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What a Gift to MedSend means to Dr. Audry Banza

By Hilary Sutton / January 4, 2022 /

Dr. Audry Banza is a fourth-year surgical resident at SIM hospital in Niger. Dr. Banza is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this two-minute video, listen to him share firsthand what a gift to MedSend means.

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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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Featured Stories of Hope

Meet National Scholar, Dr. Noel Ndayisenge

Noel Ndayisenge is a MedSend National Scholar from Burundi. He is a 5th year resident at SIM Galmi Hospital in Niger. Dr. Ndayisenge is grateful for the MedSend scholarship that makes it possible for him ...
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Dr. Audry Banza Shares an Experience

MedSend National Scholar Dr. Audry Banza recently shared a story about a patient he received one night, crying in pain and shock. He immediately recognized her Cameroonian accent because he had grown up there himself. ...
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Meet National Scholar, Dr. Audrey Banza

Dr. Audrey Banza, a MedSend National Scholar from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is grateful for the MedSend scholarship that makes it possible for him to receive training. Dr. Banza is serving at SIM Galmi ...
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Meet Dr. Rachel McLaughlin, an OB-GYN serving in Burundi, East Africa

Dr. Rachel McLaughlin is an OB-GYN serving in Burundi, East Africa. Her team is working to develop the hospital to be a training institute for medical students while also increasing the quality of medical care available to Burundians. ...
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RECOVERING THE BREATH OF LIFE

“I could see that she was in respiratory distress. Her chart said that she had come in in the middle of the night and had ingested some sort of toxic substance.” While on call at ...
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MedSend Welcomes Steve Cummings and Gary Lukovich in Development Expansion

MedSend is pleased to announce the expansion of its development team with two new key hires: Steve Cummings and Gary Lukovich. Both Steve and Gary join MedSend in the role of vice president of development. ...
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