Ebola drives fear
“Our neighbor’s son became sick with a fever and vomiting. We think that he kept it a secret for fear of people thinking that his son had Ebola. Only when the child was close to death did he take him to the hospital. It was too late.
“At the hospital, he learned that since the child was jaundiced, he probably had had yellow fever and not Ebola. Upon returning home, our neighbor declared repeatedly that his son had died of yellow fever. To prove it, he showed everyone who was willing to look that his son’s eyes were jaundiced. To keep the authorities from knowing and placing his family on surveillance for Ebola, he quietly buried his son in his backyard.
“Our hearts go out to this father who lost his son. Fear and a lack of trust are driving this man’s behavior. Pray against the fear and lack of trust that are so prevalent in Ebola areas. Pray that many will put their faith in Christ, for He is trustworthy, He makes people trustworthy, and He drives out fear.” -- A worker in Guinea