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Hope Unshakeable: Healing Garedo

By medsenddev | December 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Hope Unshakeable: Healing Garedo

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations…” Romans 4:18 Garedo’s life is a story of hope… against hope. “When I first met Garedo I thought he was going to die,” recalls MedSend physician Michelle Yates, MD, who serves at a Christian hospital in the Horn of Africa.…

Photo Contest: Official Rules

By medsenddev | December 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Photo Contest: Official Rules

Official Rules of MedSend’s Digital Photo and Video Contest

“We used to be afraid of white people…”

By medsenddev | November 14, 2016 |

By MedSend physician E.K. and his wife, M.K.* E.K.: We were invited to visit the family of one of our good friends, who live in a nomadic village. After our second and last day of visiting, the boys really wanted to see the camp with camels and cows. We were told the camp “wasn’t far”

Can God Use Me?

By medsenddev | October 5, 2016 |

Julie and I had a close walk with the Lord before we were married. She was a career missionary from New Zealand working at an orphanage in Mozambique. Just before I started medical school, the Lord sent me on a short-term mission trip at that same orphanage. We have been married now for 15 years and God has given us five beautiful children and as many of you know, one of our children died at an early age. I went to East Africa with my pastor for two weeks and the Lord lit a fire in my heart for missions work in there. I called home to tell Julie and she said she had a peace about it, but she wanted the Lord to call the children also. At that time, the children were listening to the biography of Amy Carmichael and the Lord used it to inspire them to missions. Ultimately, the entire family was on board. Don’t get us wrong – we loved our lives in the U.S. The church, the Christian school. I loved my patients, I loved working at the hospital and I had a decent salary. Everything was good. Why leave?

Simontacchi Joins MedSend Development Staff

By medsenddev | September 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Simontacchi Joins MedSend Development Staff

  MedSend recently welcomed  John Simontacchi to the ministry’s development team. “I am pleased to announce the addition of John Simontacchi to our senior development staff,” said MedSend President & CEO, Rick Allen. “John Simontacchi has deep roots in the business community. He has had a successful career in sales and marketing, as well as…

Hope Unshakeable

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

Read the heartwarming story in our latest online booklet.

Read Now

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…

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.

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.

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

By Kelly@medsend.org / 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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We’re Thankful for YOU

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 24, 2022 /

This Thanksgiving we are praising God and thanking Him for each of YOU who have joined us in our mission to save lives and ENGAGE the world with God’s love. Over the past 30 years, through your generosity, our estimates show MedSend has provided more than 4 million people in 95 of the world’s least developed…

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Choosing Between Moral Injury and Burnout: MedSend Launches a Response to Healthcare Missionary Crisis

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 23, 2022 /

Identifying The Cause Recently, MedSend sponsored The Healthcare Member Care Leadership Summit where we invited the leaders of the member care departments of our largest healthcare mission sending agency partners to discuss innovative ways to address the challenges healthcare missionaries are facing. Over the last decade MedSend has observed increasing numbers of healthcare missionaries returning…

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#GivingTuesday Matching Challenge

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 22, 2022 /

One of the most exciting times of the year is one week away!  #GivingTuesday was founded with the sole purpose of simply encouraging people to do good. It’s a global movement that unleashes radical generosity around the world. This #GivingTuesday you can help bring Hope Through Healthcare Missions.  Your donation will help save the lives of…

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MedSend National Scholar Dr. Loraine Ekisa Saves a Life

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 21, 2022 /

Dr. Loraine Ekisa is a family physician and National Scholar at AIC Litein Mission Hospital in Kenya. Recently we spoke with Dr. Ekisa, and she told us how important it has been for her training to learn from physicians visiting from the United States. She shared that she has learned “the essence of dedication and…

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Balancing on the Tip of a Spear

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 18, 2022 /

Guest written by Kacie Forrest, RN, MedSend Grant Recipient    I dip my hands into the warm soapy water and fish around for the last of the silverware. The pieces clank against one another. Not too many. About ten more of these, and then I’m done.  But then I hear it. A faint knocking at…

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Meet National Scholar Dr. Emmanuel Ikwutah

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 16, 2022 /

Dr. Emmanuel Ikwutah, a MedSend National Scholar from Nigeria, witnessed the devastation of those who could not access surgical care because of the shortage of available surgeons and the distance required to travel once a surgeon was found. Nigeria has the largest population in Africa with over 219 million people. The World Health Organization would…

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Perfect Picture of Coming Full Circle: National Scholars in Leadership

By Gabrielle Coor / November 8, 2022 /

“My graduates and our students that we’re investing in might become our supervisors, but we all just believe that this is what makes God smile and [He] is applauding the work that’s going on in Kenya.” —Dr. Stephanie Onguka Dr. Faith Lelei, a MedSend National Scholar from Kenya who trained under grant recipient Dr. Stephanie…

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Meet Kacie Forrest

By Gabrielle Coor / October 24, 2022 /

Kacie Forrest is a MedSend supported NICU Nurse, serving in rural Uganda at Bundibugyo General Hospital: “My family and I live in Bundibugyo, Uganda. I work at the local government hospital, Bundibugyo General Hospital. A fairly new NICU was built there in the last 5 years and that is where I work now. I see…

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Catching up with Dr. Wendy Hofman

By Gabrielle Coor / October 21, 2022 /

Catching up with Dr. Wendy Hofman in Gabon, Africa: When we last heard from Dr. Wendy Hofman, she had just performed eye saving surgery on Mama Mélodie, a 43-year-old local woman who could not afford the surgery needed to reverse her total blindness stemming from cataracts in both eyes. Dr. Hofman continues to make an…

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Featured Stories of Hope

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

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 ...
Read More

We’re Thankful for YOU

This Thanksgiving we are praising God and thanking Him for each of YOU who have joined us in our mission to save lives and ENGAGE the world with God’s love. Over the past 30 years, ...
Read More

Choosing Between Moral Injury and Burnout: MedSend Launches a Response to Healthcare Missionary Crisis

Identifying The Cause Recently, MedSend sponsored The Healthcare Member Care Leadership Summit where we invited the leaders of the member care departments of our largest healthcare mission sending agency partners to discuss innovative ways to ...
Read More

#GivingTuesday Matching Challenge

One of the most exciting times of the year is one week away!  #GivingTuesday was founded with the sole purpose of simply encouraging people to do good. It’s a global movement that unleashes radical generosity around ...
Read More

MedSend National Scholar Dr. Loraine Ekisa Saves a Life

Dr. Loraine Ekisa is a family physician and National Scholar at AIC Litein Mission Hospital in Kenya. Recently we spoke with Dr. Ekisa, and she told us how important it has been for her training ...
Read More

Balancing on the Tip of a Spear

Guest written by Kacie Forrest, RN, MedSend Grant Recipient    I dip my hands into the warm soapy water and fish around for the last of the silverware. The pieces clank against one another. Not ...
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