From left:  Raymond, Hannah, Jack, Cathy 

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Jack & Cathy Carlos: 


Jack - Jan. 8, Cathy - Oct. 13, Raymond - July 7,
                 Hannah - Dec. 20

Anniversary:  Aug. 1 

Jack & Cathy Carlos 


Please keep Guinea in your prayers! For those of you who were blessed enough to be able to come to Guinea and serve alongside Jack & I at our medical clinics, you know firsthand how the conditions that exist in Guinea make containing an epidemic like Ebola extremely difficult. 

(Reuters, by Saliou Samb, Conakry, 3/31/14) – Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that are far apart, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Monday.           

The warning from an organization with experience of tackling Ebola in Central Africa comes after Guinea’s president appealed for calm as the number of deaths linked to an outbreak on the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone hit 80.

The outbreak of one of the world’s most lethal infectious diseases has spooked a number of governments with weak health systems, prompting Senegal to close its border with Guinea and other neighbors to restrict travel and cross-border exchanges.

“We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country,” said Mariano Lugli, coordinator of MSF’s project in Conakry.

The organization said it had been involved in nearly all other recent Ebola outbreaks, mostly in remote parts of central African nations, but Guinea is now fighting to contain the disease in numerous locations, some of which are hundreds of kilometers apart.

“This geographical spread is worrisome because it will greatly complicate the tasks of the organizations working to control the epidemic,” Lugli added.

The outbreak of Ebola – which has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent – has centered around Guinea’s southeast. But it took authorities six weeks to identify the disease, allowing it to spread over borders and to more populated areas.

Cases were last week confirmed in Conakry, bringing the disease, which was previously limited to remote, lightly populated areas, to the seaside capital of 2 million people.

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde late on Sunday appealed for calm. “My government and I are very worried about this epidemic,” he said, ordering Guineans to take strict precautions to avoid the further spread of the disease.

“I also call on people not to give in to panic or believe the rumors that are fuelling people’s fears,” he added.

Trusting in Him,

Jack & Cathy Carlos

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seem is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18