Peru #2, 2019
Here is a testimonial from the team leader:
From: Vince Smith <xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2019 6:27 PM
To: Holland Kendall
Subject: Report from mission trip by Operación San Andrés
Our organization Operación San Andrés (OSA) just completed another mission trip to Collique,
located in a region of poverty on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. 2019 marks the 16th year that our
organization has returned to this same community to assist with medical, dental, and eye care
as well as construction projects and Vacation Bible School. This was about our 12th year to use
the Kendall Optometry Ministry software for glasses inventory and distribution. We have about
3400 pairs of prescription glasses that are stored at the mission site where there is a year-round
ministry to children and families. This year, we distributed about 83 pairs of prescription
glasses, over 380 pairs of reading glasses and about 140 pairs of sunglasses.
I have attached several pictures. One shows the mission team in front of the Luz de Esperanza
Church established by OSA in Collique over 5 years ago. The other photos are mostly of
children who received glasses in the eye clinic. The third photo (4006) is interesting. This
little girl’s right eye was quite good, but she needed significant correction for the left eye. We
found some really cute children’s glasses that fit her well. If you look closely, you will notice
that we removed the right lens.
Thanks again for the work you do to support eye care mission teams around the world.