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Hope Unshakeable

By medsenddev / September 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Hope Unshakeable

Read the heartwarming story in our latest online booklet.

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By medsenddev / September 22, 2016 / Comments Off on

2016 Summit offers “TED-like” talks and strategic support A tropical storm loomed, but that didn’t stop 98 of the nation’s top healthcare missions leaders from gathering in Charlotte, NC, for the 2016 Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit from August 31 to September 2. This year, the annual meeting co-sponsored by MedSend and the Christian Medical and…

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Strong Words

By medsenddev / August 30, 2016 /

Living cross-culturally is a near constant school in the wonder of how others think, feel, and process differently. The lessons abound, the perspectives shape us, and the yet there is the sense (and truth) that we will always be “other.” One arena where we feel most alien is in collective vs. individual thought. We have so much to learn about how our people view community. To illustrate how extremely essential it is for them: in interviews done by others, the great majority of our people agreed with the statement that they would rather go to hell with their families than go to heaven without them.

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No Longer Slaves

By medsenddev / August 10, 2016 /

There are not many times that I feel that you desire medical stories and testimonies of my days in medicine here at Kijabe. In fact, most of you who read our blog are not “medical” at all and I fear you would find these stories boring or confusing. But some stories need to be told, especially when there is nothing “medical” to explain what happened.

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What are You Willing to Do?

By medsenddev / July 18, 2016 /

“The last several weeks have been full of tragedies, both here in the US and around the world. Death, disease, hatred, anger and frustration seem to fill our lives and can be overwhelming. If I have learned anything from these events, I have learned that we all need to show more love to everyone and begin to live as though we really do care about the people around us. This love must be unconditional and be simply love. You can each be a light in your community but you have to stretch yourselves. I hope that today’s story will be a challenge for you as it was for me.”

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Greetings From West Africa

By medsenddev / June 23, 2016 / Comments Off on Greetings From West Africa

Thanks for Your Support! MedSend physicians Drs. Steve and Heather H. (names withheld for security reasons) and their children talk about their life and work in West Africa, including their ministry with “garibout” boys – children who are given to religious leaders for training in the Quran. Sadly, many of these children are beaten regularly…

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All My Patients Die (Part 2)

By medsenddev / June 16, 2016 /

I met Dominga over a year ago while I was serving alongside a medical team in La Concha. She was helping Elizabeth, her eldest daughter, and me serve food to the patients and medical team members. She really should have been a patient herself. The paisley scarf enveloped her head where her hair should have been, and she frequently sat down to rest her weary body. Despite the harsh chemo treatments, she smiled and chopped up tomatoes and onions. She seemed happy enough despite the ravaging effects of the cancer and would live for another year, but inwardly she was dead already.

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By medsenddev / June 13, 2016 / Comments Off on

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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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