“I didn’t really have a vision for what God was doing globally. Life was safe. When you live safe, you don’t really have an urgency and dependency to see God in a bigger way…It’s so easy to make comfort an idol. So, I said a new prayer, ‘God, break my heart for what breaks Your heart…’”
Like the many who we honor today on Memorial Day, who went to the tough and unsafe places to help others and gave their lives for a greater cause, that prayer has led Kelly Sites, RN, across the globe serving those who have suffered from natural disasters, war, and refugee crises. In this Plenary Session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Kelly shares how often times we hold those we love, our passions, goals, dreams and skills, our future, our professions, and serving God, with clenched fists. We want to maintain control and keep a firm grip on it all. Learn how serving God with open hands brings freedom and a knowing of Who He is on a deeper level.
Nursing in the 1970s in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG) was very primitive; and being the highest trained health care worker for 10,000 people with limited resources was a challenge. After 10 years in PNG, it was a dramatic change to work in Kenya (Tenwek Hospital) and start their school of nursing. From living on a small medical compound in PNG, to living on a large medical station with a 300-bed hospital came with an awareness of the many differences. Nursing was vastly different. However, equipping the nationals for hospital nursing, midwifery and community health along with giving spiritual care was very rewarding. In this session, veteran missionary nurse, Mary Hermiz, will share her stories, along with the struggles and blessings of those times.
“Sooner or later this is the choice that following Jesus eventually demands: do you want to be brave or do you wanna be safe? Because you can’t be both.” – Gary Haugen, JD.
If you weren’t able to attend the 2018 Mobilizing Medical Missions Conference this past February and have been waiting to watch some of the conference content, we have exciting news for you! Today is our first video release, and we are starting with our inspiring conference opening night keynote speaker, Gary Haugen, the Founder and CEO of International Justice Mission. Mr. Haugen delivered a powerful plenary talk challenging us on whether we want to be “brave or safe.” Click here to watch his entire session.
We are excited to announce that the video and audio recordings from the 2018 M3 Conference have officially been released! Here’s a sneak peek at one of the session videos of International Justice Mission’s (IJM) Founder, Gary Haugen, who launched this year’s conference as Friday night’s plenary keynote speaker.
If you registered to attend the conference, you will receive an email with a link to these recordings. Finally, you can listen to the breakouts you missed and hear your favorite plenary sessions again.
And if you weren’t able to make it this year, follow us on social media and in the following months we will release the 2018 sessions for you to watch too.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2019 M3 Conference on February 22-23, 2019! We look forward to seeing you there.