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Our God is Always Stronger

By Rick Allen | 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…

No Longer Immune

By Rick Allen | April 3, 2020 |

by Dr. Sheryl Uyeda, surgeon and MedSend grant recipient serving in Papua New Guinea How quickly the world can change in just a few short weeks! I’m sure you are all feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and Papua New Guinea is no longer immune. The first imported case in PNG was reported on…

Coronavirus or Starve

By Rick Allen | April 3, 2020 |

by S., a MedSend grant recipient serving in South Asia Please pray for the poor in this country at this time. Even though I have been telling our friends for several days now that the inevitable was coming (closed shops, closed public transportation, etc.), no one seemed to believe me. Yesterday was the last day…

In the Face of the Storm

By Rick Allen | April 1, 2020 |

written by Lauren and Derek Webber, serving in Chogoria, Kenya (shared from their blog, Webbers in Africa)     MedSend grant recipient Derek Webber is a Physician Assistant serving in Chogoria, Kenya. He and his wife, Lauren have served in Kenya since 2016. In his role at PCEA Chogoria Hospital, Derek (back row, far left)…

COVID-19 Prayer Update- March 27, 2020

By Rick Allen | March 27, 2020 |

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll in countries around the world, MedSend healthcare professionals continue to provide updates and prayer requests from the…

Ten Days

By Rick Allen | 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…

The Price of Garlic

By Rick Allen | March 25, 2020 |

by David and Krichele Jeffcoach, serving in Ethiopia One thing is for certain. Our lives have changed in the last few days as a result of a few positive tests. Ethiopia has mandated that all schools let out for two weeks, shops are starting to close, the price of garlic (not toilet paper) has gone up,…

A God Who Redeems the Worst for Good

By Rick Allen | March 25, 2020 |

by Eli and Krista Horn, serving in Kenya First things first: we are doing well here in Kenya.  The world is in chaos, and Kenya itself has now identified its first cases of coronavirus, yet we are doing well.  Thanks be to God. Current world events have brought to mind the likes of Joseph, Naomi,…

Praying Through the Pandemic

By Rick Allen | March 24, 2020 |

As followers of Christ, we know that prayer is one of the most powerful weapons we can use in the face of adversity. Prayer requests have been pouring in from all areas in which MedSend grant recipients serve. We are diligently compiling the prayer requests of our MedSend grant recipients who are on the front…

MedSend National Scholar Heralded as one of the “New Faces of African Medicine”

By Rick Allen | January 6, 2020 |

Dr. Alliance Niyukuri, a 2018 MedSend National Scholar graduate, was recently featured in Christianity Today‘s January 6, 2020 issue profiling the changing face of African Medicine. Dr. Niyukuri, a Burundian who completed surgery residency in Gabon, was one of the first residents sponsored by the National Scholar Program. In 2018, Dr. Niyunkuri joined the staff…

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