According to the missionaries, the fear of Ebola has prompted many people to turn to God
The Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM) says four of its pastors from the Monrovia district of Liberia and several church members have been reportedly killed by the deadly Ebola virus ravaging the country.
To help fight the disease, the AGWM reportedly sent funds to assist struggling areas in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
"We are grateful for the faithful giving of our donors that enabled us to respond," says Randy Hurst, AGWM communications director. "We did not have to appeal for funds and were able to immediately send aid to our African brothers and sisters."
According to the missionaries, the fear of Ebola has prompted many people to turn to God and Missionaries are requesting prayer that believers will be empowered to boldly share Christ with those who are seeking hope.
Greg Mundis, AGWM executive director said: “We need our churches to join us in earnestly praying that God will deliver our brothers and sisters from this dreaded disease, for many souls to be saved, and for the Holy Spirit to minister to those who are working directly with the suffering."
Regarded as one of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the World Health Organization reported that Ebola virus has so far infected about 3,500 people and claimed the lives of more than 1,900 in West Africa.