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“Why are you different?”

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

Written by Caitlin Lawrence, a MedSend grant recipient and nurse serving in Bolivia        This is a story about a hospice patient that I had the privilege of caring for named Doña Hilda. Doña Hilda had metastatic cancer and was already at the end of her life when I first met her. Her daughter…

Christian Influence in our Nation’s Capital: Join us in DC!

By Kelly@medsend.org | January 24, 2023 |

We are excited to highlight more wonderful opportunities coming up during our 30th Anniversary Celebration at Museum of the Bible in Washington DC on April 14-15! First, Randy Carey, MedSend’s Senior Vice President of Development & Global Ambassador, will lead a tour of the monuments on Friday, April 14. While serving at the Pentagon in…

The Burden of My Heart Pt 2

By Kelly@medsend.org | January 20, 2023 |

A Message from MedSend President and CEO, Rick Allen   I experienced a transformative moment sitting in a conference room at the Southeast Christian Church, in Louisville, Kentucky. I was attending a session at the Global Mission Healthcare Conference (GMHC) in 2018. The GMHC has been generously sponsored by Southeast Christian Church for many years…

30th Anniversary Event Speaker Highlight

By Kelly@medsend.org | January 11, 2023 |

MedSend is honored to celebrate 30 years of sending almost 700 healthcare missionaries to impact the lives of approximately 4 million people in need of quality, compassionate healthcare with you, our partners, in Washington D.C. this April 14th – 15th. Friday, April 14th will culminate in a reception where you will hear from the FIRST…

The Burden of My Heart in 2023

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

A message from Rick Allen, MedSend President and CEO   Happy New Year! The staff at MedSend will be praying for you throughout this new year. We meet every Monday morning as a team to pray for one another, our faithful partners, and the missionaries in the field. If you send us prayer requests, we…

We Can’t Wait To See You in 2023!

By Kelly@medsend.org | January 2, 2023 |

Exciting plans are underway for 2023 and we don’t want you to miss any of the incredible opportunities ahead. We eagerly anticipate all God is going to do in the year ahead and look forward to celebrating with you! APRIL 14-15, 2023: MedSend 30th Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C.  Experience an incredible weekend celebrating 30…

Merry Christmas from MedSend

By Kelly@medsend.org | December 24, 2022 |

Wishing you a Merry Christmas full of hope and joy!    

Hope for Burundi

By Kelly@medsend.org | December 19, 2022 |

The roughly 12 million people of Burundi suffer greatly from malnutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis. In September of 2022, Kibuye Hope Hospital in Rural Burundi opened its surgical training program. It is the only Christ centered residency program in the entire country. This breakthrough has been years in the making and is the culmination of the…

National Scholars Called to the Mission Field

By Kelly@medsend.org | December 12, 2022 |

  A MISSIONARY TO HER OWN PEOPLE The MedSend National Scholars program is experiencing a profound shift as these doctors graduate from their training in Christian-based programs. They are feeling called to the mission field right in their home countries as they see the desperation for quality, accessible care–practiced with compassion and a holistic, spiritual…

Baby Rosita

By Kelly@medsend.org | December 5, 2022 |

Meet MedSend Grant Recipient Amie Bockstahler, RN It is a marvel how people can live and survive in some of the bleakest environments. In these places, poverty relentlessly devours hope and life until nothing is left but hollow emptiness. But God: He is sending highly skilled professionals to provide comfort and healing. One such professional…

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Eli Horn: MedSend Removes Barriers, Offers Hope and Invests in the Future

By Hilary Sutton / June 23, 2022 /

Dr. Eli Horn is a MedSend supported family medicine physician serving at Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. Listen as Eli shares how supporting MedSend helps missionary doctors go to the field sooner and stay longer, bringing hope to the most vulnerable around the world.  Transcript available below the video.   “My name is Eli Horn, I’m…

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Baby Warrior’s Story, Part Two

By rebecca@medsend.org / June 22, 2022 /

Dr. Blumhofer, a pediatrician and foster parent serving at Loma de Luz Hospital in Honduras, shared an update with us on Baby Warrior’s reintegration to his family. At the end of February, Baby Warrior had reintegrated to his family. Throughout this process, Dr. Blumhofer stayed in touch with Warrior’s family to help provide care and…

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MedSend Sends Additional Surgeons to CURE Hospitals

By rebecca@medsend.org / May 23, 2022 /

One of the greatest challenges facing the 400 million children in Africa is a critical shortage of trained medical professionals. The lack of access to care forces parents to delay medical care and/or seek dangerous medical alternatives to their children’s ailments. Increasing the medical capacity at every level of the medical community is essential if…

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Dr. Hodge Serves a Displaced Ukrainian Woman

By Hilary Sutton / May 20, 2022 /

This is the second article in a series that is an update from Ukraine. Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. She was recently asked to serve short-term in Ukraine. This is one powerful story told first person from her experience serving in Ukraine.  “Near the end of a…

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Update from MedSend Grant Recipient Catherine Hodge: From Malawi to Ukraine

By Hilary Sutton / May 12, 2022 /

Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. Up until three and a half weeks ago, Dr. Catherine Hodge had no thoughts of going to Ukraine. Unlike other disaster relief trips which attend to events like hurricane or earthquakes, Ukraine was and is an active war site. But everything changed…

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Baby Warrior’s Story

By rebecca@medsend.org / May 11, 2022 /

Imagine being pregnant with not your second, third, or fourth child, but your tenth. Imagine going into pre-term labor and living nowhere near a hospital that can provide adequate emergency obstetrics care. You are referred to a hospital ten hours away. You finally arrive. An emergency c-section is required. You hemorrhage badly, barely surviving. Your…

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Medical Missions Podcast: The Need for Healthcare Professionals in Global Missions

By rebecca@medsend.org / May 11, 2022 /

In this episode of the Global Missions Podcast, Rev. Doug Christgau, our Global Healthcare Missions Ambassador, speaks to the need for healthcare professionals around the world. This interview includes discussion on some of the obstacles for those wishing to participate in medical missions, stories of God at work through medical mission, and next steps for…

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MedSend to the World: Michelle Kiprop on Going Sooner and Staying Longer

By Hilary Sutton / March 3, 2022 /

Michelle Kiprop is a Family Nurse Practitioner serving in Kenya. Hear firsthand how support from MedSend has made it possible for her to go to the mission field sooner and has helped make her work sustainable for the long-term. Transcript available below the video.   “I’m serving with Hope Matters International and we are located…

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2021 MedSend Live Annual Report and 2022 Ministry Update

By Hilary Sutton / February 17, 2022 /

In early February, MedSend CEO Rick Allen sat down to talk with the MedSend community about what happened in the ministry over the last year and where God is moving in 2022. You can find the downloadable annual report here. If you missed the fireside chat with Rick, catch up on it by viewing the…

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How Your Generosity is Helping the Blind to See in Gabon, Africa

By Hilary Sutton / February 2, 2022 /

Dr. Wendy Hofman, a missionary ophthalmologist, and her husband Eric have been serving at Bongolo Hospital since 2009. The eye ministry there serves the people of Gabon and, through their ophthalmology residency program, trains African doctors that can be part of the solution for the future of eye care in Africa.   The eye care need…

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Featured Stories of Hope

“Why are you different?”

Written by Caitlin Lawrence, a MedSend grant recipient and nurse serving in Bolivia        This is a story about a hospice patient that I had the privilege of caring for named Doña Hilda. Doña ...
Read More

Christian Influence in our Nation’s Capital: Join us in DC!

We are excited to highlight more wonderful opportunities coming up during our 30th Anniversary Celebration at Museum of the Bible in Washington DC on April 14-15! First, Randy Carey, MedSend’s Senior Vice President of Development ...
Read More

The Burden of My Heart Pt 2

A Message from MedSend President and CEO, Rick Allen   I experienced a transformative moment sitting in a conference room at the Southeast Christian Church, in Louisville, Kentucky. I was attending a session at the ...
Read More

30th Anniversary Event Speaker Highlight

MedSend is honored to celebrate 30 years of sending almost 700 healthcare missionaries to impact the lives of approximately 4 million people in need of quality, compassionate healthcare with you, our partners, in Washington D.C. ...
Read More

The Burden of My Heart in 2023

A message from Rick Allen, MedSend President and CEO   Happy New Year! The staff at MedSend will be praying for you throughout this new year. We meet every Monday morning as a team to ...
Read More

We Can’t Wait To See You in 2023!

Exciting plans are underway for 2023 and we don’t want you to miss any of the incredible opportunities ahead. We eagerly anticipate all God is going to do in the year ahead and look forward ...
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