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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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“We Don’t See an End in Sight” – COVID-19 in Bolivia

By Rick Allen / October 9, 2020 /

Potosi, Bolivia is one of the highest cities in the world. At an elevation of nearly 14,000 feet, it’s located in the southern highlands of the Bolivian Andes. The country is the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere, behind only Haiti.  Two-thirds of the population live below the World Bank poverty benchmark of $2.00 per…

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Showing Christ’s Love in a Garbage Dump Community

By Rick Allen / October 2, 2020 /

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse. A third of all MedSend grant recipients are nurses, and we join the WHO in honoring them for their service. We recently had the privilege of chatting with Pediatric Nurse Amie Bockstahler, currently serving in Guatemala. Amie was a delight to speak…

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Why Should Christians Prioritize Reaching Muslims?

By Rick Allen / September 25, 2020 /

Muslims are “one of the most-discussed, least-understood people groups in our contemporary world,” says Alex Kochman in his article “5 Motives for Muslim Ministry.“ Reverend Doug Christgau, MedSend Global Ambassador and author of today’s Blog Post, believes that they deserve priority in evangelistic and church planting efforts. In today’s Guest Post, he explains why:   …

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Christian Healthcare Providers During a Pandemic: “We Draw Near”

By Rick Allen / September 16, 2020 /

What is the role of Christian healthcare providers during a global pandemic? Reverend Dr. Stephen Ko, Senior Pastor of New York Chinese Alliance Church, recently spoke at the MedSend / CMDA Global Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit. During his opening devotional, he shared his answer to this question. “We Draw Near” During this current crisis –…

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Meet the Medical Missionary: Dr. Priscila Cummings

By Rick Allen / September 11, 2020 /

Dr. Priscila Cummings is a MedSend grant recipient and medical missionary serving at the Kalukembe IESA Mission Hospital in Angola. For Priscila, an OB/GYN, the year has been like no other. The rainy season this spring in Angola was the heaviest in thirty years. With it came a malaria epidemic of over 4700 cases and…

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Meet the Medical Missionary: Dr. Meg Hixson

By Emily Sperow / September 4, 2020 /

Dr. Meg Hixson is a pediatrician and MedSend grant recipient who has been serving in Tanzania, Africa. Currently, she is back in the United States and was able to spend time chatting with MedSend. We had the privilege of hosting her during August’s “Meet the Grant Recipients” webinar. We hope you will enjoy getting to…

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ICMDA Offers COVID-19 Preparedness Training

By Rick Allen / September 1, 2020 /
Visualization Of The Covid-19 Virus (Corona)

The International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) has partnered with the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India to provide COVID-19 preparedness training. The organizations have collaborated to provide a Training of Trainers (ToT) course. Master Trainers in church and mission hospitals in Africa and Asia can take the course online. A new ToT…

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Meet the Medical Missionary: Dr. Geoffrey from West Africa

By Emily Sperow / August 28, 2020 /
clinic hut in west africa

During our August “Meet the Grant Recipients” monthly webinar, MedSend had the privilege of interviewing medical missionary “Geoffrey M.” Geoffrey is a MedSend grant recipient who has been serving in West Africa since 2019. He and his wife Nicole came back to the United States several months ago to deliver their fourth child. Now they…

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“I’m Home!” Missionary Returns to Burundi

By Rick Allen / August 26, 2020 /

“I’m home!” MedSend received the joyous email from pediatrician Alyssa Pfister after arriving back “home” in Burundi on Monday. After a four month delay in her return to Kibuye Hope Hospital, Alyssa is finally back and ready to serve. Her journey back to Burundi was not an easy one. It included a surprise two-week quarantine…

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Tyndale Foundation Supports MedSend

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 ...
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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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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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