One major obstacle that many healthcare professionals face as they consider career medical missions is the burden of educational debt. Project MedSend was created when mission agencies began having difficulty recruiting healthcare professionals due to the dramatic rise in educational costs. MedSend offers student loan repayment grants for healthcare professionals (nurses, physicians, dentists, and technicians) who are serving as medical missionaries with a recognized missions sending agency.
The Cropseys and McLaughlins both applied for MedSend grants last year. We recently found out that both families have been accepted! (The Faders did not require such assistance due to their extreme thriftiness, as mentioned in a previous blog.) We are very grateful to MedSend and its donors. Without their support, we would most likely be in the States for at least several more years in order to pay off our student loans. Now that we have been accepted as grant recipients, MedSend will begin the process of raising funds for our grants. Please pray that those funds would come in quickly.
Project MedSend will be hosting a dinner at Knox Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Thursday, May 21st. If you are interested in attending this dinner, please contact one of the McCropders.