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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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Meet the Medical Missionary: Dr. Geoffrey from West Africa

August 28, 2020
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!” Missionary Returns to Burundi

August 26, 2020

“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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Funding the Ministry: What I’ve Learned

August 20, 2020

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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Meet the Medical Missionary: Nurse Caitlin Lawrence

August 14, 2020

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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Dear Christian Healthcare Ministries: Don’t Waste This Crisis!

August 10, 2020

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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Meet the Medical Missionary – Seth Mallay

August 6, 2020

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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Medical Missions: COVID-19 in Ghana and Togo

August 4, 2020

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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Meet the Medical Missionary: Heidi Haun

July 30, 2020
Heidi Haun in Ghana

As part of our new “Meet our Grant Recipients” Monthly webinars, MedSend recently had the privilege of interviewing medical missionary Heidi Haun. Heidi is a MedSend grant recipient who has been serving in Ghana since 2014. She is currently home on furlough and waiting for the borders of Ghana to re-open so that she can…

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