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UNLOCKING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL HEALTHCARE MISSIONS: A Long-term Vision for Healthcare Missions Development

February 12, 2024

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. —Matthew 9:35   To preach and heal is the evangelistic model that Jesus laid out before us. It is the model of today’s global healthcare…

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Treating Trauma in Children

December 18, 2023

MedSend grant recipient Samantha Lang-Kettle* never thought she wanted to work with children. There are unique challenges to working with children, in any capacity. Yet over her years as a trauma therapist serving in difficult and sometimes dangerous countries, the Lord keeps bringing children across her path.     An Opportunity “Recently I met a…

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The Longevity Project Makes an Impact

October 30, 2023

For over 30 years, MedSend has created a way for U.S. healthcare professionals to bypass financial barriers tied to their education, allowing them to work in underserved areas. The Longevity Project now ensures their well-being, providing holistic support that covers professional, spiritual, and relational health. It’s not easy to go abroad, bring your family, and…

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The Story of What God Did: Turnarounds and Transitions with MedSend CEO Rick Allen Part 4

August 24, 2023

Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3   PART 4:  Looking to the Future    “When you fight God in the middle of transformation, as long as it’s God-ordained, you’re going to lose.”    “MedSend is about the missionaries and the missionaries are about God,” MedSend CEO Rick Allen explains. He sees MedSend…

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The Story of What God Did: Turnarounds and Transitions with MedSend CEO Rick Allen Part 3

August 21, 2023

Read Part 1 Read Part 2   PART 3: Addressing the Crisis of Sustainability    “I would hear their stories, and I couldn’t help but ask myself, am I doing the very best that I can with MedSend’s relationships and resources to take care of this person, to set them up to have the best…

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A Lifechanging Experience

July 17, 2023

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…

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The Longevity Project in Action

June 28, 2023

“Working on the field is difficult. There’s a lot of stress and a lot of poverty and difficult things that happen mixed with a lot of beauty and a lot of joy and a lot of seeing God’s miracles. But this week has felt like a cumulative joy environment.”  Kacie Forrest is a MedSend grant…

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National Scholar Brings HOPE to Mental Health Crisis in Kenya

June 22, 2023

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18  -Theme verse of the Lights of Hope Mental Health Center at AIC Litein Hospital, Litein, Kenya    Kenya’s Mental Health Crisis “Today we officially dedicate the AIC Litein Hospital [Lights of Hope Mental Health Center] to be a…

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Moral Injury and Endurance on the Mission Field

May 15, 2023

“We often are not prepared, we medical missionaries. When we go to the field, we’re not prepared for what we are likely to encounter regarding our role in the incredible demand for our services.”  -Jim Ritchie, MD, Senior Vice President, The Longevity Project    The Toll of Low-Resource Environments Imagine you’ve only practiced medicine in…

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Medicine is Powerful

April 10, 2023

Jim Ritchie, MD, Senior Vice President over MedSend’s Longevity Project, spent 25 years as an emergency medicine doctor in the Navy before retiring and answering the call to be a medical missionary on the continent of Africa. He has practiced medicine in war zones and on the mission field and is acutely aware of what…

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