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Promises in the Dark: Working with Those in Need Without Losing Heart

Promises in the Dark by MedSend grant recipient Dr. Eric McLaughlin strengthens the hearts of readers to persevere in God’s calling to walk with those in need. As a missionary doctor in Africa, McLaughlin knows how walking closely with those who suffer and bearing others’ burdens can easily lead to burnout or cynicism—unless we find the path to perseverance that the Lord provides.

This resource explores how to find both calling and hope, living in the tension between a difficult present and God’s promises of renewal, how to cope with despair and futility, the importance of the suffering God for those who suffer, and how the manifestations of God bring life into a dying world.

McLaughlin explores how to endure in such a yet-to-be-redeemed world as ours, which is full of tragedy and heartache, pointing to God’s promises.

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About Dr. McLaughlin

Eric McLaughlin, MD, is a medical missionary with Serge in Burundi. He and his wife, Rachel, live at Kibuye Hope Hospital, where they care for patients while training national doctors as professors for Hope Africa University, a Christian Burundian University. They have the distinction of having three children born on three continents.

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Biblical Foundations for Healthcare Missions

A video series and bible study curriculum on faith and medicine.

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About the Instructor: Pastor Stan Key

Stan Key speaks frequently in churches, conferences, retreats, and camps both here in the U.S. and abroad. Stan’s education includes an M.Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Th.M. degree in Missions from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has completed additional graduate work at Asbury Theological Seminary in the E. Stanley Jones School of World Missions and at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique in Vaux-sur-Seine, France. After serving churches in Virginia, Kentucky, and Illinois, Stan and his family served for ten years as church-planting missionaries in the suburbs of Paris, France. From 1994–2012, Stan was the senior pastor of Loudonville Community Church in Albany, NY. Stan joined the staff of the Francis Asbury Society in 2013 and was named president a year later. He serves as editor of The High Calling newsletter and authored The Last Word (Warner Press, 2015), a study on the book of Revelation, and Marriage Matters (Francis Asbury Press, 2017). Stan also serves as the spiritual dean for the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and is a member of the boards of One Mission Society and Sammy Tippit Ministries. Raised in Georgia, the son of a Methodist preacher, Stan came into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ while he was a student at Asbury College. It was there he met Katy, to whom he has been married since 1977. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Featured Stories of Hope

Blind Matthieu

by John Cropsey, MedSend grant recipient and Serge ophthalmologist A couple weeks back I received a call from a long-time missionary in Burundi, Barb Vibbert. She told me about a man named Matthieu who was ...
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Waiting for Light in Burundi

by Dr. Eric McLaughlin, Serge family medicine physician and MedSend grant recipient (republished from the blog at serge.org) One of the great things about the church calendar is the annual reminder of things that we ...
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A Mother’s Hope

"In this society, a woman’s entire value is wrapped up in her ability to bear children. If she doesn’t have kids it is grounds for divorce legally and so a lot of women are very ...
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So That None Should Perish

by Pauline Kilroy*, MedSend grant recipient As a child, I took God's commission for all to go and make disciples of all nations literally and as a command for me to physically go. (Matthew 28:19-20) ...
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Celebrating the Wins

by Dr. Andrea Parker, MedSend Surgeon serving in Kenya Working as a surgeon at Tenwek is difficult. Our patients often wait to seek treatment until the illness or disease has been going on for some ...
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John’s Story

By Carson Abrams*, MedSend grant recipient serving in North Africa John* has been coming to therapy for years.  He has severe cerebral palsy and requires assistance for every component of living - he is unable ...
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