Abilene Doctor Speaks About the Affect the Ebola Virus Will Have On Future Mission Trips

Published 08/06 2014 06:20PM

Updated 08/06 2014 08:41PM

The spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa has spread fears all the way to the United States.

Abilene Christian University graduate Dr.Kent Brantly is recovering from Ebola in an Atlanta hospital along with another volunteer. They contracted the disease while helping victims in West Africa.

Many in the Big Country are questioning how this will affect other mission trips. KTAB's Victor Sotelo spoke with Abilene dentist Dr. Norm Poorman who helps train people for future mission trips.

Dr. Poorman says the latest news out of West Africa may affect the number of people who choose to go on mission trips now, but doesn't expect it to last.

"We are to carry Christ and be his hands and his feet, to serve people, even the hurting, or even when there is some risk involved."

Overall Dr. Poorman believes the risk of deadly disease will not prevent churches in Abilene from continuing mission trips that are already planned.

"Beltway park has a group going to Israel, they have been there for the last couple of weeks, there is also a group that they have sent to Ecuador this week itself, so people are still going and they are still serving."

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