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Grant Recipient Impact in a Closed Country

By Kelly@medsend.org | November 13, 2023 |

Many MedSend grant recipients serve in closed countries where they risk their safety by speaking the name of Jesus. The faith and courage they display as they deliver compassionate, whole-person care while sharing their faith is inspiring. DT*, a MedSend grant recipient serving in a closed country, shared with us about a recent experience she…

Innovative Strategy for the Future of Healthcare Missions

By Kelly@medsend.org | November 6, 2023 |

“One of the things I am very passionate about in terms of engaging nationals is to challenge them to consider themselves as missionaries and to really actively ask themselves, how am I using this skill as an opportunity to spread the word of God?”    Dr. Faith Lelei is a MedSend National Scholar and family…

The Longevity Project Makes an Impact

By Kelly@medsend.org | October 30, 2023 |

For over 30 years, MedSend has created a way for U.S. healthcare professionals to bypass financial barriers tied to their education, allowing them to work in underserved areas. The Longevity Project now ensures their well-being, providing holistic support that covers professional, spiritual, and relational health. It’s not easy to go abroad, bring your family, and…

“I have gained a sister.”

By Kelly@medsend.org | October 23, 2023 |

“Please, doctor, do what you can,” was the cry of this 31-year-old woman, eyes full of tears and an incision leaking abdominal fluid.  22 weeks into her pregnancy, the woman had delivered prematurely, but the placenta wouldn’t budge. Surgeons at another hospital had taken her to the operating room for a hysterectomy with 13 units…

National Scholar Learns Whole-Person Care

By Kelly@medsend.org | October 9, 2023 |

Dr. Liliani Olodi from Arusha, Tanzania, is a first-year surgical resident at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. She started the program in January of 2023 and has spent her first months in training getting hands-on experience in patient evaluation and surgical procedures.  Dr. Olodi may be in the initial stages of her surgical training, but she…

Hope for a Mother and Baby in the Jungles of Africa

By Kelly@medsend.org | October 2, 2023 |

This tiny premature baby was born at 33 weeks’ gestation. She and her mom were referred to Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa because she has a developmental malformation called laparoschisis, where her intestines were coming out through a rare defect in her belly wall.   The little one was immediately operated on by teammates of grant…

Baby Rosita Update

By Kelly@medsend.org | September 18, 2023 |

Last December we introduced you to Baby Rosita and grant recipient Amie Bockstahler, RN, serving in Guatemala. Baby Rosita was born with a cleft lip and palate and was not able to eat and gain weight when Amie met her and her family.  Read her story HERE  Amie recently reached out to MedSend with an…

“God is ready to intervene in our patients’ lives.”

By Kelly@medsend.org | September 4, 2023 |

Laurie, a MedSend grant recipient and physical therapist serving in Southeast Asia, asks for your prayers over her and her patients. Laurie recently realized she was hesitant to pray with some of her patients, not sure how it would be received. The local community, while not hostile to Christianity, is not very open. Convicted that…

National Scholar Becomes Chief Resident

By Kelly@medsend.org | August 28, 2023 |

Dr.S, a National Scholar and family medicine resident at Mercy Medical Center in Cambodia, is a rare fourth-generation Christ follower in his country. He speaks five languages. His supervisors say he is “one of the most academically gifted residents we have ever had and is extremely compassionate and gentle with his patients.”     Growing…

The Story of What God Did: Turnarounds and Transitions with MedSend CEO Rick Allen Part 4

By Kelly@medsend.org | August 24, 2023 |

Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3   PART 4:  Looking to the Future    “When you fight God in the middle of transformation, as long as it’s God-ordained, you’re going to lose.”    “MedSend is about the missionaries and the missionaries are about God,” MedSend CEO Rick Allen explains. He sees MedSend…

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