Summer student activities fair, CCIH conference help needed, and more announcements

Dear PHCF,

Hebrews 13:21 says, [He] equip[s] you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Isn't it reassuring that God is actively working on us? That in our habit-building and habit-breaking and creation of consistency and rhythms of meeting needs and most of all planting the desire to seek the Lord's face, it isn't you that has to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and God will allow you to do so; rather, God is able to work in and through you. Dear ones, praying that you find freedom in Jesus tonight, knowing that God's will will be done and that he is pleased in, his dearly beloved sons and daughters.

PHCF weekly meetings are taking a hiatus for the month of June. 

However, please contact if you have prayers, reflections, or announcements you'd like to share with the rest of PHCF (or individual questions/comments for the PHCF leaders). 

Help needed! If you are available to help out for the MPH Student Activities Fair on Monday July 2, 11am-12:30pm (lunch provided), please email We need help to prepare a flyer (can adapt from last year's) and plan summer activities!

Finally, for those who are staying at JHSPH/in Baltimore post-graduation, we need new student leaders - please pray! and email if you're interested in seeing what role you can play in this group.
Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF
Other announcements:
  1. Praises and prayers
  2. Housing opportunities
  3. Hungry of Hope Christian Conference - Nashville TN - June 22-23 
  4. Christian Connections for International Health conference - Baltimore MD - July 13-15 **HELP NEEDED**
  5. Global Missions Health Conference - Louisville KY - Nov 8-10
  6. Job opportunities
1. Praises and prayers:
  • MPH Candidate Wai Jia is in the midst of setting up Kitesong Global, a ministry that aims to use the power of narrative through her picture books to uphold social justice and empower the underprivileged. Read more here or watch the talk here: If you are a videographer, teacher, etc. and/or would like to find out more, please write to her at
  • Pray for the persecuted church around the world (see today's Voice of the Martyrs letter about Borno State, Nigeria)
  • 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! Recent conviction from this testimony by Joni Eareckson Tada:
  • Pray for incoming students on their way to Baltimore soon!!! For God's direction, for living situations, for spiritual community.
  • 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 today!!, finishing their capstones/theses/dissertations, and/or who are seeking God's direction/calling for jobs and career. May we trust in God's plans more than our own, for his ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts than our thoughts (Is 55:9)
2. Housing opportunities/search
  • 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
  • Incoming female MPH student looking for roommates! Contact Ruth at +972-58-678-1862 (whatsapp) or - 
  • I am currently in medical school in Israel but will be taking a gap year next year for my MPH. I'm arriving June 25th in Baltimore and I'm coming straight from Israel. At the moment, I'm still trying to figure out housing for next year. I'm on all the sites and Facebook pages looking, but haven't found a place yet. Do you know of any christian young women looking for a roommate? Or a single place in a safe neighborhood? I do come with my cat and I will eventually have a car. I'm hoping to find a place at under $1000/month including utilities.
  • For Rent: Downtown Baltimore partially furnished 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse in Ridgley's Delight, next to UMB, light rail, and MARC train @ $1200/month available August 2018. Central AC, washer, dryer, newly remodeled kitchen. For pictures or more info, email Beth at (from a faithful sister in Christ who did her postdoc in the School of Medicine)
  • My name is Joseph Yoon. I am a medical student at UC Davis taking a gap year to complete an MPH at Hopkins. I grew up in Costa Rica where my parents continue to serve as Christian missionaries. I am looking for either a studio or a single room/bathroom for the year. Ideally, I would love to live and fellowship with fellow Christians during my year in Baltimore. Super excited to see what God has in store this upcoming year! Contact: 
3. Hungry of Hope Christian Conference - Nashville TN - June 22-23
Are you struggling with emotional eating, or know someone struggling with an eating disorder, depression or anxiety related to food? Share this upcoming conference in Nashville with them, where MPH Candidate Wai Jia has also been invited to speak! 

For friends struggling with eating issues/disorders, they can also join the online support group:
4. Christian Connections in International Health conference - Baltimore MD - July 13-15
CCIH, a nonprofit "promoting global health and wholeness from a Christian perspective", has its annual conference here in Baltimore at Hopkins Homewood campus (Charles Commons conference center, 3301 N Charles), July 13-15. A really great way to connect with believers who are also public health practitioners, whether health professionals, church leaders, missions organizations, or folks doing research and programs - and truly a great mix of nations represented. Registration is now open! Register here. See the conference program. See conference registration rates (you are a student member if you are in PHCF and are a continuing student OR within 12 months of your JHSPH graduation date; we pay annual dues for student org membership).

Rates go up after June 8, so register sooner rather than later! There are 2 pre-conferences on Friday that you can register for separately, and full registration (covers 3 days) or one-day registration if you just can come Saturday or Sunday.


1) CCIH is looking for a worship team for this year's conference. If you are a student who can lead, sing, or play, please contact AND - your conference registration can be covered. (Some folks coming to the conference from the Global South are willing to sing, too.)

2) If you are willing to house students/developing country professionals from out of town for a couple nights to help them save money on lodging, please let know. Right now, CCIH has both a female and male student looking for lodging. The female is looking for a place Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th and the male is looking for Thursday the 12th - Sunday the 15th.
5. Global Missions Health Conference - Louisville KY - Nov 8-10
Early bird registration ($95 for students) is currently ongoing for the global missions health conference! It is a weekend of encouragement, networking, learning, and much more. This year will also have a special emphasis on human trafficking. Learn more at

6. Job opportunities
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. (Ps 84:1-2)


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