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“The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it.” – Genesis 2:15

CVM field staff work in livestock-based communities around the world where animals are much more than a companion; they are depended upon for survival. In developing countries like Uganda, a revolving animal loan enables families to provide for themselves and create a sustainable income for the future. Dr. Daniel and Rachel Graham have seen first hand the impact that healthy animals can have on a community.

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You’re Never Too Young to Follow God’s Call

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By: Marlee Young, pre-vet student

Adults always used to ask me the famous question, “What do you want to be when you grow up, Marlee?” I cannot remember a time in my life when my answer was anything other than a veterinarian. I would dream about saving the life of my best friend’s poodle or going on African safaris and tracking down the rarest rhino to give it some sort of life saving vaccine. I’ve always been a seeker and driven towards my goal. As I got older and into my high school years, adults began to ask the question, “What are you going to do when you get into college?” There started to be a little more passion behind my answer because I was beginning to see how my dreams could become a reality.

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Ghana: A Day in the Life

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By: Dr. Ann MacCormac, CVM Fieldstaff serving in Ghana

After two months here we’ve begun to settle in and find a routine, so we thought we’d share a little of what daily life is like. On school days, we rise at 5:30am, eat a quick breakfast (usually involving fresh tropical fruit) and pile into the car by 6:30 to get Ella to school. The 22 mile drive typically takes us 45-60 minutes in the morning and up to 2 ½ hours in the evenings, depending on traffic and the day of the week. (Fridays are definitely the most “exciting” because traffic is exceptionally heavy, there are no street lights, and many of the cars, motor bikes and bicycles run without headlights after dark!)

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Saving Lives and Livelihood

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By: Dr. Gina Wintermantel, CVM Affiliate Ministry Director

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending the The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards Training (LEGS) held in Srinagar, India. Prior to the training, I had a vague notion of what I would learn—teaching people how to care for livestock in the midst of a crisis. But what unfolded delivered so much more.

I was joined by twenty other animal health care professionals, from eight different countries, all serving indigenous communities. Participants included those serving as long-term missionaries, those who had experienced the recent Kashmir Floods, and some who are international veterinarians that share CVM’s heart to serve (CVM affiliates). Several of the participants live and serve in geographical areas that had experienced disasters in the past that had a major impact on the livelihood of people in the community.

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Draw Near // Distractions

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By: Dr. Wendell Cantrell

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Distractions from drawing near

In our last part of the Draw Near series we saw that a key link in drawing near to our Lord is our self-awareness. As we strive for a closer relationship with the Lord, we need to be aware of distractions.

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