Wed lunch mtg W2303, and more announcements

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; 
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength; 
seek his face always. (Ps 105:1-4)

Brothers and sisters, in the midst of trial or uncertainty, we pray that you rest confident in our Lord who is God over all and remembers his covenant forever and has rescued you from the slavery of your old self and renews you day by day. For those entering finals period, we pray for focus and diligence in your studies and projects/papers; for those seeking "what next", we pray that you continue walking step by step with the Spirit. May the Word be a lamp for your feet, and a light on your path. Most of all, we pray that you cling to the redeeming love and grace of Jesus.

This Wednesday, we will meet in Room W2303 (room change!) for Bible study (Mk 5:21-43) and prayer. There will be dessert :) (please note: this is the classroom in the hidden hallway in the middle of 2nd floor, enter from the door by the 2nd floor copier/atrium... or text Teresa at +1-443-745-9250 if you're lost!)

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 W2303 *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 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!

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Praises and prayers
  2. Thomistic Institute talk 3/15, 7pm - "The vocation of a scientist" / A call to wisdom and worship
  3. Housing opportunities
  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 this past Saturday. 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; 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. Thomistic Institute talk 3/15, 7pm - The vocation of a scientist / A call to wisdom and worship
Our friends at the Hopkins Thomistic Institute invite you to their first talk of Spring 2018. Thurs Mar 15, 7-830pm for talk and Q&A and snacks, in Mountcastle Auditorium in the Preclinical Teaching Building across the street from the SPH Wolfe Street Building. Talk is titled: The vocation of a scientist / A call to wisdom and worship, and the speaker is Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, PhD, Professor of Biology and Theology at Providence College in RI.

3. 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
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

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Lk 10:22)


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