Mennonite Health Journal

Writings on integration of faith and life as a healthcare professional

Mennonite Health Journal

Mennonite Health Journal (MHJ), is the official publication of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship. Since 2016 MHJ is being published as individual blog articles.  Mennonite Health Journal also serves the membership of Mennonite Chaplains Association and International Mennonite Health Association.  Join the email list to receive Mennonite Health Journal blog articles as soon as they are published.

Keith Suter SET Report

With the support of an educational grant from Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF), I spent my Student Elective Term (SET) in Machala, Ecuador. A mid-sized coastal city in southern Ecuador, Machala’s growth has outpaced the development of many public services and economic resources. This has done little to change the rich culture and strong pride of the city. read more

Lyubov Slashcheva Grant Project Report

Nearly two years before I was born, the Roth family grieved the loss of their son to undifferentiated adeno-carcinoma. His family and friends honored Steven by establishing a tangible ongoing influence representing these wishes through a memorial fund which provides for Steven Roth Memorial Grant Program. Now, over 25 years later, I have been granted the opportunity to take part in Steven’s legacy, reflecting the way of Jesus to which we are all called to devote our unique gifts and circumstances. read more

Exploring collaboration opportunities

The final point of the strategic plan recognizes that MHF is part of a bigger vision of God’s work in the world than what we as one small organization can carry out. Thus, MHF wants to explore collaboration with other organizations to maximize the strengths of both MHF itself as well as the other organizations. read more

SET – Carrie Schlabach

  Mennonite Health Journal, Vol. 18, No. 5, August 10, 2016 MHF Student Elective Term (SET) Report Carrie Schlabach March 20 – April 28, 2016 U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, India I glanced at the world clock on my phone. It was 9:48 PM Mumbai time, and I had just...

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A Funding Model for Mission

A Funding Model for Mission Paul D. Leichty, MHF Executive Director Mennonite Health Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4, August 3, 2016 Over the course of the summer months, the Board has been sharing a strategic plan for the ongoing development of Mennonite Healthcare...

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SET Report – Katie Ruth

Student Elective Term Report Catherine (Katie) Ruth from Mennonite Health Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3, August 2, 2016 Though I didn’t always want to be a doctor, I have always enjoyed experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. When I decided several years ago...

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SET Report – Daniel Driver

Mennonite Health Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, July 29, 2016  |PDF| MHF Student Elective Term (SET) Report March 20 – April 28, 2016 in Quito, Ecuador Daniel Driver With the help of a scholarship from Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship, I spent my Student Elective Term (SET)...

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The New Mennonite Health Journal!

The New Mennonite Health Journal! Paul D. Leichty Mennonite Health Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1  |PDF| Welcome to the new online format for Mennonite Health Journal (MHJ)!  MHJ is changing to meet the needs of 21st century Anabaptists interested in healthcare. At the same...

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A Missional Budget Plan

Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) is in the midst of shaping and unveiling a new strategic plan.  In a previous article, I shared the foundation and first point of this plan.  The Board’s desire is to focus the mission of MHF on the interlocking themes of mutual...

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Focus the Mission

Over the past six months, the Board of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) has been engaged in a “Conversations Initiative” to provide input into an updated strategic plan for the organization.  A plan was subsequently adopted at the Board meeting of May 7, 2016 in...

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