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Nurses in Haiti Ask for Help

October 20, 2016

10182016haitiIn the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, nurses in Haiti are deeply moved to meet the physical and spiritual needs of thousands who have lost their loved ones, homes, and communities. They are pleading for our help.

We need urgent funding to provide 200 disaster relief kits with emergency supplies, medicine, clothes, shoes and nails for rebuilding,” said Cassandra Bioche, president of NCF Haiti.

“Even more, we especially need your prayers for Haiti because we know we serve a great God who can make the impossible become possible,” urges Cassandra.

Each disaster relief kit costs $60 US.

“Our goal is to raise $12,000 to provide 200 kits for Haiti-NCF to distribute to disaster victims,” said Phyllis Ferrier, the Caribbean/North American (CANA) representative for Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI). “This is our window of opportunity to demonstrate our love and support of NCF Haiti and the nurses who are assisting those suffering in a tangible manner.”

NCF Haiti is partnering with several organizations who will provide leadership and volunteers to assist the injured, the displaced, and the grieving.

Please consider making a contribution to equip nurses in Haiti to care for people deeply affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Tax-deductible donations can be made through NCFI at http://ncfi.org/donate. Please designate as ‘Haiti appeal’ in the reference note during payment and save your receipt from PayPal for your records.

Your contribution of $60 will provide basic supplies for one kit for nurses to distribute to hurricane victims. Please help.

A final word from Cassandra: “We are waiting for your prayers, your assistance and your love for Haiti.”

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NCF-USA and NCF Haiti are member movements of Nurses Christian Fellowship International.

Serving NCF from Haiti to the Philippines

March 8, 2016

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In the message below, Phyllis Ferrier invites all NCF nurses in the CANA (Caribbean and North America) Region of Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI), to help send two NCF Haiti delegates to the NCFI International Congress, June 2016, in the Philippines.  As a country member of NCFI, NCF/USA is eager to help send two nurses to represent NCF Haiti, the newest NCF in our CANA region.

Please take a minute to read Phyllis’ message and to ask God to provide the funds needed to help our NCF friends in Haiti. Thank you!  Jane Hall, NCF/USA National Director

Dear Friends of the NCFI CANA Region;

I am writing to you on behalf of the NCFI CANA* Regional Committee.  We are raising funds to sponsor two NCF Haiti Delegates, who are planning to attend the next NCFI International Congress, scheduled for June 2016, in the Philippines.

Both Cassandra (NCF Haiti President) and Vanessa (NCF Haiti Vice President), have played an active role in the Leadership of NCF Haiti, since it’s official inception in 2014. The cost of sponsoring these two delegates is approximately  $5,700 US. All USA donations are eligible for a Tax receipt. Donations can be made either by:

 1. Mailing a check made payable to NCF International to:

Nurses Christian Fellowship International
c/o Mr. John White
2321 S. Juniper Circle
Lakewood, CO  80228

2. Making on online donation to NCFI through Joy to The World

All Donations need to be clearly designated for:  NCFI CANA Sponsorship Funds

In closing, please feel no pressure to contribute. However, if you would like the opportunity to bless our dear friends from Haiti, your donations would be deeply appreciated.

Thank-you and may our Awesome God Bless you!

In His Love,
Phyllis Ferrier
NCFI CANA Regional Chair

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* NCFI CANA (Caribbean and North America) is a region of the global ministry of Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI).

Bedside Evangelism . . . in Pakistan

November 10, 2011

NCF in PakistanJacoline is a Pakistani nurse who read our NCF Blog post about the online article, “Spiritual Care: Evangelism at the Bedside?” from the Journal of Christian Nursing, Oct–Dec 2011. Then she shared it at a newly-created NCF workshop for other Christian nurses in her country. She shared her gratitude with the NCF Googlegroup.

Thank you for this networking where all can hear how the article was used as a guide, even living in a Muslim country and the challenges we face, yet God is using many Christian nurses to spread the good news.

I get the opportunity to not only read the article but I shared this in a recent workshop that was organized for the Christian nurses of Pakistan.

This is my privilege to share that last Friday the Pakistani Christian nurses workshop was organized by NCF-Pakistan team. The theme was “Are we equipped to serve?” We invited 50 Christian nurses and I am glad to mention that I utilized the thoughts of Elizabeth’s article as well as how evangelism could be done safely and wisely. It now looks so timely that nurses need to learn and be prepared for evangelism and I am preparing the report of this activity.

So thank you NCF-International and all the team. I benefit a lot from the literature that is freely available and I integrate them. So I am grateful to my God that he made it possible to stay connected and serve one another and use the resources, at least those freely available. God bless you all. Jacoline

NCFI PACEA

October 17, 2011

Barbara White, President of NCF International (NCFI), traveled to the PACEA (Pacific East Asia) region. Barbara spoke to nurses, faculty, and students in Taiwan and Korea, and in Manila she joined other NCFI leaders to teach at the regional conference sponsored by Health Care Fellowship International (HCFI). This international partnership is a first for NCFI!

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings and joy today as you serve Him in nursing! I have just returned from two weeks in PACEA and want to give you an update on what we experienced and the exciting opportunities that are before us in NCFI.

NCFI PACEA ConferenceA team of five NCFI leaders were invited to Manila, Philippines to participate in and teach at the HCFI World Conference September 4-9, 2011. Tove Giske (Norway) lead the team consisting of Swee Eng Goh (Singapore) and Carrie Dameron (USA). They taught a twelve hour “Train the Trainer” course in the Art and Science of Spiritual Care. Amy Rex Smith (USA) could not travel at this time but was also instrumental in helping to develop the material. The team taught four days – three hours each afternoon – to a group of 55 nurses, physicians, chaplains, social workers and healthcare providers. The feedback was extremely positive. In addition Sue Allen (England) taught the Ethics of Evangelism in a Pluralistic Society in the Ethics track and I taught Mentoring, Followership, Teambuilding and Conflict Resolution in the Leadership track. Sue and I also had about 50 participants in our afternoon training sessions.

The HCHI World Conference had over 600 participants from 87 countries – an amazing experience for all who attended. Partner organizations included International Health Services (IHS), International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA), PRIME, and METNA – a collaborative partnership forming in the Middle East Turkey and North Africa.

While in Manila, the team met with NCF Philippines for an evening of food, fellowship, worship and sharing. Each IB member spoke on the topic of Excellent Nurses Toward Global Transformation. We received many blessings through the joyful spirits and serving hearts of the Philippine nurses.

I had the privilege of meeting with NCF Taiwan and NCF Korea as I traveled. In Taiwan, I met with Christian Deans and Nursing school directors and taught on the topic of Called to Teach. What an honor to meet and pray with these outstanding NCF leaders who are making a difference in their countries and around the world.

Our partnership collaboration with HCFI, PRIME and ICMDA are now providing an opportunity for NCFI to teach 400 medical and nursing students in Ukraine the last weekend in October. Tove Giske has willingly accepted this invitation. Please pray for her as she prepares her lecture and as she ministers to these future leaders in healthcare.

We are eager to have many others of you join us in teaching and projects as we work together to bring the good news of Jesus to the profession of nursing. Please let us know of your willing interest and your expertise. We are starting a professional competence database to identify your expertise so that we can contact you when future opportunity arises. Thank you for your prayers, words of encouragement and the special gifts and talents you each provide to NCFI.

Ephesians 1:4
May you be Blessed by God today
Barbara

Japan NCF has opportunities to share Jesus

June 2, 2011

“The Christian workers are making a difference among the people; I heard this kind of comment from the suffering people.  We, Christians have hope and perseverance in the Lord who is faithful and good, compassionate and love” reports Chieko Fukushima, Japan NCF leader.

dinnerNCF nurses are preparing hot meals and visiting with both victims and healthcare workers who need to talk about their struggles.  Chieko writes, “I am continuing to befriend some refugees at Church in my area in Tokyo.”

“We are not giving up, but problems are very, very complicated- we need God’s help. I am also hearing people see the differences of sincere care and work among Christian volunteers and they were wondering WHY SO KIND AND LOVING? And some people accepted JESUS!! PTL!”

Please continue to pray for the Japan NCF nurses to have opportunities to share Jesus with tsunami victims and healthcare workers about the source of real hope, God’s saving grace. Ask God to give them strength and wisdom as they demonstrate his loving kindness.

Japan NCF Update

May 23, 2011

ChiekoChieko Fukushima, leader of Japan NCF, reports that two JNCF nurses visited the crisis area to assess where and how to help churches, as well as healthcare workers who have mental, emotional, and spiritual needs and need listening support.

Please join Chieko in asking God to guide JNCF members and give them wisdom in providing practical help for the needy.

Continue to Pray for Japan

April 7, 2011

Cherry Blossoms in JapanUpdate from Chieko Fukushima, Japan NCF: We just had NCF meeting in Tokyo to pray with our nurses. I have been visiting refugees near our church and brought coffee and cakes the other day. They were so happy and comforted. Some will return home next week. But we will have picnic to see cherry blossoms near the park. It is a beautiful cherry blossom season in Japan.

Rebounding quakes are still happening. Pray for the nuclear problems and for God’s mercy and power. Thank you for your faithful prayers! Chieko

UPDATE from Chieko Fukushima, NCF-Japan

April 1, 2011

Please pray for Chieko, Japan NCF and the Christians in Japan, she writes, “God is showing His CARE and LOVE through Christians and churches. Some accept Jesus. Pray for Christians to keep hope and joy in Jesus so that they can give hope and joy to others. We need God’s help and grace. This condition will continue for long long term. We are trying very hard to recover from it but need hope and perseverance. We all are facing to change our lifestyle. We do not know how and what it will be. But I thank God who is unchanging and faithful. I trust HIM and JNCF to put trust in HIM.”

Pray for Japan NCF

March 14, 2011

JapanJane Hall, NCF Director, reports, “We have received word from our friend and co-worker, Chieko Fukushima, the Director of Japan Nurses Christian Fellowship.”

ChiekoChieko wrote, Thank you for your prayers. JNCF and I am fine. I was visiting Christian friends in Chiba, suburb of Tokyo on 11th and missed train at 14:42. The earthquake happened 14:46! I could not go home for two days and stayed with Christian friends. It was God’s protection and provision. I am back home now… Please pray for my people in crises. God’s Great LOVE is on MY PEOPLE.”

Let’s join Jane as she prays…

Dear God,

We thank you for protecting Chieko and other Japan NCF nurses. We ask that you would give them your peace and comfort. Father, we pray that you would make yourself known to the Japanese people who do not know you. Open their hearts and minds to your truth so that they would recognize their great need for Jesus as Savior and Lord of their lives. God, we know that you are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Help the Japanese people to not fear, even though “the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging” (Psalm 46). Father, help the Japanese people to be still and know that you are God so that they can have faith in you and hope for eternity.

Amen.

URGENT! Pray for Nurses in Pakistan

September 11, 2010

Pakistan FloodThe flooding in Pakistan over the past weeks has been devastating, with reports that 1/5 of the country is under water. This has affected more victims than the Tsunami and Haiti disasters combined. The Pakistani people must be in our thoughts and prayers!

Nurses Christian Fellowship in Pakistan is our newest fellowship in NCFI. NCF nurses are actively assisting those who have been displaced and lost loved ones by this latest disaster, as they did in the 2009 earthquake. NCF Pakistan is helping all people, Christian or Muslim, affected by these floods. They are establishing a mobile dispensary to give greater assistance.

Can you please help in getting this dispensary up and running so NCF Pakistan can assist those affected? If you would like to donate, make checks payable to InterVarsity and indicate “NCFI-Pakistan” in the memo section. Send checks to NCF, P.O. Box 7895, Madison, WI 53707-7895. Thank you!

Dr. Barbara J. White, RN, CNS
President, NCF International
www.ncfi.org