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Winter 2017

The Presidents’ Travel Journal: Africa

Dr. John Payne, Advancement Facilitator and former President of MAI Recently, as outgoing President of Medical Ambassadors International, I took a trip to Africa with my wife, Madelle, and the incoming President, Dr. Ravi Jayakaran. It was a wonderful time of learning from one another and passing the baton into capable hands. During the trip […]

Interview / Winter 2017

An Interview with Dr. Ravi I. Jayakaran

Dr. Ravi (extreme right) with his parents, brother, and sister in 1974. Denise Locker, Healing Lives EditorWe are excited to introduce you to MAI’s new President, Dr. Ravi Jayakaran. He opens his heart to you in his responses in this interview. Healing Lives (HL): How did you come to a personal relationship with Christ? Ravi: […]

Winter 2017

Prestigious Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Bill and Sharon Bieber, MAI’s Regional Coordinators for Southeast Asia and West Pacific, who were awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. This award was presented by the Governor General of Canada, Dr. David Johnston, on June 21, 2017, in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded “to recognize the […]

Book Review / Winter 2017

Book Review: Thank You for Being Late

by Thomas L. Friedman People around the world can sense that things are changing fast, but it’s difficult to put a finger on why. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms at once that it is dizzying. Friedman does the difficult work for you by looking through a half century of worldwide technological […]

Field Notes / Winter 2017

Field Notes: Microenterprise Edition

Regional Coordinator Bibiana Mac Leod, South America & Caribbean Cuba Many small businesses have taken off after the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) microenterprise training. Ladies doing manicures started with little in the way of resources and not much to contribute to family needs. At the microenterprise training, six sisters in Christ were trained and have […]

Interview / Winter 2017

An Interview with John & Madelle Payne

Denise Locker, Healing Lives Editor We have appreciated the love and dedication of John and Madelle Payne who have faithfully led the ministry of Medical Ambassadors International (MAI). After four years of leadership in East Africa, John and Madelle answered the Board’s call to return to the home office. For eight years John served as […]

Winter 2017

Jesus Supply in Water Supply

Ravi Jayakaran, President/CEO, Medical Ambassadors International Constanca Beira Akiiki started praying in 1998 for the community where she lives. It is called “Water Supply,” a name it was given because it is where the government built a water tank to supply water to the town. She had been praying diligently for the community of Water […]

Winter 2017

Good Health is Harmony

Deb Wilson, Women’s Health International Assistant One of the goals of Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is to help people within communities identify and address issues which present obstacles to achieving good health. But what do we mean by “good health”? The first thought that often comes to mind is healthy bodies. And indeed, CHE addresses […]