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Emily Easttom

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Baptists work to educate W. Africa about Ebola

JOHANNESBURG (BP) -- In an effort to stem what health officials have called the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history, Baptists in West Africa have implemented strategies to provide basic education about the virus. The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has affected eight countries and caused more than 4,000 deaths, the World Health Organization estimates.

Black pastors engaged in IMB missions

TANZANIA (BP) -- Sweat poured off the men's foreheads as they made the two-hour journey up the mountain. They clung to their motorcycle drivers to stay balanced on the eroded and bumpy path as they experienced a sliver of everyday life for the Vidunda of Tanzania.

Ebola prompts counter-cultural precautions

MONROVIA, Liberia (BP) -- As the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to spread, many Africans find themselves being forced to take precautions that are counter to their culture, report Christian workers in the region.