Meet Dr. Grace Macharia Dr. Grace Macharia, a Family Medicine resident and National Scholar in her first year at Chogoria Mission Hospital has always been passionate about providing comprehensive patient care. Initially, she was drawn to the field of Psychiatry. As she explored different specialties, she was captivated by the blend of Internal Medicine, Anesthesia,…Read More
Many MedSend grant recipients serve in closed countries where they risk their safety by speaking the name of Jesus. The faith and courage they display as they deliver compassionate, whole-person care while sharing their faith is inspiring. DT*, a MedSend grant recipient serving in a closed country, shared with us about a recent experience she…Read More
“One of the things I am very passionate about in terms of engaging nationals is to challenge them to consider themselves as missionaries and to really actively ask themselves, how am I using this skill as an opportunity to spread the word of God?” Dr. Faith Lelei is a MedSend National Scholar and family…Read More
“Please, doctor, do what you can,” was the cry of this 31-year-old woman, eyes full of tears and an incision leaking abdominal fluid. 22 weeks into her pregnancy, the woman had delivered prematurely, but the placenta wouldn’t budge. Surgeons at another hospital had taken her to the operating room for a hysterectomy with 13 units…Read More
This tiny premature baby was born at 33 weeks’ gestation. She and her mom were referred to Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa because she has a developmental malformation called laparoschisis, where her intestines were coming out through a rare defect in her belly wall. The little one was immediately operated on by teammates of grant…Read More
Laurie, a MedSend grant recipient and physical therapist serving in Southeast Asia, asks for your prayers over her and her patients. Laurie recently realized she was hesitant to pray with some of her patients, not sure how it would be received. The local community, while not hostile to Christianity, is not very open. Convicted that…Read More
Dr.S, a National Scholar and family medicine resident at Mercy Medical Center in Cambodia, is a rare fourth-generation Christ follower in his country. He speaks five languages. His supervisors say he is “one of the most academically gifted residents we have ever had and is extremely compassionate and gentle with his patients.” Growing…Read More
Imagine how powerful it is when healthcare missionaries can bring scripture to life for their patients as they are used by God to restore health, relieve pain, and even bring sight to the blind. That is the impact our grant recipients and National Scholars can bring to low-resource communities. Dr. Valerie Colby, a MedSend Alumni…Read More
5 years ago, MedSend grant recipient Michelle Y. and her team suffered a complicated infectious outbreak in their overcrowded NICU, resulting in many neonatal deaths. It was an exceedingly grim time for the doctors and staff in their East African hospital, not to mention the grieving families. “One of the moments that sticks in my…Read More
MedSend is incredibly blessed to come alongside our grant recipients to support their spiritual, relational and professional well-being on the mission field. We want to share with you some of the encouraging feedback we’ve already received regarding MedRefresh, a feature of The Longevity Project, a ministry of MedSend. “We [had] these incredible sessions, which…Read More
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