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Tyndale Foundation Supports MedSend

By Hilary Sutton / November 15, 2021 /

Tyndale House Foundation is a faith-driven public charity that distributes grants to Christian ministries around the globe. Since 2010 Tyndale House Foundation has been one of MedSend’s great champions and supporters. As you consider where you will purchase Christmas gifts this year, we encourage you to buy Tyndale House products. You will help support the…

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

By Rick Allen / June 1, 2021 /

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 training national orthopedic surgeons.   On-Belay is an innovative medical device distributor, with a philanthropic heart for giving back to…

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Happy Mother’s Day to Superhero Missionary Moms

By mdboardman / May 7, 2021 /

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 mine sure does. Today, I want to tell you about some superhero Moms who are serving on the mission field.…

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Medical Missionaries Train African Doctors for Africa

By Rick Allen / April 30, 2021 /

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 Nationals to become surgeons through the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons. Krichele is a Physician Assistant who also holds…

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Medical Missionary in Honduras: “We See You. We’re Here, and We Will Help”

By Rick Allen / April 16, 2021 /

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. Translated, this means “Light on a Hill.” The facility consists of a hospital, bilingual school, and children’s ministry. The footnote…

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Meet a MedSend National Scholar: Dr. Sheila Sisela

By Rick Allen / April 12, 2021 /
Dr. Shiela 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 reap if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9). As followers of Christ, it’s up to each of us to…

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Meet a MedSend Alumna: Ophthalmologist Wendy Hofman

By Rick Allen / March 19, 2021 /
Dr. Wendy Hofman Ophthalmologist

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 are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” Matthew 11:5 In the United States, eye care is…

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God’s Hand Across a Lifetime: My Path to MedSend

By Rick Allen / March 15, 2021 /

In 1993, my wife Linda and I moved to Fairfield, Connecticut. I was with a division of IBM at the time and had been transferred. We left behind both our families as well as our beloved community church. Before we left our home in Washington Crossing, PA, we asked if anyone knew a church in…

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Meet a MedSend National Scholar: Dr. Peter Ronald from Kenya

By Rick Allen / March 12, 2021 /

We continue reflecting this month on the theme of family practice medicine in the context of Christian healthcare missions.  Scripture tells us “everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Ephesians 4:32) and as followers of Christ, it’s up to each one of us to determine who in our communities…

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Meet a Missionary: Dr. Christina Miller

By Rick Allen / March 8, 2021 /
Christian family practice missionary Christina Miller

Christian family practice missionaries help bring hope to communities around the world by providing care for vulnerable people groups. Dr. Christina Miller is a family practice physician who serves through Christian Health Service Corps in rural Malawi at Nkhoma Mission Hospital. She recently joined a MedSend Virtual World Tour to share her experiences working in one…

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Featured Stories of Hope

MedSend Sends Additional Surgeons to CURE Hospitals

One of the greatest challenges facing the 400 million children in Africa is a critical shortage of trained medical professionals. The lack of access to care forces parents to delay medical care and/or seek dangerous ...
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Dr. Hodge Serves a Displaced Ukrainian Woman

This is the second article in a series that is an update from Ukraine. Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. She was recently asked to serve short-term in ...
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Update from MedSend Grant Recipient Catherine Hodge: From Malawi to Ukraine

Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. Up until three and a half weeks ago, Dr. Catherine Hodge had no thoughts of going to Ukraine. Unlike other disaster relief ...
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Baby Warrior’s Story

Imagine being pregnant with not your second, third, or fourth child, but your tenth. Imagine going into pre-term labor and living nowhere near a hospital that can provide adequate emergency obstetrics care. You are referred ...
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Medical Missions Podcast: The Need for Healthcare Professionals in Global Missions

In this episode of the Global Missions Podcast, Rev. Doug Christgau, our Global Healthcare Missions Ambassador, speaks to the need for healthcare professionals around the world. This interview includes discussion on some of the obstacles ...
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MedSend to the World: Michelle Kiprop on Going Sooner and Staying Longer

Michelle Kiprop is a Family Nurse Practitioner serving in Kenya. Hear firsthand how support from MedSend has made it possible for her to go to the mission field sooner and has helped make her work ...
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