In 1993, my wife Linda and I moved to Fairfield, Connecticut. I was with a division of IBM at the time and had been transferred. We left behind both our families as well as our beloved community church. Before we left our home in Washington Crossing, PA, we asked if anyone knew a church in…

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Longevity-Blog

The challenges facing missionary healthcare providers started long before Ebola and COVID-19. One of MedSend’s founders, Dr. Dan Fountain, was quite familiar with the unique set of difficulties they faced. Willing to share his firsthand knowledge and wisdom, he taught a class for those who were preparing to go into the mission field. The instruction…

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nutse praying

The foundations of humanity seem to be at a point of collapse. However, I am reminded of Matthew 24:6-9: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.… All these are the beginning of birth…

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This is the second post in a series by MedSend CEO Rick Allen. Read the first post here: Medical Missions are Changing: How Fast Must We Move?  The ambush and martyrdom of Tom Little and eight other healthcare missionaries in 2010 significantly impacted my vision of healthcare missionaries. Their deaths made me realize the potential…

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Thanksgiving Day has become my favorite holiday. There is no doubt what it stands for. It is built into the name. Santa has co-opted Christmas. The Bunny rules over Easter. But Thanksgiving Day begs the question of giving thanks, but to whom or what? We have dedicated an entire day in our nation to expressing…

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God does not regularly speak to me in a clear and present way that is unmistakable. There are two times that have stayed with me through the years. One was when I going through a period of intentional surrender. The second was when nine Christian healthcare missionaries were martyred in Afghanistan. The headlines read “The…

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