Results for Reflections
Give me new eyes
“Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.” 1 Samuel 12:16 Recently, CURE received a visit from some students and staff from an international school in Nairobi. This group was really interested in our work with Smile Train, an organization that helps provide free cleft lip […]
The fallacy of comparison
CURE University students are perfectionists. So am I. As a person with strong, perfectionist tendencies, what becomes my standard?
CURE Zambia: We are family
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
Mead Minutes: Are short-term missions good or bad?
Our time in Zambia, although short, was great. I was able to work with the CURE surgeons and get a feel of the problems Zambian children face.
Mead Minutes: Wonders of the World
Victoria Falls definitely deserves its title as a Natural Wonder of the World. My week at the hospital was filled with many of the usual cases, but there was also a particular child, Mazuba, who had gone fishing with friends and was attacked by a crocodile.
Mead Minutes: Empowering others
Greetings from the Meads! We are enjoying the cool weather of Lusaka, Zambia. Yes, I know I was just in Niamey, Niger, but life keeps moving forward. I returned for a brief time to western Michigan in order to clean up, repack for another hospital, and gather my lovely wife, Jana, for another adventure. This […]
Mead Minutes: God of the impossible
Bonjour! Early in the mornings, a cool breeze blows in Niamey, Niger. The horizon has a brownish tint as the dust rises to shift position. People gather around small, charcoal fires preparing their morning tea or coffee. Soon, the sun will climb higher in the sky. The temperatures will soar up into the mid 90s. I have been told […]
Mead Minutes: A hand to heal
Hello from the land of dust! The winds have been blowing and filling the air with a fine haze of brown. People cover up as they walk into the wind. We have been keeping busy at CURE Niger as kids with deformities just keep coming through our doors.
Internet scrolling you can feel good about
Here’s the thing: We scroll through a thousand things every day. A deluge of emails. An increasingly divisive steam of social media posts. Mindless surfing of a website or twenty. Those aren’t bad things, they just aren’t really all that life-giving most of the time. CUREkids is the opposite of that.
The dark is just a canvas
All January, I’ve been trying to implement a new discipline, a journaling exercise that pastor Jeff Manion gave our team at the 2017 CURE International Directors’ Conference. Part of the daily exercise is listing three specific things for which I’m thankful. Today, a song was on the top of my gratitude list. Rend Collective’s “Joy” […]
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