Uganda: Update and Call to Prayer & Fasting

Last week I briefly mentioned that there’s been an outbreak of ebola in Bundibugyo, Uganda, where there’s a medical missions team from World Harvest, our missions agency. The outbreak continues. As of yesterday there have been 112 cases and 28 deaths. Last week Dr. Jonah Kule, a Ugandan native and close friend of the missionaries there, died of the disease.

WHM’s team is led by Drs. Scott and Jennifer Myhre. Last week they sent the rest of the team, including their own teenage children, out of the district to protect them from the disease. Jennifer is waiting out her decontamination period so that she can join the kids, but Scott will stay and help with the medical efforts in Bundibugyo.

Churches in the affected are spending Wednesdays in prayer and fasting. This Wednesday I will join them, and I challenge you to do the same. Please pray for Bundibugyo: for God to heal the sick and stop the outbreak, for his grace to the Myhres, and for the word of God to “run swiftly and be glorified” in Bundibugyo and beyond.

For more of the Myhre’s reports, see their blog. For an introduction to biblical fasting, read this article by Sam Storms.

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Comments

  1. John Divito says:

    Jake,

    As a future missionary to Uganda myself, I will definitely be praying with you and others for God to end the outbreak!

  2. As former missionaries to Uganda, we know Jennifer and Scott and are blessed by their commitment to serve Christ even in extreme circumstances. We will pray on your behalf. We were in the Mbale area when the Ebola outbreak took place in Kumi…

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