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2020 Charitable Giving: We are a Nation of Givers

December 11, 2020

Are you ready for the good news from 2020? Collectively, we are doing more, giving more, and praying more. When faced with uncertainty and a worldwide crisis, people are responding in these three ways.  In 2020, we’ve helped our neighbors, increased our charitable giving, and prayed more than ever before. Doing More Increased restrictions on…

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Meet the MedSend National Scholar: Dr. Annette Onyongo

December 8, 2020

Last year at this time, we were celebrating the graduation of the first MedSend National Scholars from the family medicine residency at Kabarak University. That class of graduates was not only the inaugural class of a new residency program, but it was also the first class wholly sponsored by MedSend.  This fall, amid a global pandemic, we approved six new family medicine residents at Kabarak as MedSend National Scholars. We continue to see how the Holy Spirit is moving through national believers in…

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“Just Breathe:” Missionaries Face COVID-19 Outbreak in Mexico

December 5, 2020

Willy and Jessee Bustinza are medical missionaries serving in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. They serve in a remote region there with their two young daughters, 3-year-old Lucy and 10-month-old Caroline.  The Bustinzas recently spent time with MedSend during our World Tour event in November, sharing about their experiences over the past year. At the…

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Creation of the MedSend National Scholars Program

December 1, 2020

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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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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