Posts tagged short-term missions
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.
Becky, medical student and short-term volunteer
“My husband had cancer, and with him being a medical student, we so often just looked at the medical side of things rather than the patient or the family of the patient. It really opened my eyes to the emotional pain that the patient and the family has. That helped me serve better at CURE; […]
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 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 […]
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.
Forever changed in Kijabe
We arrived at the hospital, greeted with smiles and handshakes; it was a warm experience. I was nervous and, to be honest, a bit scared. I was still figuring out why I was there. I was having doubts, saying things to myself like, “I could’ve used this money to fund some surgeries,” or “I am the only non medical student on this trip, how am I supposed to be of any help at a hospital?” I let my initial insecurities govern my behavior until I made the decision to trust God and His plan for me on this trip. Let me just tell you, the second I walked into that children’s ward, He revealed to me exactly why I was there.
This just might be the adventure of your life
CURE international is looking for some people, but not just any people. We’re looking for people who can help us heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God. CURE has a network of hospitals and clinics in 30 countries, and in those places of healing, lives are being changed. Kids with crooked legs and […]
Mead Minutes: Because these kids need us all
So why do people leave their comfortable lives, travel across the world, and serve those in need?
Healing in Uganda
Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Shelia Zia, a nurse practitioner who spent a month at CURE Uganda as a volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering with CURE, visit cure.org/go. It is 5am, and I know this because I hear the Adhan, the morning call to prayer coming from the mosque a block […]
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