Posts tagged medical missions
Medical missions: 6 months in Malawi
“The very first time we ever spoke about Malawi was two years ago,” says Emma. “Andrew came in one night and was like, “I’ve got some really exciting news, but I’ll wait to share it with you until we are going to sleep.” I was thinking, ‘Oh, what could it be? I hope it’s really […]
Family finds purpose in medical missions
“I have really enjoyed getting the feeling my whole family is a part of this endeavor and part of this ministry; it is not just me working. It is all of us taking part in it together, all the way down to Emery making the nurses laugh.” Jacob Lepard Jacob Lepard is a fifth-year neurosurgery resident […]
One woman’s journey to joy as an orthopedic surgeon
“I did not want to become a doctor. When I was in high school, my friends and I would talk about career paths, and most of my friends wanted to be physicians. I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing.” Dr. Shelley Oliver’s honest words may surprise some. Her path to medical missions […]
Inspired volunteers engage kids at CURE Ethiopia
Many different people come to CURE Ethiopia to volunteer and help us in any way they can. These two women make a difference each day they are at the hospital. They enjoy spending time with the children, teaching them different crafts, playing with them, and just making them happy! In their own words, each tells what it’s like to work as a volunteer at CURE Ethiopia.
Katy: Physiotherapy as a mission
“As much as it’s a privilege to help people heal physically, I feel more strongly about trying to help people with their spiritual lives. In my normal job, I try to be a witness to Christ and live for Him. It’s amazing to be in a setting where I can combine my skills for physical […]
Mead Minutes: The story of an amazing journey
Some people mistakenly assume missionaries working overseas are the mission. Wrong. We are only a small part of a whole team.
The Week in Photos: Full of surprises
A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.
Mead Minutes: What if?
What if Scott and Sally Harrison decided to take up golf and collecting seashells instead of founding CURE? How different the world would look for children with physical disabilities in many parts of the world! CURE started with a small hospital on the edge of the Rift Valley in Kenya East Africa. Since then, hospitals have been founded and are growing in many locations. CURE International reaches out into the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, UAE, Philippines, Niger, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, and Kenya. Every year, thousands of children with disabilities are offered hope and restoration emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Mead Minutes: Are you a water walker?
Water walkers will share certain characteristics. They are obedient to the call and have the courage to step out of their comfort zone into the unknown. They are not smarter, nor richer, nor more trained. They are just courageously obedient. Living life as a missionary, as an adventure, pushes against that comfortable middle ground of self-sufficiency all the time. Just as you become comfortable with the ‘routine’ new challenges are given. You are called to step out into unfamiliar circumstances once again. Does it get easier as life proceeds? Not usually I find. Should I just refuse the opportunities when I know I am the one called? I could; I do have a choice. Then you run the risk of sliding down the slope toward boredom. You will miss out on the life that could be and be left with the “if only” regrets. I do not seek that either, no matter what the cost.
Mead Minutes: Your passion, your gifts, your mission
What special skills or gifts do you have to share? Maybe you could mentor someone in how to be a mom. Maybe you could teach budgeting and shopping within the budget. Maybe you are gifted to share a vision or are the one to fund the vision as others go. Maybe you are to listen with a caring heart.
We are designed for a special calling. You can feel that hole where the call fits.
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