Dr. Russ White Awarded the L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service

Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) would like to congratulate one of our M3 favorites, Dr. Russ E. White!  Dr. White was awarded the L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service. This $500,000 award was created by Jewish philanthropists, Mark and Erica Gerson, to specifically help the Christian missionary hospitals in Africa, which provide much of the continent’s medical care.  Dr. White is their second recipient, and this gift will go towards his medical mission work at Tenwek Hospital in western Kenya.

Dr. White is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Tenwek and much of his work has focused on treating issues that arise from rheumatic heart disease, something that rarely exists in countries with ready access to antibiotics.  Because things like strep infection regularly go untreated in much of Africa, many Kenyans have heart valves scarred by this disease.  Thus, some of the funds from the L’Chaim Prize will go to train cardiac surgeons to repair valves.

We encourage you to take a few minutes and click here to read more about the L’Chaim Prize and the work that Dr. Russ White and other missionary doctors are doing in Africa.  As Mr. Gerson said of the new award, he hopes it “will galvanize attention around what these superheroes do.”

M3 is excited to announce that one of these superheroes, Dr. Russ White, will be joining us at the conference again as a speaker.  M3 has also chosen Tenwek Hospital as our 2018 Conference “Project of the Year,” which means part of the proceeds from the conference registrations will fund a gift to Tenwek.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. White and be a part of this gift to Tenwek Hospital by registering today to attend the M3 Conference on February 23-24, 2018. Use Promo Code: TAKETHEFIRSTSTEP18 to save 25% off your registration.  This discount offer is good until November 30th.

M3 Welcomes Dr. Allan Sawyer to the 2018 Conference

“The need is overwhelming” were the words of Dr. Allan Sawyer as he and his wife carried out their 6 day mission to the Hewa tribe in Papua New Guinea. Dr. Sawyer, an obstetrician and gynecologist, retired from his private practice in Arizona to follow God’s call to devote himself to serve and teach at mission hospitals around the world. His visit to the Hewa tribe all started with him taking the first step outside his comfort zone and stepping into the unknown…

Through their church, Dr. Sawyer met Jonathan and Susan Kopf, missionaries to the Hewa people – a people extremely reliant on the teachings of their ancestors. While much of the world is constantly advancing in medical knowledge, the Hewa people remained unaware and uneducated still following the folklore of their past, just as their parents before them. Because of this, their infant mortality rate was extremely high, threatening their extinction as a people group.

Samaritan’s Purse followed Dr. Sawyer and his team to visit these beautiful people in Papua New Guinea and captured their story on film. We invite you to watch this video and be challenged and inspired on how God uses medicine to bring hurting people healing, not only physically but spiritually as well.  When we take that first step to where God is calling us to go, the Healer Himself will show up and do more than we can ask, imagine or think.

M3 is humbled and honored to have Dr. Allan Sawyer join us at the 2018 M3 Conference. We invite you to join us as well on February 23-24, 2018, in Houston, Texas.  Take the first step and click here to register to attend the annual M3 Conference.  At M3, you can connect with others, be inspired, and find your mission!  Use Promo Code: TAKETHEFIRSTSTEP18 to save 25% off your registration.  This offer is good through November 30th.

To see what Dr. Sawyer is up to, click here to visit his blog.

Houston, You’re Not Alone Benefit Concert

On Sunday, October 15th at 7 p.m., some incredible worship artists are coming together here in Houston, Texas, for a benefit concert!  Admission is free, but a donation will be taken for hurricane relief efforts.  Lakewood Church is the venue, and the doors open at 6 p.m.

We hope you can join us in Houston as artists like Kari Jobe, Bethel Music, Hillsong Worship and so many others bring hope and healing to the Gulf Coast communities through praise and worship.  Houston, you are not alone!

M3 Attendees Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro to Raise Awareness and Funds for Clean Water in Malawi

Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) would like to congratulate Child Legacy International’s Clean Water Climb Team on their recent trip to Malawi, Africa!  They accomplished much during their three weeks there, including a seven day journey to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  As part of their preparation for the climb, the team raised awareness and over $400,000 to provide clean water to the people of Malawi.  Way to go, Clean Water Climb team!!  These funds are used exclusively for water well repairs in Malawi, and while they were there, the Clean Water Climb (CWC) team was able to initiate seven water well repairs and complete three of them.  Also during their visit, the CWC team toured and completed work projects at Child Legacy International’s compound in Malawi, which includes a community church, a hospital for mother and children care, feeding programs, tilapia ponds and an organic farm, all of which is sustained by renewable energy.  Along the way, CWC team members shared Bible stories in the villages of Malawi, and wouldn’t you know that a crowd favorite was the story about the woman at the well.

We at M3 are honored to have played a part in connecting M3 Conference Attendees with wonderful organizations like Child Legacy International and their Clean Water Climb.  Beautiful things happen when we say ‘Yes’ to God’s call.