Jim Laesch, Associate Director of Program Ministries and former missionary to Liberia, has been carefully following the news about the Ebola crisis and its effect on the people of West Africa and LBT’s coworkers.  He recently submitted the following.


I read the news with shock and horror. Another medical doctor in Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola and died. The doctor was the head physician at Lumley Hospital.  OH NO!

My thoughts race: “Lamin’s wife works at Lumley hospital! This puts their whole family in danger.”  Lamin Kargbo is the Program Manager of The Institute for Sierra Leonean Languages, one of LBT’s long standing partners.  Lamin has partnered with LBT for over 30 years.

I quickly wrote to Lamin. How are you? Doesn’t your wife work at this hospital?

Dear Jim,

Lamin and Mirian Kargbo

Lamin and Mirian Kargbo

Yes my wife Mirian is one of the nurses that works at the Lumley Government Hospital. She works at the TB unit. She was in her department while four other nurses gave drip [I.V.] to Dr. Buck. She was not part of the team that gave the drip since that is not her area.

In the area of precaution, she has been taking all the necessary precautions both at work and home. They are always tested before ever they could start work and I believe she is Ebola free including all of us at home.

Our prayer request is for God to continue to protect us from this deadly outbreak and for it to be completely eradicated from the world.


Pray for LBT Partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia. For safety.  For protection.  For wisdom.  For complete eradication of Ebola from the world!

For more information about Lumley Hospital and the situation in Sierra Leone visit http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_200526221.shtml