Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world?
In Congo, blindness also steals the independence of the people and that of their children. There are no sidewalks. No guide dogs. The children lead their parents.
Thank you so much to those of you who supported the cataract mission in 2014 to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It was such a fulfilling and successful project that we are repeating the mission in 2017 into the country where the destitution and blindness from cataracts is so very prevalent. An ophthalmologist from Kaiser Permanente and his tech, will be joined by multiple surgeons, nurses and techs in DRC in early June in a tiny village called Diengenga, near Lodja. There will only be generator powered electricity, no running water, but hundreds of patients seeking care for their blindness, eye tumors, foreign bodies, etc.
We are very excited to travel to this area where the residents are so amazing! They live their faith every minute with passion and kindness. What a lesson it has been to witness their joy and love when they have nothing! Barely enough food for themselves or their families. And living in grass roofed huts that are perhaps 100 square feet, with sometimes 8-10 people each. There are not enough words to describe how humbled we feel in their presence.
Did you know that for $100 you can sponsor a patient and restore their blindness? What a blessing that will be to someone who may have been blind for years and years…who has never seen his young children…who has not been able to hold a job or even care for her family.
Thank you and God bless you for your generosity!
Checks can be made payable to:
Cataract Surgery Mission
139 N State Street
Dover, DE 19901
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