A group of eight Harding University Health Sciences faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends recently attended the 2018 Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC) in Louisville, Kentucky. The GMHC is the largest medical missions conference in the world, with over 3,000 attendees this year.
Sarah Steely, a first-year Pharmacy student said GMHC was a wonderful experience. She said she enjoyed attending the many different breakout sessions about topics that are relevant to both her profession and to her Christian service.
“I also enjoyed getting to connect with other like-minded health care students and current health care professionals who are passionate about serving the Lord through their life and their work,” Steely said “Overall, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend this conference and to learn at the feet of experienced missionaries who are using their talents in health care to spread the Good News.”
Brooke Boston, a first-year Pharmacy student said she enjoyed the networking opportunity GMHC provided.
“GMHC provides you with ample opportunities to network and to learn from those who have experience working in the medical mission field,” Boston said. “I was truly inspired and motivated to continue down the path of working towards serving the under-served and unreached in the future.”
Additional information about this year’s GMHC, including downloads and other materials from some of the presentations, is available on the conference website at https://www.medicalmissions.com/events/g mhc-2017/.
Pictured (L to R): Scott Weston (Pharmacy faculty), James Strother (IHCF board member), Patty Wilson (Student Health Services nurse), Paola Quijano (Pharmacy student), Sarah Steely (Pharmacy student), Brooke Boston (Pharmacy student), Janice Bingham (Nursing faculty), Teague Meyer (Nursing alumnus & missionary in residence)