Rich Stearns, President, World Vision U.S. – What Does God Expect of Us?

Is our faith just about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins—or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it? In this Plenary Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, World Vision U.S. president Rich Stearns tells his story of coming face-to-face with that question nearly 20 years ago in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda. His journey took him from the corner office at one of America’s most prestigious corporations to a life devoted to walking with the poorest of the poor in our world. His story demonstrates how the gospel—the whole gospel—was always meant to be a world-changing social revolution, a revolution that begins with us.

Click here to learn more about the work of World Vision.

Mark A. Kuhl, DMD – Dental Missions: What to Know Before You Go

In this Breakout Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, Mark Kuhl, DMD, will review the essentials of what you need to have an efficient, effective short-term dental mission trip. Dr. Kuhl has been active in short-term dental mission trips for 30 years, and he will review a variety of clinical scenarios and how to be prepared for them.

For the last eight years, Dr. Kuhl’s primary focus has been with Kenya Relief in Migori, Kenya. Click here to learn more about the work of Kenya Relief.

Todd Price, MD – Barefoot in Burundi

They’re barefoot in Burundi. And in so many other places in which Dr. Todd Price, an infectious disease specialist from Houston, Texas, has worked, basic needs go unattended. They have malaria, tuberculosis, jiggers, ascariasis, hookworm, cholera, typhoid, schistosomiasis, HIV, infestations. And besides that, they are poor, malnourished and anemic. They arrive to hospitals and clinics in such severe duress that it is a wonder how they could have gotten themselves into such dire circumstances. Yet despite these overwhelming impossibilities, despite these seemingly unbroken circles of despair, poverty and hopelessness, we can make a difference. Regardless of our training and respective expertise, we can provide sustainable solutions to basic healthcare problems and pursue health in communities worldwide. In this Plenary Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, Dr. Price provides compelling information and solutions to help in these seemingly desperate situations, but it all starts with our “yes.”

Click here for more information on Dr. Todd Price’s work through International Medical Outreach.

Hand of Hope Launches New Initiative – Project GRL

The 2017 Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference was made possible by the generous support and encouragement of many incredible organizations.  Hand of Hope was one of those generous sponsors.

Hand of Hope (HOH) is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Their goal is to help as many hurting people as they possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

Through vital outreaches, practical humanitarian aid and media broadcasting worldwide, they are sharing the love of Christ to millions around the world.

“Time and again I am impacted not only by the great needs of people worldwide but also by the amazing opportunity God has given us to do something about it.” says David L. Meyer, CEO of Hand of Hope.

Whether it’s through a feeding program, rescuing women from human trafficking, translating Joyce’s books or one of the many other outreaches they are able to be part of, their goal is clear: to show people that they truly care about them as people and that they are not forgotten.  Hand of Hope believes if they do that long enough, the people they help will eventually want to know what’s different about them and what’s compelling HOH to do this for them. And that’s when they are able to introduce them to our Savior—Jesus Christ.

Recently, Joyce Meyer Ministries / Hand of Hope launched its brand new campaign – Project GRL – a worldwide initiative designed to Guide, Restore and Love women and girls suffering from social and political injustice, marginalization, neglect, and abuse. In a press release about this new program, Joyce Meyer said, “Through Project GRL, we can do more than we have ever done before. We are going to show women of all ages how much God loves them through word and deed. Regardless of their circumstances, women need to know that God created them to be a girl on purpose, and He is willing to heal, restore, and empower them because He loves them so much!”

You too can be a part of this life-changing work. Click here to learn more about what Hand of Hope is doing around the world and how you can get involved.