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David and Nancy Writebol say they were called by God to serve as missionaries in Liberia and then turned to God again when ...
she contracted Ebola. (Aug. 13)
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DURATION: 1:33-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:JEREMY WRITEBOL HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYno location, no dateMANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: Jeremy Writebol1. STILL FILE image of David and Nancy WritebolSAMARITAN'S PURSE HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYLiberia - no dateMANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: SAMARITAN'S PURSE2. Street scene3. Medical worker being outfitted in protective suit to help treat Ebola patients4. Wide of Samaritan's Purse's, a sister organization to SIM, clinic to treat Ebola patientsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharlotte, North Carolina - August 13, 20145. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Writebol, SIM Missionary: Transcript belowVia Skype interviewSAMARITAN'S PURSE HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYLiberia - no dateMANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: SAMARITAN'S PURSE6. Various of medical workers being outfitted in protective suits to help treat Ebola patientsAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno location, no date7. Graphic map showing three of the four West African nations affected in the Ebola outbreakAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharlotte, North Carolina - August 13, 20148. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Writebol, SIM Missionary: Transcript belowVia Skype interviewAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharlotte, North Carolina - August 8, 20149. Various exteriors of SIM headquartersAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharlotte, North Carolina - August 13, 201410. David Writebol talking during Skype interviewWSB - AP CLIENTS ONLY - EMBARGO ATLANTAAtlanta - August 5, 2014MANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: WSB11. Aerial of Nancy Writebol being wheeled on a stretcher into Emory University HospitalAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharlotte, North Carolina - August 13, 201412. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Writebol, SIM Missionary: Transcript belowVia Skype interviewJEREMY WRITEBOL HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYLiberia - October 7, 2014MANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: Jeremy Writebol13. STILL FILE image of Nancy Writebol with Liberian children AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharlotte, North Carolina - August 13, 201414. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Writebol, SIM Missionary: Transcript belowVia Skype interviewJEREMY WRITEBOL HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYno location, no dateMANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: Jeremy Writebol15. STILL FILE image of David and Nancy WritebolAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharlotte, North Carolina - August 13, 201416. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Writebol, SIM Missionary: Transcript belowVia Skype interviewWSB - AP CLIENTS ONLY - EMBARGO ATLANTAAtlanta - August 5, 2014MANDATORY ON-SCREEN COURTESY: WSB17. Aerial of Nancy Writebol being wheeled on a stretcher into Emory University HospitalVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:DAVID AND NANCY WRITEBOL EXPECTED TO SEE POVERTY, PAIN AND SUFFERING WHEN THEY SAY THEY WERE CALLED BY GOD TO START MISSIONARY WORK IN LIBERIA LAST YEAR.BUT THEY DID NOT EXPECT EBOLA - OR TO WORK WITH INFECTED PATIENTS.SOUNDBITE: David Writebol, SIM missionary"Though Nancy contracted the Ebola virus disease, we do not see that as a failure on God's part."DAVID WRITEBOL SAYS THE COUPLE TURNED TO THEIR FAITH FOR HELP DURING THE OUTBREAK... THAT'S NOW KILLED MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE IN WEST AFRICA. SOUNDBITE: David Writebol, SIM missionary"God's purposes are higher than our pain. His glory is greater than our temporary sufferings."WRITEBOL SPOKE WITH REPORTERS VIA SKPE WEDNESDAY FROM THE S-I-M MISSIONARY HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH CAROLINA.... WHERE HE IS IN QUARANTINE UNTIL HEALTH WORKERS KNOW FOR SURE HE DOESN'T HAVE THE DISEASE. HIS WIFE REMAINS IN ISOLATION AT EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA. SHE'S STILL WEAK BUT.... SOUNDBITE David Writebol, SIM missionary"Each time I talk to her, I get a sense her voice is clearer and brighter so I'm imagining that she is getting stronger and she tells me that she is feeling better and getting stronger."WRITEBOL DESCRIBED ONE OF THE LAST TIMES HE SAW NANCY BEFORE SHE WAS EVACUATED FROM LIBERIA LAST WEEK. HE WAS FLOWN OUT SUNDAY. SOUNDBITE: David Writebol, SIM missionary"I was able to be in personal protection equipment and I patted her, just to her know that I was there that I loved her." AND HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN HE CAN SEE HIS WIFE AGAIN.SOUNDBITE David Writebol, SIM missionary"I have a reputation of being a patient person, so I'm content to wait it out and it'll be a great day when we get back together."WRITEBOL IS HOPING TO GET TO ATLANTA SOON, WHERE HE'S CONFIDENT NANCY IS RECEIVING THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE. CINDY SHARP, ASSOCIATED PRESS.