Pastor Oulai, Praise Director over West Africa A word about Ebola from Pastor Joseph Oulai, Praise Director of West Africa:
On TV they said that one person had died in Biankouma, a town after Man, due to Ebola. [Editor’s Note: Man is the name of a large town near Dakoupleu, where Joseph and his family live. It is a region where Praise International sponsors many national pastors.] The person who died of Ebola was entering Cote d’Ivoire from Guinea, but the disease was contained.
In Cote d’Ivoire, it is a pressure of fear for some people. However, for most Christians, they are leaning on Psalms 91 “A thousand May Fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes.” This faith animates many Christian and they feel confident.
Here in Abidjan, there is more fear than harm. God is watching over us. The only thing affected, is the decline in personal greetings and hugging.
In Guinea, it’s worse. Any encounter with people is difficult. Even at the worship services on Sunday, the Guinean believers feel threatened because they are afraid of contamination.
Nevertheless, God has a solution. He is our only hope.