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Our Top 50 Blessings & Challenges

By medsenddev / June 1, 2016 /

During a temporary period of doubt and discouragement (this happens somewhat cyclically on the mission field, we’ve learned), Kari Jo and I decided we would each make lists of all the bad things we wouldn’t have had to endure if we had not come to Nigeria. Afterward, we would make lists of as many things as we could think of that were good things we have experienced or gained because we chose to follow God’s call for us to move to Nigeria.

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Growing Pains

By medsenddev / April 26, 2016 /

Currently, there are a lot of patients at the hospital. Eighty-four patients on the pediatrics service. A year ago, a heavy pediatrics service was 35 or 40. The year before that it was 25. Malaria season does make a big difference, but half of these 84 are either on the malnutrition service or the neonatology service, neither of which existed a couple years ago.

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Carey named Senior Vice President and Global Ambassador

By medsenddev / April 13, 2016 / Comments Off on Carey named Senior Vice President and Global Ambassador

MedSend is pleased to announce that Randy Carey has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Donor Development, and Global Ambassador. “Randy will be a part of the senior management team guiding and directing MedSend’s future,” said Rick Allen, MedSend’s President & CEO. “He will also be a leader in the area of development, building and…

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Saying “Yes!” To God

By medsenddev / April 7, 2016 /

In 2011, God began to speak to me about leaving behind what I knew. I was comfortable as a registered nurse in New York and wasn’t planning on going anywhere. But God made it clear He had a calling on my life and it was outside of New York. I didn’t know many details, but I decided at that moment that I would say “Yes!” to God. I prayed, “God please prepare my heart so I will know it when that time comes and follow You wherever You lead.”

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Jesus Paid It All

By medsenddev / March 24, 2016 /

As MedSend’s Grant Applicant and Recipient Liaison, I attend the MedSend board meetings, and it is often that by the time I leave, I feel like I have been on a spiritual retreat. Last October’s board meeting was no different. During the meeting this question was posed by one of the board members during his morning devotional: “Who are you Jesus that the slaughter of the innocent was worth it?” That question hit me like a ton of bricks, and is still resonating in my mind.

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Something More

By medsenddev / March 18, 2016 /

Merely ten days ago I wrote a blog about the grieving of a friend where I said, “the Lord had other plans.” Little did I understand the extent of that statement and that we were actually in the middle, and not the end, of a story that continues to unfold today.

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Double Your Impact!

By medsenddev / March 10, 2016 / Comments Off on Double Your Impact!

We are excited to announce that a well-known foundation has awarded MedSend a $28,000 matching grant.

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All My Patients Die

By medsenddev / March 1, 2016 /

“One hundred percent of my patients will die! And so will yours!” How’s that for a motivational speech to a room full of medical and nursing students? New medical students are the best. They’ve successfully maneuvered through intense testing and intimidating medical school applications. There’s a special white coat ceremony that sets them apart in this elite world of clinical healthcare providers, and they arrive ready to conquer the world of death and disease! Unfortunately, their stats are terrible!

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Heart of the Matter

By medsendceo / February 9, 2016 /

As an amazing benefit of working for MedSend for the last eight years, I have an increasing ability to perceive the world with new eyes – and even a new heart. One reason is that I know more about issues that affect cross-cultural healthcare workers, Christians and people in need around the world. These Christ-followers have put their faith to the test, foregoing comfortable lifestyles to serve in difficult, and often dangerous, circumstances. I have learned from what they have to say and my own faith has been challenged and deepened.

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MedSend Co-Founder is with the Lord

By medsenddev / February 8, 2016 / Comments Off on MedSend Co-Founder is with the Lord

Dan Fountain, MD April 22, 1930 – February 12, 2013 “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”John 11:25-26 With heavy hearts we report the death of MedSend co-founder Daniel…

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Featured Stories of Hope

Press Release: On-Belay Medical and MedSend Announce Partnership to Train African Surgeons

June 1, 2021 – Ft. Mill, S.C., Knoxville, TN On-Belay Medical and MedSend jointly announce their partnership in training national orthopedic surgeons in Africa. On-Belay Medical has committed $125,000 towards MedSend’s five-year residency programs for ...
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Mother's Day is on the horizon, and we're set to celebrate all that mothers do. Mothers are known for the many hats that they wear; many easily qualify for the title of "SuperMom." I know ...
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Drs. David and Krichele Jeffcoach have been living and serving in Ethiopia for two years with their three children – Vivienne, Bruce, and Clara. David is a Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon who trains Ethiopian ...
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Medical Missionary in Honduras: “We See You. We’re Here, and We Will Help”

Dr. Judith Blumhofer is a pediatrician, medical missionary, and MedSend grant recipient who has been serving in Honduras for nine years now through Christian Health Services Corp. She is affiliated with Hospital Loma de Luz. ...
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Meet a MedSend National Scholar: Dr. Sheila Sisela

During the month of March, we're featuring several MedSend Grant Recipients and National Scholars working in family practice medicine.  Scripture tells us “let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will ...
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Meet a MedSend Alumna: Ophthalmologist Wendy Hofman

Christian ophthalmology missionaries help bring hope to communities around the world by improving both physical and spiritual sight. "The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[a] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead ...
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