Disempowered to Powerhouse

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It’s Women’s Day, and one by one women’s groups take the stage to present their song or skit. A crowd of people sits close together under a large, striped tent, listening to the messages of female worth and dignity. The performers are members of Self Help and Savings groups run by field India-partner CHETNA, a community development ministry operated by the Emmanuel Hospital Association.

Steady Progress of Patient With Ebola Continues

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Dr. Rick Sacra, the doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in West Africa, continues to show progress in his battle against the disease. Dr. Sacra’s lab values continue to move in the right direction and doctors treating him in the Biocontainment Unit at The Nebraska Medical Center are pleased with the way things are trending.

Update from Debbie Sacra

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Debbie Sacra, wife of SIM missionary Dr. Rick Sacra, shared this special message with us: Dear Praying Friends, I can hardly believe that it was less than a week ago that I wrote you to ask you to pray for Rick because he had contracted Ebola virus disease. You’ve all seen what has happened since then on the national news, so I am not going to fill you in on all of those details. I’m not sure I can get the timeline right myself! This has probably been the longest week of my life. We have felt the power of all your prayers. I believe that the speed with which Rick was evacuated and his relative strength at the time of his evacuation is the result all that prayer. The trip was tough on him, but each day since then has been a little bit better. I have appreciated all … Read More