Moral Support: Church Prays, Supports Quarantined Family

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DALLAS —  Louise Troh probably never envisioned her life taking the unexpected path as it has this past week.

She is Thomas Duncan’s girlfriend, intended bride and quarantined along with four children in an undisclosed location.

“She is managing as best she can she is drawing a great deal of spiritual comfort from the church at this time and certainly from her faith but you can imagine, this is an extraordinary event in her life,” Sr. Pastor George Mason at Wilshire Baptist Church said.

Louise’s family is at the center of the Ebola scare;  they had the most intimate contact with Duncan. The family is monitored twice a day — their temps and vitals taken as a precaution.

Yet, during this dark hour, there’s light in the form of prayers and support from Troh’s church.

“We`ve been given this terrible privilege to be involved in these lives and in this circumstance that we didn`t ask for, but we`re seeking to be good stewards of the tragedy,” Mason explained.

Sunday service at Wilshire Baptist included special prayers for Louise and her family. “We’re a close-knit family here and we just try to help each other in the church,” church member Patricia Calvillo said.

Love and encouragement from those who aren’t afraid to embrace a family facing a frightening situation.

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