Ebola survivor Kent Brantly says God performed a 'great miracle'

Dr Kent Brantly with his wife Amber(Photo: Samaritan's Purse)

Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly encouraged his fellow medical professionals with his testimony during the Samaritan's Purse Prescription for Renewal medical conference held at the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina last Saturday.

Before his talk, Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham thanked him for joining them in the event: "We thank God that Dr Brantly is here tonight, standing before us. This is a testimony to God's graciousness and goodness. This is a testimony to the power of God."

Dr Brantly contracted Ebola when he served a post at the ELWA Hospital in Liberia.

When Dr Brantly took to the stage, he thanked the God "who anwers prayers".

"An army of prayer warriors stormed the throne of the almighty God. And the God of the universe performed a great miracle and spared my life," he said.

When he first learned about the news, he told his wife and his parents that God had blessed him with something special.

"I remained strangely calm, never shedding a tear," he shared. "I wasn't being brave. I was filled with peace. A peace that comes from the hand of the loving God. 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."

Ebola has been spreading West Africa countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. More than 4,000 people have died because of the disease.

Dr Brantly was airlifted from Liberia to the US for specialist treatment Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he fully recovered.

Following his recovery, he has been sharing his story and his gratitude to God for saving him.

"I want to express my deep and sincere gratitude to Samaritan's Purse, Emery and all of the people involved in my treatment and care," said Brantly. "Above all, I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life."