Posts tagged short-term missions

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.

Becky, medical student and short-term volunteer

by on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

“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

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 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.

Forever changed in Kijabe

by on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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

by on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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 […]

CURE Niger Executive Director Brian Van Hall entertains a Fulani baby.

Mead Minutes: Because these kids need us all

by on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

So why do people leave their comfortable lives, travel across the world, and serve those in need?

Healing in Uganda

by on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 6:01 am

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 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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