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National Scholar Trains 2000 Healthcare Workers to Share Their Faith

By Kelly@medsend.org | June 12, 2023 |

Dr. J* is the first National Scholar graduate on the Asian continent. He and his wife are from a closed, atheist country where sharing your Christian faith is illegal. And yet, in the 10 years since he graduated from the Christ-centered family medicine program made possible by his MedSend grant, he has trained over 2,000…

A Special Thank You and Fiscal Year End Update

By Kelly@medsend.org | June 5, 2023 |

Thank you to all who have given the gift of hope through financially supporting MedSend so far this year! Watch the video below to hear a special message of gratitude from a few of our incredible National Scholars. You still have a chance to make an impact around the world. Just $35 keeps a healthcare…

Taking Care of Widows and Orphans in their Time of Distress

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

Your financial support of MedSend makes a tangible impact in the lives of the most forgotten and neglected people in the world today. As James 1:27 says, caring for widows and orphans in their time of distress is a pure and faultless expression of faith.  QQ is an 18-year-old orphaned girl born with spina bifida…

Emmanuel’s Story

By Kelly@medsend.org | May 22, 2023 |

“Emmanuel was incredibly sick when I came back to the hospital two weeks ago. I was afraid he wouldn’t make it,” Dr. G. admits.   Dr. M.G. is a pediatric surgeon and MedSend grant recipient serving in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is roughly 50% children. There are very few pediatric surgeons and training positions for surgery…

Moral Injury and Endurance on the Mission Field

By Kelly@medsend.org | May 15, 2023 |

“We often are not prepared, we medical missionaries. When we go to the field, we’re not prepared for what we are likely to encounter regarding our role in the incredible demand for our services.”  -Jim Ritchie, MD, Senior Vice President, The Longevity Project    The Toll of Low-Resource Environments Imagine you’ve only practiced medicine in…

Baby L

By Kelly@medsend.org | May 8, 2023 |

You arrive at the local mission hospital so fatigued you can barely walk. You’re coughing, it hurts to breathe, and you shiver uncontrollably from the fever ravaging your body. In your arms you barely manage to hold on to your 3-month-old infant. He’s so tiny, he appears to be a just-born premature baby. His body…

“I want to be a surgeon to help those who are suffering; to relieve their pain.”

By Kelly@medsend.org | May 1, 2023 |

“Surgeons in my country are few,” Dr. James Joseph told us when he first applied to MedSend’s National Scholar’s program in 2014. He was born and raised in South Sudan where he witnessed his own sister succumb to jaundice due to inadequate medical care.   “Many surgical patients are put on waiting lists of three-to-five months…

Young Boy Receives Life Changing Operation

By Kelly@medsend.org | April 25, 2023 |

This young boy has suffered 10 years of massive abdominal distention because of an inadequate childhood operation. As a result, he has been unable to live normally or go to school. MedSend grant recipient Jason Axt and his surgical team at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya will work to reverse this damage and get this…

The Vital Role of Support in the Field

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

Low-Resource Environments Take Their Toll If a child falls ill during the planting season in Zambia, Ethiopia, parents have a difficult decision to make. Do they continue planting so they can feed their entire family and pray the child recovers–or do they stop their work and travel a far distance to take their child to…

Medicine is Powerful

By Kelly@medsend.org | April 10, 2023 |

Jim Ritchie, MD, Senior Vice President over MedSend’s Longevity Project, spent 25 years as an emergency medicine doctor in the Navy before retiring and answering the call to be a medical missionary on the continent of Africa. He has practiced medicine in war zones and on the mission field and is acutely aware of what…

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