2019 M3 Conference Videos Released!

We are excited to announce that the M3 Conference video and audio files have been released! An email was sent to all conference attendees with a link to the files. We will also be releasing one each Monday, starting with this inspiring session led by Dr. Anne Alaniz entitled “What’s in Your Hands? A Journey Out of the Village.”  Anne Alaniz, DO, is the Co-Founder of Pothawira (Safe Haven) in Malawi and a Gynecologic Oncologist at Houston Methodist.

In this plenary session from the 2019 conference, Dr. Alaniz shares how a 17 year old girl from a small village in Malawi, Africa with no name, no money and no roots becomes a gynecologic oncologist in the United States of America. And beyond that accomplishment, she becomes co-founder of an organization in her home village that now cares for orphans, widows and the sick. Follow the journey of God’s grace and provision for His call of obedience to a village girl who thought her hands were empty, but God knew she had everything He needed to accomplish what seemed impossible.

The next M3 Conference is set for February 21-22, 2020, in Houston, Texas. Register by July 31st and save 25% with code: M32020SPECIAL

M3 in the News: KHOU TV Great Day Houston

M3 Conference Co-Founder, Dr. Paul Osteen, and Dr. Stephen Spann and Joy Vonk join Deborah Duncan on Great Day Houston to discuss the 2019 M3 Conference, as well as the work of Casa El Buen Samaritano, a Houston clinic serving the low-income, uninsured and uninsurable population in the community. Dr. Spann is the Founding Dean of the University of Houston College of Medicine and Co-Founder of Casa El Buen Samaritano where Joy Vonk serves as the Clinician and Clinic Manager.

Disaster Response Nursing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign Up

Kelly Sites, RN, is a member of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) of Samaritan’s Purse.  In this Breakout Session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Ms. Sites shares how DART meets the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. She will discuss how to apply to serve, what a disaster response nurse does, what skills you need, and what life is like before, during and after a deployment.

Click here to learn more about Samaritan’s Purse DART program.

Are Short-Term Medical Mission Trips of Any Value Whatsoever?

There are many arguments both for and against the value of short-term medical mission trips.  In this session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Dr. Russ White will discuss both sides.  He will examine the good, the bad, and the ugly of short-term medical mission trips and review the reasons to go, and perhaps the reasons not to initiate this ambulation.

Russ E. White, MD, MPH, FACS, FCS (ECSA), is the Chief of Surgery and Director of Medical Education, at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.  Dr. White has served continuously for twenty years at Tenwek, which hosts hundreds of short-term medical missionaries every year.