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Mobilizing Medical Missions

2019 M3 Conference

February 22 – 23, 2019
Houston, TX

Connect with others. Be inspired. Find your mission.

M3 Pre-Conference

The Conference before the conference

2017 M3 Conference

February 17 – 18, 2017

The 2018 M3 Conference was a success! More than a dozen sponsors provided the support needed to make this event possible, and over 150 volunteers provided a warm welcome and superb hospitality to our speakers, exhibitors, and attendees. We were excited to see the 1,000+ conference attendees connect with each other in the Exhibit Hall, breakout sessions, and networking lunch areas. Over 30 speakers inspired us to take the first or next step into global missions to help those in need. Our speakers covered a wide variety of topics including global healthcare, nutrition, short and long-term missions, anti-human trafficking, and much more. Our keynote speaker, Gary Haugen, the Founder and CEO of International Justice Mission, challenged us with the question, “Do you want to be brave or safe?” Because you can’t be both. In between sessions, attendees were able to visit the Exhibit Hall where more than 75 organizations were available to help answer questions and provide opportunities for guests to find their mission. Other conference highlights included the tribute to Billy Graham, the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital that was set-up and open for tours, the cultural musical performance that represented nations from around the world, and the check presentation to help support the new Tenwek Cardiothoracic Center in Kenya. Thank you to everyone who made this M3 Conference so very special.

We invite you to mark your calendars to join us for the next Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference, which is set for February 22-23, 2019, where you can connect with others, be inspired, and find your mission. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Training Opportunities Available – Register Today!

Space is still available for two upcoming training courses presented by Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC). On July 26-31, they will host “Introduction to Disaster and Refugee Response: Sphere International Standards,” and on August 20-24, “Community Health...

Raising a Mission-Minded Family

https://youtu.be/03NZU63MRVs The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed. ~Hudson Taylor In this session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Janet Topazian, PhD, and Jennifer Osteen, RN, will discuss how to raise a mission-minded...

A Day in the Life of a Missionary Doctor

We at M3 love to hear how our friends are doing in the mission field.  Dr. Julian Swanson and his beautiful wife, Devyn, keep an active and informative blog that shares their journey in serving the people of Peru.  Dr. Swanson recently wrote about a day in his life as...

Privileged to Serve

https://youtu.be/r1mVsgw-tVo At the 2018 M3 Conference, Yancy Stermer, a surgical technologist who serves globally with Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), spoke about his experience serving in Mosul. The battle to re-take the city of Mosul...

Let Freedom Ring

On this 4th of July, International Justice Mission (IJM) would like to extend an invitation to all churches to learn about slavery and partner with them to end it. IJM has dedicated Sunday, September 23, 2018, as “Freedom Sunday.” It is a call to end slavery, and a...

Caring for the Victims of Humanitarian Disasters and Military Conflict

https://youtu.be/Fsqk6epC7r8 Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) face significant challenges to their health and well-being that are unique due to lack of necessary resources including food, water, sanitation, shelter, security, and healthcare. Caring for...

M3 Friends and Partners Work Together to Help the People of Grenada

After two years of fundraising and preparation, students from St. George’s University Global Surgery Club recently presented a donation of medical supplies and equipment valued at $1 million to the Government of Grenada. This group of students worked closely with M3...

Closing the Culture Gap of Medical Missions

https://youtu.be/lYKKEq7SbFU Understanding culture in missions is foundational, but do we understand missions culture? There is a culture gap in medical missions but it is not the culture gap we usually consider. The biggest culture gap in medical missions is often...

Missions 101: Tips on Volunteering Abroad

https://youtu.be/ntwVP_aTQmY “When we enter new cultures, we become keenly aware of the fact that other people live differently.  At first we see the difference in dress, food, language, and behavior.  Then we learn that there are profound differences in beliefs,...

Dr. Paul Osteen shares about his experience from a two month mission trip to Iraq. He and other M3 Conference attendees recently returned home from Mosul, Iraq, where they volunteered at a Samaritan’s Purse field hospital performing surgery and giving medical care to victims of war. Although there was tragedy and loss of life, there were also signs of hope. He reminded us that we can all be the hands and feet of Jesus, and that we don’t overcome evil with evil, but we overcome evil with good! (Romans 12:21)

“With fear and trembling, I stepped out of my comfort zone to obey what I felt like God had placed in my heart and amazing things began to happen!”

-Paul Osteen, M.D.

Become a Sponsor

M3 is looking for organizations to partner financially to help support the vision of M3.

Become an Exhibitor

Exhibitors at M3 have the opportunity to connect their organization  with people interested in finding a place to serve in missions.

Become a Church Partner

Join other churches from various denominations that have come alongside the vision of the M3 Conference.