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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Dr. Jonah Kule...killed by Ebola


Dr. Jonah Kule died this evening, Tuesday 4 December, at Mulago Hospital.

We have lost one of our best friends.

To say nothing of the devastating impact on his family, on the district, on the country.

Ebola is horrific. There are no words to express our grief. And this makes the whole epidemic even more frightening, if that were possible.

Pray fiercely for an end to this, soon.

45 comments:

jane. said...

* oh, jennifer and scott. not sure what to say. thinking of you. prayers.

Phil and Shanna said...

We are grieving with you. So sorry - Prague team

Greenbrier Escape said...

I just can't quite grasp this one.... I'm pacing my living room sobbing... and yelling at God.... he is a maniac....
mary ann

Anonymous said...

Oh,no. There just are no words. We will be grieving with you and for everyone involved. What a tragedy. Our hearts just ache for you. Praying for you...you have truly touched our hearts . . .
Roberta and Russ Simmons (also for Mary and Knox Campbell)

Anonymous said...

Grieving with you, and continuing to pray for you all. We feel the loss, even so far away. Love in Christ, the Rodgers family

micandme said...

Oh... I'm so sorry. We are still praying for all of you. ~Michelle

Josiah said...

Jennifer and Scott, Barbara and I grieve with you over the loss for you , the family and the team. Our church and friends will be praying for you all. May God protect you and give you his comfort, strength and wisdom.
Josiah, for all at Grace Community in Asheville, NC

The Syvertsens said...

This is so hard to read. Praying for you all... - love from Prague

sonja said...

Devastating news on every imaginable level. I have such fond memories of meeting him and his beautiful family so many years ago. My heart aches for his wife, his children, and for you all on this terrible, tragic loss.
sonja

Craig and Lisa said...

All of Creation groans at the loss of one so dear and near to you. As others have said, there are no words. May you find peace somehow in Jesus.

Joel said...

Myrhes, I am heartbroken to hear about Dr. Jonah. Not sure why this had to happen. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May God uphold you and keep you healthy. You are loved by many and by God. Love you.

Joel

Janet Kerwood said...

I am so sorry.
Praying hard for all of you.
Janet

Dan Passerelli said...

Praying for you guys here in London.
Dan

Jennifer said...

Praying for you and so very sorry for the loss of Jonah.
Love from Jennifer Price and family

Jennifer said...

Praying for you and so very sorry for the loss of Jonah.
Love from Jennifer Price and family

John said...

Praying for you and family protection. Grieving for Dr Jonah.

Anonymous said...

So unbelievable. So sad. We are praying for Dr. Jonah's wife and family. How hard it must be for them. Praying with and for you, Scott and Jennifer. E&S Flanagan

The Germers said...

Dear Jennifer and Scott, what a devastating outcome. We are shocked and grieved at this terrible loss. We are praying and praying for you. May the goodness of God shine for you through all these tears.

Love,
The Germers

afriend said...

Praying for Dr. Jonah Kule's family and friends. A terrible loss.

Lydia said...

i have no words only tears...Jonah was a wonderful man, I admired him so much...i am fervently praying for you all and nyahuka.

Katharine said...

I can only hear the hymn:
Oh, God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come--
Be thou our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home!

It is more than our minds can handle. We are praying that you will have the strength of his love, and the hope that he has a purpose, even though we will not possibly understand it while we are here on earth. Bless you for being there, for being faithful, for your many sacrifices.

We pray for his hand of protection on you both, and on all the children.

Katharine (from New Life-Glenside)

Anonymous said...

Not sure why the Almighty needs a good doctor more than you folks do.

But he evidently does need a doctor pretty badly.

Our thoughts here in the United States are with you all. Be careful, and good luck!

Anonymous said...

We're so sorry - we are lifting you up in our prayers.
Dave and Erika

Sandi Hoogland said...

Scott & Jennifer, so sorry to hear this. What a blow, on so many levels. Know that we, and many others at Lawndale are praying. Sandi

Anonymous said...

This is such sad news. It's beyond words. Our hearts go out to you!

mhb said...

I can't believe it. I don't know what to say. My heart is grieving with yours.

meredith

Anonymous said...

This is a tragedy for Dr. Kule and the entire country.

Thank you for keeping us up to date with news of this horrible epidemic.

God bless.

Kevin said...

Our heart aches for you and his family. May God have mercy on you, the team, his grieving family and the people of Bundibugyo.

claire said...

My heart is breaking for this loss. There is no need to say how good this man was, it was evident to all. Trusting in the mercy and faithfulness of the Lord is all we can do at this point.

We love you so very much and are praying for you constantly. May the Lord lift you up and give you strength to get through each day.

Anonymous said...

Condolences! We are grieving with you and praying for you.

If there is someone (doctors, nurses, people with money, people with other possibilities to help materially) reading this blog who would like to take part of your work either by hand or by other ways materially, but doesn't know how, please could you inform us about the possible ways?

Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer and Scott, I am grieving with you and with Dr. Jonah's family and friends over this truly tragic loss. I hope that there will be a memorial fund in his honor and for his family, or for your mission if his family will be all right financially without him. My heart aches will you all, and I am praying that God will find a way to comfort all those who mourn the good doctor. May you two feel God's comfort and strength so that you can stay well through all this terrible sadness and suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy in HMB

Anonymous said...

Word is spreading and prayers are rising on your behalf and Uganda's. May God comfort you greatly in this time of great need.
Mommaof3

Rinnie said...

Scott and Jennifer,
I am praying for courage for you and your kids, for safety and for comfort. Thanks so much for the blog updates.

Rinnie (Meiners) Hersman

Anonymous said...

Holding the teams in Uganda up in prayer.

eurorebs said...

Grieving with you, and still praying...

With love...

Cheryl said...

We are so sorry for this. You remain in our most fervent prayers. With deep love and respect, Jeff and Cheryl Cash

Brad & Stacey said...

God please end this madness, protect and sustain our brothers and sisters.
the Hunters, Vienna

Chris S said...

This is a great shock. I am so sorry. Lord, our hope is in you; we have no one else. Please sustain Dr. Jonah's friends powerfully, and give them strength.

bethy31 said...
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bethy31 said...

I am praying for you - and grieving with you.

Matt Ham said...

I am praying for you, your family, and your team; that the Father of our Lord Jesus would bring miraculous healing and comfort to you all. Thank you for your witness & testimony to the Gospel of God's grace.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. Stay strong and I'm sure that God will take care of you and everyone that is sick. I'm praying for you!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. Keep trusting in the Lord and I know that he will take care of you and all that are sick. I'm praying for you!!

Neil said...

Dear Scott and Jennifer,
We are praying for you and your family, for your safety, for the work that you do, for your team members and for the people you serve. The safest place we can be is in God's will and you are certainly there, and we thank God for that. Dr. Jonah's death is tragic. We are holding his memory and his family up in prayer. Please publish if there is a memorial fund established to aid his family. God Bless you

Ben said...

praying for and crying with you.