Wed lunch mtg (guest speaker Dr. Kattey from Nigeria), Help at Student Activities Fair Monday, Hiking, GMHC Conference

Dear PHCF,

Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. (Ps 91:14-16)
In these three verses, God makes eight promises! He pledges to deliver, protect, answer, be with, rescue and honor, satisfy and show us his salvation. Wow! And what is it that he asks of us? God wants us to hold fast to him in love, know his name, and call to him in trouble - which we are enabled to do because he has first called us. Praying for you today that in the midst of trouble (whether facing exams, grants, projects, hard conversations), you plant your trust in El Roi, the God who sees you. May he open your eyes to his work and increase your faith; and may you walk out as his ambassadors in confidence, knowing his character, his promises, and his truth. (today's devo adapted from

Tomorrow, we will meet in Room W2033 in the SPH at 12:15pm -- Dr. Kattey, a JHSPH alum MPH '11, is going to share about his missions work as a resident doctor in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Missions Secretary of CMDA Nigeria, Rivers State.

We are looking for two more people to help out at the Student Activities Fair on Monday 8/28, 11:30-1 in Feinstone! Lunch provided at 11am. Please email Teresa at if interested in telling new Masters and doctoral students about PHCF!

You are welcome to join us at any/all of our recurring gatherings:
- Lunch meetings on Wednesdays at 12:15pm in Room W2033 (contact PHCF) *Thank you to everyone who answered the poll! We will keep meeting on Wednesdays for now!
- Small group on Mondays at 7:30pm in the 929 Apartments (contact Esther)
- Writing Accountability Group (i.e. study group) on Fridays at 4pm (contact Teresa)
Helpful links: PHCF facebook group | PHCF website | map/list of local churches

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Hiking trip with International Fellowship - Aug 26 (register now!)
  2. Job opportunities (JLI, Young Leaders)
  3. Upcoming concerts/shows
  4. Global missions health conference in Louisville - Nov 9-11 (register now! let Teresa know that you're going!)
1. Hiking trip with International Fellowship - Aug 26
Our friends at the Johns Hopkins International Fellowship invite you to join them for their annual hiking trip to Harpers Ferry, WV, on Saturday August 26. Rides available from JHMI, Homewood, Downtown, and Mount Vernon - departing at 12:30pm (and returning after dinner). Plenty of time for hiking/exploring the great outdoors (and a beautiful historic town), and fellowship and bonding. (This is the weekend between summer and first term, so perfect timing for an adventure!) Register here!

2. Job opportunities
  • The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities has a paid fall internship available: learn more here.
  • If you're interested in advocacy for women's and youth issues (and are between 15-28 years old), apply to Women Deliver's Young Leaders program!
3. Upcoming concerts/shows

4. Global Missions Health Conference - Nov 9-11 (Register now!)
Registration is up and running for this year’s Global Missions Health Conference. (What is GMHC? It's like Urbana, for health care students/professionals, community development workers, public health practitioners, and more!). Register HERE and join us in Louisville, KY, on November 9-11 for a time of learning, growing, and being encouraged by others in the healthcare missions field.
(Email Teresa at if you are going/interested, and we can organize transportation and request free student housing as a group!)

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (Luke 11:9-10)


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