A busy week for Dr. Kent Brantly, inspiring thousands of Christians in three states
FORT WORTH, Texas — Dr. Kent Brantly keeps inspiring.
This past week, the missionary doctor who survived Ebola shared his story with thousands of Christians in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma:
1. ‘DAY OF HOPE’ IN TEXAS
The 2003 graduate of Abilene Christian University in Texas spoke at the third annual “Day of Hope” at Southside, his home congregation.
“How the Lord works!” Southside member Nora Ramirez wrote on The Christian Chronicle’s Facebook page after hearing Brantly’s testimony. “Still brings me to tears!”
Signs invite neighbors to attend the “Day of Hope” at the Southside Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. (PHOTO BY BOBBY ROSS JR.)
Southside preaching minister Steve Cloer, right, prays with Dr. Kent Brantly before Brantly speaks at the “Day of Hope.” (PHOTO BY BOBBY ROSS JR.)
Dr. Kent Brantly speaks under a tent at the “Day of Hope.” (PHOTO BY BOBBY ROSS JR.)
2. HARDING UNIVERSITY IN ARKANSAS
Brantly was the featured speaker Tuesday, March 17, in the American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
“God called us to be medical missionaries,” Brantly said at Harding, as reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “Now, I have a platform to touch a lot of lives and remind them this epidemic is not over.”
“I see the hand of God at work, and I have to give Him the credit.” Kent Brantly, HU ASI speaker tonight pic.twitter.com/pG1BYpufle
— Bruce McLarty (@BruceMcLarty) March 18, 2015
3. TULSA WORKSHOP IN OKLAHOMA
On Friday night, March 20, Brantly delivered the keynote address at the Tulsa Workshop in Oklahoma.
He noted as he took the stage that he was feeling ill and had prayed all day that God would give him the physical strength — and voice — to speak.
Once again, God answered his prayers.
— John Dobbs (@johndobbs) March 21, 2015
“I serve a faithful God who answers prayers!” (Dr. Kent Brantly) #tulsaw
— Aubrey Spencer (@aubreyspencer) March 21, 2015
— Wes Woodell (@WesWoodell) March 21, 2015