africa: October 19, 2016

Mandu for Heaven Memorial Program

Our late and youngest Patron, Mrs. Mandu Uwem Andy passed away in a ghastly motor accident with five others on May 7 and was buried on 10th June 2016. On her birthday (14/9/2016) when she would have been 38 years old, our CE family (including our Patron in Jos, Plateau state in Northern Nigeria) gathered together to have a morning devotion and further consolation visit to her paternal family. Her late father Rev. Ephraim Udo who passed on in 2004 was a National President of Nigeria.

Our CE Union is working at establishing a memorial foundation to enhance her remembrance through projects that will encourage young lives and families through CE work. We would appreciate interests from CE, friends, families and partners Worldwide.

Biography of Mrs. Mandy Uwen Andy (8061 kB)

October 19, 2016, 11:07 h by Rev. M.E. Abraham.

africa: November 26, 2015

News from Sierra Leone

It was a great Sunday when the Bishop John Pessima, one time best quizzer for many years and presently the adviser of Sierra Leone CE Union, presented bibles to children of Faith UBC Church who participated in Bible quiz competition. We are still struggling with the Ebola. Some new cases have tested positive. Continue to pray for Sierra Leone. The good thing this time is that the government and the international partners are on top of the situation. Some of the kids lost both parents, they need help. Pray that God will provide for them food and school uniform. We plan to have our national CE convention in February 2016. Pray for the necessary funds for our convention.

November 26, 2015, 15:23 h by Rev. Sorie Kamanda, Gen. Secretary CE Sierra Leone.

africa: March 18, 2015

Update on Ebola

Greetings from Sierra Leone! To God be the glory! Great things He has done; let us continue to praise Him. In the past weeks I had the opportunity to visit Bo -, Kenema - and Bonthe districts. These areas were no go area for the past eight months but thank God that the government has lifted the travel ban; we can now travel as usual.

  • 13 out of the 14 districts continue to report zero new cases. For the past two weeks Western area and Port Loke Districts report new cases, but on lower double digit (10 and below)
  • Preparation for the reopening of schools continues. The government has appointed a committee to speed the work towards the reopening of schools in March. Kenema and Kailahun, where Ebloa was reported first, has gone over 42 day plus without any reported case.
  • My Faith UB church has started their first children’s church. The children continue to come to the Lord every Sunday.
  • From his report this morning the CEO of the Ebola-Centres said that the beds at the epicenters are empty; - that means the situation is under control.

March 18, 2015, 07:57 h by Rev. Sorie Kamanda, Gen. Secretary CE Sierra Leone.

africa: October 08, 2014

Update on the Situation with Ebola in Sierra Leone

Citizens are all trying to manage the situation by following the rules set in consequence of Ebola disease: “don’t touch , don’t visit the dead and don’t to eat bushmeat”. 49% of the country was in lock down for three days because of the virus.

As of date Ebola has killed over 500 people and over 1,000 people were infected. Out of 130 infected children 60 had died 70 had survived.

As of today, we have 1151 children in quarantined homes, out of which 261 are orphans. In these homes only rice and oil are given out to people. Basic food’s price is doubled. Many people are refusing to accept orphans in their homes because they need extra care and support.

Traveling in Sierra Leone is challenging, check points are mounted all over for temperature checking. If your temperature is above 38 degrees you are taken for further checking.

Rev Sorie Kamanda, General Secretary of CE in Sierra Leone is bringing biblical approach on Ebola at trainings to encourage people. He read James 5:14-15, I Thess. 5:11, 2 Cor.1:3-4 and Acts 4:34.

If you would like to support endeavorers in Sierra Leone, donate to the WCEU account in Germany (IBAN: DE94 5206 0410 0000 8038 98 – BIC: GENODEF1EK1) or send a check to the American WCEU office (P.O. Box 723, GROVE CITY, PA 16127-0723 U.S.A). Don’t forget to mention your contribution’s purpose.

PRAYER TOPICS

Families’ unemployment is high, many people live on daily subsistence, they eat what they produce for the day. Pray that humanitarian organizations would have the capacity to meet their needs.

Many homes are quarantined, the only provision they get is rice and oil.

The concern for many sierraleoneans is that during the lock downs the armed robbery is spread. Pray that the security personnel would be on top of the situation.

Continue to pray for my family and the thousands of children that are in quarantine. Pray for more support from the international community for the fight against ebola.

October 08, 2014, 09:41 h by From emails by Rev Sorie Kamanda.

africa: September 17, 2014

Ebola calls for Donation

Our Christian Endeavor friends in Sierra Leone and Liberia have to face again (after last year’s cholera) a life threatening epidemic, Ebola. Pastor Wuo Gahn, who leads ‘Endeavor Liberia’ wrote to WCEU trustee Tim Eldred: "We ask our friends to intercede for us as we fast and pray for God's intervention. The Ebola Outbreak is such that we have been asked by the government to stay home and try to get enough food to keep us home for an indefinite time. We do not know what the masses will do to survive." Endeavor (CEI) in the US collects funds to help provide chlorine, chloride, and dentol to Liberian families. The president of the Liberian Christian Endeavor Union, Rev. Enoch Wiah, wrote: “We are deadly in tears to inform you about the present condition we are facing here in Liberia, which is troublesome, that is the deadly Ebola Virus that took away more than five hundred lives and part of our country have been barricaded by our government. Hence, we are calling upon you for a help to enable us help our members and the nation in general. We are also told by the Ministry of Health that we should protect ourselves by washing our hands with chlorine, soap and clean water through buckets. This Ebola war brought hardship on our people and nation. Presently, a bag of rice costs US$40.00 while a gallon of chlorine is US$50.00 etc. We are very much hopeful that you will do all that is required to provide some needed assistance such as cash, food, buckets, chlorine etc. Presently, Liberia CE does not have bank account. Therefore, if you have any cash to send us please pay it to Rev. Enoch Wiah Belloh account (A/C) 0521105111001 First International Bank (Liberia) Ltd.”

You can send money for the Liberian endeavorers to the WCEU account in Germany (IBAN: DE94 5206 0410 0000 8038 98 – BIC: GENODEF1EK1) or send a check to the American WCEU office (P.O. Box 723, GROVE CITY, PA 16127-0723 U.S.A).

September 17, 2014, 10:29 h by Anna Visky.