From Laura Carter / IHN Eyeglass Ministry:
Everyone I know in the USA that needs readers, has at least half a dozen pairs placed strategically around them. In Uganda, people will walk miles and wait all day in hopes of receiving a pair of readers or glasses so they can read their Bible or see to do craft projects.
The thing that always gets me most is when I am struggling to find a match for a young person who really needs glasses. Every time I am at a loss and I pray “Lord you knew this child would be here today for glasses. Please help me find them a match.” The next pair I try is exactly what they need! My heart melts when they say, “I can see!!!” When I tell them that “JESUS sent me here to give these to you today.” You can just see the HOPE in their eyes.
The Lord continues to open doors for IN HIS NAME to reach the lost through the eyeglass ministry. This past year, the Lord reopened a door that I walked through several years ago for Honduras. A man from Louisville named, Dick Clark, has spent the last 15 years or so working with the Ugandan people to make eyeglasses available in remote villages. I contacted him after the January 2021 trip to see how he did ministry and to see if I could duplicate it. He gave me so much info I couldn’t write it down fast enough. I called Cheryl after our discussion and said, “You won’t believe how God is opening doors for the eyeglasses ministry.” Of course, she said, “Oh, yes I will!” We walked through those wide-open doors and worked with a few of Dick’s contacts in Kiwoko and Jinga and saw the Lord do what ONLY HE CAN DO.
We serve an AMAZING GOD and it is my honor to be used by Him to serve the people of Uganda.