Wed lunch mtg (guest speaker Dr Edward + pizza), Fall hiking trip, GMHC, and more!

Dear PHCF,

This morning's Spurgeon Morning and Evening devotional spoke a great deal to me, and I wanted to share with you! Scripture: Zech 1:8 - describing the myrtle trees that were in the bottom... Praying that you, like the myrtle, may flourish in your growth, though perhaps not seen/acknowledged (yet), and that you are filled with an indwelling of tranquility and security because you know whose you are and who has already won the final victory over sin and death and brokenness for you. Praying also for continued diligence in your work and studies, for his glory!

Tomorrow, we meet in room W2033 in the SPH at 12:15pm - Dr. Anbrasi Edward (professor in International Health - Health Systems) will give us a talk titled, A Daniel Appointment with an Elijah Assignment. (Pizza/dessert may be provided.) Come for a sweet time of fellowship!

You are welcome to join us at any/all of our recurring gatherings:
- Lunch meetings on Wednesdays at 12:15pm in Room W2033 (contact 
- Small group on Mondays at 7:30pm in the 929 Apartments (contact 
- Writing Accountability Group (i.e. study group) on Fridays at 4pm (contact 
Helpful links: 
PHCF facebook page | PHCF website | map/list of local churches

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
1.      The Global Church and Family Planning Webinar: Thurs Sept 28, 9am EST
2.      International Fellowship Hiking Trip (Cunningham Falls): Sat Oct 14
3.      Job opportunities (Young Leaders)
4.      Voice of the Martyrs - International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov 5
5.      Global missions health conference in Louisville: Nov 9-11 (register now! let Teresa know that you're going. free housing, cheap flights, great fellowship/inspiration)
1. The Global Church and Family Planning Webinar: Thurs Sept 28, 9am EST
Christian Connections in International Health and the Christian Journal for Global Health are hosting a webinar on family planning, featuring programs from Uganda, Nepal, and India. The seminar is 9/28, 9-10am EST. Register here - organization name PHCF / how did you find out about the webinar CCIH.

2. International Fellowship Hiking Trip (Cunningham Falls): Sat Oct 14
Our friends at the Johns Hopkins International Fellowship invite you to join them on their fall hike at Cunningham Falls, at the peak of leaves-changing-colors! Rides leave from Homewood, Mount Vernon, Harboreast, and JHMI campus at 12:30pm, and we will eat dinner before coming back to Baltimore. More details here (registration opens Sept 28).

3. Job opportunities
· 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!
4. Voice of the Martyrs - International Day of Prayer: Nov 5
Our persecuted brothers and sisters consistently make one major request of American Christians: Pray for Us! Churches across the United States and around the world will honor their request this Nov. 5 as they “Remember those in bonds” (Heb. 13:3) on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). More information at VOM's website.

5. Global Missions Health Conference: Nov 9-11 (Register now!)
Registration is up and running for this year’s Global Missions Health Conference. Register HERE and join us in Louisville, KY, on November 9-11 for a time of learning, growing, and being encouraged/inspired by others in the healthcare/public health/community development missions field. It's a great time to remember how we worship the Lord through our work and everyday lives, too. Friends from the SON and SOM will be joining us, too! Please email Teresa if you are coming, so that we can arrange for free housing in Louisville and other logistics. Yay!

But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles - to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me. (Acts 26:16-18)


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