Living Matthew 25: A Mandate for a Blessed People

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.

Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, is the President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.

Serving Outside Your Comfort Zone: Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself

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.

Defend the Orphan

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.

Raising a Mission-Minded Family

The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed. ~Hudson Taylor

In this session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Janet Topazian, PhD, and Jennifer Osteen, RN, will discuss how to raise a mission-minded family. They will share intentional strategies (including short-term trips and year-round priorities) that the Lord has used to inspire their families for missions.  They remind us that missions is a Biblical mandate, and they show us how a missional outlook will set our families apart and bring us closer to God and each other.

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