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Liberia honors the church for service during Ebola crisis

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Richard Wiah, president of the College of West Africa, a United Methodist school, checks the temperature of student before he enters the classroom.
By Julu Swen
July 31, 2015 | MONROVIA, Liberia (UMNS)

Prayers and action undertaken by the Liberian Council of Churches during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 have been honored by the Liberian government with the distinction “Commander, Order of the Star of Africa.”
The World Health Organization on May 9, 2015,declared Liberia free of Ebola transmissionbecause no new cases had been reported for 42 days. The country continues to monitor illnesses and to test for Ebola.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a United Methodist, described the LCC as “champions of peace” for the effort toward containing and eradicating Ebola. “This award is meritorious and distinguished for your commendable acts of patriotism, which immensely strengthened the mutual cooperation between the Church and the State,” Sirleaf said.