American Missionary Nancy Writebol Credits God for Ebola Recovery

Nancy Writebol and her husband David sat down with NBC's Matt Lauer for an interview ahead of their press conference Wednesday. (NIGHTLY NEWS)
Nancy Writebol and her husband David sat down with NBC’s Matt Lauer for an interview ahead of their press conference Wednesday. (NIGHTLY NEWS)

Nancy Writebol, the second American missionary to contract Ebola while in Liberia, said Wednesday she’s thankful to be alive.

After nearly one month of battling the deadly virus, the 59-year-old spoke publicly for the first time about her illness, saying she’s getting stronger with each passing day.

Writebol credits God for her recovery. She, along with fellow missionary Dr. Kent Brantly, was treated at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital before being released in August.

“I wondered at times whether I would live or die,” Writebol said in a press conference. “His presence really was with me — and I knew that, I could sense it. … I am so thankful for His mercy and His grace.”

Writebol told CBN News that while she knew the odds were against her survival, she felt the calming presence of God.

“That peace that He gives in times of really difficult situations is a peace that we can’t even explain. It’s a peace that’s overcoming, and it’s a peace that says, ‘It’s gonna be okay,’ whether I live or whether I die,” Writebol recalled.

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SOURCE: CBN News

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