Recognize anyone? Madupe is the one behind the mask in our Photoshop version. She, like other tireless servants of the Lord, battle the worst Satan throws at us. Here’s the rest of the story from CT: Ebola Medical Missionaries Named Time’s Person of the Year. by Ruth Moon
For their “tireless acts of courage and mercy,” Time magazine has named the Ebola fighters—including missionary doctor Kent Brantly and staffer Nancy Writebol—its 2014 person of the year.
Brantly, Writebol, and other medical staff—mainly volunteers—stepped up to manage the disease when federal governments and international health organizations were dragging their feet, fighting “a war that is waged with bleach and a prayer,” managing editor Nancy Gibbs wrote in her explanation for the magazine’s choice.
Medical missions is currently seeing record interest from physicians and medical students. Brantly, a doctor with Samaritan’s Purse and affiliated with the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA), was “one of our most dynamic student leaders,” David Stevens, president of the CMDA, told CT. Before Brantly headed to Liberia, Stevens interviewed him at last year’s medical missions conference in Louisville, where more than 1,000 people committed themselves to careers in medical missions, he said.
Brantly said God “blessed him with a special sense of his presence” while he battled the disease. “I remained strangely calm, never shedding a tear,” he said. “I wasn’t being brave. I was filled with peace. … When I told my parents about my impending fate, I told them that whether I live or die, I just want God to be glorified.”
As Brantly waited to be transferred from Liberia to Atlanta, he told Time he listened to passages of scripture on his laptop, and one verse in particular caught his attention:
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God.”