Many events/announcements this week!

Dear PHCF,

Paul writes in the beginning of his letter to the Philippians, I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Many of you may feel stressed or burdened right now - with school, with work, with relationships, with politics, with world events, with finding work - but we pray for you to rest your hope of Jesus, who is our advocate before God our Father and also our guide in this crazy and confusing life. May he give you enough grace for today, that you can hold onto your hope for tomorrow. He is faithful. [and if you need a listening ear or someone to pray with, please let us know]

See you at our weekly meeting this Wednesday at 12:15pm in Room W2300 =)

Grace and peace,
Teresa

Announcements:
  1. Technology for Development Webinar (free) - this Thursday 5/4, 1pm EST
  2. Worship conference (HOPE Church) - this weekend! (sign up)
  3. Global Missions Health Conference - crazy early bird pricing ends 4/30 
  4. CCIH May prayer calendar
  5. CCIH conference - 7/13-15
  6. Switchfoot/Lifehouse concert - 8/15
1. Technology for Development Webinar (free) - Thursday May 4, 1pm EST
The Accord Network is offering CCIH members a special opportunity to attend a webinar at no cost (webinar generally costs $59 for nonmembers). Lori Most, CEO of BackpackEMR will be presenting a webinar on Transitioning from Relief Aid to Development using Tech. Lori will cover:
  • Her experiences in the Medical Missions/aid realm
  • A transition to long-term, sustainable medical missions
  • Implementing tech solutions in local clinics for local providers
Register here. Select "CCIH member" so you will not be charged for the webinar.

2. Worship conference (HOPE Church) - this weekend!
Our friends at HOPE Church out in Columbia (you met some of them at April worship night) are hosting a 2-day worship conference (feat. Jaye Thomas from IHOP) - Saturday and Sunday May 6-7. More info here: https://www.houseofprayerforeveryone.org/nameabove It is outside the city, so for travel purposes, please RSVP: http://bit.ly/2qfQuun

3. Global Missions Health Conference - crazy early bird pricing ends 4/30 
Registration is up and running for this year’s Global Missions Health Conference. (What is GMHC? It's Urbana, for health care professionals, community development workers, public health practitioners, and more!) Don’t miss out on your opportunity to register with the CRAZY EARLY BIRD PRICE price through April 30. Register HERE and join us in Louisvile, KY, on November 9-11 for a time of learning, growing, and being encouraged by others in the healthcare missions field.

4. CCIH May prayer calendar
  • May 1-8 | Students Advocating to End Hunger
    • Prayers of thanks for the students from Liberty University who came to Washington, DC in April to meet with leaders on Capitol Hill and advocate for U.S. foreign assistance to save lives. Photos from our day on Instagram #EndHunger
    • Pray for guidance for leaders in the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch making decisions on foreign assistance.
  • May 9-16 | People Facing Widespread Violence
    • Pray for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where United Nations investigators discovered 17 mass grave sites in an area where the UN reports clashes between local militia groups and the army. Pray for all those working in the country to provide care. More
    • Violence and insecurity continue to force people from their homes in northeast Nigeria, where new waves of displaced are arriving in remote towns of Borno State. Pray for organizations and individuals led by their faith to serve those in need in the area. More
  • May 17-23 | Integration of Faith and Health
    • Pray for health practitioners and public health professionals who seek to heal the body and spirit in their work. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, who you have received from God? 1 Corinthians 6:19a
    • Prayers of thanks for the opportunity to share our faith and our work with other Christians through organizations like CCIH. May we be stronger together as we work as one body to serve. There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. 1 Corinthians 12:12
  • May 24-31 | World Menstrual Hygiene Day
    • World Menstrual Hygiene Day is May 28 | 2017's theme is Education About Menstruation Changes Everything. In Tanzania and Ethiopia, only 1 out of 4 girls know about menstruation before their first period. Pray that girls are informed and can stay in school. About Menstrual Hygiene Day
    • Prayers of thanks for the work of CCIH member It's Our Mission! Period working to keep girls in school, eliminate stigma surrounding menstruation and provide supplies for women and girls to manage menstruation. About It's Our Mission! Period and their work
5. CCIH conference - 7/13-15
CCIH's annual conference is taking place here in Baltimore (Hopkins Homewood campus) this year! Join us July 13-15 to explore the theme:.Strengthening Global Health: Faith at the Center PHCF is a CCIH affiliate, so you are automatically a student member. View the schedule and register now!

6. Switchfoot/Lifehouse concert - 8/15
The bands Switchfoot and Lifehouse are touring together! They will be in Baltimore on August 15 at Pier Six - tickets and more information available here: http://lookingforsummertour.com/
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Gal 6:2)

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