Episode 408

Samford Nursing School Receives Grant, Send Relief Sunday & Called to Carry God’s Kingdom

Aug 4, 2023

Samford University’s School of Nursing has received more than $2 million to improve the preparation of primary care nurse practitioner students committed to careers in medically underserved and rural areas. Many church will pray for Send Relief this Sunday. The group is a joint ministry of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB) that launched as an effort to help churches share the gospel through compassion ministry, both with their next-door neighbors and with the nations throughout the world. And, scholars says the Kingdom of God is already and not yet. The subject is explored in a Lifeway Bible study at Baptist Press.

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Samford University’s School of Nursing has received more than $2 million to improve the preparation of primary care nurse practitioner students committed to careers in medically underserved and rural areas.

The grant will be used to develop experiential learning activities focused on primary care. The students will receive practical experience in high-need and demanding healthcare settings.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports the demand for primary care services has increased significantly due to a growing and aging population, resulting in a shortage of between 37,000 to 124,000 primary care providers by 2034.
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Many church will pray for Send Relief this Sunday. The group is a joint ministry of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB) that launched as an effort to help churches share the gospel through compassion ministry, both with their next-door neighbors and with the nations throughout the world.

Send Relief mobilized more than 51,000 volunteers in 2022 and served 2.59 million people through compassion ministry projects globally. Nearly 90,000 people made decisions for Christ as a result.

In Central Asia.. in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, killing nearly 60,000 people and causing an estimated $118 billion in damage throughout the region…at one site, volunteers helped restore clean water, and when some of the townspeople in this primarily Muslim area learned that they were Christians, the team was able to have a conversation about faith and why they had traveled so far to help those suffering in the middle of the crisis.

You can get more information at Send Relief.org.
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Scholars says the Kingdom of God is already and not yet. The subject is explored in a Lifeway Bible study at Baptist Press.

To put it succinctly, the kingdom of God is, as it has been said, “already and not yet.” With these two complementary truths, Christians are called to the sweet stewardship of carrying Jesus’ kingdom to whatever places God has called and sent us. We fulfill our calling with the confidence of the kingdom’s presence and the anticipation of the kingdom’s arrival.

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