RSVP for symposium on faith+work this Sat! and more announcements

Dear PHCF,

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday (for our protestant and catholic brethren). Lent is a season of preparation for Easter, often marked by reflection, repentance, and fasting. We encourage each of you to take time for self-examination in these weeks leading up to Easter, remembering Christ and the cross and who we are in him and because of what he has done. (If you would like a devo to guide your quiet times, Cru made a nice one!) Praying for you to trust more deeply today our compassionate Lord who says, For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed. (Is 54:10)

This Wednesday, we will not have our regular lunch meeting, but you are welcome to use Room W2033 between 12:15-1:15 for gathering/prayer.

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

If you have prayers, reflections, or announcements you'd like to share with the rest of PHCF, please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com!

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Prayer requests
  2. Housing opportunities
  3. 832 Symposium on Faith, Reason, and Vocation: Professional Ethics at Homewood - Feb 17
  4. Christian Community Health Fellowship Conference "Risen & Awake" - Cincinnati OH - Apr 19-21
1. Prayer requests:
  • Praise the Lord with us - and thank you for praying for Wai Jia (MPH candidate '18) and her Kitesong Global social venture kickoff event last week. Read her praise report here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159919117920635&id=615750634
  • Pray for the persecuted church around the world; learn more from Voice of the Martyrs (movie Tortured for Christ released in theaters March 5)
  • Pray for prospective/new students, as they wait for admission decisions and consider where to attend, that God brings exactly who he wants to JHSPH at exactly the right time.
  • Pray for our PHCF brothers and sisters who are currently afar for work/practicum/missions/dissertation research, for favor in their work and traveling mercies.
  • Pray for our PHCF brothers and sisters who are graduating in a few months and/or who are seeking God's direction/calling for jobs and career.
2. Housing opportunities
  • Lovely private bedroom and bathroom available in Charles Village, $650/month. All utilities and furniture included; shared common space including large fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and living room. The landlords' heart is to make this house open to international students and scholars, and for those who have a heart to interact with internationals too. (Though anyone is welcome.) More information here. If interested, email Karl Dortzbach at kdortzbach@mac.com or text at 443-570-3668, and he can send you pictures or tell you more!
  • Upstairs unit apartment for rent, listing here: https://www.trulia.com/p/md/baltimore/829-e-belvedere-ave-2-baltimore-md-21212--2345922141 The landlord Ananda and his wife live in the downstairs apartment, and are believers, Hopkins alum, and members of Faith Christian Fellowship. Special consideration given if two students/fellows are interested in sharing the upstairs apartment. Anyone interested can contact Ananda directly at 410-435-6417 or by email at ankumar1120@yahoo.com
3. 832 Symposium on Faith, Reason, and Vocation: Professional Ethics at Homewood - Feb 17Ever wonder what it means to live and work ethically as a public health professional? The 8:32 Society is a group connecting believers (students, alumni, faculty, and staff) across the Hopkins campuses. PHCF, along with other Christian groups on campus, is hosting the Symposium on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation at Homewood campus Feb 17, 2018, 9:45am-3pm - this year's focus is on Professional Ethics. The event will include a keynote talk by Nigel Cameron, field-specific discussion panels, and a networking lunch.

RSVP here! (If you are interested in helping out - whether for food, marketing, setup, logistics, moderating, contacting speakers, fundraising, prayer - please let Teresa know!)

4. Christian Community Health Fellowship Conference "Risen & Awake" - Cincinnati OH - Apr 19-21
Encouragement. We could all use some. Especially when we are in the throes of intense training.
The CCHF Conference offers medical students and residents hope as they interact with providers and others who are caring for the poor and the marginalized in their communities.
Join us at the only domestic missions conference specifically for those working to provide excellent and holistic health care to the poor and marginalized in the United States.
Scholarship applications are now available. For more info go to: www.cchfconference.org.
Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to help! - Jessie Thomas

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Ps 27:14)

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