February 23 – 24, 2018 will be here before we know it and we cannot wait! As we continue to prepare for this upcoming M3 Conference, our speaker line-up quickly grows. We are so excited to start introducing more of them to you.
One of these great speakers is Rick Allen, President and CEO of MedSend. MedSend collaborates with 55 missions sending agencies to free Christian healthcare professionals from educational debt. Since 2014 MedSend has partnered with CMDA to convene the annual Global Healthcare Leadership Summit attended by more than 100 global healthcare executives. MedSend also helps to sponsor advanced medical training for healthcare professionals in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Rick also served for eight years as Campus Pastor of a growing church satellite for a non-denominational church. Early in his career, he built high-performing teams for fast-growing software companies. Rick holds B.S. degrees in both Finance and Marketing from Temple University. He and his wife Linda reside in Charlotte N.C. and have four grown children and one grandchild.
We are so thrilled to have Rick Allen as a speaker at the 2018 M3 Conference and we hope to see you there! Click here to register for this upcoming conference and use promo code TAKETHEFIRSTSTEP18 to save 25% off your registration. This discount offer is good until November 30th.
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.
In October, Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) attended the American Academy of Family Physician’s Global Health Workshop as an exhibitor to bring awareness of the M3 Conference to this group of family physicians who have a passion for global healthcare. Hundreds of physicians from around the world came together to discuss the needs and opportunities surrounding global health.
M3 was honored to represent all of the organizations that partner with us. During this three day conference, we met many great people who have a heart to serve, and we are already getting positive feedback from the physicians and organizations that we connected with at the conference.
M3 will continue to look for opportunities to spread the word about what our conference represents, so we can serve as a catalyst to mobilize people to get involved. We invite you to join us on February 23-24, 2018, in Houston, Texas, for the 3rd annual M3 Conference where you can connect with others, be inspired and find your mission. Register today at m3missions.com.
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!