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Partners in ministry

making a difference

January 2012

Bill interviewing the Ryckmans at the Fundraising Banquet.

Dear Ministry Partner,

This month I would like to introduce you to several new members of the CMDA Atlanta Council (this is not a complete list, since at the time of this writing several people were still prayerfully deciding their decision). Enjoy each of their bios below and please join with me in thanking the Lord for the Atlanta Council and for their spiritual direction and the organizational leadership they provide. Also please pray for the council as we meet this January 21st for an all-day planning retreat. This will be a very important time.
Stephen M. Martin, MD and his wife, Marisa Lawrence, MD are the parents of three children, Stephen, Jessica and Christopher. Steve currently practices part-time with Northside Urgent Care and Family Medicine and oversees family business interests and Marisa is a practicing plastic surgeon in Atlanta. Steve, Marisa and their family are active members of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta and have become increasingly involved with medical mission work on an international basis. Steve is a board member of Amigos for Christ, an Atlanta-based outreach ministry to Nicaragua, and Steve and Marisa have participated on several medical missions with this organization as well with the Global Health Outreach arm of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Jennifer Elliott is a pediatric dental hygienist, and she has been so blessed to have been a part of the dental profession for over 18 years. The Lord was so kind to bless her with a HUGE heart for missions, and also the opportunity to start a 501c3 to help spread that JOY of missions to others. In March of 2011, the Lord had her and CMDA cross paths at an annual dental convention, and three short months later opened the door wide open to go with CMDA to minister to those in need in Haiti. Jennifer feels VERY strongly about each follower of Christ USING their own spiritual gift that was given to them, following where ever the Lord leads, and PASSIONATELY and humbly being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Serving Him Together,

Dr. Paul Espy is a Urologist and is the son of one of our current Council Member, Dermologist, Paul Espy Sr. Paul attended Tulane for medical school where he was first introduced to CMDA. After his training decided to move back home to Marietta and joined the Urology Associates. Upon the start of his medical practice, he had the good fortune of becoming active with CMDA once again. As a matter of fact, it was within the first week or two that Paul was asked by Dr. Ken Rutledge to attend a weekly CMDA Bible study, where they were just beginning a study through CMDAs Practice By the Book. A great way to start a medical career! CMDA has been the pivotal outlet through which Paul have been able to participate in medical mission trips to Honduras and Kenya. He looks forward to the opportunity to give back to CMDA and to see how God will continue to use this organization to foster the work of his kingdom within the Atlanta area medical community.

Steven Thiltgen has been married for 21 years to his wife, Misty. They have four children: Mary (17) Sabra (15) Millie (10) and Sophie (7). Steve worked at Microsoft for 12 years and then worked in international missions for two years. During his full-time mission work, he started a connection site: , cofounded the Global Health and Humanitarian Summit and worked closely with the leadership on the Global Missions Health Conference. He has worked with CMDA locally with Bill and also with the head office in sourcing volunteers for the CMDA mission programs. His family currently attends Stonecreek Church in Milton.

Please dont forget that all we do with CMDA here in Atlanta happens because of the generous financial and prayer support of individuals such as YOURSELF. Would you give a gift to CMDA Atlanta this month? Detach the form below and your contribution will be properly earmarked for the CMDA ministry here in Atlanta.
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Thank you very much for your faithful support of this CMDA ministry.
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Bill Reichart Atlanta Area Director

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