North Carolina-based missions group SIM [Serving in Mission] identified a third American [Dr. Rick Sacra] diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia, even as survivors Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly began to tell their stories. . .
Writebol, 59, was privately discharged from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital on Aug. 19. . . There were many days when she thought she would not survive, especially the day she was evacuated from Liberia, half-delirious and loaded onto the plane via a baggage conveyor belt, she told reporters. What she does remember, though, is her faith.
“The Lord came near and said, ‘Am I enough?’” she recalled. “And my response was, ‘Yes, Lord, you are enough.’”
. . . A beaming David Writebol [her husband] told reporters that they are humbled God has “chosen us” to tell a story of God’s grace in Ebola. “I am so very thankful that this beautiful woman is still with me,” he said, drawing shy smiles from his wife.
“Really, this is not our story,” Nancy Writebol said. “It is God’s story. God is writing this.”
. . . [Kent] Brantly said he is still weak, but recovering strength daily. There were times he thought he would die, shaking violently, nearly unable to breath, and knowing doctors in Liberia had no equipment to breathe for him. Brantly, his wife Amber, and their two children are staying in Asheville, N.C., where he can recover in private. He said they are thinking about [Dr. Rick] Sacra as he wages his own battle with the disease.
“I was notified about [Sacra] this morning,” Brantly said Tuesday. “I spent a good long while tearful, in prayer.”