For many years I have had a desire and dream to host a global missions conference in Houston. A conference designed for people interested in missions—local or global, people with hearts and hands that are ready and willing to serve. A conference that would gather people who have an interest in providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, or an interest in orphan care or human trafficking. And a conference that would connect 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.
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.
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 then, some amazing things began to happen. God brought an unbelievable team to help me—people like Will and Lori and Jen and Olivia and Jenn and Craig. And for the last 9 months, they have worked so diligently. Many incredible churches have come alongside to help in this endeavor. Thirty-five people from around the world, men and women who are “in the trenches” doing missions have agreed to speak for us. Over fifty great missions organizations will participate in our exhibit hall.
And on February 19 and 20, the M3 Conference will be launched. I am so grateful for what God has done so far. And I believe that He has great things in store for us this February.
Please visit our website m3missions.com. I would love for you to be a part.