Global Health Missions Conference 2013 Report

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Connie Ambercht and Kama Tate Gregory, leaders of Hope Imaging enjoyed seeing old friends at the Conference, meeting health care providers who generously share their gifts and seeing the excitement of the next generation of medical missionaries and students.


It was a pleasure spending a few days with several thousand folks who are enthusiastic and passionate about sharing the Gospel through medical care and meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the underserved and the unreached both locally and globally.

This conference is a wonderful chance to share the vision of Hope Imaging.  In our exhibit, we had a portable ultrasound machine to show the accessibility of Sonography as a diagnostic tool.  We were proud to announce the launch of our new website and our displays sported our new look.

We met many Christian professionals and students in healthcare and showed them how Hope Imaging’s mission trips could channel their skills and interests into short-term and long-term service. The Hope Imaging staff was able to connect with a number of current and former program partners, friends and many others.


Connie at our exhibit with one of my babysitters from Alaska who is now in nursing school. P.S. one other sitter is in sonography school, and another is a nanny in Africa to missionaries!


One of the plenary sessions

This year’s speakers included: David Stevens, MD, who served on the mission field for 11 years at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya, Africa; Steve Saint, the son of Nate Saint, who was killed in 1956 when an Amazon tribe attacked him along with four other missionaries; Eli Catacunga, a Ticuna tribesman from the Amazon and Senior Africa Director of MAP International Peter Okaalet, MD.

Current global health trends, medical skills and tropical diseases were discussed in plenary sessions.  Also, the experienced medical missionaries shared stories of God’s provision and helpful spiritual practices – all very encouraging.

This conference is a great networking opportunity  and we will be back next year.  If you are a current or future health professional pondering medical missions, you must attend this conference.   You will leave encouraged and better equipped to walk in your destiny to share the hope and healing of Jesus to the underserved and the unreached.


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Hope Imaging Inc., a non-profit agency which provides ultrasounds to underserved populations around the world.