Last Wed Bible study lunch mtg W2033, help needed for interministry worship night, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. (Psalm 23:1-2) Dear ones, congratulations to those of you who submitted final capstones/theses/essays this week - it's hard to believe that the end of the year is coming upon us. Praise God for his faithfulness in all circumstances. This week, will you again place your trust, your identity, your hope in the Good Shepherd, who knows each of his sheep by name (John 10:27)?

Join us for the final PHCF Bible study lunch meeting tomorrow (Wednesday May 1) in SPH Room W2033 - Travis will be leading a study on John chapter 21. We will take a break from official meetings until the end of the year.

We are planning an interministry worship night with the Christian Fellowships at the SOM, SON, and Homewood (Thurs May 23)... If you can help out (with music, slides, food, logistics, etc.), please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com!

Also, if you are continuing as a JHSPH student next year and might be willing to step into PHCF leadership, please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com! (Or if you are around after graduation and are interested in continuing to meet, please also email us.)

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. Christian Global Health Conference 2019 - June 6-8, 2019 *Volunteers needed! (registration fee will be covered for volunteers)
1. Praises and prayers:
  • Please pray for next academic year's incoming students (and staff/faculty), as folks consider next steps. Pray for God's leading and direction and provision, and for his divine placement of exactly the right people at exactly the right time for his good purposes. Pray for new folks as they plan to settle down in Baltimore, start classes, and find spiritual community at the SPH and in local churches.
  • 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 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. Christian Global Health Conference 2019 - June 6-8, 2019
The Christian Connections for International Health conference will be held June 6-8, 2019 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. It's a unique opportunity for students to meet and network with global health professionals from across the globe. Our theme is Called to Care: A Strong Community for Lasting Health. Promo video here. At our core, faith communities are called to care for themselves and those in need. Paul’s letter in Philippians 2:3-4 urges us to “do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

We will explore questions such as:
  • How are faith-based organizations integrating faith and work in the field?
  • How do we build capacity of local caring communities and organizations?
  • How can faith-based organizations incorporate design that considers the human perspective in all steps of development and problem solving?
  • Are faith-based programs themselves resilient and innovative?
  • Are we working with other faith-based organizations, churches, government agencies, NGOs, and others to ensure our communities are self-sufficient?

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