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Taking Care of Widows and Orphans in their Time of Distress

May 30, 2023

Your financial support of MedSend makes a tangible impact in the lives of the most forgotten and neglected people in the world today. As James 1:27 says, caring for widows and orphans in their time of distress is a pure and faultless expression of faith.  QQ is an 18-year-old orphaned girl born with spina bifida…

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Emmanuel’s Story

May 22, 2023

“Emmanuel was incredibly sick when I came back to the hospital two weeks ago. I was afraid he wouldn’t make it,” Dr. G. admits.   Dr. M.G. is a pediatric surgeon and MedSend grant recipient serving in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is roughly 50% children. There are very few pediatric surgeons and training positions for surgery…

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Baby L

May 8, 2023

You arrive at the local mission hospital so fatigued you can barely walk. You’re coughing, it hurts to breathe, and you shiver uncontrollably from the fever ravaging your body. In your arms you barely manage to hold on to your 3-month-old infant. He’s so tiny, he appears to be a just-born premature baby. His body…

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“I want to be a surgeon to help those who are suffering; to relieve their pain.”

May 1, 2023

“Surgeons in my country are few,” Dr. James Joseph told us when he first applied to MedSend’s National Scholar’s program in 2014. He was born and raised in South Sudan where he witnessed his own sister succumb to jaundice due to inadequate medical care.   “Many surgical patients are put on waiting lists of three-to-five months…

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The Vital Role of Support in the Field

April 17, 2023

Low-Resource Environments Take Their Toll If a child falls ill during the planting season in Zambia, Ethiopia, parents have a difficult decision to make. Do they continue planting so they can feed their entire family and pray the child recovers–or do they stop their work and travel a far distance to take their child to…

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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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National Scholar Becomes a Physician Who Cares for the Soul

April 3, 2023

“Because of you, someone will be born again. Because of you, better healthcare will be delivered to a very poor person and respect and dignity will be given back to that patient in that rural place. Because you provided and you sent me to school.”  –Dr. Belyse Arakaza, MedSend National Scholar    Dr. Belyse Arakaza,…

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Hope for Burundi

December 19, 2022

The roughly 12 million people of Burundi suffer greatly from malnutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis. In September of 2022, Kibuye Hope Hospital in Rural Burundi opened its surgical training program. It is the only Christ centered residency program in the entire country. This breakthrough has been years in the making and is the culmination of the…

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Help Save the Life of a Child by Donating to MedSend this #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2022

A pregnant woman came into the emergency room. Her baby wasn’t moving, and she was afraid something was wrong with her unborn child…    The Need Is Great “Burundi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It’s one of the poorest countries in the world,” grant recipient Dr. Eli Horn begins. Dr. Horn trains…

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Dr. Hodge Serves a Displaced Ukrainian Woman

May 20, 2022

This is the second article in a series that is an update from Ukraine. Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. She was recently asked to serve short-term in Ukraine. This is one powerful story told first person from her experience serving in Ukraine.  “Near the end of a…

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