M3 Conference Collaboration at its Best!

“Just say yes” doesn’t mean you have to be a missionary “in” Africa.  M3 friend, Linda Moore, said “yes” and utilized her relational gift of networking to connect Texas, Alaska and Africa.

Linda and her husband, Randy, have been leading mission teams from Texas to Alaska for several years, and in that time, have enjoyed getting to know MCA Church, Alaska Medical Missions and their respective teams. Linda and Randy have played an integral role in preparing to bring the first Champions Club for special needs children to Alaska, which will be housed at MCA Church. Two years ago, they had the pleasure of meeting M3 Conference speaker Dr. Anne Alaniz, who is also the Co-Founder of Pothawira (Safe Haven) in Malawi, Africa. Then, leading up to this past M3 Conference, they made a connection with Judah 1.

In God’s perfect plan, four of these organizations – Alaska Medical Missions, Champions Club, Pothawira and Judah 1 – were exhibitors at the 2019 M3 Conference, and that’s when the pieces started falling into place. With her special insight, Linda went to work introducing and connecting these organizations, and on June 23rd in Anchorage, Alaska, this beautiful collaboration came full circle. Judah 1 took the needed equipment and supplies for the Champions Club from Texas to Alaska, and then successfully loaded up 25 ICU baby cribs onto Judah 1’s aircraft, which were supplied by Alaska Medical Missions, to be taken to Malawi, Africa, where they will be utilized at the Pothawira (Safe Haven) clinic.

As Linda says, “No human can possibly take credit for the blessing that took place.”

This is why we at M3 do what we do. Testimonies like this motivate and reaffirm our vision to help people connect with others, be inspired, and find their mission. To be a part of this amazing global healthcare experience, click here to register for the 2020 M3 Conference to be held on February 21-22 in Houston, Texas. Register by July 31st and save 25% with code: M32020SPECIAL

Dr. Paul Osteen Teaching with PAACS at Mukinge

As Dr. Paul Osteen serves the beautiful people of Zambia at Mukinge Mission Hospital, he is also able to help teach in-country doctors through the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) surgical residency program. In this picture, Dr. Paul is working with Dr. Kimutai, a 4th year resident from PAACS on his rural hospital rotation at Mukinge.

PAACS is working toward increasing and retaining African surgeons working in rural hospitals. Click here to learn about the progress of their work recently published in the World Journal of Surgery or visit their website at www.paacs.net.

To learn about the work of Mukinge Mission Hospital, click here.

World Fair Trade Day!

May 11th is World Fair Trade Day! It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to sustainable development, especially the economic empowerment of small producers, gender equality in workplaces and responsible production practices. It lands on the second Saturday every year in May.

When you shop Fair Trade, you shop with a purpose. We at M3 love our Fair Trade partners at WC Trading Company and HUGG Mission Market. WC Trading Company is open seven days a week in The Woodlands, Texas, and you can click here for their store hours and info.  You can shop HUGG Mission Market any time online, and you can click here to learn their story and start shopping now!


The Topazians are Heading to Ethiopia!

M3 is happy to announce that Mark and Janet Topazian, some of our past M3 Conference speakers, are transitioning to serve as long-term missionaries to work alongside the beautiful people of Ethiopia!

Ever since the Topazians lived in Liberia for a year as newlyweds, they’ve been going to Africa on short-term trips. Over the last few years they have felt God leading them to relocate, so they started praying and looking for opportunities. In November, they visited Ethiopia, and they both sensed that was the place God was calling them to serve.  They are excited as they step out in faith on this new journey!

Janet will teach science at Bingham Academy, an international Christian school founded in 1946 and located in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Dozens of missionary families count on Bingham to provide a quality Christian education, and the high caliber of the curriculum and staff also draws Ethiopian and international families to the school.

Mark will teach at St. Paul’s and Black Lion, two leading government hospitals in Addis Ababa. He will spend every day with students, doctors in training, and healthcare professionals at these institutions, teaching medicine and therapeutic endoscopy skills, modeling how a Christian doctor practices, and sharing life and faith.

The Topazian’s vision is to make disciples who will make disciples. The people they will work with are future leaders, and they want to help them flourish academically, personally and spiritually so that they can bless their communities and nations.

To serve in Ethiopia, Mark and Janet are joining SIM, an M3 partner and international mission organization founded in 1893 that has members working in 70 countries worldwide. SIM is helping them to prepare for life and work abroad.

We at M3, along with Mark and Janet, invite you to join them in prayer as they embark on this journey to be a part of the transforming work God is doing in Ethiopia.   If you also feel led to join them as a ministry supporter, please click here.  Mark and Janet would love to hear from you. If you would like to receive their prayer letters or connect with them, email them at mark.topazian@sim.org or janet.topazian@sim.org.