During the Pandemic Streams of Mercy are still being allowed to operate in the community.¬† They have been using an integrated approach offering various clinics dealing with¬†family hygiene, nutrition, domestic violence¬†¬†and the Gospel¬† as well as visual problems, which are very common and often go untreated.¬†¬†People were given an eye test The optician can then find the right spectacles for the person from the many that were donated.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
Today was a special day for these children who have been suffering from bad eyesight¬† from childhood, this young boy was very excited he told me that now that we have given him specs he is to study get his degree get employed and his money will be used for helping those with eye problems.¬† Other children have problems needing other treatments which Pastor Jimmy hopes to be able to arrange. The need is very great.¬† ¬†Pastor Jimmy writes;¬†¬† ¬†thank you for the spectacles they are giving us an opportunity to preach the gospel.¬† So far we have reached 2000 people who have got the spectacles, 40 eye operations, 1200 eye treatments, it is great to see how many people with eye problems are flocking to the office. We already have partnership with Masafu hospital eye department .As long us we have allowance for them we are free to move with them wherever. The challenge we now have out of all this people we have over 1000 people with cataracts and they need operation where our opticians here cant do. The government is also appealing to us for help in this. I am trying to apply to other international organisation who can send volunteer opticians to come and do operations.