Tues Bible study, Wed guest speaker (Dr. Ajit Isaac), Fall hiking, Missions conference

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

When David was in the wilderness of Judah, he wrote: My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me (Ps 63:8). In the midst of turmoil - in political elections (in the US and other countries), in our own wrestling over work and school and projects and deadlines, in uncertainty or unsettledness - we pray that we too hold onto the Lord; for he is the true vine and we are the branches (Jn 15:5). May we taste his goodness - and may it both satisfy us and make us thirsty for more (A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God).

This week's events:
  • Tuesday at noon in Room W2207, join Travis and others for Bible Study in the Book of John.
  • Wednesday at 12:15 in Room W2033, Dr. Ajit Isaac (MPH '94) will share about being ambassadors for Christ.
New PHCF whatsapp group: we've heard some interest in a whatsapp group for easier communication/support/sharing/prayer during the week outside of our meetings / beyond emails. Please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com with your name and phone number if you're interested in joining.

If you have prayers, reflections, songs, or announcements you'd like to share with the rest of PHCF (or individual questions/comments for the PHCF leaders), please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com!

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

Other announcements:
  1. Praises and prayers
  2. Housing opportunities
  3. Job and scholarship opportunities
  4. Mountain hiking trip - Oct 20
  5. Global Missions Health Conference - Louisville KY - Nov 8-10
  6. JHIF Thanksgiving celebration outreach - (music help needed!) Nov 17
1. Praises and prayers:
  • Pray for the persecuted church around the world. Pray for those enduring through natural disaster (like flooding in Indonesia or fire in Nevada). Pray for the leaders of the nations around the world, and of our state and city.
  • Pray for Christian Faculty at the SPH as we start gathering for sharing and prayer on the last Tuesday of the month - contact Teresa for more details if interested in joining!
  • Pray for new students as they settle down in Baltimore, start classes, and find spiritual community at the SPH and in local churches.
  • 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)
  • Pray for the leaders (and leaders-in-training, and advisors, and members) of the various ministries around Hopkins - for unity, wisdom, and a big vision for God's work on campus this academic year.
2. 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
  • Looking for a Christian male roommate. A bedroom with a private bath is available in a nice town house with washer and dryer. $700/month including utilities and internet. House is in the corner of Univ Pkwy and E 33rd Street. Contact Jacob at jacob.jasin@ruf.org 
3. Job and scholarship opportunities
  • For alumni - an epidemiology faculty position has opened at Wheaton College! Link Here for more information.
  • The Harvey Fellows Program provides scholarships ($16k) to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. Applications due Nov 1. More information here.
4. Mountain hiking trip - Oct 20
In celebration of the changing colors of fall leaves, PHCF is joining GCF and JHIF for a hiking trip at Cunningham Falls (Catoctin) on Oct 20, 12:30-9pm. Two trails (one easy, one more challenging) available and a waterfall where you can clamber on the rocks. Dinner at the Golden Corral ($15) on the way home. Rides available from JHMI, Downtown/Mount Vernon, and Homewood campus. More details and register (by Friday) here.

5. Global Missions Health Conference - Louisville KY - Nov 8-10
Registration ($110 for students) is currently ongoing for the global missions health conference! 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 here - Talk with Teresa if you are interested in going as a group!

6. JHIF Thanksgiving celebration outreach - (help needed!) Nov 17
JHIF invites PHCF and our international friends to a Thanksgiving celebration outreach event on Saturday, November 17th, from  6-9pm at the large fellowship hall at the University Baptist Church (Homewood campus). The tentative program includes: praise/worship, dinner, Thanksgiving story, and dessert.

We organize the Thanksgiving celebration as an event to not only share the holiday of Thanksgiving, which is unique to the American culture but to also use it as an opportunity to share Christ to our international friends.

In light of this, we are planning to put together a multi-ethnic music team that will be able to share songs from different cultures and has some testimonies and thanksgivings along the way. If you have musical talent and would like to help with the worship team, please contact Lionel at lionel.ctw@gmail.com

Now there were also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. (Jn 21:25)

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