DART Newsletter

August 2023

Greetings DART Members,

For many of us, entering adulthood was a sign of independence from our parents. We enjoyed being out from under their care. While independence is a good thing as an adult, when it comes to our relationship with God, He desires just the opposite. For 33 years, our Lord modeled complete dependence upon the Father. Jesus said,

Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also doesJohn 5:19, NIV

Apostle Paul also modeled complete dependence upon the Lord, although at times it came through suffering. I love 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 and often quote it when giving devotions on a DART because it expresses what I have felt on certain DARTs (Ebola/COVID).

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.2 Corinthians 1:8-9

DART team, God desires for us to have a relationship with Him where we are completely dependent upon Him. God is looking for men and women who are daily yielded, abiding, available, and completely surrendered to Him so that He might express Himself through them. Let's take time now for complete and daily dependence upon the Lord—before we deploy.

God bless you friends, and thank you for your service,

John Freyler Sr. Member Care Chaplain

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Prescription for Renewal Is Almost Here!

The Prescription for Renewal Medical Missions Conference will be held Sept. 14–17 in Orlando. There will be two full days of medical lectures—over 60 in all—on topics such as pediatrics, surgery, and missionary life. This is a great way to earn CME and CEU credits.

DART members can receive a $200 discount on the full conference package by using code PFRDART200 during registration.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™

If you have any questions about the conference, email events@samaritan.org. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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Sharpen Your Skills!

The Sharing Hope in Crisis On-Demand Training Seminar was developed by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to further equip you for ministry. Learn how you can better engage in conversation and share the hope of Jesus Christ with those who are suffering from everyday tragedies of life. This is a FREE seminar.

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IO/MIO Training

We will host our first DART Information Officer/Medical Information Officer training in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on Nov. 6–9, 2023.

If you have experience or have served on DART as an information officer, medical information officer, monitoring and evaluation, and/or are specialized in data analytics, this training may be right for you!

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