For the last 23 years, Pastor Tommy has committed his life to serving in Delhi. Pastor Tommy and his family have worked faithfully with God to grow a church out of a small slum school. As they invested in the lives of the people in their church, they came across many issues, which he found difficult to address with simple pastoral care techniques. And as he came alongside others, he noticed many of these issues mirrored in his own life. He began to openly share about his struggles and confess to fellow church leaders and realized that it seemed none of them had ever dealt with the root of their problems. This realization and the growing number of problems that his church members encountered gave birth to the thirst and hunger for counseling ministry.
CDC confirms Dr. Sacra does not have Ebola virus WORCESTER, MA – October 5, 2014 – This evening, UMass Memorial Medical Center doctors announced that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has informed them that the laboratory testing for Dr. Rick Sacra is negative for Ebola virus. We are removing Dr. Sacra from isolation, and his physicians are continuing routine care for his upper respiratory tract infection. No further information is available at this time. We’d like to remind you that Dr. Sacra and his family are requesting privacy. This article is provided by: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Our pastor stopped his explanation of the interaction between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. There had been increasing disruption from the back of the church, and though I couldn’t distinguish the words it was distracting enough that it could not be ignored. “Auntie ,” he addressed an older lady in the back, “please speak to Bharti.” Auntie stood to go to the young woman sitting near the aisle. Bharti (not her real name) was rocking back and forth, clothes unkempt, hair unusually tangled and matted.
SIM USA President Bruce Johnson confirmed tonight that SIM missionary Dr. Rick Sacra did visit a Boston-area hospital emergency room Saturday morning because of a persistent cough and low-grade fever out of concern he might be developing pneumonia. Sacra was transferred to UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Mass., for observation as a precaution under CDC guidelines.
The Journey Deepens retreat is intended for people who sense that God is doing something in their lives, but are unsure of what next steps to take. SIM USA hosted one of these retreats September 26-28 on our Charlotte, NC campus.
SIM USA President, Bruce Johnson was interviewed by CBN in regards to the Ebola case in Dallas. To hear this interview go to http://www.cbn.com. See the latest updates on Ebola crisis and SIM’s role in the Ebola epidemic in Liberia are available at www.simusa.org/ebolacrisis. SIM (www.simusa.org) is an international Christian mission organization with a staff of nearly 3,000 workers from over 65 countries serving in more than 70 nationalities. In addition to medicine, SIM serves on every continent in areas of education, community development, public health and Christian witness. While SIM stood for Sudan Interior Mission when it was founded 120 years ago, it is now a global mission known as SIM (pronounced S-I-M). To schedule an interview with Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA, contact Palmer Holt at 704-662-2569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On days like these, I wonder who thought it was a good idea to approve me for ministry – let alone in a foreign country. When the weight of the heat and the weight of what it takes just to live here presses in harder than usual. When the only reaction that seems possible for my homesick heart is frustration and anger.
The following statement was issued today by SIM USA Bruce Johnson upon news of a hospital patient in Dallas, Texas, testing positive for the Ebola virus: “We are sorry to learn of the confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas. This person did exactly the right thing – report to a hospital.
When we boarded an airplane to South Asia with a 3 month old, a 2 year old, and lots of luggage, we did not know what was in store of us. In America, we functioned well in the professional world as a nurse and computer programmer. In our church community, we led Bible studies, discipled believers, and shared the Gospel with unbelievers. We did not know how God would use these life experiences in South Asia.