As Ebola crisis depletes food supplies, Baptists find ways to fill the gap | Baptist News Global

Posted on October 20, 2014 by


bng-logoIn Liberia, hard hit by the virus, the economy spirals downward and food is increasingly scarce.

By Robert Dilday

A week after Baptists around the world responded to a West African request to pray for victims of Ebola in the region, Baptist groups in Virginia and Texas are addressing another critical aspect of the epidemic — the depletion of food supplies.

Recent reports by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank warn that Liberia — hardest hit by the virus — is descending into what the Washington Post called “economic hell.” Continue reading →