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Greetings From West Africa

By medsenddev | June 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Greetings From West Africa

Thanks for Your Support! MedSend physicians Drs. Steve and Heather H. (names withheld for security reasons) and their children talk about their life and work in West Africa, including their ministry with “garibout” boys – children who are given to religious leaders for training in the Quran. Sadly, many of these children are beaten regularly…

All My Patients Die (Part 2)

By medsenddev | June 16, 2016 |

I met Dominga over a year ago while I was serving alongside a medical team in La Concha. She was helping Elizabeth, her eldest daughter, and me serve food to the patients and medical team members. She really should have been a patient herself. The paisley scarf enveloped her head where her hair should have been, and she frequently sat down to rest her weary body. Despite the harsh chemo treatments, she smiled and chopped up tomatoes and onions. She seemed happy enough despite the ravaging effects of the cancer and would live for another year, but inwardly she was dead already.

By medsenddev | June 13, 2016 | Comments Off on

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Our Top 50 Blessings & Challenges

By medsenddev | June 1, 2016 |

During a temporary period of doubt and discouragement (this happens somewhat cyclically on the mission field, we’ve learned), Kari Jo and I decided we would each make lists of all the bad things we wouldn’t have had to endure if we had not come to Nigeria. Afterward, we would make lists of as many things as we could think of that were good things we have experienced or gained because we chose to follow God’s call for us to move to Nigeria.

Growing Pains

By medsenddev | April 26, 2016 |

Currently, there are a lot of patients at the hospital. Eighty-four patients on the pediatrics service. A year ago, a heavy pediatrics service was 35 or 40. The year before that it was 25. Malaria season does make a big difference, but half of these 84 are either on the malnutrition service or the neonatology service, neither of which existed a couple years ago.

Carey named Senior Vice President and Global Ambassador

By medsenddev | April 13, 2016 | Comments Off on Carey named Senior Vice President and Global Ambassador

MedSend is pleased to announce that Randy Carey has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Donor Development, and Global Ambassador. “Randy will be a part of the senior management team guiding and directing MedSend’s future,” said Rick Allen, MedSend’s President & CEO. “He will also be a leader in the area of development, building and…

Saying “Yes!” To God

By medsenddev | April 7, 2016 |

In 2011, God began to speak to me about leaving behind what I knew. I was comfortable as a registered nurse in New York and wasn’t planning on going anywhere. But God made it clear He had a calling on my life and it was outside of New York. I didn’t know many details, but I decided at that moment that I would say “Yes!” to God. I prayed, “God please prepare my heart so I will know it when that time comes and follow You wherever You lead.”

Jesus Paid It All

By medsenddev | March 24, 2016 |

As MedSend’s Grant Applicant and Recipient Liaison, I attend the MedSend board meetings, and it is often that by the time I leave, I feel like I have been on a spiritual retreat. Last October’s board meeting was no different. During the meeting this question was posed by one of the board members during his morning devotional: “Who are you Jesus that the slaughter of the innocent was worth it?” That question hit me like a ton of bricks, and is still resonating in my mind.

Something More

By medsenddev | March 18, 2016 |

Merely ten days ago I wrote a blog about the grieving of a friend where I said, “the Lord had other plans.” Little did I understand the extent of that statement and that we were actually in the middle, and not the end, of a story that continues to unfold today.

Double Your Impact!

By medsenddev | March 10, 2016 | Comments Off on Double Your Impact!

We are excited to announce that a well-known foundation has awarded MedSend a $28,000 matching grant.

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