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CMF news: spring 2018

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Mission: 'infiltrating every dimension of life'

When we find faith, it involves following the call of the God of mission and becoming participants in it', Dr Paul Bendor-Samuel, the medically-qualified Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies told the CMF Students' Conference in February. Some 350 students attended the conference at Yarnfield Park, Staffs....

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Syd conference

The annual Sydenham conference for emerging student leaders from across the world is becoming an important fixture in the life of CMF. This February, 18 student leaders attended from 15 different countries. Delegates visited the Houses of Parliament and Cambridge to learn more about how Christian medics engage in public...

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Finance

The most recent set of accounts available are for September 2017 - we are working on December 2017 but have not produced accounts for October or November in order to speed up our work. At the end of September, we were broadly in line with budget. Income was £28k below budget...

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Invitation from Graduate Ministries

Felicia Wong, who succeeded Pablo Fernandez as CMF Head of Graduate Ministries last autumn, is keen to hear ideas from members on how we can better support each other. Felicia, who is combining her role at CMF with a day a week as a London GP, says, 'I sense, having...

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Practical Saline: What's in a name

At surgery recently, I saw a Moroccan boy with a long name I had never come across before. I asked about the meaning. His mother said, 'It is after Mohammed, our last and most important prophet.' It turned out it was the French version. Every time I see a child...

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Welcome Josh Mills

Like many young New Zealanders Josh Mills came to Britain with a plan to enjoy a 'gap year' and see something of the world. Fifteen years on he's a permanent UK resident, and father of four having met and married Priscilla. Quietly-spoken, Josh hails from Hamilton, New Zealand's fourth most populous...

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Staff Changes

Hellos Oluwatosin Oyeniyi has joined the Communications team as an Editorial Assistant. She has an MA in Digital Journalism, lives in east London, and attends All Souls Church in London W1. Dianne Jarrett joined the staff as Resources Coordinator in January. She comes to CMF having previously worked with a Christmas...

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Nurses' work expands

Thank you for your ongoing prayers for the growth of the CMF nursing work. New milestones continue to be reached, including the appointment of our first part time nurse Associate Staff Worker, Esther Chevassut. We also held our first writers' course for nurses last month. Led by Andrew Fergusson, it...

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Developing leaders in CMF

At CMF we want to develop leaders who are passionate about disciple-making, helping medics and nurses to live and speak for Jesus Christ not only on Sundays but in the nitty-gritty of daily life. The history of our professions is a 'life-on-life' apprentice model, where we learn 'on the job'. It...

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DHC back in 2018

Many of our members will be aware of this health course-originally aimed as a refresher for serving missionaries, but gradually welcoming more people who are preparing to go to work in resource poor settings. But as with all things, there is the need for reviewing who we are serving and...

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Bible 365

We are delighted to announce that we have reprinted CMF's Bible reading programme. Originally known as Bible Thoroughfare it's been renamed Bible365, with an attractive bookmark-size design. In a year you will read the NT (except Revelation) twice and the OT once. It involves setting aside 15-20 minutes daily.

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Members' movements

Going Jamie Perry , Honduras Caroline Bell , Uganda Returning Michael Hughe s from Uganda (March 2018) Obituaries Peter Armon A former CMF International Secretary went to be with the Lord on 17 December 2017. He grew up in a working class family in London's East End and always wanted to be...

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