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The Widow, Ebola, You & Me

March 23, 2019

Watching all eight episodes of The Widow brought some situations in places like the Congo painfully alive to our tv screen not long ago. Mercy.

Yesterday this was in our Conference’s “Week in Review” —

Attacks hamper Ebola efforts in Congo

East Congo Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda said he is concerned by the latest attacks by armed groups on Ebola treatment centers in the Congo.

“I invite the entire community of Beni and Ituri to help the response teams on the ground to eradicate this deadly disease and also avoid violence at Ebola treatment centers,” Unda said.

The attacks come as The United Methodist Church and others continue to fight a growing epidemic.

— Again: mercy.

Seems like a good time to ask ourselves if we’ve contributed to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) recently. Here’s one way —

https://www.umcmission.org/find-resources/media-gallery/videos/umcor-ebola-response

— And yet again: mercy.

 

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