CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When a doctor told missionary David Writebol that his wife, Nancy, had contracted the Ebola virus while they were serving in Liberia, he says they turned to God for help.
He's being quarantined at the charity, SIM USA's, campus outside Charlotte. His wife remains in isolation in an Atlanta hospital after she was flown to the United States for treatment last week.
David Writebol on Wednesday talked to journalists via Skype.
He says when he and his wife left Charlotte last year for the missionary work, they fully expected to enter into a world of poverty, pain and suffering.
He says they accepted the risks because they knew God would keep them safe.
At the clinic, Nancy Writebol's duties included disinfecting staff entering or leaving the Ebola treatment area. She is formerly from Colorado, having attended Evergreen High School in her youth.
According to their biography, Nancy and David did not become missionaries until they raised their two sons and left successful careers in education and the software industry. Prior to joining SIM in 2013, the Writebols’ spent 14 years serving orphans and other vulnerable children in Ecuador and Zambia.