When you donate to Sight.org, you give so much more than eye surgeries.
You can see evidence of that in the village of Adjahon.
Adjahon is a village full of people who know the name Jesus. Many of them go to a church. Several people in this village have received eye surgeries from Sight.org and can now see. But God is doing bigger and greater things than our human hands can do.
A few months ago, we went into this village and started a small house church. We gave them an audio Bible and asked the “Person of Peace” to sit with other villagers and listen to God’s Word. Now, God is doing miracles.
We prayed over a woman with epilepsy, and God transformed her life from the inside. She is now overwhelmed by God’s grace.
She can’t pray without weeping.
We prayed over a woman who had not had a full night’s sleep in eleven years, and now God has granted her peaceful sleep.
We prayed over a woman who had not seen her son in five years, and he has now returned.
God is working in this village. They have all been to church, but they have never experienced God in such personal ways.
God used the eye surgeries to build a relationship with these people, and now the whole village is seeing God move in miraculous ways.
We always think that we know what we are doing. We think that we have the tools to fix people’s lives. But God always blows us away. He does so much more than our hands can do. We are his hands and feet, but he is the God of the universe.
All of this started with you. Without you, this ministry would not be possible. God is using you to do miraculous things in the country of Togo, Africa. THANK YOU.
This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for you and for God’s gracious work.
Our team started a new trip into the villages to do a new round of eye surgeries. It is normally a 6 hour drive but it turned into a 10 hour drive due to cow crossings, dirt roads, and other African adventures. They ended the day with a beautiful sunset and a beautiful village welcoming them.
First day of patient screening:
-432 eyes examined
-Booked 23 sight saving surgeries
-Found four patients between ages 17 to 30 with advancing glaucoma that would have stolen their sight completely within a year.
-Removed one organic substance from a cornea that would have penetrated cornea if left untreated.
-Prepped our patient post operative tents
-Helped the hospital mosquito proof their hospital windows.
Second day of screening:
-358 eyes examined
-Booked 58 surgeries
-Found 2 child cataracts
-Saved 5 patients from sight threatening glaucoma.
Great first two days!
The first day of eye surgeries was a success! We are also thankful to hear that the new Department of Public Safety in togo is willing to stock the hospital pharmacy with glaucoma medication after Laurie gives him the outreach report from this round of surgeries. Our team is helping the government of Togo simply by showing up and identifying an issue. There is no eye care provider in this region, so the government didn’t even know there was an issue until we arrived. Praise the Lord for his provision!
Our team provides free eye surgeries, but sometimes the patients are so thankful, they give gifts like this…
One of our patients was a farmer named Madam Lokou Padahou. She has been blind for a year and had never gotten to see her grandson. Our team did surgery on both of her eyes and she said,
“I can finally see my grandson, eight months after he was born. And I’m gonna be able to regain my fields.”
At the end of the week, our team had provided 36 eye surgeries. They are now back at the farm preparing for our missionaries, Wayne and Elaine Riley, to arrive next month.
Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel from our whole team! We know that Jesus came as a baby to this world to help the helpless, to love the forgotten, and to save us all from our sins. We are thankful that we get to be a small part of that this Christmas as we impact the blind, the unreached, and the malnourished in Togo, Africa.