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blank 10/15/14 09:55AM , Aicraft Parts, Airboating Magazine, Preferred Airparts, Samaritans Purse

Preferred Airparts Owner Helps Evacuate Charity's Volunteers

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One of Preferred Airparts owners, Brian Stoltzfus, flies a turbine DC-3 as part of his work with the charity Samaritan's Purse, an international relief agency based in Boone, N.C. Recently, he has been involved in supporting SP’s team in their work in Liberia, Africa. One of their volunteers, Dr. Kent Brantly contracted Ebola and was flown back to the United States to receive experimental, lifesaving treatment. Brantly was airlifted inside an airtight plastic pod to a Georgia military base and then by ground ambulance to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to an NBC report.

He has since recovered and Dr. Brantly stated upon being released from the hospital: “Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family. As a medical missionary, I never imagined myself in this position. When my family and I moved to Liberia last October to begin a two-year term working with Samaritan’s Purse, Ebola was not on the radar. We moved to Liberia because God called us to serve the people of Liberia.

“I did not know then, but I have learned since, that there were thousands, maybe even millions of people around the world praying for me throughout that week, and even still today. And I have heard story after story of how this situation has impacted the lives of individuals around the globe - both among my friends and family, and also among complete strangers. I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and your support. But what I can tell you is that I serve a faithful God who answers prayers.

“Through the care of the Samaritan’s Purse and SIM missionary team in Liberia, the use of an experimental drug, and the expertise and resources of the health care team at Emory University Hospital, God saved my life - a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers.”

Thank you to Joyce Rondos from Airboating Magazine for publishing this article!

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