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Gerard’s Story

February 19, 2024

One night, while Grant Recipient Dr. Theodore John was on call at Kibuye Hope Hospital in Burundi, a man named Gerard was in a car accident. Gerard had multiple injuries which required immediate surgery. In most other parts of Burundi where there are no surgeons and limited access to care, he would have surely succumbed…

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“In this world, I’ve never met a doctor like you.”

January 8, 2024

“Blessed be the Lord for His daily transformation of my life through MedSend. I’m very, very grateful for all your hard work for my support. It is for me, for nations, for Africa, for generations, for God’s glory be to Him forever and ever.” This heartfelt message comes from Galmi Hospital in Niger where MedSend…

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MedSend Grant Recipients Receive Academic Global Surgeon Award

December 4, 2023

Grant recipients Robert and Andrea Parker are surgeons who have been serving at TenWek Hospital in rural Kenya for nearly 10 years. They are an inspiring example of how Western healthcare missionaries impact patients, hospitals, communities, countries, and even entire continents not only through their faith-focused medical care but also through the training they provide…

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Innovative Strategy for the Future of Healthcare Missions

November 6, 2023

“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…

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“I have gained a sister.”

October 23, 2023

“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…

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Hope for a Mother and Baby in the Jungles of Africa

October 2, 2023

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…

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Baby Rosita Update

September 18, 2023

Last December we introduced you to Baby Rosita and grant recipient Amie Bockstahler, RN, serving in Guatemala. Baby Rosita was born with a cleft lip and palate and was not able to eat and gain weight when Amie met her and her family.  Read her story HERE  Amie recently reached out to MedSend with an…

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Redemption in the NICU

July 24, 2023

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…

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Emmanuel’s Story

May 22, 2023

“Emmanuel was incredibly sick when I came back to the hospital two weeks ago. I was afraid he wouldn’t make it,” Dr. G. admits.   Dr. M.G. is a pediatric surgeon and MedSend grant recipient serving in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is roughly 50% children. There are very few pediatric surgeons and training positions for surgery…

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Perfect Picture of Coming Full Circle: National Scholars in Leadership

November 8, 2022

“My graduates and our students that we’re investing in might become our supervisors, but we all just believe that this is what makes God smile and [He] is applauding the work that’s going on in Kenya.” —Dr. Stephanie Onguka Dr. Faith Lelei, a MedSend National Scholar from Kenya who trained under grant recipient Dr. Stephanie…

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