Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, specializes in meeting critical needs for victims of war, disaster and famine. For decades, Samaritan’s Purse deployed mobile medical teams into disaster zones, but they still saw a pressing need for advanced emergency trauma care. In 2011, the organization began actively developing the emergency field hospital—a mobile unit that functions as a complete hospital equipped with two operating rooms, an emergency room, critical care unit, and pharmacy.
The emergency field hospital is mobile and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. It provides emergency medical relief in disaster-stricken areas where the medical infrastructure is damaged, overwhelmed, or nonexistent. Participants at this year’s M3 Conference will be able to walk inside the wards of the emergency field hospital, see first-hand how it is equipped to facilitate high-quality care anywhere in the world, and meet members of the Samaritan’s Purse medical team who have treated earthquake survivors in Ecuador and victims of war in Iraq.
From the outside, the Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital 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.
We encourage you to visit the mobile hospital during M3 to learn how you can join Samaritan’s Purse in providing high-quality medical care after a crisis.
Read more about the life-changing impact that the field hospital has brought to patients in need.
Click here to register for the 2018 M3 Conference and experience the Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital for yourself!
This year, we have 70+ organizations that will be exhibiting at the M3 Conference. This means you will have plenty of booths to choose from and people to talk to in order to become connected and find your purpose on the mission field. We feel so incredibly blessed that these organizations have decided to be a part of our conference. Today we would like to highlight one of these – Hope Through Healing Hands.
Hope Through Healing Hands is a nonprofit whose mission is “to promote improved quality of life for citizens and communities around the world using health as a currency for peace”. They believe every person should have access to proper health care and are active in promoting awareness of health all around the globe. Since 2004, they have provided more than $3.5 million to charities in the US and abroad. This money has gone towards different needs such as infrastructure, health development, education, healthcare, and emergency relief.
Hope Through Healing Hands is also a major sponsor for the M3 Conference this year. We want to thank them so much for teaming up with us! Along with Hope Through Healing Hands being at the conference, we are also blessed to have Amy Fogleman, Faith Outreach Director for HTHH, and Dan Haseltine, their Consultant and also songwriter for Jars of Clay, with us as speakers.
This is just one of many who will be with us on February 23 & 24. We hope to see you there too! Click here to register now. Use promo code SPREADTHEWORDM318 to receive $5 off. Offer ends February 9!
We have several amazing couples joining us at this year’s M3 Conference as speakers and today we want to introduce you to our first couple – Mark and Janet Topazian.
Janet and Mark have been married for over 25 years. They have volunteered, taught, and partnered in research with colleagues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. They spent the first year of their marriage serving with SIM in Liberia, West Africa, where Janet taught school at ELWA Academy and Mark worked at the hospital. Janet Topazian, PhD is active in local missions as the Chair of the Board of a faith-based non-profit and on the local missions and outreach committee at their church. Mark Topazian, MD is a gastroenterologist and Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. They have 3 daughters, Hillary, Rachel and Elise. They have taken their family on several short-term mission trips in Africa and Asia.
Janet will be speaking with Jennifer Osteen in a breakout session titled, ”Raising a Mission-Minded Family”. While Mark will be speaking on “Best Practices in Short-Term Medical Missions”. We cannot wait to see you at the 2018 M3 Conference! Click here to register now.
We are honored to announce that Houston Methodist has joined hands with us once again in support of the 2018 M3 Conference. This partnership helps bridge the gap to connect medical professionals with the world’s pressing global healthcare needs.
Houston Methodist has consistently been ranked as “One of America’s Best Hospitals” according to U.S. News and World Report as well as earned worldwide recognition in multiple specialties including cardiovascular surgery, cancer, epilepsy treatment and organ transplantation.
Houston Methodist’s “ICARE” values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence, while striving “to treat everyone as a person of sacred worth and value, created by God,” aligns with those of M3, which is why we believe this is such a great partnership. Thank you Houston Methodist for taking that first step and supporting the work of M3!
We absolutely cannot wait to see what God has in store for us this year at the 2018 M3 Conference and we hope to see you there! Click here to register now if you haven’t already.