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Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Considerations for Medical Care in a Changing World

This lecture will describe complex humanitarian emergencies and the common diseases encountered and the persons affected. We will also discuss mental health issues encountered by victims and the humanitarian worker as well as describe how one can stay healthy in body, soul, and spirit dealing while dealing with the stress of living in working in such a context.

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And Then the End Will Come

We live in the most amazing days since Jesus walked the earth. The global church is sprinting toward the finish line of the 2000-year Great Commission race, and by God’s grace, our generation may be the one to finish it. In this session, Douglas Cobb of The Finishing Fund will explain the global effort to get the gospel for the first time to the world’s last few unengaged people gro...

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5 Nurse Mission Trips - Minister to Those in Need

Nurses have found a place and purpose in fulfilling the Great Commission. As a result, nurse mission trips have grown in both popularity and opportunity.

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5 Family Mission Trips for Spiritual Growth & Bonding

The best place to start talking about missionary opportunities for families is within your family. Talk with your kids about the importance of missions.

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Medical Mission Trip Packing List - How to Create Yours

The first step in creating a packing list for a medical mission trip is to do some research. Medical mission opportunities can take on a variety of forms.

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A Spiritual Practice to Enhance Resilience: Praying the Psalms

The behavioral health literature on resilience identifies religious belief and practice as important factors contributing to psychological resilience. This literature frequently advocates Eastern religious methods of meditation and exercise as means of enhancing resilience in vulnerable individuals. Much smaller literature suggests that Christian spiritual routines might enhance resilience. Thi...

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Spirituality and Health

Spirituality is an important component of health, and assessing a patient's spirituality is a cultural competence of healthcare professionals. This session will review the scientific evidence for links between spirituality, religious practice and health outcomes, consider what medical and nursing association guidelines say about incorporating spiritual assessments into medical practice, and...

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Breaking Chains of Dependency: Impacting underserved communities through servant leadership

Breaking the Chains of Dependency: Impacting underserved communities through servant leadership Underserved communities, such as those in Africa, have been the long-time recipients of outside aid, yet there is little sustainable change. Dependency on outside resources and hierarchal, foreign leadership remains. Could following the example of Jesus’ use of servant leadership be a way to br...

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Practical Approaches Towards Elimination of the Top 5 Neglected Tropical Diseases

The 5 most common neglected tropical diseases affect over 1.5 billion people, including more than 1 billion children. Medical missionaries working in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia will certainly come in contact with most of these diseases on a daily basis. It is time for us to do more than just treat them. Mass drug adminstration programs were developed to help control and eradicate thes...

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The move of the local church in the Global South

At Life in Abundance we believe that investment in the local church is both an effective and transformative tool for sustainable community development, sustainable community health, and sustainable social and spiritual change. There are stories, there is a model and there is movement taking place across the global south and I look forward to sharing this with you.

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