Wed lunch mtg W2033, new Tuesday Bible study, and other announcements!

Dear PHCF,

We hear that the new MPHers have gotten through your first set of midterm papers/quizzes, phew! A song that has been on our hearts for you is Finish What He Started - especially the bridge which reflects Paul's words to the Philippian church: And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil 1:6). No matter your ups and downs, he is working in and through and around you - and we pray that you continue growing in your trust in Him this week!

Tomorrow, we will meet in Room W2033 (across from Paige Hall/W2030) for Bible study and prayer. We'll have a few BIbles but please feel free to bring your own (or a phone) to read along and discuss. (Passage: Mt 13:1-9,18-23)

Also, starting next Tuesday, Travis Roberts (MPH candidate) will be holding a Bible study on the book of John (room to be announced). These studies will be 11am-1pm over the summer and 12noon-1:15pm starting in Sept. Everyone is welcome; please feel free to invite your non-Christian friends too. If you don't own a Bible, Travis will bring a copy of John for you - please email traviswmroberts@gmail.com (or text 202-468-4361) so he knows! RSVP'ing to Travis would be great, but you're welcome to just show up!

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. Worship night at Village Church (Hampden) - Sep 14 
  5. 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 - praise for good worship and linkages among groups and individuals for the mission that God has for our world.
  • 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
  • For Rent: 2 available rooms @ 504 N Chester St (5-min walk away from JHSPH). Big space, well-lighted row home for female tenants with responsive landlord. Shared living room and kitchen but each room has its own spacious bathroom. Bedroom at the 2nd floor is priced at 560/month. Basement is priced at 550/month. Does not include utilities and internet. Not yet furnished but may talk to landlord about renting furniture. Overall awesome place that's very close to the Medical Campus :) Contact Jessica (current tenant) at jmirano1@jhu.edu or Grant (landlord) at grant.tz@comcast.net
  • 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. Worship night at Village Church (Hampden) - Sep 14
Join members of Village Church on Friday Sept 14, 7-10pm for a very special worship night - 3647 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211. More details and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/416945432045686/

5. 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

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there. (2 Chron 7:14-16)

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