Happy with his new glasses.
The team at work.
Little girl loves her glasses.
Measuring a child's eyes.
The love of Christ in action.
Honduras #7, 2014
Here is the testimonial from the team leader:
From: Gary Johnson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Subject: Three packages
We had a great trip to Honduras. A young lady that worked with Rosemary Smith worked with us. She was a life saver.
We tried to clean every item and put back in proper place. We did break one of the white occluders
and replaced with a black one. We mailed the packages Monday morning and UPS said they should arrive there by today.
We were rushed at the end of our trip and failed to look for file that told us of total number of glasses
that we gave out. We had some here that we put in manually. Would you tell me how many we issued. Also please tell me what we should have done better returning the equipment.
Thank you again for your ministry. Everyone that saw it here and there were very impressed.
On previous mission trips to Honduras, some donated eyeglasses and readers were placed on a table and those that needed glasses would try them on until they found something that suited them. In early 2014, a missionary newsletter connected us to Kendall Optometry Ministry. The website was thorough enough for us to make an appointment for training in June. Other team members came along side and attended training in July. None of us had any optical experience. We purchased 2000 pair of used eyeglasses and practiced the computer programs for several days. By the time our team left for Honduras, we felt we were prepared through training and prayer. Our five person team traveled to two villages over rocky roads in five days. One village had not seen ‘gringos’ in nine years. The results were amazing, 369 people received prescription glasses and 332 people received readers!! Smiles, hugs and laughter could be heard from the eyeglasses clinic. After the first day, the team would smile and cry as we would see elderly gentleman, young ladies, and children wearing their glasses and waving as we drove out. The autorefractor and computer programs were very user friendly and made it possible to provide the eyeglasses. To God Be the Glory!