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Turkey, Stuffing & Sick Kids – It Must Be Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2020

The holiday season often brings a feeling of nostalgia. Along with planning how we are going to celebrate – probably differently – this year, many of us are thinking about how we have celebrated in the past. I’d like to share one of my own stories about how we celebrated fifteen years ago. The whole…

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Whom Will You Thank this Thanksgiving?

November 24, 2020

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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Medical Missions are Changing: How Fast Must We Move?

November 23, 2020

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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Meet the Missionary: Veterinarian Dr. Sara Phipps

November 20, 2020

Dr. Sara Phipps says that if you asked her back in college (during the ’90s) if she would someday be a missionary, she would have said you were crazy. As a new believer back then, she was just beginning to learn how to “live like a Christian.” She knew she wanted to make a difference…

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Meet the Medical Missionary – Dr. Dan Galat

October 27, 2020

Dr. Dan Galat is a US-based orthopaedic surgeon who works to support, educate, and train national surgeons for service in Africa. He served for over 10 years in Kenya and was involved in the launch of the orthopaedic training program at Tenwek Hospital there. He’s recently moved back to the United States and will be…

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The CARES ACT and Charitable Giving

October 12, 2020

November and December each year are many times referred to as “The Giving Season.”  We spend time thinking of those we love and making our plans for giving to our families and friends. As Christ followers, we remember the greatest gift that was given for mankind in the birth of the savior, Jesus Christ.  (Galatians 4:4,5)…

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“We Don’t See an End in Sight” – COVID-19 in Bolivia

October 9, 2020

Potosi, Bolivia is one of the highest cities in the world. At an elevation of nearly 14,000 feet, it’s located in the southern highlands of the Bolivian Andes. The country is the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere, behind only Haiti.  Two-thirds of the population live below the World Bank poverty benchmark of $2.00 per…

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Showing Christ’s Love in a Garbage Dump Community

October 2, 2020

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse. A third of all MedSend grant recipients are nurses, and we join the WHO in honoring them for their service. We recently had the privilege of chatting with Pediatric Nurse Amie Bockstahler, currently serving in Guatemala. Amie was a delight to speak…

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Christian Healthcare Providers During a Pandemic: “We Draw Near”

September 16, 2020

What is the role of Christian healthcare providers during a global pandemic? Reverend Dr. Stephen Ko, Senior Pastor of New York Chinese Alliance Church, recently spoke at the MedSend / CMDA Global Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit. During his opening devotional, he shared his answer to this question. “We Draw Near” During this current crisis –…

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Meet the Medical Missionary: Dr. Meg Hixson

September 4, 2020

Dr. Meg Hixson is a pediatrician and MedSend grant recipient who has been serving in Tanzania, Africa. Currently, she is back in the United States and was able to spend time chatting with MedSend. We had the privilege of hosting her during August’s “Meet the Grant Recipients” webinar. We hope you will enjoy getting to…

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