God has re-opened the door for Vision Outreach International to return to do surgical work on the continent of Africa September 2019. For security reasons, we have omitted the country name.
A local Christian ministry has been facilitating medical mission teams to this African country since 2007. In 2009, they were able to incorporate a vision care team that included individuals trained to do eye exams for single vision eyeglasses using a refractor lens exam. Through this work, they became aware of the high incidence of cataracts among this population. They reach out to Vision Outreach International (VOI) in 2017 and we joined them in their first surgical eye mission. As a result, we performed 53 sight-restoring surgeries in 2017 and saw approximately 60 individuals make decisions for Christ. In 2018 we performed 91 surgeries and had 45 give their heart to Christ.
VOI will be taking approximately 14 individuals to accomplish this surgical work in 2019. We cannot do it alone! We are looking for people and organizations to partner with us in prayer and financial support.
Because of the expensive flight cost, the need to hire armed guards, and the need for generators and extra equipment, our team cost is approximately $65,000. In order to meet this obligation, we need your prayers and consideration.
The people are so gracious and are in desperate need of both physical and spiritual vision. The stories of changed lives are amazing.
Thank you! Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!