NTM West Africa made this decision that all New Tribes Mission personnel in Liberia and Guinea should leave those countries as soon as flights are available because of the increasing difficulty of transiting out of those countries. Some airlines have suspended service to those countries, remaining flights are filling and some countries are closing their borders.
This was a difficult decision that required balancing the safety of NTM personnel against the needs of the people with whom they work. It was made as a result of various contingency considerations after the process of monitoring the situation for many weeks.
Liberia and Guinea are the only countries affected by the Ebola epidemic where NTM West Africa currently has personnel.
Pray for the medics working in these countries and those suffering; that this epidemic would soon be under control. Also pray for the missionaries and their families that that they will have a smooth transition and that they will soon be able to return to their fields of service.

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