Faith & Family Films To Present ‘Facing Darkness’

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 9:06am EDT

As the world watched the Ebola virus consume West Africa in the spring of 2014; international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse stepped forward to help.

“Facing Darkness,” the story of how relief teams relied on their faith and courage to battle this deadly disease, comes to The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph for one night on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. This screening is free and open to everyone.

Samaritan’s Purse had already been working in West Africa for many years when the Ebola outbreak hit the area. Relief workers, doctors, and nurses quickly shifted their focus to efforts to helping Ebola victims and launching prevention programs to combat the disease. A few weeks later, two medical missionaries involved in the organization’s effort in Liberia became infected.

“Facing Darkness” follows Graham as his team attempts something that had never been done before— the international transport of an Ebola patient back to the U.S. for treatment.

“We had treated our first Ebola patient in Liberia in June,” Dr. Brantly said. “On July 23, I woke up feeling under the weather and was diagnosed with Ebola shortly thereafter. And I prayed God would help me be more faithful even in my illness.”

“Ebola swept into West Africa with seemingly no end in sight,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “Then Samaritan’s Purse—a symbol of faith—brought relief and hope to thousands of people. In taking care of these two courageous missionaries, Samaritan’s Purse highlighted the devastation of the illness to the world.”

“Facing Darkness” is presented by Faith and Family Films, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. Concession will be available, and donations are welcome.

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