Urgent Prayer Request for Samaritan’s Purse Doctor, SIM Missionary Fighting Ebola Virus

By   •   July 27, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly cares for an Ebola patient in the isolation ward before he tested positive for the virus.

Two American aid workers have tested positive for Ebola, a deadly virus they had been working to combat in the West African country of Liberia.

Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia, is undergoing treatment at a Samaritan’s Purse isolation center at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia after testing positive for the virus.

A second American aid worker also tested positive and is receiving treatment. 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. Writebol is married and has two adult sons.

Dr. Brantly is also married and has two children.

Samaritan’s Purse is committed to doing everything possible to help Writebol and Dr. Brantly during this time of crisis.

Franklin Graham said the “heroic and sacrificial service” of Brantly and the entire team in Monrovia “is a shining example of Christ’s love in this crisis situation.”

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.

In an email to staff at both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and its sister ministry 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.

Brantly Family Statement: ‘We ask for your continued prayers’

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  1. Joyce McGraw says:

    We are praying!!!

  2. Dr. Ralph W. Green, II says:


  3. Helen says:

    Touch them Father with your healing hand. You are the giver an Sustainer of Life. You require us to be our brothers keeper. We are Victorious in you Oh God, so right now, I’m thanking you in advance for keeping your promise of healing, comfort, joy and peace. In JESUS name. amen

  4. Connie says:

    We are praying for you & your families, Kent & Nancy.

  5. esther says:

    Nothing s too big in the eyes of God..i speak healing in th mighty name of Jesus

  6. June Papp says:

    Dear Lord, We pray for the health workers who have the virus. This disease is of no surprise to you. Lord, place your hand on them and heal them so they can continue with your work. Bring words of peace and encouragement to their families. God you are the Sovereign One, Lord of lords and King of kings.

  7. Billie Jean Erwin says:

    I am praying for these workers and their families.

  8. Evelyn Moodley says:

    I Am Pray For God To Intervene And Make a way. These Men and women went with a Passionate Heart and this virus had to get to them. I bind And Set free every virus in Jesus Name. I also Pray Jesus Touch like u did with the woman with the issue of Blood. I cover them under the blood and lord I thank u for complete healing in Jesus Name. We Give U The Highest Praise

  9. Bobbie Curtis says:

    Nancy is a member of our church. Calvary in Pineville is in prayer for her as well as the other members of the mission team.

  10. Barbara McGuire says:

    Dear Father, in your mercy and goodness and grace, we lift up Dr. Brantly and Ms. Nancy…they need your divine healing in their lives now….come quickly Lord Jesus and touch these two servants fully and completely granting them recovery…do not take these two before their time Lord…we pray the protection of the Lord Jesus Christ around them, covering them with the blood of Jesus….use this situation for your honor and glory…protect their loved ones and comfort them…we bind the strong man in Jesus name trusting you Lord for the outcome. Amen.