Below is the testimonial from the team leader, Dan Borth. Here is a link
to their video:
From: Dan Borth [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:38 PM
To: Holland Kendall
Cc: Samantha Pearl; Cari McLain
Subject: Re: Return of kit.
Our trip was an incredible blessing in many ways. We spent 4 clinic days in Bayou La Batre, AL, an area still economically repressed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Our local partners were from the First Baptist Church of Bayou La Batre; and together we hoped to see at least 100 patients throughout the week. What happened felt miraculous - we were welcomed by a local middle school to setup shop, and 500 guests came. When the school's principal saw the great response, they also gave us access to a gym, and we hosted guests with water, conversations and games and crafts for kids while they waited in line. All told, we fitted over 340 pairs of glasses (not counting readers, folks with fine vision, difficult cases beyond our skill and some who couldn't wait as long as necessary to be seen)! Even for those who didn't need our service, the presence of this clinic in that community meant a lot. My favorite story was that of a young mother of two, whose 9 year old daughter went from 20/100 OS and 20/50 OD to 20/30 in both eyes ... school won't ever be the same for her! The people of that are were gracious to us, and grateful, too.
God bless you for your ministry. Because of your obedience to God, 387 people in Honduras are now able to see better. Again thank you and God bless you.
Saying THANK YOU is appropriate, but I'm feeling so much more than gratitude. I'm amazed at God's plan and his people. I am humbled that all of your work equipped us to help all of those people. The experience has led many of my team to worship God for his goodness, mercy and sovereign plan. You always sign your emails "Your brother in Christ," and I could not think of a better way to describe your role in all of this. Thank you, brother.
Ridgecrest Baptist Church, St. Charles MO
From: Dan Borth [xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 11:06 AM
To: Holland Kendall
Subject: Re: Status of kit.
We had a very humbling experience. Our location in southern Alabama is one still affected by
Hurricane Katrina, and combined with some decline in the local fishing industry, the people there
are relatively impoverished. We have partners at a Baptist church in Bayou La Batre, AL - they
believed the clinic would be well received by the community, but we had no idea ... The area
Middle School allowed us to set up shop in their library. By the end of our second day, 200
people had come by and most had waited in the hallway for their turn, so the school opened their
gymnasium as well so that folks could sit in an air conditioned space and kids could play. Many
from our team took advantage of this opportunity to meet, evangelize and pray with our guests.
All told, 500 people came to the clinic over 4 days. We fitted 368 pairs of glasses, not counting