GREAT FAITH VISION
Transforming Lives Through the Gift of Sight
It is surprising how quickly an event like our mission to Liberia can come and go after months of preparation.
We are happy to report that all of our objectives were accomplished and more!
The main objectives for the trip were to train approximately 20 locals to do eye screenings, screen approximately 150 children and conduct comprehensive eye exams for patients with complex eye conditions.
The numbers below tell part of the story…
265 children were screened... surpassing our target of 150.
For the most part the childrens’ eyes were healthy, however, many had issues of burning eyes which is unusual for children.
The locations where we held the eye clinics were very dusty so the irritations are attributed to dust landing on the surface of the eye.
We dispensed artificial tears which are helpful to flush the eye surface. We’re not sure there is an easy solution to the dust problem, especially in the dry season.
Day 1: Ganta
Day 1 in Ganta was a challenge as the patient population was primarily those with cataracts and serious eye conditions that required surgeries which were beyond the scope of our clinics. After learning about the situation the leader of the eye program in Liberia decided to focus their February outreach on that county and provide free cataract surgeries for our patients. Answered prayer.
We had hoped to screen up to 450 patients during this trip and were able to significantly exceed this target with the participation of the locals we trained.
We ended up screening and examining 603 patients. PTL.
We referred 120 patients, most of whom will be recipients of the free cataract surgeries by the Ministry of Health at their upcoming outreach in February.
223 eyeglasses were prescribed and will be dispensed.
There is so much more to share. Keep an eye out for photos and videos as we plan to post more on our website once we receive the raw footage.
We will be providing an extensive report on Sunday, February 26 at Grace Chapel in Havertown, PA at their 10:45 AM service in case you are local and would like to hear and see more about this trip.
Thank you for making this trip possible with your prayers and financial gifts.
Did you know
246 million in the world have moderate or severe visual impairment**
80% of visual impairment is avoidable (readily treatable and/or preventable)**
Restorations of sight is among the most cost-effective interventions in health care
Proverbs 14:31 "Whoever is kind to the needy honors God."
Psalm 67:7 We are blessed to be a blessing to peoples of the earth that they will fear Him.
Matt 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.."
Isaiah 6:8 "And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
**International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
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