The Power of Role Models

October 31, 2016

By: Dr. Karen Stoufer “Watch this”, said Dr. Murray, the experienced large animal vet who had invited me, a pre-vet hopeful city girl, to go on my first-ever farm call with him.  I stood there in the dark shed, while Dr. Murray approached the old cow with the broken horn in a muddy pen. He... Read More

My Duty is Joy

October 27, 2016

By: Dr. Troy Sammons, CVM Fieldstaff serving in Kenya/South Sudan Do you remember the door prize goldfish in a bag, or the goldfish you could win as a prize in the carnival at the local fair whose goal in life was to swim aimlessly and bored, around a blurry constantly changing outside world? I think... Read More

Changing Lives Through the Credibility of Veterinary Medicine

October 24, 2016

By: Dr. Fred Van Gorkom Veterinary medicine uniquely provides credibility within different cultures. People can use their skills to serve in areas where traditional ministry work may be more challenging, and it may more easily open doors to discussions that otherwise may hardly occur. Years ago, when I first began serving in Ethiopia, I told... Read More

The Act of Receiving

October 20, 2016

By: Dr. Julie Henderson, CVM Associate The Bible has so much to say about giving. …you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35 NASB) Almost everyone who was raised in a Christian home, and many... Read More

Don’t Let Debt Control You

October 17, 2016

By: Dr. Pat Murack Debt. Whether it is from a credit card, a mortgage payment, and/or that mountain of student loan debt, most of us have some form of it. The key to being financially healthy is to control the debt and not let the debt control you. According to the AVMA, the average veterinary... Read More

Mongolia in a Glimpse

October 13, 2016

By: Mary Jehlik, vet student at Auburn University, Class of 2018 MONGOLIA. Vast countryside. Free range herds of horses, cattle, yaks, sheep, and goats. Hawks the size of bald eagles. Thousands of miles of narrow dirt roads. Priuses off-roading up mountain sides. Chinggis Khaan emblem everywhere. Constant laughter by the Mongolian people. An experience that... Read More

Serving as a Single Missionary

October 10, 2016

By: Dr. Coalson Lacey “Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?” (Job 12.9-10) NSB This image of being in God’s hand talks of a proximity or closeness to God and... Read More

Letting Go of Material Things

October 6, 2016

By: CVM Fieldstaff, serving Wolof in Africa The final countdown is here, and in less than 90 days we leave the country to spend the next three years abroad serving the Wolof tribe and others in Africa.  It would be a lie to tell you that letting go of our house, cars, and other belongings... Read More

Beautiful are the Feet

October 3, 2016

By: Dr. Monty Mathis, CVM Mobilization Coordinator “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:15 (ESV) There are a lot of beautiful feet throughout the world proclaiming the Good News of Jesus!  And through God’s grace my wife, Shelley, and I have had the enormous privilege of getting to... Read More