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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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“Why are you different?”

By Kelly@medsend.org / January 30, 2023 /

Written by Caitlin Lawrence, a MedSend grant recipient and nurse serving in Bolivia        This is a story about a hospice patient that I had the privilege of caring for named Doña Hilda. Doña Hilda had metastatic cancer and was already at the end of her life when I first met her. Her daughter…

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Christian Influence in our Nation’s Capital: Join us in DC!

By Kelly@medsend.org / January 24, 2023 /

We are excited to highlight more wonderful opportunities coming up during our 30th Anniversary Celebration at Museum of the Bible in Washington DC on April 14-15! First, Randy Carey, MedSend’s Senior Vice President of Development & Global Ambassador, will lead a tour of the monuments on Friday, April 14. While serving at the Pentagon in…

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The Burden of My Heart Pt 2

By Kelly@medsend.org / January 20, 2023 /

A Message from MedSend President and CEO, Rick Allan   I experienced a transformative moment sitting in a conference room at the Southeast Christian Church, in Louisville, Kentucky. I was attending a session at the Global Mission Healthcare Conference (GMHC) in 2018. The GMHC has been generously sponsored by Southeast Christian Church for many years…

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30th Anniversary Event Speaker Highlight

By Kelly@medsend.org / January 11, 2023 /

MedSend is honored to celebrate 30 years of sending almost 700 healthcare missionaries to impact the lives of approximately 4 million people in need of quality, compassionate healthcare with you, our partners, in Washington D.C. this April 14th – 15th. Friday, April 14th will culminate in a reception where you will hear from the FIRST…

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The Burden of My Heart in 2023

By Kelly@medsend.org / January 5, 2023 /

A message from Rick Allen, MedSend President and CEO   Happy New Year! The staff at MedSend will be praying for you throughout this new year. We meet every Monday morning as a team to pray for one another, our faithful partners, and the missionaries in the field. If you send us prayer requests, we…

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We Can’t Wait To See You in 2023!

By Kelly@medsend.org / January 2, 2023 /

Exciting plans are underway for 2023 and we don’t want you to miss any of the incredible opportunities ahead. We eagerly anticipate all God is going to do in the year ahead and look forward to celebrating with you! APRIL 14-15, 2023: MedSend 30th Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C.  Experience an incredible weekend celebrating 30…

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Merry Christmas from MedSend

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

Wishing you a Merry Christmas full of hope and joy!    

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Hope for Burundi

By Kelly@medsend.org / December 19, 2022 /

The roughly 12 million people of Burundi suffer greatly from malnutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis. In September of 2022, Kibuye Hope Hospital in Rural Burundi opened its surgical training program. It is the only Christ centered residency program in the entire country. This breakthrough has been years in the making and is the culmination of the…

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National Scholars Called to the Mission Field

By Kelly@medsend.org / December 12, 2022 /

  A MISSIONARY TO HER OWN PEOPLE The MedSend National Scholars program is experiencing a profound shift as these doctors graduate from their training in Christian-based programs. They are feeling called to the mission field right in their home countries as they see the desperation for quality, accessible care–practiced with compassion and a holistic, spiritual…

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Baby Rosita

By Kelly@medsend.org / December 5, 2022 /

Meet MedSend Grant Recipient Amie Bockstahler, RN It is a marvel how people can live and survive in some of the bleakest environments. In these places, poverty relentlessly devours hope and life until nothing is left but hollow emptiness. But God: He is sending highly skilled professionals to provide comfort and healing. One such professional…

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Featured Stories of Hope

“Why are you different?”

Written by Caitlin Lawrence, a MedSend grant recipient and nurse serving in Bolivia        This is a story about a hospice patient that I had the privilege of caring for named Doña Hilda. Doña ...
Read More

Christian Influence in our Nation’s Capital: Join us in DC!

We are excited to highlight more wonderful opportunities coming up during our 30th Anniversary Celebration at Museum of the Bible in Washington DC on April 14-15! First, Randy Carey, MedSend’s Senior Vice President of Development ...
Read More

The Burden of My Heart Pt 2

A Message from MedSend President and CEO, Rick Allan   I experienced a transformative moment sitting in a conference room at the Southeast Christian Church, in Louisville, Kentucky. I was attending a session at the ...
Read More

30th Anniversary Event Speaker Highlight

MedSend is honored to celebrate 30 years of sending almost 700 healthcare missionaries to impact the lives of approximately 4 million people in need of quality, compassionate healthcare with you, our partners, in Washington D.C. ...
Read More

The Burden of My Heart in 2023

A message from Rick Allen, MedSend President and CEO   Happy New Year! The staff at MedSend will be praying for you throughout this new year. We meet every Monday morning as a team to ...
Read More

We Can’t Wait To See You in 2023!

Exciting plans are underway for 2023 and we don’t want you to miss any of the incredible opportunities ahead. We eagerly anticipate all God is going to do in the year ahead and look forward ...
Read More

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