Joy in History

August 31, 2017

By: Dr. Melissa Cheeks, CVM North Central Region Representative “Come and teach us your skills that we may do things for ourselves.” The African woman’s words drove deep into an American veterinarian’s heart in the summer of 1975. His love for Jesus propelled him to use his skills to meet the needs of the world’s... Read More

Ministering to Clients in their Grief

August 28, 2017

Drs. Kelley and Bryant Phillips strive to use their veterinary practice to make an impact for the kingdom of God. They have found that one of the most powerful ways to demonstrate Christ’s love is a small gesture they make after a client loses a pet: sending a Remember a Pet memorial card. Bryant and... Read More

Serving In An Ordinary Life

August 24, 2017

By: Dr. Page Wages As veterinary professionals, we wear so many hats and juggle many roles. In addition to our roles in the veterinary industry we are mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers. We serve in our church and communities, many of us own farms or properties we must manage, and we have commitments... Read More

Transformers are not Conformers

August 21, 2017

By: Dr. Bill Janecke, CVM Fieldstaff serving in Bolivia “To most believers, their faith is a “bonus” or an add-on dimension of their life rather than the priority around which everything in their life revolves…more often than not, our goal is to feel happy, comfortable, and secure.”  Growing True Disciples By George Barna Over the... Read More

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

August 17, 2017

By: Dr. Adrian Gammon Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” -Nehemiah 8:10 NIV I’ve often thought of God’s power being my strength, or... Read More

Prayer Changes Everything

August 14, 2017

By: Dr. Julie Henderson, CVM Associate There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and... Read More

Reflections from the Field

August 10, 2017

Melanie Thompson, a veterinary student from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, was given the opportunity to serve on her first short-term trip with CVM to India where she served with India Gospel League. Melanie was kind enough to answer some questions for us!

Peace

August 7, 2017

By: Dr. Kit Flowers, CVM President “How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”  Isaiah 52:7 Each July we start a new fiscal year here at Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM).  ... Read More

Choosing Joy

August 3, 2017

By: Dr. Denise Thagard, long-term candidate currently raising support to serve in the Central African Republic  “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!” I don’t know about you, but I haven’t always responded well to commands, especially when I was little. I loved doing things for my mom—I remember cleaning... Read More