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...