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Educational Debt Need Not be a Barrier to Christian Service

by Jerry Newcombe, D. Min.
Throughout the centuries, the Christian church has been involved in health care. Jesus healed the sick, showed compassion to the needy, and told us to go and do likewise. Read more.

MedSend’s Rick Allen Makes Appearance on Vocal Point Radio Show

MedSend’s president and CEO, Rick Allen, will make an appearance this week on the Vocal Point radio show, broadcasted by Allen joins host Jerry Newcombe to discuss the long-time work of ministry. Read more.

Releases 2017 Annual Report

2017 was a milestone year for the ministry, in more ways that just reaching our 25 year anniversary. Our April 30 press release announces the publishing of our 2017 Annual Report, which details MedSend’s accomplishments last year. Find the press release here.

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MedSend Founder is with the Lord

We are deeply saddened to begin the New Year by reporting that MedSend co-founder Dr. David S. Topazian passed from this life on December 29, 2017. Read more

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Jansen and Boardman Join MedSend Team

“As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, I’m pleased to announce the strategic hiring of Dr. Perry Jansen and Morgan Boardman, seasoned professionals who will help shape the future success of this ministry,” said MedSend President & CEO Rick Allen. Read More

Simontacchi Joins MedSend
Development Staff

“I am pleased to announce the addition of John Simontacchi to our senior development staff,” said MedSend President & CEO, Rick Allen. “John Simontacchi has deep roots in the business community. He has had a successful career in sales and marketing…” Read More

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Together we can set the oppressed free

MedSend’s latest online booklet features the heartwarming story of God’s deep love and compassionate care for a West African man named Sambo  – and for all like him who suffer deeply because they are shackled by poverty and spiritual oppression. Read More


2016 Summit offers “TED-like” talks and strategic support

A tropical storm loomed, but that didn’t stop 98 of the nation’s top healthcare missions leaders from gathering in Charlotte, NC, for the 2016 Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit from August 31 to September 2. Read More

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Help MedSend Finish The Year Strong

MedSend’s new online booklet introduces some of our newest grant recipients and includes compelling stories of the ways MedSend healthcare professionals are ministering to poor and oppressed people throughout the world. Read More


Carey named Senior Vice President and Global Ambassador

MedSend is pleased to announce that Randy Carey has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Donor Development, and Global Ambassador. Read More

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Summit 2015 Tackles Tough Issues

In a rapidly changing global landscape how do Christian healthcare missions stay relevant?  This was among the challenges addressed at the 2015 Medical Mission Summit, the second of the annual meetings that MedSend has co-sponsored with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA). Read More


Missionary Boot Camp

“If God has called you to be a healthcare missionary, you’ll experience one of the most satisfying – and challenging – careers in the world,” says MedSend president Rick Allen. “You’ll be a warrior for God in what may often be difficult circumstances and like any soldier, you’ll need a time of preparation – what the military refers to as ‘boot camp.'” Read More


Healthcare Missions Survey Released

Under MedSend’s leadership, a working group of healthcare missions experts was brought together to design a research project to investigate how to better equip healthcare missionaries for long-term service. The result of these discussions was the design of the Global Healthcare Workers Needs Assessment (GHWNA) Survey. This survey was administered to career healthcare missionaries who have received financial support from MedSend and also to their organization leaders (MedSend Associates). Read More


Joint MedSend-CMDA meeting

In September 2015, more than 100 global healthcare mission leaders – including representatives from 48 MedSend Associates – participated in the 2015 Medical Mission Summit in Louisville. This was the second year that MedSend has co-sponsored this annual event with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA). Read More


MedSend Co-Founder is with the Lord

With heavy hearts we report the death of MedSend co-founder Daniel Fountain, MD, on February 12, 2013, after a long illness. Dr. Fountain was a general surgeon who had a distinguished career as a medical missionary, health development expert, author and educator.  Read More

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Going Deeper

By Deborah Berruti Knight, OT We had a visiting specialist from the US come to West Africa to perform surgery on a number of unique cases that had been set aside for her.  One case, specifically, was a young man named Isaac*, whom we estimated to be around 20 years old. Isaac’s mouth had been… Read More

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By Melissa E., PA “Can you help my brother?” It was a question from a young boy who regularly comes to our house for breakfast as his family is extremely poor. “His thumb is hurt.” I agreed to look, assuming it would be a simple wound.  Needless to say, I was shocked when this young… Read More

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  By Team MedSend Throughout the 10/40 window, God, the Father, is longing to be united with all of His children. Including the fathers. In lands where many cultures have a male-dominated society, the member of the family who is often the most difficult to turn toward Jesus are the fathers. We hear countless stories… Read More

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I am officially a MedSend grant recipient.  Do you know what this   means? This means that when you can’t afford to, there may be other people who can afford to lift you up. Due to the hard work that MedSend puts into getting donations, we now don’t have to worry about making my monthly loan payments while we are in Guatemala. The generous people who donate to MedSend have us covered.

Healthcare missions is the key to penetrating difficult to access countries and completing the Great Commission. The greatest barrier for those desiring to serve is educational debt. MedSend has eliminated it, enabling hundreds of missionaries to bring health and the gospel around the world. They are fueling a renaissance in medical missions!

Since Christian Veterinary Mission joined MedSend in 2004, CVM has been blessed by the partnership MedSend provides to help in mobilizing veterinary professionals. Not only have they helped to relieve the burden of educational debt on our missionaries, but they also have provided wise counsel to candidates on how to minimize and manage debt prior to going on the field.

I knew becoming a pediatrician was hard work, and I knew I would incur a lot of debt in order to achieve that goal. However, I also knew that with God, all things are possible, and that He would find a way for me to serve Him in His beautiful world. Now, because you are helping me with this debt, I am able to fulfill my calling sooner than I ever imagined. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for your part in our ministry!