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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reflections from the Field

September 29, 2016

Rachel Cokeley, a vet student from Mississippi State,was given the opportunity to serve on her first mission trip with CVM. Rachel and her team spent a week working alongside Dr. Kelly Crowdis where they set up rural veterinary clinics and traveled to a different community each day. They addressed the veterinary needs of the community... Read More

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CVM’s Mission Apprentice Program Leaves a Lasting Impact

September 26, 2016

Are you a “missions-minded” vet student in your 3rd or 4th year of vet school? Do you have 4 weeks available to serve on the field? Do you want to receive hands-on training/one-on-one mentoring from a CVM Long-Term Field Worker? If so, then CVM’s Mission Apprenticeship program may be for you! Applications to the Apprenticeship... Read More

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Locked in the Dark

September 22, 2016

By: Dr. Rebecca Quam, CVM Fieldstaff serving in South Africa We were stuck; locked in the women’s restroom at a petrol (gas) station on the road back to Mafikeng. The trip had been going relatively smoothly for an entire 24 hours, but that came to a screeching halt in this dark, unpleasant restroom. The last... Read More

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