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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…

The Story of What God Did: Turnarounds and Transitions with MedSend CEO Rick Allen Part 3

By Kelly@medsend.org | August 21, 2023 |

Read Part 1 Read Part 2   PART 3: Addressing the Crisis of Sustainability    “I would hear their stories, and I couldn’t help but ask myself, am I doing the very best that I can with MedSend’s relationships and resources to take care of this person, to set them up to have the best…

The Story of What God Did: Turnarounds and Transitions with MedSend CEO Rick Allen Part 2

By Kelly@medsend.org | August 17, 2023 |

Read Part 1   PART 2: The Global Listening Tour Leads to a New Program    “This isn’t about building capacity. This is about investing in individuals who want to deliver compassionate care to their own people in the name of Jesus.”    In the beginning, MedSend had been what CEO Rick Allen affectionately calls…

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

By Kelly@medsend.org | August 14, 2023 |

PART 1: “Lord, what am I doing here?”    “I wasn’t a missionary. I wasn’t a healthcare professional. And I don’t particularly like hospitals.”    August 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of CEO Rick Allen joining the staff of MedSend. While he wasn’t officially involved for the first 16 years of MedSend’s ministry, Rick’s history…

Restoring Sight in Honduras

By Kelly@medsend.org | August 7, 2023 |

Imagine how powerful it is when healthcare missionaries can bring scripture to life for their patients as they are used by God to restore health, relieve pain, and even bring sight to the blind. That is the impact our grant recipients and National Scholars can bring to low-resource communities.  Dr. Valerie Colby, a MedSend Alumni…

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