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FEDERALLY INSURED BY NCUA Visit us at any of our convenient locations, or give us a call at 502-459-3000 or 800-292-9490 www.transcendcu.com FANTASTIC RATES FOR A SHORT TIME ! ACT NOW! 8 month certificate 22 month certificate BY RUTH SCHENK | Contributing Writer Thousands from around the world will meet at Southeast Christian Church for the Global Missions Health Conference Nov. 8-10. Big name. Big purpose. But it’s easy to take this gathering for granted. After all, hosting GMHC has been a tradition at Southeast every fall for more than 25 years. It is medical. It is about missions. Some believe it is for “others.” But taking this conference for granted is a mistake. It is for everyone. The focus this year is sex trafficking, which affects 40 million people around the world. Missionaries help victims of trafficking, and an exhibit on sex trafficking will be part of the conference. Anyone who wants to knowmore about missions benefits fromGMHC’s speakers. Plenary sessions are free and open to the public. Many speakers cannot be identified because their work and lives are at risk. That’s what makes them remarkable. One favorite speaker at GMHC lives with a large bounty on his head. Another serves the underground church in a war-torn nation where kidnappings are common. Others serve in dangerous countries such as Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, India and Indonesia. The conference also is for anyone searching for their place in missions. About one-third of the registrants are students at colleges and medical schools. Many breakout sessions focus on integrating faith and medicine. The conference is for anyone seeking new direction and purpose in life. It is for those who wonder if they could be used in missions. Tim and Kathy Rice came to their first GMHC in 2017. Kathy, a nurse, and Tim, a pediatric physician, serve at the Vangu Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “We attend to recruit for medical folks (doctors, nurses and paramedical folks) wanting to serve in a remote village in Africa (might sound romantic but it’s really hard work), but we also will be networking at GMHC to find non-medical people interested in filling our urgent needs with hospital maintenance, hospital adminis- tration and people interested in teaching the children of our Congolese doctors so the Congolese doctors will continue to work in this remote village.” The GMHC is for volunteers who love to serve. Sandy and Dave Anderson volunteer to host registrants in their home. They’ve done it many years, some- times filling their home with medical students, other times missionaries. “Guests are so low-maintenance,” Sandy said. “They need so little. We give them a key, some water bottles, maybe some granola bars. What you offer is what they want.” Last year, the Rices stayed with the Andersons. “We are so blessed to have a friendship with Tim and Kathy,” Sandy said. “We stay in touch with them. We’re already looking forward to them coming back this year.” Southeast members John and Jan Porter also volunteer for the conference and open their home to regis- trants. They met a favorite guest, Dr. Maha Asham, by accident. She came to the information counter where Jan volunteered, needing a ride back and forth to church. Jan gave her a ride and invited her to stay with them instead of the hotel. The Porters learned about their guest over the next few days. She is from Egypt, earned a medical degree from John Hopkins University and has been a global health consultant for 20 years. She travels back and forth to Egypt often to see her family. The Porters stay in touch with Asham, pray for her and Skype with her and her family. Someday they would like to say “yes” to her invitation to visit Egypt. For more information on speakers, go to www.medicalmissions.com . For more information on serving as a host home, contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org . Southeast’s conference for medical missions set for Nov. 8-10 ST E P H E N P O W E L L / T H E S O U T H E A ST O U T LO O K Attendees of the Global Missions Health Conference have the opportunity to place push pins on a large map in the atrium of the Blankenbaker Campus to display the dozens of nations represented.