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Meet a MedSend National Scholar: Loraine Ekisa

By Christa Cordova / February 12, 2021 /
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The month of February brings us in the Western world to a season of reflection on the concept of love. At MedSend, our thoughts turn toward what this concept means in the context of global healthcare missions.   Scripture tells us “we love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Ideally, we use the love…

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Christian Medical and Dental Association Announces 2021 Virtual Convention

By MedSend / February 10, 2021 /
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The Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) has announced that their annual national convention will be virtual this year. The event will take place April 29-May 1, 2021. The theme this year is “Courage Through the Crisis: Stories From the Front Lines.” The Christian Medical & Dental Associations’ National Convention is the largest gathering of…

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MedSend CEO Rick Allen to Lead Medical Missions Panel

By MedSend / February 4, 2021 /
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MedSend CEO Rick Allen will lead a panel entitled, “The Future of Medical Missions and Medical Workers,” hosted by Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) on February 16th at 7 PM EST. Allen will speak about the changes that are occurring in the mission field. He will explain how they impact medical professionals who wish to serve…

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The MedSend Longevity Project

By Rick Allen / February 3, 2021 /
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The challenges facing missionary healthcare providers started long before Ebola and COVID-19. One of MedSend’s founders, Dr. Dan Fountain, was quite familiar with the unique set of difficulties they faced. Willing to share his firsthand knowledge and wisdom, he taught a class for those who were preparing to go into the mission field. The instruction…

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Meet the Medical Missionaries: Unnamed Heroes

By Christa Cordova / February 3, 2021 /
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MedSend staff regularly receive stories from medical missionaries in the field. Stories of healing miracles, of the bright light of the Gospel shining forth in darkness, of disciples of Jesus bringing the Great Commission to life as they “go out and make disciples.”  We wish we could share them with you. But, all too often,…

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MedSend Alumnus to Speak at Medical Missions Conference

By MedSend / January 26, 2021 /
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Dr. Ben Roberts, a MedSend grant alumnus, will be speaking at the upcoming 2021 Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference. Held virtually this year, the event’s purpose is to “help people connect with others, be inspired, and find their mission.” The conference will focus primarily on global health and medical missions but will also include content…

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Meet the MedSend National Scholar: Dr. Stephen Thigu

By MedSend / January 14, 2021 /
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The beginning of the new year is symbolic of many things: A fresh start. A clean slate. A time to reflect, renew, and resolve to do better. In this context, we give the word “new” a positive connotation.  As 2020 showed us, just because it was a new year, it didn’t mean that it would…

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The Hope of The Christmas Star

By MedSend / December 23, 2020 /
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“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Tonight, when we look up into the night sky, we may be able to witness the “Great Conjunction of 2020.” Jupiter and Saturn will draw…

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Where is the Hope?

By Rick Allen / December 15, 2020 /
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The foundations of humanity seem to be at a point of collapse. However, I am reminded of Matthew 24:6-9: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.… All these are the beginning of birth…

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2020 Charitable Giving: We are a Nation of Givers

By MedSend / December 11, 2020 /

Are you ready for the good news from 2020? Collectively, we are doing more, giving more, and praying more. When faced with uncertainty and a worldwide crisis, people are responding in these three ways.  In 2020, we’ve helped our neighbors, increased our charitable giving, and prayed more than ever before. Doing More Increased restrictions on…

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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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Happy Mother’s Day to Superhero Missionary Moms

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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Medical Missionaries Train African Doctors for Africa

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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Dr. Shiela Sisela

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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Dr. Wendy Hofman Ophthalmologist

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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