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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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National Scholar Becomes Chief Resident

August 28, 2023

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…

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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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The Story of What God Did: Turnarounds and Transitions with MedSend CEO Rick Allen Part 2

August 17, 2023

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…

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

August 14, 2023

PART 1: “Lord, what am I doing here?”    “I wasn’t a missionary. I wasn’t a healthcare professional. And I don’t particularly like hospitals.”    August 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of CEO Rick Allen joining the staff of MedSend. While he wasn’t officially involved for the first 16 years of MedSend’s ministry, Rick’s history…

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MedSend Welcomes Jeff Johnson as Vice President, Development-West

July 18, 2023

MedSend is pleased to announce the expansion of its development team with a key new hire: Jeff D. Johnson. Jeff joins MedSend in the role of Vice President, Development-West.  Jeff brings over 40 years of successful insurance sales industry experience to his MedSend role. He has won multiple industry awards and achieved this success while…

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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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Update in Burundi!

June 26, 2023

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 …

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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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