Being a Peacemaker

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By: Keith Yarter

Early one workday morning, the phone rang. An upset employee was on the line. With anger and frustration, unable to get the words out, he asked to see me as soon as possible. I suggest he come right away. I cleared my calendar for the morning.

Immediately I prayed for wisdom and discernment. I knew the caller and some of the issues that he was experiencing. Things had gotten out of hand.

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Moosay’s Story – The Gift of Mercy

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By: Dr. Tabitha Cox

“Who’s baby is that?” I asked Bonki as she walks up to my house with a new baby tied to her back.

“He’s a throw-away baby that we’ve taken in to raise.”

“What’s his name?”

“Moosay.”

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Ethiopian Love Story

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By: Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

I went to Ethiopia in 1983, content to stay single, self-controlled, focused on God. After working with the Red Cross overseeing resettlement livestock in the Somali Returning Refugee Project, I managed veterinary clinics in Addis Ababa for a year, then started helping with the 1985 famine as well. We needed another vet. The only applicant was a lady; nobody was sure how people in this male-dominant culture would accept her. But the needs were urgent.

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The Unique Role of a Veterinarian in Evangelism

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By: Dr. Amelia M. Besola

The subculture I have chosen to reach is the community of veterinary clients that I encounter in my practice at a small animal hospital in Federal Way, Washington. In addition to practicing small animal medicine, surgery and dentistry, I am developing a ministry focused on addressing the spiritual needs of my veterinary clients. I have an opportunity not just to touch the lives of people’s pets but also to positively impact the families that own them. I have invested fourteen years earning my clients’ confidence while providing medical care to their beloved pets. My clients regard me as a capable, trustworthy professional. This provides me access to un-churched and pre-Christian people in my immediate community. Through my leadership and mentoring, I can encourage other people to become participants in my veterinary clients’ ministry and to motivate others to serve the Lord more effectively.

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Sacrificial Offering

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By: Dr. Kit Flowers, CVM Executive Director

We love because He first loved us. We share His word because someone took time to share it with us. God in His mercy has opened the gospel of grace to us and we, in turn, are therefore called to offer ourselves as living sacrifices such that we may walk in His will so that His mercy can be experienced in word and deed by others.

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