Urgent Prayer Request for Samaritan’s Purse Doctor Treating Ebola Outbreak-Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
By Boaz Wadel
Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director for the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia, has tested positive for the Ebola virus.
He is currently undergoing treatment at a Samaritan's Purse isolation center at ELWA Hospital. Samaritan's Purse is continuing medical operations at its Ebola Case Management Centers in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Liberia Ministry of Health and other global health authorities.
Dr. Brantly is married with two children. Samaritan's Purse is committed to doing everything possible to help Dr. Brantly during this time of crisis. "His heroic and sacrificial service-along with the entire team there-is a shining example of Christ's love in this crisis situation," Franklin Graham said Sunday.
UPDATE: A second US-based aid worker has also now tested positive for the virus. Nancy Writebol is a SIM missionary who had been helping the Samaritan's Purse team treating Ebola patients at the Case Management Center in Monrovia.
In an email to staff at both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham requested prayer for both workers. "We ask everyone to please pray urgently for them and their families," he said Sunday.