By Carson Abrams*, MedSend grant recipient serving in North Africa John* has been coming to therapy for years. He has severe cerebral palsy and requires assistance for every component of living – he is unable to sit up on his own, feed himself, or turn himself over in bed. He will always require care from…Read More
Have you ever wondered about the origins of modern medical missions? It began with Peter Parker, an American physician, in 1834. Parker was the first modern-day full-time medical missionary to China and was one of the very few foreigners to get invited inland. Foreigners were not allowed to mingle with Chinese people. In 1835 Parker…Read More
By Will Copeland, MedSend Neurosurgeon serving in Kenya “Why?” That’s the most common question we’ve been asked during our time back stateside these last few months. Not “What have you been doing?” but “Why did you do it? Why did you just spend two years after residency in Kenya? And why are you going back?” “Who am I that I…Read More
by Dr. Sheryl Uyeda, MedSend Surgeon serving in Papua New Guinea So often we think of a missionary as a lone ranger, going to far-off places, blazing trails where no one has ever been before. Perhaps some pioneer missionaries fit this description, but most of the missionaries I know today are part of a team.…Read More
Only twenty-six years old, Tamar* suddenly found herself dying of renal failure. Getting medical help was problematic because Tamar lived a three days journey into the mountains. Her family was able to bring her to a city, however, and Tamar began dialysis for her failing kidneys. Unfortunately, the underlying condition remained. Tamar visited Hindu priests…Read More
written by Mike Ganey, MedSend pediatric surgeon serving in Kenya I want to tell you a story. But first, let me give a disclaimer. I am still learning how to tell stories about children at Tenwek Hospital. Mostly I’ve avoided doing so – as I want to protect the children and their families (rightly so).…Read More
written by Carson Abrams*, MedSend physical therapist serving in the Middle East Hannah The young girl, 8 years old, carefully ascended the 4 steps into the therapy center. She held one crutch in her left hand, and she was careful with each step, watching where she put her feet and pausing before standing on each…Read More
Written by Dr. Rebecca Quam, MedSend veterinarian, serving in South Africa Koketso Koketso is starting her second year at university this month and is in the animal health course. She was very active in our witnessing training group, Acts 1:8, last year and joined us on our outreach to Lesotho. She also regularly attends our…Read More
written by Julie Ganey (wife of Dr. Mike Ganey), serving in Kenya I want to tell you one of the coolest stories. One of the big things I get to be involved in at Tenwek is a bible study for women called Tabitha Ministry. This is a bible study that started with one missionary…Read More
According to reports from the World Health Organization, the world is seven million healthcare professionals short. What does this mean? Healthcare workers are an extremely limited resource. Any trained medical professional is welcome in almost any country in the world outside of the west. This presents an incredible opportunity for Christ following medical professionals to…Read More
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