• Charlotte church relieved Nancy Writebol cured of Ebola

    By: Erica Bryant


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte missionary Nancy Writebol was released from Emory Tuesday exactly two weeks after she was admitted to the Atlanta hospital.

    Officials at SIM, the international mission organization that Writebol works for, called Writebol’s recovery a complete miracle.

    SIM released a photo of Writebol and her husband David taken shortly after her release on Tuesday from Emory University Hospital.

    SIM officials said Writebol is virus-free and now resting with her husband at an undisclosed location.

    Two weeks ago she was flown from Liberia to Atlanta, brought in on a stretcher to undergo rigorous treatment.

    On Tuesday, she was able to walk out of the facility with doctors saying she is completely healed.

    SIM President, Bruce Johnson said he talked to Nancy and David shortly after she was discharged from the hospital.

    “Health wise she's healthy. She's not under a constant doctor’s care. We're very grateful for how she's doing right now,” Johnson said.

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    Calvary Church Pastor Jim Cashwell said he talked to Nancy by phone Thursday morning.

    He said he expected her to sound weak, but even after this trying ordeal, she is still strong in faith and more concerned than ever about others.

    Cashwell said he spoke with Writebol for the first time in months.

    “She sounded strong. (She’s) thankful to the people of Charlotte, people around the world for prayers and support,” Cashwell said.

    Writebol, one of two missionaries with Charlotte ties said to be cured of the virus, is out of the hospital and reunited with her husband David.

    “Being able to restore their intimacy of touch is something they have looked forward to for a long time, so we're grateful for them,” Cashwell said.

    Cashwell and other members of Calvary Church and more than 90 of its missionaries serving abroad believed this day would come, the result of the power of prayer.

    “They began praying and mobilizing their people. We at Calvary had special prayer services and we feel we've been able to see the mighty hand of God move in a miraculous way,” Cashwell said.

    Still, Cashwell said the couple is still focused on others who are suffering.

    “Their concerns are still for the people of Liberia,” he said.

    And if God's mission is for them to return to help again, they will go.

    “They are ready to do whatever he calls for the cause of Christ,” Cashwell said.

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