Rancho Santa Fe resident Morris Cerullo embarks on 11-day journey to Africa


Amid what has been called one of the deadliest outbreaks of disease in history, RSF resident Morris Cerullo, president of World Evangelism, is embarking this month upon a courageous 11-day trip to the heart of the Ebola outbreak — the continent of Africa.

This 83-year-old Christian statesman and international evangelist has been traveling to the undeveloped nations of the world for 68 years. He has dedicated his life to helping hurting people.

This 11-day trip to Africa will include training meetings in: Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Lagos, Nigeria; Kigali, Rwanda; Bujumbura, Burundi; Nakuru, Kenya; and Juba, South Sudan. The Sudan Ebola virus is recognized by the World Health Organization as one of three identified species that have been associated with large outbreaks in Africa.

During this trip, the tireless octogenarian will also be meeting with political leaders of these nations to discuss economic aid, food, and medicine for the countries hit hardest by this outbreak.

Over the past six decades, Morris Cerullo has met with numerous heads of state who have requested prayer, spiritual counsel, and mentorship. Known for his “hands-on” approach to ministry, and aware of the dangers facing him by traveling to ground zero of the Ebola outbreak, Cerullo stated, “These people need to know that we love them.”

World Evangelism is known for its humanitarian support and has provided aid to Ethiopia, medical assistance in East Africa, and helped build multiple orphanages in Mexico. Most recently, Morris and Theresa Cerullo partnered with Tommy and Matthew Barnett to build a new floor of the Los Angeles Dream Center that houses 200 women who have come off the streets of Los Angeles, out of drugs, human trafficking, and prostitution. The floor is called Mama Theresa’s Place in honor of Theresa Cerullo.

On July 28, Morris and Theresa celebrated 63 years of marriage. Moving to San Diego in 1959, their ministry, World Evangelism, was incorporated in 1961. Today, the San Diego headquarters employs 100 people locally, and also has offices in Texas, Canada, the United Kingdom, Holland, and Paris. For decades, Morris Cerullo has conducted major conferences and training seminars in San Diego, bringing tens of thousands of people to the city from more than 50 nations.

— Submitted press release