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Volunteers from retirement village visit CURE Kenya
God allows connections to happen everywhere, and if you have a heart to serve others, God will make those connections happen. In Pennsylvania, God connected a retirement community, called Garden Spot Village, with CURE. For the past several years, staff and residents from Garden Spot have visited CURE hospitals on their “Travel with Purpose” trips, […]
My CURE U trip: At peace in Zambia
The night before our team left for Zambia, we experienced the most amazing encounter that set the tone of our journey. We were told to do laundry so we weren’t all having to do laundry at the same time. Of course, that didn’t happen!
My CURE trip: Devotions in the Dominican Republic
What are the building blocks of CURE International? The answer is its people and their overflowing love of the Lord.
My CURE trip: How big is God?
If there is anything that I have learned in my six years of being a Christ follower, it is that hanging out with Jesus is an unpredictable journey that changes every day. Last summer, after fighting with God for months about going on my first international missions trip, He pushed me—rather forcefully—to trust Him and take a leap of faith.
The least of these
One of my favorite things about Jesus is the way He healed people. I don’t mean in the miraculous sense (though that is pretty cool). I mean how He physically healed people: lepers, bleeding women, demoniacs, the crippled, and the blind.
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.
In the midst of brokenness
There is so much brokenness in the world. Broken homes, broken lives and broken hearts. I’m becoming more and more aware of this as I travel around the world. Brokenness is real. It’s so evident in other countries, but it’s also here at home as well. It just feels more broken outside the boundaries of my familiarity.
The hands and feet of Christ
Walking around villages, speaking with these children, and seeing the pure joy in their hearts challenged every moment in my life where I thought I was struggling, or my life was difficult in any way. Everyone from the Dominican Republic was so kind and humbly accepted the things we brought to them. One child we had the honor and privilege of meeting was a girl named Nasly. She previously had clubfoot, and it was amazing to see her walk around her house, and hug each and every one of us.
The safest place to be: out on a limb
But as I listed every possible reason I could think of to not apply, God gave me an urge to counter my arguments. It wasn’t one I could explain, but it was also one I couldn’t ignore. God was inviting me to go out on a limb with Him; my urges to apply were His way of reminding me that following Him will forever be the safest place.
Just a tiny glimpse
This post was written by Kate Haller, a student who went on the CURE University trip to Kenya this summer. If you are a college student and would like to learn more about bringing CURE U to your campus, visit cure.org/u. This is Joseph. He is royalty. While I was at CURE Kenya for the […]
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