The region of Elavagnon is the biggest challenge Sight.org has ever faced.
This entire year, we will be serving this region through eye surgeries and ministry. This area is poorer than any region Sight.org has ever served, and the Ministry of Health in Togo believes there are thousands of people in this region that are blind as a result of cataracts.
This region has zero access to eye care, and from what we have seen; the people living in this region are in worse conditions than any population we have ever served.
This week, our medical team will be giving sight to 60 people in this region.
Last month, 50 people in this region received their sight back.
Nine year old Faritte was one of the patients in these surgeries.
When he was three months old, he was hit in the eye with a stick. This caused an immediate cataract. He has not been able to see in his left eye since that day. Because of our mobile eye clinic, he is now able to see again. The photos below are from the day of surgery and a week later. We will check on him again in a few weeks to make sure his sight continues to improve.
After our first round of surgeries, our ministry team started building relationships with the patients and their families and neighbors. Through these new relationships, 75 people put their faith in Jesus.
Our ministry team is now working to start a new house church in this village.
If you would like to know more about this process, read our blog about our last house church.
At the beginning of this year, we asked you to pray specifically for this region. We are already seeing God move. Thank you for pouring your heart prayers into a village that you have never even heard of. God is so good.