Posts tagged short-term missions


The “fly-in medical mission” faces criticism. Is some of it warranted?

by on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm

A recent article on NPR’s Goats and Soda blog took a critical look at traditional short-term, “fly-in” medical missions that are common throughout the developing world. I found this piece very interesting, and after spending seven years with CURE International in our hospital in Niger, West Africa, a lot of what was said resonated with […]

Medical missions: 6 months in Malawi

by on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 5:08 am

“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 […]

Construction Manager finds faith and inspiration on volunteer mission

by on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10:58 am

“Work in itself is an expression of faith.” Cody volunteered with CURE Malawi for seven weeks, managing a variety of different projects around the hospital. “I heard about CURE through a radio talk show host named Dennis Prager. He was sponsoring CURE on one of his shows. This was about five years ago, and that […]

Volunteers from retirement village visit CURE Kenya

by on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm

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, […]

Volunteer physical therapist helps those often overlooked

by on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Lauren jumped right in and learned new techniques from our staff while also sharing some of her knowledge. She endured long, hot, and uncomfortable road trips to our mobile clinics with a smile.

Mead Minutes: Are short-term missions good or bad?

by on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm

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.

In the midst of brokenness

by on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:55 am

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 safest place to be: out on a limb

by on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

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

by on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:44 am

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 […]

Small packages

by on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

As Peggy and I talked, I learned that though this was her first time at CURE, it was about the fourth time that Tina would need to receive surgery for her condition. Shunt failure or infection is a common challenge for hydrocephalus patients, and Tina was no exception.

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