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Would You Gamble With Your Life?


Would you gamble with your life? Take a risk? Go all in? Put it all on the line? Make a heavy investment? Startling as this action sounds, the fact is that we all gamble with our lives. Every day we make decisions about how to use our time, our talents, and our treasures. The risks seldom appear so stark simply because we make small investments one-by-one. But over a period of months or years, the investment we make with our lives becomes a statement of our heart, our values, and our impact on the world.


Following 16 months of pandemic restrictions, we in the United States are enjoying a season of renewed freedom. What will we do with this freedom? In this context, the counsel of Christ in Luke chapter 12 is especially pertinent: Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


The gamble – the investment – is our choice. This summer, we at INMED invite you to join in opportunities to strengthen the world’s most vulnerable persons of whom Christ speaks. The Humanitarian Health Conference on June 11-12 will connect you with like-hearted professionals and service organizations, both domestic and international. INMED Training Sites in 25 nations work 24-7-365, and offer service-learning opportunities for you to contribute. INMED Academic Courses will equip you with the expertise to excel in serving those who reside in low-resource and cross-cultural communities. Such investments are a very good gamble!


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