by Dr. Missy Sandberg, physician and MedSend grant recipient, serving in Zambia   Right now it feels like we are waiting for a tsunami to hit.  We can see the huge wave off in the distance and we know that it is coming towards us, but we don’t know when it is going to get…

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by Dr. Meggie Hickson, pediatrician and MedSend grant recipient, serving in Tanzania Here in Kigoma, everyone is living with a false sense of security at the moment, and, overall, most are going about their lives as normal. There are handwashing stations set up around town, but few people actually use them, especially because there’s often…

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Dr. Catherine Hodge is a family medicine physician and MedSend grant recipients serving in Malawi. She’s been at Nkhoma Mission Hospital since 2014. Recently, she was able to give a brief overview of the COVID-19 preparations happening at the hospital. At the time of this writing, Malawi has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. However, given…

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by Matt and Tammy Woodley, serving in Papua New Guinea Over the past few weeks, our lives and plans have changed daily. Literally daily…which is part of the reason we took so long to send out any updates. Our original plan was to return to PNG [Papua New Guinea] on May 2. As the U.S.…

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As the fight against the novel coronavirus rages on in the United States, MedSend has been checking in with our grant recipients who are serving here in the United States. Due to their work with some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, these healthcare professionals have a true front line view of how the virus…

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by Rick Allen, President and CEO, MedSend  He is risen…He is risen indeed. I have always loved Easter. The renewal of God’s earth around Easter time, through the appearance of flowers and the return of leaves on the trees, has always been a clear reminder of the renewal available to our hearts and minds. As…

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by Morgan Boardman, Chief Development Officer, MedSend Key Scripture:  1 Peter 3:3,4 (CSB) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable,…

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MedSend grant recipients Zach and Jen O’Connor are surgeons serving in Gabon. We reached out to them to find out more about the COVID-19 preparations at their hospital. Dr. Jen reports: “In Gabon, there are  21 cases in the capitol. Our hospital has put a huge plan into place as well as an area to…

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by Randy Carey, Senior Vice President, Development & Global Ambassador, MedSend In my lifetime, I have never seen an event that has impacted the world like this one.  Putting someone on the moon was pretty amazing, but did not impact everyone in the world like this pandemic.  I don’t know your present circumstances or the…

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by Laurie Sanders, Vice President, Development, MedSend As I took a break from my work, I looked out my kitchen window. While I have been at home now, for two weeks, I realized I hadn’t really taken a look at my back garden for quite some time. As I stood there, casting my eyes deep…

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