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…Read More
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
“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
Dr. Liliani Olodi from Arusha, Tanzania, is a first-year surgical resident at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. She started the program in January of 2023 and has spent her first months in training getting hands-on experience in patient evaluation and surgical procedures. Dr. Olodi may be in the initial stages of her surgical training, but she…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
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 PART 2: The Global Listening Tour Leads to a New Program “This isn’t about building capacity. This is about investing in individuals who want to deliver compassionate care to their own people in the name of Jesus.” In the beginning, MedSend had been what CEO Rick Allen affectionately calls…Read More
National Scholar Dr. Estifanos Bafa Babulo grew up in southern Ethiopia in a Christian family who loved and followed Jesus. His family was amazed by his promise at an early age to dedicate his life to serving God. As a child and teenager, Estifanos spent his time making friends with many in his community, using…Read More
When the MedSend board envisioned and launched our National Scholars program less than a decade ago, we prayed for these four distinct outcomes: Increase the number of highly trained and qualified doctors in the regions we support The newly trained national doctors would stay in areas of high need and deliver medicine to their people …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
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