Have to Give: Giving Ourselves – Dr. Kent Brantley and Nancy Writebol

PHOTO: Dr. Richard Besser walks with Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol and her husband, David.
Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol. Photo by Bethany Fankhauser/SIM
PHOTO: Dr. Kent Brantly speaks with a worker outside the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia
Dr. Kent Brantley in Liberia. Photo courtesy of Samaritans Purse

In his book, The Rise of Christianity, Rodney Stark points out that one of the key reasons Christianity triumphed over the Roman Empire is because of the way it responded to those in need during major epidemics that wiped out major portions of the population.

Recently, the world has witnessed the same selfless sacrifice by Christian medical missionaries as they labored to minister to those suffering and dying in Africa from Ebola. Two of these medical missionaries themselves contracted the disease and, in the process, gave testimony to their faith and the love of Christ to the entire world.

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