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Meet the Missionary: Veterinarian Dr. Sara Phipps

By Rick Allen / 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 Rick Allen / November 18, 2020 /
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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 Rick Allen / 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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“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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