Wed lunch mtg W2033 (guest speaker Dr. Isaac), upcoming seminars, and more

Dear PHCF,

In the midst of Nahum declaring God's wrath against Nineveh and proclaiming destruction and woe to a people wholly unrighteous and unrepentant, he says, The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. (Nahum 1:7) Praying this week that in hard circumstances or uncertainty, you go to the Lord for refuge. He is jealous for you, pursuing, disciplining, and rescuing you because he loves you (listen to song and sermon snippets here). May you walk more closely with him today, seeing how he is working in and through and around you.

Tomorrow, Dr. Ajit Isaac (Indian by birth, but lived/trained as a physician in East Africa before getting his MPH at Hopkins) will share on being an Ambassador of Christ. Join us in Room W2033 at 12:15pm on Wednesday!

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)
- 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 page | PHCF website | map/list of local churches

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Special Lunch Seminar (RH/GBV): Mon Sept 25 - RSVP required
  2. History of Science talk: Tues Sept 19, 7pm
  3. The Global Church and Family Planning Webinar: Thurs Sept 28, 9am EST
  4. Job opportunities (Young Leaders)
  5. Global missions health conference in Louisville: Nov 9-11 (register now! let Teresa know that you're going!)
1. Special Lunch Seminar (RH/GBV): Mon Sept 25 - RSVP required
Ms. Ntahuba Parfaite, an ordained pastor in a Burundian Quaker community, is coming to JHSPH! Her talk is titled: faith-based community action and reproductive health clinic outreach for women and adolescents in Bujumbura, Burundi. Lunch provided - but must RSVP to Jean Sack ahead of time (limited seating). There will also be opportunity to talk more deeply with her after lunch, for those interested in community-based clinical outreach and gender-based violence recovery. More details on the attached flyer! (You can also email Teresa if you have questions.)

2. History of Science talk: Tues Sept 19, 7pm
The Thomistic Institute at Johns Hopkins would like to invite you to a talk titled, Myths and Realities: Reason and Faith in the History of Science, by Dr. Lawrence Principe (a professor of Chemistry and the History of Science at Hopkins - a very engaging speaker). It will be at Mountcastle Auditorium in PCTB (brick building behind Welch Library), with refreshments. More details and RSVP here.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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!)

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. (Ps 25:4-5)


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