West Africa

With Ebola Fading, Students Return to School in Sierra Leone

After almost 10 months of school closure due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, schools across Sierra Leone re-opened today. Though the government has declared it safe enough to begin classes, the threat of Ebola is not completely stamped out in Sierra Leone. The first day of school at COTN was a mix of joy and precaution. Here are some photos from the day:

Lenten Prayer and Fasting, Good Friday: He Came to Dwell with Us

Will you pray and fast with us this Lent? Each week, we will be posting a short devotional, prayer requests, and a recipe for a simple dish similar to what our children eat.

Meet the Nurses on the Front Line of the Ebola Fight

Ashley VanBrunt and her husband Tyler have spent nine months over the past two years working alongside and training our Sierra Leone clinic staff. In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, we asked Ashley to paint a picture of the clinic for you and introduce you to the staff, so you can better understand how to pray for them. 

In the Shadow of Ebola, Life Goes On

As the World Health Organization declares an international emergency due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Theresa and Marie settle down with their friends in our Children’s Home to watch a film and plan their birthday celebration.

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