After losing mother to Ebola, two Fullah children admitted to treatment center

After losing mother to Ebola, two Fullah children admitted to treatment center


The Nazarene community is grieving the loss of Mrs. Isatu Fullah in Sierra Leone and continuing to pray for her family.

Mrs. Fullah died in February after contracting the Ebola virus. Her husband, Pastor James Fullah, their five children (ages 4-16) were placed in quarantine the week of Feb. 12, along with seven adult relatives.

The 16-year-old and 6-year-old daughters are showing symptoms of the virus and have been taken to an Ebola treatment center, Sierra Leone District Superintendent Vidal Cole said.

Sister Fullah was known as a courageous and dynamic women, Rev. Cole said. She was deeply involved and dearly loved at their church, the Amazing Grace Church of the Nazarene in the Ogoo Farm community outside Freetown.

“She had a very strong love and passion for God and for the people she worked with in the church,” Cole said.

Miss Isatu Sesay was born and raised in northern Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili District. She married James Fullah in 1993.

“Mrs. Fullah was a petty trader and a strong pillar of support both to her family and the church,” Cole said. Her work helped support James while he studied to become a primary school teacher and later when he attended Nazarene Theological Institute in Freetown, where he currently teaches.

“She (was) extremely delighted when her husband graduated,” Cole said, “and she and her entire family graced the occasion with their cheerful presence.”

When Pastor Fullah severely injured his eye in recent years, Mrs. Fullah provided for the entire family. “She was very industrious, and she did make her husband proud,” Cole said.

Please continue to pray for the Fullah family and the Amazing Grace Church, which has been closed down by the authorities until the quarantine period is over.

(Photos courtesy Sharon Martin)