Husband of Charlotte nurse with Ebola looking forward to reunion

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - One of the missionaries quarantined in Charlotte is speaking out about his return from the Ebola hot zone.

David Writebol said he’s excited for the day he can be reunited with his wife, who is infected with the deadly disease.

The last time he saw his wife Nancy Writebol was when she boarded the plane out of Liberia but he has talked to her over the phone, and he said she sounds like she's doing much better.

"Got a chance to talk to Nancy, and she's getting better every day, feeling stronger. I think she's moving in the right direction,” David Writebol said.

David spoke about his journey from the RV park at SIM in Charlotte where he's quarantined.

"With some of my friends, so I’m doing great,” he said.

He called the park a campground and even joked that the only thing missing was a beach like in Liberia.
 
SIM President Bruce Johnson said many of the missionaries quarantined actually want to go back to Africa to serve those communities.

He said that the Writebol's sons understand that.

“Their son Jeremy was asked the question, 'What would you think if your parents said they were going back to Liberia?' He said, ‘Go for it.’ It’s that kind of spirit that really the whole Writebol family has,” Johnson said.

David echoed that.

“We go where God leads us,” he said.

His sons are with their mother in Atlanta where she is being treated.

David is eager to join his family.

SIM said they cannot release the exact date David Writebol will be out of quarantine but as soon as that happens, he will be on his way to see his wife.

“You can imagine that they're looking forward to that,” Johnson said.