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ICMDA World Congress in the Netherlands




 

 

Once every four years a World Congress of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association is held. After 20 years it is back in Europe, and this time they are celebrating half a century of ICMDA in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The congress started with the Students and Junior Graduates' Congress (from July 19 to 22), followed by the Main Congress (from July 22 to 26) and has the theme SERVE SHARE SHINE. During the congress they are focusing on the nature of our identities – both as Christians and as medical professionals, and exploring how these may be integrated.

Our very own Dr. Howard Searle, EHA USA Executive Director, is attending the congress. The following are his thoughts on his time there.

“On Tuesday I arrived in Rotterdam via high-speed train from Amsterdam. I and my wife, Becky, attended the opening meeting where the dedication took place to the enthusiastic applause of approximately 60 nations represented by almost 1,000 delegates.”

“Wednesday morning we began with prayer and worship. A gifted pastor from Cyprus shared meaningfully from Titus 1 about God’s requirements for those who would be used by Him to lead His children, no matter the geographical location or circumstances.”

“After a tea and coffee break, a veteran female medical missionary who served many years in West Africa (and who currently directs the German Institute for Medical Missions) shared with us her perspective on serving Jesus as a medical professional. She also facilitated a moment of silence in memory of the 193 Dutch citizens whose bodies are being returned from the plane crash in the Ukraine, and then led us in prayer for the grieving families.”

“Wednesday evening after dinner they had an international market of small items and foods typical of the many countries represented at the congress.”

“The great privilege for me attending such a congress is the joy of seeing old friends, sometimes after a hiatus of many years, plus the many mixing opportunities to make new friends. I am reminded of how small the world is when meeting folks and realizing we have friends or circumstances in common. As an older, experienced person who has been privileged to observe God in action throughout my life, I often find I have an opportunity to encourage younger medical students, residents, and physicians as they seek to learn God’s direction for their lives.”

 

Emmanuel Hospital Association

One of the critical issues in the world today is meeting the growing need for quality medical care among the poor. The Emmanuel Hospital Association of India helps to address this need.


Launched out of a group of western-run mission hospitals in the late 1960s, today EHA is the largest private healthcare network in India . Through a system of 21 hospitals and more than 30 community health and development projects, located in underserved areas of rural North India, EHA helps to bring health and medical care to more than 600,000 Indians per year, the vast majority from among the poorest classes of society.

Many of those served have no access to such medical care other than through  EHA facilities. In a country where 1 in 4 families live below the poverty line, the needs are tremendous. In fact, they are beyond description.

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Doctors

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Doctors
EHA has a critical need for short-term assistance to support the work of Indian physicians. At times the case load exceeds the capacity of their surgeons.  More often, vacations must be curtailed because when the surgeon is away services must be cut back. New Family Practice Residency programs need experienced FP instructors. If you are interested in finding out about short term (two weeks to four weeks) or longer term ministry opportunities in India , please contact the EHA office.  
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Nurses
Opportunities exist for nurses with BSN/MSN and teaching experience to assist in EHA's nurses' training programs. These openings for service would last from one month to one year, or more. Certain challenges exist due to language barriers but trained professionals willing to serve should contact EHA. 
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Volunteers
EHA in the United States is a grass
-roots effort with no paid staff. We are in need of volunteers who catch a passion for the ministry and are willing to represent us in local churches in their area. Materials such as brochures and Power Point presentations are available to assist your efforts. If supporting EHA in this way is attractive to you, do not hesitate to contact us to learn more.
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Donors
Ongoing support needs in a wide variety of areas exist. 
Ninety cents of every dollar raised in the United States goes to help the Indian hospitals serve more patients, many of whom would never have access to medical care in other ways. For detailed information on projects and locations, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are also happy to supply copies of audited financial statements for your review.
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Our goal for the work in India is simple: build awareness, prayer and financial support for EHA, enabling their staff to more effectively address the health-related needs of Indian villagers, and in that process, earn the opportunity to share the good news of eternal healing.

 


July 2, 2014

EHA India to Host Engage Disability Conference
EHA is sponsoring an "Engage Disability" conference in Delhi from September 25 to 27, 2014, with the purpose of coming together to strengthen the Christian response to disability in India. They are hoping to bring together 500 people -- everyone from disability workers, church leaders, people with disabilities, educators, and business leaders -- to discuss the best ways to help those with disabilities. Please pray for their preparation for this event. Click here to learn more.


May 29,2014

INMED Conference provides roadmap to medical missions
An important step on the road to serving in medical missions with EHA and other organizations is the annual INMED conference in Kansas City. Click here to learn more.

May 28,2014

Dr. Ann Thyle presents EHA's work to US partners.
Senior consultatnt and veteran medical missionary Dr. Ann Thyle presented an overview of EHA's work among the poor and marginalized at recent events in Chicago and Philadelphia.

February 1, 2014

EHA Central Office Loses One of Its Own
Tragedy struck at EHA's central office this week in the form of a car accident. Fifteen-year employee Trinath, his wife Louisa, and their daughter Jennifer were returning from his father's funeral when another vehicle hit them, causing their car to roll multiple times. Both Trinath and Louisa died at the scene. Jenny and the other occupants were taken to a hospital and have since recovered.

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