An interview with Dr. Azaria Marthyman

The family physician from Victoria, BC, has served with Samaritan’s Purse treating Ebola patients in Liberia – in July 2014 and September-October 2014.

1. Were you afraid of contracting Ebola and dying?


2. Many of the Ebola victims, including many of the fatalities, are children. How did you deal with that? 


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3. The survival rate at the Samaritan’s Purse facility where you were serving was better than the traditional average for Ebola. Please talk about that. 


4. And so for every Ebola patient that survived during your time there, another died. Please tell us about one or more of them.


5. What is the value of Samaritan’s Purse’s household-focused approach to fighting Ebola? 


6. In the midst of so much death and suffering, is there hope?


7. Finally, where is God in all of this?


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Please pray for the people of Liberia and those throughout West Africa who are vulnerable to this virus. Pray for protection and wisdom, and that the spread of Ebola would come to a halt. Please also pray for Samaritan’s Purse staff—for safety, courage, and strength as they minister God’s love to the suffering.


Through your financial gifts, you can help us save lives in the Name of Jesus in Liberia and other parts of the world where/when disasters strike. For example, your donation of $46 can educate 100 Liberians about Ebola. As we help disaster victims, we can tell them that we do this because “the love of Christ compels us” (2 Corinthians 5:14, NKJV). Donate Here