Here we are, well into the Advent Season. A time of preparation of our hearts, a purging of our habitual transgressions. A time of expectation of His arrival, Our Saviour.
This anticipation, this Advent, is intensified in Sierra Leone. As people of faith, we know we can do nothing on our own, it is our Creator that guides us through. The villagers of Sierra Leone see this in reality in their everyday life and they have no doubt that their existence is sustained by the Almighty. Day after day, I see from those Sierra Leoneans (who are able to find an internet connection) posts on Facebook of thanksgiving to God for seeing them through the night and enabling them to see the sunrise another day. In the midst of the current 'plague', I see and hear from them, far more prayers of thanksgiving than petitions. This has been going on before Ebola was a word in their vocabulary or a reality in their life and it will continue long after the disease disappears. The villagers for the most part live off the land, they know the origin of what they receive to provide them sustenance. So when their needs require hospital beds, medicine and supplies they have no choice but to wait for its arrival.
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Our NHA School in Kabala has been forced closed by the Ebola Outbreak. All schools in Sierra Leone have been ordered closed by the Government.
Last week, James noticed some of our boy students playing along the road, getting into mischief - a very normal activity for little boys.
NHA has been hiring locals for odd jobs to stimulate the work force in the area. So many shops and companies have had to shut down due to ebola.