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.
“The need is overwhelming” were the words of Dr. Allan Sawyer as he and his wife carried out their 6 day mission to the Hewa tribe in Papua New Guinea. Dr. Sawyer, an obstetrician and gynecologist, retired from his private practice in Arizona to follow God’s call to devote himself to serve and teach at mission hospitals around the world. His visit to the Hewa tribe all started with him taking the first step outside his comfort zone and stepping into the unknown…
Through their church, Dr. Sawyer met Jonathan and Susan Kopf, missionaries to the Hewa people – a people extremely reliant on the teachings of their ancestors. While much of the world is constantly advancing in medical knowledge, the Hewa people remained unaware and uneducated still following the folklore of their past, just as their parents before them. Because of this, their infant mortality rate was extremely high, threatening their extinction as a people group.
Samaritan’s Purse followed Dr. Sawyer and his team to visit these beautiful people in Papua New Guinea and captured their story on film. We invite you to watch this video and be challenged and inspired on how God uses medicine to bring hurting people healing, not only physically but spiritually as well. When we take that first step to where God is calling us to go, the Healer Himself will show up and do more than we can ask, imagine or think.
M3 is humbled and honored to have Dr. Allan Sawyer join us at the 2018 M3 Conference. We invite you to join us as well on February 23-24, 2018, in Houston, Texas. Take the first step and click here to register to attend the annual M3 Conference. At M3, you can connect with others, be inspired, and find your mission! Use Promo Code: TAKETHEFIRSTSTEP18 to save 25% off your registration. This offer is good through November 30th.
To see what Dr. Sawyer is up to, click here to visit his blog.