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  • Operation Christmas Child an annual project for Grace Fellowship in Timonium

    Operation Christmas Child an annual project for Grace Fellowship in Timonium
    On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, most holiday shoppers had barely scratched the surface of their Christmas lists. Not so for a group of global-minded volunteers, who were busy wrapping and packing presents at Grace Fellowship Church in Timonium....
  • Seeking to serve

    Looking to make a difference one Saturday a month? Come to Taylorsville United Methodist Church. Serving Second Saturday, or S.S.S., is a new outreach ministry of the church seeking to offer an opportunity for people in the church and the community to...
  • Church, restaurant team up for Operation Christmas Child

    In 1993, the charitable organization Samaritan's Purse began a program known as Operation Christmas Child. The goal was for people to pack a shoe box filled with small toys, hygiene items and/or candy to be delivered to a boy or girl overseas and bless...
  • U.S. missionary with Ebola identified, as survivor shares story

    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - A third U.S. missionary infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia was identified on Wednesday, even as a fellow aid worker with the same Christian organization publicly shared her battle with the deadly virus for the first time....
  • Nigerian doctor who died from Ebola virus treated patients, leaving dozens at risk

    Nigerian doctor who died from Ebola virus treated patients, leaving dozens at risk
    A Nigerian doctor with Ebola carried on treating patients and met scores of friends, relatives and medics before his death, leaving about 60 of them at high risk of infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. Members of his church...
  • Missionary who survived Ebola describes ordeal

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. There were times when missionary Nancy Writebol thought she would not survive her Ebola virus infection, the now-cured Charlotte, N.C., woman told reporters in her first public appearance since leaving an Atlanta hospital last month....
  • Ebola survivor talks to Matt Lauer

    Ebola survivor talks to Matt Lauer
    NBC's Matt Lauer has landed an exclusive interview with Dr. Kent Brantly, a survivor of the Ebola virus. NBC will share portions of Brantly's interview tonight on "NBC Nightly News" and Wednesday on "Today." Then the interview will become part of an NBC...
  • Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola

    Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola
    Health workers in West Africa appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest. Liberian President Ellen...
  • WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'

    WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'
    The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Nigeria became the third African...
  • U.S. aid workers who survived Ebola leave Atlanta hospital

    ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe...
  • No serum for Ebola outbreak in Africa, CDC says

    WASHINGTON As two Ebola-stricken U.S. missionaries slowly recover at Emory University Hospital, the disease's death toll soars in West Africa. But the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress on Thursday that the...
  • Both Ebola patients released from Emory hospital

    ATLANTA One of two Americans treated for the Ebola virus expressed his gratitude to Emory University Hospital and those who have prayed for him Thursday morning as the hospital announced his release. Then, Dr. Kent Brantly asked for continued support...