Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Seeing and Believing

Eye vision clinics provide a unique opportunity to serve the needs of people on both a physical level and a spiritual level.

Our first eye vision clinic in India was held in the city of Siliguri, West Bengal.  Sixty people came to have their eyes checked.  Eye glasses were given to the 46 people who needed them.  A few had serious cataracts and sadly could not be helped with eye glasses.

Each person was prayed for, and many requested prayer for a list of serious illnesses.  All asked in faith believing. 

One of the most touching stories of the day was a young Bengali woman who had invited her mother and grandmother to the eye clinic. While they are Hindu worshippers, she was very happy that they agreed to come to a Christian church to have their eyes checked.  In the Bengali culture women are not considered worthy or valuable enough to spend money on, so they often go without education and basic medical care.   

It was a joy to welcome these women, along with several of their neighbors, and see them receive eye glasses for the first time in their lives.

We are expecting to hear many answers to prayer, and are excited for the next eye vision clinic.

The journey continues.  Pat and Gary

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