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Celebrating Happy Endings

By medsenddev | January 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Celebrating Happy Endings

By Dr. Andrea Parker, MD, MedSend surgeon serving in Kenya I have been struck with a sense of gratitude for this work that God allows me to be a part of. Working here can be hard…really hard. Sometimes the losses and perceived failures add up. As surgeons, we tend to be rather hard on ourselves,…

Give Us a Hand

By medsenddev | December 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Give Us a Hand

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 By Deborah Berruti Knight, OT, serving in Niger One of my first patients since returning to Niger has been a young man named H.A. who was transferred to our hospital after a severe electrical burn.  While our surgeons…

Christmas – A Celebration of Life

By medsenddev | December 24, 2016 |

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that shall be for all people.” (Luke 2:10) By Judith Blumhofer, MD On Sunday morning, Angelito was crawling around the house as I savored a cup of coffee. We were enjoying a relaxed morning – just about the only one where nothing was…

Hope for a Little One

By medsenddev | December 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Hope for a Little One

“…with God all things are possible.” Matthew 1:26 By Mike Ganey, MD The page from our hospital’s head nurse was urgent: A hospital was calling to send us a very sick newborn girl. She was only 2 kg (4.4 lb) and had been vomiting since she was born three days before. The transfer was arranged…

In the midst of tragedy… Finding Harambe and Hope

By medsenddev | December 15, 2016 | Comments Off on In the midst of tragedy… Finding Harambe and Hope

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18   God, please make it light. Even as he prayed for an easy workload, MedSend orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Galat, MD, knew God might have other…

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…

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