M3 is excited to once again host over 70 incredible organizations that are making a positive difference in our world! Come connect with global health experts, experienced missionaries, and organizations working in the areas of medical missions, orphan care, refugees, human trafficking, WaSH (water, sanitation, hygiene), and more! M3 Conference is the place for you to find your mission and impact the world!
New to the M3 Conference, Stan Cobb, DDS, MA, BS, is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry and Dallas Theological Seminary. Stan currently serves as Texas A&M College of Dentistry Director of Ethics Education and the Dallas Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations. Stan is a veteran of short-term mission trips to Southeast Asia, Mongolia, Central America and Africa, including a summer in Kenya with his entire family where he served at Tenwek Hospital. Dr. Cobb is a Texas Cowboy. He and his wife, Pam, have served over 12,000 meals in their home to medical and dental students. They have two grown daughters and six precious grand-children.
We at M3 couldn’t be more excited to have Dr. Cobb join us as a Breakout Session speaker where he will be sharing how his conversion in dental school led him on a journey to missional living.
We invite you to join us February 22-23 to hear Dr. Cobb and our many other great speakers at the 2019 M3 Conference. CLICK HERE to register and save $5 by using promo code M3MISSIONS19.
M3 is pleased to welcome Allison Shigo as one of our 2019 M3 Conference speakers! Our theme this year is “What’s in Your Hand?” Allison had a camera in her hand while traveling through Ethiopia to work on the Emmy Award winning documentary, A Walk to Beautiful, a film following the lives of five Ethiopian women who have suffered from obstetric fistula. During filming, Allison witnessed firsthand the need for an organization that works with the Ethiopian community to ensure all women suffering from obstetric fistula are reintegrated into their communities, receive psychological care, education, support and the means to be productive post-surgery. So, in 2009, she co-founded Healing Hands of Joy (HHOJ), a non-profit working in Ethiopia to empower former fistula patients and eliminate fistula.
Working with a team of Ethiopian advisors she developed the innovative Safe Motherhood Ambassador Training program. The Ambassador program provides maternal health education, income-generating skills training, micro-loans, and spiritual and psychological counseling. To date over 1,400 fistula survivors have graduated as Safe Motherhood Ambassadors, serving as advocates for safe delivery in their communities to prevent fistula. It is the only fistula prevention and social reintegration program in Ethiopia. HHOJ is a member of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health’s Fistula Task Force. In partnership with USAID, Healing Hands of Joy has expanded nationwide in Ethiopia.
After A Walk to Beautiful, Allison created and co-produced Fistula Worldwide, Three Years Later. She also created and led the film’s outreach campaign, working side-by-side with the world’s leading fistula related international organizations in an effort to raise awareness of the issue of obstetric fistula and galvanize change.
HHOJ’s vision is to see new cases of obstetric fistula radically reduced in Ethiopia by 2020 with the goal of elimination and to see fistula survivors empowered and successfully reintegrated as self-contributors to their communities and educators in safe delivery.
Join us February 22-23 to hear Allison and our many other great speakers at the 2019 M3 Conference. CLICK HERE to register and save $5 by using promo code M3MISSIONS19.
M3 is so very honored to have Don Stephens join us as a speaker at the 2019 M3 Conference! Don is the Founder of Mercy Ships, an organization that uses hospital ships to transform lives and serve nations. Don founded Mercy Ships in 1978, and today, he continues to inspire a workforce of over 1,000 professional volunteers from over 50 nations with offices in 16 nations.
Mercy Ships operates the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship. The Mercy Ships’ staff is comprised of skilled professional volunteers from around the world including deck officers, engineers, lab technicians, doctors, surgeons, office workers, galley crew, etc. The newest ship in the fleet, Global Mercy, is currently being constructed in China. Mercy Ships follows the 2,000-year-old model of Jesus by providing services to the marginalized poor, free of charge.
Mr. Stephens has been recognized with several awards, and most recently was nominated for the US Congressional Gold Medal. Don is the author of three books: Ships of Mercy, Mandate for Mercy, and Trial by Trial. He and his wife, Deyon, have four grown children and five grandchildren.
You can hear from Don Stephens and many other great speakers at the 2019 M3 Conference on February 22-23. Also, be sure to stop by the Mercy Ships booth in the conference Exhibit Hall to learn more about their programs and opportunities to serve. CLICK HERE to register to attend the M3 Conference and save $5 by using promo code M3MISSIONS19.