Some of you have asked if we are afraid of Ebola or if it is a risk for us these days. Thank you for your concern. We are glad that there are no cases of Ebola virus infection in Burundi or in the surrounding countries. For the geographically challenged, Africa is a wide continent and we are quite a distance from the West African countries where Ebola has emerged.
Dr. Eric McLaughlin at our Kibuye Hope Hospital has written more information from a Burundian missionary perspective here.
Please do continue to pray for the Africans who are effected by Ebola or who are living in fear of this disease. Ebola is much more dangerous in this region of limited medical resources and populations suspicious of media reports.