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Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship to honor Martha Myers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)–Members of the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship will remember Martha Myers in a memorial service during their 26th annual meeting March 27-30 in Birmingham, Ala.

Myers, one of three Southern Baptist International Mission Board workers killed by a lone gunman Dec. 30 at the Baptist hospital in Jibla, Yemen, was a physician and a member of the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship.

“BMDF was greatly blessed by having a member like Dr. Myers,” James D. Williams, executive director of the fellowship, said in a release Feb. 18. “She will be missed very, very much. Her words and actions were tremendous examples of how a Christian should live. She will always be remembered by her BMDF colleagues because of her willingness to give everything to follow the call of Christ.”

With more than 1,800 members, the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship is open to any physician, dentist, medical or dental student or other healthcare professional who desires to associate with the organization based on their commitment to Jesus Christ and desire to grow spiritually and support the mission of the organization. The Memphis, Tenn., -based group seeks to provide a professional fellowship of Baptist physicians and dentists for the purpose of enhancing their Christian growth, church involvement and support of Christian missions.

In addition to the memorial service for Myers, the meeting — with the theme “Look at the Nations and Be Utterly Amazed” — will include addresses from IMB President Jerry Rankin, Women’s Missionary Union Executive Director Wanda Lee and professor of preaching Calvin Miller from Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School.

Paul Eshleman, director of the Jesus Film Project, will speak three times to the group about the progress of the film, which has been translated into more than 700 languages, reaching 64 million people in 20 countries in Africa alone and helping lead more than 1.6 million people to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.

Health sciences students interested in healthcare missions may attend breakout sessions, people involved in church-based medical and dental clinics in the United States will have a time for fellowship and brainstorming, and groups will meet for prayer and sharing about BMDF partnerships in Cuba, Poland, Belarus, Paraguay and other countries. A new resource, “Volunteer Medical Missions: A Sourcebook,” will be introduced.

For more information, contact the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship at 1-888-275-8485 or visit www.bmdf.org.

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