Important M3 Conference Update: Dates Changed to March 5-6

Watch this video announcement by Dr. Paul and Jennifer Osteen, M3 Conference Co-Founders, with an important update regarding the upcoming 2021 M3 Conference.

Dear M3 Friends,

As most of you likely know from personal experience or the national news coverage, we are in the midst of an unprecedented winter storm here in Houston, Texas. Many are without power and/or water. For those of us with water, there is a “boil water” mandate in place. Many have had pipes burst in their homes, which has led to costly damage and flooding. Between the icy roads, widespread plumbing issues, and limited access to electricity, internet and water, stabilizing our living conditions will take time.

Additionally, for the past few days, our church, Lakewood Church (the M3 venue), has served as a shelter for hundreds of people in need of a warm place to stay during the storm. Many of our M3 team members are currently working at the shelter. Our community is hurting, so our mission this week, although different than we planned, is clear: to help those in need.

Because of all of these factors, we feel like it is wise to delay the M3 Conference for two weeks—to the weekend of March 5-6, 2021. We sincerely hope that you will be able to “attend” this virtual event on March 5th and 6th.  We know it will be a great conference.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued prayers.

Blessings,

Dr. Paul and Jennifer Osteen

 

NOTE: Current registrants received an email that included this update. Not registered? CLICK HERE to register to join us on March 5-6.

Have you Registered for Pre-Conference?

Are you a doctor, dentist, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant or nurse who wants to earn up to 6.5 continuing education credits? 

You can do that in one day at M32020! We are offering a pre-conference workshop entitled, “Medical Missions 101 Gathering at M3”.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide tools, knowledge, and strategy to help you, your church, organization, or mission program to implement effective healthcare missions. We will also look at ways individuals and groups can connect with Christian mission hospitals and health programs globally.

Topics to be discussed include how to engage with mission hospitals, preparation for surgical work overseas, medical education as a mission model, lifesaving strategies for low-resource settings, what medications are and are not safe in developing communities, international standards for healthcare delivery in developing countries, and community health strategies for low-resource settings.

This workshop is just one of five on Friday before M32020 begins on Friday evening.  Click here to read more about the pre-conference workshops that will be offered this year. We hope to see you at M32020. Register today and save $5 with code: M3MISSIONS20.

Come Tour the Ebola Treatment Center at M32020

M3 is pleased to announce that Samaritan’s Purse – World Medical Mission will be back again as exhibitors! They will host 4 booths representing their Children’s Heart Project, Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), Post-Residency Program, and their overall Short-Term and Long-Term mission opportunities.

Another exciting addition is their Ebola Treatment Center that will be set-up and available for conference-goers to tour. Samaritan’s Purse has continued to be on the front-lines helping bring relief and aid to victims of disasters, disease outbreaks, and other humanitarian crises.

The 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the largest on record. More than 11,300 people died as Ebola spread throughout Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Their work in Liberia—where Samaritan’s Purse has had a country office for 14 years—included providing clinical care, as well as campaigns focused on awareness and prevention.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is grappling with the world’s second-largest Ebola epidemic on record, with more than 2200 lives lost and 3300 confirmed infections since the outbreak was declared on 1 August 2018.

Samaritan’s Purse stands ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. So in January 2019 Samaritan’s Purse opened a treatment center in the northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in response to an Ebola virus disease outbreak. They specialize in meeting critical needs for victims of conflict, disaster, famine, and epidemics throughout the world, often working through ministry partners on the ground. They provide food, water, shelter, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ.

From the outside, the Samaritan’s Purse ETC looks very similar to the mobile hospitals used by other organizations. What sets it apart, however, is that the medical work that goes on inside is about both physical and spiritual healing. Medical personnel and non-medical staff minister to patients, pray with them and share the hope of the Gospel in the midst of the disaster.

Please pray for people suffering in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pray for Samaritan’s Purse staff as they serve with compassion in Jesus’ Name. This website shows current DRC Ebola stats. We encourage you to visit the mobile treatment center during M3 to learn how you can join Samaritan’s Purse DART teams.

Click here to register for the 2020 M3 Conference and experience the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Treatment Center yourself!

M32020 Welcomes Dr. Jacques Ebhele

In 2010 Dr. Paul and Jennifer Osteen met Dr. Jacques Ebhele in Cameroon while he was still in the PAACS training program.  Ten years later they are thrilled to have Dr. Jacques as a plenary speaker at M32020.

Dr. Jacques practiced in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a general practitioner before training in general surgery with The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) in Gabon from 2010 to 2014. He practiced and taught with the PAACS program in Cameroon. Dr. Jacques has recently moved to Daeyang Luke Hospital in Malawi where he practices as the only surgeon in the hospital. Most of his practice specializes in the care of critically ill, injured and postoperative general surgery patients.

We invite you to join us at the 2020 M3 Conference and hear Dr. Jacques share his heart and ministry as a missionary surgeon. – click here to register and save $5 with code: M3MISSIONS20

 

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