Posts by Amber Murdock

Body of Christ

by Dr. Sheryl Uyeda, MedSend Surgeon serving in Papua New Guinea So often we think of a missionary as a lone ranger, going to far-off places, blazing trails where no one has ever been before. Perhaps some pioneer missionaries fit this description, but most of the missionaries I know today are part of a team.…

Read More

“If you can find a Christian.”

Only twenty-six years old, Tamar* suddenly found herself dying of renal failure. Getting medical help was problematic because Tamar lived a three days journey into the mountains. Her family was able to bring her to a city, however, and Tamar began dialysis for her failing kidneys. Unfortunately, the underlying condition remained. Tamar visited Hindu priests…

Read More

New Beginnings in Kenya

written by Mike Ganey, MedSend pediatric surgeon serving in Kenya I want to tell you a story. But first, let me give a disclaimer. I am still learning how to tell stories about children at Tenwek Hospital.  Mostly I’ve avoided doing so – as I want to protect the children and their families (rightly so).…

Read More

Changing Lives in Hard Places

written by Carson Abrams*, MedSend physical therapist serving in the Middle East Hannah The young girl, 8 years old, carefully ascended the 4 steps into the therapy center. She held one crutch in her left hand, and she was careful with each step, watching where she put her feet and pausing before standing on each…

Read More

Lasting Impact in South Africa

Written by Dr. Rebecca Quam, MedSend veterinarian, serving in South Africa Koketso Koketso is starting her second year at university this month and is in the animal health course. She was very active in our witnessing training group, Acts 1:8, last year and joined us on our outreach to Lesotho. She also regularly attends our…

Read More

Stories of Hope: Excitement in Kuresoi

written by Julie Ganey (wife of Dr. Mike Ganey), serving in Kenya   I want to tell you one of the coolest stories.  One of the big things I get to be involved in at Tenwek is a bible study for women called Tabitha Ministry.  This is a bible study that started with one missionary…

Read More

Stories of Hope: Hope for a Little One

written by Mike Ganey, MedSend pediatric surgeon serving in Kenya Story and photos used with mom’s permission A month ago I received an urgent page from the head nurse at Tenwek. A hospital was calling to send us a very sick newborn girl. She was only 2 kg and had been vomiting since she was…

Read More

Stories of Hope: Karin’s Story

written by Michelle Kiprop, MedSend nurse practitioner serving in Kenya I first met Karin in September of 2012. We were doing an outreach in the slums. This outreach was focused on removal of jiggers (the parasite tunga penetrans), a little insect that burrows into the skin of the feet and lays eggs that become larvae…

Read More

Stories of Hope: Miracle at Kijabe

written by Dan Galat, MedSend orthopedic surgeon serving in Kenya   On my first day of work at Kijabe Hospital, I met a 20-year-old patient named Samuel, who had been involved in a terrible motorcycle accident resulting in a fractured spine.  When he first presented to Kijabe (one week after the accident), Samuel was completely paralyzed…

Read More

Stories of Hope: Peru

written by Dr. Erin Connally, MedSend Dentist serving in Peru Anesthetic Shortage A dentist without anesthetic is nobody’s idea of a good time. Who would want to have a root canal or tooth extracted without being numb?! You can imagine my panic when, after noticing that I had missed 7 calls from the Diospi Suyana…

Read More