About M3 ConferenceConnect with Others. Be Inspired. Find Your Mission.
What is M3 Conference?
M3 Conference is designed to bring together doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare professionals, as well as anyone who has a desire to use their skills to meet pressing global healthcare needs. Hear from experts in the field of global health and be inspired by men and women who are in the trenches, often in resource-limited settings, doing what they can to make a difference in people’s lives. Connect with organizations working in the areas of orphan care, WaSH ministry (water, sanitation or hygiene), human trafficking, poverty and injustice. Join us to find out what you can do and how you can be involved. Held in Houston, Texas each year, M3 Conference reaches around the world to touch the hearts and lives of people in need.
The 2017 M3 Presenting Sponsors are Houston's First Baptist Church, The Source for Women and Health Outreach to the Middle East.
A Dream and Desire
Paul Osteen, MD
For many years I had a dream and desire to host a global medical missions conference in Houston. A conference that would gather healthcare professionals who want to use their gifts, talents and training to help people in parts of the world with little or no access to healthcare. A conference designed for people interested in providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, or an interest in orphan care or human trafficking. A conference for people with hearts and hands that are ready and willing to serve.
Last year I spent 2 ½ months in Western Zambia near Angola. While there, one of the local physicians told me an incredible fact. He said that I was the ONLY qualified surgeon in an area the SIZE OF LOUISIANA. A few weeks later, I landed in my home in Houston, Texas. Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world. There are 2500 physicians in ONE ZIP CODE in Houston.
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.
In that moment, I felt like God spoke to my heart prompting me to step out of the boat in faith and make plans for the conference that He had placed on my heart long ago. And so, 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.
God assembled an incredibly talented team to help. Many local churches, from different denominational backgrounds partnered with us to help in this endeavor. Sixty-five ministries and organizations came alongside as sponsors and exhibitors. Thirty-five men and women “in the trenches” in missions from around the globe came to speak for us.
And in February 2016 at our inaugural event, 1800 people were inspired and challenged to find how they could be involved in global missions. It was a great beginning. And I look forward to what God has for us in the future.
– Paul Osteen, MD