Measuring a lady's eyes.
Measuring eyes and fitting glasses.
Dominican Republic #3, 2018
Here are two testimonials from the team leader:
From: Jessica Pugh [xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:49 AM
To: Holland Kendall <HollandKendall@kendalloptoministry.org>
Subject: Re: Status of kit.
This is from Janet Folden:
This is the second time I've had the opportunity to use the eye glass system God provided through Holland Kendall. The first was in Doma Valley in Zimbabwe Africa 3 years ago and then again most recently in the Dominican Republic. I first went without any expectations of what this mission would provide. Until you put that first pair of eye glasses on a young child, who has most likely never seen well since birth, or placed a pair on an older person who hasn't been able to see for years or perhaps most of their life, it is a life changing experience! It not only brings great joy to the receiver but also to the one who physically gets to place the glasses on their face and witness the smiles and pure joy in their eyes. It's a feeling I will never tire of. This is made possible through many, starting with those who donate the glasses, those who collect/clean/fix/and tag them, the facilitators who plan the trip, the ones who say yes to go and work the clinic, and most of all to Holland Kendall who has given his time, talent and countless hours developing this system. He is nothing short of a genious, and he doesn't stop there. When we get to the mission and encounter human error or Satan's attack, he helps us tackle those setbacks from the States! God hand is truly all over this mission and His people have been blessed beyond measure because of it.
From Jessica Pugh:
After taking a 14 year hiatus from mission trips to have a family, this system made easing back into it so simple. I am amazed at how optically sound the matches were. We were easily able to help as many patients with the small team of 5-7 workers on this trip (myself being the only one with an eye background) as several of the missions I have participated in the past with 4-5 times that many workers (most of which had eye training)! This system is easy to set up and take down, and very portable. The matches were spot on and reduced the amount of time needed per patient. Holland was even able to repair our corrupt inventory file in the Dominican Republic remotely from home (in the middle of a Monday!) God is working miracles through this labor of love that Holland has designed. What a powerful tool he has shared to spread God's love throughout the world to even more people. I am so grateful that Holland answered His call. Looking forward to many more opportunities like last week!