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Chalice Medical Mission Opportunity

Chalice Medical Mission will be going to Haiti in November 2018 to serve. This mission is jointly led by Chalice and F.A.M.E. Canada – the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelists. There are opportunities open for involvement and a chance to make a meaningful impact. DATES:  November 16-29, 2018 NEEDED: 2-3 family physicians 1-2 public [...]

2018-06-21T07:37:40+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Teaching for Lasting Impact

Jesus spent much of His time teaching in synagogues, on the streets, on the lakeshore, on a hillside, and in people’s homes, it seems He taught everywhere and everyone. He had a message, and He communicated it well using parables, similes, stories, allegories and poignant illustrations to impart knowledge. His audience was amazed at [...]

2018-06-14T09:40:53+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Why Health and Healing Matters

The concluding verses of chapter 9 of Matthew’s gospel are about the compassion of God, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Vs 36) Jesus was deeply immersed in meeting the physical needs of the people around Him. He healed all [...]

2018-06-02T15:06:32+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|

Our Plan to Build a Second Medical Mission’s Base

Early this year, the Lord renewed our mission: “Go show mercy and proclaim Christ’s Jubilee among the lost, the least, and the last in the dark.” He has shown us great opportunities to bring the people of Myanmar into His Kingdom of Light. Our first base, Yuzana Medical Center, is located near Yangon (formerly Rangoon). [...]

2018-06-22T07:18:30+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

News from The Office – May 2018

We have the pleasure of welcoming our new EMAS Board members. Three New EMAS Board Members: Dr. Slysz has practiced family and hospitalist medicine for 28 years. During that time, he taught medicine undergraduates and family medicine residents as well as led medical missions to Haiti and Jamaica. In 2016, he was awarded a [...]

2018-05-30T10:19:34+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

Relationships That Foster Development

One example of how EMAS applies good relationships with well defined roles to foster development finds expression in the aptly named Hand in Hand with Haiti project. The EMAS project, Hand in Hand with Haiti grew out of the friendship of a Haitian Baptist minister and his then Canadian medical student friend. Pastor Saint-Hilaire [...]

2018-05-17T10:34:54+00:00 May 17th, 2018|

Team Growth, Equipping, And The Future of EMAS CANADA

“EMAS grows teams from seed to tree to forest through a process of planting, maturing and multiplying. Our method is internal and external, individual and corporate.” * Three key factors to moving our 70-year-old mission into a new phase of sustainability are: Equipping Team Leaders Improved Logistical Efficiency Vision-based Funding Equipping Team Leaders All our [...]

2018-05-07T09:22:47+00:00 May 5th, 2018|

All Hands On Deck

EMAS teams have no reserve players. No one sits on the benches. And because God’s gifts—and therefore the roles we carry out—are distributed among His people, (1 Corinthians 12) effectiveness in His work is the result of multidisciplinary teams that also value and utilize the individual’s talents and skills. Long ago King David established [...]

2018-05-22T17:00:29+00:00 April 16th, 2018|

The Importance of Empowering Local Leaders

EMAS Canada volunteers have been empowering others to serve through healthcare for at least 60 years. The earliest available record of our participation in clinical teaching goes back 60 years to 1958 when Dr. Nelles Silverthorne visited the Voice of the Andes Hospital, Quito in Ecuador on a two week mission as clinician and [...]

2018-04-02T18:45:37+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

Thank you from the India Bihar Team

In November, 2017 a brand new exploratory Medical/Dental team went to Bihar, India.  The local people are largely agricultural or factory workers. In partnership with GEMS, The objective of this EMAS trip will be to explore the potential of forming a long-term affiliation with GEMS hospital, focusing mainly on providing medical and dental training [...]

2018-03-26T11:41:44+00:00 March 26th, 2018|

Blessings Through Serving

by Janet Greidanus Ana arrived at the clinic lying in the back of a SUV, she could not walk. She had fallen a month before our mission team arrived in Cuenca, Ecuador, sustaining a fracture of the mid-femur. Five years earlier, Ana had received a hip replacement (we don't know where), and this fracture was [...]

2018-03-21T08:28:55+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Reaching out to Underserved Areas

You may pose these valid questions: Where does EMAS Canada serve? How do we steward resources? Where are our projects and how do we decide where to serve? Since 1948 EMAS Canada has functioned through healthcare teams in South America, the Caribbean Islands, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We are guided by [...]

2018-03-15T08:13:42+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

Farewell and Thanks – EMAS Board

Christine Malmberg is a hospital pharmacist who joined the EMAS Canada Board in 2008. Her term ended at the 2018 AGM after excellent service as secretary to the board. Married to an Anglican minister and a busy mother of two, she could at times be working on EMAS business in her car between children’s activities [...]

2018-03-12T08:52:50+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

How We Value Long-Term Commitment

EMAS Canada is made up of, mostly, healthcare professionals who do life-long missions through long-term teams, but are unable to live overseas for extended periods of time. Most EMAS teams begin as working groups exploring opportunities for service. The Gambade Medical Clinic Project in Haiti has taken four years to develop three functional units [...]

2018-05-22T15:05:11+00:00 March 4th, 2018|

The Ingenuity of Interdisciplinary Teams

EMAS Canada weaves different disciplines into cohesive high-functioning teams. Our aim is to maintain teams in which interdependence creates synergy for long-term impact that would not otherwise be produced by teams made up exclusively of healthcare professionals. Even the narrower healthcare field of highly specialized surgical teams collaborate widely to co-ordinate the pre-operative, intra-operative [...]

2018-03-14T17:35:17+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

How We Do Teamwork Differently

We do not send individuals to provide services on their own. The Team is the functional unit of EMAS Canada. Jon Kratzenbach and Douglas Smith writing in The Discipline of Teams (July/August 2005 issue of Harvard Business Review.) define team as follows: “A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who [...]

2018-02-01T08:05:19+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

A Canadian Dentist On the Mission Field

by Ajit Vargis ALL GLORY TO GOD The dental team is an unique opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. For us, our opportunity lies in Zimbabwe. We get to talk to people and give them at least a few words of hope, no matter how busy we get. We make use of [...]

2018-01-30T11:28:44+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

The Power of Teamwork felt by the EMAS China East Child and Youth Team

by Cecilia Yeung The short-term missions trip in 2017 was my fifteenth year of missions with China East, one filled with the fruit of God’s lessons and blessings. Joining the team was no longer just a two or three-week involvement, but a whole year of waiting and listening to God’s guidance, preparing ourselves spiritually and physically [...]

2018-01-11T10:18:15+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

EMASSARY- December 2017

The December 2017 EMASSARY is now out. What a wonderful time to reflect on what God has done in 2017. Thank you for sustaining our mission, we average 350 volunteers annually in nearly 12 team to 10 countries as disparate as Ecuador and Zimbabwe. You became part of God’s mission through our Vision when [...]

2017-12-04T14:51:08+00:00 December 4th, 2017|
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