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May 14, 2024

MedSend has helped medical missionaries go to the field for over 30 years —and now we help keep them there by providing grants to access the spiritual, professional and relational support they need to thrive on the field.     “It’s hard to find the words to adequately express what my MedSend grant has meant to…

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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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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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“Why are you different?”

January 30, 2023

Written by Caitlin Lawrence, a MedSend grant recipient and nurse serving in Bolivia        This is a story about a hospice patient that I had the privilege of caring for named Doña Hilda. Doña Hilda had metastatic cancer and was already at the end of her life when I first met her. Her daughter…

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Yet I Will Not Forget You

April 13, 2020

As the fight against the novel coronavirus rages on in the United States, MedSend has been checking in with our grant recipients who are serving here in the United States. Due to their work with some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, these healthcare professionals have a true front line view of how the virus…

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Our God is Always Stronger

April 3, 2020

As the fight against the novel coronavirus rages on in the United States, MedSend has been checking in with our grant recipients who are serving here in the U.S. Due to their work with some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, these healthcare professionals have a true front line view of the how the virus…

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Ten Days

March 26, 2020

by Michelle Kiprop, FNP, serving in Kenya I don’t have a picture of her, there just was not time to take one. Jesca is 42-years old, but her eyes look older than that. She came to me 33 weeks pregnant with her 6th child. It was her 7th pregnancy, she had lost a baby along…

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So That None Should Perish

October 24, 2019

by Pauline Kilroy*, MedSend grant recipient As a child, I took God’s commission for all to go and make disciples of all nations literally and as a command for me to physically go. (Matthew 28:19-20) As a nurse studying the life of Jesus and how He served has been inspirational to me. Jesus preached, but…

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Stories of Hope: Karin’s Story

January 17, 2019

written by Michelle Kiprop, MedSend nurse practitioner serving in Kenya I first met Karin in September of 2012. We were doing an outreach in the slums. This outreach was focused on removal of jiggers (the parasite tunga penetrans), a little insect that burrows into the skin of the feet and lays eggs that become larvae…

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