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In the Face of the Storm

By Amber Murdock / April 1, 2020 /

written by Lauren and Derek Webber, serving in Chogoria, Kenya (shared from their blog, Webbers in Africa)     MedSend grant recipient Derek Webber is a Physician Assistant serving in Chogoria, Kenya. He and his wife, Lauren have served in Kenya since 2016. In his role at PCEA Chogoria Hospital, Derek (back row, far left)…

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COVID-19 Prayer Update- March 27, 2020

By Amber Murdock / March 27, 2020 /

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll in countries around the world, MedSend healthcare professionals continue to provide updates and prayer requests from the…

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Ten Days

By Amber Murdock / March 26, 2020 /

by Michelle Kiprop, FNP, serving in Kenya I don’t have a picture of her, there just was not time to take one. Jesca is 42-years old, but her eyes look older than that. She came to me 33 weeks pregnant with her 6th child. It was her 7th pregnancy, she had lost a baby along…

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The Price of Garlic

By Amber Murdock / March 25, 2020 /

by David and Krichele Jeffcoach, serving in Ethiopia One thing is for certain. Our lives have changed in the last few days as a result of a few positive tests. Ethiopia has mandated that all schools let out for two weeks, shops are starting to close, the price of garlic (not toilet paper) has gone up,…

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A God Who Redeems the Worst for Good

By Amber Murdock / March 25, 2020 /

by Eli and Krista Horn, serving in Kenya First things first: we are doing well here in Kenya.  The world is in chaos, and Kenya itself has now identified its first cases of coronavirus, yet we are doing well.  Thanks be to God. Current world events have brought to mind the likes of Joseph, Naomi,…

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Update in a Time of Uncertainty

By Amber Murdock / March 25, 2020 /

by Andrea Parker, Surgeon and MedSend grant recipient, Kenya Like so many of you, our lives have changed, and are changing. Several times in the past several months, we have remarked on experiences that we never could have imagined happening when we came to Kenya. Clearly, this is one of those situations for all of…

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Praying Through the Pandemic

By Amber Murdock / March 24, 2020 /

As followers of Christ, we know that prayer is one of the most powerful weapons we can use in the face of adversity. Prayer requests have been pouring in from all areas in which MedSend grant recipients serve. We are diligently compiling the prayer requests of our MedSend grant recipients who are on the front…

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MedSend National Scholar Heralded as one of the “New Faces of African Medicine”

By Amber Murdock / January 6, 2020 /

Dr. Alliance Niyukuri, a 2018 MedSend National Scholar graduate, was recently featured in Christianity Today‘s January 6, 2020 issue profiling the changing face of African Medicine. Dr. Niyukuri, a Burundian who completed surgery residency in Gabon, was one of the first residents sponsored by the National Scholar Program. In 2018, Dr. Niyunkuri joined the staff…

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MedSend Announces Major Pledge from Foundation

By Amber Murdock / December 31, 2019 /

MedSend Announces Major Pledge from Foundation The Stead Family Foundation provides significant gift to healthcare missions support organization DECEMBER 23, 2019– FORT MILL, SC – MedSend, a global healthcare missions organization, today announced a transformational pledge of $2.4 million to be distributed over the next three years. The investment will help ensure that affordable and…

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Blind Matthieu

By Amber Murdock / December 4, 2019 /

by John Cropsey, MedSend grant recipient and Serge ophthalmologist A couple weeks back I received a call from a long-time missionary in Burundi, Barb Vibbert. She told me about a man named Matthieu who was somewhere in the range of 102 – 104 years old. He was a longtime friend of their family and they…

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