Click the below picture to read their story on the right side.
Bud Pennington (R.I.P.) Kathy Fraley
Edith Briscoe Jim Magruder
Here is Bud Pennington's story:
Bud died Monday 8/15/2011. He is no longer in pain.
Bud retired early due to health problems. He has had heart attacks and strokes. He is also now suffering with a serious eye condition called Keratoconus.
Bud wears contact lens to be able to see well enough to measure eyeglasses. His condition is getting worse so he has to constantly change his contact lens. In addition to the contact lens, he wears +6.00 readers to see clearly up close to use the instrument you see to the right.
Bud loves the Lord and he loves to measure eyeglasses. He knows that he is participating in an important ministry and he realizes that due to his health he could not likely participate in any other way. An interesting side affect of this work is his health is improving.
Bud has measured thousands of eyeglasses. He is very accurate, dedicated and fast. If you receive glasses from him, they will show By BP on the label. You can be confident that they are measured properly.
Here is Kathy Fraley's story:
"After retiring from work at a bank at a relatively early age, I took care of family matters. My son was still in high school and I provided day care for my grandson. When my husband retired seven years ago, we were "empty nesters" and were looking for ways to become involved in our community. Members of Fern Creek Baptist Church, like Holland, are passionate about their ministries and have allowed us the outlets to serve the Lord and our community. Measuring eyeglasses allows me to participate in a small way in the global efforts to spread The Good News. To think that my entries into the glasses inventories may help someone in another country better provide for themselves and read the Bible is very rewarding.
You can see that Kathy loves the Lord also. She has measured thousands of eyeglasses. She is very accurate, dedicated and also quick. If you receive glasses from her, they will show By KF on the label. You can be confident that they are measured properly.
Here is Edith Briscoe's story:
Edith measures glasses for hours each week because she "enjoys doing it". She knows that it helps people and just wants to do that. She still works a regular job each week but measures glasses in her spare time.
Edith is very accurate, and dedicated. If you receive glasses from her, they will show By EB on the label. You can be confident that they are measured properly.
Here is Jim Magruder's story:
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Jim is very accurate, and dedicated. If you receive glasses from him, they will show By JM on the label. You can be confident that they are measured properly.