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Welcome to the GHO blog. Here you will find information that will inspire and encourage those who are interested in short-term missions. Blogs include testimonials from Global Health Outreach participants and educational information on pursuing and engaging in missions. Post your comment and let us know what you think.

Catching Character

By Al Weir, MD | October 27, 2017

“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice…” (Philippians 4:9, NIV 2011).

The Secret

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) | October 23, 2017

Do you know the secret of making it to the mission field after you know God is calling you? Do you know the secret of faithful service to the Lord once you get there? Do you know the secret of overcoming the many obstacles you will face on your journey from heartbreaking medical cases, to burn out and the difficulty of being away from your family?


By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 20, 2017

How can parents say to their teenager, “Let me take the speck out of your eye; when they don’t even see the log in their own eye?” (Matthew 7:4, NASV-Non-Authorized Stan’s Version).

Are You Gifted?

By Al Weir, MD | October 17, 2017

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses…” (Acts 1:8, NIV 2011).

Destroying Giants

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) | October 16, 2017

What are you scared of? For most of the 12 spies Moses sent to scout the Promised Land “flowing with milk and honey,” it was the giants who lived there. In Numbers 13:27-32 they said, “We can’t attack those people; they’re way stronger than we are” (NIV 1984). Then, they spread scary rumors among the people of Israel.

A Soulful Place: Taking the Pillow from Battleground to Sacred Space

By Judy Palpant | October 9, 2017

R.I.P. “Rest in peace” is usually reserved as a benediction for the dead. But it is the living who need restful sleep, and this is only an elusive dream for many American adults.