Most of Roger Scarlett's group were able to attend the premiere showing last Thursday of Facing Darkness, the true story of how Samaritan's Purse worked to help people who were being ravaged by the Ebola virus in Liberia during 2013. Over 11,000 people died .
The group was quite moved by the movie's depiction of this outbreak, and how God's call to relieve suffering was answered by these brave people, even when two of their staff contracted this highly contagious and deadly disease.
Incidentally, this is the same Samaritan's Purse ministry - World Medical Mission - that Dr. Matt Woodley of our Erie site will soon be serving with. Matt will being visiting Roger's group next week to share about his family's upcoming mission work in Papua New Guinea.
Roger says that Facing Darkness is more than just a straight documentary. It tells the dramatic story in the first person by those who were on the scene during this harrowing experience in 2013. He highly recommends that other groups take advantage of seeing the movie next week.
Facing Darkness will have an encore presentation at Tinseltown on Monday, April 10th.