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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.

Words about the Word, October 6, 2017

Words about the Word

By Rev. Stan Key | October 6, 2017

Some of the assumptions we have about life are so much a part of the warp and woof of our faith that we are unconscious we even hold them. Like the glasses (for some of us) that sit on our nose, we have become so habituated to wearing them and seeing the world through them, that we aren’t even aware of their presence.

Test Run September 29, 2017

Test Run

By Al Weir, MD | September 29, 2017

“‘…Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty…” (Malachi 3:10, NIV 2011). I was writing clinical notes at my computer when I overheard my administrative assistant talking to someone, probably a family member.

Tell Me Why September 22, 2017

Tell Me Why

By Rev. Stan Key | September 22, 2017

The real question that must be answered when it comes to missions is not Where? or How? Or even Who? The real question is Why? If we can answer this question, all other questions will take care of themselves.

Dreams September 15, 2017


By Al Weir, MD | September 15, 2017

It was raining and we could not see the mountains, but we could feel their glory in the freshness of the air. I was sitting in a Christian medical retreat in the mountains of central Asia. A young doctor-in-training was speaking about his life within a radical environment that does not allow the gospel to be preached.

Critical Care: The Grey Zone, The Heightened Costs and Being a Missionary Physician

Critical Care: The Grey Zone, The Heightened Costs and Being a Missionary Physician

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 11, 2017

For every physician who cares for extremely sick patients, there comes a time when you reach a grey zone. A critically ill patient or ambiguous diagnosis confronts you at 2 a.m., and you are unsure of your ability to save the person from death or permanent disability.

Undiscipled Disciples September 8, 2017

Undiscipled Disciples

By Rev. Stan Key | September 8, 2017

Three times in the New Testament the followers of Christ are called “Christians.” But they are called “disciples” more than 260 times! There is more than semantics going on here. The gospel of Jesus is about discipleship.