clinic hut in west africa

During our August “Meet the Grant Recipients” monthly webinar, MedSend had the privilege of interviewing medical missionary “Geoffrey M.” Geoffrey is a MedSend grant recipient who has been serving in West Africa since 2019. He and his wife Nicole came back to the United States several months ago to deliver their fourth child. Now they…

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“I’m home!” MedSend received the joyous email from pediatrician Alyssa Pfister after arriving back “home” in Burundi on Monday. After a four month delay in her return to Kibuye Hope Hospital, Alyssa is finally back and ready to serve. Her journey back to Burundi was not an easy one. It included a surprise two-week quarantine…

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Greg Seager is the CEO of Christian Health Services Corps, a mission organization that specializes in sending and supporting healthcare professionals as long-term missionaries. In his role, he has undertaken the responsibility of learning as much as possible about effectively caring for the caregivers on the mission field. In his article, Why Do Medical Missionaries…

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Why are we so often uncomfortable talking about money as it relates to Christian ministry? I think that it is probably because the conversation is often handled poorly, with inappropriate tactics. Using guilt (“Give, or God’s gonna git ya! “)  as a motivator can (and should) be a big turn-off.  Yet, the topic of money…

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MedSend will participate in the 2020 Global Missions Health Conference ( GMHC 2020), being held virtually on November 13-14. The conference marks its 25th anniversary this year. The GMHC exists to help mobilize people into healthcare missions. The two-day event will include a virtual exhibit hall, plenery sessions, and breakout sessions. Conference attendees will receive…

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Caitlin Lawrence’s “official” job in Bolivia is to be a nurse and medical missionary. The reality is that she is much more than that. She will tell you that other hats she wears on a daily basis include consultant, counselor, and relief worker. It’s all part of the job, though. Caitlin believes that, in this…

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Christian healthcare ministries are facing many of the same challenges that other organizations around the world are facing in 2020: We weren’t expecting this. How can we possibly do x, y, or z virtually? Our budget did not include COVID! Dr. Peter Saunders is the CEO of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association. Based…

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As part of our new “Meet our Grant Recipients” Monthly webinars, MedSend recently had the privilege of interviewing medical missionary Seth Mallay. Seth is a MedSend grant recipient who has been serving in Togo since 2016. He and his family are currently at home in Michigan waiting to return. While home, Seth spent some time…

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global healthcare leadership summit

MedSend will co-host its annual Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit with the CMDA on September 3-4, 2020. The theme will be “Adjusting to New Realities at Home and Abroad: Global Healthcare Missions in Transition.” This year’s conference is being held virtually. The invitation-only Summit is intended to be a strategic meeting of leaders in the healthcare missions…

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The world of medical missions has always involved challenges. Often serving in the most remote areas, missionaries see more than their fair share of disease, death, and hardship. The coronavirus pandemic is adding yet another layer of difficulties for them to face. And we’re tuning in to see what’s happening in the areas they serve.…

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