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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; […]
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.
Updates from CURE Clubfoot in the Dominican Republic
Editor’s Note: Brusy, one of our CURE Clubfoot counselors in the Dominican Republic, sent in these photos and updates. You might recognize the volunteer featured in the pictures below – it’s our good friend Bruce! Through the hard work of people like Bruce and Brusy, we are moving closer to the goal of eradicating clubfoot as a lifelong disability.
Turning hurting into healing
After losing his wife of 20 years, Bruce Smith was motivated to make an impact with the remainder of his life. He signed up for medical training. When most men his age were retiring, Bruce was becoming a licensed orthopedic technician. Bruce’s search for a meaningful way to use his new skills led him to CURE. He volunteered for a nine-week trip to CURE Dominican Republic.
Washing feet and healing wounds
For the past two days we have been serving through washing dishes and serving buttered bread (called blue band) with tea for breakfast, followed by morning teaching of Jesus’ word. It’s an interesting endeavor: each of the teachers has an interpreter present to translate English to Lango; however, some of us need our English translated to “African” English so the interpreter can understand in order to translate. It really is quite the process, but somewhere in all of it we believe that Jesus is breaking communication barriers and whatever He wants to be heard will be heard. Sometimes, love doesn’t need to be spoken.
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 […]
Share our volunteer opportunities… win a t-shirt!
The introduction of social media has revolutionized the way the world communicates. In fact, it is thanks to technologies such as email, Skype, Facebook, and blogs, that CURE can continue to exist and be successful. These days, social media not only empowers global organizations, its also being utilized to help employers find qualified employees and […]
Picture of the Week: Short-term missions at CURE Uganda
We’re hosting 14 different visitors, from six different countries, this week at CURE Uganda. All are from different backgrounds, ages, and walks of life but are here for a common purpose and mission. CURE is not only a global organization, but a host for short-term missions and volunteers from around the world. Front row, L […]
Nurses Share Haiti Story with WBEZ in Chicago
You might remember Tiffany Cupp and Anne Marie Colby. They are two nurses from Chicago who were among the hundreds of volunteers mobilized during our historic response to the Haiti earthquake. Tiffany and Anne Marie had the chance to share their story on the WBEZ program Worldview. Go here to listen.
Post GO Team Trip Thoughts
Maureen Sloan, who was part of our GO Team to Uganda this summer, shared these recollections about her trip to the country… Pearls…our first morning in Uganda we looked at James 1:2-5 that speaks about counting trials and irritations as joy! This thought stuck with the GO Team members throughout our time.
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