Our Stories

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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Patchwork Bags from Togo

This Mother's Day, give your mom a patchwork bag from Togo. All proceeds go toward giving sight to the blind in Togo, Africa.  Large Bag: $60 Dimensions: 23x17 inches.   Medium Bag: $30 Dimensions: 18x15 inches.   Small Bag: $20 Dimensions: 8x5x5 inches....

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Mother’s Day

This Mother's Day, you can give sight to a mom in Togo, Africa.    Meet Api. She is a 21 year old mother. She had a cataract in her left eye, so she came to our Sight.org mobile eye clinic for help.      She was able to get eye surgery through our free...

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Connection Between Farming and Eye Surgeries

Farming. Eye surgeries. What is the connection between the two? We get this question a lot at Sight.org. I got to see the connection first hand when I was in Togo a few weeks ago. Two members of our Sight.org team, Ishaka and Florent, are currently going through...

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Hungry for Jesus

I get to go to Togo once a year. Last year, I went during surgery week. It was overwhelming to see people’s lives being changed in a fifteen-minute surgery. I had so many stories and photos when I came back because our eye surgeries make such a huge impact. This year,...

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Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women's Day from Sight.org. Every month, women in Togo, Africa are being freed from the bondage of visual impairment. They are free again to work, go to school, farm, sell, be a mom or grandma. Their smiles say it...

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Beloved New Region

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...

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