This has been a very challenging few months for our orphanage in Sierra Leone as we have fought to keep our children safe in the midst of the Ebola crisis. Not only have we had the primary concern of the children's health in the midst of this crisis but we have also had to deal with the food shortages and rising cost of living associated with the economic meltdown that has followed the Ebola situation.
We are happy to report to you that all of our children and staff remain healthy and free from the virus. We have an enclosed compound where the 72 children and staff reside and we have been diligent under the leadership of Pastor Francis Rogers in maintaining a secure perimeter in which the children are isolated and safe.
We are also happy to report that the crisis as a whole in the country is abating. There has been a dramatic reduction in new cases being reported and schools are set to open in March for the first time in 10 months. The economic situation is still dire as food costs and living expenses for the children remain very high however we are praying for a reduction in these costs in the days ahead. We are looking forward to the situation returning to normal in Sierra Leone and we are anticipating being able to resume our trips later in 2015.
Thank you for your prayers for our children and for continuing to stand we NHI I as we reach out to these children who have suffered so much.