Report: Ebola Prayer Walk

SOTOUBOUA, TOGO – Thank you very much for your prayers and support for the children’s prayer walk against Ebola in Sotouboua. We did the  walk Saturday, November 29. All the churches of the Sotouboua Town (20 different churches) joined together through the children and prayed for the countries and people affected by Ebola.

The walk started from 7 different sites of the Town and all met at the Cultural Center of the Town. All the children (around 450) met at the cultural centre and prayed together for the people and countries affected by Ebola. Then Dr Ladzekpo Koffi Grégoire shared the material on Ebola with the children.

At the same time, I shared the material concerning the five prayer stations with the facilitators from the churches (27 of them) so that they helped to conduct the children. But we couldn’t do it the same day because it was almost 11 and Pastors decided that the churches will have a copy of the material and conduct the children in the prayer walk through the five stations in their different churches.

In the afternoon all the churches gathered together and prayed for the countries and also listen to the présentation on Ebola. It was a great moment with the children and they were very happy to be involved. The parents also appreciate the initiative of prayer walk.

Report from Mayatchi Soule

The Ebola virus has caused over 6,000 deaths, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The disease has NOT been in Togo, but churches there are joining in a worldwide prayer movement for an end to the disease.

Dr. Lyn Westman, our Mental Health Program Consultant, helped edit and develop the materials with David C Cook publishers. Pastor Samuel translated Ebola lessons for children in areas where they are at risk. Therese Prunet-Brewer translated the prayer walk materials. For more information and to download the materials, visit the publisher’s site.

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