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…Read More
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…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
“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…Read More
“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…Read More
“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…Read More
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…Read More
“Talk to any pastor in the US and ask them, ‘What would you do with 4000 to 6000 new people per day through the door of your church?’ They would think it was a flight of fancy to imagine something like that,” Jim Ritchie, Senior Vice President, Longevity Project, said with a laugh. “But people…Read More
Recently we spoke with Dr. Melissa Molsee, a grant recipient serving at Hospital of Hope in Togo, who shared a message of thanks she wants to pass on to her MedSend family. It’s not unusual for medical missionaries to occasionally receive spiritual support from pastors and other spiritual authorities, but it is uncommon to…Read More
A Message from Rick Allen, MedSend President and CEO MedSend launches The Longevity Project in spring 2023 My previous messages in this series ( Pt 1 and Pt 2) detailed the events leading up to the creation of this new program when two separate incidents occurred over 10 years ago. The first was the…Read More
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