We were honored to have Issam I. Raad, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, join us at the 2018 M3 Conference! He is the Founding President of Health Outreach to the Middle East (H.O.M.E.), and in his session at the recent M3 Conference, he shares how he discovered the power of medical missions.
As Dr. Raad says, “I was saved to serve, and I was born again to be burdened with the salvation and the eternal destiny of the people around me.” Dr. Raad describes how the impossible mission of reaching the suffering people of the Middle East caught in the cross fire became possible through faith in Christ Who eternally loved people unto death of the cross. He shares how “medical missions represents the healing hand of Christ,” and through specific examples, Dr. Raad shows us how the power of firefighting faith in action makes the impossible possible.
Endeavor to do something so great that if God doesn’t show up, you’ll surely fail. These are the words on the desk of Douglas Jackson’s father, the founder of Project C.U.R.E.
In this plenary session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Douglas Jackson will show us how the parables in the 25th Chapter of Matthew establish a clear roadmap for our culture and community in using our resources to care for the people closest to God’s heart. These directives are applicable to anyone serious about using what we have been given to impact the world.
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied, “Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!” ~Minnie Louise Harkins (1875-1957)
When we put our hand into God’s hand and trust Him to lead the way, He usually leads us outside of our comfort zone. This has been true for Dr. Allan T. Sawyer. Dr. Sawyer is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist missionary who serves with World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse. In this session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Dr. Sawyer leads us through a candid discussion sharing his personal experiences of serving outside his own comfort zone, and he challenges us to serve well beyond ours.
Do you know the name of one orphan?
This is the question that led Mike Reiszner and his wife, Mandy, to start Coreluv International. Coreluv believes that Isaiah 1:17, “Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed, Defend the Orphan. Fight for the rights of widows.” is not merely a suggestion but a commandment. Unless someone defends the orphan, they are defenseless. Unless someone speaks for them, they will not be heard.
In this session at the 2018 M3 Conference, Mike will discuss how to live out the religion that James 1:27 says is pure and faultless: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.