Rev. Vidal Cole, the district superintendent of Sierra Leone, sent the following update about Pastor James Fullah and his family on the 1st of April.
"It is with great joy that I write to inform you that Pastor James Fullah and his family have completed their quarantine period and they have been declared Ebola FREE. Glory to God!!!!!! He is faithful and worthy to be praised.
(Pictured: Pastor James and Mrs. Isatu Fullah.)
As you may recall, after the death (in February) of Mrs. Isatu Fullah, the wife of Pastor Fullah, two of their daughters also showed signs and symptoms of the virus. Yeabu (age 6) was the first to show the signs, and she was taken to the Ebola center. After some weeks Pastor Fullah became worried that he was not hearing any news about her. He informed me and I worked with our leadership team to help to trace the girl.
By the grace of God we were able to get in touch with some officials at the Ebola command center, and quite recently we received news that she was recovering and doing well. The information is that upon arriving at the center, Yeabu tested positive for Ebola and she was transferred to another center for treatment. After some weeks in the new center that she began to show signs of recovery and by the grace of God she has now being declared HEALED and EBOLA FREE.
Musu (age 16) was the second to show the signs and she was also taken to the center. After a short stay at the center, she was returned home because the test proved she was negative.
It was quite a scene in the community yesterday as Pastor Fullah's quarantine period was declared over and Yeabu handed back over to her. The entire community burst out in praise and thanksgiving to God for what they considered a mighty and great deliverance from death. For the most part, whenever Ebola enters a family, it almost wipes out the entire family. In this case the people were very grateful to God for sparing the two girls who showed the signs and symptoms at a point, most especially Yeabu, who actually tested positive.
On behalf of the Fullah family and the entire Sierra Leone District, I want to express our profound gratitude to you and the entire Nazarene family worldwide for your love, support and prayers. We believe that if this family is rejoicing today, it is because of the prayers of our wonderful Nazarene family around the globe that kept believing and trusting The Lord for His divine intervention in this family. We are extremely delighted to be a part of this great and wonderful family. May The good Lord continue to bless and keep us all and may He bring an end to this menace in the West Africa sub region, Amen."
Pastor Fullah leads the Amazing Grace Church of the Nazarene in Ogoo Farm outside of Freetown in Sierra Leone. Please continue to pray for the family and the congregation as they grieve for Mrs. Fullah.
Posted on Wed, April 1, 2015
by Africa News filed under