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God Never Fails.

November 6, 2018

He hadn’t seen his friend in many months. When Dr. Perry Jansen came into the hospital room, he saw his Malawian friend—emaciated and ill— a stark difference from when he last saw him, only months before. Daily, Dr. Jansen was seeing patients in the hospital die from the ravages of HIV, the epidemic that was…

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Impacting health – and hearts – in Uganda

December 15, 2017

Necrotizing fasciitis – commonly called “flesh-eating disease” – is a medical emergency anywhere. In Bundibugyo, Uganda, it’s a virtual death sentence. Knowing this, MedSend physician Dr. Marc Carrigan was alarmed to diagnose necrotizing fasciitis as the cause of a spreading blue wound on the hip of his 10-month-old patient, Joel. At the 60-bed government health…

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National physicians give thanks – for YOU!

November 16, 2017

“Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11   Like MedSend grant recipients from the U.S., MedSend National grant recipients are eager to answer God’s call to serve – and…

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Giving Smiles…Changing Lives

October 18, 2017

“Jesus lo ama mucho!” (Translation: “Jesus loves you very much!”) In the communities of El Salvador where he serves, Dr. Philippe Gendreau, DDS, is known for greeting everyone he encounters with these joyful words, whether at the grocery store, the mall or even in the street. But for this MedSend dentist, the message goes beyond…

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From Death to Life

August 23, 2017

“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.’”  John 11:25 By MedSend physician Elizabeth Elliott, MD It was the worst single day of obstetrics that I have ever experienced. Just about every complication of pregnancy that I know was in my little jungle…

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Give Us a Hand

December 28, 2016

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 By Deborah Berruti Knight, OT, serving in Niger One of my first patients since returning to Niger has been a young man named H.A. who was transferred to our hospital after a severe electrical burn.  While our surgeons…

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In the midst of tragedy… Finding Harambe and Hope

December 15, 2016

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18   God, please make it light. Even as he prayed for an easy workload, MedSend orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Galat, MD, knew God might have other…

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Hope Unshakeable: Healing Garedo

December 9, 2016

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations…” Romans 4:18 Garedo’s life is a story of hope… against hope. “When I first met Garedo I thought he was going to die,” recalls MedSend physician Michelle Yates, MD, who serves at a Christian hospital in the Horn of Africa.…

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Lessons From A Tetanus Survivor

February 4, 2016

– Excerpted from a blog by MedSend occupational therapist Deborah Berruti, who serves at a mission hospital in Niger When I went to see S.* for our first session on Monday morning, she told me that she didn’t like me and I should just leave her to die.  S. had concluded that healing was not…

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Real Hope For Refugees

February 4, 2016

They flee on foot with little more than the clothes on their backs. Entire families sleep in the open, without tents or mosquito nets, eating leaves to stay alive. Intense fighting between warring groups in Central Africa has caused over 100,000 refugees to take shelter in the camps surrounding the Christian healthcare clinic where MedSend…

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