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Ebola Doesn’t Stop 93-year-old’s return to Sierra Leone

Dr. Gess

Dr. Gess

In early September, 2014, 93-year-old Dr. Lowell Gess bought a plane ticket to Sierra Leone.

The earliest booking he could get was Jan. 3, 2015, but Gess was determined to provide whatever services he could to fight Ebola in a country that had been a second home to him.

In a report he wrote after his return in early March, the retired United Methodist missionary did note that at the time he bought the ticket he thought that perhaps three months would give him pause to think about going into the lion’s den. If it did give him pause, it didn’t stop him.

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Church Donates To Government Hospitals

Medical team donates Medical supplies to Moyamba government Hospital (In Picture; Rev. Ashcfort, Rev. Josiah, Bishop Yambasu, Sis. Gbanga with hospital staff)

Medical team donates Medical supplies to Moyamba government Hospital
(In Picture; Rev. Ashcfort, Rev. Josiah, Bishop Yambasu, Sis. Gbanga with hospital staff)

The founder of Methodism, John Wesley best said it, “In the hands of (God’s) children, it is food for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, raiment for the naked. It gives to the traveler and the stranger where to lay his head. By it we may supply the place of a husband to the widow, and of a father to the fatherless. We may be a defense for the oppressed, a means of health to the sick, of ease to them that are in pain. It may be as eyes to the blind, as feet to the lame: yea, a lifter up from the gates of death!” Voltaire said, “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”

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"Vision 2020" A United Methodist University

Proposed Administration Building

Proposed Administration Building

INTRODUCTION

John Charles Olmsted, in 1908, wrote, “A University as a whole, both grounds and buildings, without any suggestion of lavishness or over decoration, ought to exhibit clearly, in all its outward appearance, the fact that it is the place of work and of residence of cultivated and careful people,” Even today, that sentiment should guide  the development and growth of any campus; with the design endeavoring to infuse  harmony among the buildings on campus regardless of their specific uses; as l

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UMC Hospital Gives Hope to Stroke Patients in Sierra Leone

Physical Therapy that initially started as a volunteer service by a United Methodist at UMC General Hospital, Kissy in eastern Freetown is today winning national acclaim for the hospital. To date, the Physical Therapy unit has treated 2065 patients since its inception in 2008 with 60% fully recovering and 30% partial recovery. By October, the unit had recorded 447 patients for 2013 alone - the highest number of patients visiting the unit per annum.

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