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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.

The Diabolical Heritage of the English Language

The Diabolical Heritage of the English Language

By Rev. Stan Key | May 5, 2017

If I were Satan and my mission to capture souls for hell, I think my first theater of operations would be the dictionary. I could greatly enhance my diabolical plan for world dominion if I could subtly change the meaning of words so that verbal accuracy was lost and truth became foggy.

10 Questions to Ask Before Sending a Medical Missions Team (Part 2)

10 Questions to Ask Before Sending a Medical Missions Team (Part 2)

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 4, 2017

There is so much need, and so much help that you can provide by partnering with people in an intentional and thoughtful way. Thanks to all of you that have blessed me and our hospital in the last 4 years by doing just that, and for those of you who will come to places just like ours.

10 Questions to Ask Before Sending a Medical Missions Team (Part 1)

10 Questions to Ask Before Sending a Medical Missions Team (Part 1)

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 1, 2017

I’ve read a few articles lately about how short-term teams are negatively impacting children in orphanages, how shoddy building projects mock underemployed communities, how quick-fixes can cause long term damage.

Expenditure or Investment?

Expenditure or Investment?

By Al Weir, MD | April 27, 2017

Yesterday I attended a retreat for Christian medical students at a beautiful spot on a small lake in Arkansas. Tim is a third year medical student who led a session on discipleship for his fellow students there. I was struck by his speaking ability, his maturity in Christ and by one particular statement he made.

Where the Battle is Won…Or Lost

Where the Battle is Won…Or Lost

By Rev. Stan Key | April 12, 2017

Deep within every human soul resides a kingdom where self is sovereign. In this little fiefdom of autonomy the unholy trinity of me, myself and I reigns supreme. Here, I sit on the throne of my life enacting decrees, making judgments, forming decisions and controlling my destiny.

Spunk and Love

Spunk and Love

By Judy Palpant | April 7, 2017

Author and psychologist Mary Pipher encourages parents to expose their children to beauty and goodness. Thus it was, before home school each morning in Kenya, we walked past hedges and the hospital to stand and stare at majestic Mt. Elgon.