Serving Christ as a Healthcare Professional in India

As a final year medical student I wanted to become the Director of Surgical Services in a medical college, preferably as a brain surgeon. I had this image in mind of doing a ward-round, being followed by a train of juniors, associates, lecturers, residents and students. This picture did not come from a vacuum but…

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Facing the new normal

As I start to write this article, the news of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 virus is the main news in media. By the time this article reaches you, the context of COVID-19, might have changed, for better or worse, I do not know. But one thing is sure, we are living in uncertain times.…

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How do we strengthen church and mission hospitals?

Recently listening to Peter Saunders share about the Mission Hospital (MH) database project in a MedSend conference (see video here), and David Stevens sharing in a webinar on ‘Strengthening Mission Hospitals’ has challenged further exploration of the question, how do we strengthen church and mission hospitals? In this short post, I reflect on some lessons…

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Covid: leadership lessons from the frontline

En français When Covid spread from urban centres to the villages of India, the country’s healthcare systems were challenged and confused. Owing to fear and uncertainty about managing within such contexts, many private healthcare providers closed their facilities. Government-run systems, which were overwhelmed and challenged even before the pandemic, struggled to respond to increasing numbers…

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Cinco chamados e uma promessa para tempos incertos

‘“Porque sou eu que conheço os planos que tenho para vocês”, diz o Senhor, “planos de fazê-los prosperar e não de lhes causar dano, planos de dar-lhes esperança e um futuro. Então vocês clamarão a mim, virão orar a mim, e eu os ouvirei.”’ (Jeremias 29:11-12 NVI) Um versículo que tem encorajado e desafiado muitos…

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Мы находимся в Пенуэле с Богом, чтобы сломаться и сделаться уязвимыми

Жизнь Иакова является хорошим примером для нас в это время. Часть его истории, которая особенно актуальна в наши дни, – это встреча в Пенуэле. Человек, который всегда хочет контролировать свою жизнь – замышлять, планировать и разрабатывать стратегии, чтобы двигаться вперед, даже когда это означает притеснение других, – внезапно оказывается уязвимым и одиноким, борющимся с человеком,…

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