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Thank You to 2021 Donors

By Hilary Sutton | January 26, 2022 |

Happy New Year! There is a lot to look forward to in the ministry of MedSend in 2022, but first we want to thank our donors for all you made possible in 2021. Take a moment to see the impact of your generosity in this 60-second video. From Chicago to Western Africa, our generous supporters…

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.

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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Help Save the Life of a Child by Donating to MedSend this #GivingTuesday

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 28, 2022 /

A pregnant woman came into the emergency room. Her baby wasn’t moving, and she was afraid something was wrong with her unborn child…    The Need Is Great “Burundi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It’s one of the poorest countries in the world,” grant recipient Dr. Eli Horn begins. Dr. Horn trains…

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We’re Thankful for YOU

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 24, 2022 /

This Thanksgiving we are praising God and thanking Him for each of YOU who have joined us in our mission to save lives and ENGAGE the world with God’s love. Over the past 30 years, through your generosity, our estimates show MedSend has provided more than 4 million people in 95 of the world’s least developed…

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Choosing Between Moral Injury and Burnout: MedSend Launches a Response to Healthcare Missionary Crisis

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 23, 2022 /

Identifying The Cause Recently, MedSend sponsored The Healthcare Member Care Leadership Summit where we invited the leaders of the member care departments of our largest healthcare mission sending agency partners to discuss innovative ways to address the challenges healthcare missionaries are facing. Over the last decade MedSend has observed increasing numbers of healthcare missionaries returning…

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#GivingTuesday Matching Challenge

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 22, 2022 /

One of the most exciting times of the year is one week away!  #GivingTuesday was founded with the sole purpose of simply encouraging people to do good. It’s a global movement that unleashes radical generosity around the world. This #GivingTuesday you can help bring Hope Through Healthcare Missions.  Your donation will help save the lives of…

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MedSend National Scholar Dr. Loraine Ekisa Saves a Life

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 21, 2022 /

Dr. Loraine Ekisa is a family physician and National Scholar at AIC Litein Mission Hospital in Kenya. Recently we spoke with Dr. Ekisa, and she told us how important it has been for her training to learn from physicians visiting from the United States. She shared that she has learned “the essence of dedication and…

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Balancing on the Tip of a Spear

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 18, 2022 /

Guest written by Kacie Forrest, RN, MedSend Grant Recipient    I dip my hands into the warm soapy water and fish around for the last of the silverware. The pieces clank against one another. Not too many. About ten more of these, and then I’m done.  But then I hear it. A faint knocking at…

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Meet National Scholar Dr. Emmanuel Ikwutah

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 16, 2022 /

Dr. Emmanuel Ikwutah, a MedSend National Scholar from Nigeria, witnessed the devastation of those who could not access surgical care because of the shortage of available surgeons and the distance required to travel once a surgeon was found. Nigeria has the largest population in Africa with over 219 million people. The World Health Organization would…

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Perfect Picture of Coming Full Circle: National Scholars in Leadership

By Gabrielle Coor / November 8, 2022 /

“My graduates and our students that we’re investing in might become our supervisors, but we all just believe that this is what makes God smile and [He] is applauding the work that’s going on in Kenya.” —Dr. Stephanie Onguka Dr. Faith Lelei, a MedSend National Scholar from Kenya who trained under grant recipient Dr. Stephanie…

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Meet Kacie Forrest

By Gabrielle Coor / October 24, 2022 /

Kacie Forrest is a MedSend supported NICU Nurse, serving in rural Uganda at Bundibugyo General Hospital: “My family and I live in Bundibugyo, Uganda. I work at the local government hospital, Bundibugyo General Hospital. A fairly new NICU was built there in the last 5 years and that is where I work now. I see…

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Catching up with Dr. Wendy Hofman

By Gabrielle Coor / October 21, 2022 /

Catching up with Dr. Wendy Hofman in Gabon, Africa: When we last heard from Dr. Wendy Hofman, she had just performed eye saving surgery on Mama Mélodie, a 43-year-old local woman who could not afford the surgery needed to reverse her total blindness stemming from cataracts in both eyes. Dr. Hofman continues to make an…

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Get Involved by Giving Now

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Help Save the Life of a Child by Donating to MedSend this #GivingTuesday

A pregnant woman came into the emergency room. Her baby wasn’t moving, and she was afraid something was wrong with her unborn child...    The Need Is Great “Burundi is one of the poorest countries ...
Read More

We’re Thankful for YOU

This Thanksgiving we are praising God and thanking Him for each of YOU who have joined us in our mission to save lives and ENGAGE the world with God’s love. Over the past 30 years, ...
Read More

Choosing Between Moral Injury and Burnout: MedSend Launches a Response to Healthcare Missionary Crisis

Identifying The Cause Recently, MedSend sponsored The Healthcare Member Care Leadership Summit where we invited the leaders of the member care departments of our largest healthcare mission sending agency partners to discuss innovative ways to ...
Read More

#GivingTuesday Matching Challenge

One of the most exciting times of the year is one week away!  #GivingTuesday was founded with the sole purpose of simply encouraging people to do good. It’s a global movement that unleashes radical generosity around ...
Read More

MedSend National Scholar Dr. Loraine Ekisa Saves a Life

Dr. Loraine Ekisa is a family physician and National Scholar at AIC Litein Mission Hospital in Kenya. Recently we spoke with Dr. Ekisa, and she told us how important it has been for her training ...
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Balancing on the Tip of a Spear

Guest written by Kacie Forrest, RN, MedSend Grant Recipient    I dip my hands into the warm soapy water and fish around for the last of the silverware. The pieces clank against one another. Not ...
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