Our Stories

Pharmacist Gives Sight to a Pharmacist

  As soon as I saw his description, I knew who I was going to match him with.   Each of our Visionaries gets matched with a patient. They get a photo and description of the patient to whom they gave sight. These descriptions include age, job, and sometimes family...

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Creating African Partnerships

Creating African Partnerships African patients contributing so that future patients can see. It has always been our desire to build up the African community. We never want to be just an American ministry working in Africa. We want to build a partnership...

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An Almost Impossible Feat

An Almost Impossible Feat. That's what bringing the gospel to Togo’s unreached people groups seems like.   Togo is a nation with thirty-nine spoken dialects and a very poor literacy rate.   But thanks to one of our partner organizations, Faith Comes by Hearing, the...

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Out of Darkness, Into Light

Jesus healed the blind man in John 9. He led him out of darkness and into light.      A few weeks ago, I was reading through a Bible study about Jesus healing the blind man in John 9. This Bible study described the common life of a blind man in Biblical times. It...

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Katawayna

Because of you, there is a little girl named Katawayna who can now go back to school. Katawayna is ten years old and was blind in her right eye from a cataract. She had stopped going to school because she couldn't see her work.   Katawayna's father did...

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Stories Behind the Art at Sight Night 2017

At Sight Night: The Joy of Sight, we featured local art in our silent auction. Each artist read through the Sight.org blog and then created art inspired by those stories. We are blown away at the talent of each one of these artists! They truly captured the heart and...

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Thank You So Much!

Sight Night was a great success and we are humbly grateful to you for coming and to everyone who gave so generously. To God be the glory! We're excited to let you know that you raised $30,081 at Sight Night toward our goal of $41,250! This will bring sight...

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We Thank God for this Little Miracle Baby

Big, HUGE, Announcement from Lewis Swann, founder of Sight.org   "Naomi and I are EXCITED to announce that we have a little one on the way! We want to give God all the glory for this little miracle baby that He has given us. It is always in His perfect timing that He...

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5 Things I Didn’t Know About West Africa

"The Africa I expected to see...was not nearly as amazing as the Africa I found when we got there." In July of this year, my wife Becky and I traveled to Togo, West Africa to serve the Sight.org team. I came home changed by what we saw in Africa, and I’m...

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Weary of Serving, Give What You Can

Have you ever been weary of serving? What do you do in those times?   The volunteer team that is in Togo right now is weary. They have had long days and nights of serving. Even more so, our medical and ministry team that lives in Togo year round, is extremely weary....

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Region Where “No Charities Go” (Region of Witches)

In Africa, challenges are not always what they seem.   As you may have read, this entire year, we are serving in the region of Elavagnon in Togo. At the beginning of this year, you were asked to start praying for this region. We knew from the beginning,...

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Meheza means “I am free”

Meheza: "I am free" You have probably heard us talk a lot about a woman named Meheza (or Meza for short). You may have wondered who she is. Simply put, Meza is the backbone of our Togo team. Meza is the Togo National Director of Sight.org.     Back in 2010, Meza was...

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You are going to love these people!

Get ready to fall in love with a group of people you have never met before! During the month of July, there will be several volunteers traveling from Texas to Togo with Sight.org. We want to introduce them to you so that you can pray for them and follow along with...

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The Faces of Adjon

Take a look at these three faces.     These are not the kind of faces that are treated well in rural Africa. They are often isolated or looked down on. Many people think that faces like these are cursed.   However, in the house church in the village of Adjon, these...

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Story of an African Father

  This man brought his wife to our medical team to get her eyes checked. She had to wait all day until surgeries were over. As she waited, her husband sat to the side patiently, holding their baby. When the baby was hungry, he would let his wife feed and then he would...

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One Thing After Another

Last week, it was one thing after another.   Lack of funds for surgeries. Bank transfer fail. Being forced to get supplies in one day instead of the normal three days. Electricity going off in the ambulance during surgeries.     We were sitting in our comfortable...

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20 Years Without a Mother

As I sat with our medical team talking, our ophthalmic assistant, Dominic, said, “Something happened yesterday that I need to share with all of you. No one knows this yet. It was such a surprise to me that I have not told anyone yet. When I was very young, my mother...

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Baby Natalie

I was so tired. I just wanted a good nap. It was blazing hot in the midday African sun. Our tent was unbearably hot. I thought about resting under the mango tree.     Our tent was pitched outside the village hospital. My friend Meza said that there was an empty office...

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