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Archive for February 2016

Heart of the Matter

As an amazing benefit of working for MedSend for the last eight years, I have an increasing ability to perceive the world with new eyes – and even a new heart. One reason is that I know more about issues that affect cross-cultural healthcare workers, Christians and people in need around the world. These Christ-followers have put their faith to the test, foregoing comfortable lifestyles to serve in difficult, and often dangerous, circumstances. I have learned from what they have to say and my own faith has been challenged and deepened.

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MedSend Co-Founder is with the Lord

Dan Fountain, MD April 22, 1930 – February 12, 2013 “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”John 11:25-26 With heavy hearts we report the death of MedSend co-founder Daniel…

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Joint MedSend-CMDA meeting

Turnout is impressive for joint MedSend-CMDA event 2015 Summit participants tackle 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…

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Health Missions Survey Released

We are pleased to present highlights from the Global Health Workers Needs Assessment Survey Report. Full-length copies of the report may be requested by filling out the form below. That Healthcare Missionaries Might Flourish: Global Healthcare Workers Needs Assessment Report Highlights Background: Under MedSend’s leadership, a working group of healthcare missions experts was brought together…

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Missionary Boot Camp

Audio available online  “Missionary Boot Camp” helps healthcare missionaries prepare  “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…

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Summit 2015 Tackles Tough Issues

Turnout is impressive for joint MedSend-CMDA event 2015 Summit participants tackle 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…

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Lessons From A Tetanus Survivor

– 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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From Slums to Surgical Suite

Dr. Ian Orwa is no stranger to poverty. He grew up in the slums of Nairobi, the only child of a single mother. While his mother worked, he was sent to live with an aunt who had polio. “I was around 13 when I lost my aunt, who was my guardian, to a preventable disease,…

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Together: We are Making a Difference

Together in His service WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” ~ Matthew 25:40 When Jesus spoke about the “least of these,” He could have been talking about a Central African toddler named Manga. Shortly after…

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