situation in Sierra Leone, where Ebola is totally out of control – 90 – 100 cases per day in recent days. Pray for breakthroughs there: treatment facilities, staff, effective education about prevention, trust of health workers and outreach workers. Pray too for PROTECTION for health care workers in Sierra Leone. Another doctor there has come down with the virus. Health workers in parts of Sierra Leone are on strike. Pray for a quick resolution of the strike.
Secondly, please pray for Mali. The news up until late yesterday had been very promising with no new cases reported since the initial case on October 24. That has now changed with reports of two deaths from Ebola (unrelated to the initial case) in the capital city, Bamako. Please pray against any further spread of Ebola in Mali!