Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”—Isaiah 58:6 Together we can help . . . Set the Oppressed Free
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen  to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set th...
“Poverty is more than just the lack of financial resources. It is living in a state of hopelessness. If we do great things to help people meet their physical needs, but do NOT address their deeper spiritual need for Christ, what have we truly accomplished?”—Dr. Suja B.
   Poverty is more than just the lack of financial resources. It is living in a state of hopelessness. If we do great thin...
Out of Brokenness . . . into Victory As a two-year-old, Sambo had an abscessed tooth. Tom and Dr. B. decided to teach Sambo and his Because he lives in West Africa and his parents were friends how to make and sell kettle popcorn. Today, too poor to get good medical care, the infection spread. Sambo averages about $60.00 per month selling kettle It fused his jaw joint, which meant that he could not corn – more than double his earlier income. With Tom’s open his mouth. guidance, he also learned how to make and sell soap, When MedSend physician Suja B.*, MD, and her husband, Tom, met Sambo in 2013, he was a timid 25-year-old. He didn’t talk much because his speech was hard to understand. At 5889 and 97 pounds, he was always hungry. He survived by forcing food through a two-millimeter gap in his front teeth. Ridiculed because he couldn’t chew his food, he ate alone. Sambo was also very poor. He earned less than $1.00 per day cutting sticks in the bush. On top of all this, he did not know Jesus. “As we looked at Sambo’s medical, economic and spiritual needs, we asked ourselves, ‘What can we possibly do?’” Dr. B. recalls. *Name withheld for seurity reasons. and he helps Tom teach subsistence farmers in his community how to improve their farming techniques.
Out of Brokenness . . . into Victory As a two-year-old, Sambo had an abscessed tooth.  Tom and Dr. B. decided to teach Sam...
Breaking Chains and Moving Mountains Sambo had another need – the need for a Savior. He met with Dr. B. regularly to learn about how to have a right relationship with God. He started attending a local church, asking questions, reading the Bible and developing relationships with other believers. In February 2014, Sambo made Jesus his Lord and was baptized. But what about Sambo’s jaw? Could anything be done to help him? After doing research and talking to colleagues, Dr. B. discovered that from time to time, an oral surgeon would visit a mission hospital about four hours away. It was a long shot, but Dr. B., Tom, Sambo and others began to pray for God “to remove the mountains” so Sambo could get the surgery he needed. To their great joy, God did just that! In May 2015, Dr. B. and Tom traveled with Sambo to a neighboring country. Dr. Tim Bartholomew – a MedSend grant recipient whose educational loans were paid off in 2015 – removed Sambo’s fused jaw and replaced it with a titanium joint.
Breaking Chains and Moving Mountains Sambo had another need     the need for a Savior. He met with Dr. B. regularly to lea...
Investing in Lives “We want to invest in the lives of people who do not know Jesus, being a tangible expression of Christ’s love and compassion in their moment of need. We want to be a part of God raising people out of brokenness and into victory, into a full, abundant life in Him. We want people to come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.” —Dr. Suja B.
Investing in Lives    We want to invest in the lives of people who do not know Jesus, being a tangible expression of Chris...
Sharing the Good News – with your help! Dr. B. and Sambo share with the women in his courtyard. Dr. B., whose MedSend grant was just renewed for a second four-year term, says: “My MedSend grant has been a tremendous blessing. It has taken the burden and worry off my shoulders of having to pay back my school loans and allowed me to be able to serve overseas as a missionary.”
Sharing the Good News     with your help  Dr. B. and Sambo share with the women in his courtyard. Dr. B., whose MedSend gr...
Spreading His Light in West Africa The surgery transformed Sambo’s life. He can now open and close his mouth, eat meals with others and speak more clearly. But Sambo’s story does not end with him. The testimony of Christ’s love shown to him has opened a door into the lives of others in his community. Dr. B. started sharing Bible stories with the women in Sambo’s courtyard. Now Sambo’s mother and his neighbor’s wife want to become followers of Jesus. Some of Sambo’s friends have Dr. Bartholomew with Sambo become believers, and his uncle has also heard the Good News of Jesus’ love. “Our friend Sambo is just one man living in West Africa, but his story is a testimony of God’s goodness,” Dr. B. says. “It is because of the ‘Sambos’ in our world that we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now. We wouldn’t want to miss out on what God is continuing to do in West Africa.”
Spreading His Light in West Africa The surgery transformed Sambo   s life. He can now open and close his mouth, eat meals ...
Meet Our Most Recent Class! Calyn Malloy, RN, MSN-FNP Location: Malawi Assignment: Will serve in a hospital and clinic and train nationals. Call: “I intend to offer prayer to patients while providing healthcare services and using God-led opportunities to share the gospel.” Lydia Pfenniger, DO Abner Bunt*, MD Location: Togo Location: Northern Africa Assignment: Will serve in a Christian hospital caring for adult and pediatric obstetrical and medical patients and training nationals. Assignment: Will develop creative access strategies based on medical needs and opportunities. Call: “I hope and pray to be intentional with each patient in sharing Christ.” Call: “We hope our work will bring His kingdom in terms of real, physical healing of individuals and communities and hope for the future.” * Name changed for security.
Meet Our Most Recent Class   Calyn Malloy, RN, MSN-FNP Location  Malawi Assignment  Will serve in a hospital and clinic an...
These committed healthcare professionals are approved for MedSend grants and ready to serve – as soon as their grants are funded. Kari Hudd,* DO Location: South-Central Asia Joshua Paulick, MD Location: Togo Assignment: Will provide surgical care in a Christian hospital and train nationals. Call: “From the time I knew and understood what missions were, I felt like God was calling me to medical missions.” Assignment: Will serve OB-GYN patients in a Christian hospital and train nationals. Call: “I love that as a doctor in a Christian hospital in the middle of this [non-Christian nation], we can freely pray with our patients and share the gospel.” * Name changed for security. Roy “Tony” West, BSN, RN, MHS Location: Haiti Assignment: Serves as incountry director of a multifaceted ministry that includes medical and dental clinics. Call: “I seek to not just diagnose illnesses, give out medicines and sew up wounds, but also to minister to the spiritual needs of my patients.”
These committed healthcare professionals are approved for MedSend grants and ready to serve     as soon as their grants ar...
“God will make this happen, for He who calls you is faithful . . .” Alyssa Choo, RN B.M.*, MD, MPH Bruce Brite*, DPT Location: USA Location: Central Asia Location: Middle East Assignment: Serves at a Christian urgent care and specialties clinic providing care for people living in poverty and spiritual oppression. Assignment: His team will use healthcare strategies to gain access and plant churches. Assignment: Will provide physical therapy to patients in a clinic and in their homes and may train nationals. Call: “I find great joy in being able to serve the Lord through medical missions and being obedient to His calling.” Call: “We plan to use medicine to access people, groups and regions that have previously been shut off from the gospel.” * Name withheld for security. Call: “I wish to heal people through physical therapy and use that as an avenue to share about Jesus with people who might not talk to other missionaries.” * Name changed for security.
   God will make this happen, for He who calls you is faithful . . .     Alyssa Choo, RN  B.M. , MD, MPH  Bruce Brite , DP...
Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us.”–1 Thessalonians 5:24-25 Sarah Danford, MSN, FNP Dean Howse*, DDS Ike Mortan*, MSPAS Location: USA Location: Middle East Location: Middle East Assignment: Will serve in an inner-city Christian health center caring for underserved people. Assignment: His team will use healthcare strategies to plant churches among the unreached, including refugees. Assignment: Will provide gynecological services in an underserved area. Call: “The health center provides me with an outstanding platform for evangelism, and the patients can see Christ’s love through prayer and tangible loving action.” Call: “We believe God wants us to show compassion through medical and dental services and that He will open hearts to hear the Good News.” * Name changed for security. Call: “I believe meeting people’s needs provides opportunities to build relationships and share the Good News.” * Name changed for security.
Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us.      1 Thessalonians 5 24-25  Sarah Danford, MSN, FNP  Dean Howse , DDS  Ike Morta...
Committed to Lasting Change “Let’s not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest—if we do not give up.”—Galatians 6:9 We are pleased to approve renewal grants for the following experienced career healthcare missionaries: Suja B.*, MD — West Africa Dan Galat, MD — Kenya M.J.*, DO — East Africa Melissa Molsee, MD — Togo J.M.*, MD — Central Africa Kitty Moyer, RN — Central Africa Melissa Sandberg, MD — Zambia * Name changed for security.
Committed to Lasting Change    Let   s not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest  ...
Supporting Sustainable Solutions “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.”—Matthew 28:19 MedSend grant recipient Derek Webber, PA (4th from left), trains and mentors Kenyan medical officer interns. More than half of MedSend grant recipients from the U.S. are involved in empowering national believers through healthcare professional training programs. In addition, the MedSend Nationals pilot program is helping national believers get the advanced medical training and Christian mentoring they need to serve people in need in their own countries. MedSend Nationals grant recipients are currently being trained in Christian medical residency programs in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. A program director writes: “We appreciate MedSend’s really great vision for supporting national physicians. As we sense our own limitations as foreigners—some teammates have not been able to get visas, and we are followed by secret police and asked not to leave the city for safety reasons—we realize that these national doctors can have a much bigger impact than we can. Equipping them both medically and spiritually to serve is crucial to sustaining and expanding what God is doing here.”
Supporting Sustainable Solutions     Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.      Matthew 28 19  MedSend grant re...
ADDING UP TO Global Impact Your generous support is having a significant impact on the physical and spiritual well-being of people around the world. Here are some of the numbers behind MedSend’s ministry: • Total MedSend grants since 1992: 560 • Total dollar amount of grants paid since 1992: $15,500,000 • Healthcare professionals currently receiving grant support: 187 • More than 40% of MedSend healthcare professionals serve in “high security” areas that require protecting their locations and identities. • More than 50 grant recipients are still serving in cross-cultural Christian healthcare ministry even after their MedSend grants have been paid in full. • Last year alone, MedSend healthcare professionals served in more than 75 countries, cared for more than 186,100 patients, personally shared Christ with more than 24,425 people, personally led more than 1,800 people to Christ, and personally discipled more than 1,233 people. • Amount of support we need to raise to fund grants for current class: $752,639 Current Comitments Approved and Awaiting Funding $1,055,953 Current MedSend Nationals $    310,000 Currently Serving (from U.S.) $3,318,666 Total $4,684,619
ADDING UP TO  Global Impact  Your generous support is having a significant impact on the physical and spiritual well-being...
You make it possible! “The fruit I have seen, that I have been a part of, abounds to your account.”—Philippians 4:17 Tracy Warner, MSN, FNP, upon hearing that her educational loans have been paid in full, thanks to her MedSend grant! “Ten years ago, I was privileged to become a MedSend grant recipient, without which I likely would not have been able to come serve here in Nicaragua. As MedSend donors, you are part of the ministry that has taken place and will continue to take place here in Nicaragua. While it may be my ears listening to a person’s heart or my hands palpating swollen lymph nodes or my feet trudging up a muddy path to someone’s house, YOU have been here every step of the way. Without you, I could not be serving in Nicaragua. I would have been bound and stalled by the massive debt I had accrued during my training. Thank you, Good and Faithful Servants.”
You make it possible      The fruit I have seen, that I have been a part of, abounds to your account.      Philippians 4 1...
Invest in freedom! Your support of MedSend makes it possible for Christian healthcare professionals like Dr. Molsee to answer God’s call to serve people in need throughout the world. You are helping to break the chains of poverty and oppression, and sharing the true hope and freedom of Jesus’ love. “My MedSend grant has enabled our family to work full-time bringing physical healing and eternal hope to a desperately poor and underserved area of West Africa. It would have been impossible to do this without the financial help from MedSend.” —Melissa Molsee, MD, recently approved for a MedSend renewal grant MedSend • 999 Oronoque Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 • 203-891-8223 • medsend.org
Invest in freedom  Your support of MedSend makes it possible for Christian healthcare professionals like Dr. Molsee to ans...