International Ministries

Once I was Blind, But Now..

January 2, 2012 Journal
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Dear Loved Ones,

Thank you first and foremost for your gracious support that has kept our ministries functioning and improving countless lives across Haiti. We never take for granted the sacrifices you and your families make to help the destitute of Haiti.

On behalf of all our past and future patients, on behalf of our staff and of our own family, we come humbly again to say THANK YOU and to wish you a blessed New Year 2012. It is our fervent prayer that God of love will grant you peace and all His rich blessings.

The year that has just ended has been a blessed year for the eye clinic. God has been good in keeping all of us in good physical condition. He has watched after the many patients who have trusted our clinic for their eye care.

In 2011 we saw 5610 patients. We performed 181 operations: cataract surgeries or life changing surgeries, reparation of cornea, and other corrective vision operations. We serviced many other needs including checkups and treatment for glaucoma patients. We are deeply involved in the eye glasses that help people see well or read well. 

We have come to learn that behind each pair of glasses that we give out or behind each eye surgery we perform here, there is a story.  A beautiful story of someone being able again to see well, to be able to care for his family again, or to work and read his Bible again.  There is always a story of somebody being able to go to school again. 

We organized two Glaucoma screening days and saw 221 patients in those two days; two free eye glass days where we consulted 343 patients in the city of Cap Haitien and shared 184 pairs of glasses.  On free eye glass day in the city of Fort-Liberte where we checked on 201 patients and 196 pairs of glasses were given out. 

We bought a new diesel generator which has been a big relief when operating on patients.  And the new vehicle has freed us from worrying about transportation.  We can go now where patients need us the most.

We also received student nurses from the city of Gonaives for their internship at the eye clinic.  Thus their choice of our clinic has made us a teaching clininc in the northern part of Haiti.  Those students were a big addition to our staff as they all mingled well in their learning/teaching experience. 

We would not be able to do these kinds of ministries without your prayers and your support of all kinds.  Thank you for sustaining our ministries in Haiti. 

Yours at the eye clinic in Haiti,

Nzunga Mabudiga & Kihomi Ngwemi
 

Dear Friends in Christ,

The eye clinic has been a bright spot in northern Haiti for some time.  During my recent visit there we were able to see it in action.  We just happened to be there when they were having a two day eyeglasses give away.  The journal that follows this one will report on our findings of the wonderful work they are doing there.

Dennis Shewell

Nzunga and Kihomi MPT Convener

deshewell@gmail.com