[last week's email] Ice cream social meet-and-greet next Wed, Looking for TA, pray for CCIH, and more

Dear PHCF,

Listening this evening to some hymns and pondering what it means - as we walk steadily with the Lord and with each other in the places and fields where he has called us - to stand firm on Christ the solid rock. "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God" (2 Cor 5:21) - Praying that we might all cling to Jesus, reflect his goodness to the people around us, and share the goodness of the gospel (as a great example, listen to Tim Keller last week speaking at Parliament), and praying for our new MPH students as you settle into a new rhythm of school and life here at Hopkins.

Our first PHCF meeting of the new academic year will be next Wednesday 7/18, 12:15pm - an ice cream social meet-and-greet (for PHCF'ers old and new) in Room W2033 (across from Paige Hall/W2030). 

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF
Helpful links: PHCF website | map/list of local churches

Other announcements:
  1. Praises and prayers
  2. Job opportunity with JHSPH Christian faculty
  3. Housing opportunities
  4. Global Missions Health Conference - Louisville KY - Nov 8-10
1. Praises and prayers:
  • Christian Connections in International Health conference in Baltimore (Hopkins Homewood campus) this weekend - pray for inspiring fellowship and meaningful connections among Christians working in global health. pray for CCIH members bringing the message of the importance of global health programs to Capitol Hill in meetings and in a briefing for Hill staff next week.
  • MPH Candidate Wai Jia is 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 www.kitesong.sg or watch the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLVrktlhqLI If you are a videographer, teacher, etc. and/or would like to find out more, please write to her at waijia@kitesong.org
  • 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! Recent conviction from this testimony by Joni Eareckson Tada: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/beware-of-running-too-hard
  • Pray for incoming students on their way to Baltimore! 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 recently graduated (or are graduating soon), 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. Job opportunity with JHSPH Christian faculty
Job opportunity for Masters or PhD students: Anbrasi Edward (PHCF's advisor, JHSPH alum, and International Health/Health Systems faculty) is looking for TAs. If you have experience in quality assurance or primary health care in LMICs and are interested in work, please contact her at  aedward1@jhu.edu

3. Housing opportunities
  • 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
  • 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 bethzucconi@gmail.com (from a faithful sister in Christ who did her postdoc in the School of Medicine)
  • Lovely 1b/1b apartment within a rowhome in Charles Village available for rent! 2806 N Calvert St, photos available here. $950/mo including utilities and internet. Apartment is furnished, but not with a bed/linens. Washer/dryer in-house on the 2nd floor; apartment is on the 3rd floor. The front door entrance is through the landlords' house, so Karl and Debbie would need to interview any prospective tenant and they would need to interview us :) Unit includes a deck, study area, bedroom with large closet, and kitchen/dining/living room combination. Lots of light, newly remodeled. There is a fire escape from the 3rd floor deck which can be used as an entrance, but it is a steep stairway with handrail. There is also an unpictured coat closet in the hall/study area. For one person or possibly two people who don't mind sharing a room! Available the 2nd half of August onward, possibly earlier if necessary. Contact Karl Dortzbach (kdortzbach@mac.com / +1-443-570-3668) if interested!

4. Global Missions Health Conference - Louisville KY - Nov 8-10
Registration ($110 for students) is currently ongoing for the global missions health conference! Price increases next week. GMHC is a weekend of encouragement, networking, learning, and much more. Free housing available for students. This year will also have a special emphasis on human trafficking. Learn more at www.medicalmissions.com/events/gmhc-2018

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mk 10:45)


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