Finding Joy in the Uncomfortable

April 3, 2017

By: Long-term candidate raising deputation As we prepare to serve long-term, a question that often comes to mind but few are bold enough to ask is “why travel half way around the world to share the love of Christ when there are people right next door that need Jesus”.  It is a good question to... Read More

A Week in the Life of the Woolseys

March 13, 2017

By: Helen Woolsey, CVM Fieldstaff in Mongolia We have many friends serving across the world right now, and when I (Helen) think of them, I always wish I could sit down over a cup of coffee (latte, actually) and hear what their lives are like. I love to hear the big stories of God’s faithfulness... Read More

Reflections from the Field

February 20, 2017

Dr. Julie Kyle, a veterinarian from Vermont, was given the opportunity to serve on her fourth short-term trip with CVM, this time to India, where she spent three months working alongside Melissa White. Julie was kind enough to answer a few questions for us!

Grasping the Power of the Gospel

December 22, 2016

By: Melissa White, CVM Fieldstaff serving in India They say your first year in a new culture is a steep learning curve. For me, it has been more of a cliff than a curve. Every day seems to be full of new challenges, new cultural insights, and opportunities for growth. The biggest learning curve has... Read More

The Fragrance of Christ

December 15, 2016

By: Dr. Gerald Mitchum, CVM Fieldstaff serving in Mongolia I can’t recall the last time that we were in our American home for Christmas with family and friends. It has been many years. On one of our last visits, I do have a recollection of trudging down the railroad track with our grandson, Ethan…dragging a... Read More

What am I Doing Here?

November 7, 2016

By: CVM Fieldstaff serving in India At some point along the way, every missionary has had a “What in the world am I doing here?” moment. Mine happened on my 30th birthday in the middle of a remote desert village that I’m fairly certain had a higher population of camels than people. I had been... Read More

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

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

One Vet’s Journey with CVM

August 22, 2016

By: CVM Long-term Associate serving in Asia I touched down in Asia in February of 2011. It was the brand new start of my integration into a cross-cultural life- language learning, cultural acclimation, culture shock, foreign veterinary medicine, foreign animal diseases, foreign foods, foreign… everything. And I wasn’t great at it. It was a monumental... Read More

Broken Stone

August 8, 2016

By: Melissa White, CVM Fieldstaff serving in India This year Christian Veterinary Mission is celebrating its 40th anniversary and I am celebrating eight wonderful years of service with them! It all started with a three month trip to Mongolia in 2007 when I felt God calling me to serve in Asia long-term. At the time... Read More