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Ebola Survivor: Christ Carried Me Through

10-01-2014
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Missionary Nancy Writebol is one of four Americans who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia.

In the weeks after her recovery, Writebol has been sharing her story with others.

"There were nights when I laid my head on my pillow and I wondered if I would be alive in the morning," she recalled. "When they put me on the plane to evacuate me, David [Writebol's husband] and I said goodbye and I wasn't sure if I would live."

Although there were many moments of uncertainty, Writebol and her husband continued sharing how their faith and hope in Christ carried them through.

Their hearts, however, are still with the people they served in Africa, where they'd like to return.

Writebol said people who have never been there don't understand what it's really like. The virus killed 39 of the 40 patients they treated during the month they were there, serving with SIM, a Charlotte-based missionary group.

So far, Ebola has killed more than 3,000 people, mostly in West Africa.

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