CHOSEN began when Richard Love traveled to a Korean hospital as a volunteer in mission. While in Korea, Dick’s eyes were opened to the desperate circumstances under which medical missionaries’ labor. As an employee of a major manufacturer of operating room and sterilization equipment, he began exploring possibilities to remedy those deplorable conditions. Deciding equipment trade-ins and items rendered obsolete by American technology would be priceless in less affluent societies; he began the effort that has shipped equipment to Christian health care facilities in over 100 nations.
Established in 1969, CHOSEN is a ministry serving the whole Christian Church. Working interdenominational to advance health care in economically deprived countries. CHOSEN has shipped millions of dollars worth of new and remanufactured medical equipment to medical mission facilities. Additionally, volunteers and staff have traveled the world installing and repairing equipment, developing and teaching training programs in equipment operation and maintenance procedures, and providing instruction in operating room procedure’s, infection control and sterilization in hospital environments.
CHOSEN has 4 paid staff and many volunteers who have varied backgrounds and offer invaluable experience. Truck drivers, plumbers, electronic technicians, nurses, engineers, salesmen, doctors, housewives, and many others have joined ranks to support front line Christians bringing the Gospel to the lost.
At the heart of CHOSEN is the notion that material supplied to mission hospitals is in proper working order. Experience shows, however, that material donated by manufacturers, medical facilities, and individuals, is frequently broken, worn out, missing needed parts, or is technologically inappropriate, not needed, or simply unusable. Organizations soliciting for mission hospitals are usually ignorant of the need for equipment to be refurbished before shipping. If equipment in this condition goes to the field, the result is a great deal of
discouragement and senseless expense for mission personnel.
Conversely, equipment from CHOSEN is thoroughly tested and, if required, is reconditioned and restored to working order with all accessories included. This ensures effective stewardship of God’s resources. Also, every effort is made to find or prepare simplified, up to date, manuals for each item. Further promoting good stewardship, CHOSEN’s staff is leading efforts to ensure quality standards are developed and adhered to by all medical supply and support groups. Because of these efforts, medical missionaries expect the best from CHOSEN.