ATLANTA, Ga. – Jeremy Writebol, son of SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, who returned to the United States and was admitted to Emory University Hospital yesterday after contracting the Ebola virus in Liberia, issued the following statement today:

“We are grateful to be able to see our mom once again, and we entrust her care both to the Lord and to the fine doctors and staff at Emory University Hospital. Mom is tired from her travel, but continues to fight the virus and strengthen her faith in her Redeemer, Jesus. We were able to spend a few minutes with her to encourage her and be encouraged by her condition. Her servant’s heart is evident, as she expressed concern for us above and beyond her own circumstances.”

“Please continue to pray for her recovery and for wisdom for the doctors and medical staff caring for her. We lean on Christ, our stronghold in this time of trouble, because we know the Lord has not forsaken us (Ps. 9:9-10).” 

SIM (www.simusa.org) is an international Christian mission organization with a staff of nearly 3,000 workers serving in more than 65 countries. In addition to medicine, SIM serves on every continent in areas of education, community development, public health and Christian witness. While SIM stood for Sudan Interior Mission when it was founded 120 years ago, it is now a global mission known as SIM. Two of SIM’s three founders died of tropical disease within the first year of the organization’s founding. Yet SIM continued on to become one of the largest Christian medical missions in the world.

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