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Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

By on September 10, 2019 in ACU News, Features with 3 Comments

When Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06) told their young children they were moving back to Africa five years after Kent nearly lost his life to Ebola, a tangle of emotions emerged – sad, excited, happy, nervous. Ten-year-old Ruby describes it by saying “most of me is excited,” said her mom, […]

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From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

By on September 5, 2019 in missions with 8 Comments

Dr. Will (’93) and Allison (Smith ’95) Caire learned something about God’s timing while serving as missionaries in Peru. They expected to be there long term, but then God intervened. That experience taught them to forget about long-term plans and leave things in God’s hands. “We thought we would be in Peru forever,” Will said, […]

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Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

By on August 9, 2019 in ACU News, missions with 0 Comments

“Doc, can you help…” That’s the lead-in to an article on a blog hosted by Drs. Jared (’07) and Jenny (Fulkerson ’07) Brockington, both ACU graduates now practicing medicine at PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. But those words, “Doc, can you help…” are more than a title on a blog entry. That is a desperate […]

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Christian Health Service Corps attracts ACU alumni to serve as medical missionaries

Christian Health Service Corps attracts ACU alumni to serve as medical missionaries

By on August 1, 2019 in Alumni News, missions with 2 Comments

It seemed like destiny when Dr. Tony Rector noticed a change of address from where he had been sending checks to support a medical missionary he knew. The checks had been sent to Christian Health Service Corps at an address in Boerne, near San Antonio. Now, the address said “Fruitvale, Texas,” located in East Texas just […]

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Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. Sometimes students get more than they bargained for when participating in medical mission trips to other countries. In […]

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Summit program booklet, app now available

By on September 13, 2016 in Academic News with 0 Comments

ACU Summit Booklet 2016 110th Abilene Christian University Summit * September 18-21,2016 Abilene Christian University’s 110th annual Summit is set to run Sept. 18-21, 2016, and you can begin now to choose the classes and other sessions to attend. The theme is “Love God, Love Your Neighbor: Living the Greatest Commandments.” To make travel from the event […]

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Medical Missions: Guatemala with HTI

Medical Missions: Guatemala with HTI

By on January 24, 2016 in ACU Missions, Series with 0 Comments

Many ACU students get their first taste of medical missions as undergraduates studying to become future doctors, dentists, nurses, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals. Two of those students – Jeremy Aymard, senior biology major from San Francisco, Calif., and Selvin Villeda, senior biology major from Rockwall, Texas – shared photos from their Spring Break trip […]

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Doctor’s healing, help known around the world

Doctor’s healing, help known around the world

By on September 22, 2015 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

The new issue of ACU Today magazine includes a profile of perhaps Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished professional from the field of medicine: retired Dallas gastroenterologist B. David Vanderpool Jr. (’52). Vanderpool – whose career includes work on groundbreaking medical procedures and presidencies of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Surgical Society and the American Board of […]

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Share your medical missions photos, stories

Share your medical missions photos, stories

By on September 5, 2015 in ACU Missions, Alumni News, Series with 0 Comments

It wasn’t by design that Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly became Abilene Christian University’s best-known alumni couple. In fact, they will be the first to tell you “we are just regular folks seeking the Lord’s will for our lives,” as Amber said in an interview for the new Spring-Summer 2015 issue of ACU […]

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10 Questions with Amber Brantly

10 Questions with Amber Brantly

By on October 2, 2014 in 10 Questions, Alumni News, Features, Series with 3 Comments

When Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly accepted a call to the medical missions field in Liberia in 2013, they had no inkling their lives might one day be the making of international headlines. “It still feels bizarre to me that people know about us, that it even mattered to so many people […]

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