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Churches monitoring Ebola outbreak

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Matthew Miller and his family are getting ready for a 22 hour flight to Rwanda.  They're missionaries for Homewood Church of Christ. 

"We of course want people to be reconciled to God but we also want to see them learn how to farm better, learning about health and sanitation," said Miller. 

As they prepare to spread the message of Jesus for the next two years, they are taking into account the deadly ebola virus spreading on the African continent. 

"We don't have a lot of concern but we spent a lot of time in Togo and its right in that region," said Miller. 

Rwanda is more than two thousand miles from where the epidemic is growing but it doesn't mean they'll be out of harms way. 

"If everyone only stayed in safe places....there are a lot of places in the world that never would be touched. So, it just not our greatest concern," explained Miller. 

Justin Peach, a youth minister at the church, says the viral outbreak has certainly made the issue of safety forefront when planning mission trips overseas. 

"If its not safe for us to go, we are not going to go," said Peach. 

He helps coordinate a trip to Honduras.  Although the country isn't the site of an ebola outbreak, Americans that travel there have to take certain precautions. 

"'We won't stop at a fruit stand and buy fruit just to eat it because its not safe enough for us to eat," said Peach. 
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