Magazine article The Christian Century

Jason Fader

Magazine article The Christian Century

Jason Fader

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Jason Fader, one of a dozen surgeons serving the nation of Burundi, won the first-ever Gerson L'Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service.

The $500,000 prize is given by the African Mission Healthcare Foundation, which supports medical missionaries and mission hospitals. The president is Jon Fielder, a medical missionary in Kenya, who founded the organization with his friend Mark Gerson, an entrepreneur and author.

"Dr. Fader and his team are a link in a string of unsung heroes," Gerson said in a statement.

Fader and his wife, Heather, who are both 1999 graduates of Calvin College, serve with Serge, a nondenominational Reformed agency previously called World Harvest Mission. Fader's parents were also medical missionaries, serving in Kenya.

During medical training in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they met two other families at Knox Presbyterian Church and formed a medical missions team, according to their blog, mccropders. …

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