Wed 12:15pm prayer mtg W3011, Easter, worship night, and more

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

How quiet it is in the SPH on spring break! (and what a "wintry mix" first day of spring we're having, eh?) Praying that wherever you are right now -- geographically or in your walk with the Lord -- that you can say alongside the psalmist (Ps 62:1-2): I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken. (song version here) Over break, may you receive the rest and peace in your hearts that could only come from God.

This Wednesday over the lunch hour (12:15-1:15pm), Teresa will lead prayer meeting in Room W3011 - let's take some time to lift up burdens, fears, and praises to the Lord, even as we remember his immutable character and his demonstration of love for us, that even while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom 5:8). There will probably be snacks too :) for whose of you who are around! Please feel free to email prayers too if you can't come in person.

For those who are staying at JHSPH/in Baltimore after May, we are also looking to expand the PHCF leadership team - please pray! and email if you're interested in seeing what role you can play in this group.

You are welcome to join us at any/all of our recurring gatherings:- Lunch meetings on Wednesdays at 12:15pm in Room W3011 *note room change! (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 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!

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Praises and prayers
  2. Housing opportunities
  3. Joint fellowship worship night
  4. Christian Community Health Fellowship Conference "Risen & Awake" - Cincinnati OH - Apr 19-21
1. Praises and prayers:
  • Pray for Easter and for hearts to be renewed as we remember Christ's work on the cross! 
    • Mark your calendars for a PHCF gathering to celebrate Easter on Mar 31 (the Saturday before Easter / the first Saturday of 4th term) - please let Teresa know if you'd like to be involved in planning!
    • Pray for the Johns Hopkins International Fellowship, for outreach among our nonbeliever friends and connections to local churches and sharing the glorious story of Resurrection Day!
  • 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:
  • Praise the Lord with us - for a successfull Symposium on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation on 2/17. We are glad for all those who joined us at Charles Commons, and grateful for prayers. Recordings from the talks will be released on in a few weeks, if you'd like to listen later!
  • Pray for the persecuted church around the world.
  • Pray for our seeking of holiness, and not just efficiency or growing in talents/knowledge//giftedness but keeping our focus on Jesus and his glory! Recen conviction from this testimony by Joni Eareckson Tada:
  • 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 or text at 443-570-3668, and he can send you pictures or tell you more!
  • Upstairs unit apartment for rent, listing here: 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
3. Joint fellowship worship night
Hi everyone! Leaders from the Medical Student Christian Fellowship (SOM), the Fellowship of Christian Nurses (SON), and PHCF are working on putting together a joint fellowship worship night in early 4th term. Please email Teresa if you would like to get involved!

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:
Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to help! - Jessie Thomas
*please note: our sister Rachel Pinto is going, and would love to connect with other JHSPH'ers - also, more scholarships for travel are available!

giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[ to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light (Col 1:12)


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