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THE POWER OF PRAYER
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REJOICING FOR ANSWERED PRAYER!

NANCY WRITEBOL AND DR. KENT BRANTLY DECLARED EBOLA FREE!

These past two weeks have been a very intensive time for SIMUSA and Samaritan's Purse! Our SIM International Director, Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko expressed it best.

"On Tuesday, 19 August, SIM’s Nancy Writebol stepped outside of her isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, the room where she had battled Ebola since 5 August. Today Dr. Kent Brantly was also discharged. Both have fully recovered from the deadly virus and reunited with their families. Truly, we have witnessed a great miracle and a wonderful answer to prayer.
 
With the psalmist we can say, “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”  Their contribution to medical science is historic, and the spotlight their illness has placed on the West African epidemic is bringing unprecedented prayer and resources to bear, meaning that countless more lives may yet be saved.  Together let us praise God that he has seen fit to spare their lives, to restore their health, and to use humble and ordinary servants to bring glory to himself!
 
By prayer we entered this crisis, by prayer we endured it, and by prayer we emerge on the other side with great thanksgiving. May the God who answers prayer, the God to whom we pray, the God who walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death so that we may fear no evil, may this God bring the current Ebola crisis to an end and bring into his Kingdom many who live and die without ever hearing the Gospel.
 
With heartfelt gratitude to the Lord, and our sight on the future glory, we conclude with this wonderful hymn:
 
When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!"

Please go to the following websites to hear and see the powerful testimony for the glory God and answered prayer that was televised around the world.

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/samaritans-purse-doctor-recovered-from-ebola/

http://simusa.org/content/latest-news/4533/nancy_writebol_declared_virus_free

Bill is serving on the Community Based Ebola Response Subcommittee answering the question: "How can SIM support the West African Church in preparation for and response to the growing Ebola pandemic?"  Thank you for your prayers.
 

Our nine year old vehicle with over 200,000 miles is now on life support. This past week the AC went out. When I took it in for repair, they expressed "The transmission is broken and about to go. Do not drive it out of town." This is a real matter of urgent prayer as we need to replace this one to continue to get around for ministry, speaking engagements and personal use too.  We have let a few know of this need but thought we should share it with you. We are grateful to some who have already given to help in this need of ours. Please email or call me for more details or if you wish to contribute. 704-576-0457

Rejoicing today for a God who hears and answers our prayers!

Bill and Grace

www.simusa.org

www.hardings.org

Our mailing address is:
Bill and Grace Harding
7412 Mockingbird Lane
Waxhaw, NC 28173