CVM’s Mission Apprenticeship Program Reaches to Uganda

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Are you a “missions-minded” vet student in your 3rd or 4th year of vet school? Do you have 4 weeks available to serve on the field? Do you want to receive hands-on training/one-on-one mentoring from a CVM Long-Term Field Worker? If so, then CVM’s Mission Apprenticeship program may be for you!

Applications to the Apprenticeship must be received by October 1st in order to be considered for the 2018-2019 school year.

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Victoria Warner, a third year vet student at Tufts University and a past CVM Missions Apprenticeship participant, traveled to Uganda where she worked alongside CLIDE for 8 weeks and explored the call to serve in overseas missions.

Victoria was kind enough to share her thoughts on the experience! This is what she had to say.

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Reflections from the Field

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Christine Crawford, a vet student from North Carolina, was given the opportunity to serve on her first short-term mission trip with CVM to Alaska.

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Christine was kind enough to answer a few questions for us!

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Igniting Global Ministry

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By: Dr. Gina Wintermantel, Affiliate Ministry Director

Since Christian Veterinary Mission was founded, we have focused on encouraging veterinary professionals to use their gifts for God. This includes veterinarians in the U.S. and around the world. Our relationships with international vets, who we refer to as “CVM affiliates,” has been such a blessing as we share in our faith and worship of the Lord, as well as exchanging valuable knowledge of veterinary diseases and treatments for the local animal population. Our desire is to expand our opportunities to work together in order to carry out the Great Commission, as we believe that working together is far better than working alone.

Dr. Marty Langhofer is a long-time CVM friend who has committed himself to building relationships and mobilizing veterinarians in Romania. He has made numerous trips over the years to visit and encourage veterinary professionals and students. Dr. Langhofer has also provided opportunities for students from Romania to participate in externships in the U.S.

In 2015, three Romanian veterinary students attended Shortcourse, our annual conference in Kansas City, MO. While there, Dr. Langhofer introduced the students to Dr. Billy Meyers from Georgia, who worked with the student Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF) at the University of Georgia. When Dr. Myers told the CVF students at UG about the Romanian students, the UG students gathered together, prayed for the Romanian students, made cards of encouragement, and sent them t-shirts. 

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Living Joy Outright

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By: Dr. Troy Sammons, CVM Fieldstaff

The word joy seems to be the most common word to market the Christmas holiday.   From the fancy font in the boulevard banner to the Christmas card message, joy is decoratively spread on all aspects of our Christmas lives.

So now its January and it is time to pack away the joy, take down the ornaments and wall hanging and mugs with our seasonal joy and pack them neatly away into the Christmas boxes, taking care not to damage the signs of joy as we put them away.

How telling, that in January joy gets packed away and out comes the “try harder” resolutions of 2017 with new themes for the year.

Doesn’t this seem rather ironic but a telling ritual of where joy fits in our culture?

For the past six months now the understanding of joy has been rolling like a marble in my brain, as it circles to and fro it constantly bumps into my normal thoughts and helps me re-arrange them with a difference in priority.

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Reflections from the Field

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Kristi Laster, a veterinary technician from North Carolina, was given the opportunity to serve on her sixth short-term mission trip with CVM to the Pine Ridge Reservation. Kristi and her team spent a week on the reservation in  South Dakota where they partnered with the Wounded Knee Church of God.

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Kristi was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.

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