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Meet the MedSend National Scholar: Dr. Annette Onyongo

By MedSend / December 8, 2020 /

Last year at this time, we were celebrating the graduation of the first MedSend National Scholars from the family medicine residency at Kabarak University. That class of graduates was not only the inaugural class of a new residency program, but it was also the first class wholly sponsored by MedSend.  This fall, amid a global pandemic, we approved six new family medicine residents at Kabarak as MedSend National Scholars. We continue to see how the Holy Spirit is moving through national believers in…

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“Just Breathe:” Missionaries Face COVID-19 Outbreak in Mexico

By MedSend / December 5, 2020 /

Willy and Jessee Bustinza are medical missionaries serving in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. They serve in a remote region there with their two young daughters, 3-year-old Lucy and 10-month-old Caroline.  The Bustinzas recently spent time with MedSend during our World Tour event in November, sharing about their experiences over the past year. At the…

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Creation of the MedSend National Scholars Program

By Rick Allen / December 1, 2020 /

This is the second post in a series by MedSend CEO Rick Allen. Read the first post here: Medical Missions are Changing: How Fast Must We Move?  The ambush and martyrdom of Tom Little and eight other healthcare missionaries in 2010 significantly impacted my vision of healthcare missionaries. Their deaths made me realize the potential…

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Turkey, Stuffing & Sick Kids – It Must Be Thanksgiving!

By Lisa Sperow / November 26, 2020 /

The holiday season often brings a feeling of nostalgia. Along with planning how we are going to celebrate – probably differently – this year, many of us are thinking about how we have celebrated in the past. I’d like to share one of my own stories about how we celebrated fifteen years ago. The whole…

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Whom Will You Thank this Thanksgiving?

By Rick Allen / November 24, 2020 /

Thanksgiving Day has become my favorite holiday. There is no doubt what it stands for. It is built into the name. Santa has co-opted Christmas. The Bunny rules over Easter. But Thanksgiving Day begs the question of giving thanks, but to whom or what? We have dedicated an entire day in our nation to expressing…

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Medical Missions are Changing: How Fast Must We Move?

By Rick Allen / November 23, 2020 /

God does not regularly speak to me in a clear and present way that is unmistakable. There are two times that have stayed with me through the years. One was when I going through a period of intentional surrender. The second was when nine Christian healthcare missionaries were martyred in Afghanistan. The headlines read “The…

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Meet the Missionary: Veterinarian Dr. Sara Phipps

By MedSend / November 20, 2020 /

Dr. Sara Phipps says that if you asked her back in college (during the ’90s) if she would someday be a missionary, she would have said you were crazy. As a new believer back then, she was just beginning to learn how to “live like a Christian.” She knew she wanted to make a difference…

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Donor Offers MedSend GivingTuesday Match Challenge

By MedSend / November 18, 2020 /

MedSend will join with other nonprofit organizations in participating in GivingTuesday this year. Held annually on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the event is designed to inspire generosity around the world. People are encouraged to connect with a cause that matters to them and offer whatever resources they can. According to the founders of GivingTuesday,…

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Meet the Medical Missionary – Dr. Dan Galat

By MedSend / October 27, 2020 /

Dr. Dan Galat is a US-based orthopaedic surgeon who works to support, educate, and train national surgeons for service in Africa. He served for over 10 years in Kenya and was involved in the launch of the orthopaedic training program at Tenwek Hospital there. He’s recently moved back to the United States and will be…

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The CARES ACT and Charitable Giving

By mdboardman / October 12, 2020 /

November and December each year are many times referred to as “The Giving Season.”  We spend time thinking of those we love and making our plans for giving to our families and friends. As Christ followers, we remember the greatest gift that was given for mankind in the birth of the savior, Jesus Christ.  (Galatians 4:4,5)…

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Featured Stories of Hope

Press Release: On-Belay Medical and MedSend Announce Partnership to Train African Surgeons

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 ...
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Happy Mother’s Day to Superhero Missionary Moms

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 ...
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Medical Missionaries Train African Doctors for Africa

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 ...
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Medical Missionary in Honduras: “We See You. We’re Here, and We Will Help”

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. ...
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Dr. Shiela Sisela

Meet a MedSend National Scholar: Dr. Sheila 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 ...
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Dr. Wendy Hofman Ophthalmologist

Meet a MedSend Alumna: Ophthalmologist Wendy Hofman

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 ...
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