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IT ALL STARTED WITH A VISION Twenty five years ago two doctors had a vision Communities needed healthcare Hospitals were closing And the overwhelming burden of educational debt was keeping willing doctors surgeons and nurses off the field So they founded MedSend an organization dedicated to freeing medical professionals to answer God s call Healthcare is one of the most strategic ways to share the Gospel in countries otherwise closed to Christian influence There s no shortage of Christian medical professionals willing to answer God s call but as religious persecution and the high cost of medical training continue to rise these healthcare professionals need our help more than ever Today their vision inspires us to continue extending the love of Christ through global healthcare around the world Because of passionate supporters like you MedSend has ministered to hundreds of thousands of people in 95 nations worldwide We ve distributed more than 16 million in medical education grants We ve released nearly 600 healthcare professionals to serve in their fields of expertise And God has multiplied our efforts beyond that which we could ask or imagine God is opening doors for each of us to be part of His redemptive plan by removing the burden of debt and the high cost of medical training At MedSend we believe that when members of the body of Christ pursue their individual calling we make room for God s healing work to flourish In this guide you will find exciting new ways to partner with us in this work by getting involved according to your personal God given passion Today we believe God is calling MedSend to play a critical role in extending His love through global healthcare missions and we will respond through prayer reliance on Him and resolute action Thank you for your partnership We are so excited to see what God has planned for the next 25 years HOW WILL YOU INCREASE YOUR IMPACT Blessings THE FOUNDERS FUND 4 year commitment to honor our founders Rick Allen PG FREEDOM TO SERVE FUND GLOBAL IMPACT FUND 4 year gift for a specific healthcare profession PG RICK AND HIS WIFE LINDA 2 3 5 year gift toward a national grant recipient PG 4 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER HEALTHCARE BUILDERS FUND 6 8 Gift for a particular region of the world PG 10 3
IT ALL STARTED WITH A VISION. Twenty-five years ago, two doctors had a vision. Communities needed healthcare. Hospitals we...
IT ALL STARTED WITH A VISION Twenty five years ago two doctors had a vision Communities needed healthcare Hospitals were closing And the overwhelming burden of educational debt was keeping willing doctors surgeons and nurses off the field So they founded MedSend an organization dedicated to freeing medical professionals to answer God s call Healthcare is one of the most strategic ways to share the Gospel in countries otherwise closed to Christian influence There s no shortage of Christian medical professionals willing to answer God s call but as religious persecution and the high cost of medical training continue to rise these healthcare professionals need our help more than ever Today their vision inspires us to continue extending the love of Christ through global healthcare around the world Because of passionate supporters like you MedSend has ministered to hundreds of thousands of people in 95 nations worldwide We ve distributed more than 16 million in medical education grants We ve released nearly 600 healthcare professionals to serve in their fields of expertise And God has multiplied our efforts beyond that which we could ask or imagine God is opening doors for each of us to be part of His redemptive plan by removing the burden of debt and the high cost of medical training At MedSend we believe that when members of the body of Christ pursue their individual calling we make room for God s healing work to flourish In this guide you will find exciting new ways to partner with us in this work by getting involved according to your personal God given passion Today we believe God is calling MedSend to play a critical role in extending His love through global healthcare missions and we will respond through prayer reliance on Him and resolute action Thank you for your partnership We are so excited to see what God has planned for the next 25 years HOW WILL YOU INCREASE YOUR IMPACT Blessings THE FOUNDERS FUND 4 year commitment to honor our founders Rick Allen PG FREEDOM TO SERVE FUND GLOBAL IMPACT FUND 4 year gift for a specific healthcare profession PG RICK AND HIS WIFE LINDA 2 3 5 year gift toward a national grant recipient PG 4 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER HEALTHCARE BUILDERS FUND 6 8 Gift for a particular region of the world PG 10 3
IT ALL STARTED WITH A VISION. Twenty-five years ago, two doctors had a vision. Communities needed healthcare. Hospitals we...
T wenty five years ago I was a missionary doctor in South India During those years I had been in areas where there was no medical care no doctors or health workers I prayed that somehow help might come for them Just at that time my missionary colleague Dr Dan Fountain co founded MedSend With their debts paid medical professionals are now going to the ends of the earth ministering to health needs and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ I still give each year to MedSend I know what a difference all these recipients are making I hope to do so for the rest of my life REV DR MARIAN BOEHR A 90 year old retired missionary surgeon serving in India nearly 40 years DR DAN FOUNTAIN WITH HIS WIFE MIRIAM DR DAVID TOPAZIAN WITH DRS TOM AND CYNTHIA HALE 25 YEAR MEDICAL MISSIONARIES IN NEPAL THE FOUNDERS FUND HONOR OUR FOUNDERS BY EQUIPPING FUTURE PROFESSIONALS A FOUNDATION OF FAITH Twenty five years ago U S mission leaders were alarmed by a worldwide shortage of healthcare missionaries The high cost of education and overwhelming burden of debt was keeping professionals off the field Mission hospitals around the world were closing their doors Drs David Topazian and Daniel Fountain both missionaries themselves envisioned a bold solution an organization that would help healthcare professionals answer God s call by removing the obstacle of educational debt They knew they couldn t do it alone so they partnered with like minded donors who shared their heart for medical missions Since then faithful partners like you have continued to bring that vision to life Together we make it possible for physicians nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide compassionate care and share Jesus love And with a quarter century of experience our proven systems and trusted relationships strategically position us to build on this success for years to come 4 Please consider adding MedSend to your estate plans By designating a planned gift in your will or trust you re making sure that MedSend s philanthropic and life changing work continues for the next 25 years A FUTURE OF IMPACT At MedSend we believe that the most effective ministry occurs when our professionals serve and impact a community over a long period of time That s why we are committed to long term relationships with each one of these medical professionals providing each with the promise of a four year grant commitment Our mission of extending God s love through global healthcare is practical meaningful and visionary We invite you to honor our founders and the many generous faithful supporters who have made MedSend all it is today by doing something extraordinary join us in making a four year financial commitment to support medical professionals BECOME A PARTNER IN THE FOUNDERS CIRCLE BY MAKING A FOUR YEAR COMMITMENT ADVOCATE AMBASSADOR CHAMPION VISIONARY 25 000 50 000 100 000 250 000 PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS 5
T  wenty-five years ago, I was a missionary doctor in South India. During those years, I had been in areas where there was...
T wenty five years ago I was a missionary doctor in South India During those years I had been in areas where there was no medical care no doctors or health workers I prayed that somehow help might come for them Just at that time my missionary colleague Dr Dan Fountain co founded MedSend With their debts paid medical professionals are now going to the ends of the earth ministering to health needs and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ I still give each year to MedSend I know what a difference all these recipients are making I hope to do so for the rest of my life REV DR MARIAN BOEHR A 90 year old retired missionary surgeon serving in India nearly 40 years DR DAN FOUNTAIN WITH HIS WIFE MIRIAM DR DAVID TOPAZIAN WITH DRS TOM AND CYNTHIA HALE 25 YEAR MEDICAL MISSIONARIES IN NEPAL THE FOUNDERS FUND HONOR OUR FOUNDERS BY EQUIPPING FUTURE PROFESSIONALS A FOUNDATION OF FAITH Twenty five years ago U S mission leaders were alarmed by a worldwide shortage of healthcare missionaries The high cost of education and overwhelming burden of debt was keeping professionals off the field Mission hospitals around the world were closing their doors Drs David Topazian and Daniel Fountain both missionaries themselves envisioned a bold solution an organization that would help healthcare professionals answer God s call by removing the obstacle of educational debt They knew they couldn t do it alone so they partnered with like minded donors who shared their heart for medical missions Since then faithful partners like you have continued to bring that vision to life Together we make it possible for physicians nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide compassionate care and share Jesus love And with a quarter century of experience our proven systems and trusted relationships strategically position us to build on this success for years to come 4 Please consider adding MedSend to your estate plans By designating a planned gift in your will or trust you re making sure that MedSend s philanthropic and life changing work continues for the next 25 years A FUTURE OF IMPACT At MedSend we believe that the most effective ministry occurs when our professionals serve and impact a community over a long period of time That s why we are committed to long term relationships with each one of these medical professionals providing each with the promise of a four year grant commitment Our mission of extending God s love through global healthcare is practical meaningful and visionary We invite you to honor our founders and the many generous faithful supporters who have made MedSend all it is today by doing something extraordinary join us in making a four year financial commitment to support medical professionals BECOME A PARTNER IN THE FOUNDERS CIRCLE BY MAKING A FOUR YEAR COMMITMENT ADVOCATE AMBASSADOR CHAMPION VISIONARY 25 000 50 000 100 000 250 000 PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS 5
T  wenty-five years ago, I was a missionary doctor in South India. During those years, I had been in areas where there was...
Y ou are a part of what is happening here Most of the churches in the southern part of our country trace their history directly back to this ministry Thank you for making it possible for us to be here AMIE BOCKSTAHLER Nurse Guatemala RACHEL B NURSE SOUTH ASIA FUND A HEALTHCARE PROFESSION SURGEON NURSE MedSend surgeons are equipped with the most highly specialized advanced medical training available PHYSICIAN Each of our doctors is trained to assess symptoms identify health issues prescribe treatments and recommend preventive protocol DENTIST A significant number of medical challenges can be traced to a lack of adequate dental care This rare but essential profession in the developing world allows individuals to share the Gospel in a unique way Compassionate nurses provide intimate hands on care to patients of all ages and degrees of health They are the compassionate doers of the healthcare ministry providing both treatment and comfort to those in need COMMUNITY HEALTH These professionals are focused on implementing healthcare programs that support long term community wellness Through one on one interactions community health professionals have a unique and open door to develop relationships and offer relevant advice MEDSEND DENTIST ERIN CONNALLY PERU FREEDOM TO SERVE FUND GIVE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS FREEDOM TO SERVE IN THEIR FIELDS OF EXPERTISE The astronomical cost of healthcare education in the United States continues to escalate requiring prospective healthcare missionaries to choose between following the Lord s calling and dealing with overwhelming medical education debt But thanks to faithful supporters like you our healthcare professionals can serve despite the high cost of their education On average it costs 44 000 for an international grant recipient from the United States to begin immediately serving overseas Your contribution to the Freedom to Serve Fund will cover these monthly educational loan payments enabling physicians nurses and other healthcare professionals to begin serving immediately 6 I would probably still be paying off my loans had it not been for MedSend s generous donors Instead I can look back on ten years of missionary service DR JEFF MCKISSICK PHYSICIAN PARAGUAY DR SUJA BRANE Physician West Africa CHOOSE YOUR GIFT 11 000 5 500 2 750 PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS 1 INTERNATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT INTERNATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT INTERNATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT 7
Y   ou are a part of what is happening here  Most of the churches in the southern part of our country trace their history ...
Y ou are a part of what is happening here Most of the churches in the southern part of our country trace their history directly back to this ministry Thank you for making it possible for us to be here AMIE BOCKSTAHLER Nurse Guatemala RACHEL B NURSE SOUTH ASIA FUND A HEALTHCARE PROFESSION SURGEON NURSE MedSend surgeons are equipped with the most highly specialized advanced medical training available PHYSICIAN Each of our doctors is trained to assess symptoms identify health issues prescribe treatments and recommend preventive protocol DENTIST A significant number of medical challenges can be traced to a lack of adequate dental care This rare but essential profession in the developing world allows individuals to share the Gospel in a unique way Compassionate nurses provide intimate hands on care to patients of all ages and degrees of health They are the compassionate doers of the healthcare ministry providing both treatment and comfort to those in need COMMUNITY HEALTH These professionals are focused on implementing healthcare programs that support long term community wellness Through one on one interactions community health professionals have a unique and open door to develop relationships and offer relevant advice MEDSEND DENTIST ERIN CONNALLY PERU FREEDOM TO SERVE FUND GIVE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS FREEDOM TO SERVE IN THEIR FIELDS OF EXPERTISE The astronomical cost of healthcare education in the United States continues to escalate requiring prospective healthcare missionaries to choose between following the Lord s calling and dealing with overwhelming medical education debt But thanks to faithful supporters like you our healthcare professionals can serve despite the high cost of their education On average it costs 44 000 for an international grant recipient from the United States to begin immediately serving overseas Your contribution to the Freedom to Serve Fund will cover these monthly educational loan payments enabling physicians nurses and other healthcare professionals to begin serving immediately 6 I would probably still be paying off my loans had it not been for MedSend s generous donors Instead I can look back on ten years of missionary service DR JEFF MCKISSICK PHYSICIAN PARAGUAY DR SUJA BRANE Physician West Africa CHOOSE YOUR GIFT 11 000 5 500 2 750 PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS 1 INTERNATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT INTERNATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT INTERNATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT 7
Y   ou are a part of what is happening here  Most of the churches in the southern part of our country trace their history ...
FUND A NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT IN ONE OF THREE RESIDENCIES S SURGEON 25 000 PER YEAR FOR 5 YEARS DR MOURINE MELENIA National grant recipient Kenya HEALTHCARE BUILDERS FUND SUPPORT HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AS THEY TRAIN IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES FP ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST FAMILY PHYSICIAN 20 000 15 000 PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 3 YEARS I understood from a young age God was telling me that I will be a doctor After my training I would like to work in Lubero and Rutshuru People in this region have been exposed to wars Most of them are too short of resources to afford treatment I hope well trained physicians will be a source of relief for these people DR MUSA GREVILLE CONGOLESE NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT All photos Robert Dobler NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT DR MUSA GREVILLE WITH A PATIENT IN KENYA OS The MedSend nationals program is a groundbreaking opportunity to help Christ followers in developing countries obtain the advanced medical training they need to serve in their own countries Grant recipients in Africa Asia and the Middle East become surgeons orthopedic specialists and family physicians all yearning to use their testimonies and medical skills to bring hope and healing to their neighbors By contributing to this fund you equip healthcare professionals with the incredible gift of a fully paid advanced medical education With your support grantees gain essential skills serve vulnerable families and transform communities And since our medical professionals live and serve in their own countries investing in the Healthcare Builders Fund generates a high return on investment It s a strategic intentional investment toward building permanent thriving healthcare systems where they are needed most Doctors are good Medicine is good But it is the Lord Jesus who heals JENNIFER S PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SOUTHEAST ASIA 8 NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT DR SARAH KIPTINNESS 9
FUND A NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT IN ONE OF THREE RESIDENCIES  S  SURGEON   25,000 PER YEAR FOR 5 YEARS  DR. MOURINE MELENIA...
FUND A NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT IN ONE OF THREE RESIDENCIES S SURGEON 25 000 PER YEAR FOR 5 YEARS DR MOURINE MELENIA National grant recipient Kenya HEALTHCARE BUILDERS FUND SUPPORT HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AS THEY TRAIN IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES FP ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST FAMILY PHYSICIAN 20 000 15 000 PER YEAR FOR 4 YEARS PER YEAR FOR 3 YEARS I understood from a young age God was telling me that I will be a doctor After my training I would like to work in Lubero and Rutshuru People in this region have been exposed to wars Most of them are too short of resources to afford treatment I hope well trained physicians will be a source of relief for these people DR MUSA GREVILLE CONGOLESE NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT All photos Robert Dobler NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT DR MUSA GREVILLE WITH A PATIENT IN KENYA OS The MedSend nationals program is a groundbreaking opportunity to help Christ followers in developing countries obtain the advanced medical training they need to serve in their own countries Grant recipients in Africa Asia and the Middle East become surgeons orthopedic specialists and family physicians all yearning to use their testimonies and medical skills to bring hope and healing to their neighbors By contributing to this fund you equip healthcare professionals with the incredible gift of a fully paid advanced medical education With your support grantees gain essential skills serve vulnerable families and transform communities And since our medical professionals live and serve in their own countries investing in the Healthcare Builders Fund generates a high return on investment It s a strategic intentional investment toward building permanent thriving healthcare systems where they are needed most Doctors are good Medicine is good But it is the Lord Jesus who heals JENNIFER S PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SOUTHEAST ASIA 8 NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT DR SARAH KIPTINNESS 9
FUND A NATIONAL GRANT RECIPIENT IN ONE OF THREE RESIDENCIES  S  SURGEON   25,000 PER YEAR FOR 5 YEARS  DR. MOURINE MELENIA...
GLOBAL IMPACT FUND FOCUS YOUR SUPPORT BY GIVING TO A SPECIFIC REGION If God has given you a heart for a particular area of the world focus your support on helping more MedSend grantees bring desperately needed healthcare and the love of Christ to these regions We can even create a customized giving plan just for you 25 YEARS OF IMPACT more than 44 000 16 MILLION in educational debt paid average 4 year grant 125 educational EIGHTY TWO loans fully paid clinics staffed mission hospitals FUND A REGION AFRICA Africa is one of the most impoverished continents in the world Due to lack of infrastructure there are many countries without medical schools and a dire lack of adequate healthcare HIV also remains a significant challenge ASIA Despite developing economies in the larger cities of Asia healthcare is limited or non existent in certain impoverished regions where minimal evangelical investment has been made U S INNER CITIES There is not a more powerful way to reach the most underserved populations of refugees immigrants and mentally challenged individuals in the United States RESTRICTED ACCESS COUNTRIES Because of overwhelming need healthcare professionals are often granted access to the world s most restricted countries where no other Christian witness is allowed MORE THAN A MILLION provided with healthcare more than 600 CENTRAL SOUTH AMERICA Many of these regions suffer from great poverty and lack of healthcare infrastructure but they are uniquely receptive to the introduction of the Gospel and allow easy access for our grantees grants approved CHOOSE YOUR ONE TIME GIFT 1 000 2 500 5 000 10 000 DAVID STEVENS MD M A ETHICS Chief Executive Officer Christian Medical Dental Associations I am so thankful that MedSend allows me to be sharing Jesus HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS have heard the message of God s love 185 current grant recipients FIFTEEN national grant recipients supported 95 countries served Every gift matters DIANA D PHYSICAL THERAPIST MIDDLE EAST 10 of decisions for Christ ealthcare missions is the key to penetrating difficult to access H countries and completing the Great Commission The greatest barrier for those desiring to serve is educational debt MedSend has eliminated it enabling hundreds of missionaries to bring health and the Gospel around the world They are fueling a renaissance in medical missions working among the poor and refugees and seeing more Muslims come to Jesus than ever before DR JOE MARTIN Physician Ecuador TENS OF THOUSANDS Estimation based on information provided in the last 25 years If you prefer to not designate your gifts to a specific fund you can make a general donation to MedSend and the future of global healthcare 11
GLOBAL IMPACT FUND FOCUS YOUR SUPPORT BY GIVING TO A SPECIFIC REGION If God has given you a heart for a particular area of...
GLOBAL IMPACT FUND FOCUS YOUR SUPPORT BY GIVING TO A SPECIFIC REGION If God has given you a heart for a particular area of the world focus your support on helping more MedSend grantees bring desperately needed healthcare and the love of Christ to these regions We can even create a customized giving plan just for you 25 YEARS OF IMPACT more than 44 000 16 MILLION in educational debt paid average 4 year grant 125 educational EIGHTY TWO loans fully paid clinics staffed mission hospitals FUND A REGION AFRICA Africa is one of the most impoverished continents in the world Due to lack of infrastructure there are many countries without medical schools and a dire lack of adequate healthcare HIV also remains a significant challenge ASIA Despite developing economies in the larger cities of Asia healthcare is limited or non existent in certain impoverished regions where minimal evangelical investment has been made U S INNER CITIES There is not a more powerful way to reach the most underserved populations of refugees immigrants and mentally challenged individuals in the United States RESTRICTED ACCESS COUNTRIES Because of overwhelming need healthcare professionals are often granted access to the world s most restricted countries where no other Christian witness is allowed MORE THAN A MILLION provided with healthcare more than 600 CENTRAL SOUTH AMERICA Many of these regions suffer from great poverty and lack of healthcare infrastructure but they are uniquely receptive to the introduction of the Gospel and allow easy access for our grantees grants approved CHOOSE YOUR ONE TIME GIFT 1 000 2 500 5 000 10 000 DAVID STEVENS MD M A ETHICS Chief Executive Officer Christian Medical Dental Associations I am so thankful that MedSend allows me to be sharing Jesus HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS have heard the message of God s love 185 current grant recipients FIFTEEN national grant recipients supported 95 countries served Every gift matters DIANA D PHYSICAL THERAPIST MIDDLE EAST 10 of decisions for Christ ealthcare missions is the key to penetrating difficult to access H countries and completing the Great Commission The greatest barrier for those desiring to serve is educational debt MedSend has eliminated it enabling hundreds of missionaries to bring health and the Gospel around the world They are fueling a renaissance in medical missions working among the poor and refugees and seeing more Muslims come to Jesus than ever before DR JOE MARTIN Physician Ecuador TENS OF THOUSANDS Estimation based on information provided in the last 25 years If you prefer to not designate your gifts to a specific fund you can make a general donation to MedSend and the future of global healthcare 11
GLOBAL IMPACT FUND FOCUS YOUR SUPPORT BY GIVING TO A SPECIFIC REGION If God has given you a heart for a particular area of...
AND I SAID HERE AM I SEND ME ISAIAH 6 8 NIV MedSend s life changing work would not be possible without the faithful support of donors like you We are so thankful for your prayers your partnership and your ongoing commitment to extending God s love through global healthcare missions Contact your MedSend Representative or call the MedSend office to connect your heart for missions to the designated fund you are most passionate about Increase your impact by committing to a multi year investment or adding us to your estate plans And if God is placing a gift on your heart that is not mentioned in this brochure we d love to talk with you 999 Oronoque Lane Stratford CT 06614 203 891 8223 Find us online at MedSend org
AND I SAID,    HERE AM I. SEND ME         ISAIAH 6 8, NIV  MedSend   s life-changing work would not be possible without th...

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