Franklin Graham says he questioned God after aid workers got infected with Ebola

(Reuters/John Spink/Atlanta Journal Constitution)Medical workers roll patient Nancy Writebol into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Georgia, August 5, 2014.

Evangelist Franklin Graham said that he questioned God when two aid workers working with Samaritan's Purse got infected with Ebola while serving in West Africa.

Dr. Kent Brantly and nurse Nancy Writebol caught international media attention after they got infected with Ebola while they were working to fight against the spread of the virus at the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

The documentary titled "Facing Darkness" chronicles their efforts to fight the outbreak and the race against time to bring them home and get treated.

In an interview with The Christian Post, Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse, recounted how he struggled to seek help for Brantly and Writebol.

"To be honest when I first heard that Dr. Brantly had been infected, I didn't even know how to pray. At first, I just kept saying, 'God why? Why, [he's a] young doctor, such a great guy, why?'" Graham said.

The evangelist narrated that as he made several calls to help the aid workers, he saw how God provided him with a solution to a difficult problem.

"You could see God's hand at work through this entire film," he said. "It's a documentary of God's faithfulness and [shows that] God is a good God, He's a loving God [and] He cares for us," he added.

The Ebola virus began to spread in March 2014, and it became a raging epidemic by June. Over 28,000 people were infected in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The outbreak caught the attention of the international community with the help of the brave aid workers from Samaritan's Purse. However, the virus claimed over 11,000 lives before it came under control.

Liberia was eventually declared Ebola-free following a massive public health education program that helped to stop the spread of the virus.

Graham said that the Samaritan's Purse aid workers who bravely went to Africa were inspired by the Gospel. He said that the team believed that Jesus was the great physician, and they used their knowledge in medicine as a tool to show God's love to the Liberians.

Apart from the story of Brantly and Writebol, the documentary will also show what happens when people choose compassion over fear in service to others.

"Facing Darkness," which won the Best Feature Documentary Premiere Award at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival, will premiere in select U.S. theaters for one night through Fathom Events on March 30.

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