During twenty-five years of medical practice in Kenya, I worked in Christian mission hospitals, private practice and in a national teaching hospital. I observed how wasteful some short-term medical missions could be: Some came with the donations of inappropriate and even outdated [...]
An investment made 50 years ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to yield powerful results today. Christian medical missionaries have persevered within the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a nation that has suffered through decades of intermittent political turmoil sometimes [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
Peter Agwa is the Executive Director of EMAS Canada. A physician and surgeon in his native Kenya, Peter has a passion for Christ-centred healthcare and has a wealth of experience both hosting and sending short-term mission teams and serving as a Board Member for various non-profit organizations.
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