Wed lunch mtg W2033 (guest speaker Dr. Mosley), housing opportunities, 832 symposium on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation

Dear PHCF,

When the Israelites were frozen with fear, stuck between the Red Sea and the oncoming Egyptian army, Moses told them: “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:13-14) Brothers and sisters, am praying for you to be still before the Lord, to experience his presence, his goodness, and his salvation in the face of all your fears, and for you to see him as your all in all. May you have a renewed sense of wonder today as you contemplate his character and how he has worked in your life. We acknowledge that the world we live in is broken and groaning, but we trust that this is not the end - and til the new heavens and earth come, we have kingdom work to do. Will you step into whatever the Lord has in store for you, trusting him step by step?

This Wednesday, please join us for a special lunch meeting at 12:15pm in W2033. Professor emeritus Henry Mosley (a longtime PHCF supporter/advisor) will share his testimony and how he followed God in seeking/choosing jobs during his career. (and have Q&A with you!)

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 beginning of the spring semester/3rd term - for fresh energy and "doing all work for the glory of God".
  • 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 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

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night (Psalm 92:1-2)

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